It began with a cocktail and networking hour and then the main event was a panel of local marketing directors that spoke about how they utilize social media. I was a bit nervous to attend this on my own, but figured I have to grow up some time! I grabbed a beer when I got there and quickly began chatting with two guys.
One of the guys (Hi Dave!) and I SWORE we both recognized each other, but after talking for a while we still couldn’t figure out how. Turns out his friend that was there also recognized me but we seriously don’t know each other. So strange.
Anyway, hearing from the marketing managers was interesting but definitely geared more towards a company larger than just..say…me. It’d be nice if my blog had a budget for social media:) Some important things were reinforced though, such as using Search Engine Optimization techniques like keywords, making sure you keep your social media accounts active, and reaching out to where your target demographic will be.
One of my favorite quotes of the night was “Social Media is a tool, just like a hammer. Some people will build a beautiful house with it, but some people will just bang a hole in a wall”. Social Medial needs to be used properly! I could definitely stand to better my skills.
I had a couple of snacks this afternoon since I knew I wouldn’t be getting home until later. Once home I quickly heated up a bowl of Amy’s Minestrone soup and had it along side a serving in Wheat Thins.
Dessert was a banana with almond butter, a la Carrie…
…along with quite honestly the biggest, sweetest, strawberries you’ve ever seen. I found this Harry & David box in the refrigerator this morning. I guess my Dad brought it home from work.
Just check out one in the palm of my hand!
SO good. And hopefully not pumped with chemicals to get that large:/
Off to bed! SO glad tomorrow is Friday!
- How into Social Media are you? Just Facebook? Or do you tweet and Youtube up a storm?
I was always a late starter with social media. The last of my friends to get Facebook in high school and I only got Twitter for blog purposes. But I love it now! There is so much great connecting that goes on.