Other than SXSW, I don’t go to a lot of conferences. But I’d like to pick up the pace a bit and Futures of Entertainment 2 looks too good to pass up.
When it comes to conference names “Polygamous Weddings” is certainly one of the more creative entires I’ve seen. Ever. But I’m not surprised in the least. Great things comes from New Orleans. The October 26th event, put on by Trumpet and The New York Times, has a blog with more details. Could it be otherwise? […]
We all have our favorite agencies and ad peeps. Butler Shine and Stern has occupied a spot atop my list for many years. I could list the reasons why, but I’ll offer a rather simple one at the moment—they had the wisdom to locate in Sausalito. From creative places come big ideas… One of their […]
Random Culture is providing a recap of the Future of Online Advertising conference held in NYC last week. Here’s my favorite bit: I think one of the biggest lessons from the conference is that advertisers need to have more guts. Wired magazine VP Drew Schutte talked about this very topic. Why is it important for […]
Kathy Sierra has been attending conferences for 20 years, but speaking at them only for the past few. In the following passage from her blog, she describes why so many of us climb aboard cramped airplanes for hours on end to gather in a central real-life place. The most underrated benefit of the face-to-face effect […]
Tim Gideon of PC Magazine wrote an article about a SXSW panel I walked out on yesterday–“What Does the Future Hold for Video on the Internet?” Before I vacated the room, I did hear this exchange, and upon reflection believe it’s worth repeating here. Kent Nichols, from Ask A Ninja, pointed out that most “user-generated” […]
photo courtesy of Josh Hallett I’m attending Blog Savannah’s Un-Conference today. Currently we’re hearing from Phillip Sellers of iTour Savannah. He’s moderating a session on podcasting. Sellers, a former radio exec, makes audio tours of historic Savannah. His podcasts are offered as “teasers,” for the audio products available for sale on his site. Like any […]
Gary Bolles, a partner in Microcast Communications, describes what’s going on today and tomorrow in Aspen: Brainstorm is a high-wattage event, with world-class speakers ranging from political leaders to technology gurus, including Michael Dell, Madeleine Albright, Queen Noor of Jordan, Michael Eisner, and Senator Sam Brownback. The sessions focus on a variety of wicked problems, […]