SMDay Tampa 2016 is almost here! As many of you know, Mashable launched Social Media Day in 2010 as a way to recognize and celebrate social media’s impact on global communication. While every day is essentially Social Media Day, June 30th, 2016 marks the seventh-annual official global celebration. Last year, meetups happened all over the world including those in Egypt, Spain, San Diego, and Tampa Bay.
Ryan and I have been organizing Social Media Day in Tampa since its inception and this year we are expecting 300-400 local social media professionals, influencers and bloggers. Last year was so much fun thanks to our great sponsors, so we brought many of them back on board to help make this year bigger and better!
We kickoff the event by encouraging lots of social involvement during our blogger caravan sponsored by Reeves VW, raffle off great local baskets to raise funds for this year’s local charity, Where Love Grows, host giveaways throughout the night and so much more! We are honored to have so many amazing sponsors this year helping to make this year’s event the best one yet!
We hope to see you at Ferg’s Live Tampa on June 30th from 6-9pm. The event is free to register, but we are asking for a $5 donation at the door which goes directly to this year’s beneficiary, Where Love Grows. 100% of the proceeds raised through raffle prizes and donations go to support the end to childhood hunger here in Tampa Bay.
We have so much in store this year, so come on by and enjoy food and drink thanks to Ferg’s, JJ Taylor Distributing Inc. and Titos Vodka. Other sponsors who are hooking us up to make this all possible include: Second Flight, GreenBar Labs, Strea.ma, Hype Group, Social Garnish, Later, Edgar, and Bit.ly.
New this year, we are unveiling our first ever Social Media Day Awards! With help from the community, we have put together some really fun categories including:
Best Local Instagram Account
Best Local Blogger
Social Media Professional of the Year
Winners will be announced during the event, so stay tuned for more on that! And remember to follow along and get social with us too by using #SMDayTampa whenever you post!
Registration is still open for the event, so Sign up now before it’s too late! See you Thursday, June 30th from 6-9pm at Ferg’s Live Tampa! #SMDayTampa
-Nicholas & Ryan