NBC News has been a longtime consistent thing in my life, as are the network’s crime mystery shows Law & Order SVU and Dateline. And being the multitasker that I am, I’m always live-tweeting the programs or commenting on their Instagram feeds.
After interacting with Dateline on social media for five years, they’d begun to notice not only me, but also my sister and our boyfriends. So we were super excited when they sent us fun swag bags in the mail.
But we were completely shocked when along with the swag bags, they invited us to watch the premiere episode of their 25th season with the correspondents and staff!
We got to meet and spend the night chatting with Josh Mankiewicz, Andrea Canning, Keith Morrison (via FaceTime), and Dateline’s talented producers and social media team — and interviewed Josh Mankiewicz and Keith Morrison on Facebook Live!!
Oh, and after promising them for one four years ago, Dan baked them a cherry pie.
Working in marketing, I’ve helped plan “surprise and delight” events for fans of many brands. And I’ve always wondered if the receiving end of the experience is as fun as we hope it will be. As a fan who was given this incredible reward, I now know that it’s just as great as we hope it will be when we plan.
We were so lucky to spend the night chatting with Josh Mankiewicz, Andrea Canning, Keith Morrison, and their amazing producers and social media team. I am definitely a Dateline fan for life, and will never forget this amazing experience.
Dateline is on NBC on Fridays. Check their Instagram feed or your local listings for air time.
This is not sponsored content. I was not asked to share this experience on my blog.