@JoelECarlson: Hello, and welcome to today’s Twitterview with special guest @swonderlin. Lets make this Tweet and Sweet!
Stephanie: Hi everyone! Excited to join @joelecarlson for today’s Twitterview
Q – #1 To start @swonderlin, tell us a little bit about yourself. Where did you grow up, what interests did you have growing up?
Stephanie: I grew up in a small town outside of the #STL area. I have always been interested in communication, marketing, and advertising.
I also always had a passion for all the new technology that came out – I can thank my grandfather for that! Early adaptors! :-)
Q – #2 After High School, what kind of training, schooling and work did you initially pursue?
Stephanie: I attended @eiu and majored in Speech Comm (emphasis in Corp Comm) and double minored in Business and Advertising.
I then worked for a marketing company that focused on in-store promotions – always a passion to help plan with clients on events!
Also worked with @SchuttSports as their Marketing and Advertising manager. Would help plan out all editorial/advertising calendars.
Passion then started growing for all things that were starting to happen with online marketing and communication.
Q – #3 So when did you start learning and understanding how to use Social Media effectively? What platform did you start with?
Stephanie: Passion started growing after reading #Socialnomics by @equalman. Realized that #socialmedia was something that couldn’t be ignored!
I started using Twitter and at first HATED it! Didn’t think it was fun, but after some coaxing from a friend, I tried again.
With Twitter, u have to listen first THEN figure out how you fit in! Same goes for businesses! Twitter has truly changed everything!
Q – #4 Interesting! When then did you start using and seeing the power of video? When did hosting #TweetheartTV begin?
Stephanie: Video is truly becoming a power tool in the marketing toolbox. The ability to tell a story thru video is amazing compared to a blog
I started doing videos in Dec of ’09 – they might not be as pretty as the ones today, but you have to start somewhere!
#TweetheartTV was born when I wanted to give viewers a choice in what they wanted to watch and share. Time is important to everyone!
With #TweetheartTV, you “watch what you want & share what you like” – Keep it under 2 minutes on everything. Short & sweet!
Q – #5 I’ve been a subscriber to #TweetheartTV on YouTube for awhile, and you do good work! What’s the future for it?
Stephanie: My biggest goal for #TweetheartTV is be a resource for others involved in #socialmedia. So many changes happen, but how do u keep up?
#TweetheartTV stays on top of trends, changes, additions to the #socialmedia world. Video is ready to explode & I’m there!
So glad to hear that you have been watching #TweetheartTV for a while! Love that!!
Q – #6 That’s awesome! What are some of the topics that #TweetheartTV focuses on? (Ex. Apps, gadgets, etc.)
Stephanie: focuses on app reviews, social media tips & news, book reviews, & will also start interviews with experts SOON!
has some other changes coming really soon such as filming at different locations, so everyone hold on ;-)
With new sponsors and people interested in advertising, there is no stopping #TweetheartTV now!
#TweetheartTV was happy to have @Meet_Meme as the very first sponsor – can’t go wrong with social media trading cards with a #QRCode!
Q – #7 In addition to #TweetheartTV you also have something new with @44Doors. Can you share some details about it?
Stephanie: Sure! I’m the new Dir of Acc Services for @44Doors and will work with clients (new and existing) on their mobile mrktng strategies!
With @44Doors we focus on building the bridge between online & offline marketing. Whether that is with SMS, QR Codes, mobile sites..
The biggest part with @44Doors and #TweetheartTV is the relationship building – take online to offline! Most important!
Q – #8 Agreed! Lets shift gears to learn more about you. FAVORITE(S) Restaurant, store, comfort food, recent book & App.
Stephanie: My favorite book still has to be #socialnomics by @equalman – Gives me the WHY any day that I need it!
My favorite app has to be @boxcar – it keeps me on top of my social media accounts. A MUST HAVE app!
My favorite restaurant is currently an unknown – why? – Well #Austin, has so many things to choose from. But love me some BBQ!
Favorite TV shows are #MadMen and #Friends. I could spend all day watching them!
Q – #9 You’re in Austin, as in Austin Texas, as in home of #sxsw? I saw your video from that event. Tweet about your experience.
Stephanie: My experience at #SXSW was unforgettable! Video: http://ow.ly/4pJvk The connections made were what made the conference!
The sessions & keynotes that I saw were enlightening – everyone should experience #sxsw – they will LOVE it!
@JoelECarlson: I know Stephanie that you’re a busy person, but thanks for taking time with me on #jectv. All the best to you in the future!
Stephanie: Thank you so much @JoelECarlson for having me on #jectv!! It’s been a pleasure and I’m sure we will talk soon! Have a great week!