Social Media Explorer is proud to let you all know that we’ll be bringing a new event to five cities in the U.S. in 2012. Dallas-Fort Worth, Nashville, Minneapolis, Irvine (Calif.) and Portland (Ore.) will host our new signature event, Explore. We developed the event after testing several approaches with our Exploring Social Media Business Summits in 2011. We’ve reshaped what we’re doing based on those learnings and have established Explore as our primary event product.

Explore will be a one-day, two track, intensive learning summit focused on helping business communicators, executives and owners move beyond the tactical level of digital and social media marketing into strategy, planning, operations and measurement. Our format will allow us to bring a lot of content to our audiences (most sessions are 30-minutes in length) and our relationships with the top thinkers in the digital marketing space will allow us to give you, our audience, access to the top minds in the business.

Please note that I did say, “digital and social media marketing.” While we’re going to deliver deep insights into how social media can be used for business, we’re not painting ourselves into that corner. These events will feature content that focuses on integrated marketing, including mobile, email, internal communications and more. We’re bringing topics ranging from operationalizing social media across the enterprise to video marketing tips and tricks to brand case studies across a variety of industries.

We will continue to bring the top thinkers in the industry to the stage for you. Jeremiah Owyang, Todd Defren, Laura Fitton, C.C. Chapman, Ann Handley, Joe Pulizzi, DJ Waldow and many others graced our events in 2011. We’re working on our first lineup for 2012 now and I can assure you the people you want to learn from are on the list.

You can read more and access some collateral if you’re interested in sharing the event on our news release.

Here’s how you can get a jump-start on Explore events for this year. First of fall, circle the dates on you’re calendar. We’re coming to:

  • Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas – Feb. 17
  • Nashville, Tenn. – April 13
  • Minneapolis, Minn. – Aug. 17
  • Irvine, Calif. – Oct. 19
  • Portland, Ore. – Nov. 16

Sign up for the email list for the city or cities you’re interested in and get exclusive discounts, updates and be the first to know when tickets go on sale. The first 100 tickets will be just $250 (price includes breakfast, lunch and a cocktail reception, as well as a one-month trial membership to ExploringSocialMedia.com). After that, prices go up. But everyone on the email list for each city will have first dibs on tickets to get in that first 100 group.

Sign up for notifications now and don’t miss the first-chance pricing.

We’ll be announcing ticket sales for Dallas before the end of the calendar year, so those interested in Dallas should sign up for notifications now.

And let us know what type of content you want at Explore. We’ve got a good idea, but more are always welcome. Jump into the comments and let us know what you want to learn, who you want to see speak and which city you’ll be joining us in for Explore 2012!

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About Jason Falls

Jason Falls

Jason Falls is the founder and chief instigator for Social Media Explorer's blog and signature Explore events. He is a leading thinker, speaker and strategist in the world of digital marketing and is co-author of two books, No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide To Social Media Marketing and The Rebel's Guide To Email Marketing. By day, he leads digital strategy for CafePress, one of the world's largest online retailers. His opinions are his, not necessarily theirs. Follow him on Twitter (@JasonFalls).

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