Free Tweet-up: March 14, 2014 From 7:00pm until 9:00pm,
Conference: March 15, 2014 From 8:15am until 5:30pm,
VIP Speed Networking: March 15, 2014 From 6:00pm until 9:00pm
Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall
Sponsored by: BE3Designs, CodeWord Media Design and more!
iMEDIA is a local Edmonton conference geared towards small business owners and marketing managers interested in a full day of practical and tactical social media education and application.
This year’s iMEDIA Conference will be taking place at the Fantasyland Hotel. The conference will be sure to re-spark your passion for business and will feature two Keynote speakers; WestJet Emerging Media Advisor, Greg Hounslow and Poppy Barley Co-founder, Kendall Barley, a panel discussion featuring businesses from traditional industries who have adapted to business in the digital age and over 10 different breakout sessions for attendees to choose from. Each iMEDIA attendee will have the opportunity to participate in 4 of the 12 sessions.
Myself and Kasia Gawlak of CodeWord Media Design will be presenting a session at iMEDIA conference on integrating your WordPress website with social media tools and more information about our session can be found below, while you can view the complete session list here.
EXTENDING WORDPRESS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT & CONTENT CROSS-DISTRIBUTION | BE3DESIGNS & CODEWORD MEDIA DESIGN
WordPress is about more than just blogging. It is a powerful, open-source CMS that can be extended through libraries of freely available or low-cost plugins, tools and themes to create almost any kind of digital web content imaginable. Owing to its user-friendly nature and extensibility, WordPress also provides an excellent platform for cross-distribution of your website and social media content to engage your audience. In other words, you can promote your social media channels and content via your WordPress website, and you can also promote your website content as part of your social media presence to create more on-site engagement. This session will cover key concepts related to content sharing and cross-distribution between WordPress and popular social media channels like Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and more. The session will also provide useful information on real-world tools and resources – such as plugins, developer frameworks and pre-packaged themes – that will help you make the most of your WordPress website combined with social media in an over-arching digital marketing strategy.
BE3Designs (pronounced B-E-3-Designs), is a freelance and contract website services business owned and operated by Bree Emmerson, specializing in web design, website development, search engine optimization, and social media marketing. Based out of Edmonton, Alberta, BE3Designs’ Website Services are available to a variety of clients across Canada including small business owners, startups, freelancers and entrepreneurs to large corporations, including design and marketing agencies interested in outsourcing contracts, and non-profit organizations. www.be3designs.ca
CodeWord Media Design specializes in custom website design & development with a focus on the WordPress content management platform. CodeWord also offers other creative marketing services, including print design & layout, copywriting & editing, social media management, events and PR/promotions. Clients include political campaigns, small businesses, independent professionals, community organizations and outsourcers. With over 13 years’ experience in the industry, CodeWord has developed a flair for design, a passion for creative ideas and the technical skills to see them realized. www.codewordmediadesign.com
Tickets are available for iMEDIA conference, including limited admissions to the VIP Speed Networking opportunity, by registering at EventBrite. More information about iMEDIA can be found at www.imediaconference.ca