Social Media Club NYC December

Social Media Club NYC9s December meeting,

Business Wire

40 East 52nd Street, 14th Floor - Bet Park and Madison

New York, NY 10022

"What worked and what didn9t in Social Media in 2007?"


 Also, there will be time for you to bring your Social Media questions, and benefit from the wisdom of the crowd. 

 Thanks to Business Wire for hosting us this month. 

 Non members, $15 in advance. Members, $5 in advance. (members 10, non 20 at the door). Walkins ok, but pre-registered is preferred. 

  Refreshments will be served. 


 Speakers on the panel include:

Joel Smernoff

Joel Smernoff is the President and COO of Paltalk and brings his 15+ years of strategy, innovation and operational experience to bear overseeing Paltalk9s product design, marketing, ad sales, finance, customer service and other operations to support the company’s rapid growth.

Prior to joining Paltalk, Joel was a co-founder of AOL9s first brand extension, AOL for Small Business, after holding an executive position on Netscape9s Netbusiness team, overseeing team operations and product design.  Previously, he has led the strategy and operations for a variety of companies in several industries, from small tech startups to large Fortune 500 companies.  Joel graduated from the University of Michigan with both a BSE in Naval Architecture and an MBA in Finance.

Joel is a member of the NYC chapter of the YPO and sits on the boards of Ugen Media and Balance Integration.  When not helping to run Paltalk, he spends his time practicing yoga, surfing, competitive sailing, and racing cars.


Jack Myers


For more than 25-years, Myers Publishing founder and CEO Jack Myers has been an industry thought leader and acknowledged visionary.

Myers Publishing provides business-to-business and consumer insights on media, marketing, entertainment and advertising, with primary focus on television and interactive media. and the Jack Myers Media Business Report are considered a daily first-read by more than 30,000 subscribers and 250,000 unique monthly visitors. His third book, Virtual Worlds: Rewiring Your Emotional Future, was published in May.

Jack established his leadership reputation in the early 1980s at CBS Television, where as Director of Marketing and Business Development he successfully built the television industry9s first multi-platform integrated marketing initiative and unsuccessfully advocated that CBS invest aggressively in the infant cable television industry. Subsequently, over a twenty-year consulting career, Jack served as strategic advisor to virtually every cable and broadcast network and major media company, several major regional and national marketers, many ad agencies, interactive media developers and a cross-section of television producers and studios. He began his career with the outdoor division of Metromedia and was a sales executive at ABC-FM Radio.

In 1995, Jack was asked by President Clinton to lead a delegation of advertising executives to the White House Conference on Children9s Educational Television. He is the recipient of the George Foster Peabody award for journalism, won the Crystal Heart Award from the Heartland Film Festival, and has been nominated for both an Academy and Emmy Award for the documentary Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream. He has co-produced six broadcast network primetime specials with advertiser funding support.

Jack is a Board Member of the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University, serves on the Advisory Board for the Steinhardt School at New York University, is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and serves on the boards of several charitable organizations.


Peter Himler, founder and principal of Flatiron Communications LLC

Peter is founder and principal of Flatiron Communications LLC, a PR/media consulting firm in New York. He most recently served as Chief Media Officer for Edelman Worldwide, following 11 years with Burson-Marsteller as head of the agency9s U.S. corporate and strategic media team and its worldwide spokesperson. Prior to B-M, Peter was media director for six years at Cohn & Wolfe, which followed five years at Hill and Knowlton where he led H&K9s broadcast and consumer media relations group. He began his career with three years at the NYC entertainment PR firm of Robert Zarem Inc. In 2005, PR News named Peter its PR Professional/Media Relations Executive of the Year. That same year, PR Week awarded the PR program he led to build the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. as its Public Sector Campaign of the Year. Peter9s blog, The Flack recently was awarded a 2006 PR News Platinum Award as the year9s best blog.

Name Sales End Price
Non-Member Ended $15
Member Ended $5

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