Toledo’s conversation begins

4 Apr

Social Media Breakfast Toledo staged its first event this morning in neighboring Sylvania.

Team SMB Toledo from left, Patrick Giammarco, Janeile Cudjoe, Julie Cantu, Tim Langhorst, Dave Rigotti, Damian Rintelmann, Kevin Cesarz, Allen Mireles, Mike Driehorst, Michael Temple, Steve Robison, Victoria Kamm.

Team SMB Toledo from left, Patrick Giammarco, Janeile Cudjoe, Julie Cantu, Tim Langhorst, Dave Rigotti, Damian Rintelmann, Kevin Cesarz, Allen Mireles, Mike Driehorst, Michael Temple, Steve Robison, Victoria Kamm.

Thank you all for coming and making this such a success. We had 79 people attend the inaugural event at the Elks Club on Holland-Sylvania Rd. near Wildwood Metropark, and another 67 followed live on Ustream. Toledo’s WTOL provided the bright lights and TV interest that began before dawn on a rainy Friday.

Our panel of Victoria Kamm, Allen Mireles, Dave Rigotti and Damian Rintelmann were led by Michael Temple through a discussion of such topics as attracting new customers with social media, retaining existing customers with social media, and market research to learn what customers want through conversation.

The panel worked through questions on Twitter, LinkedIn, Ning and other social media platforms, citing personal experience on tactics, tools and trends.

There was no way to cover all things social media in the one hour time frame so we look forward to your comments on Twitter, Ning and other platforms to improve for the next event on May 1, also at the Elks.

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3 Responses to “Toledo’s conversation begins”

  1. techietami April 4, 2009 at 3:53 pm #

    Thanks to all of you for your efforts in this morning’s breakfast. It was a wonderful networking and information sharing experience. I enjoyed meeting some of my fellow twitterers in person!

    I jotted a full page of notes which I am sharing with my co-workers. I also got some great ideas for how to incorporate social networking into our bigger marketing strategy.

    One of the topics touched on today which could be good for further discussion is using social media to do environmental scanning. For instance I follow several news media outlets including WTOL, Wall Street Journal and Toledo Free Press on Twitter and send their updates to my phone so I can keep up to date with what is going on. The panel gave some excellent search tools today (socialmention, nearbytweets) and I think this can be helpful to companies in doing business.

    Look forward to seeing everyone in May

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