Milwaukee marketing companies organize social media conference

Trivera Interactive, Corporate Identity Solutions and Clear Verve Marketing have joined forces to develop Social Media University, an educational event in Milwaukee that will provide hands-on learning and real-life examples of the most prominent social media tools in use today.

The event, conceived by Tom Snyder, president and chief executive officer of Trivera Interactive, will be held on Wednesday, July 29, at the Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee.

Social Media University will be a day-long learning event for business owners, executives or marketing professionals interested in maximizing their business’ use of social media. The event will feature hands-on learning from experts drawn from the Milwaukee creative and business community.

The event will bring together local social media experts who will share real-life experiences with social media and help business owners embrace best practices for this new era of communications.

Presenters will include:

  • Chris Remington and Katie Fleming – Trivera Interactive.
  • Sue Marks – Pinstripe Talent.
  • Augie Ray – Fullhouse.
  • Jon Kurozawa – K6 Marketing.
  • Christina Steder – Clear Verve Marketing.
  • Katie Felten – MKElive.com.
  • Sara Meaney – Comet Branding.
  • Blake Samic – Actions Talk.
  • Scott Baitinger – Streetza Pizza.
  • Joe Woelfle – Blatz Liquor.
  • Phil Gerbyshak – The "Make it Great Guy."

A keynote presentation will be delivered by Jay Steinfeld, CEO of Blinds.com, who will share how one of America’s largest online brands has used the power of the web, first to build a small business into an internet powerhouse, and now, through Social Media, to turn his brand’s fan base into the fuel for greater success.

The event will be followed by a "Tweetup" on Twitter, organized by Corporate Identity Solutions (also known online as "The Tweetup Girls").

Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptop computers so they can immediately apply what they learn to their companies.

"As an interactive marketing company, many of our clients were approaching us with questions on nearly every aspect of social media," Snyder said. "Because social media is growing and changing so quickly, it is difficult for many people, even marketers, to keep up with all the changes. We felt that if we brought together a group of people we admired and gave business owners the opportunity to learn from a these subject matter experts, attendees would walk away with a complete experience at a much higher level than we could provide by hosting a short event on our own."

Tickets for the event are $95 per seat and are available online at www.socialmediamilwaukee.com. For more information, contact Snyder at (262) 250-9400.

Verizon lets consumers watch TV from their phone

Verizon customers in the greater Milwaukee area can now watch TV on their mobile phones. V CAST Mobile TV, from Verizon Wireless was launched earlier this week, and allows consumers to get broadcast and cable television programming, including live shows from multiple entertainment brands.

“We are very excited to bring V CAST Mobile TV to Verizon Wireless customers in Milwaukee and the surrounding area,” said T.J. Fox, president–Wisconsin/Illinois Region of Verizon Wireless. “This is real television programming with a wide range of channels and great shows. Our customers can carry TV with them in the palms of their hands and watch quality mobile television whenever and wherever they choose throughout the Milwaukee area and into Ozaukee, Milwaukee, Walworth, Waukesha, Racine and Kenosha counties.”

V CAST Mobile TV offers programming for TV viewers of all ages and interests, from live sporting events to news to great shows, including “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” “CSI: NY” and “Dora the Explorer.”

V CAST Mobile TV combines popular content and intuitive controls that allow users to watch video and change channels quickly and easily. Customers can get full–length simulcast and time–shifted programming from top entertainment brands, including CBS, CBS College Sports, CBS News, CNBC, Comedy Central, ESPN, FOX Mobile, MSNBC, MTV, NBC, NBC 2Go, NBC News, NBC Sports, Nickelodeon and NickToons. V CAST Mobile TV also comes with parental control features, so parents can monitor and restrict the programs their children view.   

Monthly access packages for V CAST Mobile TV range from $13 to $25 per month. And, for a limited time, customers signing up for the $15 V CAST Mobile TV Basic Package will get their first month free.

Trivera Interactive, Corporate Identity Solutions and Clear Verve Marketing have joined forces to develop Social Media University, an educational event in Milwaukee that will provide hands-on learning and real-life examples of the most prominent social media tools in use today.

The event, conceived by Tom Snyder, president and chief executive officer of Trivera Interactive, will be held on Wednesday, July 29, at the Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee.

Social Media University will be a day-long learning event for business owners, executives or marketing professionals interested in maximizing their business’ use of social media. The event will feature hands-on learning from experts drawn from the Milwaukee creative and business community.

The event will bring together local social media experts who will share real-life experiences with social media and help business owners embrace best practices for this new era of communications.

Presenters will include:

  • Chris Remington and Katie Fleming – Trivera Interactive.
  • Sue Marks – Pinstripe Talent.
  • Augie Ray – Fullhouse.
  • Jon Kurozawa – K6 Marketing.
  • Christina Steder – Clear Verve Marketing.
  • Katie Felten – MKElive.com.
  • Sara Meaney – Comet Branding.
  • Blake Samic – Actions Talk.
  • Scott Baitinger – Streetza Pizza.
  • Joe Woelfle – Blatz Liquor.
  • Phil Gerbyshak – The "Make it Great Guy."

A keynote presentation will be delivered by Jay Steinfeld, CEO of Blinds.com, who will share how one of America’s largest online brands has used the power of the web, first to build a small business into an internet powerhouse, and now, through Social Media, to turn his brand’s fan base into the fuel for greater success.

The event will be followed by a "Tweetup" on Twitter, organized by Corporate Identity Solutions (also known online as "The Tweetup Girls").

Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptop computers so they can immediately apply what they learn to their companies.

"As an interactive marketing company, many of our clients were approaching us with questions on nearly every aspect of social media," Snyder said. "Because social media is growing and changing so quickly, it is difficult for many people, even marketers, to keep up with all the changes. We felt that if we brought together a group of people we admired and gave business owners the opportunity to learn from a these subject matter experts, attendees would walk away with a complete experience at a much higher level than we could provide by hosting a short event on our own."

Tickets for the event are $95 per seat and are available online at www.socialmediamilwaukee.com. For more information, contact Snyder at (262) 250-9400.

Verizon lets consumers watch TV from their phone

Verizon customers in the greater Milwaukee area can now watch TV on their mobile phones. V CAST Mobile TV, from Verizon Wireless was launched earlier this week, and allows consumers to get broadcast and cable television programming, including live shows from multiple entertainment brands.

“We are very excited to bring V CAST Mobile TV to Verizon Wireless customers in Milwaukee and the surrounding area,” said T.J. Fox, president–Wisconsin/Illinois Region of Verizon Wireless. “This is real television programming with a wide range of channels and great shows. Our customers can carry TV with them in the palms of their hands and watch quality mobile television whenever and wherever they choose throughout the Milwaukee area and into Ozaukee, Milwaukee, Walworth, Waukesha, Racine and Kenosha counties.”

V CAST Mobile TV offers programming for TV viewers of all ages and interests, from live sporting events to news to great shows, including “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” “CSI: NY” and “Dora the Explorer.”

V CAST Mobile TV combines popular content and intuitive controls that allow users to watch video and change channels quickly and easily. Customers can get full–length simulcast and time–shifted programming from top entertainment brands, including CBS, CBS College Sports, CBS News, CNBC, Comedy Central, ESPN, FOX Mobile, MSNBC, MTV, NBC, NBC 2Go, NBC News, NBC Sports, Nickelodeon and NickToons. V CAST Mobile TV also comes with parental control features, so parents can monitor and restrict the programs their children view.   

Monthly access packages for V CAST Mobile TV range from $13 to $25 per month. And, for a limited time, customers signing up for the $15 V CAST Mobile TV Basic Package will get their first month free.

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