I’m not going to lie to you, I’m a very hands-on, face-first person. When I first started my business, iYellow Wine Club, I relied a little on digital and a lot on my community’s ability to get the word out.
I hosted wine-club meetings, dinners and wine-tours to Niagara that would fill up based on friends chatting to friends, rather than friends sharing posts on Facebook. Now, after almost 10 years, the scope of my business – like many businesses – has changed. Digital and social media is a huge part of my day-to-day workflow. As much as my old iYellow community members are still my best marketing tool, digital and social media are amazing tools to relay information and get people involved. When I’m running to client meetings, tours, dinners, I need to make sure my business – and life – is on track. And what better way to do that than with a digital assistant like the Samsung Galaxy Note9?
Business has been good lately, but also extremely busy, meaning that I’m clocking super long hours. I’m often hopping from meetings to business lunches to dinners and wine school all day long, which means I need a battery that lasts as long as I do. The Samsung Galaxy Note9 has a massive 4,000 mAh battery, that can go DAYS without being charged – which means I’m good to go even if I forget to plug it in at night.
I’m also often juggling a bunch of things throughout the day – literally. Sabering a bottle of wine, juggling through my bag for my keys, carrying on a tray of charcuterie. I love that all I have to do is look at my Note9 to open it, it makes working on my device so much easier and super secure in case I happen to lose it.
Of course, working at a wine agency involves a lot of play with work, which can make for a lot of fun. Everyone in the world of wine knows each other so it’s great to sit down with clients and catch up over a nice lunch. I always take pictures of my food and wine for my own social media, but they definitely don’t compare to the photos I can take on my Note9. I can get amazing with the Scene Optimizer. The camera even has a ‘Food’ setting to optimize lighting and focus to get the perfect photo, every time. The Note9 even has a Flaw Detection feature to warn you if an image is blurry, the lens is smudged, or someone’s eyes are closed for a quick fix.
A big thing I loved about this phone that my iPhone doesn’t have is the S Pen. The S Pen is a super handy stylist pen that pops right out of the phone. It also works with Bluetooth to function as a clicker for presentations or a remote for taking selfies. Not only is the S Pen great for keeping your phone clean (no greasy fingerprints here) but it’s perfect for note taking or doodling whenever ideas strike.
At the end of the day, the Note9 really does out rank my out-dated iPhone. The storage capacity alone (starting at 128GB to up to a TERABYTE!!) is enough to make me switch, as I’m constantly running out of space for all my photos. It’s super fast, super stylish and super applicable for my active lifestyle – making it an easy choice for my new smartphone!
All photos shot on a Samsung Galaxy Note9