On the 2nd Day of Social Media, your SIG Leader gave to you: Two Terrific Liaisons...
Nicole Anderson, LMA Education & Learning Services Senior Coordinator
Tricia Chiamas, LMA Education & Learning Services Associate
In one sentence, how would you describe your work for the LMA?
Both: It is our privilege to work with such motivated, knowledgeable and inspired legal marketers to provide professional development opportunities. We are the arms and legs to help turn great ideas from you into learning opportunities available to the LMA community.
How long have you been with LMA?
Tricia: 6 months
Nicole: 2.5 years
What led you to this particular job?
Tricia: I have marketing /advertising background from college, together with the great personalities in LMA, it’s just a great fit!
Nicole: I served in the Peace Corps as an education volunteer prior to my work with LMA. I enjoyed working with local community members to figure out what their needs were and be the facilitator to make things happen (but not be the educator myself). This is much the same role I have with LMA but in a much cleaner office!
What do you like most about a career in the legal marketing industry?
Both: Seeing the innovation in legal marketing over the years, experiencing the legal marketing industry adapt to changes in marketing, and the LMA annual conference.
What do you do when you're not working?
Tricia: Spend time with family and workout
Nicole: Travel and cook/bake
What would surprise people most about you?
Tricia: I have over 40 Greek cousins.
Nicole: I had a Moroccan wedding which lasted a week.
If a movie were made of your life, who would you want to play you (and why)?
Tricia: Emma Stone because she’s witty.
Nicole: Princess Jasmine (from Aladdin) because she had a tiger for a pet and that is awesome.
Where did you go to school, and what did you study?
Tricia: U of IL, Urbana-Champaign and I studied advertising.
Nicole: I am currently a grad student at DePaul for my MA in Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse. I was at Loyola, Chicago for my undergraduate in English and French.
Tell us about your social media life. Do you have a blog? A Pinterest account? Twitter? Facebook? Other?
Tricia: Pinterest to spark creativity and Facebook to stay connected with family and friends (All those 40 cousins)
Nicole: Facebook to stay current, a blog to let people know about my travels, Twitter to know what’s going on in politics. I do a lot of looking and not so much contributing.
How much time do you spend a week online, and what do you do when you’re there?
Tricia: For recreation, at least an hour a day. I check headlines, email and the above social media.
Nicole: At least an hour a day as well. I listen to a lot of online news and read international journals.
Who’s the most interesting person you’ve “met” through social media?
Tricia: A former peer because her artwork is pretty cool.
Nicole: Some of my Peace Corps acquaintances are pretty artsy so it’s nice to maintain a relationship though social media with some folks I probably wouldn’t otherwise still know.
Bonus round: how would you explain Twitter to a five-year-old child in two sentences or less?
Tricia: Twitter is a place where people tell their friends stories about what they like and don’t like. They do this with pictures, websites, and words.
Nicole: Twitter is like a short bedtime story about your day, online.