Upcoming Social Media Breakfast

SMBME 82 – Facebook Live and Instagram Stories

We know you have SEEN Facebook Live and Instagram Stories. Maybe even a few of you have tried them personally. Have you thought about working them into your marketing? We sure have, but hitting that button seems to just give us anxiety.

We have invited a few of our favorite personalities and publishers to come talk to us about both platforms. They are testing these tools out for us… in front of thousands of people. Let’s learn from them, learn more about how they work, and how/if we incorporate into our marketing efforts.

First, Kathleen Pierce… a journalist, blogger and social media adept, employs Facebook Live and Instagram Stories to round out her coverage for the Bangor Daily News. Stepping into a new role as director of communication/membership for the Maine Restaurant Association and Maine Innkeepers Association this summer, she intends to bring Maine’s hospitality sector to life in a similar fashion.

Lee Goldberg and Amanda Hill from WCSH6 have completely adopted and use Facebook Live every day, especially on their News Center Now program. They can interact with viewers and give a behind the scenes look to live TV in real time.

Let’s check out these new features together… heck maybe I will even dare to go LIVE for the first time :)

What: SMBME 82 – Facebook Live and Instagram Stories

When: July 28th, 7:30-10 AM

Where: Portland’s Masonic Temple, 415 Congress Street

How: I would never, ever, ever be able to do this without our sponsors: Portland Press Herald, Knack Factory, PretiFlaherty, Gorham Savings Bank, Agents of Change and Vreeland Marketing and Design.


  • Metered parking
  • Elm Street Garage, 15 Elm Street (Metro station)
  • Temple Street Parking Garage, 11 Temple Street (Nickelodeon)
  • One City Center Parking Garage
  • Top of the Old Port Parking, 119 Pearl Street

Hourly Parking enforced behind the Portland Masonic Temple on Cumberland and side streets.


Our friends at METRO also wanted to make sure you knew there was a bus stop right by the Temple, if anyone would like to commute in by bus. The fares and schedule can be found on their website.