Yesterday, I had a major craving for a donut. Lo and behold, at the conference I attended this morning, there was a breakfast spread featuring chocolate-covered donuts.
I had a sneaking suspicion that an entire donut would make my blood sugar go nuts, so I had half of one and some fruit. It was perfectly satisfying!
And then we got down to work! I am participating in the Chevy Girlfriend Getaway promotion again. In March, I test drove the Chevy Traverse for a month and blogged and tweeted about my experiences. This time, weâ€™re test-driving the Chevy Malibu.
As always, whenever I do social media work, I give yaâ€™ll the full disclosure statement: Chevy is giving me the car for a month + funding some outings in exchange for me giving my honest opinion on the vehicle on the Chevy Girlfriend Getaway website. Iâ€™m not getting paid to say wonderful things about the carâ€¦ if I say I like it, I really like it!
You might remember one thing I did not like about the Traverse is the fuel efficiency, but the Malibu is much better (33 mpg on the highway) so Iâ€™m super excited to try it all month!
After getting the car, the Chevy bloggers toured the news stationâ€¦
And then we filmed some web commercials!
Donâ€™t worry, I didnâ€™t throw the peace sign or make the fishy face in my spot.
Meghann is also a blogger for Chevy. She did a really good job on her spot! Much better than me!
I came home and made the Husband and I a quick lunch:
Just a sunny-side-up egg on toast, Brussel sprouts, and a sweet potato. It was such a pure, simple, and satisfying lunch. Three cheers for real food!
I was thinking on my drive home how powerful social media has become! I think itâ€™s neat that Chevy wants to reach out to women this way, because Iâ€™m rather hear another bloggerâ€™s thoughts than watch a commercial or get a sales pitch from a dude at the dealership.
I recently wrote an article about how to save money at the grocery store for Spark People. I quoted fellow blogger Molly from Fuel Her Up as saying: "Follow your favorite companies on Twitter and Facebook â€“ you’ll be alerted to sales and giveaways! This past week, So Delicious let me know where So Delicious Kefir was on sale!" I follow tons of companies and charities on Twitter and love hearing about their sales, promotions, or events.
Social media can also be great when you have a compliant. Remember when Meghann had a bad customer service experience at a bakery? A few readers e-mailed her blog post to the company, who made amends immediately! I tweeted Stonyfield the time I opened a moldy yogurt (and got a coupon for a new one). And I tried to get Shimano to fix my broken cycling shoes, but no luck (theyâ€™re out of warranty).
Does the company you work for use social media? Do you follow companies on Twitter and Facebook? Whatâ€™s your best social media experience so far?