A Surprise from Social Media Dallas!

This morning I found a package from Laurie Shook of Social Media Dallas.

You know the feeling when you get an unexpected gift from a old friend?  That’s how I felt.

Laurie had taken the time to collect quotes from various Social Media Dallas members, print them out and stick them in a Scotty Vest.  This vest has many pockets, so there were 11 cool quotes placed in 11 pockets.

Social Media Dallas Vest

Two of these pockets had a crisp $100 bill with a quote from Benjamin Franklin.  And one had a quote from Abraham Lincoln, accompanied by a $5 bill.

Just imagine if I got a quote from Salmon P. Chase, who is on the $10,000 bill.

In addition to speaking at Social Media Dallas (where we discussed the “Facebook for $1 a day” technique, I had the honor of teaching two SIG (Special Interest Group) classes.  We covered the power of checklists, the 9 Triangles (core of everything we know), and how to build a proper social media plan.

The following months had Scott Monty and Brian Fanzo as featured speakers, so we’re in good company.

Thank you, Laurie, for being an amazing host and making me feel so welcome.
Looking forward to the continuation of our training in Dallas!

Dennis Yu

About the Author

Dennis Yu

Dennis Yu is the Chief Executive Officer of BlitzMetrics, a digital marketing company that partners with schools to train young adults. Dennis’s program centers around mentorship, helping students grow their expertise to manage social campaigns for enterprise clients like the Golden State Warriors, Nike, and Rosetta Stone.

He’s an internationally recognized lecturer in Facebook Marketing and has spoken in 17 countries, spanning 5 continents, including keynotes at L2E, Gultaggen, and Marketo Summit. Dennis has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, National Public Radio, TechCrunch, CNN, Fox News, and CBS Evening News.

He’s a regular contributor for Adweek’s SocialTimes column and has published in Social Media Examiner, Social Media Club, Tweak Your Biz, B2C, Social Fresh, and Heyo. He held leadership positions at Yahoo! and American Airlines and studied Finance and Economics at Southern Methodist University as well as the London School of Economics. He ran collegiate cross-country at SMU and has competed in over 20 marathons including a 70-mile ultramarathon.

Besides being a Facebook data and ad geek, you can find him eating chicken wings or playing Ultimate Frisbee in a city near you.

You can contact him at dennis@blitzmetrics.com