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The Realtime Report: A New Home, Bigger Opportunities

The Realtime Report + The Social Media Monthly

As many of you know, The Realtime Report has been on sabbatical for the last few months. Much of that had to do with the fact that I have been going through some exciting changes: last November, I started a new position managing intellectual property for Edelman, working with wicked smart people on projects like the Trust Barometer and other cool data-driven views of the latest industry trends.

But many of you also know how much I have personally vested in The Realtime Report, which originated back in May 2009 as the first-ever Twitter for business conference, and eventually grew into a robust community of PR, marketing, and digital professionals using realtime platforms to engage customers and prospects, and connect online and real-world experiences in exciting new ways.

So I am beyond thrilled to announce that we’ve found a great new home for The Realtime Report. Effective today, #RLTM will be part of The Social Media Monthly family of online and event products, and will soon start publishing again on a regular basis.

I have known Bob Fine, the founder and leader of The Social Media Monthly, for many years, and couldn’t be leaving this community in better hands. He and I have been colleagues–and competitors–since back in the day. I organized the first social media conference on the west coast, but he organized the first one on the east coast, in June 2009. His book, The Big Book of Social Media Case Studies, Stories and Perspectives, has now been used as a textbook at over 10 universities—and he gave me the opportunity of contributing the closing chapter. He continues to be a connector and contributor to the community, sharing best practices, case studies, and organizing events to highlight best practices, solutions, and case studies on a regular basis.

So what happens next?

The Realtime Report website is currently undergoing a makeover and will soon be integrated into The Social Media Monthly from a navigation standpoint. More exciting, Bob and his team will very soon start adding fresh content to The Realtime Report blog again, covering case studies and cool stats you can use.

Even more exciting – you know I love events — Bob is running with the Realtime Marketing Lab concept that we pioneered in October 2013, and has just recently announced the Realtime Marketing Lab Tour, taking it to 9 cities this Spring. (Want an early invite or more details on sponsorships? Hit him up with an email!)

And if you are a subscriber to The Realtime Report, you will be joining a community of over 21,000 readers strong, and will start to receive newsletters from The Social Media Monthly. Of course you can unsubscribe at any time, but wait for the first new edition ‘cause I’ll bet you won’t want to.

Best part, Bob is just as committed to getting you the best access to the info, community, and content you need to be great at your job. Let him know about the types of content and issues you’d like to see covered. Tweet him at @bobfine or send him an email.

Goodbye, Not Farewell

I’m not going anywhere. Yes, I have a fancy new job with a big title that is giving me an opportunity to work on some very cool big projects with some of the smartest people in the business at Edelman. But I will be around: Bob has asked me to stay involved in an advisory role; I hope to write the occasional blog post; and you may even see me at the occasional Realtime Marketing Lab event. Want to keep in touch? Tweet me at @tonia_ries.

And I can’t wait to start reading The Realtime Report again!

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#RLTM Realtime Marketing Lab Graffiti Wall

Realtime marketing is about finding creative ways to engage your customers, and that’s why participants at the #RLTM Realtime Marketing Lab on October 14th in NYC were encouraged to get a little wild and have fun with the graffiti wall in between sessions.

It even featured some valuable content marketing lessons:

If you didn’t get a chance add your own graffiti – or just want to see the full masterpiece – check it out here:

Stay tuned for more to come from  #RLTM Realtime Marketing Lab, including pictures, tweet highlights, and SlideShare presentations.

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Meet The Realtime Report Summer 2013 Guest Bloggers

Last weekend marked the official start of summer 2013, and The Realtime Report is diving into the season with three new guest bloggers. They will each focus on different topic areas, helping us to continue bringing you the latest in social media and realtime statistics, case studies, campaigns, tools and more — and adding some new voices and fresh perspective. Please join us in welcoming Vincent, Alex and Jake to the #RLTM team!

Vincent Nguyen

Vincent NguyenVincent is joining The Realtime Report not only because of his dashing good looks, but also because of his passion for all things business, social media, and blogging. He is also eager to stay current with new information as soon as it’s known, and will be focusing on realtime marketing, tools and SEO.

Vincent is currently a full-time college student with three internships and several freelance roles. He is known as a content marketer and applies his knowledge of SEO to promote his fast-growing personal development blog, Self Stairway, where he draws from life experiences to encourage others to seek a life of conscious self-improvement.

In addition to his website, you can also find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

Alex Mitow

Alex MitowAlex recently opened Los Perros Locos, the much-lauded premier Colombian-style hot dog joint in New York City’s Lower East Side. He dove into to social media in order to help build the brand (check it out on Facebook), and has found it to be an invaluable tool — both as a way to get the word out about his new restaurant, and to keep customers coming back. At The Realtime Report, he’ll be focusing on the essentials for small businesses looking to bring customers in the door and make the most out of social media with limited resources.

Alex grew up in the restaurant and hospitality world. From 2004 to 2007 he owned and managed Red Fish Blue Fish, a rambling Jimmy Buffet-meets-Bob Marley seafood joint near Tampa, Florida. In New York he managed a full-service restaurant for the Food Network’s Pat and Gina Neely. He has dual degrees in Marketing and Mojitos from the University of Miami, and currently resides in Manhattan’s East Village with a vicious Shiba Inu named Coda.

Jake Schnaidt

Jake SchnaidtJake began working in social media during an internship in college, at the music publication Performer Magazine based in Boston. Later, he continued working on social media campaigns for the podcast network BTR, to which he also contributed writing and podcast material on the subject of social media.

In his spare time, Jake likes to run, explore new neighborhoods in New York City, and write. Currently he’s working on a web series about a life coach and a professional video game player who become friends, and is thinking seriously about this new Citi bike program in NYC.

At The Realtime Report, Jake will focus his writing on case studies and campaigns. He’s super excited to be guest blogging this summer!

Happy summer and make sure you give our summer guest bloggers lots of great feedback!

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Internship: Blog For The Realtime Report

RLTM Internship

The Realtime Report is looking for an intern to help research and write blog posts, curate content and take on a variety of community management activities this summer, from June – August 2013.

This paid, part-time position is based in Montauk, NY — but working remotely is a possibility for the right candidate.

The Realtime Report is a well-respected business blog for marketers, PR and social media professionals; it covers social media case studies, campaigns and marketing statistics.

The internship would involve:

  • researching relevant stories, including statistics, case studies, new tools, and more

  • assisting with writing and/or copy editing daily blog posts

  • community management for The Realtime Report (maintaining presence on various social media platforms)

  • content curation

We’re looking for an individual with writing and research experience (especially blogging), and a passion for social media and realtime marketing.  The time commitment will range from 15-20 hrs/week.

Do you already think like a blogger? Please format your cover letter as a blog post – feel free to add links, images, etc – and send it along with your resume to jobs@modernmedia.co.

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Goodbye, TWTRCON. Hello, Realtime.

When we first launched TWTRCON in the spring of 2009, it was the height of Twitter mania.  The idea was simple:  to create a Twitter for Business conference focused on how brands and other organizations were using the realtime web to connect with customers in new and exciting ways.

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