Social:IRL Event with Sarah Evans

Ben Smith is not in England anymore. In fact, he is making quite an impact on the SM scene and in Lawrence, where he currently lives. He previously worked with at the World Company, which is host to Lawrence Journal-World, Sunflower Broadband, KTKA, and online properties including,, and, as their Social Media Manager. He has left the company and has since launched Social:IRL, a company that assists businesses with their social media and “new media” needs.

He’s organizing and Mashable and Start-Thinking, LLC are sponsoring Social Media Marketing Boot Camp with Sarah Evans on September 14. Sarah Evans is a PR and new media consultant for Sevans Strategy. A self-described “social media freak,” Sarah initiated and moderates #journchat, the weekly live chat between PR professionals, journalists and bloggers on the microblogging platform, Twitter.

She is a guest writer for Mashable, one of the most popular social media blogs in the world, runs her own blog at and shares a daily resource for PR professionals called Commentz.

Sarah can be seen in the February 2010 edition of Vanity Fair’s America’s Tweethearts, Forbes’ 14 Power Women to Follow on Twitter, invesp’s Top 100 Most Influential Marketers of 2009 and e.releases’ 30 PR Experts to Follow on Twitter.

I’ve already made my reservation and encourage you to do the same.

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