The first thing you have to know about me and smartphones is that we go way back. I started programming cell phones back in 1999 and spent the next six years in the wireless industry. So when I make decisions about phones, it’s coming from years and years of being a “power-user” as we’re called. My device is an extension of who I am.
Since I teach people how to use social media for their marketing efforts, I’m always online. It’s a pretty much 24/7 non-stop kinda game and mobile is a big part of my day.
My phone sleeps next to my head, I haven’t used a watch or regular alarm clock since the 90s and I freak out when it falls to the bottom of my huge purse and I have to dig around for more than 10 seconds…hoping that I didn’t leave it somewhere behind and have to experience near panic attacks if I don’t touch it or it’s not within (or ON) my actual body at all times. Maybe I need a meeting, but hey, this is important.
So I’ve been a hugely loyal Apple fan since my days of working at AT&T when I actually sold the very first generation iPhone back in 2007. It took me a bit to get off my Crackberry and switch over, but once I did, I was in love.
Fast forward to present day and I’ve had several generations of the iPhone. Now I want something different. Their glitz and glam and multi-million dollar advertising budgets can only go so far on me now. I want something cooler, better.
I’m out of contract with AT&T, have three lines (including an iPad2) and need a phone that works. So here are my top choices:
or these two – Samsung Galaxy S 3 and the Nokia Lumia 900
After playing with each phone, I’ve come to a conclusion. My final selection is on its way to my as we speak. I’ll be blogging about it then.
Which phone would you choose?
The time is finally here.
After spending over 7 years working in the field of Social Media, I have decided it’s time to take blogging more seriously. After all, I have every other piece of the puzzle already up and running. (Find me on Facebook, Twitter and my website, www.MarketingMakesMeSmile.com.) I also have Pinterest, Instagram, FourSquare, YouTube….WOW…that’s a lot of places you can find me. See what I mean? Sheesh. Follow/subscribe/stalk/ me on all those, too, if you’re not already.
I’m a Marketing Coach & Social Media Expert who has been working with clients on how to use the Internet for their marketing since 2005. I might as well blog, too, right? The funny part is that I set this up in 2010 and never even got around to making that first post. Oops! :)
My main goals for this blog:
1. Share my knowledge about Social Media Marketing with you.
2. Build this up so that I can monetize this additional aspect of my business and spend more time with my son while blogging from the beach. :)
I’m a coach and national speaker who presents at universities, conferences, workshops and more, so this blog is a win-win. You get the answers and education you’re looking for, and I get to accomplish #2. You in?
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If you ever have any questions about social media, marketing or branding please don’t hesitate to contact me. I love, love, LOVE teaching others what I’ve come to learn over the years. NO question is a dumb question and as they always said in school – don’t be afraid to ask because at least one other person is wanting to ask the same thing.
Here’s to our journey together!