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 â€” 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 youâ€™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.
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 Miss604.com. 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.