Who is SMCLA?
SMCLA is a nonprofit, volunteer-based club. Members of SMCLA include influencers throughout the Los Angeles community from the tech, marketing, PR, entertainment, entrepreneurial, and media industries, to name a few. SMCLA panels typically draw 100-150 in-person attendees and, when livestreamed, an additional 400+ who tune in via video webcast. Our panels have already covered the movie and music industries, branding in social media, B2B and B2C social media, social media for good, search engine marketing and more.
What is SMCLA?
The Social Media Club of Los Angeles focuses on the unique mix of entertainment, technology and culture that makes Los Angeles an epicenter of the next evolution of the Internet. Founded in July 2008, SMCLA hosts monthly panels on topical and relevant Social Media issues.
Where Do We Connect?
We maintain an active blog on our website located at http://www.socialmediaclub.la that has more than 1000 opted-in followers (combining Facebook, e-mail newsletter, Twitter followers and LinkedIn group members). Our affiliation with the global Social Media Club professional organization allows us an even wider platform to broadcast our events, articles and ideas via http://www.socialmediaclub.org. Globally, SMC’s reach extends to tens of thousands of opted-in participants and is rapidly growing, adding 2-3 local chapters each month.
Social media is now an important part of every PR, marketing and communications campaign – whether you work for a global corporation, a medium-sized or small business, promote a nonprofit, manage internal communications or support institutional advancement. And Los Angeles is a thriving, growing community of social media practitioners hungry for new insights, skills and best practices. Social Media Club Los Angeles gives us all a platform to discuss this rapidly transforming practice, network and learn from others.
How Do We Do It?
SMCLA’s bi-monthly panels are our most important platform for gathering the Los Angeles community together and discussing issues in social media. We use our website to showcase additional content related to our monthly panel discussions, share what’s new in the Los Angeles social media community, and to recap our panels. In addition, we’re active on many social media platforms, using them as beacons for sharing best practices and inviting people to join the discussion.