In 2007, way before the social media gurus, comedians, journalists, celebrities and the media, Brandon (aka B.J.) Mendelson signed up for Twitter. B.J. has found many positive ways to use Twitter, but you probably haven’t heard about them because nobody has told you the truth – until now.
Events and Conferences
Would you like to spend an afternoon dining with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and seven of your closest friends?
Well, if you have five grand (at least), you can get in on the bidding to win a date to dine with Dorsey! And even better? It will benefit a worthy cause.
Media and entertainment have forever been altered by social media. The proliferation of Twitter and other social platforms are driving content that passes us by faster than ever before – making audience engagement harder and harder.
Brands are forced to architect new experiences that engage audiences across multiple screens, simultaneously, integrating real-time social experiences into digital and TV properties designed to reach new fans and connect viewers.
See radio personality Jeff Dauler at the first-ever AllTwitter Marketing Conference, June 4 in San Francisco. With over two decades of experience growing audiences, Jeff has taken his radio programming knowledge and applied it to social media. Jeff will argue that Twitter is the radio of this age, with people gathering around their streams to hear about the latest news, gossip or information, relying on Twitter personalities the way they used to rely on DJs to keep them entertained.
The same rules that made radio stations great and air personalities larger-than-life can be applied to brands and people on Twitter. The concepts are simple. Once you hear them and hear how your favorite radio station uses them, you’ll never use Twitter (or listen to the radio) the same way again.
See Jeff and other leading professionals from Buffer, Datasift, Topsy, the San Francisco Giants, the Golden State Warriors, Nestivity, Mass Relevance at AllTwitter Marketing Conference. Register before June 4 and save. Don’t delay: register now!
The next chapter in the story of the Twitter and Viacom partnership is a five-day comedy festival co-presented with Comedy Central.
According to the New York Times, the Twitter comedy festival will be played out in tweets and Vines.
The festival, using the hashtag “ComedyFest,” will debut April 29. Over five days, comedians – both amateur and professional – will tweet jokes and post Vines. For example, comedian Steve Agee will host a “Vine Dining” party of six-second video stories.
Jumpstart and leverage your brand’s Twitter initiative at the first-ever AllTwitter Marketing Conference, June 4 in San Francisco. Leading professionals from Datasift, Topsy, Buffer, the Golden State Warriors, Mass Relevance, Mashable and more have all been added to the speaking roster.
Prices increase at midnight tonight, so register now.
Over the past five years, the Shorty Awards (honoring the best in social media) have added new categories to their list, with the introduction of widely used social media platforms and tools. The newest categories for the fifth annual awards ceremony taking place on April 8 in New York City, include Pinterest Brand Presence and Animated GIF of the Year.
Perhaps the sixth annual event will honor the best use of Vine (Twitter’s six-second video app), which exploded onto the social media scene earlier this year as a free iOS app available for iPhone.
Twitter is hosting a “platform event” early next month and, as usual, space is limited – and attendance is restricted.
So for those of you who click first and read event details later (like me), please note that before you click “submit” on that form, you’ll want to read the important restriction – unless you want to look foolish (again, like me).