MC Hammer vs SMCSYD

SMCSYD MC Hammer

So in a previous post I rambled on about the imbalance of passion and reason when talking social media. Last night at Sydney’s Social Media Club, MC Hammer spoke to an auditorium of social media types who probably would have admitted to being there merely for the retro kick. Mr Hammer won over (the majority of) the crowd with a balance of passion and reason, in a style that proved that he gets it, so he shares it.

The one, the only @MCHammer at #SMCSYD on TwitpicComfortable with his commercial intentions, Hammerpants talked sponsorship, personal branding, citizen journalism, the entrepreneurial spirit, gadgets, offspring hammerpants, social media heroes, ghost-twittering, blocking and even managed to slip in the crowd pleasing “you can’t touch the concept of hammertime”. It may not have been polished and some of his ideas may have seemed disconnected as he sidestepped off on tangents (not that there’s anything wrong with that!) but in the end he spoke with a lot of passion and a lot of reason. Yup, Stanley Kirk Burrell is 2 legit 2 quit. Break it down.

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~ by mandi bateson on November 11, 2009.

One Response to “MC Hammer vs SMCSYD”

  1. Eloquently put, Mandi – you are always on target, and your passion comes through so well in your writing.

    MC was a true delight to have in Sydney and proved he could handle the crowd – good job to both of you!

    Cheers,
    kristin rohan

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