Ragan Communications Partners with Facebook to Offer Social Media Storytelling Summit

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A Chicago communications leader reported today that it is joining forces with the “Big Four” social media superpowers in a summit at Facebook headquarters this summer.

Ragan Communications will host the Social Media & Storytelling Summit on July 26–27 in Menlo Park, California, bringing together strategists from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

The unprecedented opportunity for communicators and marketers offers a rare chance to learn from insiders at the platforms where billions of customers spend their free time.

"We couldn't be happier that Facebook has agreed to host a Ragan event," said Ragan Communications CEO Mark Ragan. "There is no other company in the social media world that wields more influence with our PR, marketing and social media customers than Facebook."

Ragan Communications is the leading educator in PR and internal communications, hosting the industries’ most influential events year after year.

Speaker Brian Solis, principal analyst with The Altimeter Group, will discuss “What's next: Pervasive storytelling and experience design.” Jeremiah Owyang, founder of Crowd Companies and author of "Web Strategy,” will speak on the topic “What's after social media? How to prepare for social commerce today.”

Ashley Mainz, social media business manager with Southwest Airlines, will explain how to “Soar with customer stories: Transform social media into social business.”

Over a dozen additional social media experts and big-brand communicators will discuss these and other topics:

  • New ways to revitalize your social media for greater return on investment
  • How to livestream and create Hollywood-worthy videos to supercharge brand awareness
  • The secrets to outsmarting algorithms so your posts dominate newsfeeds
  • Tips to captivate audiences with your story on each of the Big Four social media platforms
  • An early heads-up on changes coming from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram
  • How to position your team—notably your brand managers—as social-media storytelling experts

“Communicators and marketers are spending big money and burning up staff time trying to figure out the Big Four and determine what the future will hold,” Ragan says. “Here’s a rare opportunity to ask the social media platforms’ top strategists face to face.”

For those interested in digging deeper into the subjects, there will also be pre-summit workshops.


Ragan Communications operates two of the top news and information sites for the PR and corporate communications industry: Ragan.com and PRDaily.com. The Chicago-based company also covers the health care and HR communication industries (HealthCareCommunication.com and HRCommunication.com).

Ragan is the leading provider of conferences and online training to PR, media relations and corporate communications professionals.

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