SOCAP International


  • Can't Wait for the SOCAP Symposium!

    Posted on: 04/18/2009

    I can’t wait to get to Chicago for the conference and see all of the wonderful people in this organization.

    This group always gives me what I need to recharge my batteries! You really can’t find a better group of people to exchange ideas and collaborate with. The more involved that I get with SOCAP and the relationships that I develop, the more that I recognize what a truly wonderul group that this is.

    So many great opportunities to get involved for anyone who wants to.  Also, all of the events are just plain fun!

    I can’t wait to see everyone in Chicago and also can’t wait to see what new and exciting things I bring back with me to share with the others in my own company!

    Matt Sanders – Hyatt

  • Looking Forward to the 2009 Symposium

    Posted on: 04/18/2009

    I’m so excited that its time for another SOCAP gathering.  I’ve been a member of this wonderful organization for about 2 years and this will be my fourth national conference.  I look forward to this time every year because I get to reconnect with friends that I’ve made over the past few years and also meet new people.

    I have never come back from a SOCAP conference without learning several new things that I’m so excited to take back to my team and implement.  I always come back to Columbus feeling energized and ready to take on the world.  I’m especially interested this year to be involved in bringing the conference alive through social media.  Twittering and blogging is a great way to start conversations about the many topics that we’re going to hear about in the next few days, and I think it will help keep the conversations going long after we leave Chicago.

    I’m looking forward to hearing the benchmarking study results and spending time with other food and beverage people.  I’m also excited about the data reporting workshop on Wednesday.  At Bob Evans, we’re currently revamping our reporting and I’m hoping to come away with some great new ideas to help me with the process.

    Looking forward to connecting with everyone in Chicago.  I’ll also be tweeting throughout the conference – I’d love for you to follow me (CRSarah_BE/) so we can continue the conversation!

    Sarah Meenach – Bob Evans

  • SOCAP Pre-Symposium Thoughts

    Posted on: 04/16/2009

    As I get ready to head out to Chicago for the SOCAP Symposium I am very much looking forward to the meeting for many reasons: networking, catching up with old friends and making new ones.

    The Symposium will be an excellent opportunity to benchmark as a result of the COPC survey.

    Day 1 – Monday will serve as a wonderful forum to discuss the COPC results across my SOCAP community – food and beverage.

    Then for Day 2 – Tuesday there are excellent topics to be discussed across community groups.  Of particular interest to me will be the Day 2 session on leveraging data to obtain consumer insights, followed by such timely topics as: consumer satisfaction, loyalty in tough economic times, reducing carbon footprint and the use of social media in product recalls.

    I’m also attending the extra data workshop on Wednesday which I know will be a great way to continue to enhance this important area of consumer care for my company.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone in Chicago.  I hope you are as excited as I am.

    Eileen Troise – Dannon

  • SOCAP Brings Social Media to the Symposium

    Posted on: 04/08/2009

    Are you planning to attend the 2009 Symposium and are interested in sharing ideas from the conference? Or are you unable to attend the Symposium but still want to be a part of the great conference discussions and networking opportunities?

    Whether or not you plan to attend the conference, SOCAP International is pleased to bring the 2009 Symposium to your desktop via social media! We are offering SOCAP members the opportunity to share and discuss ideas and topics from the conference using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and/or our NEW SOCAP blog. The SOCAP home page will also host a feed from our blog so you can read posted comments about the Symposium.

    Using the SOCAP Communities blog, Symposium attendees can share their best takeaways and networking with the entire SOCAP membership.  And since blogging is not just a one way conversation, comments are encouraged from everybody-whether you are onsite at the Symposium or sitting at your desk at work.  Blogging at the Symposium is a great way to keep the discussions going about SOCAP’s new industry benchmarking survey, our relevant sessions and our great industry speakers.

    Using SOCAP’s social media tools for the Symposium is simple and convenient:

    • You can become one of SOCAP’s official Symposium bloggers. Check our blog information page to learn more, and contact us for specific details on how to get started with the SOCAP blog.
    • You can subscribe to the RSS Feed, read the blog feed on SOCAP’s home page or keep checking the blog during the Symposium and participate in the conversation. Subscribing to the feed will enable you to read blog posts from the convenience of Microsoft Outlook or a Web reader of your choosing. See our RSS instruction page to learn more.
    • Using SOCAP’s Twitter identifier for the Symposium, #symp09, any attendee or offsite participant can share brief comments about the conference in real time. The #symp09 identifier makes it easy for other participants to find what people are saying about the Symposium. Check our Twitter instruction page to learn how you can follow or participate in this conversation.
    • SOCAP’s Facebook fans and LinkedIn group members will receive frequent updates. Check our Facebook and LinkedIn instruction pages to learn how to join these communities.

    No matter where you feel most at home in the Web 2.0 world-on blogs, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or reading a feed-SOCAP has a place where you can follow and discuss the Symposium as it happens.

    SOCAP is here to help you with any questions you may have. Contact us for assistance or for more information on how you can participate, whether you can make it to the Symposium or not.