This week my #FollowFriday person you should know is Amy Schmittauer. Amy is a social media consultant and founder of AMS Social Media. She is also a blogger at Waking Up Amy and a skilled copywritter. One of her claims to fame is her video work on YouTube.
I first became aware of Amy through Twitter. I didn't know who she was other than she was from Columbus which is a reason for me to follow her. After a while I kept seeing Amy's tweets pop up in my Twitter stream and I decided to check out her site. I was very impressed by what I saw specifically her video blogging. I am a fan of iJustine's ability to easily share herself with her audience through video. Amy has that same skill. She is able to be funny, interesting and informative at the same time without coming off as pushy. Not everyone can do this but Amy can. This skill will serve her well as social media and marketing continues to develop the use of video. Here is a video montage of Amy's adventures in 2010 (good stuff).
Amy has recently taken the plunge into full time business ownership by launching AMS Social Media (although she has been doing this on a part-time basis for awhile). I spent some time with Amy on Wednesday and she is really on top of what works in the social media arena. She has some plans for the future that will really make a difference for not only her clients but others trying to get a handle on the use of social media.
One final plug...Amy was part of the Calendar Girls project to promote epilepsy awareness in Columbus. This is a great cause put together by some really great people. Click the link above for more information.
Given all that this is my #FollowFriday for Feburary 11, 2011. Be sure to check out Amy all over the interactive world, go to Waking Up Amy to find her. Also be sure to follow Amy on Twitter at @Schmittastic.