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United Way of Greater Kansas City Announces Social Media Committee

I wanted to share a social news release per the United Way social media committee announcement.  You can find the release here: United Way of Greater Kansas City Announces Social Media Committee to Lead Efforts. We formally announced the committee and social media campaign at the #smckc breakfast last Friday.   You can see that presenation via SlideShare at: http://www.prweb.com/releases/unitedwaygkccommittee/socialmedia/prweb4504314.htm.

I wanted to thank Mark Jorgenson, the 2010 United Way campaign co-chair, whose vision made this happen, the UW staff that have been great champions per this initiative and the individuals that helped form the social media committee who have done a wonderful job, from the initial strategy to the tactical execution.

Thanks to you and the Kansas City community for helping a wonderful cause!



United Way GKC’s Social Media Committee & Campaign

The United Way Greater Kansas City officially launched their 2010 Fall campaign and announced the formation of a social media committee during the #SMCKC breakfast (Social Media Club – Kansas City) on Friday, September 10, 2010.  We need your help!

The presentation slides from the SMCKC breakfast are embedded below, or you can click on the following link: http://www.slideshare.net/chriskovac/smckc-breakfast-united-way-gkc-social-media-launch

Mark Jorgenson, the 2010 United Way campaign co-chair, made a commitment to help make the most of the social media phenomenon by forming a committee to help the organization create a strategy for increasing awareness of its fundraising goals.  Some of the top social media professionals in the Kansas City area volunteered to help with a number of initiatives that include: helping craft a social media policy, training for UW staffers, creating an editorial calendar for Twitter and Facebook, several online video campaigns and more.

You can support the United Way of Greater Kansas City number of ways: donating via the United Way web site, volunteering your time at any number of United Way supported agencies, spreading the word via the United Way GKC’s social media profiles (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) and more.  If you have any questions, please comment on this post and I will email you back.

Thanks for your support of the United Way and Kansas City!

The 2010 United Way GKC Social Media Committee includes:

• Mark Jorgenson – United Way campaign co-chair and US Bank (@KSBigRed)
• Chris Kovac – United Way GKC Cabinet co-chair and Director of Social Influence for Nicholson Kovac (@chriskovac)
• Shannon Schlappi – Owner, Locker  Partner & Rockdex(@DramaClub)
• Ramsey Mohsen – Consultant and video-blogger(@RamseyM)
• Dr. Simon Kuo, Ph.D. – Founder LightThread (@Simonkuo)
• Shane Adams – Community Manager, AMC Theaters and Asst. Pastor Olathe Community of Christ (@shaneadams)
• Kerstin Deppe – Social Influence Supervisor, NK and Treasurer of #smckc (@KayHasWings)
• Mike Burns – Senior Manager at Perceptive Software and #smckc board member for standards and ethics (@wrytir)
• Jessica Best – Marketing Manager, emfluence (@bestofjess)
• Zena Weist – Social Media Director H&R Block (@zenaweist)
• Zach Cobb – Owner, Westside Studio (@zachishere)
• Jonathan D. Mast – Black & Veatch (@JonathanDMast)

Social Media Club KC – breakfast video

From @jeffisageek Blog:  http://www.jeffisageek.net/blog/2008/11/11/smckc-breakfast-recap/

From Jeff’s blog –

Recently all of us social media types got together for our monthly breakfast and we had a great turn out and some great conversation.

If you are in the Kansas City area and a user, fan, or just interested in social media please join us…its free to everyone, casual and very laid back.

My thoughts:  This is a very cool group of progressive people.  Check out the community page at http://socialmediaclubkc.ning.com/


Chris Kovac

Chris Kovac – BMA Lunch and Learn – October 16th

This program should be exciting!  Click here for more details:  http://bmakc.org/Event/Event.asp?IdS=0000FD-741CFD0&Id=59

Chris Kovac, the BMA (Business Marketing Association) Programs co-chair, announces an exciting BMA Lunch and Learn — Social Media Monitoring and Engagement. The lunch is scheduled for noon (people begin arriving around 11:30 am) on Thursday, October 16th.

Chris will be moderating a discussion that includes Justin Gardner (Social Media for AMC – @jpgardner), Adam Coomes (President of Infegy, creator of Social Radar – @adamcoomes) and Valerie Jennings (Jennings Public Relations & Advertising). Each speaker will have approx 10 minutes to discuss their thoughts per their respective disciplines. The final 30 minutes of the lunch will be open to questions from the audience.

The lunch will explore social media monitoring and engagements from three different perspectives: technology, client side and agency side. It would be awesome to get your thoughts on what is most relevant to you and your organization.

I appreciate any thoughts/comments you may have.


Chris Kovac
@chriskovac (Twitter)
http://www.linkedin.com/in/chriskovac (LinkedIn)