SMB Bangor #56: Video Storytelling for Business

Posted on October 26, 2016

How To Generate New Business, Improve ROI, and Turn Customers Into Raving Fans

Please note the change of venue for this breakfast. We’ll be holding the event at COESPACE in Downtown Bangor.

Not every item in your social media and digital marketing toolkit can fascinate and resonate with your community as much as a well crafted and produced video. Telling stories with video increases engagement, triggers social sharing and gives people a reason to talk about you as well as the subject of your video online and offline. Participants of this session in just an hour will learn about:

  • Video production methods.
  • How to attract retail and business customers by sharing success stories using video.
  • What tools and software to use if you don’t want to exceed a $100 budget.
  • What is ROI of the video storytelling initiative and why it’s no longer an option.

Yury Nabokov is the Innovation & Digital Strategy Manager for Machias Savings Bank, where he serves as a strategist and executioner with regards to digital marketing, user experience and actionable data. He is responsible for growth and adoption of digital and mobile banking solutions across the bank’s network.

Machias Savings Bank was recently recognized as having the fastest growing social media community among banks in New England, by the New England Financial Marketing Association. Yury is tasked with generating inbound traffic, exploring and incorporating emerging communication and technology trends into the bank’s marketing strategy.

If you can’t see the ticket form above, visit our event page on Eventbrite.

 

Specifics

Social Media Breakfast Bangor #56: Video Storytelling for Business

Friday, November 4, 2016
Breakfast and speaker: 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Networking: 9:00 – 9:30 AM

COESPACE
(48 Columbia St, Bangor)

 

Directions

COESPACE is located on Columbia Streeet, one block from Main Street in Downtown Bangor. For a map and parking information, see thecoespace.com.

 

Bacon Explosion Sponsor

Machias Savings Bank

 

Side Order Sponsor

Sephone Interactive Media

 

See you for breakfast! And don’t forget to use #SMBBGR on Twitter to let other people know and to share your say during the morning. Make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

SMB Bangor #55: Business in a Snap

Posted on August 23, 2016

Social Media Breakfast Bangor is back with a conversation about Snapchat!

Stories and video have emerged on multiple social media platforms as the way to interact on a personal level with your followers. How are organizations in the Bangor region using stories and video to successfully engage with followers? We’ve asked Kate Hills of ERA Dawson Realty to share her use and success with video, stories, and Snapchat.

Kate Hills has been working with the ERA Dawson Bradford Team since 2011 and is currently an Associate Broker. She was born in New Jersey but considers herself a Mainer. She resides in Hermon, Maine with her husband and their two children. In her free time, Kate volunteers at her children’s schools and helps care for people with disabilities in her home. She serves on the Greater Bangor Association of Realtors and a director, Fusion Steering Committee and currently is the chair for Fusion Bangor Sports.

 

 

Specifics

Social Media Breakfast Bangor #55: Business in a Snap

Friday, September 9, 2016
Breakfast and speakers: 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Networking: 9:00 – 9:30 AM

Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business
(One College Circle, at Husson University)

 

Directions

Take exit 185 (Broadway) on I-95. Turn right onto Broadway and drive a half a mile, then turn left onto Husson Avenue. Take a right at the stop sign. The Center for Family Business will be on your left.

 

Bacon Explosion Sponsor

 Machias Savings Bank

 

Side Order Sponsor

Sephone Interactive Media

 

See you for breakfast! And don’t forget to use #SMBBGR on Twitter to let other people know and to share your say during the morning. Make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

SMB Bangor #54: Hashtags 101

Posted on March 31, 2016

For April’s Social Media Breakfast we’re going back to basics to talk about a social media fundamental: hashtags. The SMBBGR organizers will tag team to cover everything you need to know about the # you see in posts and tweets around the web, including:

Why do people use hashtags?

How do I add a hashtag?

Who owns a hashtag?

How can I see what people have posted with a hashtag?

How do I choose which hashtag to use?

They’ll also give real-life examples of how hashtags can be used to keep tabs of an event or campaign, and there will be plenty of time to answer any questions you may have about these often misunderstood tools.

Join us for the first SMB of the spring to learn how hashtags can help your social media presence grow from the ground up! #winning

Can’t see the registration form above? Visit our event page on Eventbrite.

 

Specifics

Social Media Breakfast Bangor #54: Hashtags 101

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Breakfast and speakers: 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Networking: 9:00 – 9:30 AM

Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business
(One College Circle, at Husson University)

 

Directions

Take exit 185 (Broadway) on I-95. Turn right onto Broadway and drive a half a mile, then turn left onto Husson Avenue. Take a right at the stop sign. The Center for Family Business will be on your left.

 

Bacon Explosion Sponsor

 Machias Savings Bank

 

Side Order Sponsor

Sephone Interactive Media

 

See you for breakfast! And don’t forget to use #SMBBGR on Twitter to let other people know and to share your say during the morning. Make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

SMB Bangor #53: 360 degrees of social media for nonprofits

Posted on February 19, 2016

We hear stories all the time about how big brands and corporations are using social media to strengthen their image and reach out to customers. But can nonprofits be a part of the social media party? This month we’ll welcome Pat Lemieux of the American Heart Association to talk about how nonprofits can use social media to their advantage. His presentation will cover how to use social media strategies and tactics to enhance events, volunteerism, donations, sponsorship, media coverage and board engagement for nonprofits.

After just shy of a decade at BDN Maine, Pat Lemieux now works as a Corporate Events Director for the American Heart Association. His experience involves live events, social media, sponsorship and donation acquisition, audience development, online marketing as well as traditional marketing and media. Pat blogs about business and social media on LinkedIn and parenting on his personal blog manchild, which can be found on bangordailynews.com. He also co-hosts a social media-focused podcast called the Social Dig Podcast which can be found at socialdigpodcast.com and on iTunes.

Can’t see the ticket form above? Visit our event page on Eventbrite.

 

Specifics

Social Media Breakfast Bangor #53: 360 degrees of social media for nonprofits

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Breakfast and speaker: 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Networking: 9:00 – 9:30 AM

Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business
(One College Circle, at Husson University)

 

Speaker

Pat Lemieux (@PatrickJLemieux)
American Heart Association

 

Directions

Take exit 185 (Broadway) on I-95. Turn right onto Broadway and drive a half a mile, then turn left onto Husson Avenue. Take a right at the stop sign. The Center for Family Business will be on your left.

 

Bacon Explosion Sponsor

 Machias Savings Bank

 

Side Order Sponsor

Sephone Interactive Media

 

See you for breakfast! And don’t forget to use #SMBBGR on Twitter to let other people know and to share your say during the morning. Make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

SMB Bangor 52: Social media <3 websites

Posted on February 3, 2016

February is the month of love, and for our February breakfast we’re looking at a perfect match in the tech world: social media and websites. Social media is a great tool to put your message in front of the eyes of people around your area – or around the world. But it can also be a useful way to drive visitors to your website to buy products, donate, subscribe to a newsletter, attend an event, or more by using carefully crafted calls to action.

Monique Bouchard and Leo Edmiston-Cyr from Rainstorm, Inc., will discuss how social media and websites can intertwine. Learn how you can use a call to action on your favorite social media network to inspire the people looking to visit your site and learn more or follow up. They’ll lead by example by showing how the Ocean River Institute’s integration of social and website drives successful advocacy for environmental changes.

If you can’t see the ticket form above, visit our event page on Eventbrite.

 

 

Specifics

Social Media Breakfast Bangor #52: Social media ❤️ websites

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Breakfast and speakers: 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Networking: 9:00 – 9:30 AM

Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business
(One College Circle, at Husson University)

 

Speaker

Monique Bouchard
Leo Edmiston-Cyr
Rainstorm, Inc.

 

Directions

Take exit 185 (Broadway) on I-95. Turn right onto Broadway and drive a half a mile, then turn left onto Husson Avenue. Take a right at the stop sign. The Center for Family Business will be on your left.

 

Bacon Explosion Sponsor

 Machias Savings Bank

 

Side Order Sponsor

Sephone Interactive Media

 

See you for breakfast! And don’t forget to use #SMBBGR on Twitter to let other people know and to share your say during the morning. Make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

SMB Bangor #51: Starting 2016 with Kindness

Posted on January 7, 2016

A new year is a great time to try some new ideas with social media. This month at Social Media Breakfast we welcome someone who has worked on her share of innovative ideas: Andrea Beaulieu from the Kindess Project and Linear. Through projects like the Street Piano, #bagsforbangor, #scavengebangor, and more, Andrea has used social media both as the sole method of promoting some projects and as a way to add to the marketing efforts of others for her clients at Linear.

Join us on January 21st to hear how Andrea’s projects have had an effect on the community, and learn some new ways to promote your own campaign using social media!

If you can’t see the ticket form above, visit our event page on Eventbrite.

 

Specifics

Social Media Breakfast Bangor #51: Starting 2016 with Kindness

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Breakfast and speaker: 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Networking: 9:00 – 9:30 AM

Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business
(One College Circle, at Husson University)

 

Speaker

Andrea Beaulieu
The Kindness Project (@BangorKindness)
Linear (@HelloLinear)

 

Directions

Take exit 185 (Broadway) on I-95. Turn right onto Broadway and drive a half a mile, then turn left onto Husson Avenue. Take a right at the stop sign. The Center for Family Business will be on your left.

 

Bacon Explosion Sponsor

 Machias Savings Bank

 

Side Order Sponsor

Sephone Interactive Media

 

See you for breakfast! And don’t forget to use #SMBBGR on Twitter to let other people know and to share your say during the morning. Make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook!