One year ago I stumbled upon an advertisement for BlogWorld in Las Vegas. The construction industry was in a downward spiral and I was exploring unique ways to market the concrete equipment that we manufacture.
I made a call to the producers of BlogWorld with an idea… Well, it was more of a pitch. “Let me bring a big cement mixer to your show as an experiment in the effectiveness of social media”.
Within a week, we had the permission, secured a booth and constructed a simple display that asked WHY?
I jumped in the truck and pulled the trailer to Vegas to put on this “dog and pony show” for the bloggers.
The promotion was a great success, and the people where even better. We were the center of attention, with video interviews, photo shoots and many requests for our lime green T-shirts. We had many who questioned WHY and then took up the challenge to spread the word about the cement mixer they saw at BlogWorld.
We received what I had hoped for; but I got something that I didn’t expect. I caught the bug… I was so impressed by the good people and their creativity and conversation, that I knew that I wanted to join in the party.
And it is a Party that has given me the opportunity to work with Facebook and participate in application development.
The party is a white elephant gift exchange that our family has done for a few years, online.
As I left BlogWorld, I made the commitment to find a way to share our family game with others through social media. I convinced Sarah that we should invest in this project and find time to put the party online.
Now, we are just a couple of weeks away from launching this new Facebook application. We are breaking new ground and betting on Facebook, Amazon and PayPal to work well together in the process. I am nervous, Sarah is concerned with the money we have committed. But regardless of the outcome, I am happy to be involved with this process. We have met some great people and some very hard working and talented technical types.
I am confident that the fun that our family has experienced together online is no different than the fun and excitement that I felt from the bloggers at BlogWorld and the developers within Facebook.
Wayne Sutton shared a blog post that included this video, which is a tribute to Facebook developers world wide. I am really a technical outlier, but I still feel proud to be rubbing shoulders with this great crowd..
From all of my Family… Thanks for letting ordinary people join the party!———————————————————-
The AlbinoPhant Creators
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