Cape Bretoners love to be social, but on November 19th it’s not going to be a traditional knees up in the kitchen – this get together is a tad unconventional in the Cape Breton scene. The Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design is partnering with Trio of Cambridge Suites Sydney to organise the first “Tweet Up” in Cape Breton.
The Urban Dictionary defines a “Tweet Up” as a “gathering of nerds attempting social contact, likely for the first time.” But the Centre for Craft and Design and Trio see it as a valuable opportunity to enhance partnerships amongst individuals and organizations in the local community. Both organisations use social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook to promote their businesses. Whether it’s the latest exhibition or workshop at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design or a new culinary delight at Trio, they’re there tweeting and updating to their “tweeps” and fans.
Lori Burke, Marketing Manager at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, said the Tweet Up is a way of engaging organisations and businesses “in real life”, “Social Media Marketing is integral to getting our message out to the local community and the tourism sector and the Tweet Up is a great way to engage these groups.”
Sales and Revenue Manager, Ross Hunter, of Cambridge Suites says, “Twitter and Facebook have changed the way we connect with our guests; it is marketing and customer feedback in “real time”. We are attempting to engage our guests online so that when they come to dine we can create an interactive dining experience that really allows us to be fresh and exciting like the “tweet up”.
If you’re in Sydney on November 19th at 5-7pm drop by Trio at Cambridge Suites (380 Esplanade) and get to know your Tweeps in real life.