Wesley Faulkner to Speak on Social Media and Events: An Evolution
I'm excited to announce the Houston NetSquared's May speaker, Wesley Faulkner!
Wesley Faulkner will be coming in from Austin, Texas to talk about using events and social media to build awareness, fundraise and grow your community online and offline.
About Wesley Faulkner
Wesley's experience spans multiple facets of the technology industry, from manufacturing to product development. His passion for technology was fostered through over thirteen years of experience in technical and customer service support, field engineering, and digital media entertainment development.
Recently, Wesley has become a rising player in the social media scene; he has been a featured guest on several web media outlets such as CNET and ManiaTV. As part of the Social Media Counsel, and then as an Social Media Evangelist he assisted in the development of AMD's social media strategy and helped discover new business partnerships.
Wesley is on the board of Apprentice Marketing, an organization that provides small business' with mentorship in online marketing and social media and helps college graduates enter the workforce ready to make a difference.
Here's a Preview of the Presentation "Social Media and Events: An Evolution"
**In Wesley's own words:
Live events have gone through several changes over the years. The level of social media integration can vary on need. Below I have defined three different types of events and how they use social. I will walk you through each one and explain the ins and outs.
Finding a way to integrate social media into events that have been around for a while might seem like a daunting task. There are some easy and clever ways to add social without a lot of work.
Susan G. Komen race for the cure
Fight for Air Climb
Social Media Based Events:
Not long after tools like Facebook and Twitter became popular, social media inspired events sprung to life. Instead of a formal organization creating and managing every aspect of an event, these usually take on a more decentralized approach.