All my life, friends have been very important to me…sort of my “family of choice.” So one of the many cool things about the Internet and especially Social Marketing is the ability to more easily keep up with old friends and make new ones.

So it was so great in the spring of ’09 for Maritza and I, and Mike & Susan Stewart to vacation in the wine country with Pat & Lorna Shanks, internet friends who became real life friends, after Alex Mandossian’s  TeleSeminar Secrets Reunion in San Francisco.

So I was delighted when, thanks to their presence on Twitter, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel went to war with them over number of followers. Since they are both faculty members and students of our Social Marketing Blueprint course, I was thrilled from a professional point of view about their success. You just can’t get this kind of PR for FREE anywhere else but with Social Marketing.

I was even more pleased as their friend, because they really are such cool people…

So check out the video below on Jimmy Kimmel vs. Pat & Lorna. Then go follow Pat & Lorna at

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  • Okay now that’s just funny – grins.

    And how totally neat is that … next thing you know he’ll have them as a guest!

    Social media is opening so many doors – fun too 🙂

    Thanks for the Sunday morning inspiration Jeff!

    Appreciate you,

  • Evelyn Vincent

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    Thanks Jeff for sharing this, very funny! We can only imagine what it must feel like to be in the ‘Coolest Couple’ seat right now. I love it! I see they have almost 63,000 Twitter followers, I guess they’re probably the ‘Happiest Couple’ right now.

    Have a terrific Sunday Jeff!

  • I love Pat & Lorna too! They are really “The Coolest Couple”, great friends (who we’ll hopefully connect with IRL soon) and yes… you can’t buy this kind of fantastical PR!

  • I think Pat & Lorna are the coolest couple too! This is hilarious – and such a great example of what’s possible with Social Media! Congrats to Pat & Lorna – and thanks for the video and the post Jeff! 🙂 Can’t wait for Social Media Blueprint Course to start!

  • Jeff Herring

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    I’m really glad everyone likes this and you are getting the point – it was a bit of a departure from normal. But I did think it was pretty “cool.”

    ~ Jeff

  • How cool is that. I think my dogs, Max and Aries, think they are the coolest couple in Oregon, but that’s a whole different story. Or could it be that I think they are. 🙂

    Love your Sunday morning inspiration. Sometimes I laugh. Sometimes I cry. Sometimes I say, “Wow!” No matter what, I am always inspired.

  • Pat and Lorna are such fun! Thanks for introducing them to me.

    I see Jimmy is winning the Twitter race but The Coolest Couple has MUCH better information.

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