Agriya is a big believer in using social media to connect to our customers and listening to what people are saying about our company and brand. We have an active following on our Facebook page, which is updated daily with the latest news and gossip from the web development and online startup industries (please come along and say hi!), along with hundreds of followers on our Twitter account.

Our belief in using social media has meant that some of our staff have been actively involved with setting up the Chennai Chapter of the international Social Media Club which is due to hold its first public event on Saturday, 27th August. Since it’s the first event for the Chennai Chapter it will give a brief introduction to social media with some do’s and do not’s and then it will be followed up with a focused presentation on how to use social media for public relations.

If you are from the Chennai area and wish to attend, please let us know on the Social Media Club Events Page. It would be great to see you there and will be well supported with many knowledgeable staff from Agriya in attendance. Since the event is being sponsored and supported by various companies from Chennai there is no cover cost and it’s completely free to attend.

The international Social Media Club was started in 2006 by two social media enthusiasts who had a vision to spread the word about the new way to connect and reach out to people. Their guiding principles was to promote media literacy, industry standards, ethical behaviour and to share the lessons they have learned from working on various online media campaigns.

The Social Media Club is a de-centralized, non-profit organization run from offices in New York. Any city in the world can start their own social media club and then apply to SMC to be recognized as the official chapter for that city. Each club is autonomous and run in the way the members see fit, but they can rely on the infrastructure and expertise from SMC – if a club has a large and very active community the SMC will even help arrange world renown speakers to come and speak at your event.

Earlier this month the Chennai Chapter organized an informal meetup, which again was strongly attended by Agriya staff. Here’s a couple of snaps from that meetup…

If you have any questions about the event, please post a comment here or visit the official event page. If you are located in Chennai, Agriya looks forward to meeting you there!