Sydney Social Media Day – it’s a day for islands

Posted on: June 29th, 2010

It’s tough being an island – all alone and conspicuous.  There are many social media islands out there in companies.  These people have been tasked with “getting some social media going”; they’re doing what no employee has done before; and what’s more, it doesn’t even look like real work.

If you feel like a social media island at your work the good news is that tomorrow is your day because Sydney (and the world) is having a Social Media Day. It’s essentially the world’s first unified day that celebrates online communities and a chance for social media champions to get together, share a drink, and tell war stories about fighting the good fight to make the world a better and more connected, social place.

The folks at Mashable came up with the global idea and Australia’s Laurel Papworth, social media strategist, has turned event manager to organise proceedings which will be held at ivy.

In Sydney, visiting BBC journalist and social media expert, Euan Semple, will be sharing his knowledge and expertise around introducing social media tools into large, successful organisation such as Nokia, The World Bank and NATO.

The worldwide event has drawn interest from over 8000 people across 86 countries, with nearly 500 worldwide events taking place tomorrow.  Attendees will use the hash tag #smday on Flickr, YouTube and Twitter.

When: Wednesday, 30 June at 6.30pm

Where: Ivy Ballroom at 320-330 George Street

How: RSVP to MeetUp here / Follow on Twitter / Join Facebook

Posted by Renee Creer

2 Responses

  1. Jo says:

    Sounds great Renee. Looking forward to reading the post on how it went!

  2. Jo! All the way from the Island of Manhattan (our favourite). It was a really great event with a really nice bunch of people. At the end Laurel suggested an open mike session where people could get up and in three minutes share what they’re up to in social media. It was really interesting to hear different views and a great idea for involving everyone.

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