Contributed by Meg Crawford, Marketing Specialist, User & Customer Marketing
Hi everyone! I'm Meg Crawford and I have a small and somewhat unhealthy obsession with social media. You may have seen me this year on Twitter as @Postgrad, on Facebook posting on the SAS Global Forum Fan Page, on LinkedIn, or in my office tweeting about how many days are left until Seattle! So, yes, needless to say my unhealthy obsession this year with SAS Global Forum has been to make our social media outlets easier to access and participate in and ultimately, improve your conference experience by showing you everything Seattle will have to offer SAS users and customers next month.
So, with all that being said, I have some very exciting announcements about what will be going on this year. First, hopefully you have noticed our social media efforts that have been going on throughout the year:
- SAS Global Forum Facebook Fan Page has over 400 active members and is growing daily. As Facebook is penetrating more and more of our daily routine, this is a great way to get updates about the conference, new happenings and key information, and interact with SAS professionals and users who will be in attendance.
- Twitter, the best way to engage in events and get up to the minute information. If you aren't already, start following us @SASGLOBALFORUM or join the conversation that will be continuing throughout SAS Global Forum with our hashtag, #SGF10.
So, what will actually be going on at the conference? Ok, I just got really excited.
Let's say you have been reading this impecably constructed blog post and you are saying to yourself...I have no idea what a hashtag is. What is this "Twitter" everyone keeps talking about? Well, we are here to help, because we definitely want everyone to participate with us. Thus, was born the "TweetSpot." I know what you are thinking...stop it. The "TweetSpot" will be located right outside the Demo Area on the Sky Bridge and will offer Twitter tutorials. Stop by, get help setting up a Twitter account, and join the conversation!
Speaking of the conversation...it will be hard to miss. Mostly because, beyond all the great content that will be produced, it will be broadcast on a GIANT Twitter Wall above the entrance to the Demo Area. It will be hard to miss and will be scrolling tweets from the conference so you can see what other people are saying about SAS Global Forum 2010!
Combine this with all the blogs, videos, and interviews from the conference-- SAS Global Forum 2010 should prove to be the most accessible conference ever...that is, if I have done my job right. So, if you are at the conference, tweet me or find me on the Sky Bridge indulging my unhealthy obsession.
Stay tuned for tomorrow's post from SAS Publishing's social media strategist Kirsten Hamstra where she will preview her plans for #SGF10!