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My New Role In Social Media Marketing and Strategy

logo-v1Those of you that have been following my adventures for a while know that I put my heart, soul and mind into social media.  Since writing my own blogging platform a decade ago (the billion dollar idea that I never capitalized on…) to my almost-obsessive fascination with brand interaction on channels like Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, I am constantly observing and strategizing ways to make the interaction and engagement between companies and customers better through social media. I have spent quite a bit of time over the last couple of years consulting businesses of all types and sizes regarding their engagement (or lack thereof) within these online communities.  From Fortune 100 companies that distribute hardware all around the world to non-profit agencies that are doing their best to make a difference in the world, I have worked with groups to lend insight, support, ideas and action to social media programs. Given all of that, I’m quite pleased to announce that I have taken a new role within the industry.

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The Digital Family Reunion Is Coming To L.A.

Digital Family Reunion Los Angeles

Digital Family Reunion Los Angeles

This is a busy week for big tech meetups in Los Angeles!  I mentioned that I’ll be at the techset Ignition party on Wednesday, but I’m also really excited for the Digital Family Reunion one night later, hosted at the beautiful Skirball Cultural Center.

The Digital Family Reunion is an event to bring together the 1.0 and 2.0 crowd.  The concept is fascinating to me, I’m sure the execution will be just as good.

The program for the evening has a great line up, I can’t wait to mix music and tech, conversation of old and new geek…oh yes, this is my kind of night.

Tickets are $60, but if you register with the promo code “dfr16” you’ll get $20 off, which really is an incredible deal.  You’re welcome.

If you want to know more about the event, check out their website, their Twitter account on their Facebook page.  If you plan on being there, I would love to meet you.  Find me on Twitter and send me an @ message, we’ll connect!  See you Thursday!

Ignition Los Angeles Free Event

I’ll be attending Ignition Los Angeles on Wednesday the 10th in Los Angeles, CA.  I love these kinds of information sharing and meetups, and if you are going I would love to connect with you there. This is a FREE event, so you really don’t have an excuse for not showing up do you? Leave a comment, send me an email or find me on Twitter, let’s meet!  Here is more info about the event from the website:

The spirit of entrepreneurialism is what drives all of us to innovate and excel. Economics aside, there is no better time than now to pursue and invest in that next big idea. This is your time to shine and we want to celebrate you, your vision and help you succeed.
Microsoft Startup Zone, in partnership with Stephanie Agresta and Brian Solis of The TechSet, is hosting this event bringing together the tech innovators in Southern California to celebrate the launch of BizSpark, a new program for those who contribute to a dynamic ecosystem that helps startups flourish. Join us at Beso in Hollywood for free hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and have the chance to network with some of the most influential technologists around. Some of the hottest startups in town will be around to showcase their products. Also, all attendees can participate in a “twitter raffle” to win an XBox 360 Elite.
If you’ve missed our previous events check out these pictures of New York and Austin to get a feel for the night, courtesy of Brian Solis’ bub.blicio.us.