Upcoming Events – Front & Social http://frontandsocial.com A public relations and WordPress consulting firm. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:09:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.2 15987412 From Self-Publishing to Book Deal http://frontandsocial.com/event/from-self-publishing-to-book-deal/ http://frontandsocial.com/event/from-self-publishing-to-book-deal/#respond Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:00:00 +0000 http://frontandsocial.com/event/from-self-publishing-to-book-deal/ Published author Brent Hamachek will discuss his involvement with the successful launch of a client’s self-published book in early 2016 and then publishing his own co-written book through a traditional publishing company in October.

If you’re considering self-publishing with the ultimate goal of landing a book deal, join us on Sunday, February 19 to learn:

·  Effective ways to promote your work

·  How to present your book on Amazon

·  Literary agents—pros and cons

·  Transitioning to a publisher—what questions to ask

After the meeting, we’ll walk down to Dunlay’s on Clark (2600 N Clark Street) for self-pay food and drinks to continue the discussion. All attendees are welcome to join us.

Please RSVP here on meetup.com AND register at www.nextdoorchicago.com.

NOTE: You must be registered as a Next Door Community Member to attend this event. Joining the Next Door Community is totally free and will give you access to register for any of Next Door’s classes or financial coaching, which are also free of charge. Please register at www.nextdoorchi.com. Once registered as a Community Member, you will receive a monthly email highlighting Next Door’s calendar of class and events. No additional solicitation or emails will be sent to you, and your information will not be shared. When checking in at the event, if you are not signed up as a Community Member, the check-in team will ask you to sign up onsite.

Speaker bio:

Since 2000, Brent Hamachek’s business consulting practice, Segueway, has helped privately owned companies solve problems nobody else is able to solve. Brent is a member of the Advisory Council to Turning Point USA and co-author, along with Charlie Kirk, of the Amazon number one bestseller Time for a Turning Point: Setting a Course Toward Free Markets and Limited Government for Future Generations.


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Uncover the Secrets to Landing Your Dream Job http://frontandsocial.com/event/uncover-the-secrets-to-landing-your-dream-job/ http://frontandsocial.com/event/uncover-the-secrets-to-landing-your-dream-job/#respond Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://frontandsocial.com/event/uncover-the-secrets-to-landing-your-dream-job/ Have you wondered how recruiters find candidates for their clients? Do you know what information and qualities hiring managers look for in candidates? Are you curious how job seekers land their dream job?

Join us Thursday, February 23rd for a panel discussion to get insider information about the recruiting and interview process from the point of view of a panel comprised of recruiting professional, Sue Hardek, senior content strategist and hiring manager, Jen O’Brien and freelance content strategist, Cynthia Gelper.

During the discussion, you’ll have the opportunity to ask your burning questions about the process, and how you can find and land your dream job.

This meetup is free to attend and open to all, but you must be a free community member at NextDoor Chicago. Please signup and register on their site for free community information and to learn about their financial coaching classes.

ABOUT OUR PANELIST

Sue Hardek, Principal, Sue Hardek & Associates
Sue has spent the last two decades helping organizations scale and become high performance environments, having worked with global organizations like Cap Gemini, Accenture, Avanade, PricewaterhouseCoopers, DigitasLBi, TransUnion, BP Amoco, Whittman-Hart, Crate & Barrel, Razorfish, and EnergyBBDO to name a few.  Sue began her career in the Staffing and Recruiting business in the mid 90’s and led the Technology practice for a top 10 executive search firm in Chicago early in her career.  From there, she started her own recruiting firm focusing on technology and digital searches with top-tier management consulting firms and Internet start-ups. 

Jen O’Brien
During her 20+ year career in agency, middle market, and independent consulting, Jen O’Brien has built, managed and directed several practice groups including Content Strategy, Business Analysis, Quality Assurance, and Instructional Design. Jen’s combined experience with marketing and technology means she understands how to target content from a technical perspective, to gain the optimal customer reach with marketing strategy and tactics. She derives professional satisfaction from efficiently executing strategies while ensuring her team and clients understand how the strategies support the solutions as a whole.

Cynthia Gelper, Freelance Content Strategist
Cynthia became a content strategist and content marketer four years ago after many years as a copywriter and editor in such diverse industries as advertising, technology, finance and education. Since then, she has helped businesses and institutions achieve their goals while constantly working to demonstrate the value of content strategy to any organization. Her clients have included Emerson and Jenn-Air for Digitas, Humana Healthcare, The Chicago Tribune, the Cal State University System for Rightpoint and US Foods for Razorfish.

Cynthia learned the value of building a network long before she turned to content strategy. She has also explored other ways to build visibility in the marketplace including social media, speaking at events, volunteering for causes she supports and blogging to gain thought leadership credibility.

Scott Winterroth is the managing director of Front & Social, a creative public relations and digital marketing firm based in Chicago’s Loop. He is also the lead co-founder of Content Academy, a school focused on digital techniques.
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Bloggers Meet Startups Pitch Event http://frontandsocial.com/event/bloggers-meet-startups-pitch-event/ Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://frontandsocial.com/2016/11/23/bloggers-meet-startups-pitch-event/ Pitches to be announced.  Interested in pitching!? Email: hello@contentacademy.com.  

Scott Winterroth is the managing director of Front & Social, a creative public relations and digital marketing firm based in Chicago’s Loop. He is also the lead co-founder of Content Academy, a school focused on digital techniques.
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The Five Webpages Every Author Site Needs http://frontandsocial.com/event/the-five-webpages-every-author-site-needs/ http://frontandsocial.com/event/the-five-webpages-every-author-site-needs/#respond Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:00:00 +0000 http://frontandsocial.com/event/the-five-webpages-every-author-site-needs/ An author website is a critically important tool for book marketing. Join us on Saturday, March 18 to learn what should be on your author website, and why it should be there. Author Lisette Giroux will cover the five pages every author site should have:

• Landing pages, including ethical bribes

• Home pages

• Library/book pages

• Blog pages

• Contact pages

After the meeting, we’ll walk down to Dunlay’s on Clark (2600 N Clark Street) for self-pay food and drinks to continue the discussion. All attendees are welcome to join us.

Please RSVP here on meetup.com AND register at www.nextdoorchicago.com.

NOTE: You must be registered as a Next Door Community Member to attend this event. Joining the Next Door Community is totally free and will give you access to register for any of Next Door’s classes or financial coaching, which are also free of charge. Please register at www.nextdoorchi.com. Once registered as a Community Member, you will receive a monthly email highlighting Next Door’s calendar of class and events. No additional solicitation or emails will be sent to you, and your information will not be shared. When checking in at the event, if you are not signed up as a Community Member, the check-in team will ask you to sign up onsite.

Speaker bio:

Best selling author L.C. Giroux writes smart, sexy, fun, contemporary and new adult romance novels. She has written over 12 books that are as much about the love of a family as about any one couple. Romance might be an odd fit after an architecture degree and careers in cosmetics and molecular biology but five minutes into their first date she knew she had met her future husband. Twenty years later, a kid, their fair share of richer, poorer, sickness, and health, she still believes in a happy ending. Read excerpts of her work at www.lcgiroux.com

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