Shareology

Shhhhhhh….don’t tell Facebook!!! October 24, 2011

Having lunch last week with an author, I discovered yet another person who hasn’t drunk the Facebook Kool-Aid.  She’s focusing primarily on LinkedIn, her blog and her website.  As you can imagine, when her book came out, there was spirited discussion of whether to produce a Facebook page.  Turns out, she didn’t.

Wow:  so there is more than one of me.  It is really hard to ignore 800,000,000 Facebook members. But I am pretty much doing it.  

When gistr.com was launching, as I considered the social media strategy, LinkedIn groups and Twitter were a no-brainer.  But, Facebook?  When I realized that most folks spend 55 minutes a day on Facebook, I was concerned I would never get them to leave and click on gistr.com.  Now the amount of time the average person spends on Facebook is still growing.  Five minutes ago, I had yet another Smart Brief article hit my email why we should all get social.  (This translates to spend yet more time and marketing energy on…….Facebook!)

I do find Facebook handy to keep track of nephews:  getting pictures from Peru and Afghanistan has been wonderful to keep up as they travel the globe.  When Stephan Pastis hit Minneapolis two weekends ago and posed in front of Charles Schultz’ former home in St. Paul and posted it to his Facebook page, I lit up like the 4th of July. Yes, occasionally I do post a new Shareology item to both Google+ and Facebook.

But in general, I think it is very freeing to know you can participate in social media without being on every platform in existence.  Yes, even one with 800,000,000 members.  In my case, the primary platforms are LinkedIn, Twitter and Shareology. In the case of gistr.com and Shareology, most traffic has been generated by 1.  LinkedIn groups and 2.  Twitter.

So if never-ending changes and privacy concerns worry you, be assured you can live a fruitful, satisfying life without significant Facebook presence.  Heck, you can even drop the electronics for a few days and rediscover the beautiful of falling leaves and walks in the crisp air.  But that’s another post.

Kay Roseland @KayLoire

 

MIMA at Target Field September 18, 2010

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MIMA held their fall social at Target Field in Minneapolis last week.  Shareology had never been, so she was verrrrrry excited.  Plus, she discovered a secret parking place that works as long as the Twins aren’t in town.  (OK, it worked for Alphabet Bash and it worked last week at MIMA.)   She just carefully comes in off 394 and heads for Garage B … just a few feet inside, people are leaving, and she gets a space right away.  At MIMA, Shareology parked, walked 100 feet — and discovered herself at the gateway to Target Plaza –and  Kirby!!!!! 

Just a few feet from Parking in garage B.......

 

Wow: this is what's outside Garage B??? Hi, Kirby!!

 

Giant bats with ivy: love it!!

 

Twins outta town......

 

 

Ah, MIMA food...........

 

Diane and Ivan keep Shareology company

 

the highlight of the evening: Beatboxing Ben!!

 

Ben is the first guy who makes Shareology think she might need to get into video: a still photo can’t do justice to Ben and his music!!!  way cool!! 

drink? food? drink? food? drink....

 

and now a word from our MIMA Board.....

 

did I mention @GistrMN was working the room?

 

Check out www.gistr.com for information on what’s going on in the Twin Cities for marketing communication events.  There were ten events last week alone!! 

a model of the home of Twins Territory

 

Great event, MIMA!   For more info, check out http://www.mima.org/ or follow on Twitter at @mimatweeet or @mimasummit    

You can check out gistr at @GistrMN or www.gistr.com 

Kay Roseland @KayLoire

 

Gistr.com debuts at Alphabet Bash! August 15, 2010

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Shareology had a ball at Alphabet Bash!  Not only was the food terrific, the company fabulous, but gistr.com made its debut at the Bash.

Gistr.com is a new website showcasing Twin City marketing, communications and public relations events for ten organizations, including some at the those sponsoring the Bash!

An overview of the Gistr table and team:

Vanessa Bright and Jane Cracraft of gistr.com:

The Gistr.com team includes Nikolas Kouzes and Bob Freytag of Introworks:

Watch for this orange t-shirt around town:

Sini  Ross drops by the gistr area:

Antoine LaFromboise of Padilla drops by gistr and connects with Jane Cracroft of Business Wire:

Gistr.com’s intro was a raging success:

Finally no Alphabet Bash post would be complete without a look at some of the incredible food:

For Twin Cities marketing and communication events, go to www.gistr.com, or fun the sheer fun of it, follow them on twitter at @GistrMN.   Check out Alphabet Bash on twitter at #ABCBash10.

Additional photos by Vanessa Bright and Jane Cracraft.

Kay Roseland   @KayLoire

 

 
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