And the official TweetCampSA hashtag is…

July 1, 2009 at 3:51 am | Posted in Event News | Leave a comment
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…not a big surprise after all: #TweetCampSA.

OK. It’s pretty predictable. But the #TweetCampSA hashtag is more than just a way for us to follow each other’s tweets at the event. By using the official #TweetCampSA hashtag on Twitter and simply TweetcampSA (no pound sign) to tag photos, videos, blogs posts and other online cotent across multiple social media networks and channels like Flickr, YouTube, Ustream, WordPress, etc. you can help the event live on long after it’s over.

So much rich, helpful, valuable and usable information will be shared at TweetCampSA. The #TweetCampSA Twitter hashtag and TweetcampSA tag will make it easy for you to find and refer to that content if and when you need it.

Use it well. Use it often. Include it in any  TweetCampSA info and content you reference or create across your social networks.

#TweetCampSA, the official Twitter hashtag of Tweetcamp San Antonio!

TweetcampSA, everywhere else.

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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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We want YOU for Tweetcamp San Antonio

June 30, 2009 at 2:17 am | Posted in Event News | Leave a comment
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tweetcampsaThis is a call to volunteers!

To those of you who have already expressed interest in helping make Tweetcamp San Antonio happen, thank you! To those of you who want to get involved but didn’t know it was an option, this post is for you as too.

If you have registered for Tweetcamp San Antonio you have already done the first and most important thing to help – getting people to Tweetcamp! Make sure you keep talking it up to friends, colleagues and family and invite them to come. Spots are still open. Beginners and veterans are welcome! We’ll cover all the bases.

Here is a list of volunteer duties for the taking. If you are interested in helping out please email us at tweetcampsa@gmail.com or send a tweet to @TweetcampSA.

Thank you in advance!

  • Official Tweetcamp San Antonio live-twitterer – We need two people to cover the beginner and expert sessions
  • Sign-in table tweeps – We need two or three people to help us man the sign-in table at all times. We will probably do this in shifts so the more, the merrier
  • Official Tweetcamp San Antonio photographers – If you have a camera and can take good pictures, this job is for you. We need two photographers to cover the beginner and expert sessions
  • Official Tweetcamp San Antonio paparazzi – If you have a Flip camera, a Sony Webbie or a phone that shoots decent quality video, we would love to have you shoot short interviews with our attendees. We will feature these on our blog and make Tweetcamp San Antonio much more than a one-day event
  • Morning people – This is one is the toughest to recruit volunteers for.  If you come to help us set up, we will love you forever.
  • SPEAKERS! – You may or may not know but Tweetcamp San Antonio is an “un”conference. We determine our sessions the morning of the event. Experts can volunteer to hold a 30-minute session and attendees can request to hear a session and we will assign an expert to lead it individually or form a panel of experts to take on collaborate on a session. If you are an expert on any microblogging or Twitter matter please feel free to let us know ahead of time or on July 18. We encourage you to lead a session! If you are not an expert but can think of good stories or lessons learned, please share those with us. Case studies and Twitter stories can make for great panel discussions and Tweetcamp sessions.

All of our volunteers will be guaranteed an official Tweetcamp San Antonio T-shirt and badge and will get a big shout out on our volunteer page and a link on our blog roll. Did I mention we will love you forever?

Thank you again! We can’t wait to hear from you.

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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 writes a blog on the integration of social media, public relations, marketing, technology and our changing society. She recently earned her degree in Communications and Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Trinity University. She is originally from Quito, Ecuador.

Location, location, location

April 19, 2009 at 5:46 pm | Posted in Event News, San Antonio | Leave a comment
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TweetCampSA is–of course–all about the microblogging. But it’s also about San Antonio and showcasing the best parts of what our beautiful city has to offer. San Antonio offers many unique and inviting spaces and TweetCampSA wants to find just the right one to call home.

We’re intrigued by the development taking place north of downtown on the expansion of San Antonio’s River Walk, particularly the area from Lexington Street to U.S. Highway 281, in the Museum Reach of the expansion. And that’s why we need your help! Do you know any specific details about the exciting development going on in that area of town? Do you have a friend involved with the project who has the inside scoop about what spaces will be hot, hot, hot (and cool, cool, cool–don’t forget, it will be summer!) and ready in time for TweetCampSA on July 18? We’re looking for a space to hold 100-150 people that provides Wi-Fi. Other than that, we’re pretty open. We’d love to host the first-ever TweetCampSA in a new, vibrant space that’s as invigorating and inventive as the concept of microblogging itself.

So give us a shout at tweetcampsa at gmail dot com if you have ideas to share. We’re open to any suggestions for a TweetCampSA location. After all this is your TweetCamp, San Antonio!

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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 andblogs for the San Antonio Express-News.

Attendee Spotlight: 10 questions with Charnell Pugsley

April 17, 2009 at 5:40 pm | Posted in Attendee Spotlight, San Antonio | 1 Comment
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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 @charnellpugsley

charnellpugsley

1. Who are you?

My name is Charnell Pugsley, from San Antonio, Texas.

2. What do you do?

I am the Community Evangelist for PEER 1, a Mother, and GrandMother – yes, these are “jobs” too. 🙂

3. Why social media?

Social Media plays a big part in my life both personally and professionally. It allows me to reach out to and speak to such a wide audience, to connect with such a variety of people. It fascinates me, educates me, and provides such great opportunities for so many things.

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

PEER 1 and ServerBeach use Twitter to connect, share, listen, and learn. Customers, prospects, partners, industry experts, media, and competitors, are all on Twitter and looking to connect. Engaging with these different parties through micro-blogging is extremely efficient and highly rewarding. We have used Twitter to share tips and ideas, acknowledge happy customers, help unhappy customers, run fun promotions, communicate with media, and be generally thoughtful and transparent.

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

I use it personally to connect with people that share my interests, I use it for laughs, for information, and sometimes just to think aloud – which often returns some great advice from people!

6. Tell us a Twitter success story

Well that’s an easy one. It took me about a month to figure Twitter out. I signed up, used it for about a week and thought, “Who cares if I have to get up and pee at 2 a.m.?” or “Who cares that I had peanut butter on my toast??” This was nuts, I thought. So I dropped Twitter for about three weeks. I kept hearing about it everywhere so instead of posting or “tweeting”, I watched. I watched what people were “tweeting” and I noticed that they weren’t telling people what they were doing every minute of the day…they were connecting. So I tweeted here and there, people started responding. I started searching for keywords of interest, following people, and it was just a natural flow – I began connecting. The success? I’ve made numerous friends, connected with some old, many new, and I’ve learned so very much. That’s a success.

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

Hm. I’ve tweeted something in my early days of Twitter that I should not have. I didn’t think anything of it because after reading it and realizing what I had said, I instantly clicked the little trash-can icon to delete it. Whew, I was safe. Bzzt, wrong answer. Why? Because good ol’ Twitter Search keeps EVERYTHING, whether you deleted it or not. Epic FAIL. So the lesson learned – never, EVER say anything online that you do not want the world to know. Common sense right? We would all like to think it anyway.

8. [Cheating, three-part question] Your favorite Twitter follows? Why do you follow them? Have you ever met them?

@ChrisBrogan – I haven’t had the opportunity to meet him…yet. He’s a real, down-to-earth person. He makes sure that he’s always personable and his tweets are always positive. He’s great with advice when it comes to Social Media – that’s his job right? 😉

@ JenWojcik, @0lli, @tophee, @jakematic, @RackerHacker, – some great friends I’ve made. Haven’t met them YET..except for @RackerHacker. I had the great opportunity of meeting him while attending my very first tweetup! All great people who make me laugh and often tweet interesting news/information.

9. Your Twitter pet peeve?

New followers who you follow back – only to have them DM with their spam and a URL.10. Any additional words of wisdom?

Tweet like there’s no tomorrow – someone, somewhere, will listen and 9 times out of 10 – engage.

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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.

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

timhan

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.

TweetCamp San Antonio is official. Get involved!

April 9, 2009 at 12:43 am | Posted in Event News, San Antonio | Leave a comment
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Time for TweetCamp San Antonio!

Ok, not quite. We still have a few months to go before July 18, 2009 ibut feel free to start spreading the word and check back here for updates as we gear up for the UNconference.

A quick note about TweetCamp San Antonio – everyone is welcome! You don’t have to be an expert to attend as it will be your own peers and fellow San Antonians who will suggest and lead sessions, ask and answer questions and be around to share tips and tricks of the microblogging trade.

To show just that we will be featuring some of our attendees on the blog so that you can get to know them ahead of time and think of things you would like to ask or share with them.

Now, onto the blog! Browse the tabs to find out more information about the event, how to get involved, how to become a sponsor and how to submit suggestions for sessions and workshops.

See you in July! And don’t forget to…

  • Follow us on Twitter! @tweetcampSA
  • Search for “TweetCamp SA” on Facebook and join our Fan page
  • And, of course, officially REGISTER for the event here!

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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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