It was a busy week at Strong Coffee Marketing. Let’s have a look back at some of the highlights…
The World Media Awards were announced on Saturday in San Francisco and we’re proud that our very own SirShanksAlot.com was named “Best Sports Blog”. We started SirShanksAlot way back in 2004 and it’s still going strong today. Other winners included Damn You, Auto Correct!, Netchunks, Alyssa Milano and Brian Solis.
We’re excited to have played a small part in another award nomination. Plaid Men is a web series created by a group out in Vancouver including Jen Siddle… the sister of SBX’er Brian. The series is a take on the TV show Mad Men except it stars a cast of sock puppets. Strong Coffee Marketing built the Plaid Men website and helped get their first few episodes posted. The series was just nominated for an award at the upcoming Los Angeles Web Series Festival. I did a quick scan of the other nominees and it looks like Plaid Men is the only series from Canada. The list of nominees will be trimmed down in March and the awards take place April 6-8. Good luck to Jen and her team!
Taking the Show on the Road
Trevor and Brian had a chance to attend the Travel Alberta Social Media Summit in Calgary on Feb 23rd. The event brought together some of the biggest tourism social media folks in the province. It was a chance to meet and mingle with some of the brightest minds around. We’ll often attend conferences where the skill and knowledge level of the attendees is varied and the topics covered are usually pretty basic. The level of conversation at the Travel Alberta event was outstanding and it was refreshing to walk away from a conference with new ideas. Kudos to Nancy Smith and her team for organizing such a great event!
Strong Coffee Marketing also launched the EATC website last week. The site is designed to help support the Eastern Alberta Trade Corridor. The corridor is made up of three economic development regions with the goal of attracting business to eastern Alberta.