Seriously — if you have a Social Fresh event in your area, find a way to get there. Buy a ticket (they tweet/FB discount codes often and issue some in the newsletters), volunteer or see if your boss will pay your way.
(maybe don’t show him/her that picture, if you want him/her to take you seriously)
As you saw from the ridiculous amount of tweets in the #socialfresh stream, some of the biggest brains in social media and marketing spent two days on topics like:
- How Social Media and Facebook Fit Into Marketing Your Business
- Facebook Page Building: Tabs and Add-ons
- Bottom Line Social from Real Networks
- Revolutionizing Corporate Communication
- Community Management From The Front-lines
- Incorporating Location Based Services into Content Strategy
The best thing I can say about Social Fresh is that in the two years I’ve attended the conference, I’ve come home frustrated. Chomping at the bit. Dying to dig into the lessons learned.
And that happened again this year.
(BTW, the second best thing I can say is that you will make incredible connections, find new friends from all industries and learn how to be wicked freaking awesome.)
I’ll be breaking down some of the more dense topics in individual posts, because they each deserve full explanations. For now, I want to direct you to some of the amazing resources from the event that are now available online:
- A Social Media Conference by the Numbers (Social Fresh/Jason Keath)
- Email Marketing Strategy (Blue Sky Factory/Christopher Penn)
- Slideshare Presentations (Day 1 and Beyond)
- Day 1 Video
- Mind Map for Community Building (Flickr/Blue Sky Factory)
- Facebook Advertising Guide (Shoemoney)
- Facebook Analytics: How to Measure 600 Million People (Blue Sky Factory/Christopher Penn)
- Social Fresh Live (twitter stream)
- Social Media Assessment Checklist (Ant’s Eye View)
- Sharing Content on Facebook (HubSpot/Ellie Mirman)
- 20 Tips to Get Your Content Seen on Facebook (HubSpot/Ellie Mirman)
- Inbound Marketing Lessons From the Hotel Industry (HubSpot/Ellie Mirman)
- Paula Berg’s Keynote Address
- The Evolution of Tagging (video)
- Insights (Mcloughin blog)
- ??? If there’s a link I missed, please let me know in the comments and I’ll add it
Honestly? The best thing you can do is to subscribe to Social Fresh’s RSS feed and get their updates in your reader. They rock.
And also, sign up for http://www.socialfreshacademy.com/ information. The website is promising to be an online version of the Social Fresh events, for people who can’t attend in person. You’ll need to wait for an invite and more info, but you can put your email address in now.
Much more to come, and I’m sorry to be such a tease — I hope the links above help you get started while I try and digest all of the information and pass it on to you!