This Friday, they will embark on the Greater Seattle Chamber’s Executive Social Media Challenge

We all hear that social media tools can be a boon to our businesses, but it’s tough to take full advantage of them—both professionally and personally. What better way to learn social media strategies than to see first-hand how Puget Sound executives benefit from social media in their own marketing plans?

On Friday, October 15, the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce will launch their Executive Social Media Challenge, pairing local executives with leading social media experts for a three-part, hands-on series on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs and more.

WHO:  Our regional executives will include Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess, (@CouncilmanTim), Swedish Medical Center CEO Dr. Rod Hochman, (@RodHochmanMD), and Quadrant Homes President Peter Orser (@peterorser).

Our panelists will be paired with Social Media Club Seattle’s Shauna Causey (@shaunacausey), The Fearey Group’s Aaron Blank (@seattleblank), and Microsoft’s Brian Seitz (@brianseitz).

WHAT: At each session, our executives will be challenged to enhance their presence in the social media realm.

At the same time, attendees and local businesses will be charged to take on the challenges themselves. Each week, participants will be given three social media action items to complete before the next event and will be encouraged to tweet about their progress using the hashtag #SocialExec.

WHY: This event is part of the Chamber’s ongoing efforts to strengthen regional business by providing them with the tools and technology to work better, faster and cheaper. This series will provide real-life examples of how businesses can successfully integrate social media into their own marketing strategies.


Part 1: Fri, October 15, 2010, from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. (includes breakfast)

Part 2: Fri, November 19, 2010, from noon to 1:30 p.m. (includes lunch)

Part 3: Fri, January 21, 2011, from noon to 1:30 p.m. (includes lunch)


Part 1 will be held at City Hall in the Bertha Knight Landes Room

600 Fourth Ave., Seattle 98124

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