Category Archives: Social Media

Twitter Makes “All The Tostitos” a Championship Meme

Yesterday I ranted a bit about how Tostitos was missing out on a big opportunity by not engaging with fans on Twitter in advance of and during the Fiesta Bowl and the BCS National Championship game, which they sponsor. But silly … Continue reading

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Sorry, Tostitos. Your #BCS Sponsorship Just Got Scooped

I woke up this morning to see something that made the social marketing geek in me giddy with excitement.The sports news arm of The Onion, everyone’s favorite mock news site, used their Twitter account, @OnionSports, to sponsor the trending topic #BCS … Continue reading

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Ghost Tweeting Needs to Die

This just in from Mike Bianchi at the Orlando Sentinel: Urban Meyer, Head Coach of the Florida Gators, has a “Twitter Coordinator” run his @CoachUrbanMeyer account: When I quizzed Meyer about his philosophy on Twitter the other day, he smiled and … Continue reading

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Rob Dibble to Female Fans: “There’s No Talking in Baseball!”

One of the best parts of being a sports fan on Twitter is engaging in commentary with other fans during nationally televised live sporting events. A common theme among many sports fans is pointing out mistakes made by the game’s … Continue reading

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We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Badges! Or Do We?

During the NBA Finals this year I did something I never thought I’d do. I intentionally checked in on Foursquare when I wasn’t planning to go somewhere, just to get a badge. For the finals between the Lakers and Celtics, the NBA partnered with Foursquare to offer team badges. “Go Lakers!” comments with any check-in earned the user a Lakers badge; “Go Celtics!” comments earned the Celtics badge. Continue reading

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Welcome to The Beer Tour

    A few months ago I posted about my experiences at South by Southwest, highlighted by the Beers of Texas Tour that Amanda Rykoff and I put together. Our resulting Twitter account, @BeersofTexas, has not yet become the Internet … Continue reading

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From Hashtag to Handle: The #BeersofTexas Tour

Those who know me know that I love beer. I like a hoppy ale, a rich lager, an occasional oatmeal stout, and will pretty much only tolerate a “water beer” if it’s free. Sometimes, not even then. And I love … Continue reading

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Yesterday Happened Here: Merging the Old with the New at SXSW

The tagline for the annual South by Southwest conference and festival is “Tomorrow Happens Here.” It  is known to be the place where new music, film, media and technology break ground. For the Interactive portion of the event, SXSWi, new … Continue reading

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Faux TweetCap: Kathy Griffin at Madison Square Garden, 2/20/10

Last night I had the great pleasure of seeing comedian Kathy Griffin perform live at New York’s Theater at Madison Square Garden. I’ve seen most of her comedy specials on TV or have downloaded  them from iTunes, and have seen … Continue reading

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Google Buzz Thoughts: The End of Digital Diarrhea or Too Simple?

It’s Day Two of Google Buzz, but Day One for me, as Google just rolled it out to my account. Naturally, the emerging media geek that I am, I jumped right in. Here are my initial thoughts: What is Google … Continue reading

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