It’s no surprise that we’re pretty big basketball fans here at Sixth Man Marketing. In addition to loving to watch basketball, we love to play as well. Growing up we’d seek out the best open gym games in town and try to learn from the best players in the area. It was usually pretty loose. Sometimes a coach would be there, sometimes former players, other times mentors just a few years older from our own school. It was a great opportunity to play, learn, and have some fun.
Sixth Man Marketing is starting our own version of open gym focused on online marketing. Come on down and talk shop with other business owners and hear the latest online marketing strategies, tactics, and tips. This isn’t just one-way instruction. While we’ll have a formal topic each week, we’re encouraging input from other online marketing folks and business owners in our community.
Open Gym Logistics & Details
Location: Sixth Man Marketing Office
Time: Friday’s from 3pm to 4pm
Capacity: First five people to register. Only one person / industry / week
Registration: Call (509) 624-5580, fill out our contact form, or email jessie (at) sixthmanmarketing.com
Topics / Calendar:
11/18/11 – Google Analytics New Version Awesomeness Tour (Yeah, it’s good)
11/25/11 – Off for Thanksgiving break (Turkey Time!)
12/02/11 – Usability Best Practices (What’s working & what isn’t on your website)
12/09/11 – The Latest in Local Search (How to rank in Google Maps & blended searches)
12/16/11 – Conversion, Conversion, Conversion (How to make them click!)
These open gym session are meant to be part training, part analysis of your websites or campaigns, and a whole lotta fun talking shop about your website and online strategies. They are going to be very interactive sessions with a ton of real-world advice. We’ll provide some light snacks and drinks as well.
Who’s got next?
It’s always insightful to speak to a new group of people at an industry event. I’ve found that It’s sometimes easy to get entrenched within my own four walls and lose touch with the information that people really need to help their businesses succeed. During the Q&A session someone asked the question that was on everyones minds:
“Can you provide a simple guide to help business owners in Spokane understand how to use social media? You know,… no industry jargon, no tech-speak, just simple how-to-get-started information that business owners can quickly digest and implement?” […]