The other day I actually applied for a contract job managing social media and marketing for an exhibit supplier. It's been a rough couple of years for the coffeehouse and we could really use an influx of outside cash to pay the mortgage and whatnot.
I'm still waiting for a response. Which probably means I'm not being considered.
In Googling the company and looking at them vs. their competitors, I came across a bunch of exhibit producers who were involved in social media. A bunch of it was junk, but there was one that looked pretty good.
"The Tradeshowguy Blog" had a lot of good info on tools and trends. Practicable advice that could be grasped and put to use by pretty much any layperson (non-techie).
So if you still miss TSMR and you haven't checked out Tradeshow Guy, add him to your feed. No, it's not as edgy or opinionated as this blog used to be, but that's probably a good thing for his being sustainable. It was always difficult for me to attract interest from potential advertisers because of the occasional Howard Beale leanings over here.
Meantime, if you know of a company who could use someone with my background in traditional and social media, do a brother a favor and put in a good word. Cheers!