Robert Courtney Collins (left), Nikki Little (center), Mike McClure (right)

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Social media is becoming the center of modern communications.

Sven & the some of the Daily Detroit team attended Social Media Day Detroit in Greektown this year, where there were educational tracks on a variety of topics as well as a lot of experts who spoke. Social Media Day was put together by the Social Media Association of Michigan (SMAMI).

For this special episode of the Daily Detroit Happy Hour, we caught up with three interesting people in the digital media space locally.

First, Nikki Little. She works over at Identity, a PR agency, as their Social Media Director and also runs a bi-weekly e-newsletter for the local industry, the MichComms report.

Second, Robert Courtney Collins, a Brand Strategist. His agency provides a variety of brand services as well as events and a reward program. You can find him here.

Third, someone who may be the Dean of digital marketing in Detroit, Mike McClure. His long career has landed him at the Yaffe Group as a Senior Vice President and Executive Creative Director, and he shares how in some ways although the tools have changed, it’s still all about connecting with people.

The next two guests we have in coming weeks are pretty interesting. We’ve booked Paul Wasserman, the proprietor of Henry the Hatter as well as Ned Stabler, the CEO of Techtown.

Of course, thanks to everyone who makes the show happen.

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