ebaywatch – Let’s make it happen

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I first floated the idea of ebaywatch (title courtesy of Graham Richards) in April 2011. This year, I am determined to make it happen.

This is an outline of the event, for which I will be seeking sponsors. Please use the comments section below to add your ideas.

  • A group of volunteers convenes at a public beach on an agreed day. Hopefully sponsorship can be found at least to contribute to travel expenses. It needs to be a beach relatively easy to access from most of the country via public transport – current favourite is Blackpool;
  • Blackpool is also current favourite because of Cath Mugonyi‘s mystical ability to source 1000 deck chairs!
  • A Social Media Advice Hub is established in a prominent location on the beach, with prominent sign-posting / branding. This could be something as simple as a gazebo, but a Beach Hut would be awesome;
  • Volunteers offer advice to members of the public on how to enhance their holiday / beach-going experience using social media;
  • During advice-giving down-time (which, let’s face it, would probably be most of the time), the volunteers can engage in traditional beach activities (including, of course, beach cricket) which can be videoed, live tweeted, instagrammed, blogged etc.

Ideas to build on this, below, please.

 

4 thoughts on “ebaywatch – Let’s make it happen

  1. UPDATE: Some people have raised questions about the name ebaywatch, suggesting that is implies the event will focus purely on ebay. What do people think? Alternative suggestions include “Sun Sea and Social Media” and “Social Waves”

    And…… Drum Roll!!!! Courtesy of @LindseyAnnison we have the promise of a live link up with the Costa del Sol

    • Hi John

      I think I’m inclined to agree with Lindsey on this. I quite like Sun, Sea & Social Media – think it would be a nice tangible title.

      I’m going to work on some local companies I know here in Blackpool around the idea of sponsorship and see what I can do. Will come back to you early next week about this🙂

      Cheers
      Duncan

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