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Social Media Coverage Takes San Antonio Mayoral Election by Storm!

 

Social Media Club San Antonio covers the mayoral election

Social Media Club San Antonio covers the mayoral election

On Saturday, May 9, Social Media Club San Antonio participated in an event never before seen in our city. The San Antonio Current joined forces with IGoSA.com, NewTek, and Social Media Club San Antonio to stream live coverage of San Antonio’s Mayoral Election over UStream. Social Media Club San Antonio had four members (Club founders Jennifer Navarrete and Luis Sandoval and Club members me and Stephanie King) stationed at the Current’s offices while other members of Social Media Club (Alan Weinkrantz, John Navarrete and Leslie Baldwin) were stationed at the various election headquarters around town. We also had one roving reporter (Shelley Cook) who roamed between all locations, giving us her unique perspective. Emceed by the Current’s Elaine Wolff and IGoSA’s Kaye Cruz, and directed by Ed Lozano, and supported by a huge cast of behind-the-scenes people who made the live event possible, the resulting broadcast was an amazing collaboration of journalists, social media enthusiasts, political commentary guests, bands, comedians and poets all who chatted, tweeted and performed in between updates on voter experiences and polling numbers. It was an experience like no other.

 

San Antonio is a hotbed of social media activity and as a member of Social Media Club of San Antonio I was thrilled to participate in this ground-breaking event.

 

Marcus Rubio & the Gospel Choir of Pillows performs at the San Antonio Mayoral election cybercast at the San Antonio Current

For a complete stream of tweets during the five hour broadcast, check out #savotes here on TwitterAnd, in case you missed it, here’s a little taste of what we were doing on Saturday night.

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[…] came up with the idea for a social media preview of the river expansion project after viewing Social Media Club San Antonio’s incredibly successful coverage of the mayoral election earlier…. She organized the tour along with Steven Schauer of the San Antonio River Authority and together […]

[…] came up with the idea for a social media preview of the river expansion project after viewing Social Media Club San Antonio’s incredibly successful coverage of the mayoral election earlier…. She organized the tour along with Steven Schauer of the San Antonio River Authority and together […]


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