Welcome to Velvet Connect!

2009 September 23
by velvet


Keith Jenkins VCMy name is Keith Jenkins and I’m based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I launched my travel blog Velvet Escape in 2008 and that led me to explore the fascinating world of social media. I started with facebook, then hopped onto the Twitter bandwagon, explored the mysterious workings of StumbledUpon and joined a slew of blogger communities. Before I knew it, I was hooked. My initial purpose was to market the articles on my blog. After several months, I found myself building real and valuable relationships with fellow bloggers and travellers, travel organisations, tour operators, travel agents and hotels. I’ve learned so much since: the ‘do’s and dont’s’ of social media, the value of solid relationships, online marketing methods, building a brand/image and originating new business through social media, to name a few.

With this new baggage in hand, I decided to create a new platform, Velvet Connect, to share my experiences and expertise as a blogger, a huge Twitter-fan and a relationship-building enthusiast. My aim with Velvet Connect is to help anyone who is new to social media by providing advice and tips in simple, easy-to-understand language, and promote social media as a powerful marketing tool, especially for small businesses and budding entrepreneurs. Velvet Connect will also function as a platform for other social media and entrepreneurship enthusiasts to share their expertise with my readers.

I look forward to insightful discussions on Velvet Connect. In this sense, your comments will be greatly appreciated. Finally, I hope that Velvet Connect will grow to become a recognised source of value-adding resources.

Connect. Engage. and Grow.


11 Responses leave one →
  1. September 23, 2009

    Congratulations to the start of Velvet Connect & all the best! I’m looking forward to read more soon!

  2. September 23, 2009

    Congratulations, Keith. I am really looking forward to reading all that you have to share with us on social media marketing. I know our businesses will benefit from your expertise. –Stephanie

  3. September 23, 2009

    Whoaaa …Keith in suit!! You look different! It’s amazing how your travel blog has been growing to date!

  4. velvet permalink*
    September 23, 2009

    Thank you Gaby, Stephanie & Melvin for your comments, good wishes & the RTs. Hope you enjoy the content that will be coming up on Velvet Connect.

    Best regards,

  5. September 23, 2009

    Good luck on your new venture Keith!

  6. velvet permalink*
    September 23, 2009

    Thanks JoAnna! I’m really excited about Velvet Connect. Hope everyone will find the content useful.


  7. September 23, 2009

    congrats. nice work. and good luck.

  8. velvet permalink*
    September 23, 2009

    Thanks Rich!

  9. Jill Love permalink
    September 23, 2009

    It is a new frontier. Your guidance and experience (+ inspiration) will benefit us all.

  10. velvet permalink*
    September 23, 2009

    Thank you Jill for the kind words. Really appreciate it.

    Best regards,

  11. September 23, 2009

    Congratulations! What a fabulous idea. You really are an authority in social media and have done a fantastic job at connecting with people. Who better to teach the world how to connect with each other! Looking forward to following your advice.

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