Sponsor Spotlight: Six Questions with Alan Weinkrantz

July 9, 2009 at 5:01 am | Posted in Sponsor Spotlight, Sponsors | Leave a comment
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In addition to listing them on our Sponsors page, TweetCampSA sponsors will also be featured on our blog so we can introduce you to the companies making TweetCampSA possible. Check them out and follow them on Twitter! TweetCampSA sponsors are the cutting-edge businesses in our community who understand, appreciate and make use of microblogging as part of their overall communications strategies.

weinkrantz3Introducing TweetCampSA Sponsor Alan Weinkrantz (questions answered by Alan Weinkrantz, @alanweinkrantz).

1. How do you use microblogging?

Re-publish news and information that I think will be useful and helpful to my followers

Re-publish news about client information

Have fun and bring some sense of humor into the conversation

2. How has microblogging changed your business?

I use it for new business development. I am also using it to pitch members of the media on story ideas. And finally, as the Media Representative for @jeffpulver‘s 140 Characters Conference, it has given me the opportunity to work with leading members of the media to cover the broader and cultural aspects of how Twitter is disrupting the traditional news cycle.

3. What makes you follow some people/businesses over others?

Useful content and unique insights into principles of business and life.

4. Who would you like to see on Twitter who isn’t there already?

It’s not who is going to be on Twitter that’s important. It’s how people use it to be useful and helpful. I wish more people were focused on that.

5. Why are you sponsoring TweetCampSA?

Because it’s going to be a blast, and my kids like the T-shirts they get.

6. Give us an elevator pitch about your business.

Alan Weinkrantz is a Public Relations and Social Media Consultant with clients in the U.S. and Israel. With over 25 years of experience, Weinkrantz links business strategy to communications strategy in order to help clients achieve business goals.

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Colleen Pence is one of three organizers of TweetCampSA. A Twitter addict since summer 2007, she previously managed marketing and public relations campaigns for the San Antonio Symphony, Marmon Mok and BluePhoenix ASNA. She now owns Social Media Mentoring, a consulting company teaching businesses and individuals the benefits and nuances of using social media. She’s authored her personal blog for four years and blogs for the San Antonio Express-News.

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Announcing our first TweetCampSA Sponsor!

April 15, 2009 at 4:09 pm | Posted in Event News, Sponsors | 6 Comments
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cnlogoc2Thank you to Creative Noggin for their generous sponsorship of TweetCampSA! You can read more about Creative Noggin on our Sponsors page or visit their web site or Twitter profile from the links on our sidebar to catch up with them. You can also talk to them in person at TweetCampSA!

TweetCampSanAntonio is only possible through generous support from company sponsorship and individual donations. You help make TweetCampSanAntonio a success. Please visit our Sponsors page if you are interested in becoming a sponsor or feel free to contact us at tweetcampsa at gmail dot com.

Attendee Spotlight: 10 questions with Tim Han

April 14, 2009 at 11:27 pm | Posted in Attendee Spotlight, San Antonio | 3 Comments
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Every Tuesday and Friday, we will feature a TweetCamp San Antonio attendee on the blog to give you an insight of the diverse group of people that have come together thanks to the micro-blogging services that are reinventing the way we do communications. Feel free to follow these people and get a head start on TweetCamp San Antonio. If you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to RSVP!

Introducing TweetCamp attendee @timhan

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1. Who are you?

Tim Hanson or @timhan

2. What do you do?

Public relations and marketing.

3. Why social media?

Because even though it’s a rough time to make transitions, social media is the direction in which the world is moving now.

4. How do you use micro-blobbing services like Twitter for work/business?

I use them to keep up-to-date on issues of the day, world developments, stocks and local information. I’m a complete information junky – micro-blogging services like Twitter fit my A.D.D/A.D.H.D.-ness perfectly

5. How, if at all, do you use microbbling services for personal purposes?

Not yet.

6. Tell us a Twitter success story

I was writing a presentation about social media and its impact on society and, right about that time, @andinarvaez posted a link about Birmingham City University offering a new Master’s program in social media, which I used and highlighted during my presentation.

7. Twitter FAIL story? Lesson (s) learned?

None yet. But knock on wood…

8. Any additional words of wisdom?

I heart 140 characters or less (I think we should make t-shirts that say that).

9. [Cheating, three-part question] Your favorite Twitter follows? Why do you follow them? Have you ever met them?
@WSJ (Wall Street Journal), @DrudgeReport, @NYT, @Nickdonnelly, @samlerma, @colleenpence, @meghanstabler, @andinarvaez

The news Twitterers keep me up-to-date. The others provide relevant information about local news, Twitter and other social media updates (I’m a neophyte to Twitter). And yes, I actually met several of them at the San Antonio Media/PR/Business tweetup.

10. Your Twitter pet peeve?

To the people who are pushy about their marketing pyramid schemes I say, “thanks, but no.” Also, the people who are always reminding you to vote or take action on something – if I didn’t do it the first time, chances are I’m not going to do it even if you tell me 20 times. Reminder…less is more.

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Andi Narvaez is one of the three organizers of TweetCamp San Antonio. She is an public relations account coordinator for KGBTexas Public Relations / Advertising in San Antonio, Texas and is also one of the three founders of the San Antonio Media/PR/Business Tweetup. She recently earned her degree in Communications and Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Trinity University. She is originally from Quito, Ecuador.

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