Mobile Trends Discussed At 1st Tri-State Happy Hour

On Wednesday, April 22nd, members from PRSA NY, PRSA NJ, PRSA Southern Connecticut, PRSA Westchester/Fairfield, and PRSA Connecticut Valley got together in NYC for the PRSA Tri-State’s first happy hour of 2015. Along with attendees from Mobile Week, we discussed the future of mobile technology, trends, and innovation in our super connected world. The event was aptly named The Future of Mobile Tech and Communications, and the event was done in conjunction with Cooperatize and hosted at the beautiful WeWork location on 42nd Street and 3rd Avenue.

The Speakers and Audience

Unlike most panels, this happy hour had a very specific mobile theme. The audience was asked multiple-choice questions about mobile technology and trends. You then had to vote in your favorite answer by texting in your answer to our polling app. We then compared the audience’s favorite answer to the speakers’ answers (which we had in our notes beforehand). This resulted in a spirited conversation between the speakers and the audience because there were always differences between what the answer picked by the panelist versus the audience.

The speakers included Aaron Saunders (@aaronksaunders) from Clearly Innovative, Bianca Posterli (@bincerli) from Mode Media, Kimberly Glaser (@kimberlyfanya) from RUN, and Sandy Hussain (@sandyhussain) from FD Mobile. For the full audio recap of the panel, check out this recording from Harry Hawk (@hhawk) who provided the cookies from Leske’s Bakery.

Social Media For The Happy Hour

Thanks to Sofia Zafeiri (@SophieZK) and Linda Mayer (@lindamayer) from the PRSA Tri-State Social Media team for capturing the entire event through Tweets, videos, and even Periscope! Through Periscope, people could actually watch a live broadcast of the happy hour through their phones or desktop.

For full pictures of the event, check out the PRSA Tri-State Facebook page. We also put together this Storify story board to show you the highlights of the event through social media mentions:

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