Category: social media


Tuesday Night With Lucky Strikes

July 8th, 2009 — 11:07pm

Last night, I headed down to NYC’s West Village for this month’s meeting of Lucky Strikes, a social media club founded by smart and savvy real estate marketing blogger Rob Hahn (a.k.a. The Notorious R.O.B.).

The dinner confab of a dozen people was held in a cozy, private room at Rocco Restaurant, a venerable Italian eatery that’s been around since the 1920’s and has hosted more than a few mobsters over the years. Rocco serves a mean Caprese salad and the proscuitto and melon is equally mouthwatering.

Rocco Ristorante: Tasty Italian fare served by a truly charming staff

I had the chance to catch up with former Quinn & Co. colleague Allie, who spoke excitedly about her plans to start a freelance digital PR practice when she returns to her native Texas next month. Is there anything more inspiring than someone in the throes of making their entrepreneurial dreams come true?

Rob was joined by marketing maven Michael in a fascinating presentation about social media metrics that engaged everyone.

Once the official conversation was over, talk turned to the single life. New Jersey-based real estate agent (and webisode star) Sarah Bandy and I discussed a future girls night out, never mind her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Michael, who met his last significant other through eHarmony.com, shared a laugh with me over our mutual disdain for the site. Too much time involved, too little of a payoff.

Still, I will say this for the world of online dating. When you least expect it, it’s full of surprises.

Coming up…a weekend jaunt to The Poconos and a look at an up and coming rapper.

| eHarmony.com, online dating, Rocco Ristorante, Sarah Bandy, social media, West Village

Tuesday Night With Lucky Strikes

July 8th, 2009 — 6:07pm

Last night, I headed down to NYC’s West Village for this month’s meeting of Lucky Strikes, a social media club founded by smart and savvy real estate marketing blogger Rob Hahn (a.k.a. The Notorious R.O.B.).

The dinner confab of a dozen people was held in a cozy, private room at Rocco Restaurant, a venerable Italian eatery that’s been around since the 1920’s and has hosted more than a few mobsters over the years. Rocco serves a mean Caprese salad and the proscuitto and melon is equally mouthwatering.

Rocco Ristorante: Tasty Italian fare served by a truly charming staff

I had the chance to catch up with former Quinn & Co. colleague Allie, who spoke excitedly about her plans to start a freelance digital PR practice when she returns to her native Texas next month. Is there anything more inspiring than someone in the throes of making their entrepreneurial dreams come true?

Rob was joined by marketing maven Michael in a fascinating presentation about social media metrics that engaged everyone.

Once the official conversation was over, talk turned to the single life. New Jersey-based real estate agent (and webisode star) Sarah Bandy and I discussed a future girls night out, never mind her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Michael, who met his last significant other through eHarmony.com, shared a laugh with me over our mutual disdain for the site. Too much time involved, too little of a payoff.

Still, I will say this for the world of online dating. When you least expect it, it’s full of surprises.

Coming up…a weekend jaunt to The Poconos and a look at an up and coming rapper.

| eHarmony.com, online dating, Rocco Ristorante, Sarah Bandy, social media, West Village

Following Your Bliss: Take Two

June 30th, 2009 — 9:36pm

Last summer, I did a blog post about following your bliss prompted by the departure of three Quinn & Co. colleagues who left to pursue new paths. With a new trifecta of co-workers taking their final bows, I can’t help revisiting the subject — and thinking about what it means during these tough economic times.

Following Their Bliss: (from left) Allie, Alexis and Eileen with me at Q&C
Two of the exiting Quinnsters have an idea of where they’re headed next. Spunky social media maven Allie is returning to Texas to concentrate on digital PR (and reunite with her beau). Five-year Q&C veteran Eileen will be transferring her signature warmth and nurturing style to a career in education.

Alexis, the third to leave the fold, is doing something many would consider radical in a recession – taking the summer off to do some soul searching and figure out where exactly her bliss lies. With her attention to detail and true team spirit, I have no doubt she’ll be fabulous wherever she ends up.

Each of these bright and beautiful twentysomethings are inspiring examples that the sky’s the limit when you’re being true to yourself. Recession or not, that’s a lesson always worth remembering.

| following your bliss, pursuing a new career, Quinn and Company, social media

Following Your Bliss: Take Two

June 30th, 2009 — 4:36pm

Last summer, I did a blog post about following your bliss prompted by the departure of three Quinn & Co. colleagues who left to pursue new paths. With a new trifecta of co-workers taking their final bows, I can’t help revisiting the subject — and thinking about what it means during these tough economic times.

Following Their Bliss: (from left) Allie, Alexis and Eileen with me at Q&C
Two of the exiting Quinnsters have an idea of where they’re headed next. Spunky social media maven Allie is returning to Texas to concentrate on digital PR (and reunite with her beau). Five-year Q&C veteran Eileen will be transferring her signature warmth and nurturing style to a career in education.

Alexis, the third to leave the fold, is doing something many would consider radical in a recession – taking the summer off to do some soul searching and figure out where exactly her bliss lies. With her attention to detail and true team spirit, I have no doubt she’ll be fabulous wherever she ends up.

Each of these bright and beautiful twentysomethings are inspiring examples that the sky’s the limit when you’re being true to yourself. Recession or not, that’s a lesson always worth remembering.

| following your bliss, pursuing a new career, Quinn and Company, social media

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