The Fantastic Rick Bakas

Last night I had the pleasure of going to a Denver Tweetup organized by Rick Bakas of St. Supery. It was fantastic!

Now for those of you who don’t know Rick, you should. He has a great story. He is now the Director of Social Media at St. Supery Vineyards and, as Gary Vee would say, “He’s working his face off” to help make St. Supery a stand out success story in the Social Media world.

He landed his dream job at St. Supery earlier this year after working in brand manager at Nike. He showed his knowledge of wine and ability to grow a social network through Twitter and Facebook and blogging. His passion for wine and Social Media came through and he landed the job at St. Supery. For those of you who are looking for your dream job, be inspired. Show your passion and it can happen.

I caught up with Rick at the Tweetup and he gave some great advice: “Put the Social back into Social Media”. Take a look:

Thanks to @zsazsa Kit Seeborg for the camera work!

It was great to take his advice and meet some fantastic people that I’ve been tweeting with for awhile

Grandma with Rick Bakas and Kit Seeborg
Grandma with Rick Bakas and Kit Seeborg
Grandma Mary with Patti Serrano (@iGrandmaTV)
Grandma Mary with Patti Serrano (@iGrandmaTV)



Was also fortunate to meet and see again these fantastic people

Grandma with Cali (@caligater)
Grandma with Cali (@caligater)

If I’m leaving anyone out, I’ll just chalk it up to senility – or the wine. Plus there were others there I didn’t get to talk to. But take Rick’s advice and put the Social back into Social Media! Great advice.

Grandma Mary

Grandma Mary is a slightly cranky Social Media Edutainer, helping small businesses leverage the power of social media. Learning social media is wayyy more fun with Grandma Mary.

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