Photographs from Social Media Day in Miami at The Pelican Hotel on 6/30/10

Social Media Day in Miami at The Pelican Hotel on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. MIAMI edition presented by & The brpr Group for the Miami sect. This was a celebration for those Miami social media mavens!

Social Media Day – MIAMI edition presented by & The brpr Group
Last night was an epic celebration of everything Social Media, and our Miami festivities were the biggest in the southeast (and bigger than LA). Miamians have once again proven their digital prowess as over 100 Social Media aficionados “checked-in” to The Pelican Hotel and Restaurant on Ocean Drive, giving a whole new, flesh and bones meaning to the term Social Networking Site.

Social Media Day, or #SMDAY as we call it in the biz, is the creation of Mashable and Meetup was the HQ, calling upon each city’s Social Media Mavens and Maestros to organize their own observance as Pete Cashmore, CEO of Mashable explains, “I see social media day as the beginning. We would like you to use this platform to continue to organize regular Meetups in your area.”

The brpr Group was thrilled to answer the calling of the all-mighty Mashable as Agency Director, Christopher Renz, raves, “Being a part of the first ever Social Media Day is like being present for the first ever Valentine’s Day or St. Patrick’s Day. Ok, maybe not exactly the same, but it is huge — especially being on the ground and knowing how fast Social Media is growing. It was an honor for us at The brpr Group to be able to work with Mashable and we are very happy to help position Miami at the forefront of the revolution.”

SocialBuzzTV and USTREAM were large contributors, documenting this first ever Social Media Day extravaganza for the ages. Live streaming for nationwide bragging rights and an incredible postcelebration recap, already a YouTube sensation among those in the know, made Miami’s #SMDAY so much more than a “trending topic” on Twitter. Miami’s village voices were in full effect with The
Miami New Times, Soul of Miami, BizBash, and Miami Magazine, to name a few, as they bore witness to digital history in the making.

“If you’re in the business of Social Media, it’s really ‘Social Media Day’ everyday,” says Jennifer Batchelor, Social Media Curator for The brpr Group, “What makes today and this #SMDay celebration so special is the free bubbly with “check-in”. I mean, who doesn’t want to drink up while you Tweetup? But all Social Media nerd jokes aside, we are so grateful to the city of Miami and to Mashable for allowing us the opportunity to organize this gathering and celebrate the new school 2.0 tomfoolery with the finest digital media dynamos, community managers, and SMO pros in the industry.”

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