Social Media “hired gun”, Mike Ellis, will be the guest panelist for Saturday’s Coffee Talk on faith and technology.
In addition to hands on management of social media, Ellis advises businesses, organizations, and individuals on how to use social media and social networks to build relationships and deliver value. He has a long history of promotion and marketing experience. His clients include KXLY Radio Broadcast Group, KAPP- KVEW TV, Spokane Hoopfest, Rockwood Clinic and KXLY 4 News.
He says the key to effective social media is being positive and adds that he’s not a #SocialMedia guru or expert because he’s not finished learning.
You can reach him on Twitter @TheMikeEllis.
Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.