Posts Tagged ‘Elysa’

This past Friday was the DFW AMA Market Research SIG meeting and I was asked by Paul Maynard of Zachry Associates to present.  The meeting was absolutely great!  To start with, the attendance was phenomenal we had over 40 people in attendance and everyone was engaging and excited to learn and share!

The presentation Keynote is has been uploaded to slideshare.net and can be found here.  Please let me know if you have any questions, thoughts, suggestions or comments!  In fact, @me on twitter, or even give me a call on my cell – 215-501-2341.  I would love to hear from you and know what I can help you do with your business!

So, what’s coming up?  I am in talks with the Dallas Executive Women’s Group for a future presentation, and this Friday and Saturday is the much anticipated DFW Big (D)esign Conference!!!  I am so excited to meet everyone coming to the conference and the pre-conference mixer at Cohabitat in Dallas.  Elysa Rice and I have been working hard and will be prepared to meet the challenges and questions our audience has for the 10AM session.

All of you qualitative researchers out there: If you are not a member of QRCA – You SHOULD be!! Go check it out www.qrca.org.  I am very active and would love to speak with you about it if you have any questions!

Last but definitely not least, I will be in the Bay Area in SF on June 3-5 and am planning to meet for an awesome event with Jenny Blake @jenny_blake, Jun Loayza @junloayza, Jamie Varon @jamievaron and a ton more!  The tweetup is going to be amazing and if you live in or plan on being in SF area, you have to come to the tweetup on June 4th!

Until next time!

Ben

SXSW Updates

Posted: March 4, 2009 by Ben Smithee in SXSW
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First, a look at the new Spych logo:

I have been in contact with some prominent social media figures and we are excited to interview them down in Austin.  Throughout the festival you can keep up with where we are and what we are doing by following us ok twitter: @spychresearch

Got to touch base with Elysa last night for our presentation coming up in May for the DFW UPA Conference, and we have some great ideas in motion.  We will be posting more information as we begin to formalize our presentation.

@Elysa also gave me a great recommendation – Chris Brogan’s( @chrisbrogan“If I started Today” – which inspired me to reach out to Chris about SXSW.  After a few tweets back and forth it looks like we will be meeting up down in Austin.  If you have not looked him up, definitely do so!

If you plan on being down in Austin for the festival let us know – @spychresearch – and we would definitely like to meet you!

More to come….

So Much to Update!

Posted: March 2, 2009 by Ben Smithee in Uncategorized
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This past week was an amazing week!

I was in TX and had several extremely productive meetings!  I reconnected with some current contacts and made several new potential partners and friends for Spych.  A couple updates at a glance:

  • Spych at SXSW interviewing attendees, speakers, panel members
  • Ben to speak at 2009 DFW UPA Big (D)esign Conference at the Art Institute of Dallas – May 30th co-presenting with Elysa Rice of http://www.genpink.com
  • Additional potential speaking engagements – AMA Beyond Borders, AMA Market Research SIG
  • Met with Michaela Mora who will be working with the Spych team for the SXSW festival – Excellent Quant researcher
  • Further developed relationship with Zachry Associates – great things to come!!!
  • John Snowden – http://blip.tv/file/1452958/ will be the lead videographer for the SXSW Spych Interviews – Check out his great work!!
  • Several new potential partners interested in Social Media and Marketing Spych workshops

Those just to name a few, plus more exciting news and updates as they develop!

In addition, We are soon to reveal the new look for Spych!  We should receive final materials from Singularity – http://www.singularitydesign.com the new look is great and we hope that you will be equally excited about it!

We have also made many new friends on Twitter and hope to get the chance to interview some key bloggers and social media gurus down in Austin.  If you are going to attend SXSW follow us – spychresearch – on twitter and get the latest updates!

All for now!!