Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

No Reservations, No Clue

So last night I went and saw Anthony Bourdain in Stamford, CT at the Palace Theater. As you know, his main pet peeve is bad food. (The Olive Garden and Sandra Lee took the brunt of his assault last night.) It was a good time, but ironically, I ate at an all-you-can-eat sushi joint before the show and I picked off a friend's plate at Buffalo Wild Wings afterwards.

I guess you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him eat good food.

I also learned that it's bad etiquette to over dip your sushi in soy sauce and it's a sin to mix the wasabi up in the soy sauce as well. This came as a big surprise to me. I only started eating sushi in the last seven to eight years and that's how I learned it from others. Excuse me for being a naive American, but I didn't know. And in my defense... it tastes good and I enjoy it. So I'll keep on doing it that way unless I'm a guest of or in the company of Japanese people that might be offended. Thanks for the heads up Tony. Now I know.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Super Social Media Sunday

On days like Super Bowl Sunday I think maybe social media was invented specifically for the world to quickly express to each other just how bad a National Anthem or halftime show can be. It was a pretty good game, but I think I spent more time making jokes and reading witty comments on Facebook and Twitter about Christina Aguilera, the Black Eyed Peas and dancers that looked like something out of TRON.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Engage121 Will Be At Social Media Week

Jack Serpa of Engage121 was named a Panel Speaker at Social Media Week NYC:

The panel discussion will be held at 12 noon at 101 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 in the offices of The Morris + King Company, a public relations agency and media partner for Social Media Week. Panel participants include representatives from, Buddy Media, 2tor, Inc and Learning Express.

The Panel Includes:
  • Moderator: Meghan Peters, Mashable
  • Jack Serpa: Executive Vice President, Engage121
  • Ariel Faulkner: Communications Director & Marketing Manager, Learning Express
  • Joe Ciarallo: Director of Communications, Buddy Media & Contributing Editor, PRNewser
  • Alexa Scordato: Community Manager, 2tor, Inc.
More info here:

Friday, February 4, 2011

MRA Hot Seat Ep. 1

Recently I joined forces with the MRA Greater NY Chapter to present a new series of video interviews featuring and spotlighting the various members of the group. The series, called the MRA Hot Seat, is designed to present relevant and compelling content for the group as well as provide a platform for people to introduce themselves, share knowledge and even sneak in a quick plug for their businesses.

Here's the first interview with current Marketing Research Assoc. (GNY) Chapter President, Janet Baldi.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Do You Have the Tools to Mine the Facebook Fan Page Gold?

The rush is on. There's gold in dem there Facebook pages! #crm #engage121