Sunday, September 27, 2009

Introducing the RealTweeple Project

I've always been fascinated by the people you meet on Twitter. Even more fascinating is when you connect with them in REAL LIFE via coffee meetings or "tweet-ups".

The idea came to me that through the power of portable video (FlipCam) and YouTube, I'd be able to share these "RealTweeple" profiles with my followers on my blogs and online networks.

I'll be posting more RealTweeple in the coming weeks. 


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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Meeting @Iconic88: Twitter's Clark Kent

I'd been intrigued for some time by the musings of someone I follow on Twitter. This person predominantly tweets positive and inspiring messages. A sample of these tweets encourages "Random Acts of Kindness" (#RAOK), promotes concepts such as "unconditional love" and includes the most thought-provoking qoutes from Plato, Gandhi and the Dalai Lama, to name a few.

On Twitter, he identifies himself as @iconic88 and is currently visually represented with an avatar of a hand holding up a single ice cream cone. He chooses to stay anonymous - like Superman's Clark Kent. His Twitter presence does not reveal his identity yet creates a positive tone and sense of hope in a world that needs it badly.

I met @iconic88 at a business networking function a few weeks ago and had the privilege of "connecting" with him over a cup of coffee recently.

During our discussion, he related his personal experiences in locations around the world where he saw the best and the worst of the human condition and behaviour. While most would be despondent about these desperate situations, his conclusion - and attitude - is that much can be resolved with hope, positivity, gratitude and love, in communities - starting with individuals.

In a world that revels in negative criticism and judgment of others, I look forward to a daily dose of inspiring tweets by the "super" man that is @iconic88. I suggest you do too.

What do you think of @iconic88? Please leave a comment.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Real Deal in Social Media Marketing - David Meerman Scott

With many people calling themselves social media guru's or internet marketing experts these days, it's a true delight and privilege to meet someone who's the "real deal". A guy who has bestselling books entitled "The New Rules of Marketing and PR" and "World Wide Rave", has earned the respect and reputation he enjoys.

Through the kindness of friends Jennifer Frahm and Trevor Young, I spent a few minutes at a Sydney cafe this morning with one of the world's smartest traditional and digital marketing minds, David Meerman Scott. We talked about his next series of books due out next month and discussed his thoughts about how individuals and businesses should "try" something/anything on social media to experience this phenomenal business opportunity - and not die wondering what could have been.

David is the kind of guy who has a wealth of insights. While presenting at the Social Media Club in Sydney on Monday, he had the audience in the palm of his hands as he related case study after story after proof point, of the power of social media to get the right kind of attention. During our chat this morning, we also discussed the unreal possibilities of mobile technology and how GPS-based applications could revive proximity marketing and take it to levels beyond our imaginations.

If you're a business or consumer marketer who needs to understand the immense power of online marketing, David is a "must experience" and not to be missed. His final Australian appearance is on this Friday, 4th September at the Social Media Masterclass in Melbourne. If you register now on, there's a special 48-hour offer of A$545 (normally $897) by using DISCOUNT CODE: CGEN . You must register and pay before Thursday evening as seating is limited - and selling fast.

I guarantee you'll experience the REAL DEAL.

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