By: CJ Slotten
Editor’s note: This blog is part of a series of guest posts from social media students at Eastern Michigan University. Follow the conversations at #LRNSMPR and @ginaluttrell.
Meet Up is a great website that allows you to search for groups of people in your area who have the same interests as you. Meet Up also just created an app to use on your mobile device. This is a great opportunity to meet people and discover things about them. It’s also a great way to make friends and have social groups. These groups open up a chance to meet people from different cities around you. Meet Up’s motto is “When we get together and do the things that matter to us, we’re at our best.”
I believe that there are several pros to this website and app. It is a great way to network with other people and maybe even form a professional relationship with someone in the long run. It’s also a wonderful platform to showcase your brand.
There are many types of Meet Up groups that get people to try different things. People are running marathons because of running meet ups. People are writing more and more because of writing meet ups. People even decide to change career paths because of Meet Up groups. There are so many opportunities through this app and website.
Today, there are 28.04 million members on Meet Up. There are a total of 260,000 Meet Up groups created. Today, this great networking site is used in 178 countries alone.
For a PR professional, this would be a great way to start up a fundraiser or campaign to get others to join and showcase a product. This would also be an awesome way to set up a meet and greet with your client if they were a celebrity. There are so many options for a PR professional through this website and app, and I think this would be an extremely good tool for any PR professional.
CJ Slotten is a guest blogger.