Dan Parks

President & Creative Director, Dan Parks

Dan Parks was an early adopter of social media in the meetings and events space, posting his first tweet on May 12, 2008. That same year, Dan coordinated his first TWEETUP at a time when most people were still trying to figure out what Twitter was.

You can follow Dan and his 50,000 + followers on Twitter @cpudan

Dan is a co-founder of MeCo, “The Meetings Community”, a vibrant, dedicated platform where motivated meeting professionals can network, learn, job search, discuss and exchange ideas about the fascinating meetings and events industry. This cyber community is a resource for individuals involved in all aspects of meeting planning, including meeting, convention, incentive and trade show professionals and suppliers and boasts over 7000 global, professional corporate, government and association members with invited key Hospitality Industry suppliers. Here, Dan has built a huge audience of readers and followers who enjoy his “Monday Morning Motivation pep talk” and his ability to keep members informed about the latest and greatest tools, gadgets and techniques to improve their performance as planners. Dan recently launched the popular “MeCo Social Media Headquarters” group on Facebook, partnering with some of social media’s top instructors, authors and leaders.

Already, the Social Media Headquarters is a top “go to” sites for meeting professionals. Dan is the editor of the Social Media Headquarters daily newspaper (viewable below).

Additionally, Dan is an official Foursquare Ambassador, a Foursquare “Super User 2, and the annual coordinator for the Foursquare Day Celebration in Victoria.

Dan is the creator and host of the super successful Victoria Lunch Tweetups group that meets at “High Noon on Hump Day”, a forum for sharing the latest information, tips and tricks about Foursquare, Facebook, Google +, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest, and the coolest iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry applications.

He has been a speaker for MPI and Social Media Camp.

Dan’s social media achievements were further recognized when, in 2011, he was nominated for three distinct West Coast Social Media Awards, including:

  • Best Use of Social Media for Customer Service
  • Most Inspiring Social Media User
  • Most Likely To Become a Social Media Celebrity

Dan looks forward to assisting you and invites you to contact him at cpudan@mac.com or (800)493-2545 x201


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