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Escaping the geek bubble at Austin’s Metropolitan Breakfast Club

9. March 2009


“Birds of a feather….” Connie and I do realize that when you spend a lot of time around the feathered tribe of tech-savvy folks (thereby miraculously becoming two of Austin’s Social Media Mavens) it can be easy to forget that not everyone’s world revolves around LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and blogging, aka “the tech-o chamber.” As my teen [...]

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Tips for South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) from a local

7. March 2009


It’s that time of year again, when the tech universe is abuzz with the digital creative delights of the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) conference in Austin, Texas. Since I live in the Austin metro area and this is my third “South by,” I thought I’d update last year’s post on why SXSWi is like Disney [...]

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Is your communications strategy stuck here?

28. February 2009


Do you know what these are? They were the height of communications convenience at one time. They were everywhere. Everyone knew how to use them. Now, they’re seen less and less, and most folks chuckle a bit when they spot one. The communications world has passed them by. Did they see it coming? I’ll bet they didn’t. Pulse [...]

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Five in the Morning

12. February 2009


For those of you who know I am the farthest thing possible from a morning person, the title refers to a series Steve Woodruff (@swoodruff) created on his Sticky Figure blog. Through the magic of advanced scheduling, my contribution to Five in the Morning will indeed arrive with your morning coffee-while I am still happily [...]

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Shaking the social media tree in the tourism business

30. January 2009

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I’m doing some writing and marketing work for the travel site UpTake; in addition to hosting my Carnival of Cities blog carnival periodically on their Attractions blog, I’ll be covering travel industry social media topics on the UpTake Travel Industry blog. To get started with a bit of a bang, I wrote two posts this week [...]

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