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STL TweetUp to Spread Holiday Social Media Cheer

Posting to your credit union social media channels can be a daunting task for just one person, especially during the holidays. Luckily, there's now a Tweetup (or meetup) for that! The first-ever STL credit union Tweetup will be held on Tuesday, December 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Plush, 3324 Locust Street in St. Louis.

It all started last week when Kenny DeShields, social media specialist for Vantage Credit Union, took to Twitter to see how many credit union social media professionals would be interested in meeting up and sharing ideas. Several credit union staffers responded positively leading to the creation of #TweetUpTuesdays—a monthly meeting allowing for collaboration and sparking creativity. 

"Tweetups are a great way for like-minded individuals to gather and share ideas on everything ranging from business to everyday life,” says DeShields. “Being the ‘new guy’ in my role, I wanted to meet with my peers in a casual setting and cultivate our social media community. We have some great minds in our city, and I believe that we can learn so much from one another through innovation and collaboration."

The holidays are a great time to ramp up activity on credit union Facebook pages and Twitter accounts, so the first Tweetup will focus on brainstorming ideas for holiday-themed concepts for Facebook and Twitter posts. These informal Tweetups will consist primarily of open discussions. Please bring ideas, tips and/or questions to each meeting. The goal of this meeting is to inspire credit union professionals and make social media posting a more engaging experience—for fans and you!

The meeting will be held in Plush's diner section; free parking is available. Please ask for the credit union Tweetup group upon arrival. 

The Missouri Credit Union Association’s (MCUA) director of Public Relations and Online Community, Nora Holloway, will be on hand to answer any social media questions, as well as participate in the discussions and brainstorming.

If you plan on attending this Tweetup, please contact Holloway via email or at 314.542.1349. 

Caption 1: Kenny DeShields, Vantage Credit Union social media specialist

Caption 2: Nora Holloway, MCUA director of Public Relations and Online Community