Sellers Get Social in Philadelphia
By: Andy Chase
Following the tradition of great social eBay events, eBay: on Location in Philadelphia, which took place Sept. 5-6, drew almost 900 people.
The audience was highly appreciative of the great speakers, who included eBay employees and community members as well as keynote speaker Gary Vaynerchuk. For anyone that could not make it, the sessions will be posted online within a few weeks. (I’ll update this link once they are online as well)
As educational and entertaining as the sessions are — topics included Unique and Collectible Inventory (through “Thrifting”), Introduction to Social Media for Business, and a Digital Photography Workshop — the best parts of the event happen off the schedule. The networking, camaraderie, and just plain fun are why the event sold out, and why eBay employees love to attend. It is not often enough that we get to say “Thank you” to our customers in person.
Following the event, a group of some of our most creative sellers decided to tour the city of Philadelphia, and take eBay along. Literally. And the sign even has a fan page!
BONUS: Couldn’t make it? Or want to relive the education and fun? Check out the Storify of the event, which includes socially shared posts in and around eBayOL; Philly.