21 Jul

2nd Annual 24 Hour All Volunteer Design-A-Thon

Designathon, Events No Comments by Jessica Murray

I’m so excited to be planning the 2nd Annual 24 hour all-volunteer Design-a-thon in Nashville, on August 6th-7th at CoLab Nashville. Our 2010 event brought more than 30 of Nashville’s most creative professionals and we wanted to continue the social good we started, by selecting a local nonprofit to help this year.  Our volunteers even [...]

26 Feb

Meet the SxChiGirls, Representing Chicago in Chevy’s SxSW Road Trip

Chicago, Events, Social Media No Comments by Jessica Murray

Yours truly was selected as Team Captain for Chevy’s Second Annual Road Trip to SxSW in Austin, Texas. Chevy is providing my teammates Nicole Yeary, Samantha Ogborn, Jen Knoedl & I with a beautiful White Chevy Traverse aka White Diamond.  We depart from Chicago on March 8th with a scheduled arrival in Austin on March 10th.  Why two [...]

20 Feb

CoffeeFest Chicago 2011

Chicago, Events, Social Media No Comments by Jessica Murray
Coffee & Chocolate Festival Chicago 2011

Today, I had the pleasure of attending CoffeeFest Chicago 2011 with Tim McDonald, Kerri Olsen & Sam Hosenka. Tim and Sam interviewed a few businesses who are leveraging social media.  Selby Software is a B2B software & POS system that integrated social media networks, like Twitter, into their POS so customers can order their favorite [...]

01 Aug

How a 24 Hour Design-A-Thon Benefited a Nashville Non-Profit

Social Media, Uncategorized 1 Comment by Jessica Murray

Back in March at SxSW Interactive, Jeff Pulver suggested I reach out to a local Nashville guy, Andy Dixon.  Jeff went on to tell me a brief summary of Andy’s background and that he had spoken at Jeff’s #140 Conf in NYC.  I contacted Andy when I returned to Nashville and asked him to meet [...]

16 Jul

My Personal Old Spice Video – He even caught me a fresh water fish.

Social Media, Uncategorized 1 Comment by Jessica Murray
14 Jul

A Tale of Two Cities: Engaging Citizens & Tourist Through Social Media

If you haven’t been following me recently, I’ve started blogging for Social Fresh, here’s a piece of the newest blog I wrote about how cities, like Boston & Chicago, are engaging citizens & tourists through social media. To see the entire blog post and leave comments, check out Social Fresh. CHICAGO New York is famous [...]

09 Jul

24 Hour Design-A-Thon Benefits 25 Year Old Nashville Non-Profit

Southern Fried Design-a-thon   On July 24th beginning at 11am, some of Nashville’s most creative minds will be gathering with the purpose giving back to our community. More than 30 of Nashville’s web developers, marketers, designers and copywriters are foregoing sleep to create a brand new logo, website, marketing collateral and more for a 25 [...]

01 Jul

5 Things Companies Should Consider Before Developing a Mobile App

Social Media, Uncategorized 1 Comment by Jessica Murray

Content consumption is quickly shifting away from the desktop and more to mobile devices and with the iPhone mobile app market alone pulling in more than $200 million dollars a month in sales, it is no wonder that every company wants to increase their brand exposure.   In a recent report by Kony Solutions, 69% of Fortune [...]

29 Jun

Tiffany & Co. Brings Engagement Ring Shopping to the iPhone

Boyfriends and bachelors beware: Tiffany & Co.’s iPhone app [iTunes link] for engagement rings arrived in the App Store today, and it’s been carefully engineered for getting clueless and/or commitment-phobic grooms onto the engagement ring floors of Tiffany stores. For those looking to buy or receive a Tiffany’s engagement ring, the app brings the smooth, [...]

28 Jun

Social Media Releases Chemical Feel Goods

Social Media Releases Chemical Feel Goods Sometimes referred to as the “cuddle” chemical, oxytocin — a hormone produced in the brain — stimulates feelings of trust and security, reduces anxiety levels and may even produce positive sexual side effects. It sounds like a miracle drug, so how does one get their hands on it? Perhaps, [...]

22 Jun

The Social Shopping Revolution Has Begun

Social Networking Syncs with Customer Purchases Blippy enables opted in users to share their online and offline purchases with followers by syncing their e-commerce accounts like iTunes, Netflix, Zappos, as well as, with your debit and credit card accounts. Mashable reported last month that Blippy’s user base has grown and “…users are sending data on [...]

16 Jun

What’s Next? Facebook Installing “Like” Buttons on our “Like” Buttons?

There’s a small feature on the way that’s about to make another big change to the way people use Facebook: the ability to “Like” comments. Much like you can currently “Like” status updates, wall posts and other items in the News Feed, Facebook has started rolling out a “Like” button for comments. The feature is [...]

15 Jun

Facebook “Like” Button Increases Referral Traffic to Blogs

Facebook “Like” Increases Referral Traffic to Blogs by 50% [REPORT] TypePad users who installed the Facebook “Like” widgets on their blog sidebars have experienced a 50% increase in referral traffic from Facebook collectively, TypePad revealed in a blog post. Facebook unveiled the “Like” feature at its F8 Developer Conference in late April. Readers can click [...]

25 May

Techcrunch Disrupt – live streaming video powered by Livestream

via livestream.com I’m at the TechCrunch Disrupt Conference in New York City which continues through tomorrow night. I encourage you all to tune into the Livestream of the conference because there are a lot of new technologies being introduced that will influence and assist in how we consume, create and engage in content. There are [...]

23 May

Omni Hotels ‘Gets It’ by using Twitter Outreach

Omni Hotels has a presence online but each individual location has a key individual who handles guests specifically at that hotel.  Kelly Burnett is the rockstar who manages the presence of Omni Orlando and I was lucky to grab an interview with her.  It was this tweet that caught my attention and got me asking, [...]

23 May

Papa John’s Recruits Facebook Fans to Create Next Pizza

In much the same way that Dunkin’ Donuts and Mountain Dew are tapping their online fans to create new products, Papa John’s is using Facebook to find their next speciality pizza. The Papa’s Specialty Pizza Challenge tasks Facebook fans with creating the winning recipe for the company’s next specialty pizza through June 14. Although the [...]

23 May

Foursquare Gets More Mainstream

Featured Story Foursquare Gets Mainstream Exposure on “The Today Show”       100Share Social Media Foursquare has scored itself another partnership, this time with NBC’s The Today Show. Foursquare users who head to 30 Rock this summer for the Toyota Concert Series on Today will be able to check in, earn badges and compete for [...]

20 May

Fast motion video of the entire weeks location based check in’s at SxSW Interactive

via mashable.com It seems Foursquare and Gowalla dominated the location based services used at SxSW in March. I know I used Foursquare as my primary communication tool because it was easier to see where your friends were at then have tweet, text, email or call them. How do you like the video? Do you use [...]

19 May

Join Us For A Little Southern Fried Social Change

We’re actively seeking volunteers and sponsors for this event.  It’s being held on Saturday, July 24th to Sunday, July 25th at CoLab Nashville.  We’re limiting the number of volunteers to no more than 40, to ensure we stay on task and provide the non-profit the best work.  The event will benefit Reconciliation, a 25 year [...]

19 May

My photo tour of Cheekwood Gardens and Museum

See the full gallery on Posterous I recently did a photowalk of Cheekwood Gardens on behalf of Social Media Club Nashville.  It was less than a week after the epic Nashville flood so I wasn’t surprised few showed up.  We’ll have to host a ‘do over,’ minus the floods, of course.   Enjoy a few [...]

19 May

Wanna Poken Me? Originally blogged 12/09

I was recently invited by Jennifer Navarrete and Luis Sandoval Jr. to review one of the fancy schmancy new gadgets they’re covering in their January podcast for Tech In Twenty.  I was recently turned on to the Poken by our Tennessee Poken representative, Mark Smith, who I expect will be wildly success with the concept of  [...]