Nancy Loo (@Nancyloo) of WGN gave Midwest Moms Brands & Bloggers Summit attendees a lot of great advice on how to connect with journalists.
You can read a recap here: http://honestandtruly.blogspot.com/2011/07/brands-and-bloggers-summit-recap.html
Saturday, July 23, 2011
There were cameras galore at the Midwest Moms Brands & Bloggers Summit. We counted 8 and a half at our table since one was a very small camera. MJ Tam (left), editor of Chicagonista.com, organized last Saturday's conference.
Some memorable quotes include "I have no vision. I really don't bother
with ideas. I am very good at cutting through bullshit."
The Craigslist customer service rep (that's his real title) is now
focusing on Craigconnects.org - "Connecting the World for the Common
Good" . The first campaign focused on helping veterans and military
families. His next campaign will try to promote accountability and
transparency in non-profits.
Chicago Sun-Times yesterday at Chicago TechWeek. She talked about top
reasons why women blog: 1) express myself 2) have fun 3) connect with
people like me. She talked about clients such as Procter & Gamble and
PepsiCo want to authentically connect with bloggers and create more
virality. She also talked about the democratization of media and the
wisdom of crowds.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
was great retail theater. I have never seen anything like this, and
I've shopped a lot.
Three cobblers came up from Miami to make custom sandals in the store.
Think they said it takes about 2 hours to make one. There's the
element of limited-time only (they were there just through July 11),
customization, and the storytelling aspect of telling your girlfriends
that you saw sandals being made for you right before your eyes. How
many of us can say we've seen cobblers make shoes? Not many.
Eataly. It is a food emporium for tourists and locals (saw a lot of
office types coming in after work). There's a seafood restaurant,
pizza, meat restaurant, a beer pavillion, wines, gelato, paninis,
Lavazza and another cafe. You could eat here for days and never repeat.