Trade Show Day

Union Street Media is spread out across New England today!

Please stop by our booth if you are at the New Hampshire Association of Realtors convention in Portsmouth. Meg Bookless and John Merse are on location today. John will be speaking tomorrow to the attendees on “Website Best Practices” at 7:45 AM. Learn about the top five things every Realtor should be doing on their website. We promise it’s worth waking up for the presentation!

We are also attending the Greater Boston Association of Realtors Road Show Conference & Expo today at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, MA. Swing on by the booth to chat with Peter DiFonzo and KC Chambers. We are excited that GBAR launched the Roadshow this year and are proud to be one of the sponsors.


Save The Date! Real Estate Bar Camp NH is October 20, 2010

What are you doing on Wednesday October 20, 2010?

We highly recommend you come to Real Estate Bar Camp New Hampshire at the Mount Washington Hotel.  As with the dozens of Real Estate Bar Camps that have been organized by real estate and technology industry leaders across the country over the past three years, it’s FREE to attend!  The event is conveniently held the day after the New Hampshire Association of REALTORS fall convention.

What is REBarCamp?

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Back from Real Estate Connect

Photo courtesy Ines from Miami real estate blog, Miamism.

Back from Blogger Connect and Inman Connect (aka #ICNY). Too much stuff to download in just one post but suffice it to say that Ted, Andy and I had a great time.

One of the consistent themes that I heard throughout the conference was an increased focus on visitor engagement. Right from Jeff Turner’s opening on Wednesday through to the end.

Basically, we often tend to focus on metrics like the number of unique visitors and so on when what we should look at, more often, are measures of engagement. Are people using/liking/spreading our content? Are they coming back for it? Are there some tools that are particularly effective at promoting visitor engagement (answer: yep and most of them fall into the social media category).

I’ll get a post up soon that has my presentation slide deck and narrative, for those who were unable to attend. Meanwhile, check out the social media dashboard for the Twitter feed, blog post recaps and flickr/video streams of Inman Connect New York.


Real Estate Connect Social Media Dashboard

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Image by wallyg via Flickr

I’m back from vacation and I’ve built a social media dashboard for all of you going to Real Estate Connect in New York City this week. You can find it here:

Real Estate Connect Social Media Dashboard

It’s set up to gather images, video, twitter posts, blog posts and all sorts of stuff that are tagged with ICNY09 or #ICNY09. So if you’re at the event, tag some of your thoughts, or where the good parties are.

Also if you’re at the event, come ask me questions at the Blogger Connect event (I’ll be presenting the listening to your audience section) or at the Down and Dirty Analytics panel on Thursday. Or even just grab me in the hall and see if I can help you out with your web marketing strategy, site analytics or whatever.


Conference Season Rolls On

I know you really wanted to hang out with Ted and Jonny in Vermont. But you lived too far away. Well if you’re in New Hampshire go say hi to Ted at the New Hampshire Association of Realtors Annual Convention. Be sure to ask him for a tutorial on how to use the Flip video camera.

And if you’re in Mass. then go hang out with Jonny at the Massachusetts Association of Realtors conference.

I’m sure that either of them would love to talk about Union Street’s real estate web design, baseball or both.


G. Dewald at Vermont 3.0

I did mention it was conference season, right? Well for you Vermonters and Vermont-bound readers who missed your chance to hang out with Ted and Jonny at the Northeast Real Estate Conference and Expo, you can catch up with G. Dewald in late October.

Dewald will be part of a web design panel along with Propeller’s David Gibson and other members of the fertile Vermont web design and new media scene. Yes. Fertile.

More details as they come in. Meanwhile, you can read about last year’s Vermont 3.0 Tech Jam.


Meet Ted and Jonny at Northeast Real Estate Conference and Expo

It’s conference season!

Union Street Media will be at the Northeast Real Estate Conference and Expo this week. It will be a good chance for existing clients to hear from Ted and Jonny about our new initiatives in real estate internet marketing, improvements to our software and just to chat. And if you aren’t a client of ours yet, maybe we can help answer any questions you might have.

Here are the details: Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Burlington, Vermont on September 10-12, 2008 and a little more information is available via a PDF at the Vermont Association of Real Estate website.

Stop by booth 24.