Charlotte celebrates Social Media Day at Area Fifteen
Posted on 5 Jul 2010 by Jenifer Daniels
On Wednesday, June 30th, the world celebrated ‘Social Media Day’ (#smday). Created and sponsored by Mashable, social media evangelists from all over the world scheduled meet-ups throughout the day to celebrate “media becoming social”.
Charlotte celebrated @AreaFifteen, a business incubator in Optimist Park, with a working lunch. Loosely formatted, local area business owners and working twitterati enjoyed lunch and conversation about how they’ve been utilizing social media in their business and personal lives.
Our local sponsors included small business owners Dwayne & John from @CharlotteAgency and Summer from @Felicitea. They readily shared how they’ve used social media to help grow their businesses; noting challenges and successes. Also in attendance were local celebrity clothing designer William Wilson @TheClothier; real estate broker @MatthewTringali of Group 15 Real Estate; and myself @thefriendraiser, social media specialist for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library @cmlibrary.
The highlight of the lunch was the introduction of a new local event, Ignite Charlotte, that asks you to “enlighten us, but make it quick” to be held on August 4th at the Neighborhood Theatre in NoDa. Previously hosted in Paris, Austin, New Orleans, and Raleigh; Charlotte’s 1st event is poised to ignite our creative community.
All in all, the first ‘Social Media Day’ we had a great lunch, learned from others, and shared insights. If you would like to become more involved in the social media scene in Charlotte, follow these hashtags to for upcoming events: #smbclt, #clttweetup or #barcampclt.
Mashable’s Pete Cashmore hopes to announce more ‘social media day’ events in the future, building off of the momentum of grassroots social media events like tweet-ups, bar camp, word camp and more.