[VIDEO] Glimpse of Social Media Day with over 500 people showing up, live and in-person.

[VIDEO] Glimpse of Social Media Day with over 500 people showing up,
live and in-person (are they ever noisy while having fun!)

 

“Why do people show up for Social Media Day in physical person? Isn’t this kind of missing the point?”  These questions were posed by Sev Onyshkevych on my Facebook wall in response to the video on Social Media Day. So here’s the answer, Sev.

I’ve said it before and since it is my motto, I’ll say it again:

The “Real Currency” is Relationship Riches.  That goes for offline and online relationships. 

I am a firm believer in technology and getting the word out using various social media channels and digital avenues and especially sharing via The Webinar Way.  Relationship marketing using social media just gets you one step closer to a “phone call” whether it’s a land line, cell phone, text message, Google Hangout, skype call, or VOIP connection. Then there are live events, meetings, personal and business get-togethers, seminars, workshops, masterminds, taking a cruise together, adventures and just plain hanging out. 

Ed Keller and Brad Fay tell you “Why Real Relationships Rule in a Digital Marketplace” in their book.  The pressing the flesh handshake, warm hug, big smile and a couple of winks are why people show up and meet up in person on social media day and at live events.  In business, over 90 percent of consumer conversations still take place offline, primarily face to face. Social media is big and growing, but it is dwarfed by the real world in which people live and interact.  People engage in person.

face-to-face-book

Close to 500 people participated in a flash mob in New York City’s Hudson River Park for Social Media Day.

 

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#LikesUP for Meeting in Person (and sending a few tweets and updates while together)

Sherrie Rose, The Liking Authority

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