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socialmediaday.logo.blueBy Daniella Peting, Social Media Manager, Tribune Media Services

Monday, June 30 is Social Media Day (SMDay). launched the event in 2010, “as a way to recognize the digital revolution happening right before our eyes.” Four years later, Mashable continues to celebrate by hosting Mashable Meetups in more than 216 communities worldwide to give its reader the change to meet and discuss all things social media and technology in person.

In Chicago? Celebrate SMDay with Chicago Social Media Marketing Group this Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rockit Bar & Grill (22 W. Hubbard Street). Enjoy presentations from Ramon De Leon , Nancy Loo and AnnMarie Walsh and panel discussions with Adam Bleibtreu, Grant Crowell, Jessi DiBartolomeo, Kristi Koszewski, Emily Krebs, Marc Malnati, Meghan Ristau and Gabriel Wiesen. Tickets start at $20 and are available online at

In San Francisco? Celebrate on Tuesday, July 1 with General Assembly and enjoy a brief presentation from David Mitroff about integrating LinkedIn as part of your social media strategy. Visit to learn more.

In Miami? Celebrate with Social Media Day Miami 2014 on Sunday, June 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Adrienne Arsht Center (1300 Biscayne Boulevard) and enjoy presentations from Evie Hernandez, Judy Holm, Jackie Jimenez, Tony Lester, Nate Mendenhall, Bert Oliva, Dick Raman, Warren Redlich and Rosie Taylor . Tickets start at $20 and are available online at

In another city? Visit to find an SMDay celebration near you or celebrate on Twitter using the hashtag #SMDay.

Daniella Peting is an award-winning marketing, social media, public relations and event management specialist with several years of B2B, B2C, agency and in-house experience in various industries, including finance, retail, education, commercial real estate, telecommunications, manufacturing and nonprofit. She is currently the social media manager at Tribune Media Services where she manages the national social media strategy for 435 Digital. Learn more.