Happy Social Media Day from agencyQ!

Angela Brown, Marketing Manager

June 30, 2010 is a momentous day for folks who like to play online. As we speak, the 2010 Social Media Day is taking place around the world and social media nerds like yours truly are invited to participate in local Social Media Day events aimed at celebrating all that’s great about social media and to meet like-minded people. It should come as no surprise that the day-long celebration is spearheaded by Mashable, the online source for every darned thing you can imagine related to social media. According to the official Social Media Day website, 600+ meet-ups worldwide have been organized with more than 10,000 people set to attend. Wow.

Of course, participants are encouraged to get social with their involvement in the day. You can tweet about Social Media Day and any activities you plan to participate in using the #smday hashtag, and spread the love over to Facebook if you feel so inclined.

While I know the SMDay event at Science Club in DC has a waiting list, there are still plenty of ways for you to participate. Here is a quick rundown courtesy of Mashable:

  • Sign up to attend an event on the Meetup Everywhere Mashable
  • Watch the live streams worldwide
  • Add the Social Media Day Twitter theme from TweetyGotBack to your account in support of the day
  • Follow @mashSMday on Twitter for updates and developments on the festivities
  • Go to Smday.com and leave a comment either promoting your meetup or tell Mashable what you’re doing for your event
  • Upload photos to Flickr and tag them with #smday.
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DCWEEK Remixed Part I

Angela Brown, Marketing Manager

After ten consecutive days of parties, seminars, projects, picnics, yoga sessions, meetups, tweetups and outdoor movie screenings, Digital Capital Week (DCWEEK to the initiated) came to a close over the weekend. For those who don’t know, DCWEEK is the brainchild of iStrategyLabs and Shiny Heart Ventures, two organizations that are moving the needle when it comes to the way that agencies and technology companies are structured and how they do business. According to the DCWWEK website, the event is “a 10 day festival here in DC focused on technology, innovation and all things digital in our nation’s capital.” Boy was it. Since no one could possibly attend every DCWEEK event without having access to some sort of cloning technology, I do want to give you a recap of the numerous options that were available to attendees and what I experienced. I have a lot to say based on the handful of events I attended, so I’ll be breaking this into two parts.

The Big Picture

Where to begin? To say that this was a big event attended by a lot of people just wouldn’t do DCWEEK justice. Between June 11 and June 20, DCWEEK participants had the opportunity to build a schedule around 100+ events and more than 8,000 Washingtonians showed up for DCWEEK. During the day, participants could attend breakfasts and workshops where they could learn best practices and hear case studies related to some of the biggest topics in digital – mobile technology, social media, game design, and more. At night, attendees could kick back by taking their pick of happy hours and cocktail receptions.

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