I’m honored to be selected for Seth Godin’s eBook

I was recently surprised and most honored to be 1 of 50 people selected for Seth Godin’s SXSW Pokes eBook as part of his “Poke the Box” Domino Project. The eBook is a collection of stories about taking initiative. I am on page 59. It will be available on Amazon Kindle in April, 2011. Thanks to Dave Weinberg for suggesting I enter a submission!

You may learn more about it at:

www.thedominoproject.com/2011/03/free-ebook-sxsw-pokes.html

Direct download:
thedominoproject.com/_/SXSW_Pokes.pdf [PDF]

Sarah Wallace is a research analyst, blogger and podcaster. To learn more about her, click on the tabs above.

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My New Job

So, I’m going back to my telecom roots and I have taken a job as a Telecom Analyst for Heavy Reading.

I’m excited to go back behind the scenes to analyze what service providers like AT&T and Comcast are doing to try and provide affordable, cutting edge services to customers.

No, I’m not leaving social media. In fact, I look to incorporate it because, who knows, maybe someday you’ll be able to activate HBO through your Facebook page. And yes, I plan to look into that : )

Sarah Wallace is a research analyst, blogger and podcaster. To learn more about her, click on the tabs above.

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Sarah Wallace in Wall Street Journal blog pic

I recently attended the Interactive portion of the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. My last day there I had a few hours before my flight back to Boston so I attended Gary Vaynerchuk‘s keynote speech. It was a bit of a gamble considering my traveling time crunch but I’d always wanted to see Gary speak in person. Today (nearly a week later) I was reading an article on the Wall Street Journal web site titled “Five Tech Investors Reflect on SXSW.” As I was reading I happened to look over at the accompanying picture and found my round/bulbous head. Funny, at the time I didn’t realize my last minute decision to stay at the conference one more hour would land my mug on the WSJ blog. Life happens. You just never know.

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Sarah Wallace To Speak at Social Media Breakfast Maine No. 7

I will be speaking at the upcoming Social Media Breakfast Maine to be held Friday, February 12th at the MPX facility at 2275 Congress Street, Portland, Maine.

My topic will be social media policies. Before using social media for your business, it is important to have some policies in place. This will save you time [hence money], the chance of possible redundancies or a seemingly lack of customer service.  Brad Lawwill (general counsel of Pierce Promotions) will also be speaking.  SMBME events are hosted by Amanda O’Brien and Kyle Pouliot of Hall Web. Here is the EventBrite link to register for February’s Social Media Breakfast Maine.

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Sarah Wallace Pictured in Maine Magazine

I can be found on page 13 of this month’s Maine Magazine. I actually hate pictures of myself but I’m very flattered to be part of a publication that is very beautiful in terms of its photography and very rich in its content. I’m hoping this print publication will stand the test of time, a rare thing these days.

Here, I’ve been caught (laughing so hard that my eyes are closed) at the Maine Marketing and AIGA Snowball in Portland, Maine. For me, functions like these are a testament to social media translating to being social in real life and finding a way to blend the two together.

Sarah Wallace is a research analyst, blogger and podcaster. To learn more about her, click on the tabs above.

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Sarah Wallace Becomes Blogger for Guiding Stars

I am very proud to announce that I will be a guest blogger for the Guiding Stars website. Guiding Stars is an objective food rating system that rates food based on nutrient density using a scientific algorithm. Rated foods are marked with easy-to-follow tags indicating 0,1,2, or 3 stars. The more nutritional value a food has, the more Guiding Stars it receives. If a food doesn’t receive a star – it means it doesn’t meet the rating system’s criteria.

The Guiding Stars system can currently be found in supermarkets, restaurants, college dining halls, school cafeterias, hospitals, part of health and wellness programs and even as an app for the iPhone.

Sarah Wallace is a research analyst, blogger and podcaster. To learn more about her, click on the tabs above.

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Social Media FTW: A Win, Win for Everyone

 

barbatseaThe Social Media FTW conference yesterday turned out to be a Win, Win for everyone. It was a day of meeting new people and learning from each other, this is what social media is all about. Thanks to Rich Brooks (Flyte New Media), Chrystie Corns (Where) and Jaica Kinsman (Guiding Stars) for holding a great event!

Lord knows I’m guilty of burying my head in work and getting caught in the daily grind of work for my clients. But, it’s nice to take an afternoon to meet new people and hear what others have to say.  Even though I may not agree with some points of view, it’s always good to hear other perspectives and the reasoning behind it. Expanding your horizons is good. Your brain is a muscle, as they say.

I spoke on the blogging panel and once we got started, I realized we could have used 2 hours to answer the questions in the room and go a little deeper into our list of bullet points.  If you attended my panel, I hope you were able to take something away from it that was helpful.

So, what is the number one thing I took away from the Social Media FTW conference? I took away an appreciation that we are all trying to do the same thing. We are all trying to grow our business/organization using today’s tools but by using them in a wise, efficient way.

Next, I look forward to the Big Conference which features social media big dogs such as Chris Brogan (Trust Agents),  Mike Volpe (Hubspot) and more. I hope to see you there and other social media events and gatherings!

Photo: Barbara Hart of Hire Well takes notes at Social Media FTW

Sarah Wallace is a research analyst, blogger and podcaster. To learn more about her, click on the tabs above.

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