Women of Google+ : Georgia L. McCabe
As we come across amazing women in Google+, we wanted to highlight some of them and give you the opportunity to find out how fabulous they are for yourself.
Featured G+’er : Georgia L. McCabe
How did you originally get invited to Google+?
I was originally invited by Mari Smith. Mari is well known in the world of Social Media, dubbed as the Pied Piper of Facebook. I met Mari on-line and developed a great relationship with her and her team. I had the opportunity to co-author one of her books entitled “The Relationship Age”, and also assist her at her on-site events. In addition I also sent out a tweet and received other invites that way as well.
What benefits are you seeing from being in Google+?
There are so many benefits that I am seeing with Google+. It’s everything under one roof. I absolutely love the navigation and the ability to have circles. The fact that your not limited to 140 characters like Twitter or 420 for Facebook is another plus. The hangouts are amazing, just yesterday I was on a hangout with several other people around the world discussing the News Corp Scandal which was broadcast on a TV station. I also used a hangout to have a meeting with my employees. For me it has so many uses. I can use it as a blog, I can address certain people with specific information like a tweet, Talk to my Customers either as a group or individually, or send a note to my children. }
How does Google+ fit into your life or career?
I am an author & speaker and also run a boutique social media agency. I have 6 children, & 5 grandaughter’s so, I’m quite busy to say the least. It’s a soup to nuts solution for me, but most importantly I find it as an incredible productivity tool, not only for my personal life but also business.
A particularly interesting story or thoughts you may want to add regarding Google+
He is legally blind and has cerebral palsy. I am hoping that he will be able to master Google+ like he has Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc. and open doors for him and others with disabilities to show off their talents, connect with friends, relatives and other’s in the world. His website says “I hope you like my website. I have a lot of information to share with you. I hope that maybe after visiting you will realize that people with disabilities can accomplish a lot. We just need the resources to help us get there.”
From the homepage of www.brendonmccabe.com
Where can I find more information about this fabulous woman?
Georgia McCabe : Social Media Expert/ Digital Imaging Marketing Strategist/Author
Every successful industry has a handful of key individuals who can be credited with bringing it to the forefront of popular culture and consumerism, and the digital imaging arena is no exception. If you took a poll among those who were present when digital imaging first took hold as a business category, I was fortunate to be on the list of significant contributors – as market visionary, evangelist, and active participant in most of the major developments that would eventually lead to the complete coalescence of mass market photography, personal computers and the internet.
While at Eastman Kodak in the early ‘90s, I recognized the impact that high quality digitized film images would have on the then-developing world of desktop computing and evangelized this vision with the likes of Bill Gates, John Scully and Steve Jobs, demonstrating the tremendous influence that personal imaging would have on the desktop computing market.
Later on I leveraged these developments and formed a company that developed the technology and services to enable extremely large image collections, like those at Time Warner, The Walt Disney Company, Conde Nast Publications and The New York Daily News, to economically convert literally millions of existing historical images to digital form and make them readily available to the exploding population of new web consumers.
Finally, in 2000 I joined FujiFilm USA and returned to my roots in the computing and consumer photography markets. At Fuji, I was instrumental in making internet photo sharing and one- hour “web to retail” printing an everyday experience in the consumer digital photo market.
Today, having transitioned from corporate management to the digital imaging industry’s go-to social media marketing maven, I am excited about the new opportunities that will result from the confluence of a truly connected world and exploding consumer participation in social media. I now run a boutique Social Media Agency and manage the marketing campaigns of several consumer product brands as well as leading photo industry brands and best selling authors. You can read about some of my industry tales from the digital-imaging trenches in the books, The Relationship Age and Short Woman, Tall Order (publishing fall 2011).