We are happy to announce that we will be having Allison Aldridge-Saur of Chickasaw Nation on the Marketing Tech Blog Radio Show this Friday, June 8, at 3 p.m. EST. On the show, we will be talking about what people really mean when they say they are building online communities and tribes, what IRL communities and the tribal teach us about building online communities, and the implications of building an online community around a brand or interest.
Allison Aldridge-Saur is the Director of eMarketing in the Commerce Division for Chickasaw Nation, and has worked in high-tech and web for over ten years. She holds a Master’s degree in German Literature and Culture. As a member of the Chickasaw Nation, she jumped at the chance to leverage digital media to support the Tribal business initiatives that fund services for Chickasaw people and Native Americans. In 2011, she spoke at SXSW on “What Digital Tribes Can Learn from Native Americans” which explored what Native Americans know about Tribal systems and what holds them together and motivates membership. Aldridge-Saur is an eConsultancy Digital Vision Grantee, writing a series exploring the nature of digital communities through a Native American perspective and revealing applicable tribal techniques to make them stronger.