I’m currently in San Diego at Social Media Marketing World and have been able to sample this lovely city for the past few days. Here’s what I’ve learnt so far:
1. San Diego is Man Diego
Apparently, it is a truth universally acknowledged that the ratio of men to women is very healthy in San Diego. I have absolutely no scientific evidence to back up this claim but that’s what my friend from LA tells me. A cursory look around the bars and restaurants in the evenings prove her correct
2. Uber.com works much better in San Diego that it does in Sydney
In the past 36 hours I’ve used Uber.com (the hire car app) more frequently that I’ve had hot dinners. The app works like a charm, a driver magically appears in front of me within minutes of booking and takes me to my destination at a very reasonable cost. Unfortunately, I’m unable to say the same thing about Uber in Sydney because it is a far more frustrating experience. If the Uber service in Sydney ever comes close to the quality in San Diego, I will be hooked.
3. They’re generous here!
I’ve discovered that the standard pours on drinks here are about two or three times what you would get in Australia. So keep that in mind if you don’t want to get tipsy!
4. Corn chips come with everything
Everything. That is all.
5. All board the USS Midway
The opening night networking function was held on the USS Midway, an aircraft carrier that now doubles as a naval aviation museum and functions venue. Here’s PR expert Catriona Pollard and I on one of the helicopters found on board.
6. At the border …
If you fancy a trip to the border of Mexico, it’s likely you’ll get distracted by the Las Americas Premium Discount Outlets. Enough said.
After reading all of the above, you’re probably wondering what I’ve actually learnt at the conference about the world of social media marketing. Don’t worry. I’m saving that for another post. Stay tuned!