TweetUp NYC Friday Dec 2 at Roger Smith Hotel

The fabulous Cathleen Rittereiser @CathleenRitt kindly launched this tweetup to gather some friends for my NYC visit. Beginning with a great core of participants, the group has been expanding through our networks.

We are very pleased to be holding this gathering at the Roger Smith Hotel, known for hosting social media in New York City. John Knowles @pancity @RSHotel, and Martha Rodriguez who is in charge of events at the hotel, have been very helpful.

Lily’s at the bar
Roger Smith Hotel
501 Lexington Ave 10017
at 47th


Friday Dec 2nd, 7PM – 9PM+


My NYC trip began with the Digital Hollywood conference and was extended to attend to local family matters. The advantage of that, more chances to reconnect with friends and meet people in NYC including those that I have known on-line. I also got very lucky with many warm and beautiful days during my stay.

I originally met several of the tweetup attendees at Blogger Social 2008. Rohit Bhargava cleverly staged a book interview contest as well as a brain storming session for the attending bloggers attend the social. I participated in the contest and was inspired to write about women, men and competition.

TweetUp Attendees:
Cathleen Rittereiser @CathleenRitt, Linda Bernstein @WordWhacker, BL Ochman @WhatsNext, @BethGrangerSays, Marshall Sponder @WebMetricsGuru, @RicDragon, @RoniWeiss, Bob Knorpp @TheBeanCast, @AnthonyQuintano, John Knowles @PanCity @RSHotel, Chris Kieff @CKieff, Kathryn Jones, Karen Lund @Karen5Lund and Cecilia Pineda Feret @cecip.

Not at our tweetup but also so glad to see @Caitlin_Burns, @Ty-Sullivan and Harrison Kratz @PRKratz this trip.

NYC is an easy reach from Philly, Boston, Washington DC and other close by hubs, so I gave a shout-out to friends in nearby towns including: @LewisPoretz, @ShashiB, @RohitBhargava, @ClaudiaBia, @NewMediaJim, @ChrisBrogan, Laura Fitton @Pistachio, @Josepf.

Thank you for letting me know you can’t make it to the tweetup with such kindness: @GregVerdino @SteveGarfield @SueanneShirzay @DebNg @DougMeacham @PaulBiedermann

Thank you to Ty Sullivan for an assist in getting the news circulated at #USGuys and to the #USGuys for wanting to come.

Central Park Lake Reflections by Ray Gordon

Central Park Lake Reflections by Ray Gordon iPhone Photo Nov 2011

Many reports of having a great time. Loved the conversations I was able to have. Smart tweeps. I am a recent Instagram enthusiast and throughly enjoyed the sharing of tips and pics with Anthony and Bob. We “occupied” Lily’s till closing spreading out around the bar. Sadly, I didn’t have my Nikon with me … especially since there was “great hair” to be captured. iPhone photos are great which is why Instagram is so much fun but phone photos of people in the dark of a bar are usually but a suggestion. They work sometimes for close-ups of food but not that well for people.

bacon at Roger Smith Hotel


I insisted that Marshall Sponder bring out his book recently published by McGraw Hill to show: Social Media Analytics. Full of case studies and Marshall’s intelligence.


Social Media Analytics by Marshall Sponder

We had a fun demonstration of bringing new followers to the worthy @JennyBoardman with an Anthony Quintano bump. I snapped the 1,000 follower point with a screen save on my Iphone.

Anthony Quintano Bump at Work on Jenny Boardman Following to 1,000

Anthony Quintano Bump at Work on Jenny Boardman Following to 1,000

Some of us went to the Community Manager MeetUp – Social Media for Social Good – at the Wired Holiday Store in Times Square on the way over. We changed the time of the meetup to 7PM to accommodate that schedule.

Harrison Kratz Presenting for TweetDrive at CM Meetup - iPhone photo by Linda Sherman

Harrison Kratz Presenting for TweetDrive at Community Manager Social Media for Social Good CMMeetUp

About Linda Sherman

International, multicultural marketing pro, Linda brings a distinguished background of international subsidiary CEO/CMO to her Social Marketing expertise. These include CEO Club Med Japan, Barilla Japan and CMO Wal-Mart Japan. Managing Editor, Boomer Tech Talk, she is passionate about senior services including senior health care and housing. Linda Sherman has been featured and quoted in Forbes, The New York Times, Christian Monitor and other leading publications. She devised and implemented an innovative guerrilla-marketing plan for ZIMA in Japan that produced a lasting, profitable success. Linda has hands-on technical skills in building and search optimizing WordPress websites and an influential on-line presence. Her company, The Courage Group, provides personal and start-up branding, digital film; social marketing strategy and training.

Connect with Linda Sherman on Twitter and Instagram @LindaSherman.


  1. Sorry Linda,
    I’d love to be there to meet you and catch up with all of my #UsGuysNYC friends, but it’s the season opener for the high school hockey team I coach.
    Maybe next time.
    Until then, let’s connect on Twitter @TedCurtin
    Have fun!

  2. Jeannette Baer says

    Awe:( Sorry guys I won’t be able to make it! There’s nothing I would rather do than be there with so many of you and toast to a IRL meeting!! But it’s on my bucket list to make a meet up sometime soon!

    Thanks for the invite — sending {hugs} to all,


  3. Looking forward to it. Really great to get to talk to the great people I meet in the stream but in person!

  4. Thank you for your kind RSVP’s Jeannette and Ted.

    Beth – I am so looking forward to meeting you in person! There are some super fantastic women coming to the tweetup (and men too).

  5. Can’t wait! This IRL stuff is a lot of fun. Thanks, Linda, for inspiring this as we give our fingers a little rest and our voice boxes a workout.


  6. I’m so glad that I’ve had the opportunity to get to know you better since arriving in NYC this trip Linda B. So glad you’ll be at our TweetUp.

  7. With my wife just getting back from London and our first real night together Friday, It’s looking like a “pass” for me 🙁 Would have loved to be there but …As they say…Family first 🙂
    Have a drink for me..have two!…Wait I’m Irish/Aussie…have 9!

  8. Thx for the mention! I’ll be there with bells on.

  9. Thank you for the confirmation Roni. I am very much looking forward to meeting you!

  10. Harrison Kratz says

    Can’t wait to join you guys! Thank you for the invites Anthony and Linda

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