Where did @Sree Sreenivasan reboot #Sree3oh ?
Staten Island NYC, of course! #SREEonSI
#Sree3oh: @Sree’s Re-invention began with Social Media and Social Good: An Afternoon with @Sree Sreenivasan on Staten Island. #SREEonSI.
NYC’s fifth borough welcomed Sree Sreenivasan to it shores Saturday, July 9th.
The unique workshop was the first for Sreenivasan since leaving his post on June 30th and embarking on a Sree3.0 reboot. In an effort to support his idea of trying new things, Sree dazzled the audience with his “@Sree Status Report 2016”: a detailed look at Sree’s strategies through his current digital, mobile, social – and life – interests and obsessions.
“Reinvention is the secret sauce of life” According to Digital Consultant Marilyn Zayfert who produced #SreeonSI with the Staten Island Museum. It was an inspirational afternoon filled with culture, communication, and connection.” Marilyn Zayfert, President, illumiNET Media
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Marilyn; Editor of Staten Island NYC Living, worked closely with Renee Bushelle and Amanda Straniere of the Staten Island Museum to curate a flawless celebration of Culture, Community, and Communication. The newly constructed Leed Certified Historical Building that houses the Staten Island Museum is a cultural jewel. It was the perfect venue for a conference with Sreenivasan; who is the former Chief Digital Officer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Staten Island’s Nanci Richards; Educator, Comedian and Tour Guide thought, “Sree was a great speaker, taught me the “ABC’s” of social media, showed me how to relate to my teens and made me realize I am competing with the pope for social media attention!” Long Island Jewelry Designer Sueanne Shirzay also came away from the event stating, “I always learn something new from Sree, even though I’ve been round the social media block.”
Newly appointed President and CEO of the Staten Island Museum, Cheryl Adolph welcomed the over 80 guests to this exclusive event. Sree delighted Executive Directors from the Nicotra Foundation, Staten Island Zoo, and the College of Staten Island Tech Incubator with tips and tricks to leverage Social Media for Social Good. Marketing Directors from AARP, the JCC, St. George Theater, and the Alice Austen House Museum joined the engaged audience.
Visitors to Staten Island from as far as India, England, and Germany were drawn to the Snug Harbor campus for the first time to attend Sree’s status report covering current digital, mobile, social – and life – interests and obsessions.
“Social Media and Social Good an Afternoon with Sree Sreenivasan” brought world-class Social Media expertise to Staten Island. The event attracted many first time visitors to New York. Many attending never experienced the majesty of the Staten Island Museum and Snug Harbor Botanical Gardens and Culture Center before. Sree told the audience he calls museums “Palaces of Wonder” and that they were in one.
“It was wonderful to be at the new campus of the Museum and to be so warmly welcomed by the community,” Sreenivasan said after addressing the involved crowd. “I met so many wonderful people and hope to be back again soon.”
Sree’s talk covered the ABC’s of Social Media, how to build an online community, the importance of digital communication to sustain an organization’s future, and what Social Media can do for you. Business’, Community Organizations, Cultural Centers, Faith-Based Organizations, and Municipal Services were invited to explore the use of social media measurement and data-informed strategies used at one of the world’s leading Social Media Experts. “It was a great opportunity to hear from Sree and learn from his experience and knowledge of social media. He reinforced what we are already doing and opened our eyes to additional opportunities we are missing. Kudos to the SI museum for forward thinking!”-
Admission to the event also included passes to the Staten Island Museum, the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden, the Noble Maritime Collection, and the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Arts, along with a 10 percent discount at Harbor Eats, an outdoor café in a garden setting
Thank you to Social Media News New York and Mo Krochmal for capturing the event and streaming live for those who could not be there. If you would like to re- view the Live Stream Click HERE:
Photos by Steffen A. Kaplan, Spin It Social
Video by Mo Krochmal, Social Media News New York
#Sree3oh: @Sree’s First Public Talk in Staten Island NYC