Tag Archives: Social Media

Official Community Partner of Social Media Camp 2013


Sector Learning Solutions is excited to announce that we have partnered with My Social Productions this year, making us an official Community Partner of Social Media Camp for 2013.


This partnership means we can offer you a 10% Registration Promotional Discount Code. Contact us to receive the Promo Code to use on the SMC2013 registration page. 


Social Media Camp 2013 is being held March 6-8th, 2013 in Victoria, BC at the Victoria Conference Centre. There are only 124 Early Bird Silver Pass tickets left so act fast!

A Silver Pass to the SMC 2013 conference includes:

  • Welcome Reception at The Strathcona (May 6th)
  • Trade Show Access
  • All Main Stage Presentations, Workshops and Keynotes
  • All Camp Presentations and Workshops
  • Social Showcase and Knowledge Cafe
  • Personalized Coaching (optional, while availability lasts)

kelly-twitter-picIf you’re already bought your ticket to attend the event, keep your eyes open for Kelly Marshall, who will be attending and live tweeting at the SMC conference.

-Kelly Marshall,
Director of Communications,
Sector Learning Solutions

Congratulations – Winner of Free Ticket to SMC’s Social Media Marketing Workshop

Congratulations to:

Michèle Hamilton

 Winner of the Free Ticket to
SMC’s Social Media Marketing Workshop
in Victoria on October 4, 2012!

Click here to watch the video of how we chose our winner.

-Kelly Marshall,
Director of Communications,
Sector Learning Solutions

Win a Free Ticket to Social Media Workshop Victoria on October 4, 2012

The Social Media Camp Workshop Series is coming to Victoria on October 4th, 2012 and you could attend for free! Tickets are $99, but we have one ticket to give away to a lucky Sector Learning Solutions fan.

To be entered into the draw for one free ticket:

  1. Like our Sector Learning Solutions Facebook business page.
  2. Click on our Events.
  3. Click on the event – Win a Free Ticket to Social Media Marketing Workshop: Victoria.
  4. Click the Join button. – Voila! Your name is now entered into our draw.

Click here to view a step-by-step instructions video on how to enter your name in the draw.

The winner of the draw will be announced on: Wednesday, September 19th, 2012.

What is Social Media Camp Workshop Series?

The Social Media Camp Workshop Series brings together top experts in the industry in a series of one-day, intensive, practical, and hands-on workshops across Canada.

This workshop will help you take what you learned at SMC and put it into practice, and/or help you fine tune and maximize the social media platforms you have in place already.

When: Thursday October 4, 2012
Time: 9:00AM – 4:30PM
Where: Marriott Victoria
For more details on the workshop:  http://socialmediacamp.ca/workshop-series/victoria-bc-2/

Your Trainers:

What you will learn:

  • How to retain existing customers, attract new customers and grow your business by effectively leveraging social media for marketing.
  • How to create an effective Social Media Strategy and Daily Action Plan
  • Learn the secrets of optimizing LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.
  • Tips to leverage social media to increase your website’s search engine optimization.
  • How to optimize WordPress blog settings
  • Plugins for enhancing your WordPress site
  • SEO & General WordPress Best Practices
  • Setting up Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools
  • And much, much more…

-Kelly Marshall,
Director of Communications,
Sector Learning Solutions

Social Media Takes Time

I wanted to share a comprehensive graphic that I found on SocialManagementTool.com. It may be useful for individuals looking to implement time management strategies around your social media practices. The graphic provides a simple, visual represenatation of how much time you will need to allott to each level of interaction – including which social media platforms are the best fit for your purposes.

What stage of interaction are you at with your social media strategy?

-Kelly Marshall,
Director of Communications,
Social Media Workshops @
Sector Learning Solutions

“Wouldn’t You Want Dave Talking About Your Blank?”

Think Social Media is a waste of time, especially for businesses?

Chris Burdge of bWest Interactive shares an entertaining YouTube video (“Blank”) in his March 1, 2012 blog post “Meet Dave…

The video illustrates advertising company 22squared.com’s trademarked phrase “When advocates talk, brands grow,” and shows how Social Media can empower consumers to become advocates – who take action.

How many lives do you think one person can touch in a week through Google+, Twitter, Facebook and WordPress?

If your clients are using Social Media to talk about your business- don’t you want to be part of the conversation?

Content provided by Guest Blogger:
Chris Burdge of bWest,
Social Media Instructor,
Sector Learning Solutions

-Kelly Marshall,
Director of Communications,
Social Media Courses @
Sector Learning Solutions

Free eBook on Social Media from Hubspot – Worth Reading

If you’re looking for some inspiration on how to revamp the visual elements of your Facebook or Twitter page, I’d recommend downloading Hubspot’s free eBook: 55 Brands Rocking Social Media with Visual Content.

The eBook is divided into four sections: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram – and offers 74 pages of photos depicting the distinctive ways that companies are successful marketing their brand visually through Social Media.

My favourite tip?
On Facebook, use infographics in your cover image to share facts about your business in a visually appealing way.

Kudos to Hubspot for keeping the “sale-sy” elements to a minimum – with the back page listing their services, and a follow-up email that offers a custom demo for their all-in-one marketing software. The reader gets an excellent piece of educational marketing without feeling pressured to buy.

-Kelly Marshall,
Director of Communications,
Social Media Workshops @ Sector Learning Solutions

Social Media Camp 2012 Sweepstakes Deadline: July 2, 2012


Register for a Social Media Workshop using YOUR SMCamp# 2012 Sweepstakes Code

On May 17th 2012, we announced our SMCamp# 2012 Sweepstakes:
Visit our Booth at Social Media Camp 2012 to Win 2 Hours of Free Social Media Consulting with Chris Burdge.”

Now that Social Media Camp 2012 is over, it is time to register for a Social Media for Business workshop using the Sweepstakes Code given to you at our Social Media Camp 2012 Tradeshow Booth.

Every registration using the Sweepstakes Code = one entry into the draw. Multiple Registrations = multiple entries.

Registration Deadline:
July 2, 2012

Prize: two free hours of one-on-one social media consulting with Chris Burdge.

How do I use my Sweepstakes Code?
When filling out the Course Registration form,
type the Sweepstakes Code into the Notes section before you submit.

Help! I lost or forgot my Sweepstakes Code!
Email Kelly Marshall to request she hook you up with the code again.

What Workshops Can I Use the Sweekstakes Code For?
The following falf day workshops: $189 for three hours

-Kelly Marshall,
Director of Communications,
Sector Learning Solutions