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Written by member of the SMWWDC Editorial Team, Brandon Andrews. You can discover a little more about Brandon here.   You break the monotony of your morning commute by tweeting about Social Media Week DC.  You type the “C’ in the #SMWWDC hashtag and look up  just in time to notice two impeccably dressed men having breakfast. The…

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Calling all professionals working in advertising, marketing, communication, design, or media; all you house bands who love playing music…It is time to submit your audition video or audio recording! You can submit up to two (2) songs. The songs can be cover songs or original songs “DC Band Together” is a competition, event, and an…

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We are thrilled to announce that iStrategyLabs will be once again producing Washington DC’s Social Media Week, joining the ranks of other global tech and digital leaders New York, Hamburg, Miami, Tokyo, Toronto, Milan, Paris, Singapore, Doha, Copenhagen and Lagos. The event will take place February 18-22, 2013, with event submissions beginning on November 7….

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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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Is it time to nix your annual appeal and just send out a tweet? Not necessarily. Geoff Livingston of Razoo Foundation argued that social media can be integrated into a nonprofit organization’s annual giving campaign.  Razoo Foundation convinced Community Foundation of the National Capital Region (CFNCR) and the United Way to organize a game-like fundraising…

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Yiming Roberts said she had hoped to hear more about the “backstory” and a “nuts and bolts” account at “Who was behind Internet Blackout Day?” – the panel held at Buffalo Billiards on Thursday, February 16. Roberts is a DC climate change activist who lobbied her Senator on SOPA/PIPA. Roberts wanted to learn what lessons could…

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A few floors beneath an original, sepia and yellow copy of the U.S. Constitution, panelists from the left and right wings of the political spectrum, an advocate of government transparency and an IT journalist discussed the potential and the limits of federal government in utilizing social media to engage a citizenry with increasing access to…

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What happens when you invite smart people to brainstorm on how to jumpstart a startup? Ideas happen. That was the idea behind the Startup Telepresence Roundtable organized by DJ Saul, Vice President of New Ventures for iStrategyLabs. The event was held at the AT&T Innovation Center. The startups were in four cities – New York, San Francisco,…

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