Social Media Club Portland (OR) hosts Paul Barron, Publisher of Fast Casual Magazine and the USA Restaurant Industry's "Most Influential" Social Media Voice.
Paul's presentation, "Web Era 4 - What It Means to Restaurants" is a must-hear for Portland restaurant professionals/owners and public relations/social media service providers.
Less than 10% of USA restaurants have even begun to embrace the social web - here is the opportunity to get leading theory from the top hospitality social media thinker in North America.
Paul Barron, with over 52,000 Twitter followers, was rated in July 2010 as the top social media influencer in hospitality in the USA by Restaurant Reality Check Blog. Publisher of Fast Casual Magazine and Social Coco Blog, Paul is actively engaged with the boards of both the National Restaurant Association and Share Our Strength.
It's our distinct pleasure to welcome Paul to speak to the Pacific Northwest hospitality and public relations/marketing/social media communities at Social Media Club PDX.
Paul Barron: "Web Era 4 - What it means to the restaurant industry"
Change Agent has often been my moniker and I welcome it with open arms. As a Publisher and new media maven I have spent the past 16 years developing online media to build brands and amass audience. I
believe that change is the one thing that is always constant. I feel
fortunate as a founder of many blogs, podcasts, viral video and social
media platforms. Each of these experiences has helped me to be on the
cutting edge of every new media push since the first web page by Tim
Berners Lee in 1992.
As an expert in understanding the evolution of digital media over the past 15 years, I can say I am one of the elite in Social Media in all sectors of business and continue to grow and understand this
massive shift in communication.
As a trend watcher I have had a chance to be part of the biggest shift in consumer restaurant interaction in the history of the restaurant business. In the mid 90's I began tracking and defining the Fast Casual restaurant segment that has grown to more than a 40 billion dollar contributor to the half-a-trillion restaurant business.
As an early adopter, consumer science master, programmer, designer, social creator and best of all a student of the actual technology that drives the web and this entire new media craze, I understand what it takes to create a
digital footprint and develop a social brand in today's online world.
I am happy to talk to your brand; group or company on how new media can change the way you do business.
The little sister of the historic Crystal Ballroom, Lola's Room is located on the second floor, directly below the Crystal. If you're a fan of DJ'd dance events, raging local rock
showcases or intimate seated performances, then take a moment and
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The navigation menu at left is your roadmap to Lola's Room and the other offerings at the corner of 14th %26 Burnside. Check out what's coming up on the Events Calendar, discover how to let us host your next
party, or simply investigate our brewery, artwork and history.
A night at Lola's Room should always include a stop by Ringlers Pub or Ringlers Annex, where there's usually a vibe to fit your mood -- great pub fare, inspiring beverages, engaging conversation, a good pool game, a rowdy
party, or a groovy DJ in a dimmed and quiet setting.
August 11th from 5 to 9 pm. Cash beverage/pizza by the slice bar.
More schwag coming!Registration is open and underway, limited to under 100. Register h.... $10 pre-registration, $15 at the door.