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Since it’s founding, SMBMSP has been a regularly occurring event where like minded folks across the Twin Cities get together to share & learn about social media.

Online membership has grown to over 2,300 professionals from all different disciplines, and many partnerships, jobs, career changes, and friendships have blossomed because of this group’s ability to connect people who enjoy sharing what they know! More »

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SMBMSP #75 Recap – 7 Takeaways from Brock Davis

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Last Friday we celebrated our 75th social media breakfast at space150 in Minneapolis, complete with Muddy Paws Cheesecake, a photo booth and – obviously – life-sized bacon. (FYI: 7,451 pieces of bacon have been consumed over the course of 75 social media breakfasts.)

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The topic for Friday’s breakfast was Visuals That Compel & Influence: A conversation about the intersection of art and social media. Our speaker was Brock Davis, Group Creative Director at space150. You may know Brock from his “Make Something Cool Every Day” project in 2009 or from his popular accounts on Vine and Instagram. Continue reading

7 Things You Should Know About Brock Davis

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This month, Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis-Saint Paul is celebrating its 75th breakfast event. Our featured speaker is Brock Davis, Group Creative Director at Space 150 in Minneapolis.

Unfamiliar with who Brock Davis is? Don’t worry – we compiled a list of 7 interesting things you should know.

1. He creates editorial art

Not only that, but he does it for big name publications like Wired, Time Magazine, The New York Times and Newsweek – just to name a few.

2. His Vines are pretty internet famous

Artists can really show their creative chops with Vine – and now Instagram – videos. Continue reading

Recap – SMBMSP #74: Video and Social Media

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Our first breakfast event of 2015, on January 23 at 514 Studios in Minneapolis, included a panel of video experts and pioneers. Here are some of the highlights from that morning.

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Everyone knows that video should be a key piece of every content marketer’s arsenal. Also, as panelist Erica Hanna pointed out, video allows you to set the tone and stay in control of your message and brand.

A few supporting stats that illustrate the power of video:

  • 100 million Internet users watch online video each day
  • 16 minutes, 49 seconds is the amount of time the average user spends watching online video ads each month
  • 90% of online shoppers at a major retailer’s website said they found video helpful in making buying decisions
  • 65% of execs will go to a vendor’s website if there is a video on the site

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