As our everyday lives become saturated with tweets, likes and double taps on Instagram, one thing is for sure – social media is in and it’s here to stay.
While many of us have the luxury of navigating these online networks with ease, for others, like small business owners for instance, establishing oneself online can be confusing territory. Luckily, a new, innovative conference will take care of that problem. With a mission to simplify social media for small businesses, the OMG Social Media Conference will revolutionize the way businesses learn social media.
Here are three reasons why this conference will be unlike any other.
1. No more high-level tech speak
A lot of social media conferences out there skip the basics and go right to complex and high level material. Not OMG. This conference is made in a way that it’s a one-stop shop for all your social media needs. Where else can you learn the fundamentals of PR, SEO and content strategy in one day? At the end of the day, attendees can expect to walk out knowing how to use social media to grow their business. No frills, no fuss – just results.
2. A unique focus on tangible results and collaboration
OMG will be the first conference of its kind to specifically recognize the needs of small business owners. As such, the content is heavily directed towards tangible results. The conference’s structure is therefore uniquely interactive. Attendees will all receive a workbook and will be encouraged throughout the day to brainstorm ideas with some of the top social media thinkers in the city, immediately applying the concepts they learn to their business.
Think tank sessions will also allow attendees tap into the unique minds of others in similar industries, giving them a chance to strategize while crowd sourcing ideas. The hope is that by the end of the event, they will have a social media plan that is ready for implementation.
3. Get up close and personal with Vancouver’s top social media influencers
With its unique structure, OMG will be based on collaborative and discussion-based sessions to help small business owners discover best practices within their own industry. Unlike most other conferences, attendees will actually get a chance to mingle one-on-one with our experts and speakers, getting personalized advice from some of Vancouver’s top companies like the Vancouver Canucks and HootSuite.
The speaker line-up is stellar was well. The three keynotes will be delivered by TELUS’ Andrea Goertz, ROI Media Works’ Krishna Lakkineni and George Moen, the former President of BLENZ Coffee. There will also be speaker sessions delivered by Junction Creative’s Conner Galway, ING Direct’s Meena Sandhu and digital growth strategist Bosco Anthony (seen below). Though diverse, this group has one thing in common: they bring a wealth of experience to the table.
So watch out, Vancouver – the OMG Social Media Conference is one you don’t want to miss! Keep your eyes on their Facebook, Twitter and website for special promos and deals.
For more information and to register, visit www.omgsocialmedia.ca.
Conference organizers with the owner of Urban Zucchini
Feature image: Sukhraj Bhattal Photography
Vancity Buzz is a proud sponsor of the OMG Social Media Conference.