I’m happy to see that the Internet Marketing Meetup Group is going to be back in action. Having been terrifically run by Hubdub gurus for a couple years, the group has gone through a quiet spell for a few months without a fearless leader. Think Hubdub life was picking up quickly with FanDuel launching as well, but it looks like the Internet Marketing Meetup torch is now being handed to a new team of three – Alan, Jay, and Eliza.
If you are interested in online marketing, social media, SEO, and all that goodness, then look out for these monthly events. Organisers have laid out their goals and plans for the meetup below, and I think they’ll be taking on a really nice format – I especially like the chance to get market updates from the group. Have a look and perhaps see you there!
The group is now being organised by Alan Bold, Jay Feeney & Eliza Dashwood. Having recently met to discuss the future of the group, we propose that the Internet Marketing events/meetups will be held once a month (every month).
As we have a wide range of members from experienced marketeers to entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and beginners, we feel we should ideally format the evening so that everyone gets something out of it. Here’s how we’d like to structure a typical evening…
(1) “An introduction to…”
a 5-10 minute talk covering a general synopsis about some key marketing strategies (ranging from SEM, SEO, Social Media, online/offline PR etc. etc.)
(2) Guest Speaker
We’ll invite a range of guest speakers to cover more specialist areas. Whilst we feel we should try to put the emphasis on marketing where we can, we feel we shouldn’t pigeon-hole the group too much and would like a range of speakers from marketing specialists to tech-founders and entrepreneurs.
(3) Q&A with guest speaker
Where questions will be opened up to the floor
(4) Market & Tech updates from the group
This is where we would encourage our regular members to give the group a quick update on any news from within their specialist field of interest or expertise. This could range from Google updates, Facebook developer updates, iPhone developer tips, recommended apps etc. etc.
(5) Drinks and networking
We’ll all head to the pub and carry on the evening with a few drinks. We’d really like to get people mingling a little more and will actively try to make more introductions and connections as we get to know everyone.
Hopefully this format will make for an informative evening for everyone and we really hope that we can get the creative and network juices flowing. We’ll try to post everything covered in the evening onto a group blog, and endeavour to video each section down the line. We’re also looking into more active forum channels so we can make more of the group online.
As ever, this is an open group and we encourage input from everyone – ideas for speakers, networking and events are always welcome
We hope to see everyone at the next event which we’ll be announcing next week when we have confirmed the venue…