Tuesday's event, Time Management for the Technology Savvy with Anne Sugar, provided interesting insights and pointers for junior-level digital and marketing professionals on how to better prioritize time in the office. Anne also discussed tactics to remain cool and collected during stressful times so you don't become unproductive. Below, Anne answered three of the key questions that were covered in the workshop. You can find out more about Anne's work and contact her here.
Every year key themes emerge at SXSW. This year, however, there were not any game changing announcements. I expected Google to release a new version of Buzz. I expected Facebook to throw their hat into the location based social networking and interrupt the Gowalla / Foursquare party. Neither of those things happened.
The major themes for technology and content based sessions were activity streams, context, augmented reality and location based social networking.
Not only has the State recognized Internet marketing and business as a significant contributor to our economic system (as we stated in our market sizing study, the industry contributed more than $28 billion in revenue to New England's economy in 2009), they are "practicing what they're preaching" by using social media and digital strategies to reach the citizens and create civic engagement.
Who else is fed up with waiting in the pouring rain, the umbrella-thrashing wind, and the bitter cold with only one question on your mind; "where's my bus?!"
We like soapboxes. They can be fun to listen to, maybe even stand on, when someone is passionate about what they believe in.
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Last night's event at UK Trade & Investment drew a crowd of diverse sorts with dozens of questions on social media integration and practicality - and industry pros and authors Lois Kelly, Erik Qualman, Larry Weber, and Dan Zarrella, with moderator Robert Davis, were ready to dish their best practices.
Attendees were able to send their questions in advance for the panel to address at the event, which allowed the audience to interact & ask their follow-up questions throughout. Here are some of the great questions and the candid comments the panel had in response:
Clients seem to consistently have a fear in becoming involved in social media because of the doors it opens for negative feedback - How can you get them over that fear?