Author Archives: Mykl Roventine

About Mykl Roventine

Mykl is SMBMSP's Director and the Digital Platform Development Director at BringMeTheNews. He designs engaging web experiences, and speaks about social media, WordPress, and typography. He co-organizers the Minnesota Blogger Conference, co-founded and coordinates the activities of Ignite Minneapolis and UnSummit, and runs the local chapter of TechKaraoke Minneapolis. Mykl has a special passion for the social web and its power to educate and inspire.

SMBMSP Family Tweetup at Sever’s Corn Maze

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It’s time for the second-annual SMBMSP Family Tweetup!

Join us at Sever’s Corn Maze and Fall Festival in Shakopee for a one-of -a-kind experience.

There will be no central meeting location. Your free admission is good anytime between 10am and noon (stay for as long as you wish). Just mention Social Media Breakfast upon entering.

Take part in a variety of activities:

  • the corn maze
  • straw bale maze
  • giant corn pit
  • exotic petting zoo
  • the farm barnyard
  • and more!

Food and beverages, hay rides, the pumpkin slinger, the giant slide, camel and pony rides are available for an additional cost. Continue reading

Video & photos from SMBMSP After Hours: An Evening with Erika Napoletano (RedheadWriting)

Video & photos from SMBMSP After Hours: An Evening with Erika Napoletano (RedheadWriting), September 13, 2012 at Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room in Minneapolis, MN. Continue reading

Member Discount – Save $40 on Local University: Twin Cities

September 28, 8am – 5pm
Deluxe Corporation, Shoreview, MN

Attend “Local University: Twin Cities” –a day-long workshop about Internet marketing for Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area businesses.

The MN Search Marketing Association is bringing in some of the nation’s leading online marketing experts for an intensive day-long crash course in Internet marketing that will help you navigate the possibilities for marketing your business on the web. You’ll learn Search Engine Optimization tips and techniques that will lead to sustained, long-term search engine rankings (and new customers). More details and session information. Continue reading

SMBMSP#49: Tech Trends & Predictions with Julio Ojeda-Zapata

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Friday, September 28, 2012
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Guardian Angels Church, Oakdale, MN

Join us for an conversation with Juio Ojeda-Zapata, our favorite tech journalist and resident gadget guru, as he shares his thoughts on current social trends and takes a look at what 2013 may have in store.

He’ll also take audience questions. Contact us with questions in advance or tweet them to @smbmsp using the hastag #smbmsp48.

Featured Speaker

Julio Ojeda-Zapata (@ojezap)

Julio has been on the front lines of the Internet and technology revolutions as a columnist, editor and award-winning reporter for more than a decade. Continue reading

September 2012 SMBMSP Podcast

Recorded on September 6, 2012
Host: Mykl Roventine (@MyklRoventine) and Meg Knodl (@DotMeg)

Our special guest:

Erika Napoletano (@RedheadWriting), the fire-y voice behind RedheadWriting.comand the author of the new book, The Power of UnPopular: A Guide to Building Your Brand For The Audience Who Will LOVE You (And Why No One Else Matters).

Meet Erika:
We’re having an After Hours event featuring Erika and her book on September 13 in Minneapolis – Tickets are still available at http://smbmsp-redhead.eventbrite.com/

Thanks to our After Hours event sponsors:
Kane Consulting http://www.kaneconsulting.biz/
Clockwork Active Media Systems http://www.clockwork.net/
MIMA  - Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association http://www.mima.org/
CoCo – Coworking & Collaborative Space http://cocomsp.com/

Links mentioned:
Erika’s website http://www.erikanapoletano.com/
Unpopular Book site http://www.unpopularbook.com
Erika’s Blog http://redheadwriting.com/
Erika at Entrepreneur Magazine http://www.entrepreneur.com/author/1709
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SMBMSP After Hours: An evening with Erika Napoletano (RedheadWriting)

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Thursday, September 13, 2012
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room, Minneapolis, MN

Join us for an evening with Erika Napoletano, the fire-y voice behind RedheadWriting.com and the author of the new book, The Power of UnPopular: A Guide to Building Your Brand For The Audience Who Will LOVE You (And Why No One Else Matters).

Attendees will get a copy of the book and the opportunity to have it signed by the author herself. Bring your questions as we’ll wrap up Erika’s talk with a Q&A session. Continue reading

Video from SMBMSP #48: Social Media & Content Marketing with Lee Odden

Video from SMBMSP #48: Social Media & Content Marketing with Lee Odden recorded on August 24, 2012 at 514 Studios in Minneapolis, MN. Continue reading

SMBMSP #48: Social Media & Content Marketing with Lee Odden

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Friday, August 24, 2012
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
514 Studios, Minneapolis, MN

Lee Odden’s new book, Optimize: How to Attract and Engage More Customers By Integrating SEO, Social media, and Content Marketing, gives readers a practical approach to integrating search and social media optimization with content marketing to boost relevance, visibility, and customer engagement. We’re pleased to have Lee back on the SMBMSP stage to dive deeper into the connection between social media and content marketing.

Whatever your goals, marrying social media and content for a particular audience can produce a mutual win. Continue reading

Video from SMBMSP #47 – What’s Next for Nonprofits & Social Media

Video from SMBMSP #47 – What’s Next for Nonprofits & Social Media recorded on July 27, 2012 at 514 Studios in Minneapolis, MN.

Please forgive added noise from the fans and air conditioning. Continue reading