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Social Media Time Management for Small Businesses
One of three workshops celebrating Social Media Day
Date: 6/26/2013 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Tempe Public Library
3500 S. Rural Road
Tempe, Arizona 85282

Social Media Time Management
Are you struggling with social media for your business because of time? Is your social media effort taking up too much time? Or are you hesitating to jump into social media because you are concerned about the time it takes?

In this 90-minute session, learn what social media activities are important in each stage of building your business social media presence, how to organize your social media conversations so you get the greatest benefit, and tools that can help you get the most from your time.

More information about Social Media Day and other classes:

Like it. Share it. Tweet it. Social Media Day is coming to Tempe on June 30 – and there are prizes.

Just for connecting with Tempe on social media, you could win tickets to the Fox 10 July 4th Tempe Town Lake Celebration and transit passes.

Mashable, the world’s leading site for news and information on technology and social media, launched Social Media Day four years ago. Since that time, about 1,500 cities host Social Media Day activities. More than 60,000 people Tweeted about it. People posted thousands of Facebook and Instagram photos, YouTube videos, and checked in to Social Media Day events on Foursquare. It was the top trending item on social media for the day.

You can follow how others are celebrating Social Media Day or send a greeting to others around the world by using the Twitter hashtag #smday. Include an @tempegov and we might retweet your post.

The Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area is one of the most active cities in America on social media, according to Mashable. It’s also one of the nation’s youngest communities and has a high education rate, with about 41 percent of residents having a Bachelor’s degree or better, according to the US Census. Tempe’s social media program is five years old. About 15,000 people follow the City of Tempe Facebook and Twitter pages. The Tempe 11 Youtube channel has had more than 300,000 views.

Mayor Mark Mitchell will proclaim June 30 to be Social Media Day in Tempe – through the @tempegov Twitter account. Don't be surprised if you see other Tempe City Council members participating, too.

“Social media is one aspect of Tempe’s thriving tech sector. We have many companies that are leaders in social media communications, such as Zion and Zion, Sitewire, Terralever, Decibel Blue and more,” Mitchell said. “Companies like those, along with Mac6, the many start-ups in our city, GoDaddy, Limelight Networks, Insight and dozens more are a vital part of the innovative heart of Tempe.”

Tempe also appreciates the people who join the conversation on the city’s social media pages. To thank everyone, the city will offer a contest leading up to Social Media Day:

If during the week of June 24-30, you Tweet something mentioning @tempegov, ‘like’ a Facebook page, share one of our posts or follow one of our Twitter accounts, you will get entered into a drawing for family four packs of tickets to the Fox 10 July 4th Tempe Town Lake Celebration and transit passes.

If you aren’t following Tempe on social media, here are some of our pages: - our page for news, special events and activities for all ages, road closures and public meeting information - our page for family-friendly leisure and recreation information - our page for public safety information - our account for everything Tempe - our account for public safety information - our channel for Tempe 11-produced videos - Some PowerPoint presentations that Tempe has produced

The Tempe Public Library will celebrate Social Media Day in advance by helping people become more knowledgeable about it.

• A class on privacy and Internet safety for kids will be offered in the Tempe Public Library computer lab at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 This class is designed to help you protect your child from online predators. The class will be taught by Tempe Police Department representatives.

• A social media for small business class will happen at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26. Taught by Charlene Kingston of Social Media DIY, this class is perfect for small business owners who value their time and want to get the most for it. How does a small business balance its social media needs along with time for customers, ordering, accounting and the like?

• Would you like to understand how to best get information from the City of Tempe? The city’s social media team will be on-hand at the Tempe Public Library at 3 p.m. on Monday, June 24 to go over the many ways to connect with the city, ranging from email notices to social media, Tempe 3-1-1 and the events calendar.

No registration is required for any of these workshops, but seats are limited. Email for more details or call 480 858-2059.

Fox 10 July 4th Tempe Town Lake Celebration
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