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Food for Thought: Social media starts new Chamber series

By Jason Lesley
Coastal Observer

Social media marketing is a rapidly changing world, and making sense of it can be a challenge.

Georgetown County Chamber president and CEO Brian Tucker says online marketing, with its enormous scale, allows businesses to create relationships with an unlimited number of customers.

With that in mind, the Chamber is sponsoring a monthly series of seminars, “Food For Thought” to help local businesses, and the first will be on social media and online marketing.

Brian Carter, author, consultant and marketing agency director, will speak on “Social Media - Why Bother?” Wednesday at Pawleys Plantation Conference Center from noon to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members.

Carter has 12 years experience with Google, Twitter and Facebook marketing, both as a consultant and marketing agency director. He develops strategies and builds search visibility and social marketing fan bases for companies of all sizes, including well known entities such as Universal Studios, the Army, Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.

He is author of “The Like Economy,” “LinkedIn for Business: How Advertisers, Marketers and Salespeople Get Leads, Sales and Profits” and co-author of “Facebook Marketing.”

“We have people visiting here from all over,” Tucker said, “and we are trying to create a relationship with them. “That can go for everybody, from Ace Hardware to restaurants. Social media will allow them to build those personal relationships.”

To register e-mail btucker@visitgeorge.com or call Gwendolyn Polite at the Chamber office (843) 546-8436.

Upcoming “Food For Thought” speakers will include:

Feb. 13: Dr. Rob Salvino, “Economic Trends”, Inlet Affairs, noon-1:30 p.m.

March 13: Larry Tyler, “Creating a Service Culture in Your Business”, Quality Inn, Georgetown, noon-1:30 p.m.

Tucker says the series is designed to provide an opportunity for Chamber members to interact and network while getting timely, relevant information. Subjects will vary from educational and informative to inspirational.

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