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TheBMPR is our new home

February 13, 2010

Forgive us the delay…

The BMPR, formerly known as SAMPRB is now at http://TheBMPR.com. Please join us there!

Thank you for visiting.

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Andi says goodbye; two say hello

July 14, 2009

Hang on to your hats we’ve got good news and sad news.

Image by Addrox Kheiron

Sad news first: Andi Narvaez, our dear friend and co-founder of SAMPRB, is leaving us. Lucky for her, the move is a good one. She is leaving behind San Antonio to become a full-time graduate student at the University of Maryland and further her communications savvy.

If you haven’t already surmised, Andi is one of those special people who lives, eats and breathes all things creative. She (being the PR in the SAMPRB) has been a driver of this big crazy bus and we will miss her bright mind, big heart and shiny smile. Lucky for us, Andi will be trying to set up a D.C. version of SAMPRB — so we will be working and connecting with her and her East Coast counterparts. Still, we will miss her warm Ecuadorean spirit.

Good news second: To help fill the void Andi is leaving behind, we are introducing two new members of the SAMPRB executive committee.

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Nan Palmero: Nan Palmero, MBA, is Chief Inspiration Officer at SalesBy5. Below I’m listing his professional description. But I like to call him Mr. Helpful.

This guy has an enormous technological brain and he is always willing to share that information with anyone who asks. The proof: He’s got more than 4,000 followers on Twitter — many of whom seek his advice on PDAs, social media apps and more. The truth is that his talent was being wasted sitting in the SAMPRB crowd — we wanted him to be part of the team and help take us to new heights. Think of him as the B in SAMPRB.

He is married to the lovely Ashley Palmero, a wedding photographer, and they have a very cute dog with his own Twitter page: @clunkerspalmero

Nan is a coach for Strengths, a data-proven team-building process that teaches teams how to play to their strengths and manage around their weaknesses. He also is professionally trained with data-backed processes to teach companies how to better market themselves and attends several top-tier business conferences each year. Additionally, Nan is recognized as the resident Power User for BlackBerryCool.com, an international BlackBerry enthusiasts’ blog. His continued education in that arena also comes from attending world-class conferences around the country to learn the newest trends in technology and communications. Nan’s blog on mysa.com can be found here: http://voices.mysanantonio.com/nan_palmero/

Jessica PhotoJessica Young,23, is an account coordinator at KGBTexas Public Relations / Advertising here in town. Jessica will be the PR in SAMPRB — following in Andi’s footsteps. A native San Antonian, Jessica graduated from Alamo Heights High School and Texas State University. She has a passion for art — and that includes a particular love of cooking and baking. (I personally can attest to her incredible oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Burp.)

“I have only recently immersed myself into the world of social media and all it has to offer, but I have loved everyone that I have met and everything that I have learned,” Jessica says.

“Jessica is personable, a great listener and she has an apt mind for learning new things,” says colleague Andi Narvaez. “She shares our enthusiasm for discovering more uses for social media and innovating in the good company of colleagues and peers.”

To find out more about Jessica, check out her blog: http://jessyoung.wordpress.com

Joe Ruiz, KSAT’s nightside Web Editor, my other trusty SAMPRB co-founder, and I hope you’ll welcome Nan and Jessica. We’ve got some exciting things in store which we’ll announce on July 21st.

A journalist for more than two decades, Donna J. Tuttle is the projects coordinator for the San Antonio Business Journal, where she edits special publications, manages the newsroom’s Twitter account, and writes features and in-depth projects. A proud alum of Syracuse University, Donna also handles the paper’s editorial internship program and is one of the three co-founders of the San Antonio Media, PR, Business Tweetup. You can find her on Twitter @writeontime or read her blog WriteonTime.

* Graphic image by Addrox Kheiron

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Before we tweetup [SAMPRB 3]

May 28, 2009
Could you keep track of all this by yourself?

Could you keep track of all this by yourself?

Judging by how hectic this week has been after a holiday and the usual running around at home and the office, I wouldn’t blame anyone if they who said they forgot what day it was and that SAMPRB 3 was tomorrow.

That’s right. Only a few hours away.

Another thing I seem to lose track of are social media tools, clients, applications tips, trends and tricks. But in the true spirit of social media I usually get the 4-1-1 on the latest and greatest about this topic from social network friends on the very channels that brought us together in the first place or – when I’m lucky – face to face, at events like… oh, I don’t know… tweetups?

For our third installment of the SAMPRB tweetup we have invited a local experts to talk to us about useful tools and tips to make the most of our favorite social media sites and the technology we use to access them – Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, iPhones, Blackberries, Macs, PCs. Here is a list of what awaits you tomorrow, either in real-time or via the SAMPRB Ustream live broadcast:

Ladies and gentlemen… start thinking up some questions.

On a last note…

Before we tweetup

To make things run a little more smoothly, we are coordinating food orders and payment a little differently this time. All for the best we hope.

Please enter the tweetup through the patio door. Paloma Blanca service staff will direct anyone found wondering around aimlessly. The waiters will take your orders as you walk through the door. The menu is below in case you want to take a look at it ahead of time. The waiters will also take your payment at the door to make it easier for everyone to get back to the office when the time calls for it. Please bring $14 in cash or check only. This includes your meal, a drink, tax and gratuity. If things go as planned, logistics will go a lot more smoothly this time and we can all use our precious time to meet more new, great people.

Tomorrow’s menu options:

  • Chicken Fajitas
  • Pollo al Cilantro
  • Enchiladas Verdes
  • Ensalada Esmeralda

If you couldn’t make it or RSVP, don’t despair. We will live stream the tweetup via Ustream and live tweet using the #samprb hashtag. Feel free to participate right from your office or from home.

Feel free to post a comment here or send an update using teh #SAMPRB hashtag if you have any questions, comments about this month’s topic, suggestions for future tweetups, if you would like to let us know what projects you are currently working on that the group can help with or if you would like to connect to SAMPRB in any other way.

See you at the tweetup!

Flickr image by Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

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Andi Narvaez is one of the three founders of the San Antonio Media/PR/Business Tweetup. She is an public relations account coordinator for KGBTexas Public Relations / Advertising in San Antonio, Texas and is also one of the three organizers of TweetCamp San Antonio. She writes a blog on integration, communication and our evolving society. She recently earned her degree in Communications and Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Trinity University. She is originally from Quito, Ecuador.