Where are they now? 14+ Social Media Professionals to watch for in 2010 from Triangle, NC area #smday

Happy Social Media Day everyone. If you don't know what Social Media Day is, it's day to celebrate the revolution of media becoming social according to @Mashable. Mashable partnered with Meetup.com when they launched their everywhere platform to celebrate Social Media Day by attending or organizing a meetup on June 30. As of right now there are over seven Social Media Day events planned in North Carolina.

Being that it's social media day and the last day of June, I thought it would be a good time to update my list of 14 Social Media Professionals to watch in 2010 from the Triangle, NC that [...]

On the road again: The Biltmore blogger outreach and social media trip #BiltmoreNC

A few weeks ago I was asked if I was available to join a few other bloggers at the Biltmore in Asheville, NC as they host "blog-fam" familiarization event. I checked with @LaToaymSutton, to see if she could join me and as of today to June 18 (wedding anniversary) we're off on a mini vacation to Asheville, NC. The goal of the blogger outreach is to "increased exposure to new audiences through the use of social media".

This will be my second visit to the Biltmore as my first was back in the late 90s. I'm excited to participate in the event and look forward to meeting the Biltmore staff, [...]

Case Study: Golden Corral “Cary” launches a location-based check-in iPad contest. Location-based marketing 101

As location-based marketing continues to catch on more companies are coming up with creative ways to attract customers. If you look at maybe 7 out of 10 examples of companies using location-based services I would say that restaurants are leading the way. Reason be that restaurants have a consistent traffic of customers walking through there doors but they also have the challenge gaining new customers and keeping their existing customers therefore making location-based marketing a perfect mix.

Last week we met with MMI Public relations to discuss location-based marketing opportunities for [...]

Video: Dr. Jim Goodnight CEO of SAS on cloud computing, iPad, social media analytics & more. #SGF10

Yesterday at the SAS Global Forum in Seattle Washington, SAS launched their SAS Social Media Analytics product along with other announcements on the company's products and culture. The SAS Global Forum is the world’s largest gathering of SAS users, attended by more than 3,000 business and IT users of SAS software and solutions. During the forum I had chance to interview SAS's CEO Dr. Jim Goodnight along with a other members of the press. Watch the interview below as Dr. Jim Goodnight discussed his thoughts on Cloud Computing, SAS's new social media analytics product, handling data, the [...]

Video: Goals, highlights, crashes & falls from NC’s first Segway Polo Game. via @TriSegway

Today history was made when Triangle Segway held North Carolina's first Segway Polo game at the City Plaza downtown Raleigh. I was fortune enough to take part and record some video footage. Take a look below and if you want take part in the next game contact Todd at Triangle Segway or come out and watch on April 24.

Here are a few photos from today's historic event:

*Discalmer: This is not a sponsored post but I'm friends with the owners of Triangle Segway and they are awesome.

Have you rode a Segway or played Segway Polo before? If so tell me about your experience in the comments. [...]

14 Social Media Professionals to watch in 2010 from the Triangle, NC

If there's two things most of my friends and colleagues know about me is that I love living in the Triangle, NC area which includes Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill and that I love technology/gadgets/social media. This area has one of the largest and smartest technology communities in the world and more than often I think is over looked by others.

A few weeks ago I saw a tweet from someone asking about what cities have strong social media communities and they were listing New York, Austin, Miami and the "Valley" which are worthy but don't forget about the Triangle area too. With more [...]