Recently moving back to Columbus, Ryan started the Meetup group, Columbus Social Media Network. The purpose of this group is to gather social media "junkies" to meet up each month. Some meet-ups are social for cocktails and some, like the one I'll be speaking at, are educational.
I'll be speaking at the May 12th Reputation Management: Social Media and Public Relations with my focus being Social Media/PR for Non-Profit Organizations. Ryan has invited another speaker who will be discussing Social Media/PR for Corporations. More details will soon be posted on the Meetup site.
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