is the latest application in the scene. It is fast becoming a popular social technology, with the rising popularity of Brightkite, Foursquare, Gowalla, just to name a few.
So, how will location-based social networking benefit small businesses and big brands and what can individuals expect from these services? This month’s event aims to promote a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges ahead of us.
31 May, 2010 @ 7.30pm
Register at http://smckl-may.eventbrite.com
Presenting via Skype:
UPDATE (24 Mar):
We’re happy to announce that Tony Pua @tonypua will be joining the panel. Tony is the Member of Parliament for Petaling Jaya Utara under the Democratic Action Party (DAP). He’s also the DAP National Publicity Secretary as well as the investment liaison officer for the Penang Chief Minister.
Also, due to the overwhelming response, we’re moving the venue to a larger auditorium in Menara Star.
Level 2, Menara Star
15 Jalan 16/11
Petaling Jaya 46350
Registration: From 7pm (talk starts at 8pm)
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Social media is not only changing consumer-business relationships but also, citizen-government. In recent months, more politicians and public sector agencies in Malaysia are embracing social technologies. However, the use of social media Public Sector holds both promises and challenges. Promises include greater administrative efficiency, transparency and effective rakyat engagement. Challenges include mindset shifts and reengineering government machinery to embrace the social web for a more rakyat-centric, high-performance governance.
Register at Eventbrite http://smckl-mar.eventbrite.com
This month’s Social Media Club Kuala Lumpur meeting brings together three speakers:
Khairy Jamaluddin (Member of Parliament, UMNO Youth Chief) @KhairyKJ
Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar, 34, popularly known as KJ, is the Barisan Nasional member of parliament for the P.131 Rembau parliamentary constituency. He is also Chairman of Barisan Nasional Youth, and Leader of UMNO Youth.
Tina Malone (US Embassy)
Tina Malone is the Press Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. She arrived in Malaysia in 2008. A Public Diplomacy Officer of the U.S. Foreign Service Officer since 2000, Tina has worked in Ethiopia, the Philippines and Pakistan, to explain U.S. foreign policy, culture, and values to a variety of foreign audiences. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, she worked for over a decade in the nonprofit sector.
Kam Raslan (writer and director) @kamraslan
Kam Raslan is a writer and director, working in film, TV and theatre in Malaysia. He is a columnist in The Edge Weekly and Off the Edge magazine. His writings were previously compiled inGeneration: A Collection of Contemporary Malaysian Ideas. He also writes for the Instant Cafe Theatre and will one day make his own feature film. Confessions of an Old Boy: The Dato’ Hamid Adventures is Kam’s first book and is available at major bookstores in Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei, and is also available online at Amazon.com
Asohan Aryaduray (The Star) @Asohan
A. Asohan, currently the Digital News Editor at The Star, has been a journalist for 23 years, 18 of which were spent covering technology. He was formerly the editor of In.Tech, The Star’s weekly IT pullout, as well as the Asia News Network.His current duties include making the newspaper’s content available on as many different platforms as possible, including online and via SMS, in as timely a fashion as possible.
Happy 2010 and we’re kicking off this year with a look at social media monitoring tools.Are engagement tools important in social media? Why and how do we use them? Is one tool enough? Come and join the conversation. We have invited speakers from comScore, Brandtology and JamiQ to share their tools with us. Registration is open Jan 14 starting at noon on Eventbrite.
This month’s event is sponsored by YTL Communications and Integricity. YTL Communications is building the world’s first nationwide 4G network – they encourage everyone to check out the new mYprize Global Developer Challenge that they are sponsoring to support development of great apps and products. And without the help of our friends at Integricity we wouldn’t be able to get videos from our events uploaded to share with everyone. Twitter hashtags:
See you soon.
Steve Rubel, SVP, Director of Insights for Edelman Digital, is responsible for keeping Edelman and its clients in the vanguard. He studies emerging technologies, global media and online trends and shapes them into actionable insights and marketing communications strategies.
In his role, Rubel has served as senior strategic advisor to Edelman clients such as Dannon, HP, PepsiCo, Zagat, Unilever, Microsoft and many others.
Rubel supports the account planning processes, intellectual property development and the firm’s innovation and business development efforts. He is a member of the Edelman Digital senior leadership committee.
His writings on emerging technology has been called must-read by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNET, PC Magazine and Forrester Research. In addition, he is actively followed by more than 33,000 on Twitter, writes a bi-weekly column for Advertising Age, a monthly column for Forbes.com and is often sought by the press and as a keynote speaker.
Rubel has been named to several prestigious lists, including: PR Week’s 40 Under 40, The Forbes.com Web Celeb 25, PC Magazine’s 100 Favorite Blogs, Media Magazine’s Media 100, the AlwaysOn/Technorati Open Media 100 and the CNET News.com Blog 100.
Prior to joining Edelman in 2006, Rubel worked for 15 years in a variety of marketing communications positions in corporate, non-profit and small/mid-sized PR firms. Most recently, he spent five years at CooperKatz & Company where he pioneered the use of blogs as a marketing vehicle for clients such as the Association of National Advertisers, simplehuman, and Vespa.
It’s Case Study Night with – Kuala Lumpur! Four companies using social media in Malaysia will share their stories on lessons learnt, best practices and overcoming challenges. They will share their thoughts on the road ahead for social media and also its possibilities and opportunities. Come hear and participate in the discussion with speakers from DiGi, Nokia, Foldees and Spicy Corner.
This event is open to everyone. Please register at http://smckl-oct.eventbrite.com
Pete Teo first rose to prominence in Malaysia as a singer-songwriter, producing two award-winning albums – Rustic Living for Urbanites (2003) , and Television (2006) – and in 2007 became the first Malaysian to play at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. Music, however, is not his only love, as he took up various acting roles and became a recognisable figure the nascent “Malaysian New Wave” cinema. Among the films he has acted in include Before In Love Again, A Tree in Tanjung Malim, and Raindogs, all of which have been screened in international film festivals. In 2008, he produced an anti-racism music video project called ‘Malaysian Artistes For Unity (MAFU), a non-profit recording of his anti-racism composition ‘Here In My Home’ that involved over 50 Malaysian artists, media personalities and arts activists. This year saw Teo as industrious as he’s ever been, having worked on two film scores, released the original soundtrack album for Talentime, and produced the 15Malaysia project within the first six months of 2009. 15Malaysia is a local project consisting of 15 short films from 15 local filmmakers, with each film covering the social-politics issues in Malaysia with unflinching honesty and a twist of humour. Pete Teo blogs at PeteTeo.com
Considered a “social media rockstar”, Chris Brogan is a ten-year veteran of utilising social media to build businesses, organisations, and individuals. The 39-year-old from Boston is the President of New Media Marketing Labs, a new-media marketing agency, and home of the Inbound Marketing Summit conferences and Inbound Marketing Bootcamp educational events. He works with large and mid-sized companies to improve online business communications like marketing and PR through the use of social software, community platforms, and other emerging web and mobile technologies. Together with Julien Smith, Brogan is also the co-author of Trust Agents, a New York Times best-seller. Chris speaks, blogs, writes articles, and makes media of all kinds at chrisbrogan.com, a blog in the top 10 of the Advertising Age Power150, and in the top 100 on Technorati.