So What Do You Do?

So What Do You Do?

“So what do you do? I see you everywhere but I’m not sure what you do.” I hear this on a regular basis, so I thought I’d share three projects from my current work to help explain what I do. On my website you will see that I am an Author, Speaker and Consultant. But what kind of consulting? Take a look and tell me what you think.

come to ArtOfficial on 9/19/13Project 1 – ArtOfficial September 19, 2013 at ZOUK – Social Media Marketing and Emcee

ArtOfficial is a very unique event combining Visual Art, Performing Art, Music, Business Networking, and Fashion while raising money for non-profits. You may have seen posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube that I created with the help of the participants. We are using HootSuite to post content, monitor activity and comments. The goal is to have over 1000 people attend the event from 5:30pm when the doors open till late in the night when ZOUK closes. Please come join us. (Purchase Tickets)

J.R. Atkins is Director of Social Media for Orpheus Chamber SingersProject 2 – Orpheus Chamber Singers 2013 Season – Director of Social Media

As the name suggests, Orpheus is a group of professional singers performing Chamber music. The group performs a series of concerts each year, usually in the DFW area. For example, Orpheus Chamber Singers will perform a series of works to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the John F Kennedy assassination on November 10th in the City Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District. As the Director of Social Media, I use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube to promote events and communicate with the community of supporters. Check out the season schedule at www.orpheuschambersingers.org.

J.R. Atkins is Marketing Director for the Ghosts of Wimberley MovieProject 3 – The Ghosts of Wimberley Movie – Marketing Director

A full length feature film ”The Ghosts of Wimberley” is being produced by Pecan Street Productions of Austin Texas in conjunction with SOMA Inc. of Dallas Texas. The screenplay is written and the film directed by David A. Cox of Austin, an award winning director. I built the website and the social media properties and post frequent content using HootSuite. You can see interviews with the Director and Producer on YouTube, the Website, and Facebook as well as pictures on Facebook and Twitter. Filming will begin in fall of 2013 with the movie releasing in 2014.

So there you have it. Besides speaking and writing books I work on projects in the area of Digital Marketing, Social Media and Mobile Apps. I look forward to reading your comments. Please reach out via:

Phone: 214-707-1705
Email: jratkins@SomethingDifferentCompanies.com
Blog: http://somethingdifferentcompanies.com/blog/

Events Worth Considering

9/3         Will Your Biz Idea Work?
9/3         The First Tuesday Networking Group
9/4         The CXO Collective of Dallas
9/5         American Marketing Association Happy Hour
9/6         1st Friday Urban Professional Happy Hour
9/9         Social Media Overview with J.R. Atkins
9/9         HootUp with SEO/SEM Group
9/13       From Social Media to Mobile Apps with J.R. Atkins
9/13       Friday Night Salon with Dallas Humanities & Culture
9/14       Kollaboration Dallas 2013
9/15       DFW Independent Publishers Meetup
9/16       Social Media Overview with J.R. Atkins
9/16       Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Benghazi Attack
9/17       D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas 2013
9/18       The Marketing of the Ford F-150
9/18       Can Brick & Mortar Stores Survive?
9/19       ArtOfficial
9/20       TEDxCity2.0 Simulcast
9/21       Grand Opening of Dallas Arboretum Children’s Garden
9/23       Facebook Basics & Why with J.R. Atkins
9/24       Last Tuesday Happy Hour at The Ritz Carlton
9/25       Network After Work ~ Dallas
9/25       George Packer…Inner History of the New America
9/26       Membership in the Digital Age
9/28       Dallas PMI Workshop
9/30       Facebook Basics & Why with J.R. Atkins


Will Google+ Make it?

Dallas Social Media speaker J.R. Atkins likes Google+, and offers training on Google+In late June of 2011, Google launched its third attempt at a social media site, Google+, and since then, people have been asking, will Google+ make it? Here is the take on Google+ by Dallas Social Media speaker, J.R. Atkins.

1. Yes. Why?

  • The 3rd time is a charm, after Google Buzz & Google Wave
  • The market is ready for a Facebook competitor
  • Google will integrate with Google Docs, Calendar, Reader, Gmail
  • Google will somehow make it better on their ndroid operating system.

2. What’s it mean to me and my business?

  • In addition to The Big 5 (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Blog & Video) you will now need to learn Google+.
  • In time, Google+ will add “pages” or business Profiles. For now, they are asking you not to create a personal account for your brand and have removed some well known brands.

3. When can I get started?

  • As soon as Google+ starts accepting new accounts again. When it started on June 28, Google+ accepted new accounts from you if you got an invitation from the beta group, mainly the Tech and Social Media community.

4. Could Google+ fail?

  • Yes, unless they start accepting requests from people for new accounts. I have met several people who are so frustrated that they cannot get a Google+ account that when Google+ does open again, they don’t want an account, it’s called “backlash.”

5. Pros & Cons of Google+:

6. For a Google+ cheat sheet:

What do you think? Is your business looking at Google+? I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Future Events of Interest:

09-01-11 Gordon England, former Secretary of the Navy

09-01-11 DFW-AMA Meet-n-Greet

09-06-11Aggie Business Luncheon featuring Cathrine Hatcher

09-07-11 An evening with Former U.S. Sec of Defense Robert M. Gates

09-13-11 September AAF Luncheon – “Doing Digital Media Right”

09-13-11 Dallas Interactive Mktg & Internet SEO/SEM There is No ROI in Marketing

09-14-11 Webinar: Making Social Media Work for Your Business

09-15-11 the Association for Corporate Growth Sept Breakfast

09-15-11 Dallas Safari Club Sept Meeting with Larry Weishuhn

09-16-11 The Speaker Co-op DFW Monthly Meetup

09-21-11 Tim Pitt & Karen Shaffer of Rent-A-Center

09-21-11 Digital Dallas visit with Moonbot Studios

09-22-11 Dallas Business Club Reception & Discussion

09-22 11 World Affairs Council Dinner Featuring Thomas Friedman

09-27-11 The Last Tuesday Happy Hour at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas

09-29-11 AAF Dallas Happy Hour @ Naga Thai Kitchen & Bar


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