On June 30th, 2011, a proclamation was made for the state of Nevada that this date is now officially Social Media Day. Sara Gabriella of Finesse Enterprises holds up the proclamation besides her partner, Demont Daniel.
There are other cities that proclaimed Social Media Day. Many cities, at least six, were watching a live stream from Las Vegas @ Rok Vegas club at New York, New York Casino & Hotel. The event put on by Finesse had sponsors including Absolut Vodka and Red Bull.
Frederick Townes, CTO Mashable
The main sponsor of the evening was the great social media company, Mashable. A keynote was given by Frederick Townes, CTO of Mashable.
The Rok Vegas club had an inside bar and a Twitter feed set up with a large screen so guests can tweet themselves onto the screen using the hashtag #smdayLV There were some games and giveaways including a one-night stay at the New York, New York Hotel. Later in the evening as the social geeks got a bit tipsy there were some ‘planking’ going on. You have to be in the know.
It was a fun event, good for social media and actually good for face-to-face networking.
I'm a screenwriter, filmmaker, video editor and copywriter. I grew up in NY, but lived in Los Angeles for roughly 29 years. I produced, co-wrote and co-directed feature film, “Rubbernecking.” In 2008, I edited “War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave” directed by and starring C. Thomas Howell. I was the founder and festival director of Social Media Film Festival. I love live music, comedy, iced-blended mochas and movies of course!
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