Minneapolis, MN, Oct 04, 2014 -- The state Council on Black Minnesotans will feature a series of seminars and workshops, free of charge to address questions about how businesses use the Internet. On Wednesday, October 8 - from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Internet Marketing Social Media Concepts launches its “Brown Bag Internet Marketing and Social Media Seminars,” in downtown St. Paul. You are cordially invited to attend…bring your laptop. Free Wi-Fi will be available. (RSVP here: http://www.councilonblackmn.com/brown_bag)
This past June, the COBM presented its Power of Unity Summit in the 3M Auditorium on the campus of the University of Minnesota. One of the most powerful presentations was on Social Media and Online Internet Marketing. The COBM has answered the request by local community members and owners of small businesses to continue on with more programming geared to address the digital divide in Minnesota.
The Council on Black Minnesotans continues to move forward in addressing Internet and social media issues that are possibly one of the causal reasons why statewide small and minority owned businesses and nonprofits do not often participate on the same level as the mainstream. This series will adjust and remedy this concern.
The COBM invites the community, businesses and nonprofit marketing and communication staffs to attend a series of lectures and workshops from October to December that will change the course of your organization's marketing and communications goals.
Your host and senior lecturer and workshop instructor will be Internet Marketing Social Media Concepts CEO Donald Allen, a veteran and small business owner. Allen possesses a skillset with over 25 years of experience that is vast in media, marketing, public relations, problem solving, grant writing, business and nonprofit development. We are pleased to announce he has accepted the challenge to assist in the Council on Black Minnesotans commitment to closing the digital divide by providing comprehensive seminars and real-time demonstrations. All lectures/workshops will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – twice a month from October to December. We encourage participants to bring their laptops, iPads, and smartphones during these sessions.
Seminars will be held in the First Bank Building - 1st Floor Meeting/Conference Room, located at 332 Minnesota Street Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101.
The new St. Paul Green Line (light rail) drops you right in front of the First Bank Building. If you drive, the first 15 people to sign-in will receive a free parking voucher for this first session.
Seminars for October:
Week 1: Wednesday – October 8, 2014 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Introduction to Social Media Marketing for Businesses and Community Development Collectives – Creating Social Media Ambassadors
This seminar will function as an introduction to the first 12 weeks of lectures and seminars. Participants will be briefed on Internet Marketing tools and who should attend. We will also ask them to join the Facebook Fan Page created for this series. We will also discuss algorithms and how big data uses social media.
Week 2: Wednesday – October 15, 2014 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Building a Press Room to distribute your business or organization's Press Releases
We encourage participants to bring their laptops, iPads and Notebooks, this seminar will teach businesses and organizations how to write a press release; focusing on the content, audience and geographic targeting and then assist the group in building a customized press room with SEO capabilities. This will also be an introduction on how to get your press release professionally written for five dollars or less via online professional service websites.
To RSVP for this event, visit the Brown Bag Internet Marketing and Social Media Seminar page at: http://www.councilonblackmn.com/brown_bag. For more information, please contact Mr. Mohamed Mohamed [email protected]