Cast Away. (The hotel scenes were filmed at The Peabody, which is gorgeous and I'll feature it in my upcoming Memphis post. I even have a short video of the stunning lobby.) We met with the vibrant VP of Customer Service Shelia Harrell (see picture here!), a working mother like myself and Jamie, who has been blogging on the FedEx web site about work-life balance, becoming one of the company's most popular corporate bloggers in the process. She had a lot of blogging questions for us and we could have spent a whole day just with Shelia. Matt gave me a souvenir from my field trip for Shark Boy.
10 tons of ocean mammals for Shedd Aquarium. But, why were we there again? FedEx wanted to talk to Mommy Bloggers because they believe we are an influential part of the new media and FedEx is seeking new storytellers to talk about their organization in new ways. That is a progressive and proactive approach to social media and marketing, and it makes sense in that FedEx is a company well known for innovation. Also, they have their own company-sponsored Mommy Blogger, which is very cool. Thanks again to Matt and everyone at FedEx for letting us have a behind the scenes peek at the amazing things you do. *At one of our meetings a FedEx guy mentioned LTL shipping and I looked at Jamie and said "LTL means less than a truckload," and she was totally