Digital Citizens challenges social media gurus

The next meeting of Sydney’s Digital Citizens group will challenge self-proclaimed social media gurus to prove what they can do in a live pitch.  

The announcement:

So You Think You’re A Social Media Expert?

We’re inviting Australia’s leading social media experts to come forward and put an end to the hype at the next Digital Citizens event.

You might be a social media expert, a goddess or guru, or simply someone who knows a thing or two about building a business and generating revenue on the social web.

Whether you see yourself as the old guard or a young Turk, the winners will be judged on the strength and relevance of their ideas alone.

We’ll give you, the expert, some real life business challenges and invite you to provide a workable and effective social media solution. You’ll have a week to prepare your response which will take the form of a presentation at the event. Each challenge will have clear objectives and you’ll be scored on how well your ideas meet these needs.

Powerpoint; ad-lib; interpretive dance: the format is up to you!

The judges will include the business owner, industry representatives and the audience. You can also play along at home by watching the live stream and voting on Twitter.

So if you’re a social media expert or you know someone who is, please nominate yourself or them by sending us your contact details and a brief paragraph explaining why you should be on the panel. Or you can DM us on Twitter

Committee member Cathie McGinn said “There are still plenty of misconceptions about social media in business. We’re asking social media experts to prove to the industry in general and the world at large that there is a real, quantifiable value to social media – and by demonstrating their thinking, processes and practice to solve genuine commercial challenges, we’re providing an opportunity to set the record straight. It’s a pitch, not a popularity contest”.

This event will be hosted at the new home of Digital Citizens, TAO at Mr B’s (396 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000) on Tuesday October 5th, 2010.

Finger food will be served from 6:30 until 7:00, generously sponsored by Sticky Tickets and Centric Consulting.

Three ticket types are available for purchase: $10 for a single, $18 for a pair and $30 for a group of four people. It’s a great opportunity to bring clients or friends along for what is sure to be an interesting, informative and lively debate.

50% of ticket sales will be donated to charity. Should you wish to nominate a charity, please contact the Digital Citizens committee at contact@digital-citizens.org or on Twitter @eCitizens

Tickets can be purchased at http://www.stickytickets.com.au/4040/Digicitz_7_-_So_You_Think_Youre_A_Social_Media_Expert.aspx

About Digital Citizens: We are an inclusive, informal organisation dedicated to knowledge sharing and discussion of social, political, ethical and professional issues related to new technologies and the social web. Events are held on a five-weekly basis and in half a year has already covered a wealth of topics from social good to crisis management and reputation.

The Digital Citizens committee members are Scott Rhodie, Cathie McGinn, James Fridley, Heather Snodgrass and Gavin Costello

More information can be found at our website


Source: Digital Citizens announcement


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