Event Recap: SMCLA Networking Happy Hour – Jan. 29, 2013

BOOK GIVEAWAY WINNERS:  Renee Topper of Write Click Here (at left), Natasha Ericta of Ipsos InnoQuest (at right), and Debra Dilger of KNBC-TV (not pictured).
BOOK GIVEAWAY WINNERS: Renee Topper of Write Click Here (at left), Natasha Ericta of Ipsos InnoQuest (at right), and Debra Dilger of KNBC-TV (not pictured).

On Tuesday, Jan. 29, SMCLA had its first mixer of the year at Bigfoot West. A diverse group of PR, ad sales, development, writing, and community management professionals packed the house – all eager to share the latest in social media with colleagues and new acquaintances.

There were handshakes and introductions aplenty to new and familiar faces, including the SMCLA 2013 board and committee members.

Adding to the boisterous ambiance was the locale’s unique layout, reminiscent of a cozy hunting lodge replete with terrarium decor, antique photos, and mounted trophies along the walls and ceiling. Attendees had a blast mingling and chatting the evening away, fueled by refreshing beverages and pizza galore.

Thanks again to our volunteers and sponsors Bigfoot West, Karen Kang, author of Branding Pays, and Perrier for their fantastic support!

Have photos of the event? Share them on our SMCLA group on Facebook! And don’t forget our next event, “Social Media and Dating Online: It’s Big Business,” on Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. with an amazing panel of social networking innovators: Julie Spira, author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating; Jennifer Kelton, creator of the Bad Online Dates social community; and Scott Lewallen, co-founder of Grindr and Blendr. Tickets available here: http://smcladatingonline.eventbrite.com/ Free to members!

To volunteer at an upcoming event or to inquire about upcoming learning opportunities reach out at socialmediaclubLA@gmail.com!

Join Us for Business Cards & Cocktails on March 20 at PS612!


As you come back from Austin this week, think about your next week’s social calendar. Bring your business cards and grab a beer with us on March 20th! Head to downtown LA’s Public School 612 (@PS612) and wind down with us. Show off share your SXSWi knowledge with us at our SMCLA March Mixer! Challenge us to a game of darts! Consider it our version of March Madness. (I kid, I kid.)

New to SMCLA? Come on by and learn more about the chapter that makes LA go “oooh.” Talk to the Board and plan out the rest of your events calendar with our scheduled panels this year. Meet social media “veterans” as well as “newbies” in the space. New to PS612? Lucky for you, they’ve got a gang of artisan and international beers on tap for you to try. In addition, they’ve got a full bar for cocktails if you like ’em strong. PS612 will also be sharing fantastic appetizers with our members and guests!

RSVP here so we know to expect you! http://socialmediaclublahappyhour.eventbrite.com/

Business Cards and Beer – March Mixer

Date: Tuesday, March 20
Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM
6:00 – 7:00 Grab your drinks, apps and let us do a quick intro
7:00 – 8:30 Program – Call it “speed social networking!”
8:30 – 9:00 Wrap-up
Place: Public School 612 (@PS612)
612 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017 (shares the same entrance as Daily Grill)
Light appetizers provided courtesy of our venue host PS612! No host bar.
Parking: Valet with parking validation available, or street parking (watch the signs). Or take the red or blue line which are 1.5 blocks from the bar – exit off 7th/Metro Center.

We’ll see you on Tuesday March 20th from 6:00PM to 9:00PM. If you’re not a member, consider joining SMC as a card-carrying member! It’s how we can provide low-cost, educational and worthy-of-your-time events all year!


Save the Date: March 20 – SMCLA March Mixer

Welcome to March Madness! No, we’re not talking college hoops. We’re talking about the madness of coming back from SXSW. We know you’ll be zonked from all that partying learning. What better way to “wind down” than to drop by, grab a drink and share your experiences with us at our March Mixer!

Save the date – Tuesday, March 20th. Venue TBA. Our Plancast page is up and our Eventbrite page will be up soon!

Learn more about SMCLA and the upcoming programs we’re scheduling this year. Do you have suggestions on guest speakers or panel ideas? Let us know! Want to know more about SMC? We’ll be there. Bring your boss, bring your interns, bring yourself!

We’ll see you soon.

source: nytimes.com