The event, which was at Left Field Event Space, is part of a larger movement held annually on June 30 across the country. Originally started by Mashable in 2010, this year’s Pittsburgh experience was sponsored by Smith Brothers, the Pittsburgh Advertising Federation and the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
“Social Media Day is a great way to recognize the continuing online revolution and celebrate the pioneers and innovators changing the way we do business every day,” says Chelsea Cummins, marketing coordinator at Goldberg, Persky & White, P.C.
Pittsburgh Social Media Day included speakers from PittGirl, Wigle Whiskey, Franktuary, Pittsburgh Mom, EatPGH, Giant Eagle, Yelp, Commonwealth Press, Pittsburgh Foundation Day of Giving, Primanti Bros and WPXI. The keynote was delivered by Twitter Senior Account Executive Constantine James.
The day’s excitement continued when Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto officially proclaimed June 30 as Pittsburgh Social Media Day.
“By proclaiming June 30 officially Social Media Day in Pittsburgh, Mayor Bill Peduto continued his work as being a man who not only understands the value of social media, but the value of truly knowing your city,” says Cummins. “Pittsburgh is a great city, and Mayor Peduto is working toward making sure everyone else knows it too. The Pittsburgh Social Media Day proclamation is another example of putting the Steel City on par with other urban locations and letting the world know we’re a force to be reckoned with.”
For a full recap of the event read, “Pittsburgh Social Media Day event features Twitter exec, local personalities” by the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.