We are so excited that it’s that time of year once again, Social Media Day is right around the corner! We are gearing up to make this year’s celebration the best one yet! #SMDAYTampa occurs every year on June 30th thanks to Mashable, we are able to recognize all of the amazing contributions social media has on our community.  While every day is essentially Social Media Day, June 30th, 2017 marks the eighth-annual global celebration and seventh in Tampa. Last year we threw an unforgettable party, but this year we are ready to blow it of the water!

Get your tickets HERE.

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We have been organizing Social Media Day since it began here in Tampa and this year we are expecting hundreds of local social media professionals, influencers, and bloggers to come out for an amazing evening. The past few years have been fantastic and this year we have some surprises in store.

Blogger Caravan sponsored by Reeves VW

Thanks to our presenting sponsor, Reeves VW, we will kickoff Social Media Day with our returning Blogger Caravan. Twelve of Tampa’s most engaging and influential bloggers will take a ride around town in VW Beetles! We caravan and stop by a handful of local spots to share snaps, photos, and complete challenges leading up to the #SMDAYTampa Main Event!

If you are a blogger, sign up HERE for the Blogger Caravan.

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Early Access VIP Hour

At 5pm, we invite our best and brightest VIP’s to come by for our Early Access VIP Hour at Ferg’s Live! This exclusive pre-party sells out every year and is extremely limited, so if you are interested in networking with some of the best social media professionals in Tampa Bay, be sure to grab your ticket NOW! Although #SMDAYTampa is a FREE event, we do encourage ALL attendees to make a donation which goes directly to a local charity. This year, we are excited to announce our amazing beneficiary, Gasparilla Music Fest! GMF is a local nonprofit that celebrates the best of Tampa Bay’s diverse music scene, highlighting local emerging acts and nationally recognized headliners.

Six o’clock kicks off the main festivities that include engagements with our sponsors, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa, Chef Inspired Popcorn, Mini Doughnut Factory, Hype Group, and more to come. Sip on a specialty cocktail from Tito’s Vodka and grub on some food supplied by Ferg’s Live!

In addition to great tasting cocktails and delicious food, we also encourage everyone to participate in our amazing raffle. Your donation will grant you 5 raffle tickets to start the fun and we also sell additional tickets too! Throughout the night, we raffle off great local baskets to raise funds for this year’s local charity, GMF.

Get your tickets HERE for Early Access VIP Hour.

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Social Media Day Awards

Also returning to the festivities are the Second Annual Social Media Day Awards! With help from the community, we have put together some really fun categories including:

  • Best Local Instagram Account
  • Best Local Blogger
  • Social Media Professional of the Year
  • Social Charity

To nominate your favorite in each category today, click HERE.

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Winners will be announced during the event, so stay tuned for more on that! And remember to follow along and get social with us too by using #SMDayTampa whenever you post! Registration is NOW open for the event, so  Sign up today before it’s too late! See you Friday, June 30th from 6-9pm at Ferg’s Live Tampa! #SMDayTampa

Get your tickets HERE.

-Nicholas & Ryan

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