Social marketing boot camp with Sarah Evans: A quick recap

Thank you to the 127 attendees at Tuesday’s Social: IRL social marketing boot camp with Sarah Evans.

The goal was for a hands-on event, lots of practical experience and learning, and for you to leave with new ideas and tools you could implement in a very real way. Less theory, more action! I hope we achieved this and would welcome any feedback as we get ready to take the event to additional locations.

Thanks to each of the sponsors: Start-Thinking, Codero, The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and Mashable.

A special thanks to the team from Start-Thinking for all their behind the scenes help and support. I’m pleased that future events will be very much in partnership with Start Thinking.

Also thanks to Dave Greenbaum of DoctorDave Computer Repair for helping with the wifi issues Maceli’s experienced Tuesday morning. It seems their network was just overwhelmed with far more devices connecting than there were people present.

It was great to see such a high level of engagement from those at the event, even from those not present but following along on Twitter. We tracked over 850 #socialirl tweets just on Tuesday.

Make sure you go through the attendee list and connect with others you met at the event. If you’re on the list and a link to your Twitter account isn’t included just let me know and I’ll get it added. Feel free to keep using the #socialirl hashtag to keep in contact with attendees, ask questions, share ideas and keep networking. Bringing people together and building new relationships is a key part of every event I am involved with.

Sarah’s presentation will be shared soon here at

We posted some photos from the event over on our Facebook page.  If you have any other photos or videos you’d be willing to share please send to

Thanks again for being part of this first Social: IRL event. Don’t forget to join our email list if you’d like advance notice and special discounts for future events.

Here’s a short video interview with Sarah giving her recap of the day.

Thanks Sarah, you were amazing! Looking forward to our next event together.


  1. says

    The event was great. There was so much interaction and real life examples. I felt like the attendees were able to take something back with them on how to effectively implement social media into their marketing plans.

  2. Molly Fatkin says

    I had a great time at the event. I love that she geared the presentation towards our interests and concerns in SM and also how she made sure that we not only interacted with her, but with others in the audience as well.

  3. says

    Hope your Wichita Boot Camp went well. From Sarah's video description of what she and the Lawrence attendees covered I'm looking forward to our time together in Springfield on December 9th!

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