Interactive Expedition kicks off 2014 with innovative programming series – UPDATE: Event canceled

Note: After I posted the following blog post, well, folks in the Mid-South know what happened.

Rain and ice made their way into parts of the area, schools and businesses closed early and eventually the organizers of Interactive Expedition opted to cancel Wednesday’s breakfast because of potentially dangerous road conditions.

So, no Interactive Expedition for February, but be sure to keep the first Wednesday in March open and join the local creatives then.
In case you haven’t made your reservation, now’s the time to do so and plan on attending Wednesday’s first Interactive Expedition breakfast of 2014.

Held on the first Wednesday, of each month (January’s date fell on the first day of the new year, so organizers opted to hold off until February to begin new programming), these *interactive* gatherings offer great opportunities for tech-minded creatives to meet and discuss the latest apps and gadgets and programs and websites that are informative and interesting and importantly, great fun.

One aspect I find particularly appealing about these monthly events is that attendees don’t have to be technophiles or fluent in everything tech. There are as many seats at the table for tech neophytes as there are for those with greater knowledge and expertise. The environment is friendly, collaborative and folks who go are eager to share things they’ve picked up and learn from others in the same way.

So what are you waiting for?

Here’s an idea of what you can expect at the February meeting, which will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Wednesday at the Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis, 3700 Central:

It’s all about the Experience at our February breakfast.  Join us as Lorrie Jackson leads us off into 2014 with a special presentation:

Improving Your Customer’s Experience Online and Onsite:
How are you inviting your customers as they come to your website? What about to your physical campus, be it a store, office, meeting place, or even your physical appearance?  Let’s take a closer look at a “user-oriented” climate and how that can help you build brand loyalty, increase revenue, and, ultimately, bring your customers back for more. Among other things, we’ll discuss content strategy, the “Disney” welcome, and fine-tuning steps to a sale of your product/service. Oh, and get ready to channel your inner child for an activity or two!

It’s casual and if you can’t stay the entire time, NO problem.

Cost: $20/person and can be made in advance via PayPal

Bring someone new, and your cost is $15/each

A bit more about Lorrie Jackson: She has a background in technical writing, communications, sales, marketing, training, and teaching. She is a Customer Success Manager for Finalsite, a web solutions provider for the education industry, and is a regular speaker on online marketing strategy and social media for the education industry. Oh and once upon a time, she was one of the first Tiny Tim’s in Theater Memphis’ Christmas Carol and may still have some of that on a Betamax tape if you’re interested…

We’re limited to 35 attendees due to space constraints.

Questions? Contact: dbarger@lunaweb.com

Reservations: Visit http://www.meetup.com/socialexpedition/

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