Thursday, 30 June 2011

OC Social Media Strategists Converge on Social Media Day.

Big Train Attends #SMDAYOC.

Well over 500 people attended the 2nd Annual Social Media Day in Orange County, California this year. As folks celebrated social media around the world, Big Train took a break and hung out with many of the social media gurus of southern California.


Social Media Day at the OC Register

The event was hosted at The Orange County Register‘s headquarters in Santa Ana. In addition to a number of panels with guest speakers, several Big train social media strategists and marketer friends like Debbie Miller, Marieke Hensel, Tanya Salcido, Marcie Taylor, Kirsten Wright, and others were on hand to meet one on one with business leaders in the OC. Carolyn Kramer, Product Manager for interactive advertising at the Orange County Register was also on hand.

Big Train tested out the OCR’s new iPad app (this writer’s favorite way to get the news). The link can be found here

Several popular Food Trucks like the Lime Truck and Chomp Chomp Nation were on hand including Carl’s Jr’s massive mobile kitchen.

Chomp Chomp Nation

Singapore Fusion Gourmet

Carls Jr. was promoting their new Hand-Breaded Chicken Fillet sandwich. Can’t wait to try it! (Psst Carls Jr we have some SICK (good) beverage mixes you oughta test in your labs.) Carls Jr’s Massive Food Truck pitchin’ New Chicken Fillet Hand-Breaded Sandwich.

Carls Jr Food Truck

Carls Jr Food Truck

Here is the future of blogging, Marissa Angelina, the 9 year old CEO of, a blog  for kids. CEO

If you’re a company with a solid brand and are looking at how social media can make an impact in a big way, follow the great folks at Pretzel Crisps. One of the key sponsors of the event, Pretzel Crisps are really making a name for themselves across the country and certainly in the southern California area.

Pretzel Crisps

Pretzel Crisps

Big Train ran into many OC social media leaders including Jeffrey Friend.

Jeffrey Friend

Jeffrey Friend Checkin out #SMDAYOC

Thank you Orange County Register for hosting this event again. Until next year, cheers from Big Train.  Click here for more details about the event.

OC Register Hosts Social Media Day

OC Register Hosts #SMDAYOC