Scott sakamoto,l portland oregon, ronin StudiosAll right Internet Adopters = Meet Kwai Chi from London (awesome name by the way). If you read Kwai’s personal info on his LinkedIn Profile you might notice that we have similar interests (notice anything similar with my Avatar for outside of the Internet = Wait, there is nothing else but the Internet.

Last April I wrote about how excited I was about starting Pinterest (Optimizing Push: Additional Social Media Tools to Use) and looking forward getting started with Instagram = Why = because they are EASY to USE and both have minimal learning curves = SWEET! = I’m having a great time with Pinterest at the moment (we’ll talk about that later) and unless something replaces it = I’m happy!

Enter Instagram

I had lunch this weekend with Multnomah Athletic Foundation Executive Director, Lisa Bendt and she shared an upcoming event that would be the perfect platform for Instagram. Great, I’ve got a couple of days to familiarize myself to Instagram… Enter Kwai = So, via LinkedIn I see a Post titled: “How I Became Popular on Instagram” = Bingo = I read it – Here’s what happened Next:

Kwai Chi, Ronin Studios, Scott Sakamoto, London, Portland oregonEureka! = As I was browsing through my usual LinkedIn reading = there it was right in front of me = Thank you Kwai = all the information I needed to get started on Instagram I will be rolling up my sleeves soon thanks to you = Cheers!

Kwai Chi, Ronin Studios, Scott Sakamoto, London, Portland oregon

So What’s the Point = What’s in it for YOU?

Here are my take-aways from this Eureka moment:

  • You know from my MeetUp article on the 13th (Portland MeetUp: YOU) that I was preparing myself to Network with New Talent = I’m on the lookout for “Modern” Collaborators who “Get It”
  • We used LinkedIn to Network and Create New Relationships (all the way in London > we’re in Portland, Oregon, West Coast, USA) 2 days ago = Who would have thought?
  • We found an answer to our questions = how to use and get started with Instagram
  • We said Thank You in a genuine way
  • and… more importantly, I may have found my “Brother from another Mother”

Nice meeting you Kwai.
I look forward to discovering more = Cheers!

Meet Kwai Chi

Kwai Chi: Marketing director & Social activationist for The Social Partners. He is a thought leader in the social space and boasts over 2.5 million views on his YouTube account. Kwai’s influence spans Ford, MacMillan, GSK, Nokia, P&G, Tate, V&A, Random House and Total Greek Yoghurt.

UK: Check out my Brother’s Rock Band the Dan Reed Network (if you like this sort of thing) = in your neighborhood in October


Dan Reed Network, London, tour dates, 2015, Kwai Chi, Ronin Studios, Scott Sakamoto, London, Portland oregonOct 20: Manchester. Club Academy
Oct 21: Newcastle. Cluny
Oct 22: Glasgow. O2 ABC
Oct 23: Buckley. The Tivoli
Oct 24: Nottingham. Rockingham Live
Oct 26: London. O2 Academy Islington
Oct 27. Stockholm. Gota Kallare
Oct 28: Helsinki. Tavastia Club
Oct 29: Malmo: KB
Oct 30: Goteborg. Pustervik
Nov 6: Seattle, WA. El Corazon.
Nov 7: Portland, OR. Star Theater