On October 18, Mediabistro brings you Social Media Marketing Boot Camp, an interactive online event and workshop. The event includes keynote speakers, practical how-to sessions, and strategic assignments to provide a dynamic training on social media. By the end of eight weeks, you will create an integrated strategic plan, using various social media platforms, to build an engaged audience and convert traffic into sales. This year we are also launching an industry track dedicated to entertainment and social TV
Early bird rates are available today. Save $100 when you sign up before they end tomorrow, September 20.
The speakers include:
Michael Bepko, Global Online Community Manager, Whole Foods
Brian Carter, Author, LinkedIn For Business
Keidra Chaney, Digital Content Strategist, The Web Farm
Jennifer Dubrow, Global Social Business Transformation Leader, Inside Sales, IBM
Frank Eliason, Senior Vice President of Social Media, Citibank
Jim Hopkinson, Digital Marketing Strategist + Blogger, The Hopkinson Report
Barbara Pantuso, Director of Product Strategy, Huge
Dr. Jay Parkinson, Pediatrician and Social Entreprenuer
Andrew Patterson, Director of New Media, MLB Advanced Media
Dave Pickett, Social Media Editor, University of Chicago
Amy Porterfield, Author, Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies
Brian Ries, Senior Editor, Social Media, Newsweek & The Daily Beast
Jennifer Rubio, Social Media Marketing Manager, Warby Parker
Steven Tristan Young, Director, Acquisition Marketing and Brand Awareness, Seamless.com
This year, we have developed industry tracks designed to focus on specific needs of three industries: restaurants, higher education, and entertainment + social TV. Led by an expert, each break-out group allows your to pose specific questions, connect with others, and engage in productive conversation.
If you want to build your brand or generate revenue for your business, make sure you check out Mediabistro’s Social Media Marketing Boot Camp online conference and workshop, starting tomorrow, Thursday, June 7. You’ll learn how to launch a social media marketing campaign and measure its results.
Over eight weeks, you’ll hear from leading social media innovators and put a complete social media marketing strategy into place across Facebook, Twitter, and other popular social media platforms. Your social media strategy will include content management, brand building, and data analysis. Read more
Last week, Serbian hooligans forced the cancellation of a soccer match between their countrymates and Italy. Seventeen people were detained by authorities. Serbian president Boris Tadicblamed organized crime and anti-gay groups for giving orders.
“Not for a moment should we forget that organized crime uses extremist fan groups to destabilize the state, which sends mafia bosses into prison. In this fight, Serbia will prevail,” he said.
“Earlier in the day, ultra-nationalist Serbs had fought with Italian police in the streets and attacked their own team bus, yet the same group was able to enter the stadium with unconfiscated knives, clubs, and explosives,” he writes.
Sounds like a recipe for disaster.
Phillips’ take revolves around the resurgence of the historical ties between right-wing radicals and soccer hooliganism. (He smartly points to Bill Buford‘s seminal and awesome book, Among The Thugs, as the best guide for the heyday 30 years ago.) The nationalists were acting on instructions from higher up, “it’s not clear that the rioters themselves all had the same objective or that they even knew what their objective was.”
Hence, the disorganized, chaotic riots that managed to do nothing other than piss the rest of the world off and stop a game.
Sweden, on the other hand, has a very different hooligan problem. Read more
At its core, soccer is the most social of games. You need little to play – some semblance of a ball, two “posts” for goals – but it does require bodies. Solo kickabouts rarely last.
Luke Boughen and Gwendolyn Oxenham prove this point in Pelada, a documentary that follows the two former college stars as they travel the world, searching for pickup games. They find them everywhere, from a prison in Bolivia to a town square in China.
The film, which played its world premiere at South by Southwest in March and scored positive reviews from outlets included The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and the BBC, held its New York premiere Tuesday night at Legend’s Restaurant and Bar. SportsNewser spoke with Oxenham before the screening about the definition of success, the drudgery of promotion, and kinda, sorta being a movie star. Read more