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How To Organize A Social Media Day Meetup


Mashable‘s third annual Social Media Day is on Saturday, June 30, 2012!

Social Media is quickly changing our world by bringing people closer together. So, in true Mashable style, we celebrate it!

In previous years, we have had incredible Social Media Day Meetups created by event organizers around the globe. To keep that tradition alive, we invite you to once again bring your fellow social media enthusiasts together in person by hosting a Social Media Day Meetup in your area.

Like any event, Social Media Day Meetups require planning. If this is your first time organizing one, here’s a couple of tips to get you started. If you have organized one in the past, here’s a refresher course!


Step by Step


Because we use the Meetup Everywhere platform, there is already a Social Media Day event set up for the over 1,500+ Mashable Meetup Everywhere communities.

Here’s how to find and edit your local Meetup:

  • 1. Visit Mashable’s Social Media Day 2012 Meetup Everywhere page.
  • 2. Find the Meetup community nearest you and click on the city name to find the Social Media Day event page.
  • 3. To be the sole organizer, give a date, time, venue and short description of the Meetup.
  • 4. To be a co-organizer, leave other fields blank to allow another Meetup community member to fill them in, which will make him or her your co-organizer.
  • 5. Check the meetup page frequently to answer questions and start conversations on the comment boards.


Find a Meetup Community Near You


Browse through this list to find a Meetup near you! If you can’t find your city, it may be up to you to create the event!


Get The Word Out


Make sure your community knows about your Mashable Social Media Day Meetup!

Here are a few ideas to get you started promoting:

  • 1. Create a Twitter account and Facebook page for your event
  • 2. Find something that makes your event special, and let your local media know about it.
  • 3. Alert local organizations that have similar interests about the event.
  • 4. Encourage attendees to share the details, both online and by word of mouth!

Gather Organizer Tools


Our Social Media Day website is a one-stop-shop for everything you may need to plan your Social Media Day event.

On it, you will find Social Media Day logos, tweets, photos and videos from events around the globe, and helpful videos such as this one:


Connect with Fellow Organizers


The Mashable Meetup Organizers Facebook group is an incredible community of 250+ organizers who plan Mashable Meetups of their own.

They’re a friendly, active bunch who are always willing to extend a helping hand to people treading the waters for the first time.

Mashable Meetup Organizers Image


Inspiration


To get an idea of what a great Mashable Meetup is like, check out the photos below.

Good luck planning your Social Media Day 2012 Meetup. We can’t wait to see what you’re able to put together!

Photos:


Cincinnati





An awesome Social Media Day cake was made for #SMDay Cincinnati, the winners of our Most Social City contest. Photo by Christiaan Todd Photography.

Click here to view this gallery.


Social Media Day 2012 Is Presented By Motorola Mobility



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