Last Saturday I did something completely out of the ordinary: I attended BarCampSD4! When I first heard about Bar Camp a few months ago I honestly had no idea what it was! In a nutshell, it’s an a (un)conference made up of the collaboration of it’s participants. Anyone can attend and anyone can contribute so it’s really what you make of it. To be honest I was a bit nervous before attending as I envisioned everything being completely tech related. To my pleasant surprise I was engaged and entertained with so many different presentations (each presenter gets an hour). I was going to create an SEO presentation but realized everyone at the event either knows about SEO or thinks they know so I decided to be more creative and teach an origami class! I appreciate everyone who attended and thank you for all the positive feedback! Here’s everything I learned:
1. Art School Programs
2. Improving Memory
3. FMRI (Neuroscience Stuff)
4. How to Play Telephone Pictionary!
5. Turning vegetable Oil into fuel
6. How wine is made
7. Making Gin drinks
Alright enough writing. Let’s see some interactive media from BarCampSD4!
I’d like to start off by saying I have the utmost respect for those who have been in the internet marketing industry for years (many marketers I meet say at least 10 years). I commend you for being an early adopter, futuristic and constantly adapting to the internet as it evolves. Your success is my motivation!
Whenever something new enters the market, there’s always speculation along with anticipation. Will the new restaurant succeed? Will this new product take off? How is the rookie going to do when faced with all seasoned Veterens? or you can look at it in a more positive way. I can’t wait to check out that new hot spot! The new product is going to blow away all the others! This blog post is dedicated to my own unique selling points as fresh, new Internet Marketer and why my new status will benefit your marketing campaign.
I’m a Millennial Internet Marketer! The Millennial generation born between 1980-2008 (may be variations), growing up in the 90s and 2000s and educated with bleeding edge technology. I entered the workforce merely less than 3 years ago with more drive, ambition and hunger for learning than you could ever imagine! I’ve created a buzz, challenged old school thinkers and started a revolution of new ideas from the perspective of the actual end user. I too was there from the very beginning in an even more engaged and active way than most.
- YES I was on Facebook when only college students had the privilege to use it
- YES I had a Friendster in high school when all of you who now use Facebook and LinkedIn thought Social Media was for “kids”
- YES I blogged on Xanga almost every single day!
- YES I knew every single numeric code for pagers
- YES I had a brick cell phone when they were embarrassing to be seen with one!
So what does this mean? I may not have 10 years of marketing experience but I have more than enough experience with the technology that these “kids are growing up with” because I AM that Millennial Kid! Couple that with my strong background in traditional marketing where I bring the successful aspects of old school marketing and accelerate those elements with the internet and my passion for the the industry and you have me! Melodie Tao aka: Marketing Melodie aka: @MyMelodie on Twitter aka your Millennial Internet Marketer!
If that doesn’t overcome your objections to hire me for your next Online Marketing campaign then I encourage you to reach out to me with more questions and challenges. I love what I do and I love educating people on why it’s essential to have an effective internet marketing campaign!