I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted here at InternetGeekGirl. It’s been a busy few months and my creative energy has been focused on building the social media practice at Porter Novelli. The good news is, that process has been going very well. We are bigger and better than ever. Check out the new hires that Porter Novelli has made, and a big win which I am particularly proud of.
2010 is the year of content! In addition to publishing a book, I’ll be increasing my regularity in blogging – not only on this blog, but the other blogs I contribute too and manage, including: Porter Novelli Intelligent Dialogue, UltimateRaceDay, and the newly launched (and not quite ready for prime time) StephanieAndChris.Us!
InternetGeekGirl is the place to learn all about my social media world and the many events I am lucky enough to attend and support.
To that end, I’m very proud to share the success of Social Media Week. More than 7,000 people and 150 individual organizations participated in the second annual Social Media Week, which took place between February 1st and February 5th simultaneously in New York City, Berlin, London, San Francisco, Toronto and Sao Paulo. The event was host to more than 200 events covering such topics as social media’s impact on health care, technology, higher education, politics, open design, crowdsourcing, social graph optimization, PR and brand communications.
Toby Daniels, executive director and founder of Social Media Week, had this to say:
“The breadth, depth and diversity of subjects that were tackled truly underscores the far-reaching impact that social media has on society. And the extraordinary increase in attendance indicates that we are really just beginning to tap the potential of this burgeoning communications medium.”
I had the pleasure of interviewing Toby and my other NYC tech pal, Steve Greenwood from Drop.io. Drop.io launched their first vertically focused product during Social Media Week – PressLift! Watch the video below and learn all about both.