Conferences

26
Aug

Social Media Marketing for your Business at SXSWi

About two months ago, I reached out to Chris Winfield, Brent Csutoras, and Todd Malicoat about putting together a Social Media Marketing for your Business Panel at SXSW Interactive. We all thought it would be a great idea and I put it together. All of us particpates in some sort of Social Media Marketing, Optimization, and Promotion on a daily basis with clients and/or the companies we work for. We wanted to share the knowledge that we have all gained on how to successfully drive traffic to sites, how to measure that traffic, and ...

30
Jul

SEOktoberfest Charity Auction for the last ticket

About two weeks ago I tweeted about having to say no to something and being bummed. I was invited by the SEOktoberfest crew to be an expert speaking and attending the conference. Unfortunately, because of prior commitments, I had to regretfully decline this once in a lifetime experience. From the expert panelists, to the parties, and of course, who could turn down the playmates? So, why am I telling you this? The SEOktoberfest Last Ticket is available and the charity auction has started! If you can participate in the auction, it is a MUST! You have a ...

22
Jun

5 Reasons You NEED to Attend Twiistup

I don't normally sit here and try to pitch a reason to go to a conference or an event. The most I'll do is usually tweet about something going on. But, with Twiistup, I felt it was absolutely necessary just based on all the reasons to go. I went to Twiistup 5 and it was my first one, but, Francisco Dao has taken Twiistup 6 to the next level and is blowing it out of the park. So, here are the reasons I am going, and the reasons you should too. 1. The Sessions and Speaker List

10
Jun

SMX Advanced 2009 Wrap Up & Pictures

Another SMX is in the books and I had a fantastic time! From checking out awesome Panels to speaking on the "Proving the Value of Social Media" Panel to the amazing people, SMX Advanced still is one of my favorite conferences to attend during the year. Of course, this year, a bit topic of discussion was Microsoft launching Bing...which of course was the search engine formerly known as Live Search and MSN...wonder if Microsoft can pick a brand and stick to it with Bing now... That said, there was some other major topics of discussion this year from the entire track ...

21
Apr

It's been about a week since we had the Jane & Robot meetup at Yahoo! Santa Monica and I finally have a chance to wrap up the event. I have to say, putting that whole event together with help from some very wonderful people was probably one of the funnest things I've done. First and foremost, it was awesome to have Nathan Buggia and Vanessa Fox out in Santa Monica talking about Search Friendly Web Development. Overall, their talk was great covering things like robots access, search friendly design, etc. I haven't been around a lot of ...

31
Mar

I want to start by saying that raising funding or Angel Capital is something I have ABSOLUTELY no experience with, so, it was absolutely great to hear a panel on something where I was thoroughly engaged. Not to mention the rock star line up of Los Angeles Technology entrepreneurs that were on the panel: Brett Brewer, Rick Smith, Matt Coffin, Bryce Benjamin, Kamran Pouzanjani, and Jeff Tinsley. Anywho, big thanks to Jason Nazar and Docstoc for setting this up again at the Santa Monica Public Library. As usual, in true Jason fashion he started out talking about Docstoc and their approach ...

26
Feb

DocStoc saved the day at Gravity Summit

(Yes, Jason, you can use me as a Case Study =P ) Normally, I never write posts telling you about how great a single company is, but, in this case, I feel it is absolutely necessary. Every presentation I give now, I quickly upload to DocStoc before I go up and tweet out the URL. (They also have a ridiculous amount of legal forms and business plans on the site as resources, just an FYI). The reason for this is easy access for the crowd and in case of technical glitches. First and foremost, I do ...

16
Nov

Another PubCon in the books! We are all a little bit tired, a little bit wired (at least I am! Still!), and/or missing it already (which again, I am!). Either way, I am pretty sure I can speak for most when I say, it was a great time had by all. The great topics discussed: Being an Effective SEO within your organization - Our panel seemed to be a hit with the audience! I couldn't be happier about the crowd, the other panelists, and the experience overall. Oh, and also, Lisa Barone highlighted what an epic dork I am in ...

21
Nov

Pubcon 2006 Wrap Up!

Summing up Pubcon in one blog post is like asking for a miracle. But I am going to do it for you quickly (hint the sarcasm), so take a DEEP breathe! First off, notable mention to Guy Kawasaki for an excellent kockoff keynote. Although, I had to give John Battelle the edge on this one, only because content was king for me! (I wonder if that will ever be over-used). Finally, the Danny Sullivan keynote was also great and it was awesome to see one of the most prominent figures in our industry. Now, some ...

20
Nov

Pubcon 2006 Conference Pictures!

Well, before I blog about all of my experiences and what a great time I had at Pubcon 2006, I wanted to show off some of the images I took at Pubcon, check out my flickr photoset: http://www.flickr.com/photos/62135894@N00/sets/72157594384926866/