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State of Search 2015 Conference

Bill Hartzer

As a co-founder of the Dallas/Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Association, I highly recommend that you plan attend the State of Search 2015 Conference , being held in Dallas on November 16th and 17th, 2015. The State of Search 2015 Conference will be the best one yet. There are simply no other conferences that offer the quality of speakers and the quality discussions for the price.

How a Small New York City Hotel Put Itself on the Map through.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Did you know that there are other hotels beyond the Hyatts, the Hiltons, the Omnis, the Sheratons, and the Marriotts of the world in NYC? When you go to a conference in Manhattan, you probably seek out hotels that you’ve also heard of. How does one small hotel possibly compete with these hotel franchises? Roger Smith Hotel NYC. Is it even possible?

4 Technology Conferences to Create Your Traveling Schedule for 2013


Whether your interest is in the world of gadgets, or strictly corporate technology, the many upcoming tech conferences give each of us the opportunity to be better at everything that we do for both work and play. When and Where: The Park Plaza Hotel in London, England will play host to the 2013 version of the Technology Frontiers event from March 5-6, 2013. Technology Frontiers 2013.

Social Pros 11 – Vanessa Sain-Dieguez, Hilton Hotels

Convince & Convert

Our friend, Vanessa Sain-Dieguez from Hilton Hotels is going to join us in a little bit. Vanessa Sain-Dieguez, Hilton Hotels @vsdieguez. Certainly hotels are probably in the same ballpark as airlines in terms of people’s visceral reactions, both good and bad. Tell them the boutique hotel that you would tell your best friend to stay at.” Listen Now. Eat it.

An Open Letter To Conference Organizers

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Dear Conference Organizer, It's rare that you will get a letter from someone like me. I speak professionally at over 60 events per year, due my industry involvement I also help to organize a handful of high-profile events every year and, top of that, I am a willing, happy and paying participant at many conferences per year. In the past, there were many great conferences that simply struggled with their marketing and positioning. Lately, I've been to several conferences that have been marketed so well that the actual content did not live up to the marketing of the event.

The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Karen Wilson

Spin Sucks

By Gini Dietrich Four scores and 20 year ago, I met one Karen Wilson in Ottawa at the Social Capital Conference , where I was a speaker. We were, of course, Twitter and Spin Sucks friends, but (as a natural introvert), meeting her for the first time as she drove me from the airport to the hotel was a little nerve-wrecking. But I had no reason to be nervous. She is amazing. Virality.

Dreamforce: A Must Attend Event for Marketers and PR Professionals

Spin Sucks

Then I realized San Francisco was expecting an influx of nearly 100,000 attendees for the conference. How many attendees do the conferences you typically attend have? You may think that the whole conference is one big product shill for Salesforce, but that is not the case. Conferences Christopher S. Today’s guest post is by Katherine Krieger. ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND!

Howdy From SXSW in Austin, Texas!


Currently, she is at the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas, from where she is blogging. Here, you can see some pictures I have taken at the conference. The Conference Center. Social Media 4Chan Austin conference Conference Center Das Stiletto EGOsystem Frog Design GroupMe guest blogger Iben Larsen Mashable Memolane pictures Solis South by Southwest SXSW Texas

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Virtual Conferences: Advantages That You Should Know


If you are thinking about going virtual with your next conference, take the time to understand the advantages, and how it can empower your membership engagement strategy. With virtual conferences, you leave the cost of airplanes and hotel rooms out of the equation, and allow many people to join you. Where you live will not restrict whether or not you can attend the conference.

How Conference Calling Helps Your Business


Conference calling can be beneficial to your business instead of a face to face meeting for several reasons. Travel costs are incurred, as are the external venue costs including the costs and availability of hotel accommodation, subsistence allowance, refreshments at conference and the conferencing facilities themselves. Photo Credit: Skype. For instance,

The New Business Traveler

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Granted, if all you're having is a status meeting, those can easily be replaced by technology, but whether it's a conference, presentation or pitch, no business professional will argue that there is tremendous value in pressing the flesh. I still use the carry-on and pay for laundry services at the hotel. Think about it this way: it's much nicer to catch up with colleagues in a different city than ordering room service or eating alone at the hotel bar. TripIt also allows you to email your travel information to the system (flights, car rentals, hotels, etc.), Meet-up.

As TED 2013 Takes Place, Here Are 10 TED Talks To Help You Re-imagine Your Business

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I have been fortunate to have attended the annual conference since 2008. From the hallway conversations, to coffee breaks, dinners, parties and even the people you run into in the hotel gym, TED is an experience that helps businesspeople unlock a new way to think about the work that they do, where they are going as leaders and our collective role in the evolution of the world. conference. It's happening right now. Originally available only online, the speeches are now distributed and broadcasted on TV, radio, podcasts and even on Netflix. Like to read? arab spring. brand.

Listen up! Here's 10 top snippets from Social Slam!

The New Strategist

Speakers did not run back to their hotel rooms or to the airport after their time on stage had concluded. social slam soslam social media knoxville mark schaefer digital marketing events conference branding by Jonathan Barrick. Social Slam 2013 has concluded, and that makes me sad. However, Social Slam 2013 was awesome, and that makes me happy. You’re competing globally.”

SXSW: Mark Zuckerberg Keynote (the edited liveblogged version)

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

It’s been an incredibly busy and physically taxing few days (with little hotel internet and no real opportunities to sit down and edit posts), so you’re seeing yesterday’s keynote today (and numerous other posts to be put on this blog in the upcoming days). Brian Solis has written a very good piece on Sarah after spending hours speaking with her about the backlash. world.

Can Leaderless Organizations Win?

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Is there a travel sponsor with a rebate on nearby hotels for those attending from out of town? Those questions are driven by a traditional conference mindset. You're a big boy, call some hotels and negotiate a rate for yourself and for others. conference. Whether it's the Arab Spring , the Tea Party movement or Occupy Wall Street , what is it about leaderless organizations that makes it all seem so strange to us? Prior to that, I had attended some of the initial BarCamp events. The idea of a self-organized event was foreign then. and it's still foreign now. barcamp.

200+ Brilliant Content Marketing World Speakers (and Where to Find them on Twitter)

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If you’re currently at the conference, give these folks a shoutout and let them (and the social world) know what you think about their talks. Felicia Yukich, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. In the universe of content marketing, few events rival Content Marketing World currently happening Sept. 8-11 in Cleveland. Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler. Jay Acunzo, NextView Ventures.

Future of Brand Experiences: Join #GetRealChat Conversation Live From #AdobeSummit March 23

Pam Moore

On Wednesday, March 23rd, starting at 3pm pt / 4pm mt / 5pm ct / 6pm et we will be hosting #GetRealChat live from the Venetian hotel and event center in Las Vegas. I’m excited to announce that we have partnered with Adobe and the #GetRealChat Twitter chat is again officially part of the Adobe Summit 2016 event in Las Vegas. The future of marketing is brand experience. GetRealChat.

Great event combines my passion for social media and motorcycles

The Way of the Web

It runs from Thursday 9th February until Friday 10th February 2012 at The Manor House Hotel in Gloucestershire, and should be a fantastic event as it combines two of the biggest passions in my life – using new technology to benefit businesses and their customers, and motorcycles. events Motorsport speaking conference marketing motorcycle industry seminar social mediaI’m pleased to say that I’ll be one of the speakers at Torque Social , which is a new social media event dedicated to the motorcycle industry. Plus, bikes are cool.

The CiscoLive Experience

Janet Fouts

In fact they over-prepared, including having network access points in nearby hotels like the Mariott where people were holding one-on-one meetings. When was the last time you went to a tech conference and had the network not only stay up but be able to transfer large packets if you wanted to? I just got back from #CiscoLive last week. Man, what an event! All about the network.

Everything you ever needed to get started with Twitter


Many people we talk to actually need to start practicing with Twitter because it’s part of an overall buzz-building strategy around an upcoming conference. Here are some good slightly more advanced tips from Jeff Hurt for you to keep in mind as you’re getting ready for the conference. A Twitter Conference Primer: Part 1 – Preparing For The Event.

Is Customer Service a Part of Your Marketing Budget?

Convince & Convert

Follow me here: You land in Los Angeles for a conference. You drop your bags off at the hotel, and you’re hungry. You look online, and Facebook, knowing full well that you’re in LA, and for what conference, says “Hey, Michelle! Peter, and Jay are here for the same conference, and they grabbed a table at Morton’s 20 minutes ago.” Here – I’ve highlighted it for you above.

The Moments That Made Social Slam 2013 Momentous

Waxing UnLyrical

Do you remember how I told you, when I was at the 2012 PRSA International Conference, what really made it special was the “off-conference” time I got to spend with people ? This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t attend any conference sessions. Brian Vickery) If budget limits you to one social media conference, then I encourage picking Social Slam.

Subtext: “Real” Listening in Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

I returned a couple of nights ago from the PRSA 2011 International Conference in Orlando, Fla. It was lovely; I got to catch up with so many of my friends whom I don’t get to see except at this conference, make several new ones, and also meet Bill Dorman and Adam Toporek for the first time (we recognized each other immediately across a crowded room, how cool is that?). Burke.”

Putting Customer First in Practice: a Humble Example


As I am writing this, I’m sitting in a hotel room, wrestling with deadlines and taking care of some last-minute preparations for our annual Fusion Marketing Experience congress. Somewhere else in the same hotel are the speakers. Asking questions – the right ones So, Kristin is a speaker at the conference. In the first place people attending the conference. Knowledge.

On Twitter, Social Listening and Southern Hospitality

Janet Fouts

So, for a small amount of tweeting I got an incredible experience, and from that incredible experience the restaurant got not only this blog post and some tweets, but me using its a case study in two training sessions with the attendees of the conference. The entertainment on the first night was a dinner at Art Smith’s Atlanta destination restaurant Southern Art and Bourbon Bar. Oh my.

Build Memorable Stories And Infectious Customer Experiences


I was in San Francisco last week to speak at the “Socialize” Conference. I stayed at the Harbor Court Hotel, a very nice hotel for the price, on the waterfront not far from the Golden Gate Bridge. Some of my experiences become great stories and conversation points that have, in turn, made the Harbor Court a hotel I will return to. We want to share them.

Samsung Threatens Bloggers and Provides a Valuable Lesson

Spin Sucks

So Samsung launches this program in India and invited some bloggers to cover the IFA Conference in Berlin, in exchange for an all expenses paid trip. In the bloggers’s minds, they were going to cover the conference, which meant they could attend the conference, walk the show floor, talk to other vendors, and go back home to India with lots of content for their blogs.

Social Media Algorithms: How They Work and How to Use Them in Your Favor – Michael Stelzner [SSM032]

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Social Media Marketing World 2017 – Social Media’s Mega Conference! Facebook is like the Hotel California – you can come anytime you want, but you can never leave. Social media algorithms are a lot like “Dog Years.” ” They seems to progress and change at a rate of seven years for every one year on the human calendar. Google Play. Stitcher. Rethink.

@DunkinDonuts #SocialMedia Success Story

Koka Sexton

On my latest trip to Boston for the Rev It Up conference, I needed my caffeine fix and went to the convenient Dunkin Donuts next to the hotel. I do not live in an area where a Dunkin Donuts can be found on every block, in fact, there are only 3 within 40 miles of my house. In 2013 when I heard they were opening in California, I was hopeful that there would be one close to me.

#FollowFriday: Abbie Fink

Spin Sucks

But, that first night, he had an executive committee dinner and I was stuck, alone, in the hotel. So for me to call a stranger, in her hotel room, and ask her to dinner was HUGE for me. She was this year’s Counselors Academy spring conference co-chair and she is the Phoenix champion for HAPPO. I met Abbie Fink in Naples (Florida, not Italy), gosh, four years ago?

7 Reasons To Attend The Next AllFacebook Expo


Todd Tweedy, AF Expo moderator (l) and Stewart Quealy, Director of Content, Events/Conferences at (r). I had the benefit of experiencing this conference as an attendee and speaker. The four conference tracks included Pages & Places , Commerce & Monetization , Applications & Credits as well as Advertising & Targeting. While search came up (as it should have) and Twitter was discussed briefly, the conference was all Facebook. Smaller conference means better access to speakers. This is a conference I highly recommend.

The Words and Behaviors that Undermine Your Leadership

Spin Sucks

I went back to my hotel room, at 11:00 PT, and fired off an email to the offending parties. ” He used to shut down his computer, turn off his office lights, and say goodnight to everyone before heading to a first floor conference room to finish his work. By Gini Dietrich. I’ve been fortunate in my career to work with some amazing leaders, both directly and from afar.

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35 Speakers to See at NamesCon 2015

Bill Hartzer

From January 11 to January 15, 2015, the NamesCon 2015 domain name conference is being held in Las Vegas. I’m personally speaking in two separate sessions, and will be attending the conference all week. As with a lot of conferences that I’m attending and speaking at, I go through the list of speakers and hand pick a list of them that I think you should definitely not miss.

The Seven Golden Rules to Paying Influencers

Spin Sucks

When asking an influencer to spend time speaking at your conference or writing on your behalf, you’re asking them to invest time and that time should see a return. I’m often baffled by brand struggling with disclosure, “We gave this influencer a free hotel room in exchange of sharing pictures of his stay on Instagram, according to FCC, we don’t need to disclose, right?”

to End Poverty

Stay N' Alive

If you’re wanting to do something good on January 21st and 22nd, save the date, book a flight and a hotel, and come to Utah for what is certain to be an unprecedented event. The Conference, called “Hacking Poverty&# , or </poverty> , as Zach Stay, it’s founder calls it, is a conference whose sole intent is to gather together developers to group together, come up with ideas, and build software to fight poverty. I’ll be announcing that shortly on this blog, and I hope to recruit volunteers to help with it at the Conference.


How to Create a Pinterest Place Board for An Event


So when they announced Place Pins at the end of November, of course the first thing I thought was “this could be cool for an association’s annual conference.” Then the holidays came and went, and I didn’t have time to try it out, but finally got to try it and I think it’s pretty cool. // Follow AOTA Inc’s board AOTA 2014 Annual Conference & Expo Places of Interest on Pinterest.

Tech and sanity – You can have both!

Janet Fouts

I take conference calls on the treadmill, in a hotel lobby, at a conference or sometimes on my horse. Skype -Video, conference calls and texting world wide. So if you’re wondering how I can hike and kayak, travel for speaking gigs, ride my horse, attend conferences and still get my job done, it’s the tech and an awesome team that enables me to work smarter!

Nine Ways to Make Yourself Charming

Spin Sucks

Last I gave the keynote address for the Center for Resource Development annual conference. During my speech, I spoke about the importance of not being boring – online or off. You see, people always want to know what it’s like on the speaking circuit. I’m here to tell you, it’s not that glamorous. Have a positive attitude. We all have problems and issues. Exercise.

5 Luxurious Technology Events for this Autumn


Enjoy cocktails, good conversation and plenty of networking opportunities with others in the field at Lean Kanban Conference that will be held in Paris this October. Take advantage of the many floor shows, stage shows, large exhibits, glamorous hotels and casinos at Tech Mentor Events that will be on Redefining The IT Classroom, and will be held at the Tropicana. Captivate Conference.

The Niche Of Things And Other Stuff

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When was the last time you went to a conference and took twelve pages of detailed notes? This past week, I spent two days locked in the financial district of New York City at the Mirren New Business Conference. This was my second time attending the conference (I went the year before last), and it was one of the best professional development things I have ever done for myself. You probably have not heard of Mirren or their conference. The conference is geared towards those who work on business development in marketing, advertising and communications agencies.