Scan These People at Social Media Club #SMCSTL

I've been copying and pasting my fingertips off for hours. I thought more people would have wanted a QR Code name tag. I'm glad only a handful took me up on the offer. It was not fun to make all of these suckers.

These folks will proudly wear them to the SMCSTL meetup this week:


Don't make me look like a fool. Give them a scan.

Get a QR Code Nametag for SMCSTL at the Stable

Are you going to the Social Media Club Saint Louis event May 26th? 

If you are and you want a QR Code nametag, send me your information using this form.

Please provide:

  • Name
  • Twitter handle
  • Desired URL for the QR Code (i.e. website, Twitter page, LinkedIn page, etc.)

I will make nametags for the first 25 people that send me their information.

They are self adhesive and will look something like this:

Not sure what QR Codes are, or how to use them for marketing? Check out this post:

How To: Use QR Codes to Boost Your Marketing

Here's the official description from SMCSTL:

"It’s time for another happy hour, Social Media Club of St. Louis style. This month we’re taking it to The Stable in Benton Park, where you can enjoy delicious German lagers that are brewed on site, as well as a variety of craft beers from around the world.

The Stable is a brewpub and micro-distillery located in the Benton Park Neighborhood of St. Louis on the northeast corner of Cherokee and Lemp. The building was where the draft horses for the historic Lemp Brewery were kept, thus the name.

So pony up, and come out to enjoy delicious craft beers and appetizers while experiencing a bit of #STL history with your friends from #SMCSTL.

Be sure to check in on Foursquare at The Stable (@AmalgamatedBrew) and tweet about the event using the #SMCSTL hashtag.

Oh and one more thing... Bacon. Wrapped. Dates.

The event is free to attend but space is limited so RSVP now! Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter to find out about future events first!"

Hope to see you there.

Jeff Pulver Tweets Up with The Social Media Club of Saint Louis #SMCSTL


Last night I attended the monthly Tweetup of the Social Media Club of Saint Louis (SMCSTL) at Robust Wine Bar in Webster Groves. The excitement for the night was the arrival of 140 Characters Conference (#140conf) founder Jeff Pulver. Jeff has been driving from city to city, live streaming from his car, to promote the conference.

Jeff took a corner of the bar and addressed the 100 or so folks that showed up. Jeff's passion for communication, and using technology to facilitate, was evident. He spoke of converting your Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) into a Chief Listening Officer (CLO). Smart businesses will learn to listen to their customers and with the new social media tools available they are all talking. 

Jeff also touched on the power of new media to do social good. The Haiti disaster is a prime example of people using these tools to give support and to coordinate relief efforts on a scale never seen before.

He capped off his short speech with a gift of a digital video camera from Kodak and gift cards from GM. Jeff asked "who can do some good with this camera?" I gentleman that works with college kids said he could use the camera in his work. He was handed the brand new device without question. Very cool.

I had never been to Robust Wine Bar before. It's a great place with an excellent selection of wine and beer. It's the first place I have been that had a real reward for checking in on Foursquare - a free Tin Mill beer. I plan on bringing my wife back on our next date night.

SMCSTL is a lot of fun. I have been to a ton of networking events and I don't usually like them. Too much work. SMCSTL is a very laid back environment. Sure people talk business, but usually the people showing up love social media and there's more to talk about than buying insurance. If you are thinking about checking it out then you'll want to attend next month for sure. It will be held at Busch Stadium before the game. See you there.

PS- I had a lot of people check out the QR Code on my name tag. People were interested in how it worked and how to get one for themselves. I'm working on a "HOW TO" that I will be sharing soon.

Video #SMCSTL August Tweetup @robustwinebar