SMA Celebrates Social Media Day, Receives Proclamation

Together with Seasons 52 in Garden City, the Social Media Association hosted Social Media Day on June 30th, 2015. The event sparked a great turnout as the night was filled with conversations, networking, and new business connections. The evening was highlighted when Director of Special Projects Peter DiSilvio from Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano’s office, […]

Social Media Day 2015

With essentially everyone owning some sort of social media account, naturally it only makes sense that Social Media gets its own day. There are numerous ways to celebrate Social Media Day, but if you’re local to Long Island, why not Tweet, Like, Comment, Post, and Share with the Social Media Association at Seasons 52 in […]

Looking to “Prezi” for an Interactive Future

Even the name suggests there’s a change underway. In as recent as the last few months, we’ve seen taxi companies pushed to the side for Uber rides. Periscope took money away from the Pay-Per-View net gross of the May 3rd boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. The “out with the old and in […]

Winter 2015 Meetup & Tweetup

One of the first things business owners used to have to create for a company was a slogan. Now, the bigger question is what will be your hashtag? On Thursday, Feb. 26, Twitter had a stream of group pictures, panoramic shots and statements like “Great times” followed by #SoMeAssoc. The Social Media Association hosted a […]

Social Media and Politics: Risks and Rewards

Social Media and Politics: Risks and Rewards by Chris Palermo   While social media is an incredibly powerful tool in the political space, it is important that it be managed and monitored closely. That was the general consensus of four experts who spoke at the recent Social Media Association meeting, discussing Uses and Misuses in […]

Why Your Business Needs to Get Visual

Paul Biedermann, Creative Director/Owner of re:DESIGN and SMA Board Member, spoke to us about the importance of using visuals in our online business communications. Never have they been more effective, during these busy, distracted, hyper-engaged lives we are all leading. What do we mean by visuals? Photographs, videos, slideshows, infographics, illustrations, quote graphics, memes, and animations — […]

New LinkedIn “Privacy Policy:” Be Careful Where You Click

LinkedIn contains a wealth of important information about business people and is a source of personal and corporate self-marketing. Many people who use LinkedIn do not even associate it with social media — it is so unlike Facebook and Instagram in that it does not have the sense of immediacy and intimacy that is the attraction, as well […]

A Letter From The Co-President

Happy Spring! I wanted to share some exciting news with you.  I will be stepping down as Co-President of Social Media Association Inc. Paul Rubell, Partner at Meltzer Lippe, will be the new President of the organization. Paul has been a member of the executive board since the inception of Social Media Association Inc. He […]

Zero to $2 Billion — The Marketing and Branding Story Behind the Growth

On February 12, 2014, the Social Media Association was treated to a terrific presentation by a successful technology entrepreneur and investor. Jim Estill spoke about his book, Zero to $2 Billion — The Marketing and Branding Story Behind the Growth. He graciously shared his background, business philosophy, wisdom, and insight with us. Jim, a calm down-to-earth guy […]

Social Media and Everything Legal Presentation

These days, nearly every company utilizes social media in one form or another.  Even the local funeral home is vying for Facebook “likes.” Although it is fun, social media is serious business.  Did you know that every “tweet” is curated at the Library of Congress? Attorney Paul Rubell of Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone gave […]