October 2009 Posts

Social Media Business Forum: One Day Only: Today in Durham, NC

Social Media Business ForumConferences, conferences, conferences! Well, after IZEAFest and Blog World Expo, this should be my last one for a while. Social Media Business Forum is today at the North Carolina Central University School of Education in Durham, North Carolina. I’m going to be on a pair panels during the first half of the day.

From 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, I’ll be joined by Gregory Ng, the Creative Director at Brooks Bell Interactive and David Millsaps, Senior Web Architect at VisionPoint Marketing for the “Advertising and the Social Web: Can it Work?” session.

The next panel will be “Building and Managing an Online Community” with Angela Benton, the Publisher of BlackWeb20.com; Ryan Boyles, an Advisory Software Engineer for IBM and Laurie Smithwick, Founder and Creative Director of LEAP Design and Founder of Kirtsy.

Congratulations to conference organizers Kipp Bodnar of Howard, Merrell & Partners, Wayne Sutton of OurHashtag, Ryan Boyles of IBM and Jeff Cohen of OurHashtag on reaching this day!

I’m really looking forward to the event and I hope to see you there!

See Me at Blog World & New Media Expo 2009!

Blog World & New Media Expo starts today at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you’re coming, I’d love to meet you. I’ll be around during all conference hours (here’s my BWE sched), but there are three scheduled events that I’ll be taking part in.

Friday, October 16, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Book Signing

At the Blog World Expo bookstore, powered by Barnes & Noble, I’ll be signing copies of “Managing Online Forums.” Brandon Eley will also be signing “Online Marketing Inside Out,” a book I served as an expert reviewer on.

Friday, October 16, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM: “Social Media: The Bad and The Ugly” Panel

I’ll be joined by Amber Naslund; Director of Community at Radian6 and blogger at Altitude Branding, Wayne Sutton; Partner at OurHashtag and blogger at SocialWayne.com and Robert Scoble; Managing Director at Building43.com at Rackspace and blogger at Scobleizer. We’ll talk about trends in social media that concern us and could harm the growth of the medium as a whole. These are also trends that could harm your brand, scare people away and damage your reputation. Note: you can only get into this panel if you have a full access pass. Please consider RSVPing on sched.

Saturday, October 17, 2:00 PM-2:20 PM: Forums Management and Monetization Q&A at Skimlinks Booth

skimlinks-logoIn the exhibition hall at the Skimlinks booth, I’ll be participating in a 15-20 minute Q&A about forums management, cultivation and monetization. They’ll also be giving away 10 copies of my book during Friday and Saturday.

It should be a tremendous event. If you’re coming and would like to meet up, please drop me a note on Twitter @patrickokeefe. See you there!

My IZEAFest at SeaWorld 2009 Recap

izeafest-logoJust back from IZEAFest at SeaWorld 2009, I’ve written up a recap of the event at ManagingCommunities.com. In all, it was a great experience and a great time. I hope to come back again next year and hopefully be a speaker at the event.