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"Double Bypass Surgery" #RLABS

The Twins

Surgery in process

With our Social Media Surgeries we run we have “surgeons” that signs up people to various social media sites and show them how to use it. At our last Surgery I had the privilege of doing a”double bypass surgery” with two people that came to sign up a Gmail and Facebook accounts.

It just so happen that these two people were twins. When I was helping them sing up to Facebook I noticed that they had the same surnames and thought that they were probably cousins or something. But when I saw that they had the same birthdays I asked them what’s up and they told me that they are twins.

The twins are now sorted and on Facebook each, and will be connecting with the wwworld soon.

#RLABS:Social Media Coverage

A couple months ago we did a social media strategy for the World Bank who was hosting The Innovation Fairconference. The conference was held at the beautiful La Vendome Hotel in Seapoint, Cape Town. At this conference there were guest from all over the world representing various projects that has been selected.

The World Bank approached RLABS to capture this event and create a buzz online. RLABS mission was to drive as many people to their website and their Ning page. There was more than 50 000 hits to their page over the period of two days and the strategy we did for them was very successful.

We met lots of influential people at this particular conference and one of them was Prof. Marion Lees from the University Of Western Cape (UWC). Last week UWC hosted the International Sport and Development Conference – Beyond 2010 and she asked the RLABS team to come out and do the same type of coverage as we did for the World Bank conference.

Here are the topics that were to be discussed and that we were to blog and micro – blog about over the 3 day conference:

DAY 1: Young Researchers Day.

Innovative research about various topics in the field of Sport for Development, including the Millennium Development Goals, Research Methodology, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Transformation and Peace building, etc. will be presented mainly by BA/Hons/MA-students, PhD-students and Postdocs.

DAY 2 and 3: International Conference.

The impact of the World Cup will be analysed from various perspectives including, Health, Media, Tourism and Social and Economic Development. It will be examined from regional, national and international viewpoints. Lessons learnt as well as initiatives beyond 2010 will be discussed, looking towards next Mega-events, like the 2014 Soccer World Cup and the Olympic Games in Brazil. Therefore the conference hosts various national and international guest speakers.

RLABS is looking at covering and doing more of these types of conferences in the future. If there are any big conference happening out there and you need Social Media coverage you can contact us and we can do the strategy for you.

Geeks for Heritage: National Braai Day

RLabs have come alongside theBraai4Heritage campaign and we join them in their aim to position National Heritage Day, 24 September, as South Africa’s annual national day of celebration. The gathering of friends, families and Geeks around fires, being the central theme.

National Heritage Day is a public holiday in South Africa. Our government set this day aside for all South Africans to celebrate our rich heritage. The RLabs team invites all Geeks to South Africa’s first “Braai Up” at Tokai Forest for Networking around a fire.

So bring along your chop and join in the Celebration of South Africa uniting around a fire. The RLabs team will be at Tokai Forest between 12 and 3pm.

Entrance to the braai area is R5 per person and R2 per car. Tokai Forest braai area can be found on the right-hand side of Tokai Road, just before the Tokai Manor House. The braai area is open Monday to Sunday from 09h00 to 17h00. For more information, contact the Tokai Forest Picnic area on (021) 712 7471

“The successful networkers I know, the ones receiving tons of referrals and feeling truly happy about themselves, continually put the other person’s needs ahead of their own.” ~

Bob Burg

Open day at College Of Cape Town City Campus

Here are some pics from the Open Day at College of Cape Town City Campus that was held over the weekend. For more pics on this event go to our Zoppy account

RLABS Collaborates with College of Cape Town,City Campus at their Open Day

This weekend the RLABS team is out once again doing a Social media Surgery. The venue for this weekend’s event was held at the College of Cape Town (City Campus) where their NCV Marketing team ran a social media network workshops on the 30 and 31 July at the College of Cape Town Open Day. As a leading provider of Education and Training, the College of Cape Town has much to offer students and prospective partners. Our courses lead to recognised qualifications that are demanded by commerce and industry.

The RLABS Team came on board and partnered with the college to create an online buss around this event. On the 1st day there weere students from different High schools coming through the door of the college to see what they could possibly come and study at the campus next year. Our aim was to sign these students up with various social media tools such as Gmail, Facebook, and Blogging etc. RLABS aim was also to drive traffic to their group on Facebook.

I love these Social Media Surgeries as it is a good way to interact with the public in an open space. Got to love innovation.


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