Posts Tagged ‘SMBSYR#10’

Communication isn’t about speaking, it’s about listening (and shooting)

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Social Media Manager/Strategist Kevin Morrow

Last month’s Social Media Breakfast at Syracuse Stage.

Syracuse University writer Kevin Morrow shows that photography continues to be a valuable tool for an effective social media strategy.


Monday, November 25th, 2013


This week is a holiday week for many with the highlight being the Thanksgiving Holiday, or this year,the beginning of Hanukkah; still others look forward to Black Friday shopping (and the beginning of the Christmas season).

We met Gina Stokes at the Social Media Breakfast and found out that last week was National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. To celebrate and highlight the issue, the Rescue Mission invited filmmaker and homeless advocate Mark Horvath to Syracuse. He premiered his film @home, and participated in a panel discussion at the Palace Theater. Horvath is from Binghamton and is the creator of Invisible People. Listen to a clip of his statement during the Q&A below. Also there’s a comment by the Syracuse Rescue Mission’s Alan Thornton.


Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Social Media Breakfast Syracuse #10 Panel (with moderator Patrick Finlon, left)

Social Media Breakfast Syracuse #10 Panel: Kimberley McCoy, Rachel Boucher, Matthew De Bellas and Sarah Massett (with moderator Patrick Finlon, left).

This kind of collaboration is encouraging.

We finally got to attend a Social Media Breakfast here in town. The group had its latest meeting at Syracuse Stage on Thursday, and the focus was how arts organizations engage online.  Participants included representatives from The Red House, The Everson Museum, CNY Arts and Art Rage.

The discussion ranged from generating unique content and boosting awareness to using “gamification” (rewards) and data collection methods to gain new followers/supporters.

What was most impressive is that you didn’t have to be a savvy social media manager or represent an art venue to pick up pearls of wisdom from this conversation.   Quick, power-packed, yet very filling, it was like breakfast for your head.