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Great post and reminder about how just about all information can be used as a benefit for businesses. Even errors on an email being sent!
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JayBaer Well, what's sad is if they didn't "grasp" it, it wasn't because they weren't informed. Those of us that contacted members and volunteereed encouraged them to take certain actions because of the breadth of the social media community we knew existed in Indianapolis. It was my perception at least that the individuals pulling the strings behind the effort "couldn't be bothered" by these people that think they have something to offer that I can't handle myself.
1 year, 3 months ago on Klout, the Super Bowl, and Our Addiction to Shooting the Messenger
I wasn't a part of the 46 but have numerous friends both in and out of the group. I've been writing and blogging about Indianapolis for a number of years now and will continue to do that and feature events happening through the weeks and tweeting about what's going on as best I can. I almost crashed the party by accident because I had seen the Klout invite and misinterpreted it as being an open-invite to the meeting. Someone corrected my misunderstanding and I didn't go.
My frustration with the entire process is that I know of numerous individuals repeatedly contacted members of the host committee and asked about how to get involved at a social media level to promote the city, the game, the event, the industry, everything! All we wanted to do was help and be a part of something bigger that would raise the tide and lift all the boats floating in it higher.
There was a small group of people that got together last year to talk about how the entire social media community in Indianapolis could start helping and promoting this event along side of, but without cooperation from, the Host Committee. We discussed many of the things that the host committee has now put in place as well as even addressed some of the areas they dropped the ball on in their planning.
I'm not sure I'd classify the fervor behind all of this as "vitriol" as you stated, but regardless of the level of emotion on both sides, we should put it aside and come back to the goal in front of us. Promote this event, present our city and the people in it in the best light possible, learn from the mistakes and continue to improve.