Can you believe that Social Media Day is celebrating its 10th year anniversary this year?
On June 30, 2010, Mashable launched Social Media Day as a way to recognize and celebrate social media’s impact on global communication. Today, social media is the heart of global communication; and since its inception, Mashable’s been using social media to connect between cultures, movements and super-fandom.
If you work in social media management, this is your day! Celebrate YOU!
Take this day – or month – to celebrate social media as it has provided many of us with an income, a profession, a business and a way to communicate with those around the globe.
Social Media Day 2019
This year, like every year since 2010, Social Media Day falls on June 30.
However, celebrations dates vary, especially since this year June 30 is a Sunday. Many ‘social media weeks' have spun out from this day around the June 30 date as well.
To find celebrations near you, you can use the #SMDAY hashtag to connect with Social Media Day event organizers.
For easy reference, we've complied a list to get you started! If you are a Social Media Day or Social Media Week event organizer and your June date is not listed, feel free to comment with the link and we will add your event here!
Social Media Day 2019 Events Around the World
Social Media Day events held during the month of June include:
- SMday Denver, CO
- SMday Halifax, Canada
- SMday Houston, TX
- SMday Jacksonville, FL
- SMday Philadelphia, PA
- SMday San Diego, CA
- SMday Surat, India
Social Media Week events held during the month of June 2019 include:
- Social Media Week Bristol, UK
- Social Media Week Coeur D'Alene, ID
- Social Media Week Durban, South Africa
- Social Media Week Kiev, Ukraine
- Social Media Week Los Angeles, CA
- Social Media Week Lima, OH
- Social Media Week Mexico City, Mexico
- Social Media Week Nairobi, Kenya
- Social Media Week Rome, Italy
- Social Media Week Warsaw, Poland
Last year Social Media Pro published a guide of Social Media Day celebrations around the world. We suggest you use this event writeup as a resource to find recurring events if you don't see a 2019 event near you on the list above.
Our friends at AgoraPulse also compiled a list of #SMday events, including some events not held in June, but throughout the year.
Keep reading because we at Social Media Pro have some cool stuff up our sleeves this Social Media Day. You don't want to miss it!
Social Media Day. The Humble Beginnings
Our very own Kate Buck Jr. was part of the first year Social Media Day launch by Mashable in Austin Texas, with a TechKarake party which her company, Pinqued, produced
Next, Kate spoke in 2013 and 2018 in Dallas at their Social Media Day Conference.
Many cities, universities, as well as agencies, have hosted Social Media Days in the past 10 years. Here is a write up of how one such event was born out of two others; Rocks Digital Got Its Start from the Local Social and DFW Rocks Social Media Day.
Social Media Day 2018; Livestreaming
Last year on June 30, 2018, Social Media Pro hosted a one-day livestream marathon. On Saturday, June 30, 2018, our team members talked with Social Media Managers and Influencers on location, many of whom were attending #SMDay conferences around the country.
We interviewed friends in Dallas, Texas, Jacksonville, Florida, Denver, Colorado, and San Diego, California!
The idea and concept for this Social Media Day livestreaming event came from the need to offer a virtual option for the many Digital Nomads and for those social media managers who live in remote areas without immediate access to an in-person Social Media Day event.
This year for Social Media Day 2019, we are kicking this concept up another notch!
Social Media Day Is Going Virtual in 2019!
Yes, you heard that right!
We are hosting a Social Media Day Virtual Summit to celebrate Social Media Day 2019.
Because many of our Social Media Pro students live all over the world, we are hosting our first virtual event to accommodate several timezones and days.
Check out what we are doing here.
The Social Media Day Summit includes
- Four Days
- 15+ Speakers
- 28 Categories
Don't miss it! Register today.
We can't wait to celebrate with you.
I am a Certified Social Media Manager, Strategist, International Keynote Speaker, Organic Specialist and Agile marketer! Blogging is my creative outlet. Running, hiking and skiing are how I recharge. You'll recognize me on stage and online by my always present orange glasses, a nod to my Dutch heritage.