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Christopher Barger
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My friends (and clients) at Applied Materials have announced the name of their new company once their merger with Tokyo Electron closes. If you're interested in the tech industry, you should give 'em a follow.

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PR Week notes about the #PNSXSWPoker event at SXSW. Please consider joining us and raising money for a good cause.

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Are you coming to SXSW? Please consider joining us at #PNSXSWPoker  on March 7, and benefit Charity:Water at the same time!
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Did a little post yesterday about things I hope my brand new little girl learns about life from me over the course of her life. I'm over the moon over my daughter, and this post is out of love and hope for her to have a happy and good life. 
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Getting pretty psyched for this!
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Two hours and counting 'til the first FIR Book Club with +Christopher Barger , author of "The Social Media Strategist." Join us and +For Immediate Release cohost +Shel Holtz at 2:00 pm Eastern for lively discussion and call in to ask a question or have your say.
Christopher Barger has spent more than a decade leading social media teams for some of the worlds most visible organizations including IBM and General Motors. Jan 27
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I'm very pleased to announce that today, it's finally official: "The Social Media Strategist" has officially been released and is available both online and in brick and mortar stores. If you've read or are reading: first - thank you for buying the book, and second - please let me know what you think! I'd love to hear your thoughts on how organizations can be successful in social media.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/wr9n9A

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/w7oMtO
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Congratulations on your new book! I'm so glad you took time to do this and I look forward to reading it in the near future. I'm sure there is a little something everyone can learn from it.

Be well :)!

-Natalie
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My recap of our first annual #PNSXSWPoker  event at SXSW.
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The Red Sox have a locker room full of entitled prima donnas who care more about being paid than winning, and who quit on their manager last year and are quitting on a new one this year. The problem in Boston is in the clubhouse -- and unless management has the guts to clean house and get rid of the bad attitudes and malcontents and divas, that franchise is in for a long decade.
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Happy & honored to be joining the Social Media Club team for a free webinar on 2/28 at 2 pm ET to discuss The Social Media Strategist -- SMC's February Book Club selection. Looking forward to it!
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Pleased to share the first review of TSMS: +Bob LeDrew for the FIR Book Club.
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Book Review: Christopher Barger's "The Social Media Strategist"
+Bob LeDrew , our book review editor, reviews +Christopher Barger 's new book. Don't forget, Bob and Christopher will take your comments and questions at the first FIR Book Club call-in show on January 27 (details on the FIR site).
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Is "social business" the real evolution of how businesses use social platforms for real business benefit? Or is it just the latest from an industry historically disposed to buzzwords and hype? Best five comments on +Geoff Livingston's post win copies of +Jason Falls's new book.

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Self-promotion alert: It's shipping! "The Social Media Strategist" is now shipping to those ordering it online. Internal structures can be even more important than your external strategy when you're building an organizational social media function. In this book, I've tried to walk through those essential internal elements to success, as well as offering guidance on how businesses can work with bloggers, how to manage successful social media programs without a New York Yankees budget, and how to handle crises online. If you've bought it already, I'm grateful and I thank you. If you're interested in buying... they're shipping now!
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Mine should arrive from Amazon on Friday :)
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Social media for business. NOT a ninja, jedi or guru.
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  • Voce Connect
    SVP, Global Programs, 2011 - present
  • General Motors
    Director, Global Social Media, 2007 - 2011
  • IBM
    Blogger in Chief, 2005 - 2007
  • IBM
    Communications, 1999 - 2005
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Detroit, Michigan - White Plains, NY - Boston, MA - Arlington, VA - Coon Rapids, MN - Minneapolis, MN - New York, NY
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Not a ninja or a jedi. I promise.
Introduction
SVP of Global Programs for Voce Connect. I used to be head of social media at GM. Also used to be blogger-in-chief at IBM. 
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Survived the auto industry collapse with my sense of humor intact; have been to half the MLB stadiums so far; have been to 42 of 50 states.
Education
  • Boston University
    Public Relations, 1997 - 1999
  • University of Minnesota
    History, Political Science, 1986 - 1991
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