Tweetsteria Trivia Game Host

Game show host – added that job to my resume this week.

game show studio cagneys tweetsteria

Wednesday night (May 24, 2017) Raymbo was in Mississauga, the place where I grew up you know, to give back to the community as Game Show host.  Four hundred and twenty bucks, which is twenty one $20 bills.

Tweetsteria Raymi w Laura Bilotta
I was the star power behind Tweetsteria’s suburban debut. Laura from Single in the City called me to super fan hype the Twitter hysteria she hopes to spark with this thing, She called me too late though…   I could have wrangled many, many more desperate Mississaugans that are my peeps in those parts.

Laura Bilotta twenty dollar bills Tweetsteria Raymi the Minx

To make it even more special I put on a lavender dress, and wore long purple gloves.  A cartoonist in the room captured the look in pen and ink – classic.
Raymi in dress with purple gloves
My purple hand dispensed cash to single people – the is Purple Hand P.O.V. below.

Purple glove hand POV cash Tweetsteria winner

Fun and fiscally rewarding, Tweetsteria wouldn’t be remarkable except the winners get cold hard cash, twenty dollar bills!

I have a pretty good feeling about the game.  It’ll probably take off.  Trivia for Singles paid for by local businesses. It sounds contrived but it works. Everybody in the room knew each other by the end of the night and the people who didn’t use their real Twitter accounts missed out.

Adrian at Tweetsteria

Here’s Adrian who is my long time pal from Mississauga. i think he had a good time but didn’t win any $20s or get lucky in any other way.Tweetseria winner get money

Tweetsteria is a Twitter powered trivia game for Single people looking for love and money. It’s a new digital enhanced Singles event that requires a specially tricked-out restaurant.   Rob below is the head trickster and that’s Alex from Cagney’s Steakhouse and Wine bar in Mississauga. Rob set the whole thing up, and it worked okay except the Twitter feed wasn’t always displayed chronologically which is kinda important in a time sensitive race , to be first.


Cagney’s looks like a game show set already, but they chose it because it has big TVs over the bar. To put on the show requires a bar with at least  two televisions; one to put up questions and another to search for answers on Twitter, all posts marked with the #Tweetsteria hashtag.

rami crowd wiode

Its all paid for by sponsors, and so was I. So FYI this is the sponsored part pf this blog. On the night, I gave money on behalf of a personal injury lawyer Zayouna Law and Softtron Tax and Weed-A-Way lawn maintenance and Thermo-Bilt Window and Doors and Master Mechanic and DRMG direct mail company yeah I know… Sponsored part over. Just us again. What do these companies all have in common? They’re all boring as hell. Something like this, someone like me tweeting for them and now blogging for them is probably the most exciting thing that’s ever happened, like ever. And it just might be the most exciting thing that ever will happen. Hopefully not, but it probably is.

Tweetsteria works to hook up singles

Tweetsteria brought out some geeky gals – the blond is my friend  @heather

Erika Fergusson with Heather the babe
An exciting mix of drama and confusion followed most questions in Tweetsteria – confusing to find out who won as the one Twitter update would always bring ten tweets or more at once, and Laura would always have to scroll back to find the winner, the first to post. There were laughs too when players had different answers and nobody’s answer matched Laura’s answer –another type of hysteria ensued.

sey men
Attractive strangers got involved.

Couple times the players won food from the kitchen and one time it came out on fire!cagneys flaming Sagnaki
Behold Cagney’s flaming Saganaki – cheese in Pita bread drenched in Ouzo and set ablaze.

Would have been a great part of the show show except the waitress delivered it to the wrong person. Here he is giving back where it belongs.

steaming Sagnaki switch back

Raymi with Laura Bilotta from Single in the City, Tweetsteria

After the last question, it was clear the alpha team led by @S_Tam won the most twenties and so Laura gave cash and her book as Grand Prize.




Marketing Maven Toasts Future Technology

Hey readers – got a new gig doing social and being a content milch cow so I haven’t had a lot of time and energy for blogging, but I reckon you all want to know whats up? so I ‘ll  shed some light.  Got questions?  Comment!

raymi lauren

I love my life right now.  yeah really

I’m a g i l e adaptive, smooth as ice and trying to be twice as nice as the last time I was up here doing legit shit in the large leagues where people notice     my ducks are lining up right now.

more Karen Nssbaum , Raymi

Last Tues 15 Nov 2016 I went across town with a coworker to Jackman Reinvents which is a cool ad agency I discovered that has a pretty nifty office space (behind the pink door) on Adelaide St just past Spadina.  They laid out a good spread and filled the room with smart people, four of whom gave a half hour talk, a panel discussion about how to leverage new technology for marketing.

Andrew Ainsworth from Humber, Tania Stadnik b2b marketing

The event was put on by the AMA Toronto chapter. There were a ton of bloggers and ad execs and academics like Andrew Ainsworth Humber photography classes ass dean alongside Hop Skip’s Tania Stadnik, b2b marketing boss and current prez of the AMA Toronto.

Here she is again hugging the panel,

panel talk at AMA toronto

Yeah these are some smart people alright. Brown pants is moderator Mark Vecchiarelli of Vekya Inc, then Adam Green from Google, then Zahra Rajani the VP Digital Experience at Jackman and Kevin Keane from Brainsights, and Tania Stadnick of AMA Toronto. Betcha wondering what they talked about ? What we all listened to for thirty five minutes? In truth it was pretty theoretical and more for big agencies. How you make change is important. Sure. Why and what size matters, of course.

adam green from Google

i love networking
Deb Lewis from City Events

Deb Lewis does marketing at CityEvents. She sat beside Mary Bratko, Wedding Girl and Charles Moffat from Lilith Gallery. Below i’m talking to Adam Green from Google Canada who is proving to be very hard to connect with now, afterwards…

Raymi, Lee with Adam Green of Googe Canada

Below, the red haired woman’s name is Liza Chalaidopoulos – Isaacs.  Not sure if i got that right. She gave me her card . still took me three minutes to type her name.

Liza Chalaidopoulos - Isaacs

Then it was time to sit down and listen

listening to speakers

We heard four futurists prognosticate
in a loose debate
about the fate
of marketing in the future.

Rob Campbell - SMOJoe

Rob Campbell was there; he wrote a story for Toronto Guardian which was super OCDetailed but carries the misleading title Technologists Predict the Future of Marketing. Umm FAIL. They’re not, and they didn’t.

The seminar was fun
and cheered up everyone
but more so the drinks we had
when the talking was done

Amazing wine.  Seriously this shit is great.

Cottage Block wine - great stuff

OMG What do you mean only one drink ticket?

only one drink ticket

Whose in charge?

Shannon Tebb from Shanny in the City

If you really wanna know what happened you can read Shanny’s post about marketing her matchmaking in the future.

Or Karen Nussbaum from Storia PR’s post remembering the insights and ideas on new techs for marketing that she saw or was made awre of at ths AMA Toronto event.

Shanny, Raymi and Karen Nussbaum

Seeing everyone again and learning about what they’re all doing is inspirational, but the tech-talk kinda discouraged some of us; After hearing how hard is to get adopters, Shanny decided once and for all not to make a mobile app for her matchmaking business.  Karen just wants to work for a big agency now.