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                Kane Consulting presents “Social Media 101 – A Beginner Bootc
                conference on April 24, 2009 in Minneapolis
                Top educators in the industry will provide a one-day immersion in social media.

                03.11.2009 – MINNEAPOLIS – Social media is changing the nature of
                communications, marketing and sales. But something has been missing in the buzz             Twitter Pitc
                – how do you actually DO this stuff?                                                        Social Media 1
                                                                                                            @Nylons, @Iri
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                “Social Media 101 – A Beginner Bootcamp,” will teach participants basic social
                media strategies and skills that can be immediately put to work. This one-day               News Facts
                immersion in social media will take place on April 24, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30             “Social Medi
                p.m. at Aloft Hotel in Minneapolis.                                                           Bootcamp” 
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                Kane Consulting, a Minneapolis-based new media marketing and public relations                 Top educato

                firm, will bring together top educators in the industry for a strategic overview on why       discuss wh
                                                                                                              works, and
                social media is relevant, how it works, and why it works. Breakout sessions will then
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                explore the different social media tools and how to use them, including:
                                                                                                              use: blogs,
                                                                                                              Mobile.
                • Blogs
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                • Twitter                                                                                     parking and
                • Social Media Communities (Facebook/LinkedIn)                                                http://www.
                • Mobile (social media on the go)                                                             Special roo
                                                                                                              Hotel for $9

                Additionally, the day will include open lab periods where attendees can network with
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                each other, explore applications and set-up accounts. Our social media SWAT team
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                will be on hand throughout the day to answer questions and provide technical
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                "All of us on the bootcamp team have been approached by people asking for                   propertyID=3074

                practical advice on how to use social media. People are telling us that they're leaving     The Geek Gi
                most events about this topic with more questions than answers," says Jennifer               Clockwork

                Kane, principal of Kane Consulting. "In response, we decided to create a back-to-           Gumption
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                basics overview where 'there are no dumb questions,' so people can explore this
                new medium with confidence."                                                                Tags
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                This workshop promises to arm attendees with:                                               blog, facebo
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                • A better understanding of the social media landscape and how you can fit into it;
                • A basic road map and skill set for navigating the tools of the trade;
                • Your own burgeoning social network of like-minded professionals;
                • A flash drive loaded with additional resources - a "virtual tool kit" - to take back to
                the office and keep for personal or professional use.


                Special room rates available for out of town guests:
                Aloft Hotel is offering a special rate of $99 to Bootcamp participants. This trendy
                hotel offers free, in-room wi-fi and high-speed internet access as well as on-site
                                       fitness center and pool. Contact Gina at 612.455.8403 or
                                       gina.kilchenman@aloftminneapolis.com.


                                       To register for this event, please visit
                                       http://kaneconsulting.biz/kane_register_widget2a.html. Cost to attend is $200.00
                                       and includes continental breakfast, lunch, parking and conference supplies.


                                       About the Bootcamp educators:
                                       Nancy Lyons and Meghan Wilker, The Geek Girls Guide/ClockWork Active Media
                                       Systems
                                       Nancy is President and CEO of Clockwork Active Media Systems. She has been
                                       chosen by the Business Journal as one of the Twin Cities' 40 under as well as one
                                       of the Twin Cities' Women To Watch. Meghan is Managing Director of Clockwork

Captions:                              Active Media Systems. She has been focused on Interactive since 2000 and has a
1) Bootcamp Image                      passion for Interactive project management, strategy, information architecture and
2) Nancy Lyons, The Geek Girls
Guide/Clockwork Active Media Systems   usability analysis.
3) Meghan Wilker, The Geek Girls
Guide/Clockwork Active Media Systems
4) Jennifer Kane, Kane Consulting
5) Jennifer Bohmbach, Gumption         Lyons and Wilker launched the Geek Girls Guide as a place to publish their
6) Lisa Foote, Kwingo
                                       perspective on the interactive industry and demystify technology for women.


                                       Jennifer Kane, Kane Consulting
                                       Jennifer has more than a decade's worth of experience in marketing,
                                       communications and events. Kane Consulting works with small businesses and
                                       associations to revolutionize their "old school" marketing and PR efforts by using
                                       "new school" strategies and tools. This includes producing educational events to
                                       help professionals better understand the new media landscape.


                                       Jenifer Bohmbach, Gumption
                                       Jennifer is the co-president of Gumption, LLC. She has been a consultant for over
                                       13 years regarding all things related to the Internet including information
                                       architecture, social media design, user research, usability testing, internal user
                                       experience team management, and workshop facilitation.


                                       Lisa Foote, Gumption, Kwingo
                                       Lisa is co-founder of Kwingo.net, an innovative mobile marketing provider. IT and
                                       Operations leadership positions with with Target, CapitalOne, GE, and Prudential
                                       convinced her of the need to bring companies a fresh approach to mobile marketing.
                                       She is also passionate about social media's ability to engage customers in focused
                                       and meaningful conversations.


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                                       About Kane Consulting
                                       Kane Consulting is a new media marketing and PR firm, and producer of The
                                       "Summit" interactive conference and "Kane Camp" series of professional
                                       development events. The firm helps small businesses and associations
                                       revolutionize their "old school" communication, marketing and PR efforts by using
                                       "new school" strategies and tools.


                                       Contacting Kane Consulting
Kane Consulting
4828 13th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55417
612.216.4697
Website: http://www.kaneconsulting.biz
Facebook: http://facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=135626780173
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jenkaneco

Press Contact
Kary Delaria
Office: 952-949-0991
Email: kary@kaneconsulting.biz
Twitter: www.twitter.com/karyd




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