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On Valentine’s Day, Mary Fletcher of Fletcher Prince (twitter.com/fletcherprince) “shared the love” by hosting a series of Social Media Week DC events at the Thomas Jefferson library in Falls Church, VA. I walked into a crowded room for the second event, Organize Your Social Media: Editorial Calendars. Mary Fletcher stated, “We were very pleased that…

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I had the privilege of attending “Essential Strategies of Social Media Engagement” during DC Social Media week 2012 which was presented by Gina Watkins of Constant Contact. Despite the rainy weather, this session was packed with participants and valuable information to help any business get started using social media.  I did my best to summarize…

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It would be inevitable to have Social Media Week in DC and not have a hosted event to showcase the exciting technologies and social media initiatives in the federal government. The federal government is a major piece of the culture in Washington, DC. The city of DC is full of historical museums, monuments, and federal…

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On Wednesday afternoon of Social Media Week DC, the American University Social Media Club (AU SMC) tackled what has quickly become essential for young professionals: branding and representing yourself online. This one-on-one workshop aimed to help students get their acts together “digitally” and featured four stations for students to get advice and feedback. Greg Saperstein,…

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Here in the United States we’re so used to having the Internet at our fingertips, literally, via smart phones. It never crosses our minds that we’re fortunate enough to be able to access the Web instantly, that we can use it to find jobs, network, keep up with friends, etc. A study conducted by the…

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On Wednesday night, the Sweetlife documentary premiered at the E Street Cinema. The Sweetlife Festival is a live music and food festival that is presented by Sweetgreen, a salad and frozen yogurt company. The documentary is a 35 minute piece produced by Wandering Hat that chronicles the creation of the 2nd annual Sweetlife Festival, which…

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Sapient’s “Forces of Change: Social Media Past, Present & Future” Social Media Week event delved into the evolution of social media so far, how different organizations are using it, and where they think it’s headed. The event brought together four panelists with social media experience in government, non-government and nonprofit organizations. The panelists included Bill…

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Social networking inside the firewall looks a lot like the mainstream thing.  Profiles, status updates, communities, analytics, etc. – these are all a part of an enterprise social network, or a platform used by a company to foster collaboration, innovation and culture change among its employees. On Monday, Deloitte hosted an event “Using Social Tools…

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For most of us the thought of sharing your personal life via the Internet is horrifying but for the panelists of Monday night’s “Sex, Politics and Social Media”, that is certainly not the case. Shana Glickfield, founding partner of Beekeeper Group; Stef Woods, relationship, sex and dating blogger of City Girl Blogs; and James Norton,…

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On Monday night at the Living Social New York Ave. office, a panel of social media moguls revealed their secrets about how they became successful in the social media world amidst the backdrop of Washington, DC. The panel was composed of Shireen Mitchell (@digitalsista), Shana Glickfield (@dcconcierge), Stef Woods (@citygirlblogs), James Norton (@NewAwesomeLife) and Lisa…

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