Social Media Masterminds Marketing Summit
~ SM3 Summit 2019 ~
10/4 and 10/5 in Kinston, NC
SATURDAY - 10/5 @ The Arts Center
TELL YOUR STORY | Algenon Cash
Whether it's personal or for your business, social media is a tool to tell your story. Algenon will challenge you on why your story is important and give you practical tips on how to tell it.
About Algenon: From Winston-Salem, NC, he is the Managing Director, Wharton-Gladden & Operating Partner, Zesto Burgers & Ice Cream. He’s raised over $250,000,000 in capital for business investments and is a sought after thought-leader and speaker in the Triad.
HOW TO GO VIRAL | Ann Marie Taepke
What makes content compelling, shareable, and cuts the clutter in the social media space? Ann Marie will break down viral case studies, including award-winning viral campaigns she has produced, as well as provide actionable tips on how to amp up your own content.
About Ann Marie Taepke: She has been working in social media marketing since its infancy in 2008. She has produced award-winning digital campaigns for national clients like Jeep, Fox Home Entertainment, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, and most notably, the viral campaign for Velcro Companies in 2017. Ann Marie has distilled down a formula on how to create sticky, shareable campaigns which is the subject of her upcoming book. Along with leading digital efforts including social media strategy, content development, and campaign distribution, Ann Marie helped create a 96-hour course on social media strategy currently being taught at Wake Tech Community College. She and her husband live outside of Raleigh with their three children, she is excited to be part of the first SM3 Summit!
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING TO GENERATIONS Y & Z | Chris Suggs
In this fun presentation, Chris will share the differences between millennials, Generation Y, and his generation, Generation Z, and how they use social media. What grabs our attention? Why don’t we use platforms like Facebook as much as we used to?
About Chris: In 2014, at 14-years-old, he started a nonprofit organization operating at the intersections of youth empowerment and community development. Chris has worked with and been featured by major companies and platforms including BET Networks, ABC 2020, Nickelodeon, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Better Make Room campaign, and being a fellow in Facebook’s 2019 Community Leadership Program.
PANEL DISCUSSION | LESSONS FROM THE LOCALS
MALLORY KENNEDY | LENOIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Mallory Kennedy is the Student Recruiter at Lenoir Community College and leads and manages the College’s social media platforms. She assists in designing new marketing ideas and materials to promote the College’s educational opportunities.
ALEXA KAY | DOWN EAST WOOD DUCKS
Alexa is the Director of Marketing for the High A affiliate of the Texas Rangers - the Down East Wood Ducks - based in Kinston. She handles social media, marketing, promotions and is the on-field host and on-camera digital media personality.
SERAPHIM SMITH | PRIDE OF KINSTON
Seraphim cut his teeth in social media by managing social media for the nationally recognized restaurant, Chef & the Farmer. Today he’s putting those skills to work helping revitalize downtown Kinston and supporting the United Way.
FRIDAY NIGHT - 10/4 @ Big Game Brewing
SIX FIGURES IN 12 MONTHS BY GIVING IT ALL AWAY - ASK ME HOW | BJ MURPHY
After our conference attendees check-in during our Friday night social, BJ will share the story of Magic Mile Media and how Neuse News came to be. He will share some of the social media philosophies that have guided his political and business career, including their application to help drive revenue…revenue that supports over 15 families, drives opportunities to local business owners, and contributes to a better community.
About BJ: He is the current president of Magic Mile Media, Inc. and the former mayor of Kinston who served from 2009-2017. During his tenure as mayor, BJ became widely known for his use of social media, especially during Hurricane Irene (2011) and Hurricane Matthew (2016).
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the SM3 Summit?
The 2019 Social Media Masterminds Marketing Summit (SM3 Summit) will feature speakers from all across North Carolina. We'll dive into topics like "How to Go Viral" and "Social Media Marketing to Generations Y & Z". Our goal is that you'll learn practical tips to improve your marketing strategies and network with other like-minded professionals.
Why hold a social media summit?
Social media is vastly changing the landscape of communication for Business to Consumer (B2C) and Business to Business (B2B) companies. We are bringing some of the best speakers on entrepreneurship and social media marketing to discuss these market trends with other small business owners, social media marketers and thought leaders.
How many tickets are available?
We are purposefully limiting this year’s event to only 100 tickets. First come, first serve. Early bird pricing will end on 8/31/2019. Ticket prices go up on 9/1 and 10/1.
Is Friday night's social included with the ticket price?
Where will it be held?
Friday night (10/4) includes a social hour check-in with a speaker, then dinner on your own at some of Kinston's most revered restaurants. The events on Saturday (10/5) will be held at the beautiful Arts Center in historic downtown Kinston.
What's the credibility of the speakers?
Our speakers include social media experts and entrepreneurs who've been associated with or featured on:
Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries
The Holderness Family
Fox Home Entertainment
UNC Rex Healthcare
Who's hosting the event?
Magic Mile Media (MMM) are social media consultants and live stream advocates based in Kinston, NC. Clients include small businesses, local governments and events. MMM began out of a desire to see more small businesses and organizations take advantage of the power of social media. In June 2018, MMM started Neuse News - the practical application of MMM's social media philosophies in a hyper-local news product. Neuse News has grown from 7 to 15 people in a year and now has over 4,100 daily email subscribers focusing on Lenoir, Greene and Jones counties.
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