Wayne, NJ (PressExposure) August 23, 2012 -- Social media marketing is a rapidly changing environment. Nearly 4 in 5 active internet users are visiting social networks and blogs. With 53% of active internet users follow a brand (See Source 1), businesses have an incredible opportunity to reach customers that are embracing social media as a normal part of their lives.
ExhibitCraft, Inc., a leading full-service trade show display design firm, will host "Social Media Marketing Made Simple" at its Wayne, NJ headquarters on Thursday, September 20, 2012. The free seminar is being offered by ExhibitCraft in partnership with Constant Contact®, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTCT). The event is designed to help business professionals learn social media best practices that will quickly build buzz for their organization and expand their audience. ExhibitCraft is a partner with Constant Contact for their e-mail marketing and social media marketing solutions, a leader in the online marketing space.
The two hour seminar is from 9:00am - 11:00 am in the recently renovated showroom at ExhibitCraft headquarters in Wayne, NJ. Doors will open at 8:00am for networking opportunities.
There is no cost for admission to the event, but attendees must pre-register to attend. Event registration is available on the ExhibitCraft website at http://exhibitcraftNJ.com.
"More and more businesses want to get started with social media but are get overwhelmed with all the options when they first try and end up sitting on the sidelines," says Vickie Siculiano, ExhibitCraft Marketing Manager. "Most businesses don't need to be convinced that they need to use social media, but need help in with getting started and building their presence. We are very happy to offer this sought-after event for our business community."
"We are delighted to open our doors to our business community to learn social media best practices that will lead to more business and growth," says Scott Walode, President and CEO of ExhibitCraft. "We are true believers in social media, with over 100,000 twitter followers and an active Facebook Page. We have had many requests to host another event since ProFest 2012, our successful trade show event this past spring. We are fortunate to partner with Constant Contact to provide our local community with social media best practices to gain exposure for their businesses and attract new business. We look forward to other upcoming events here our headquarters in Wayne, NJ."
Event speaker, Wendi Caplan-Carroll is the Senior Regional Development Director for Business Development of Constant Contact for the New York Metro area. With over 20 years of experience developing and implementing marketing strategies for businesses and organizations spanning a variety of industries, she provides coaching for small businesses and organizations on best practices of email and social media marketing.
A link for online registration for Social Media Marketing is available on the ExhibitCraft website at http://exhibitcraftNJ.com. Twitter hashtag #ecisocial2012 has been set up for the event.
About Constant Contact®, Inc.
Constant Contact, Inc. is an online marketing company offering email marketing, social media marketing, online survey, and event marketing tools, primarily to small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and membership associations. More than half a million small businesses, nonprofits and associations worldwide use Constant Contact's online marketing tools to generate new customers, repeat business, and referrals through email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, local deals, digital storefronts, and online surveys.
1 Source: Nielsen, Q3 2011. Social Media Report