As a small business owner, sometimes you feel like you’re being tossed by the waves. I had every intention of heading down to sunny Austin this year for the Rockin’ SXSWi festival. All my favorite Peeps and Tweeps in my Twibes are going to be there. But sometimes life bites you.
After losing two major deals in my pipeline I had to make the excruciating decision to ditch SXSW this year. The fact is, I just couldn’t justify playing and spending the cash when I should be working. Even when you own a company, you don’t get rewarded when things go south. Instead you throw off everything that may get in your way, pull your boots on and get busy…working.
One of the things I am involved with in Columbus is the American Marketing Association Special Interest Group on Social Media or AMA SIG – Social Media for short. Instead of doing our usual speaker / Q&A format we mixed it up a bit with Round Tables! Watch the video for how it went. You can check out photos from the event on this Flickr Set!
Here are a few of the take aways from the Different Round Tables:
Think about LinkedIn outside of your profile. Focus on how your updates reach other people’s profiles across the network
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You know the problem with social media? It can take you down the rabbit hole. So, why do we shuffle and re-shuffle our work and why do we keep an eye on the social media channels?
Because you never know when lightening may strike.
Lightening struck for me recently. I happened to be checking my twitter stream…for the 1,000th time, and I saw a tweet from a colleague of mine, Nick Seguin, cofounder of DynamIt to Jeremiah Owyang, Partner at Altimeter Group about Jeremiah being in Columbus. I immediately scanned Jeremiah’s latest tweets and saw he had indeed come to Columbus for about 24 hours for a client meeting.
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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to co-present at the American Marketing Association Special Interest Group on Social Media (AMA SIG for short). I worked with Steve Bell, Founder and Principle at Strategic Marketing Innovations Consulting. It was so much fun working with Steve, who is one of the smartest guys I’ve ever met. Steve’s rich history as an analyst at Forrester gave our presentation a level of depth that would not have been possible otherwise.
Our presentation focused on how Social Media is changing the ways Corporations do business. We were able to draw parallels to the days of when the Internet first broke onto the business scene. The similarities to then and now are striking. We also got into organizational structure which included snippets of a video interview I did with Ryan Squire, Director of … Read More »
I was recently interviewed by Ben Blanquera, blogger for Columbus Tech Life. Not only is the blog a great write-up but I am very excited about what Ben is doing to spur growth and innovation in the IT and Social Media community in central Ohio.
Link to Ben’s blog:
This Friday (10/10) at 5:30 pm, there is a very cool event taking place at the Columbus Hilton-Polaris. Reid Hoffman (founder of LinkedIn) and Judy Estrin (author of Closing the Innovation Gap:Reigniting the Spark of Creativity in a Global Economy and former CTO of Cisco) will be speaking at a 2.0 technology event in Columbus (2.Ohio) both about technology & Innovation and also in support of Senator Obama.
While Reid and Judy are here to support their chosen candidate they are also here to share their perspectives regarding innovation, business and social networks with the Columbus community. Whether you’re a Democrat, Republican, or some other party affiliation this is a great chance to dialogue with some amazing national thought leaders.
If you are in the Columbus area and wish to attend, please visit http://newtech.meetup.com/136/calendar/8824043/ to register.
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