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Google and CoCo and Geek Girls, oh my! March 21, 2014

If you’ve ever checked the lines for the bathrooms at minnebar, you know that men far outnumber women in the tech world.  @CoCoMSP (Coworking and Collaborative spaces in St. Paul, Minneapolis and Uptown) has decided to do something about that in conjunction with their partner Google. Last night was the kickoff event Unlea(she)d featuring Nancy Lyons @Nylons and Meghan Wilker @IrishGirl.

Geek Girls talked about their journey in life and business, which has culminated in the success of Clockwork Active Media Systems – one of the fastest growing and most respected interactive marketing agencies in the region.

Some scenes from the evening:

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Don Ball of CoCo does the intros:

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@Nylons

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@IrishGirl

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And a great time was had by all!

More information available at:

http://cocomsp.com/

http://www.clockwork.net/

Kay Roseland @KayLoire

 

Plan your New Year! January 21, 2014

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Check out your Twin Cities Communication Events Site!

PR! Marketing! Social Media! and More!

http://gistr.com

 

2013 in review December 31, 2013

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,200 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

 

Shareology checks in at Verizon’s first Destination Store! November 20, 2013

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Shareology got a sneak peek at the new Verizon Destination Store at the Mall of America, near the old Bloomies on 2nd floor South. Check out the great store front! 9,715 square feet makes it 7 times as big as the previous Verizon MOA store! This new Destination Store format is the very first; next one opens in Chicago in 2014.

Marni Walden, EVP and COO of Verizon Wireless welcomed us to the store, the first ever of this new format. Check out the shoes Dorothy would have worn if she worked for Verizon!

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One of the things I had complained about in the old store format was that there was nowhere to sit down; that problem has been beautifully solved!

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I made a point to thank Sarah Christy, Solution Manager, for the great new seating and well-designed store. Sarah was there when I bought my Droid Razr Maxx, when I strongly noted that there was no seating in the previous store. I’m guessing the average purchase takes 30 minutes while they set up your phone; nice to now have a place to sit for a bit.

Sarah Christy and Cody Roos of Verison:

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Overall, I’d say this new store fits in between Apple and Microsoft; I think you’ll find a much broader selection at Verizon, though. The store has a grand opening celebration this evening, November 20, 7 – 9:30 pm, with the first full day November 21! Check it out at Mall of America, S280!

 

MNBlogCon13: Images for Memories October 14, 2013

This was my 4th Minnesota Blog Conference, or rather it was Shareology's 4th. Shareology is also 4; it began on July 26, 2009. The old saying is that a picture is worth a thousand words. Not sure I could give you a thousand words today; more to the point you don't need that on a Monday. However, you may be amused by the photos below, not artfully posed, but people caught in the act of having fun:

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Yeah, David’s face about sums it up….except for the clothing choices of certain folks….blue jeans were worn and the sky did not fall.

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P.S. Kate and Julio were caught this energetic at the END of the day!

Kay Roseland @KayLoire

 

Fast Company just gave me a new title: The Social Butterfly! September 24, 2013

Somedays it’s just random…. (thank you Julia Cobbs!)

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Cruising Twitter I came across an RT of someone looking for a person who had used social media to find a new position and who was over 40…. hmmmmm.  I sent a reply to the writer, and the result can be read on Fast Company!

Click here to check out my new title!

 

Alphabet Bash 2013: The Last?????? August 23, 2013

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Marketing Marvels from across the Twin Cities moved to Aria Thursday night for Alphabet Bash!  Biggest News?  This was the LAST Bash!!!  or not…. Bash is being redesigned:  Bigger?  Smaller?  Stay tuned!

In the meantime, let’s look at what makes Bash so great!

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Shareology caught Kate-Madonna Hindes on Networking:

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Who can talk about Bash without mentioning food, especially deserts!

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Some folks just can’t wait for the Tommie picture!!!

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Above photo by Ron McCoy Media; all others by Kay Roseland.

Follow @AlphabetBash on Twitter to discover if this is the Last Bash… or not.

For the latest in Bash’s new life, click here:   More Fun Facts

Kay Roseland   @KayLoire

 

Happy 4th Birthday to Shareology!!!! July 26, 2013

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Shareology is 4 years old today!!!!

“Overall, it is estimated that within one month of creation, 60% to 80% of blogs worldwide are either abandoned or infrequently updated. This means that the average lifespan of a blog is equal to that of the common fruit fly.” http://blog.mysquawkbox.com/does-your-blog-have-the-lifespan-of-a-fruitfly/

Shareology is wayyyy past fruit fly status! So a tip of the hat and a salute to Shareology!!!!

Check out the recently published items to the right….or perhaps the items a bit further down under Top Posts….  Happy Birthday, Shareology!

Kay Roseland  @KayLoire

 

The Power of the #Hashtag July 5, 2013

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Today we’ve got a wonderful guest blogger, @SocialNicole, writing on one of my favorite topics!

They’ve been popping up for quite some time – on Twitter, Instagram, and have now recently joined Facebook. The beloved hashtag. But this symbol isn’t just a typo slapped onto the beginning of a word or phrase – it’s powerful, even more powerful than you might think.

                       

The hashtag or “#” is a common tool used to organize topics and discussions. Social media such as Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ and Instagram all use hashtags. Hashtags are a great way to organize topics or posts. Think of a hashtag as a cyber file folder to store all common posts. Hashtags categorize topics and discussions so users can quickly and easily connect with a group with a common interest.

Hashtags can connect businesses and individuals within an industry, so making careful and intentional choices about which hashtags to use and how to use them is crucial. On some social media sites, users can choose to subscribe to certain hashtags and receive posts with that particular hashtag. This means that hashtag use can potentially allow you to gain followers – but you can also lose connections by using hashtags incorrectly. Read on to master proper use of hashtags and learn to avoid the missteps of improper use.

Proper Hashtag Use

1. Relevancy

As fun as it is to come up with your own unique hashtags, remember that over hashtagging can become annoying to readers and distract from your intended message. Only hashtag tags that are directly relevant to your post or your industry. As a general rule, use a maximum of four hashtags per post.

2. Length

Make sure your hashtag isn’t too long. If it is, chances are the hashtag is not a popular one, meaning you run the risk of no one seeing that post unless they’re already one of your followers. Hashtags should be general, in common terms, and relatively short while still being relevant to your post.

Improper Hashtag Use

1. Do not write sentences using hashtags.

Avoid writing an entire sentence using a hashtag. This makes it difficult to read and your post will have a difficult time falling into a category or topic for discussion.

Bad example: Avoid #writinganentiresentencelikethisoneusinghashtag!

2. Do not use irrelevant hashtags.

Though it may be tempting to use a hashtag simply because it’s popular, don’t force the connection. Never add a popular tag that doesn’t support or describe your post. Using trending hashtags just to get followers can confuse users and distract them from the true focus of your post.

3. Do not get hashtag-happy.

Hashtags are really fun, but avoid over hashtagging your post. Remember the rule of four – don’t go beyond four hashtags per post.

Bad example: Today is the last day of the semester. I can’t wait for summer to begin! #summer #friends #semester #college #hangout #roadtrip #summerplans

Not only do hashtags organize the millions of posts per day happening all around the world, but they also connect us to each other. Hashtags are a powerful tool when used properly. They create networks, initiate conversation and allow you to connect to others with similar interest. If used correctly, hashtags can help your online community soar to new heights.

- See more at: www.SocialNicole.com

 

SMBMSP56!!! Radio and Social Media! June 7, 2013

Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis St. Paul hit #56 at Clear Channel!

Moderator:  @PrincessSushi
Panel
Chris Hawkey (@Chawk1003) Producer: The Power Trip Morning Show, Host: FAN Motorsports, KFAN FM 100.3
Dave Ryan (@daveryankdwb) Host: The Dave Ryan Show, KDWB FM 101.3
Falen Bonsett (@falenkdwb) Co-host: The Dave Ryan Show, KDWB FM 101.3
Dave Schrader, aka Darkness Dave (@DarknessRadio) Host: Darkness Radio, News Talk AM 1130
Let’s take a peek …  (Hey, we’re talking radio here!  Not usually a visual event!)
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Chris Hawkey, Darkness Dave:
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Falen,  Dave Ryan:
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Misc. Wall Hanging:
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and………. we’re out!
Kay Roseland @KayLoire
aka @DarknessKay
 

 
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