Gary Vaynerchuk: “Twitter has allowed me to scale my caring”

I was lucky enough to be able to listen to the inspiring keynote by GaryVee of Wine Library TV at the 140 Characters Conference today. This speech was a bit different from Gary’s usual high-energy #crushit campaign.  Just as passionate and high-energy as usual, Gary changed direction a little and talked about caring and engaging in conversation with those who are talking about you or your product. As a brand strategist, I am amazed how brands don’t use the power of Twitter to find, interact with and care about people who are talking about them.

More priceless advice from Gary: we need to stop our obsession with the number of followers we have. I agree: it’s the quality that matters, not the quantity. Spammers can grow the number of followers with an astronomic speed via auto-follows. But does anyone care what they have to say? Will anyone retweet their message? It’s a resounding no, because they have zero social capital. If you care, you will eventually grow your social capital and your Whuffie.

Gary says it best himself, so check it out here! (And now that Gary has baby Misha, he has promised to eliminate the F word  – well, not quite eliminate, he only said it once 🙂

Published in: on June 17, 2009 at 4:22 pm  Comments (2)  

Bubbly Karen Hartline bubbles over with love for white wine

Red or white? That is the question that I have been asking many folks at tech events during last week’s Internet Week NY (and will continue doing so in upcoming weeks). I caught up with Karen Hartline of Mashable and Brian Solis fame. Karen prefers white because it’s refreshing. Could that be because the bubbly Hartline is like a refreshing drink herself? Check her out here!

Published in: on June 10, 2009 at 1:36 am  Leave a Comment  

Wine wit and wisdom from Brian Solis

During a cab ride between Internet Week NY events, I asked Brian Solis, a known social media PR maven and fine wine and champagne aficionado, to share some advice my with my blog readers. This is what he said:

Published in: on June 10, 2009 at 12:54 am  Comments (1)  

Wining and Dining with Selina Skyle

Selina Skyle who just launched her cooking show betaCooking, has shared some wine insights with us. To find out what’s cooking in Selina’s kitchen, check out this video:

Published in: on June 9, 2009 at 11:56 pm  Comments (1)  

Favorite Candle Scent Determines Wine Preference

Fellow A Really Goode Job applicant Raquel Jex grew up on beer and whiskey, but based on her candle scent preferences, her friends recommended she try Simi Chardonnay. She has been a believer ever since.

Published in: on June 9, 2009 at 11:50 pm  Leave a Comment  

Brian Simpson spills his wine preferences

I had a chance to catch up with Brian Simpson from Roger Smith Hotel during Internet Week in NYC last week. Roger Smith Hotel is THE social media hotel in NYC – it has carved out quite a niche for itself with its friendliness towards the local Twitterati – and Brian is to blame for most of it:)  Roger Smith hosts many of the NYC social media events and often boasts Twitter-only food and room specials. And of course, it has quite a bar (Tip: I filmed my AReallyGoodeJob video there!) – if you have a chance to go, please ask bartender Peter to make up a drink for you – trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

Check out what Brian had to say about his wine preferences. Do I sense a bit of an East-Coast vs. West-Coast wine-petition? 🙂

Published in: on June 9, 2009 at 12:56 am  Comments (1)  

In case you run out of ice…

Did you know that you could use dry ice in cocktails? Seriously! A fellow techie Rob Faludi certainly knew that and displayed his martini making prowess at the Barcamp NYC 4 event on Saturday. Here is a video of him demoing his invention at the Apple Bar afterparty on Saturday.

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Published in: on June 1, 2009 at 1:12 pm  Leave a Comment