Social Media Club Vancouver

Social Media Club Vancouver

March 17, 2011 15:07 ET

The Social Media Club Vancouver Discusses Social Media in Vancouver and Historically, March 28th: How Has Being Social Savvy for Thousands of Years Effected Our Today?

Kemp Edmonds to Lead Discussion on The History of Social Media

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2011) -

With all happening in the present the Vancouver Social Media Club will collect donations for the Canadian Red Cross as we assemble to look at the past of Social Media. 

Today's decisions are a direct result of our History. But how does this relate to the new and changing industry of Social Media? On Monday, March 28th from 6-9pm at the Ceilis Irish Pub, 670 Smithe St. The Vancouver Social Media Club, with a mandate to share and educate, opens this question up to our local technology leaders. On behalf of our club, VP Social Media Club Vancouver Kemp Edmonds will provide the context for the discussion. Our Spring kickoff event starts with a historical look at Social Media Club's creation one year ago and the rise of social strategy going back two thousand years. Referenced with facts from the book "Histories of Social Media" by Global Brand Strategist Jonathan Salem Baskin.

Jonathan states: "I wrote "Histories of Social Media" to ask questions instead of give answers. There are enough really smart and genuinely inspired people already looking for proof of how social media will change the way we work, live, and perhaps even think in the future. I thought it would be helpful to explore how they have influenced our world in the past and, by doing so, suggest different ways of looking at what we're doing now. My basic thesis is that social behaviors are constants that are influenced by technology, and that understanding the former will help us better utilize the latter." 

Jonathan, our virtual pen pal, will set the tone for discussions with questions directed to our local Vancouver community and we will post the answers on the blog after the event. 

About Kemp Edmonds: Kemp is an instructor at BCIT and consultant for organizations and individuals about using the web for more cohesive and authentic communications and marketing. Kemp provides value and insight to improve customer relationships and adds a specialty in legal consulting on labour and legal issues around Blogs, Facebook, etc.

About Jonathan Salem Baskin: Jonathan Salem Baskin is a writer and brand strategist. Books include Branding Only Works on Cattle (2008), Bright Lights & Dim Bulbs (2009). And Histories of Social Media, published by SNCR Press. An award-winning blog, Dim Bulb, earned a status as one of Technorati's top bloggers of 2009. Jonathan is also a columnist on brands and technology for InformationWeek; and has a bi-weekly column on leadership for Advertising Age. 

About Social Media Club Vancouver:

Launched in January 2010, Social Media Club Vancouver (SMCYVR) is a chapter of Social Media Club, a worldwide trade organization founded by Chris Heuer and kristie Wells in 2006. Social Media Club is open to all and we welcome volunteers to help with our organization and events. For more information, visit,, or follow us on Twitter at @SMCYVR.

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