Social media is almost an essential component of any event, large or small. But for an event the size of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, it is critical. How can such a huge event with so many moving parts successfully build a strong online community that interacts year-round? Betsy Ellison, the Manager, Social Media Manager for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has helped to do that and more with the various social media channels for this huge traditional Houston event, with over half a million collective followers. Betsy shared with us how she does it as the sole social media read more...
Social Media Breakfast Houston
The Social Media Breakfast Houston is a grass-roots organization of professionals in the greater Houston area who meet monthly, on the second Friday at 8:30am, to discuss social media and its application to business. Currently we are meeting online. You can find more information about upcoming events by subscribing to our email notifications.
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