Bay Area Social Media Expert, Jason McDonald, Announces Social Media Workshop in Oakland, California

Oakland, California – January 16, 2014

Social Media WorkshopFremont, CA – December 31, 2013 – Jason McDonald (https://www.jasonmcdonald.org), a top Bay Area Social Media expert, is proud to announce he will be conducting a lunch workshop for the SGMP (Society of Government Meeting Professionals, San Francisco Chapter) to be held January 16, 2014, in Oakland, California. The social media workshop will focus on the needs of meeting professionals to enhance meetings – before, during, and after an event – by using LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and Facebook.

"Social media brings many wonderful things to today’s meetings and events," explained Dr. McDonald. "The SGMP is a leading organization helping government officials and contractors do a better job at planning and hosting events, meetings, and conferences, and so I was very honored to be selected to conduct this lunch workshop in Oakland."

More information can be found at –

http://sgmpsf.org/meetinginfo.php?id=51&ts=1388199127

SOCIAL MEDIA AND MEETINGS

The new social world of Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and the like is an overwhelming avalanche of information. Many meeting professionals are paralyzed by too much information, despite a recognition that this “wave of the future” is here to stay. The fact is that using social media in a targeted way can improve the meeting experience before, during and after a meeting or event. To take one example, using LinkedIn groups and messages one can “get the word out” of an upcoming meeting and pre-discuss the agenda. During the meeting, using an effective Twitter #hashtag can allow for instant feedback and discussion, and can even extend the conversation afterwards. Even Facebook (generally known for friends, family, and fun) can be utilized to bring some zest and pizzazz to the most serious of meetings. This one and a half hour will explore how to use social media in a targeted way to make meetings better, more productive, and even more fun using tips and tricks for social media.

ABOUT JASON MCDONALD – SEO / SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTANT

Dr. Jason McDonald is a recognized SEO and Social Media expert consultant in based in the San Francisco Bay Area / Silicon Valley. Dr. McDonald received his Ph.D. from the University of California in 1992, and has worked at many hi-tech start up’s in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, Dr. McDonald is Senior Editor at eg3.com, a web portal and email service covering hi-tech embedded systems on the Internet, founded in 1994. Recently, Dr. McDonald has begun teaching marketing, market research and Internet marketing at Bay Area institutions such as AcademyX and DeVry University.

Dr. McDonald can be found on the Internet at https://www.jasonmcdonald.org, a website focused on search engine marketing, SEO, and other Internet marketing issues with in-depth free information on SEO, Page Tags, Google Analytics, Metrics, Link building, Free SEO Tools and more. He can also be contacted by telephone at +1-702-879-4771 or email, jasonmcdonald.blog@gmail.com.

Bay Area Social Media Course at Stanford Continuing Studies Announced by Social Media Consultant, Jason McDonald

Stanford University, Continuing Studies – Begins January, 2014

Fremont, CA – December 10, 2012 – Jason McDonald (https://www.jasonmcdonald.org), a topBay Area Social Media consultant, is proud to announce his latest Internet Marketing Course taught in person at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California: Marketing without Money: SEO and Social Media” . This hands-on course will teach the marketing manager or small business owner the secrets of marketing without money — think of it as "creating buzz without bucks." For entrepreneurs or marketing managers, there are strategies to build awareness, programs to generate trial, and activities to involve early users in the building of your business—all with little or no cost.

"Stanford has an amazing program for busy San Francisco Bay Area executives, marketers, and entrepreneurs," explained Dr. McDonald. "This latest edition of Marketing without Money at Stanford is especially exciting because it has a workshop component. The course looks at Internet Marketing very broadly rooted in SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and Social Media Marketing (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.). It focuses on the needs of small business entrepreneurs who seek to market without a lot of cash!"

More information can be found at –

https://www.jasonmcdonald.org/news/stanford.html

MARKETING WITHOUT MONEY – INTERNET MARKETING COURSE – OVERVIEW

No matter how crucial it may be for the success of a product, marketing seldom receives the full funding that marketing managers think is necessary. This hands-on course will teach marketers the secrets of marketing without money—think of it as “creating buzz without bucks.” For entrepreneurs or marketing managers, there are strategies to build awareness, programs to generate trial, and activities to involve early users in the building of your business—all with little or no cost. Marketing on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yelp, and other sites can combine the power of free on the Internet with the viral dynamics of Web 2.0 promotion. Email marketing and traditional SEO (search engine optimization) can also be part of the mix. Therefore a complete understanding of variations on the newer “free” business and marketing models is critical. Using case studies of successful companies, the class will investigate their use of free marketing opportunities and their best practices so you can develop action plans for your own situation.

INTERNET MARKETING COURSE – SF BAY AREA COMMUNITIES SERVED

Taught in Palo Alto, California, Marketing without Money is within easy commute of communities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. South Bay communities in particular – such as Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Santa Clara, Cupertino, San Jose, and Milpitas are within minutes of Stanford’s Palo Alto campus.

ABOUT JASON MCDONALD – SEO / SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTANT

Dr. Jason McDonald is a recognized SEO consultant in search engine optimization, Internet marketing, and search marketing based in the San Francisco Bay Area / Silicon Valley. Dr. McDonald received his Ph.D. from the University of California in 1992, and has worked at many hi-tech start up’s in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, Dr. McDonald is Senior Editor at eg3.com, a web portal and email service covering hi-tech embedded systems on the Internet, founded in 1994. Recently, Dr. McDonald has begun teaching marketing, market research and Internet marketing at Bay Area institutions such as AcademyX and DeVry University.

Dr. McDonald can be found on the Internet at https://www.jasonmcdonald.org, a website focused on search engine marketing, SEO, and other Internet marketing issues with in-depth free information on SEO, Page Tags, Google Analytics, Metrics, Link building, Free SEO Tools and more. He can also be contacted by telephone at +1-702-879-4771 or email, jasonmcdonald.blog@gmail.com.