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Rob Gould

Rob works as a digital marketing & public relations consultant to agencies, brands, and individuals. He has 20 years of marketing experience. He also currently serves in a volunteer capacity as director of pr/communications for TEDxDirigo. From 2005-2011, Rob served as director of social media & agency communications at The VIA Agency (Portland). Prior to VIA, Rob worked with several PR & advertising agencies in London & Boston. He is a graduate of The University of Vermont (UVM) and a Maine transplant (2002). Follow Rob on Twitter at @bobbbyg His real-life interests include art, travel, writing, design, psychology, the beach, & exercise (grudgingly at times).

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Posted: June 27, 2014

#metweetup | Little Tap House | June 26, 2014

Written by: Rob Gould
Rich Brooks, Candace Karu, & me

Rich Brooks, Candace Karu, & me

Tonight’s question (thank you Rich Brooks) was: “What’s your favorite hashtag?”

#AOC2014 – Rich Brooks @therichbrooks
#happy – Candace Karu @candacekaru
#totes – Me @bobbbyg

tweetup
A gathering of users brought together via Twitter.

A monthly, formally organized Tweetup, Maine Tweetup (#metweetup), has been taking place in Portland for years. I haven’t written about a #metweetup since February so I was long overdue. The weather and the crowd last night were both gorgeous. Needless to say, I was very happy to be in attendance at the June #metweetup at Little Tap House. Although I did feel a bit homely mingling with all those beautiful people and competing with the sun streaming through the windows. The turnout was incredible and the amazing staff provided loads of delicious snacks. And, of course, there were drinks. Lots of drinks were consumed (fortunately not by me). With that said, everyone behaved themselves and it was a perfect evening.

I asked some questions, ate a bunch of free food, and got to feel very un-suave standing next to Rich Brooks for a while. More important, a huge thanks to Rich Brooks and Shawna Cohen of Flyte New Media @flytenewmedia for organizing these events on a monthly basis.

Another big thank you to Little Tap House and their phenomenal staff. You should go there. They have good food, a big bar with lots of lounge seating, and a great beer selection.

If you’d like more information about #metweetup you can check out the Facebook page or follow the hash tag #metweetup on Twitter.

Hope to see you next month! Tweet. Tweet.

Kathleen Parr & Meredith Finn

Kathleen Parr & Meredith Finn

#suarezing – Kathleen Parr @kathleenhussein

#FML – Meredith Finn @missbumptious

Laurel Getz & Jennifer MacDonald

Laurel Getz & Jennifer MacDonald

#blessed (insert irony) – Laurel Getz @lgetz

#SMDayME – Jennifer MacDonald @jennimacdonald

Shawna Cohen & Chris Felax

Shawna Cohen & Chris Felax

#whitegirlproblems – Shawna Cohen @omgfreckles

#mainebeards – Chris Felax @robotpain

Suzanne Madore & Kevin Qualls

Suzanne Madore & Kevin Qualls

#METweetup – Suzanne Madore @girlorangecoat

#mainethingstodo – Kevin Qualls @mainethingstodo

Malorie Pastor & Katie Clark

Malorie Pastor & Katie Clark

#amiright – Malorie Pastor @thesocialolive

#MRX – Katie Clark @insightsgal

Bob O'Brien & Candace Karu

Bob O’Brien & Candace Karu

#hellooosherpa! – Bob O’Brien @obobme

#happy – Candace Karu @candacekaru

Rich Brooks & Steve Falconer

Rich Brooks & Steve Falconer

#AOC2014 – Rich Brooks @therichbrooks

#whathesaid – Steve Falconer @steven_falconer

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