Social Media Week Chicago Announces Advisory Board With Google, Groupon, and Others
Social Media Week is a leading news platform and worldwide conference that curates and shares the best ideas and insights into social media and technology's impact on business, society, and culture.
This illustrious group of business leaders will provide a welcome contribution to the development of SMW Chicago. Coming from such diverse organizations as Google, Dell, Boeing, Unilever, Chicago Magazine, Groupon, Hyatt and the Chicago Mayor’s Office, these advisors cover a wide range of industries and focuses and will help ensure that the SMW Chicago program is top notch.
As members of the Social Media Week Chicago Advisory Board, these individuals will play a pivotal role in shaping the events that take place throughout the week. Advisory Board members will collectively promote Social Media Week Chicago and work with session organizers and sponsors, volunteers, and hosts to plan, manage, and execute a variety of events.
Geoff Alexander – Vice President & Managing Partner, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises Todd Blecher – Communications Director, Boeing Blagica Bottigliero – Director of Social Media, Motorola Mobility Adam Brown – Executive Director, Social Media, Dell Christine Cea – Brand PR Director, Unilever Maegan Carberry – Political Analyst Tom Collinger – Associate Dean of the Medill School, Northwestern University Billy Dec – CEO/Founder, Rockit Ranch Productions Rich Gamble – Publisher & General Manager, Chicago Magazine Emigdio Gamboa – Vice President, Chicago Fire Soccer Club Kevin Hauswirth – Social Media Director, Office of the Mayor at City of Chicago Maria Katris – Executive Director, Built in Chicago Jennifer Kedinger – Social Media Marketing Manager, Hyatt Regency Chicago Jim Lecinski – Managing Director, US Sales & Service. Google, Inc. Kelly Leonard – Executive Vice President, Second City Venetta Linas Paris – Social Media Specialist, Aon Lauren McCadney, Director of Social Media,CDW Stephanie Crase Moritz – Senior Director, Public Relations, ConAgra Foods Harvey Morris – Director, Digital Marketing & Social Media, Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau Sarah Personette – Director, Global Agency Relations, Facebook Pamela Robertson – Director of Marketing, Experian Marketing Services Daliah Saper – Intellectual Property & Business Attorney, Adjunct Prof., Loyola University Chicago College of Law Jan Slater – Interim Dean of the College of Media, University of Illinois Kristen Smith – Executive Director, Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Matt Spiegel – Managing Partner, Annalect Ventures Jaime Vasquez – Vice President, Consumer Marketing, Cricket Communications John Wallis – Chief Marketing Officer, Hyatt Corporation Brad Williams – Vice President, Global Communications, Groupon Melissa Givagnoli-Wilson – Founder/President, Networlding
“We’re energized by the wonderful response Social Media Week is receiving in Chicago,” said Paul Rand, President & CEO of Zocalo Group. “The addition of our esteemed Advisory Board is evidence of both the importance of social media to the city and of the commitment each board member personally has to advancing the practical and business applications of social media and word of mouth marketing.”
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About Zocalo Group
Zocalo Group is a full-service word-of-mouth and social media marketing agency, helping leading consumer and business to business brands become the most talked about and recommended in their category. Based inChicago, Zocalo Group has received numerous industry awards for brand programs and measurement initiatives. Zocalo Group is a unit of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC – News) and Ketchum. For more information, please visit www.zocalogroup.com.
About the Chicago Tribune
For 164 years, the Chicago Tribune has been a market-leading publication of the Tribune Company. Reaching five million readers each week in print, online and through radio, television and live events, the Tribune is known for its public service journalism and watchdog reporting. In 2010, the Tribune launched Trib Nation, a community outreach and audience engagement program that includes a broad menu of live events such as Chicago Forward: Conversations About the Future, a series of public policy discussions; programs by columnists and other journalists; literary events including Author Talks, Lit Fest, and Literary Awards; and classes and seminars under the banner TribU: Lessons for Life.
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