On Saturday, June 30th, Social Media Day was celebrated worldwide. Here in Buffalo we celebrated in style at the Statler City Lobby Bar. It became official when the Social Media Club of Buffalo received the proclamation of Social Media Day from the city of Buffalo! Read more about it on Mashable.
Despite what you might think (and the picture below implies..) we were not buried in our phones all night. There were plenty of networking tweets on the AT&T Twitter Wall (e.g. “find someone who likes seafood and introduce them to someone who watches Mad Men”), tables where local business’ showcased their social media savviness, and plenty of libations to get the evening going!
The social media gods were smiling down on us as Instagram was restored during the event! Instagram was part of the Social Challenge, where guests had to tweet using a trending hashtag, review a local business on Yelp, tell what social media means to them on the SMCBuffalo Facebook page, take a pic of a local landmark on Instagram, and check into the event. The grand prize winner won an overnight stay at the Mansion on Delaware and gift card to Oliver’s (congrats, Tiffany Tcheng!).
I had a great time at this event, and was so happy to be able to have been a part of the planning committee with an amazing group of young professionals. All of the proceeds from ticket sales went to Computers for Children, and You and Who, who provided the t-shirts, donated to Urban Diner.
’til next year,