Downs. And ups.

Wow. Where have I been?? I swear I've been meaning to write this post since Tuesday.

So, as many of you know I had a presentation on Tuesday that I was nervous & therefore FREAKING OUT about.

Why you ask? (and are probably asking, how is this different from every other time you freak out?)

Somehow, the folks in charge at the J.O.B. decided that this "social media thing" is something they should get involved in. And hey!!! DJ knows how to do that!!! (Ok, I offish SUCK at hiding my Tweeting during the day)

So, I make my presentation. I am pleased as punch about the preliminary research I've done and with the way I presented it.

And all should be great right?? Except the co-workers are still thinking in a "use Social Media to reach our existing customers" kind of way. Uhhhhh.....yeah. Not really the point of the "social media thing".

Also, fun fact...as it turns out, I could potentially work my ass off to get this strategy/policy off the ground and they could still hire someone else TO DO IT.

It's been a roller coaster of a week.

But a roller coaster that ends on a HUGELY HIGH NOTE

As of, ohhhhh four hours ago, one of my favorite people on earth, my Muffin, my doppelganger became affianced.

That's right gentlemen (and maybe some ladies) Miz. Animal Crackers if officially OFF THE MARKET!

Much love, hugs and kisses to her and T. I'm so happy for the both of you....


avitania said...

As someone who specializes in both loyalty and social media marketing, I can tell you that the latter can be one of the most powerful (and the most misunderstood) things in a company's marketing/communications arsenal. Social media can attract new and retain existing customers, it's just a matter of how your company initiates the "conversation." It's tricky, but it sounds like the Powers that Be already see you as the expert on the subject matter, so you're already on good footing! Hopefully next week will be less roller-coastery than this one. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Alice said...

wait. there are "real" uses for twitter....? :-)

Marie said...

I think this will be a great learning experience for you and you get to put it on your resume.

I can't tell you the number of people I have met/know/work with you think social media is ridiculous and a waste of time.

Meanwhile other companies/organizations are making great business strides because of it...

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your presentation AND to your friend!!

LiLu said...


I was expecting to see an announcement here today...

Dysfunction Junction: said...

Avitania: Thank you so much for your positive words. Here's hoping they can figure it out sooner rather than later!

Alice: Yeah...apparently there are like business-y things to do with it. Who knew?

Marie: I know we've talked about this...I'm pretty sure it's going to mainly be a resume builder.

Jules: Thank you on both counts!!!

LiLu: Soon my love, soon! I promise.