Saturday, September 4, 2010

PositivelyPittsburghLive Talkcast, Pittsburgh LinkedIn Groups 8-9-10

Positively Pittsburgh Live! 8-9-10

LinkedIn Groups

Have you ever considered why linkedin users start linkedin Groups? Tonight's Guests are LinkedIn Group Managers.

Today’s Guests

Shannon D. Martinez, Cheers, Pittsburgh

Eric Pursh, Marketing Pittsburgh

Meenakshi Kapoor, NAWBO Pittsburgh and ASAWE (Association of South Asian Women Enterpreneurs)

Curtis and Cassandra Brown, Mobile Marketing in Business Engage and Inform

Shannon D. Martinez

• An award winning sales leader and payroll expert

• A BS in Marketing from Southern NH University

• “Sold” her way up the corporate ladder

• Regional Account Manager at Payroll Solutions in Whitehall, responsible for sales and marketing in the Pittsburgh Area


I started my linked in group to

• Inform people about

• Increase my professional and personal credibility

• Extend my sphere of influence

• Establish myself as a leader in Pittsburgh event information and where to go


One of the many reasons I started is to give businesses and individuals a free resource. Businesses are able to list their establishments and events at no cost on our online directory. is “Pittsburgh’s where to go and what to do website!”

Shannon Martinez

Cheers, Pittsburgh!


Curtis and Cassandra Brown

• Husband and wife team, owners of Jireh Mobile since 2005


• Now up to 74 members, several are from other countries

• 200th member gets free text messaging for a year

• Inform people about Jireh Mobile

“Facebook is friends and people you went to college with but you can’t do business with them. We wanted to engage and inform people about Mobile Marketing, how to use it and how not to use it.”

Jireh Mobile

• A mobile marketing solutions company

• Firmly established itself as a leader in interactive mobile campaign and database management.

• Examines mobile marketing, social media trends and placing high priority on the end-users experience

Eric Pursh

• Degree in marketing and MBA (with a concentration in marketing management)

• Over 13 years’ experience in industry.

• Social media junkie


I created the Marketing Pittsburgh group to:

• Facilitate networking between marketing and communications professionals and small business owners that are trying to develop business in the Pittsburgh area.

Gemini Media Group

• A copy, scan, and print center

• Provides document services to Pittsburgh’s legal, non-profit and business communities

• Offer related marketing services that include

o graphic design and desktop publishing

o print brokerage

o print-on-demand solutions

o self-publishing assistance

o mailing and variable data

o social media marketing consulting

o electronic media/eBook creation

o Ad specialties/promotional items

Eric Pursh


Gemini Media Group LLC

Marketing Pittsburgh

Meenakshi Kapoor

• President Elect of NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh (National Association of Women Business Owners)

• Owner of Symphony Enterprises LLC

• A Member of Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

“It is all about relationship and getting connected. No business works without connection and LinkedIn is all about finding connections and contacts.”

LINKEDIN GROUP: ASAWE (Association of South Asian Women Entrepreneurs).

• Bringing women business owners who are from south Asian countries to one platform

• Help them promote their business

• Help each other by supporting and giving suggestions

• Members from Srilanka, India, Nepal, US, and Pakistan


• Business owners getting connected with each other

• Find potential business and resources among group members

Meenakshi Kapoor

Symphony Enterprises LLC

412-437-1064 (Tel)

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