Last year I went to Content Marketing World for the first time. Prior, I had been to several other content/social focused conferences and all are good in their respective niches. But Content Marketing World is really the mother of all things when it comes to content marketing.
Last year, the keynote was delivered by John Cleese which, as you can imagine, was awesome! How do you top John Cleese? It's not easy but the folks behind CMW have done it. This year the keynote speaker will be Mark Hammil. Yes, that Mark Hammil!
Six years ago in 2009 I went to IZEAfest in Orlando. It was an incredible event which occurred during the height of the birth of social media. It was one of the best conferences I've ever been to.
Well, IZEA Founder Ted Murphy is bringing it back in late October at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort.
If you want to know what it was like in 2009, read this article and this article. Together, they sum up two days of conference awesomeness.
In case you don't feel like attending sessions at Cannes like a good delegate and would rather spend your days on the beach soaking up the sun and stealing glances at those young, up-and-coming creatives who are more than happy to frolic on the beach as if it were Spring Break, Italian agency, Aylene Gardider has you covered.
Just as they did last year, the agency is out with a map of the beaches in Cannes so you can be sure you're meeting up in the right spot. Feel free to download the full sized version below.
Did you read that headline? Will you tweet it? Will you share it on Facebook? Maybe LinkedIn? Oh and how about on Ello? Oh yea. Ello. Everyone's on Ello this week, right? Oh wait, you're not? Loser. OK, just kidding. You're actually one of the smart ones to avoid this FOMO Folly that's reached epic insanity.
Anyway, back to the matter at hand. Its Advertising Week. And all the bigwigs, blowhards, pontificators, bloviators and, oh yea, smart people who know all kinds of awesome shit about advertising have gathered in New York to share their expertise so the rest of us can Tweet it, Facebook it, post it to LinkedIn and, yea, Ello.
If you work in online marketing then you're probably aware ad:tech is pretty much the largest conference out there covering online marketing and advertising technology. Perhaps you've been. Perhaps you haven't. If you have, then you know how beneficial it can be both from a networking and educational perspective. If you haven't been, see the previous sentence. The bottom line is you should go.
We're not saying this because this promotion is part of media sponsor deal we have with ad:tech (to be clear, it is), rather it is because we have been to every ad:tech for the past ten years and can personally vouch for the benefits you will realize if you choose to attend. To make that decision a bit easier, we can offer you 20% off the registration fee if you use the discount code: ADR20NY14.
Last week, Affiliate Summit was held at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Over 4,400 affiliates, publishers, merchants, networks and brands were in attendance. There were four session tracks, a newcomer program a Meet Market and a jam packed exhibit hall over the course of three days.
As is always the case, there were several parties during the conference; from small, intimate events like Clickbooth's CB Black event at which 100 VIPs mixed and mingled to the Affiliate Ball where over 2,000 people packed into the Copacabana to rock out with Bone Thugs n Harmony and Juicy J.
Along with the performers, iBallers and Society Invite ponied up for over 30 dancers who owed everyone with the booty shaking awesomeness. Check out some of the pictures from the event below or click here for the full album on Facebook where you can find and tag yourself and your friends.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard of Clickbooth and their epic parties during ad:tech and Affiliate Summit. While continuing the tradition of the Affiliate Nation Mega Party, they are also thinking smaller with two limited capacity events during Affiliate Summit, held at the New York Marriott Marquis August 10-12. Here are the details on what they have planned for Affiliate Summit:
On October 6 at the Union Square W in New York, the Marketers Summit will take place. The conference is inviting "weirdos, wiseguys, cool kids, misfits, movers, shakers, thought leaders and mind readers" to discuss such topics as ending the madness of the unproductive agency/client relationship, building a culture that creates the best balance between process and chaos, how to properly collaborate in the shark tank-like world of advertising and more.
Check out the full itinerary here and register by July 31 to get the early bird rate.
You were pumped you won a Lion this year, right? You told your parents, your grandparents and your girlfriend/boyfriend, right? Let me guess, they were far less excited about it than you were. To you, it's the most awesome thing in the world. To them, it's just another stupid trophy.
Watch this video and it will help you understand their viewpoint. To them, your Gold Lion is just a hunk of metal that should be turned into case. That's right. Cash4GoldLions. Check it out.
And so it has come to pass. Once again. Another year. And no Lion to boost your ego. Depression sets in. You question your worth as a creative. You blame your clients for killing your brilliant ideas. You blame the judges for awarding one of the highest honors to an ad that celebrates selfishness. You promise yourself you will leave the ad business and go where your creative brilliance is truly appreciates.