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ServerBeach Attends WordCamp SF 09 & TWTRCON 09

A few of our employees spent this past weekend in San Francisco to attend WordCamp SF 09 and TWTRCON 09. What a busy weekend it was. WordCamp SF had another great turnout this year with another round of awesome folks to speak at the event.

PEER 1 - ServerBeach Staff at WordCamp SF 09

PEER 1 - ServerBeach Staff at WordCamp SF 09

ServerBeach is a proud sponsor of WordCamps and has sponsored the following 2009 WordCamps:

WordCamp SF 09

WordCamp Chicago

WordCamp Dallas.

Be sure to stop by our table at these events and say hello to our staff and pick up some cool “Beach” swag.

On Sunday, I attended the first ever TWTRCON 09 conference in San Francisco. Being the Community Evangelist for PEER 1 – ServerBeach and utilizing Twitter for both company and personal use, I was excited to see what this conference was about. I would just like to state that I was completely blown away with the entire event. Not only was it well organized, there were some major companies who spoke at the event – Guy Kawasaki – Alltop, Ed Terpening – Wells Fargo, Porter Gale – Virgin America, Jeremiah Owyang – Forrester Research, Richard Brewer-Hay – eBay Inc, representatives from Carl’s Jr, Comcast, PR Newswire, the Phoenix Suns and so many others. View the entire list of speakers here: http://twtrcon.com/

Talk about information overload. These companies spoke candidly about how they used Twitter for business and what they’ve learned along the way. I spent the day listening, learning, and of course…taking pictures, which you can view on our PEER 1 Flickr page.

HootSuite's Owly at TWTRCON 09

I’d like to share a few things that I took away from TWTRCON –

* Marketing – Influence (was): attracting attention to yourself. Influence (is): providing attention and value to others.

* How to measure Twitter success: Engagement. New relationships. Meet customers. Brand loyalty. Fun.

* Your company account needs to have a personality. Create your voice. Engage with personality.

* Twitter is dramatically changing era of top-down management of corporate communications, in real time.

and finally – “News no longer breaks…it tweets.”

If you’re already on Twitter, please give us a follow and let’s connect. We’re @ServerBeach and @PEER1. Which reminds me of another thing that I learned at TWTRCON – be totally transparent, both personally and professionally. With that note – I’m Charnell Pugsley, the Community Evangelist for PEER 1 – ServerBeach and @charnellpugsley on Twitter. Give me a follow, I’ll follow back and we’ll connect!

View pictures of our weekend of events in San Francisco – WordCamp SF 09 pictures & TWTRCON 09 pictures.

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