For more information, contact Tiffany Tauscheck
Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau
(515) 491-9350 (cell)
(515) 699-3433 (direct)

Social Media Workshop to Educate Local Business Leaders

Des Moines, IA – The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau (GDMCVB) will hold a Social Media Workshop from 8 a.m. to Noon Tuesday, November 16 at the Polk County Convention Complex, 501 Grand Avenue, Des Moines.

The workshop, sponsored by Catchfire Media, will help participants become more familiar with emerging social media tools and learn how they can fit into a company’s marketing strategies.

“This is a great opportunity for individuals and companies to gain insight into the role of social media and how to utilize these valuable, low-cost and no-cost tools,” said Greg Edwards, President and CEO of the GDMCVB.

Workshop speakers include Maggie Augustine, Assistant Director, Corporate Relations, The Principal Financial Group; Ryan Bickel, Director of Marketing, Blank Park Zoo; Thomas Cox, Vice President, Marketing & Interactive Media, Meredith Corporation; Janette Larkin, Publisher, Business Publications; Ben Milne, Founder, Dwolla; Jeff Nelson, Director of Marketing, Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino; Jon Troen, Managing Partner, Catchfire Media; James Wilkerson, Database Editor, Des Moines Register.

Topics to be discussed:
• What’s New in Social Media
• Mobile/Website Applications for Business
• Facebook for Business

The event is free to GDMCVB Marketing Partners and $10 for all other individuals. To RSVP, contact Jan Meyers at (515) 699-3442 or by Friday, November 12.