Over the last weekend a lot has been said both for and against your position that social media managers should be under the age of 25. As you know, there was quite a bit of outrage from the over 25 year olds who felt you were off base. While most of us who posted offered the reasons why social media professionals can be older, not too many of us reached out to support or mentor you in your goal to become a social media manager.
The New Media Expo team may not all agree with your stance, but we admire your guts and willingness to speak your mind despite the repercussions. However, while we agree the discussion of ageism is an important one, it’s not helping with a deeper issue: helping to educate recent college grads so they can find work and become productive, positive members of the social media community.
With this in mind, we would like to offer you an all expense paid scholarship to New Media Expo in January. We’d like to fly you out to Las Vegas, put you up at the Rio Hotel and Casino where NMX will take place, and offer you a full access pass to attend New Media Expo and the Social Media Business Summit.
If you attend NMX, the conference formerly known as BlogWorld, you’ll have the opportunity to:
- Learn from many of the top social media and content creation professionals in this field.
- Learn about new tools and technology.
- Meet the people who hire social media professionals.
- Network with potential mentors, collaborators and employers.
- Meet the authors of many of today’s top social media and business books.
The NMX community is one that is warm and welcoming. If you attend, you’ll find our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and attendees nothing short of supportive. Sit down at any table in the New Media Lounge and have a thoughtful discussion with other like minded people. Everyone is friendly and they love nothing better than helping others succeed.
The other day when I said “get off my lawn,” I should have instead invited you in, offered you a place to sit, and asked how I could help you achieve your goals.
Please contact me at deb(at)blogworldexpo(dot)com so we can talk about how to make this happen.
Director of Community NMX