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Our 4th quarter 2014 events will give you a chance to learn, give and mingle with the area’s social media practitioners and enthusiasts.


Ekaterina Walter, Author, International Speaker & Social Evangelist

You do not want to miss our October event! This Thursday, October 16th, SMC Dallas is proud to host Ekaterina Walter, an international-caliber speaker and author visiting us from the Portland, Oregon area. She’ll speak on making your marketing memorable with effective visual storytelling.

Ekaterina led strategic and marketing innovation for Fortune 500 brands such as Intel and Accenture. The advocacy and influencer marketing start-up she co-founded was acquired by Sprinklr where she now serves as Global Evangelist. She authored the Wall Street Journal bestseller “Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg” and co-authored “The Power of Visual Storytelling: How to Use Visuals, Videos, and Social Media to Marketing Your Brand.”

If you haven’t ordered your ticket yet, there is still time! Order on Eventbrite.

November 20th will feature a panel on “Social Giving, Social Good.” This is the year that social sharing extended into social caring. From national viral campaigns like the ALS Association #IceBucketChallenge to successful North Texas social charity fundraisers, on-line giving has taken off. Our panel explores the factors driving the growth such as viral content, changing attitudes and new platforms and on-line tools that facilitate giving. Our speakers include:

  • Tanner Hockensmith, Executive Director, ALS Association, who will share the Ice Bucket Challenge story.
  • Carol Pierce Goglia, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Communities Foundation of Texas, which runs North Texas Giving Day. The one-day event that has infused nearly $90 million into regional nonprofits since its inception.
  • Megan Van Groll, Social Strategist, Richards Group, speaking about The Salvation Army’s #RedKettleReason campaign, and effective ways to employ user-generated content (UGC).

DFW Jingle MingleWe’ll wrap up the year December 11th with the Jingle Mingle, the fundraising and networking event sponsored by 10 area marketing associations, including SMC Dallas. Proceeds from the Jingle Mingle benefit the Dream Fund. It’s the third consecutive year for the event. If you only go to one holiday party this year, make this the one!