Public Relations Chairman Kelly
Matyas Magyarics, Pittsburgh
The 2014 General Convention is only a few short weeks away,
when more than 1,000 excited Kappas will be convening in Houston, Texas, for a
few days of sisterhood, leadership, service and fun. We hope you will share
your Convention experience on social media, and as always, we want to remind
you that posts and photos should be appropriate and reflect Kappa Kappa Gamma
and its members in a positive light.
Here are some tips and best practices for using social media
during our time in Houston. We look forward to checking out your fabulous
Facebook status updates, tweets and photos! See you there!
- If you haven’t already, download the Guidebook
app from the Apple store or Android Marketplace, and search for Kappa Kappa
Gamma. You will be able to see the entire Convention itinerary, set your own
personalized agenda for the events you want to attend, and even set reminders
for yourself so you don’t miss anything! The app also links directly to Kappa’s
Facebook page and Twitter and Instagram feeds. The most interactive part of
Guidebook is the photo album, which allows any Convention attendee to take
photos and add them to the album for others to see.
- The official Convention hashtag is #KKGHouston.
You can use it to search for the latest Convention news in Twitter, or tag your
Convention tweets and Instagram posts. Remember, Kappa Kappa Gamma’s official
Twitter feed can be found at www.twitter.com/kappakappagamma,
and our Instagram account is www.instagram.com/kappakappagamma.
- Remember that at Convention, as always, you are
wearing your letters 24/7. Be sure to act appropriately at all times, and be
courteous and kind to the hotel staff and the other guests to give them the
best impression of Kappa. Though we will be more than 1,000 strong in Houston,
we will not be the only guests at the hotel.
- Do not use the hashtag #GKODB at Convention—or
ever, for that matter. The Fraternity is aware of this hashtag, and though its
intent is often to show Kappa pride, it comes across as mean-spirited and
exclusionary in nature.
- Do post Facebook status updates, tweet and post pictures
on Instagram about the great stuff you are doing at Convention! Some examples:
- Photos: Interactive activities during workshops
(but please be aware of keeping your phone out of site when presenters are
talking); pretty centerpieces at dinners and banquets; great things you bought
at the Blue Owl Boutique; sisters singing Oh,
Pat; the Parade of Flags on opening night; everyone’s cowboy attire during
the Wednesday evening’s Regional Dinner; new friends you’ve made; attendees
doing the Foundation Walk on Saturday morning; Habiteers Luncheon (for those
who have attended 5 or more Conventions.)
- Facebook statuses / tweets: Tidbits or great
information gleaned from workshops and education sessions; inspiring quotes you
hear from key note speakers at lunches; observations about the big picture of
Kappa, and what Convention means to you; new ideas for your association or
- Do not, however, take or post photos during the
Opening or Closing Business Meeting, Memorial Service or Ritual workshop.
- Please keep your phone out of site during
workshops and business meetings, and turn the ringer to off or vibrate.
- Above all, have fun, and share your great
experiences of sisterhood, leadership and friendship with your followers and