Food trucks, live music, social media and beer. Must be Monday. If you can hashtag it, it counts as work for the technically connected.
Pine Tree State twitterati unite tonight in Falmouth for the fifth annual Social Media Day Maine.
Organized by Mashable, the worldwide tweetup with burgers, mini donuts and a shuttle from the Old Port, is the hottest ticket for a holiday week.
The event discusses the evolution of social media in 2014. See this nifty vid for pointers. It’s true, you never forget your first social network, but now the average 18 to 44 year old checks five every week. We are all playing the field.
What are Maine’s social adepts favoriting now?
Co-organizer Jennifer MacDonald of TideSmart Global says Maine’s social media landscape has gone from not to hot in a few years.
“When I moved from Portland to Seattle in 2009 there really wasn’t a social media scene here in Maine, and then moving to a large city I realized just how prevalent social media is in other parts of the country.”
When she skipped town for the Pacific Northwest friending was not boardroom banter. “Today, social media is no longer seen as a waste of time by Maine businesses, as it was five years ago, and it is now recognized as a marketing strategy that is necessary to succeed.”
Besides gaining new knowledge about social media best practices, the event provides “opportunity for professional networking in a more social environment.”
That means ping pong, pingbacks and ice cream sandwiches for all.
Follow #SMDayME if you didn’t snag a ticket.