IFA Tweetup 2015

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Just announced – The IFA Tweetup to kick off The 2015 International Franchise Association Convention.

Please stop by the 7th Annual IFA Tweetup on Saturday. Join us for some informal chats and network with franchise industry leaders.

Date: Saturday February 14

Time: 7:00 PM

Place: The West Wing lounge inside The MGM Grand Las Vegas

Click here to RSVP

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2014 IFA Tweetup



Just announced – The IFA Tweetup to kickoff The 2014 International Franchise Association Convention.

Please stop by our 6th Annual IFA Tweetup on Friday. Join us for some informal chats and network with franchise industry leaders.

Date: Friday February 21
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Spirits Lounge inside Hilton New Orleans Riverside  

Click here to RSVP!


IFA 2012 Tweetup

The International Franchise Association‘s annual conference is just a few weeks away and the social media discussion is already top of mind for many attendees. With keynotes from top social media influencer Guy Kawasaki and leading broadcast media host Bill O’Reilly, communications and particularly social engagement will bet the biggest topic of the conference this year.

I’m glad to once again be organizing the unofficial Tweetup with my friend Deb Evans to kickoff the first night with some informal networking and discussion of social media with franchise pros. Our 3rd Annual IFA Tweetup will take place in the lobby bar of the Orlando World Center Marriott on Saturday just after the Taste of Franchising. RSVP today below and please share with your colleagues using the hashtag #ifatwtup!


Tweetvite IFA2012

Social Media in Real-Time at The IFA


Here are lots of links to sites, apps, and content surrounding the 2011 International Franchise Association Convention


Thanks to Paul Segreto for hosting me today on Franchise Today. We discussed how to experience the conference in real-time via social media channels. Listen to that conversation on demand here.

Also, check out Social Geek Radio’s discussion on Social Media at IFA here with Deb Evans, AK Stout, and Greg Pitkoff.


Twitter Searchable Hashtag for IFA conversations: #IFA

RSVP to Tweetup, Sunday 2/13 at 8:30pm:

IFA Blog:

IFA Convention
Downloadable Application  



Do you have others? Let me know and I’ll post them here!

Social Media: Candy for Franchises

  Social Media Hearts

Social Media is a means to give your brand a voice, put a face on your corporation, and give consumers “someone” to engage. Remember, people don’t buy from companies; they buy from people.


Nowhere is the opportunity greater than in the Franchise Industry, where even the biggest global brand is represented by a local business owner (and many times literally mom n’ pop)! The explosive growth of social media platforms means most of your potential customers are now reachable. Smart franchise systems are reaching those customers by empowering their franchisees with training and tools to be that local voice, face, and identifiable part of the community.


And, last but certainly not least, a social media plan and tools will give your franchise sales team a boost by presenting franchise candidates with an attractive – and affordable – benefit to selecting your system above others. The very fact that you have a plan of attack in social media may a deal-maker for some potential franchisees.


If you’re in franchising, I hope to see you at the 51st Annual International Franchise Association Convention . Perhaps we can continue this discussion!


I have organized a Tweetup at the IFA show with Deb Evans, Matt Haller, and my colleagues from Engage121. If you’re attending, please join us on Sunday evening. Here are the details: http://tweetvite.com/event/ifa




PRSA 2009 Conference in San Diego – Tweetup Roundup

There are several Tweetups planned during the PRSA Conference in San Diego. The links below will take you to the RSVP site for each. They are all great opportunities to network and engage others in the industry!

Shonali’s Tweetup
410 10th Ave
Saturday Nov 7, 5-7pm

San Diego Media & PR Tweetup
Vin de Syrah
901 5th Ave
Sunday Nov 8, 6-9pm

PRSA Tweetup
Tin Fish
170 6th Ave
Monday Nov 9, 7:30-8:30pm
Hosted by PRSA Tech Section!

Monday Night Tweetup
410 10th Ave
Monday Nov 9, 8-10pm
Sponsored by Mashable, PitchEngine, Technorati, and Comet Branding

I’ll add to this list as more are organized. Please email me at jmonson@enr-corp.com or Tweet me @jackmonson if you have any to add!

Bulldog Media Relations Summit – Update

Yesterday, our team at eNR had a lively discussion on the direction of social media and public relations lead by co-developer of our MatchPoint service, Peter Himler of Flatiron Communications.
For anyone attending the Media Relations Summit in New York this weekend through Tuesday, Peter has organized a Tweetup on Monday. Click here for details and registration: http://nyctweet.eventbrite.com/


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