Whitney Breaux launched BRSocMe 3 years ago

One of my favorite leaders in social media, Y’all Connect speaker Whitney Breaux, has inspired me since I met her in Baton Rouge in the fall of 2010.

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Huntsville wins its own social media conference

Huntsville won a Facebook contest on Tuesday to hold the 2013 Social Media Tourism Symposium in November. The Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau led the voting effort on Facebook and Twitter, beating out Missoula, Mont.

1 Comment Continue Reading →

Andrea Weckerle shares ways to drown out the haters

One concern that keeps companies from engaging in blogging and social spaces is the online army of negative nellies. Y’all Connect speaker Andrea Weckerle thinks we have another option: Take back the Internet.

1 Comment Continue Reading →

Read like a rock star!

On my doorstep today was a special delivery. The box contained my first copy of “Think Like a Rock Star” by Y’all Connect speaker Mack Collier. I can’t wait to tear through it.

2 Comments Continue Reading →

Photo essay of North Korea, as told in Instagram

Your story can be told through a handful of Polaroids, a carousel of 35mm slides, a gallery on your site, an album on Flickr, a video slideshow on YouTube … and so many more ways.

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Our first writeup: Weld for Birmingham

Weekly newspaper Weld for Birmingham was kind enough to do a feature story on Y’all Connect, the very first one.

1 Comment Continue Reading →

Ike Pigott responds to a tweeter with ‘Serenity’

When Y’all Connect keynote speaker Ike Pigott detected an unhappy soul in the ‘verse, he sprang into action. He used a common interest, “Firefly,” to connect with a stranger commenting on Twitter about Alabama Power.

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Peter Shankman sizes up skinny jeans ‘hoax’

American Eagle has received attention for its ultra-skinny jeans campaign this week. Marketing expert and Y’all Connect speaker Peter Shankman appeared on “Today” this morning to evaluate if the viral campaign’s story helped or hurt the brand.

2 Comments Continue Reading →

Welcome to the South’s first corporate storytelling event!

In a few months, we’re going to have a wonderful conference. We’ll talk about social media and blogging, two of my favorite topics, but in a larger context.

Leave a comment Continue Reading →