The First Third Tuesday Vancouver

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last night John and I headed to the Soho Billiard Cafe in Yaletown to meetup with some folks as a part of Vancouver’s new Third Tuesday group.

THIRD TUESDAY is a monthly meetup for communications and marketing folks interested in learning/sharing more about the practical applications of social media in business. Third Tuesday has real world chapters and meetups in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Montreal and Halifax.

Third Tuesday meetups typically include a guest speaker who talks with the group about different social media technologies and trends ranging from blogging, podcasting, social networks to influencer marketing and online WOM techniques — and how these things apply to communication, marketing, community building and society…

…Third Tuesday is also an opportunity to simply network with industry peers, to share knowledge, experiences and perhaps a few laughs and drinks too. So, if you’re interested in some thought provoking discussion about new media marketing and communications, please join us for Third Tuesday. [From the Facebook group via John’s post]

Yesterday was simply a meet n’ great to get a feeling of the crowd that would be coming out to such events. What do we want to see more of, who would make a great guest speaker etc.

Photo credit: retrocactus on Flickr

I’m not scared to attend a social media, bloggy, podcasty type event in Vancouver although I don’t do enough of it “professionally” e.g. for my career and not Truth be told, I’ve been in the online media industry for 7 years, worked at a newswire for 3, and am the Media Specialist for my current job. So even if there was no blog talk at all (although highly unlikely) I’d still be getting a lot of out these events.

It was also really nice to see some familiar faces (from Barcamp, Northern Voice, the podcast meetup etc.) and new ones from around the marketing, PR, writing and tech community in this city.

All in all it was a good evening and I’m interested to see how these events will unfold going forward. Here’s a couple things I actually learned last night.

  • Kerry Anne told me at Barcamp that they got their business cards for the podcast for free. The only catch is that the company, Vista Print, gives you template backgrounds and they print their company name on the back, which isn’t a bad exchange. After having no cards at all to give anyone last night (I’m outta moo cards), I think it’s time I perused VP’s website… or just get more moo printed.
  • Travis Smith brought up an interesting little tidbit about the English language. Did you know it’s the only language in which you can place a noun after itself to actually describe it further? Yep, he’s tried it in French and apparently you just can’t do it with Russian either. Example: Shortly after this conversation I looked over at John and said, “Did you bring the camera camera?” meaning, did you bring our digital camera and not just your phone to take pictures with. It was all rather funny. But like, funny funny.
  • Lastly, the ‘man cycle’. Tod Maffin has a fantastic electric scooter that I was lucky enough to ride around the patio last night. The battery lasts for 50km, it goes 42km/h, it looks pretty sweet and I really want one now, please. You can view video which he filmed from the Mancycle, on his way to Third Tuesday last night.
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    1. Jeffery SimpsonWednesday, August 22nd, 2007 — 7:49pm PDT

      Sounds fun. If I ever make more of my income from media / marketing, I’d totally be interested in coming to one. Looks like fun was had by all.

    2. MegThursday, August 23rd, 2007 — 8:13am PDT

      I should really finally get to one of those things!

    3. Miss604Thursday, August 23rd, 2007 — 8:57am PDT

      Jeffery – you don’t have to make money to go 😛 You should come out for the next one regardless.

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