Social Media Club Chicago Presents Search and Social on June 27

Peanut butter and chocolate, ying and yang, search and social – now there’s a powerful, and natural, combination! And, lucky for us – search and social is the topic of the June 27 Social Media Club Chicago program.

What questions do you have about search and social? Thanks to Tim McDonald, Social Media Club Chicago’s communications director for putting together the invitation, which is where this information comes from . . .

Social Media Club Chicago is heading to Microsoft Technology Center: Chicago on June 27 for a special evening that will focus on Search and Social.

The event runs from 5:30-8:30. Tickets include Dominos Pizza; beer, wine and water; and program. RSVP in advance. Tickets will not be available at at the door.

Social Media Club Chicago Search and Social  Speakers

Neal Wilson, Senior Search Evangelist from Bing

Neal Wilson is a Search veteran with experience in key roles on both the publisher and agency side. He has held senior digital positions at Yahoo!, Omnicom and Digitas working on accounts such Starbucks, New Balance, Delta and Kraft. He joined Microsoft as a Senior Search Evangelist in March of 2011 to promote Bing’s unique position in the Search marketplace and to bring best of class strategic insights and service to advertisers.

Erica Charney, Associate Director at iProspect

Erica Charney is Associate Director of CPG at iProspect, where she acts as an external strategic consultant for iProspect’s clients, including Procter & Gamble. Previously as Client Services Manager, Erica oversaw the development and strategic direction for all her client accounts, as well as managed the activities of a blended client-facing team on natural search and pay-per-click campaigns. In her roles, she has worked closely with high-profile clientele including those in online banking and finance, health insurance, retail, pharmaceutical, and currently clients within the CPG industry.

Sean McGinnis, Director and General Manager at Multistate Edge

MultiState Edge is a bar exam preparation company, where Sean directs every aspect of the business, with a strong focus on marketing and web strategy. From 2006 to 2009, Sean led one of the largest organic SEO teams in the country while serving as the SEO Manager for Findlaw. Sean also consults with small to mid-sized businesses on Digital Customer Acquisition and Loyalty and blogs about SEO, Internet Marketing, Social Media, Leadership and a variety of other topics at 312 Digital.

Jeannie Walters, SMC Chicago board member and founder of 360 Connext will moderate the panel.

Special thanks to Ramon DeLeon, Domino’s Pizza, for pizza, lava cakes and #RamonWOW.

Social Media Club Chicago

Social Media Club [SMC] is a worldwide organization, with local chapters, that serves as connecting organization for anyone interested in social media. Membership is free and open to all levels, including beginners. Chicago’s SMC chapter, launched in October 2008, presents events that mix socializing, networking and learning. Barbara Rozgonyi [@wiredprworks], founder and Jeff Willinger [@jwillie], president, lead the Chicago SMC chapter. Amy Korin [@interactiveamy] coordinates volunteers; Tim McDonald [@tamcdonald] manages communications; Jeannie Walters [@jeanniecw] oversees logistics; and Alex Levine [@alexklevine] student/young professional outreach. Event attendees include entrepreneurs, corporate communicators, journalists, business professionals, publishers, marketers, media creators, citizen journalists, students and technology types. For more information, visit, email, follow @smcchicago on twitter, or call 630.207.7530 or 312-970-0846.

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