Monday, March 22, 2010

Just another day in the life of Bridget McGuire

So, when someone tells you they are going to a convention, or that they are working at a convention, I'm sure some typical shows come to mind ... The Car Show ... The Home & Garden Show ... The Boat Show. But when I say I am going to/working at a convention ... none of those are what I am talking about.

This weekend, St. Louis will host the 15th Annual Halloween & Attractions Show - Haunt Show. Yep, that's what I said, a Halloween convention. This is where the industry showcases their best and brightest, where the Haunt owners go to buy new props and animatronics for the upcoming season, and where they share ideas about what does and does not work!

Not only that ... but one of the Top 10 haunted houses in the country: The Darkness, will be offering a lights-on, and a lights-off tours of their haunted house the week of the show.
I guess I'm not your average girl. I'm not excited about looking at new cars, or new products for my home and garden, or a new jet ski. I'm exciting about looking at new creepy, scary stuff for our haunted house!! haha (But being average is pretty overrated in my book!)

That's it ... another day in the life of Bridget McGuire!


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Integrated Conversation

The Integrated Conversation: A day discussion on SOCIAL MEDIA best practices and lessons learned from communicators.

Is your boss telling you it's time to get into social media but you don't know where to start?

Are you already using social media to reach key audiences but want to learn what others are doing?

Are you an individual practitioner who needs to learn more about how to market your services to draw in more business?

Whether you're a newbie or you've been using social media for awhile, you won't want to miss this exciting seminar. The day includes nine sessions addressing social media for communicators. Beginner track offered!

Topics include:

  • Opening address by Mark Schumann, ABC, IABC International chairman and former principle of Towers Perrin, speaking on "No Turning Back: How Social Media Changes How People Connect"

  • Keynote luncheon address by Sarah Gronberg Kolell and Deidre Mize from Hallmark Cards Inc., who will speak on "Going Online to Connect in Real Life

  • Getting the most out of your company blog: HOK's case study

  • Engaging your employees via Web 2.0

  • Social media for non-profits

  • How-to session on setting up your own Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn profile

For more information and to register, go to:

This is a must-attend event! If you cannot make it for the full-day program, you can come for just the breakfast and the opening speaker. I hope to see you there!