The following was contributed for publication to News Channel 11.
(Johnson City, Tenn.)- The Tri-Cities chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, along with The Society of Professional Journalists and The American Advertising Federation of Northeast Tennessee will host Social Media and Communicators, #SMAC13, a discussion on navigating the ever-changing social landscape, Thursday, September 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at The Venue in Downtown Johnson City. Lunch is provided by Cranberries and is included in the fee.
This inaugural event will feature the region's leading journalists and corporate communicators as they discuss how social media plays a role in news gathering, public relations, advertising and our everyday lives. The speakers will take part in an informative panel discussion around this sometimes controversial and often misunderstood medium.
Panelists will be Josh Smith of WJHL, Rachel Cain of Eastman Chemical Company, Becky Campbell of the Johnson City Press, Jennifer Clements of East Tennessee State University and Eric Vaughn of Wellmont Health System. Mary Ellen Miller of MarketingMel will serve as moderator.
Audience members will be encouraged to participate in the conversation and send questions before the panel starts - via Twitter using the hashtag #SMAC13.
The cost to attend is $15 for PRSA and SPJ members, $25 for business professionals and $10 for students with valid student ID. Attendance fee and lunch is included with Ad Club membership.
RSVP is required for this event as seating will be limited.
For more information about the event or to learn how you can get involved, please visit the #SMAC 13 Facebook event page at Facebook.com/Tri-CitiesPRSA.
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