SXSW: This Year It’s Real.

Last year, some of you might remember the hashtag phenomenon I started on twitter #FakeSXSW, where we who could not attend made up fake events going on at the actual SXSW. I never thought I would actually make it to the actual event. A few weeks ago I visited the SXSW (South By South West)…

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Talking Twitter with Adam Lambert

Alright. I am a huge Adam Lambert fan, my father was actually the fan first religiously watching American Idol and dragging me into the living room to hear “the goth Elvis with the nail polish”. I sat there in awe, I saw a larger than life stage presence, someone that was going to really grab…

Jeepers Creepers: Dealing with Online Stalkers

Have you ever had an online friend that became an online fiend? It usually starts off innocent, a friend request, a tweet.. then the persistent messages…wanting you to chat with them, wanting to meet up with you in real life, odd worded messages that give you that “ick” feeling in your stomach? With the rise…

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How to Promote Your Band Using Social Media.

Yesterday I was invited to speak on a panel at the Homemade Music Symposium in Ybor City, Florida to musicians and artists on how they can use social media to promote themselves. Many artists and bands have yet to fully grasp the full spectrum of platforms they can be using to really rock the internet…

Hey Jude. Thanks For Not Letting Me Down.

I think since childhood, i’ve heard the song “Hey Jude” hundreds of times on the radio, in the car, in elevators, crappy cover bands and drunken karaoke. I never really think that song could change my life at such a perfect time, I don’t know if perfect is the right word to use for this…

Get Jeff’d Up: Find Your Inner Superhero

A few times in my life I have met real life superheroes, where the powers aren’t lasers or secret mind melding techniques. They have the power of heart, a superhuman ability to survive in any situation and inspire others around them to love life. This week i’ve been everyday waking up to a world of…

Get A Haircut, Get A Real Job.

“Cause we all have wings, but some of us don’t know why”- INXS Usually when I get asked what I do, I tell people Social Media Consultant. *blank stare* “Uh, I community manage and create brands online…” *blank stare* “I play with twitter and facebook.” OHHHHHHH….You can get paid for THAT? *faceplant* “Yeah, most of…

Kinetik Festival: Moving At The Speed of Light

For the last week i’ve been in Montreal, Canada for the Kinetik Festival and general destroying of boredom. Kinetik, almost a perfect word to encompass the intense moving force behind every moment of my journey. Riots ensued across the city a few days after my arrival due to the winning Canadiens hockey team, I met…