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Social Soundbytes:  Social Media Week LA Kicks Off

Social Soundbytes: Social Media Week LA Kicks Off


Copyright Debra Morrison.

Social Media Media Week LA went live at io/LAand the historic Egyptian Theatre September 24 – 28, 2012.  We’re excited about what this conference means for the growth of communication, interaction with each other and the organizations that we care about.  Troy Carter  — Lady Gaga’s manager — packed the house.  Mobile Roadie, ParkMe and our Social Media App were the apps of the day.  Great thoughts. Great minds.  Here’s a roundup of what they said:

  • “There’s a battle for the living room and the internet is literally swelling and encroaching on mainstream TV.” ~ Betsy Moyer @BetsyKCRW
  • Data is the new oil, especially when you start thinking about challenges at a global level. ~ Freddie Laker @TMTYL
  • Celebs will dominate social media in a way that brands will never.  Key to those interactions is that they’re organic.  People understand that brand is ultimately trying to sell a product whereas if I wish someone a happy birthday, that’s real. ~ Omar Epps @omarepps
  • “It doesn’t matter if you’ve got 25 million followers, it’s only if you can get those followers to do something.” ~ Darren McColl @daz_mc
  • Never underestimate the importance of a room full of people…Being disruptive and challenging the existing norm is important.  ~ Adam Garone @movember
  • I’m little monster #1.  ~ Troy Carter, Atom Factory
  • Authenticity is the name of the game.  ~ Rick Sorking @whosay
  • We can be funny.  We can be sexy and we can keep layering those identities.  That’s the wonderful thing about Facebook and social media. ~ Jamie Adler @PhyllisMorris
  • You want the ROI on social media?  You being in business in 5 years. ~ Scott Kramer @multibrain

Copyright Debra Morrison

If you want to be ahead of the curve, you’ll join us for Social Media Week February 18 – 22, 2013 in New York, Hamburg, Tokyo, Toronto, DC, Milan, Paris, and Singapore, with Atlanta and Doha.


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