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Category: Other – that thing called life

Hey, blog, how you been? +updates

Whoa…this is my blog. Hey blog, long time no post.

So, life happens. Short version –

– Moved to Dallas, worked for Fleishmen-Hillard (as noted in previous post)
– Moved to Chicago, worked for Weber Shandwick
– Got engaged
– Now work SMITH

Now here is one irony moment for today. When I worked at PR agency and did social media strategy, I did not blog/tweet/etc. But now that I work at a digital agency I feel compelled to be active again in the blog/tweet/etc. world.

idk. while it all might be #10Kmfonatrain, it’s continues to be a pretty good ride.

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Further down the road…

5 years…

…actually, not quite 5 years. In 2005 I joined Carmichael Lynch as a research specialist. Back then social media was a buzz word, Twitter still had the “track” feature and Facebook was just for college kids. Through the years I had the fortune to work with some great people to create some great work. The clients and people at CL are both top notch and will be missed. But this Friday will be my last day at Carmichael Lynch.

Next week I will be packing up my new car (I know, this still shocks some of my family/friends that I have a car) and will be heading South…to Dallas…yes, that’s Dallas, Texas. I know…here I was worried that I was moving to a non-snow state. But they just got 10 inches of snow there last week. So, I guess my new winter coat won’t go to waste after all. See, everything is going to be fine :)

In Dallas, I will be joining Matt Dickman at Fleishman-Hillard as Senior Vice President of Social Strategy. Though the decision to move South was a tough one, the opportunity to work with Matt and Fleishman-Hillard team/client roster was something that I could not pass up.

To my Minneapolis friends and family – you will be missed. Well, the -20 degree weather might not be missed but the art openings, soccer, broomball, board games, Irish pubs, beer tastings and Thanksgiving dinners will be.

Thank all over you for the laughs and great times over the last 5 years.

If you are ever in Dallas, much sure you stop by and say “howdy”.


A time to blog?

The short of it: I’ve blogged on and off and off and quite and restarted and stopped and created an excuse and quite and….It’s been a vicious cycle. So why go at this again?

Well, I think we are actually headed into a really interesting time in the space that I work and like to spend time thinking about – some sort of digital marketing something. Think it is a good time to be writing again.

I’ve also decided to blog everyday for a year. 365 posts. I’ve needed a fun challenge for awhile now. To help supply material, things I find interesting I’m tumblring.

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And those were excellent fishsticks

I love my homemade fishsticks…so good, so tasty. So this is my blog. I know, long time, no blog. If you look back on my posts…you’ll see that general theme. Life gets in the way, unless you make a blogging schedule. Which I plan to do. And because I plan to blog more, this blog is going to be just about whatever I want. I’ll admit, I once that I was going to be a cool kid social media blogger of all things social media awesome. But, let’s be honest, there is enough of that on the internets as it is.

This blog is going to have stuff about me (for my family), stuff about my work (because I do dig the internets/digital world/social media land), and whatever else I chose.

So, come along for the ride or just stop by and enjoy the lemonade in the shade everyone now and then – you’re always welcome.

Alright, two things. I’ve got to get up and going better than it is. I feel like it is important to practice what you preach. That is my family’s beef selling website. And it has a Facebook fanpage. And a twitter account. But besides having all that, you know what I think is important for people in my field? To get out there and try to sell something – for real. Like, seriously stand and a farmer’s market and hawk your wares (which I might add…the beef is excellent, I highly recommend you try some). But I think lots of us in the internets/digital/social media field (and advertising for that matter) loose site of what it means to really sell/connect with consumers. So yeah, I’ve got to get Sawyer Beef off the ground.

FYI – along the lines of practicing what I preach I recently have become a community social media manager for an art gallery. My friends with the gallery mean a great deal to me, so I want this to succeed as well. So, add Rosalux Gallery twitter and then go to there site, visit the gallery and buy some art already. If you don’t like the art, buy it and give it to me :)

Oh, and have you see me here yet? Hi Mom!