Joe Fortes Cocktail Party Tweetup – #JFTweetup

On a not so sunny day, Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop Host hosted it’s rooftop patio cocktail party tweetup tonight (@JoeFortesVan #JFTweetup). Although the rain came down on the restaurant patio, it was super sunny indoors with delicious sangria drinks welcoming guests at the entrance, and servers passing out seafood treats in the bistro. One…

One year ago today…

A year ago today MaryinVancity.com was born. The name of the blog has changed to Vancouver Bits and Bites, but the content will remain the same. The main focus of this blog will remain good food, and all things that make BC the best place in the world. This blog started as a tribute to…

Is Twitter the Next Bohemia?

I had coffee with a friend of mine today. We have so much in common! He loves social media, is married and has a great outlook on life and what’s important. He has his own business, is very successful. He’s a real renaissance man. I would’ve never met him if it wasn’t for Twitter. This…

Maryinvancity and the quest for analytic tools

I’m at the home stretch of my BCIT Social Media class. I’ve learned this week about analytics tools to measure your online presence. I use Google Analytics at work a lot and I love it. This is probably the most comprehensive tool out there to measure your website’s effectiveness. With Google Analytics you can track…

Social Media Campaigns that Rocked

I’m halfway done my BCIT Social Media class. I’m learning a lot. I’m also panicking – This class is only the beginning of what seems an ever-evolving, ever-changing learning experience. I’m a person that loves humor. It engages me. If your brand can poke fun at itself, and does it with a little flair –…

3 Helpful tools when working with social media

I’m taking a social media class at BCIT right now. I’ve always considered myself to be social media savvy – yet taking this course made me realize how much I still need to learn. Social media is such an organic medium, and it’s growing at lightning speed. It is changing the way we communicate with each…

I got a logo! (Update)

My brother-in-law Keith designed a couple of other choices for me, and I need a little help: This is choice #1 This is choice #2 Choice #3 choice #4 Which one should be MaryinVancity’s official logo? vote here!

The Social Network wins big at the Golden Globes

The drama based on the creation of our favorite social media platform, cleaned up at the Golden Globes Awards today, beating heavy-weight contenders such as Black Swan and The Fighter. Do you guys think that it deserved the big award? Mashable thinks it did.

Miss Mary’s Guide to Twitter Manners

Disclaimer: By all means I am not a twitter expert not have I ever been. I have no authority in the matter. Zero. Nada. Ahhh… do you remember the days when ladies wore hats and gloves and gentlemen tipped their hats to you as you walked by? Yeah, me neither. Maybe its my old-school upbringing…