Michele Morgan is the Marketing Manager for the Washington State Dept of Commerce. She was at the Social Media Conference NW 2010 talking with Aaron Booker of http://www.varvid.com. She works recruiting businesses to come to Washington State. She came to understand how to use social media to engage an audience and be more effective for the state of Washington.
Paula Johnson, assistant professor from Western Washington University speaks with Drew Graham from http://www.varvid.com at the Social Media Conference 2010. She feels that since social media is much more interactive and communcation is now two-way instead of one, it is now much more effective for students.
Todd Elsworth from SPIE speaks with Drew Graham from http://www.varvid.com at the Social Media Conference 2010. He works with the student market which mostly entails working with facebook. He also uses twitter for onsite live events.
Jan Hersey from Biz Point Communications speaks with Drew Graham from Varvid at the Social Media Conference 2010 NW. She is a writer and member of the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce. She knows that social media is important and came out to learn more about how it can help the city of Anacortes. The city has already started its branding process and is attempting to get more involved with twitter, facebook, etc.
Becky Raney from Print & Copy Factory speaks with Drew Graham from http://www.varvid.com at the Social Media Conference 2010.
Lorne Craig from Green Briefs chats with Drew Graham from Varvid at Social Media Conference NW 2010.
Lorne learned about strategy for his business, and to ask “Why are we doing this?” He found the presentations valuable and discovered that focusing on the written business plan is important to help figure out why. Its important to figure out how to reach a critical mass and move beyond your local social network into thousands of fans and followers.
Thomas is the Director of Marketing for this major northwest casino and spa. He shares his insight and experience of the surprising trend of people beyond not the ages of 20’s and 30’s using Social Media to connect with entertainment opportunities.
He also views this conference as crucial to keeping up with the medium and looks forward to utilizing Online Video in Silver Reef’s Social Media in the near future.
Silver Reef Casino & Spa: http://www.silverreefcasino.com/
Langstraat is the Associate Director for Advancement for Whatcom Community College. He appreciated the opportunity to attend the event, as he is charged with helping to determine how best to leverage Social Media for the school and its programs.
Nate also now sees the value in utilizing Video as a key part of their Social Media initiatives, after seeing speaker Aaron Booker of Varvid.com’s presentation on Online Video.
June is the author of twenty six inspirational books and is also a publishing consultant.
She is attending SMCNW 2010 to learn more about Social Media, as the book publishing industry has been encouraging authors to learn more about the medium as a way to leverage authors work and drive readers to books and events.
Cotner is an enthusiastic adopter of Social Media and also looks forward to integrating YouTube! Into her professional endeavours. She also is a member of her local library in Poulsbo and will be setting up workshops on keeping up with technology as a way of giving back to her community.
June spoke with Aaron Booker, founder of Varvid.com
Wendy DeFreest from Avenue Bread discusses Social Media 101 with Drew Graham from Varvid at the Social Media Conference NW 2010.
Wendy is a co-owner of Bellingham’s popular bakery and breakfast/lunch cafes and found Derek Johnson’s Socia Media 101talk engaging and impressive.
Interestingly, up until now DeFreest has delegated Avenue Bread’s Social Media initiatives to employees rather than doing it herself. She has been reluctant to engage in participating in Avenue’s Social Media due to time constraints, but learned that she really should make the time to do so, to get the most out of the medium.
visit Avenue Bread at: www.avenuebread.com/