Posts Tagged ‘Conferences’

Executing Social Media, Interactive Conference

May 19, 2008

I apologize for the lack of updating, I have been super busy at Morpheus Media. We are working on some amazing things over there, and in the midst of it all I have neglected this blog!

This week I will be attending Executing Social Media, Interactive Conference & Workshops in Los Angeles, California.  I was really interested in this conference, not only because it is purely about Social Media, but because it is an intimate conference with round-tables called; “How can brands survive in the new media universe?”, “Best Practices in Creating Online Communities”, and “Don’t Just Join, Participate and Contribute.”

Those titles definitely get me excited!  Additionally, Brian Solis will be speaking. I have been reading his PR 2.0 blog for quite some time now.  You might know him for Bub.blicio.us.

I am very excited because this will also be my first time in Los Angeles, California. And I am definitely interested in getting out of NYC for a little bit.

Definitely expect some more posts out of me here and over at SEO Chicks during the next week!

Never Mess with a Fast Talker

December 6, 2007

Rae Hoffman

For those of you who have had the pleasure of seeing Rae Hoffman speak at a conference, you know she speaks really fast and has so many great things to say. So thankfully she put her PPT’s up for download: Here

Loathing in Las Vegas

December 4, 2007

Thank goodness for meditation. This morning’s 6 hours flight into Vegas flight like so much more. Heavy winds out of JFK delayed take off and the flight took forever. I got into Las Vegas today around noon and I am so anxious for PubCon to start!

The Las Vegas Hilton is swarming with old ladies smoking Capris and PubCon early birds. There aren’t many places to eat at the Hilton but at least it is very close to the Convention Center.

My hotel room has two mysterious doors that are locked and lead to other rooms. That is something I do not like. But at least I got a King Size bed!

I plan to update sporadically about the conference and take as many pictures as possible for those of my friends who couldn’t make it out here.

Here are some pictures:

The Las Vegas Convention Center from my floor

My work station


I am really looking forward to meeting the SEO Chicks, Dave Davis, Brian Darrow, Jeannine Crooks, and other Facebook friends!

If you are in town, send me an e-mail. Let’s hook up!

Countdown to Pubcon Las Vegas 2007!

November 26, 2007

There is only one week left until my very first convention in the online marketing industry.   As I previously posted, I am attending alone and representing Flower Publishing & myself.  I am very excited but also very nervous.  Not only is this the first time I am traveling completely alone, but also being the first convention I am attending I am curious as to what to expect.

I am most interested in hearing Matt Cutts speak.  I am an avid reader of his blog and his important advice on the industry is extremely valuable. Of course, I am also looking forward to seeing Craig Newmark of Craigslist.

As an online marketer, I am most interested in networking.  I am very excited to meet and talk to other online marketers.  I want to hear success stories, as well as “not so much success” stories.  Being new to the industry, I am experiencing many hardships that I am sure my seniors have gone through and it would be great to hear some motivating stories rather than popping an Advil at 3AM due to a client headache.

I can’t wait to meet the people behind the ranking.   The people behind the top Sphinns,  the publishers of my favorite blogs and sites, and the experts.

I will be staying at the Las Vegas Hilton and I arrive on Monday at Noon.  If anyone else will be attending PubCon and has any advice for a “Newbie” please comment.

I want to know everything!  How many outfits should I bring? What is the dress code for sessions? What is the food like? How much extra money should I expect to spend? How do I get free shwag? What is an average drink price?… Things like that.

Any knowledge is greatly appreciated!

Ad Tech NY is coming!

October 28, 2007

For anyone interested in new marketing, Ad Tech NY is the place to be on November 5th. This 4 day event will have tons of speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, booths, and of course parties!! (Because networking is the most important part).

From Ad Tech NY:

save these dates for the 2008 show

Are you engaged in conversations with your customers? Are you leveraging those results to learn more about your customers? Are you optimizing your message and delivery in order to drive brand preference? These topics, along with other brand-building methods and digital media technologies and platforms will be discussed at ad:tech New York. From the high level overview keynotes to the performance focused workshops to the technologies showcased on the show floor – it’s all here, under one roof. ad:tech… the business of modern marketing.

In my opinion as a beginner in the new world of marketing; it is extremely important to push your way into each and every event/conference having to do with marketing. Because the industry changes within seconds, the only way to stay up to date is to meet and correspond with people in the know.

Ad Tech is conveniently at the New York City Hilton, and various parties to follow. List of Parties on the Ad: Tech blog.

           

Any young marketer can go to school and get a BA in marketing, but without following up education with these conferences, your marketing tactics are yesterdays news.

Out of curiosity, I was pondering around Craigslist’s job postings to research requirements for the Internet Marketers position of various companies. 9/10 of them did NOT require a BA Degree. Instead all positions wanted to see proof of accounts on Facebook (also proof that you have created promotional groups within!), Del.icio.us, Reddit, Sphinn, etc. On top of those requirements, it was mandatory to e-mail the possible employer your blog in which you post about Web 2.0. And of course it is easy to apply to jobs by sending a link to your Linkedin.

It was only about 8 months ago that I started looking for a new job in the marketing field, and these tools were not as visible or easy to use to get desirable jobs. Almost makes me wish I started the job search later on… but everything happens for a reason.

If you will be at Ad: Tech NY or know about important network parties affiliated with Ad Tech, please get in touch with me!