It seems another intern season has come to end. This year we were graced with the presence of Greek! Not a divine presence from Mount Olympus, but we got the next best thing: Isabella Meyer, a sorority sister from Delta Phi Epsilon.
ChatterBlast got a burst of energy when Lou Perseghin joined our team in November 2012 as our new Client Services Manager.
He’s a die-hard Baltimore Orioles fan from Bel Air, MD, who graduated from La Salle’s School of Communication. He’s an instigator of Side A versus Side B arguments and a proud father to his pitbull pup, Daisy and two cats, Millie and Walter. We decided to sit down to get Lou’s take on the social media landscape.
ChatterBlast Spotlight: Matthew
Keeping up our spirits in the bleak winter months, a fantastic intern named Matthew joined our ranks from the Germantown Friends School. Matthew, a junior, entered our ChatterBlast amusement park unsure of what to expect. At first timid to ride the Twitter bumper cars, Matt ended his month-long stay flying up and down the Facebook Kingda Ka (Six Flags New Jersey, anyone?) with hands raised as he typed away! A legacy from Germantown Friends, Matthew quickly learned that last year, his schoolmate Sam worked with ChatterBlast in the same capacity.
Hey, Philadelphians! Are you looking to start your weekend off with a celebration? If so, come out to the Philadelphia DoGooder Awards Ceremony on Thursday, February 21st at 7 p.m. at University of the Arts – Hamilton Hall (corner of Broad & Pine). Come support and encourage the local artists, entrepreneurs, and leaders who have given so much to the Greater Philadelphia Area!
Last week was a challenging one at ChatterBlast.
I came back from a long weekend vacation, returning to find our CEO Evan and our senior associate Julie both on death’s door with this unstoppable super-flu. A few days later, our intern Chris fell victim to it as well. Our team hunkered down, put on the surgical masks, and started gobbling vitamin C.
I walked into the offices with a suit and tie at the Philadelphia Building to interview for a social media intern position at ChatterBlast Media in June of 2011. My friend, Steve said, “You use Facebook and you’re fun, you should apply.” I ended up landing the internship, and quickly discarding the suit for the requisite hoodie and jeans, I jumped head first into the world of Facebook, Twitter, and digital marketing. After years of living la vie boheme, as an actor in Philadelphia, I suddenly had a fulltime job, a business card, and financial security.
And you thought Matthew Ray just wore t-shirts and jeans all the time! ChatterBlast principal Matthew Ray will be moderating The Philadelphia Collection's The X Factor: Technology & Media in Fashion panel on September 13, 2012.
This summer, ChatterBlast is lucky to have three spritely young interns in the office. They make a killer trifecta – one part eager, one part razor-sharp, and one part daring and ready to make some bold social media moves. Together they are a vital piece of the CBM team – stopping bad tweets in their tracks – but what are they like individually?
Building upon a long relationship with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and Philly's local LGBT Chamber of Commerce, The Independence Business Alliance, ChatterBlast is proud to now be a certified LGBT business enterprise. We look forward to collaborating with the Fortune 1000 companies that participate in this program as part of their supplier diversity efforts. Now that we have our official business "gay card," we can continue to promote diversity, creativity and equality in and outside of our company.
This past January we welcomed our youngest intern ever to the ChatterBlast team. Sixteen year-old Sam joined us through a special partnership with Germantown Friends School. Being a true “digital native,” he brought a unique perspective to the office having grown up with the internet and social media as an integral part of his life. His intense internship only lasted a month, but he was so professional and such a hard worker that we would have gladly kept him around longer! We caught up with him to see the presentation he showed his classmates and to get his thoughts on the world of social media through the eyes of a modern teenager.