social media goes REALLY Social (pass the bubbly, wontcha?)
the Middle East
the United Kingdom
and some areas I've forgotten (forgive me, it's late)
What do these have in common? They'll ALL be represented at Blogger Social '08. Because it's a global affair...kind of like how all countries are represented at the United Nations (but we bloggers come to decisions far more quickly and we debate Web 2.0, not WMDs).
Folks, the world is changing....marketing has been turned on its head...the customer is now in control...Um, Yawn! Frig that noise. Cuz at THIS event...for one VERY special, highly social (!) weekend, we ain't gonna be talking any of that stuff.
Nope, we're just getting together--just to be together and meet these fine folks--in one very cool, very rockin' city amid several great events (I can personally vouch for this town and I can personally vouch for having met 50+ rockin' marketers who blog).
Here's a question: In 10 years do you really think you'll remember all those speeches at all those conferences? Don't think so.
But you'll remember social. (well, unless you have a bit too much of the bubbly)
So the only question is: why won't YOU be there? (cuz you'll be missed and you've plenty of time to calendar it).
Yep, you can still sign-up...all info is at this very fetching site right here.
Here's who has signed-up to be a Socialite thus far: Susan Bird Tim Brunelle Katie Chatfield Terry Dagrosa Matt Dickman Luc Debaisieux Gianandrea Facchini Mark Goren Gavin Heaton Sean Howard CK Valeria Maltoni Drew McLellan Doug Meacham Marilyn Pratt Steve Roesler Greg Verdino CB Whittemore Steve Woodruff Paul McEnany Ann Handley David Reich Tangerine Toad Kristin Gorski Mack Collier David Armano Ryan Barrett Lori Magno Tim McHale Gene DeWitt Mario Vellandi Arun Rajagopal Joseph Jaffe Rohit Bhargava Anna Farmery Marianne Richmond Thomas Clifford Lewis Green Geoff Livingston Kris Hoet Connie Reece CeCe Lee Jonathan Trenn Toby Bloomberg Seni Thomas Darryl Ohrt Debbie Weil
(NOTE: updates to that list expected. As in, many mo' a coming!)
- Origin of this fabulous idea is right here.
- Idea became a full-throttle Web site and registration system right here.
- And here's a map that Matt made showing where everyone is hailing from. Ain't technology fun? (psst: socials are more fun).
PS: There is one MAJOR downside...it's not until '08.
PPS: Yes, even if Web 2.0 dies the social is still on. Because socials are always in style.
PPPS: Yes, it would be really awesome, wow(!), great and soooo super if you fine folks would blog about the event as I found out a lot of people don't know about it. Which begs the burning question: how can it be that people don't read my blog?
Remember, GO HERE to learn more and to REGISTER. Yes, do it now and yes, I'm very bossy (but markedly less so with some bubbly ;-).
And here's Gavin Heaton saying it much better than me...he is such a smashing bloke, eh?