The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) will host a Social Media Workshop "Get the most out of social media for your business", for farms and other businesses on Monday, February 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lower level Meeting Room at the Allbright Building, 205 Main Street, Prince Frederick, located at the intersection of Main Street and Duke Street.
In today's online-focused world, it's important to have a defined, consistent and responsive presence. SMADC's Social Media Workshop offers farmers/producers and business owners the opportunity to increase their knowledge of social media and gain more insight on how to reach their target audience and effectively apply media tools for their business goals.
The half-day workshop will be divided into two parts. Presenter Beth Graeme, of Grambo Creative, will begin with an overview of the top four media tools (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+), exploring each platform from a marketing standpoint. Topics include use statistics, demographics, Search Engine Optimization, hashtags and blogs. The second half of the workshop will focus on creating a Facebook business page; initial set up, how/when and what to 'post' and how to measure and track progress. Time management and tactical planning will also be covered, plus tips for free or low cost options for creating visuals and content. Participants are encouraged to bring lap tops, pads, smartphones, etc.
Registration deadline is Friday, February 5, 2016. A fee of $20.00 includes refreshments, lunch and materials. Register online at the 'News and Announcements' page at www.smadc.com
, or contact SMADC staff at (301) 274-1922, Ex. 1.
SEE REGISTRATION FORM HERE: http://smadc.wufoo.com/forms/registration-social-media-workshop/