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This is great. I was so happy to meet you and see your smiling face every day at the conference. I look forward to seeing you there again next year.
Last weekend, the Weekends Count Family (yes, with toddler in tow) attended the #AdventureCon event in San Antonio. My family enjoyed the conference and the sessions were super informative. The aspect of #AdventureCon that we...
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Great to see your face Michael. :-)
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One of the magical moments last night was when +Will Champlin and +Christina GrimmieMusic say "Say Something." Beautiful. #thevoicetour  
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This is well worth watching if you are in PR.
5-minute video showing why #PR  is poised to lead the #inboundmarketing  charge for #B2Bmarketing. #b2bmarketingtip   #techprfirm  
Here’s my five-minute, Ignite-style presentation at the 2014 PRSA Counselors Academy in Key West, held earlier this month. In the talk, I use a case study to show PR agencies owners from across the country how PR practitioners can integrate inbound marketing into their service offerings. Enjoy! Tweet Comments comments
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If you think only parents see the disadvantages of social media, think again. These are things that TEENS say are the disadvantages. As marketers, we have to consider the disadvantages and how we can be a part of the solution.
by Marilyn Price-Mitchell PhD. Drawn from a collection of 10th grade essays, this article explores the disadvantages of social networking.
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The problem with this article, so far, is that it is disconnected from context. I'm not saying these issues are not real. But the question is WHY are these things happening? The idea of using a systems approach is sound, but for this to be effective, you need to look at the context, as part of your system. 
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Summer is here, and tourism is a more than $65 billion industry in the state of Texas. Not only do tourist destinations reach out to in-state audiences, they also have to communicate with out-of-state audiences and convince them to choose Texas, and moreover, their attraction. The panelists are on the forefront of the industry in Houston. They will share with us the techniques and approaches that they are using to connect with guests and communities around the city, state and beyond. There is much that we can learn from these professionals who use digital tools on a daily basis to extend their reach to grow more connected communities and brand ambassadors. We will be talking with three large attractions in and near Houston, including the Houston Zoo, Trader Village flea market, and Galveston Island. Here are just a few things you will learn:

-How to structure a social media program that needs to speak with multiple audiences
-Campaign ideas that can be modified for almost any industry with some creativity
-Tools and techniques used by some of the biggest attractions in the area
-How to connect social media to business results and some softer measures as well.
-How to structure a social media team and do more with less.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Kami Huyse. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Social Media and Tourism
Fri, June 13, 9:25 AM
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Interesting point of view. Do you agree that G+ was not designed to meet users but to meet Google's needs? I think the platform has a lot of promise, especially the hangouts feature and the groups feature, which I believe have been underutilized.
Summary: Google Plus has just celebrated its third birthday, but the service was virtually ignored in Google's I/O conference, and it's still not clear whether it has much of a future. The service may be less than the sum of its parts....
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I wish I could quit Facebook. I really do. But it's where my friends and neighbors hang out, and that matters. I, too, love the hangouts feature here in G+. Seems any article that comes out about G+ nowadays either declares it a failure or a must-have. 
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Excellent thoughts by +Allyson K about how to start fighting online harassment by changing culture.
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A collection of some of my favorite photos from +NBCTheVoiceOnѴEVO as they came through Houston for their #thevoicetour last night. Some of our favorites included +Will Champlin, Jaquie Lee,  and Josh Kaufman, but they all did well.
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Great write up by +Shelly Kramerof +Dorie Clark's tips for reinventing your personal brand and reputation.
Today your personal brand is what the Internet says about you. Here are six strategies to creating an amazing personal brand.

Personal Branding 101: Six Strategies for Building Your Personal Brand   #personalbranding  
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communication and social media strategy, social media and measurement training, implementation support, communication and social media measurement, influencer and blogger relations, online crisis management
  • Zoetica Media
    CoFounder, 2010 - present
  • My PR Pro, America's Charities, Manufactured Housing Instiute
    Owner, 2002 - 2010
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Houston, Texas
Englewood, Colo. - Washington, D.C.
Connector...Mom...Cofounder of Zoetica

Kami Watson Huyse, APR, CEO of Zoetica, a boutique agency that serves nonprofits and companies looking to make a difference

She is the author of the blog Zoetica Talks, where she writes on the topic of public relations and social media strategy. She is considered a national leader in the use of social media for public relations. She has spoken on the topic for the Social Media Club, the New Communications Forum, SxSW Interactive, the International Association of Business Communicators, the Arthur Page Foundation, the Public Relations Society of America, and many others. You can read more about her speaking here.

A 20-year-veteran of public relations, her work in social media has earned her the SNCR’s 2008 Reputation Management award and IABC’s 2009 Gold Quill of Excellence Award and the 2010 SNCR Excellence in New Communications Award. She has been named PR Professional of the Year in San Antonio,  was recognized for a Social Media award by the Austin-American Statesman, has been named one of the 100 most powerful Women on Twitter by Twitter Grader, was listed as one of the 30 top people to follow in PR on Twitter by e-Releases, and was named one of AG Beat's Top 50 Influencers.

Kami served as a 2010-11 fellow of the Society for New Communications Research where she pursued a study on how cause marketing in social communities can benefit companies. She co-founded and administers Social Media Breakfast of Houston

Her ideas and work in social media have been featured in several books including The New Rules of Marketing and PR, and Now is Gone, Professional Blogging for Dummies, and the book, Welcome to the Fifth Estate, where she wrote a guest chapter on social media measurement. She also wrote a guest chapter on crisis communication in social media in the PR textbook, Public Relations Writing: Form and Style.  

She can be found on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook.

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