I attended the “Fear and the Art of Creation” panel at SXSW. Presented by Chris Guillebeau and Jonathan Fields, the panel discussed the primal fear that usually underlies our inaction, and the ways that moving from ideation to action can produce success.
Foodie blogger Molly Wizenberg stresses that the story surrounding a food experience is more valuable than the food itself.
The Parc 55 Wyndham hotel uses Twitter and Facebook to let fans and followers know about special deals, special rates strictly for them along with San Francisco news, events and facts.
Whole Foods has nearly two million followers. Meaning, even if just 1% of them ever set foot in a store from a promotion like a “Twitter Tasting”, that’s 20,000 people. If even just 1% visit the website, that’s 20,000 unique visitors. The ability to reach this large an audience via one portal is unprecedented and this a great case study to illustrate that.
On Thursday, hundreds of people gathered in the beautiful Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa to hear Seth Godin speak. Organized by Bryan Elliott of LinkedOC, the event provided a unique opportunity to hear first-hand from a highly-respected individual in the marketing world.
Foursquare is a location-based mobile social network that exists thanks to today’s smartphone . If Twitter lets you share your status, Foursquare lets you share your location. You check-in at businesses and friends can see when and where you check in.
The OC Fair & Event Center uses social media to elevate major seasonal and weekly events.
Hotels have made great strides in social media over the past few years; from Twitter to Facebook, and Foursquare and YouTube, there is no limit to how hotels can boost their online presence and increase their customer base.
Southwest Airlines Communication Specialist Laurel Moffat spoke on the airline’s successful social media strategy. There were many beneficial insights and lessons only a brand experienced in social media can provide.
“Google Alerts” is a content monitoring system that notifies users when new content from news, web, blogs, video and/or discussion groups matches a set of search terms selected. It’s a great, straightforward way to gather content for social media channels for several reasons.
This week, I checked into the Westin Kierland hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona and was pleasantly surprised to find a flyer on the desk in my guestroom. It reads “Get Social” along the top and then outlines the ways guests can read or relay feedback on their experience at the hotel through social media.