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Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis St. Paul #33: Publishing! January 30, 2011

Publishing

It’s something we all do today, but we tend to think of publishing in the traditional sense of newspapers and books.  So with that in mind, lets explore the world of online/offline publishing from the social perspective we’re engaging in today.

Date & Time: January 28th, 2011

Location: Sheraton Bloomington

Moderator

Pamela MuldoonPamela Muldoon
Business & Marketing Coach, Next Stage Business
Pamela Muldoon is a Business & Marketing Coach with Next Stage Business, a training & consulting firm that specializes in helping Independent Professionals, Salespeople, & Small Business Owners develop marketing plans that work! She brings a 3-Step process to building a marketing plan that is “simple, but not always easy”. Pamela also launched Next Stage Business Radio in 2010, an online business radio station offering various programs for the small business community.

Panel

Cy CordsCy Cords
Webmaster, Times Media/St. Cloud Times
Always pushing the technological envelope, Cy has spent the last 6 years in the newspaper industry at Times Media focusing on online content, advertising, mobile and social media initiatives. Responsible for developing and executing integrated brand communication strategies, Cy successfully keeps a finger on the pulse of the ever-changing online media world.

Dan LindDan Lind
Managing Director, Minnesota Newspaper Association
A self-professed advertising geek, Dan has successfully implemented innovative marketing strategies in the newspaper, magazine, digital out-of-home and action-sports industries over the past 15 years. Regardless of the medium, Dan’s approach always remains consistent: effectively delivering relevant content and brand messaging to an increasingly mobile audience that will ultimately lead to consumer engagement and sustainable results.

Kevin D. HendricksKevin D. Hendricks
Freelance writer, blogger, editor & author, Monkey Outta Nowhere
Kevin is a freelance writer and editor for sites including Church Marketing Sucks and HalogenTV. In 2010 he published two books that support causes: Addition by Adoption, which has raised $5,000 for clean water in Ethiopia, and Open Our Eyes, featuring a foreword by Chris Brogan. Kevin is a work-at-home dad, juggling diapers, toys and Twitter.

Well, at you can see from the above, Shareology was at the latest Social Media Breakfast in Bloomington, Minnesota; let’s take a look at the visual record:

    

Dan, Cy, Kevin

Shareology's fav photog

To get the gist of the conversation go to #smbmsp on Twitter, follow @SMBMSP, or go to http://smbmsp.org/ for future events or to sign up for Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis St.Paul.

Next month’s SMB gathering is February 25 at 8 am and the topic is a February Favorite: 

SMB My Valentine!  Talking about relationships and how people find each other using social media (and more)!

Kay Roseland  @KayLoire

  

the allure of bacon filled the ballroom!

 

What’s a Gistr?????? January 19, 2011

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Shareology would like to … ummm….  share a tool she loves for Minnesota networking.  This site debuted in August of 2010 and has grown from 10 to 19 Minneapolis-St. Paul organizations listing events in marketing, public relations and sales.   Tired of checking multiple sites to find out what’s happening in town?  Gistr has your solution!

Today there are more than 110 Minnesota marketing events listed for 2011!!   For the remainder of January alone, there are 18 different events listed.  So warm up your January with some networking and head on over to:  

www.gistr.com 

 

or follow the gistr voice on Twitter:   @GistrMN

Kay Roseland    @KayLoire

 

MinneDemo: Ideas, Geeks, Sites and Beer!! January 15, 2011

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Shareology was surrounded by geeks at MinneDemo at The University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis; MinneDemo is very similar to CrowdPitch, which she attended earlier in 2010:

  Crowd Pitch MinneDemo
Preso length/minutes 4 7
PowerPoint allowed Yes No
Scope Product, financials, competition Online site only
Participants 6 10
Questions from audience In hallway afterwards
Winner Picked by panel from Twitter afterwards
HQ Utah  (Funding Universe) Mpls-St. Paul

 

After nifty hor d’s and liquid librations the crowd wandered into the arena:

the view from the upper balcony....

Our fearless Minne leaders, Luke Francl and Ben Edwards:

Finally, the presentations start rolling out every 7 minutes:

Great Article on Luke, Ben and Minne at:

http://tech.mn/news/2011/01/05/minnestar-ben-edwards-luke-francl/

MinneDemo is for real, working technology products made in Minnesota. Demos are 7 minutes long and PowerPoint IS NOT ALLOWED. Some have described it as geek show and tell. We like to think that geeks and those interested in what they are doing (i.e investors, media organizations, etc) will enjoy an event centered on seeing these what the local scene is up to and networking before, during, and afterward with food and drinks. It’s an energizing and informative evening. If you would like to present at the next MinneDemo please fill out the presenter form.

WHEN: The next MinneDemo is Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 6pm.

LOCATION: St. Thomas Schultz Hall, Downtown Minneapolis.

Sign up now!

Presenters

  • Inveni: a discovery engine where users receive highly personalized recommendations based on their custom taste profile and facilitates effortless sharing and socializing with friends (Aaron Weber).
  • Qonqr: an augmented reality combat game, winner of Startup Weekend Twin Cities (Scott Davis, Justin Peck)
  • Passy-Pass: a is password generator and storage device, written up by the Make blog (sigflup).
  • Zipnosis: Doctor e-diagnosis tool with mobile component. Winner of Minnesota Cup  Student Division in 2008.  (Ben Peirce & Jon Pearce)
  • Daybreak Heroes: a new social game for the iPhone, integrating some revolutionary ideas into the blossoming social game genre (Evan McMahon)
  • KidBlog: We’ll show why thousands of teachers have joined KidBlog.org to teach hundreds of thousands of students the power of blogging and social media (Dan Flies)
  • Event Burn: an online service that makes social media more useful by finding and summarizing the good stuff (Dan Frankowski)
  • LitLift.com: a free novel writing application that’s helping hundreds of authors make the most of their limited writing time (Brad Marsh)
  • Sophia: makes knowledge easier to share, easier to find, and easier to organize. Sophia lets you teach what you know and learn what you don’t (Steve Anastasi).
  • Minnesota Hockey Hub: Bringing pro level functionality to the masses via the SPORT NGIN platform (Carson Kipfer)

For more on MinneDemo:  http://minnedemo.org/  or on Twitter at:   @MinneBar  or #MinneDemo

For more on Crowdpitch: 

http://kayroseland.wordpress.com/2010/07/18/crowd-pitch-what-can-you-say-about-your-business-idea-in-4-minutes/

Kay Roseland  @KayLoire

 

Midwest Mountaineering and Metro IBA!! January 6, 2011

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Shareology used to spend a tad more time on the West Bank of Minneapolis than she does now; thus the Metro IBA meeting at Midwest Mountaineering was a great chance to visit this outdoor retailer that won 2010 Retailer of the Year presented by Backpacker Magazine:

check out the tin ceiling!!!

3D Merchandising: using ALL the space, including the ceiling!!

Loooooove these colors!!!

which came 1st? Minnesota explorers or Midwest Mountaineering??

Hard to believe this local retailer in Minneapolis St. Paul has been exploring customer satisfaction  for 40 years!!  Shareology especially loved how easy parking is…

It’s easy — Park in the surface level parking lot (not the ramp) right behind our store!  Our friendly employees will validate your ticket (weekdays before 6pm 2 hours max., weekdays after 6pm and weekends 4 hours max.) — No purchase required! 

Follow them at http://www.midwestmtn.com/  and

follow MetroIBA at: @MetroIBA or http://www.metroiba.org/

Kay Roseland @KayLoire

 

2010 in review January 2, 2011

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 3 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 112 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 167 posts. There were 774 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 1gb. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was June 21st with 189 views. The most popular post that day was Microsoft coming to Mall of America!.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were linkedin.com, twitter.com, minnesota.com, facebook.com, and en.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for microsoft store mall of america, shareology, shopping center, kay roseland, and apple briefing room.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Microsoft coming to Mall of America! June 2010
2 comments

2

About Kay Roseland July 2009
6 comments

3

Branding Opportunity or Ugly Concrete Posts? August 2009
5 comments

4

Apple brings their Briefing Room to Uptown! July 2010
1 comment

5

Which Twin Cities Shopping Center is this? And this? August 2009
5 comments

 

 
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