This post is going accomplish about four things taken direct from the New South Digital Marketing Conference, May 17, 2013:
High fives and huge applause to the young professional ladies (Allie Wallis, Eleanor Pierce, Ashley Bruno, and others) who worked logistics and event planning for The Brandon Agency to ensure every minor and major detail for the New South Digital Marketing Conference was crossed and dotted. You made me feel like a Queen; thank you so much!
This event was so well done with no stone unturned. The Brandon Agency should give major rewards to this team and others at Fuel Interactive with Stuart Butler leading the pack. Thanks for a great show, Events Team!
2. Blogging Soup to Nuts: Tales, Tips and Tools Slide Deck
My first solo presentation IRL to a community of my peers was a resounding success. You can download the slides right here. I promised attendees they’d get a copy…sorry I ran out of time toward the end of my presentation!
Thanks to my lovely assistant Rosemary O’Neil of Soulati Media On The Street fame and with Hoop.la, a software vendor in North Carolina. Thanks also go to Adrienne Jandler, President of Atlantic WebWorks, Randy Bowden of Bowden2Bowden Marketing, and Dorien Morin Van Damm of More In Media each who will take on celebrity status soon in Soulati Media On The Street and for their amazing ‘raderie and peanut gallery fame.
3. Writing with Verve on the Blogging Journey
With book debut now 48-hours-old, it’s time to get serious about marketing the title. Thanks for all who asked for my autograph, who sat in on my presentation, and who will take a book, read it and pass it along to budding bloggers looking for tips.
My first title (more to come) is now available on Amazon right here.
4. Get Jay Baer’s New Book & A Final Note:
Another conference scored more in-person connections, and ponderings about the state of marketing at large. While we in social media continue to grow and learn and re-invent, there remain new and small businesses overwhelmed with the future of marketing.
How do we face backward with a rope to tug them along in parallel? That’s the question I’m left with; so many need help and it’s our opportunity and privilege to help businesses grow and take full advantage of social marketing, digital marketing, and big data.
I leave you with that ponderance, and I also leave you with a note to run and pre-order Jay Baer’s new book Youtility. I had the distinct privilege of hearing his keynote, and, ooh-la-lah…Jay Baer has it it out of the park. This latest title of his applies to us all and shows the interconnectivity that social has created with interesting patterns and criss-crosses we’d never know until he points them out.
Order Jay Baer’s new book, Youtility, right here!
Ahhh, it’s so nice to be home! What’s even better is to sit and gel on the content coming out of this fodderiffic conference! See you next year!