Social media is a great way to build a community around your brand. But how do you do it? And even if you do, how does it convert into money for both you and your business? Our speaker this month, John Sparks has successfully built and monetized a community of followers for his own business and has taught others how to do the same with theirs. During our conversation with John, we heard how he grew his Twitter account, organically, from less than 800 followers to almost 200,000 followers in just two years and how you can do the same. This month, our speaker, John Sparks gives you tips he has used in his social media strategy to build 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 on our Facebook Page.
Search our past events with keywords, we have probably answered your questions about social media. You can immediately jump to the parts of the videos that answer your questions.
From its first meeting in May 2009, where about 25 people attended, to its nearly 100 attendees today. It has grown as a truly collaborative community effort. It is part of a larger movement of similar social media breakfasts, which can now be found in 40 cities around the world.
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