Mason SOM Alumni Event in Alexandria, Tuesday, March 27th, 6p

Alexandria old town, hard times cafe, happy hour, hard times,

Mason’s School of Management Alumni Chapter is hosting a networking happy hour and panel event in Alexandria next week (Tuesday, March 27th, 6pm). This could be a great time to meet some of Mason’s alumni and/or learn about strategies for leveraging social media.

Link to event’s website:

Here are the details:

Hard Times Cafe – Old Town Alexandria
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 
 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Tickets $5 online or $10 at the door

Cash Bar, Hors d’oeuvres will be provided

In the panel discussion, we will be discussing social media and how companies are using them to utilize for their business.

The Panel:

Katie Lancos, Creative Strategist, iStrategyLabs

Katie Lancos works as a Creative Strategist at iStrategyLabs, a Washington DC digital marketing firm specializing in digital, social, and experiential campaigns for Fortune 500 brands, startups, and non-profits. She has most recently lead strategy projects for clients such as Disney, ESPN, NPR, PBS, Audi, Volkswagon, and Sweetgreen, as well as co-produced DC’s first ever Social Media Week.

Katie comes from an eclectic creative background of graphic design, web development, and event management, having worked at event-planners Lindy Promotions and branding firm Mediastudio. Katie graduated from Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design and is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Relations and Digital Communications from Georgetown University.

JC Gibbs, Media Director, operation:eatery; Social Media Marketer, Lyon Hall

After over seven years working Marketing strategists back in Panama, JC moved with her husband to the DC metro area only to fall in love with the scene, the diverse culture and embrace all the changed online marketing has been going through for the past couple of years.

JC is currently working with operation:eatery and Lyon Hall managing their Social Media and supporting their events with my favorite weapon a lovely Nikon camera that goes with her everywhere a good shot is required!

The hashtag for the event is #gmusocmed.

They’re asking that Mason alumni and friends RSVP by 11:55pm on March 26th.

Here’s the link for Hard Times Cafe – Alexandria.


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