WebVisions 2011 Keynote: Read/Write World

PORTLAND—When I was young my grandpa used to ask me, “What did you learn today?” It’s a great question, and a reminder to learn something new each and every day. Which isn’t a problem when listening to Blaise Agüera y Arcas of Bing Mobile and Places speak about his compelling work with visual data. Speaking […]

Win A Free Pass To WebVisions 2011, The Odds Are In Your Favor

What are you doing next week? Do you want to attend WebVisions, the conference that explores the future of the Web and mobile from May 25-27, 2011 in Portland, Oregon? You can still register for the conference. You can also help to promote the conference on your blog, on Facebook and on Twitter. For your […]

Brand Strategies For “The Validation Era”

Steve Rubel, EVP of Global Strategy and Insights for Edelman, spoke at Mashable Connect in Orlando last week. One of the things he said is we are now entering a new era in Internet time. Rubel calls this new stage, the Validation era. Prior to the Validation era, the Internet experienced two other distinct eras, […]

Here’s Your Chance To Attend WebVisions 2011 For Free

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WebVisions, the conference that explores the future of the Web and mobile from May 25-27, 2011 in Portland, Oregon commences in two weeks. You can still attend by registering today. You can also help to promote the conference on your blog, on Facebook and on Twitter. For your efforts, you will be entered to win […]

TedxUOregon Offers Advanced Theories And Practices In Advertising And Journalism

This is a guest post from AdPulp Contributor, Charlie Quirk. PORTLAND–A mixed bag of ad industry professionals, educators and students eager to glean nuggets of wisdom from an equally eclectic bag of presenters gathered last Friday for TedxUOregon, held at the University’s Turnbull Center in Portland’s Old Town district. With his luminous silver mane glistening […]

To Win Big Like Gary Vee, You Have To Care Like Gary Vee

It’s Christmas Eve — a good time to reflect on the year. My marketing services firm got off the ground this year, we sold our Hilton Head house (at a huge loss), and I attended a world class conference in my hometown, among other things. On this last note, Big Omaha has wisely archived some […]

Talkin’ The Smart Guy Talk

“Content v. Audience: What Actually Matters for Advertisers?” was a panel held at Business Insider’s Ignition Conference last week. I have little idea what these gentlemen are talking about, but it sounds important. Just for fun, I thought to collect some of the buzzwords used by the panelists: KPIs, the point of conversion, overall lifetime […]

Big Omaha Has Heart, Like The City And Scene It Serves

OMAHA–It’s a sunny Saturday morning. The Old Market farmer’s market is in full swing and once again laptop- and iPad-toting creatives, entrepreneurs and VCs are gathering in the grand room at Kaneko for Big Omaha. Kaneko is a special space and one of the many reasons Big Omaha is already becoming a premier destination for […]

Big Omaha Is A Big Deal

OMAHA–The Old Market is alive with creative people today as the second annual Big Omaha conference kicks into high gear. According to the event organizer, Silicon Prairie News, “there’s a new generation of innovators and entrepreneurs who are passionately making their mark on our community and Big Omaha is for them.” Despite last night’s opening […]

Hundreds Gather At #SoFresh To Further Their Knowledge of Social Media Best Practices

PORTLAND–It’s raining hard this morning, but there are no dampened spirits inside the Doubletree Hotel’s conference rooms. Jason Keath is seeing to that. He’s the event organizer from North Carolina, here in Portland to put on Social Fresh, a conference about social media. Social Fresh is also playing in St. Louis, Tampa, Nashville and Charlotte. […]