Mass Comm Week is all about media, and we like you to be able to use the current tools that will be discussed in sessions during the event. We have many opportunities for you to participate… and win a variety of fabulous prizes, including DVDs and Participant Media Guides for Page One: Inside the New York Times, David Neff’s book The Future of Nonprofits, Red vs. Blue merchandise, University Bookstore schwag and gift certificates from some of your favorite San Marcos hot spots – Mochas and Javas, Gumby’s and Chimy’s!
Twitter and Facebook – up to and during Mass Comm Week, use the hashtag #mcweek in tweets. Those tweets will show up in our Twitter widget in the sidebar at www.txstatemcweek.com. If you take photos during Mass Comm Week and tweet them, you may be a winner! You must tweet your photos with the #mcweek hashtag to be eligible to win. Follow @txstatemcweek to stay in touch with all the information about the event. You can also visit our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/txstatemcweek and make comments and upload photos. We will select winners amongst those as well. Let us know how you think the event is going.
Gowalla – This year, Mass Comm Week will have it’s own spot. Check in to win. The new Gowalla 4 allows users to create stories and include friends. So, download the Gowalla app on your smartphone, find the Mass Comm Week spot, say I’m Here and add any friends, and then start or join a story by posting comments and photos. You can see all the “stories” being collected about Mass Comm Week at http://gowalla.com/spots/7838904. Andrew Waldrup of Gowalla will be speaking on the panel Communication Careers at Tech Companies in Austin on Wed. Oct 19, so be sure to attend that session to learn more about his career and company.
QRANK – Who doesn’t like trivia? Take the Mass Comm Week quiz and be eligible to win. Download the QRANK app on your smartphone, select the Mass Comm Week game (available soon) and test your knowledge of Mass Comm Week, past and present. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @txstatemcweek for hints each day. Rodney Gibbs, the CEO of Ricochet Labs – the company that makes QRANK – will be speaking on the panel Communication Careers at Tech Companies in Austin on Wed. Oct 19, so be sure to attend that session to learn more about this exciting Austin company and more.
Again, be sure to follow @txstatemcweek on Twitter. That’s how we’ll be informing the winners!