Babbling B’s Blog

What Can Social Media Do For YOU?

Posted on: July 14, 2009

I’ve been really happy with my decision to dive into social media and blogging. I’m constantly learning new things and sharing ideas with more and more people. It’s hard to believe I’ve only been interacting on these platforms for four months. So many things have happened to make me grateful, and so many things are on the horizon:

1) Blogging for VitaminIMC – Taking a more critical/editorial standpoint on integrated marketing communications strategies that companies and brands are taking has definitely pushed me as a marketer. I’ve also been able to make connections with some GREAT people in my academic program that are in the full-time classes, and they’ve become my partners-in-crime for attending social media events. Which leads me to…

2) Attending Social Media Events – Ok so I’ve only attended one so far, but I’m going to another one next week! It’s such an interesting atmosphere of learning, connecting and building relationships. It’s so fun to put a face with the avatar (get it?) and get to know people I otherwise would never come in contact with – and they’re in the same city!

3) Meeting GREAT People – This is probably the best part for me. And probably what drives me to write a sentimental postsuch as this – the people that you meet are pretty amazing. I am sill so surprised when I ask a question to Twitterland and get really great responses, tips and advice. I even get encouragement for my running!

4) Building Career Skills – Ultimately, and probably most importantly at this point in my life, I’m building up a network of people to get advice from and learning at an unbelievable pace. I’m learning the skills I need to be able to make a social media presence a reality for the company I work for.

I hope you are having a great experience too. If you’re new, keep learning. If you’re the expert that’s teaching others, Thank you!

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