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Hey, y’all! I wanted to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about what to expect over the coming months. Basically, the GSMMA is going to explode and become the premier site for Social Media Managers everywhere. You will be very glad to be a part of this cool world and enjoy the many benefits of this growing association.

Here’s a little bit about me, Amy Kinnaird. I have lived in Louisiana for most of my life, and have had 2 fantastic corporate jobs that gave me my background in computers and software, not to mention plenty of marketing. I started with IBM in the 70’s, when computers had less memory than the average calculator of today!

After a successful run there, I joined up with some other former-IBM’ers and did a little bit of everything in a small startup that sold software to schools. It was there that I began working out of my home, and have never gone back to an office since. My kids are 20-somethings, and my husband and I both work from home.

In 2008 I started my own business and quickly found myself in the social media world. I started teaching other business owners about social media in 2009, and the rest –as they say – is history. My passion and blessing is speaking and training, so I bring that to the GSMMA. For the last two years I have had a part-time consulting gig through the local Small Business Development Center helping their clients learn to “start, grow and succeed” in business.

With all of that as a backdrop, the role of President of the GSMMA is a perfect fit! I couldn’t be more excited with the opportunity to share and grow with you all.

Want to know what’s coming soon?

  • The website will be getting a face lift. We are in the planning stage now and hope to have the changes in place in a couple of months.
  • Updates to existing products and some new products for you.
  • Exciting new classes for you.
  • New tools to help you build and market your own Social Media Manager business.
  • More benefits!

As we move into 2013, we will be reaching out to you for feedback and information. From the things you tell us, we plan to shape the organization into something you find very valuable. Stay in touch through the GSMMA Facebook group, as a lot of discussions will be going on there.

We are also excited about the opportunity for some of you to participate as content providers. If you think this is something you would be interested in, give me a shout. We are still working through the details of this and will remind you again later. In the meantime, you can email me at amy@uncommonsensemarketing.com if you’d like to throw your hat in the ring now.

That about wraps it up for today! I am looking forward to meeting all of you in my new role with the GSMMA. Stay in touch, and keep the conversation going in the group.