Author Archives: Brian Remmel

Just 12 days from now, the Social Media Strategies conference in Santa Clara, CA will bring together top strategists to share insights and best practices in achieving business objectives through social media. The conference will feature keynotes, case studies, workshops and discussions with representatives from companies leading social by example, including Salesforce, Ebay, Wells Fargo, HP and Yahoo.

Subject matter is geared towards executives, managers and marketers who are looking to champion best practices in their organization.

Workshops go beyond theory to offer practical tips on implementing social, including: getting your Facebook page found, using contests and polls to drive user engagement, defining roles and responsibilities for your social team, and measuring the success of programs.

Bubblicious readers can REGISTER HERE and attend for only $595 (1/2 off!), by using the code “Engage”

Line-up of Speakers Include:

Kendall Collins, Chief Marketing Officer, SalesforceKendall Collins, Chief Marketing Officer, Salesforce
Augie Ray, Sr. Analyst - Social Computing, ForresterAugie Ray, Sr. Analyst – Social Computing, Forrester
Richard Brewer-Hay, Chief Blogger, EBayRichard Brewer-Hay, Chief Blogger, EBay
Dr. Natalie Petouhoff, Social Media Evangelist, ForresterDr. Natalie Petouhoff, Social Media Evangelist, Forrester
Ed Terpening, Vice President, Social Media, Wells FargoEd Terpening, Vice President, Social Media, Wells Fargo
Sylvia Marino, Executive Director - Community Operations,  Edmunds.comSylvia Marino, Executive Director – Community Operations,
Tony Welch, Lead Social Media Strategist and Community Manager, HPTony Welch, Lead Social Media Strategist and Community Manager, HP
Elizabeth Churchill, Principal Research Scientist, YahooElizabeth Churchill, Principal Research Scientist, Yahoo

The digital era continues to disrupt industries, and  this may prove especially true for money.

On April 26, 2010, some of the best and brightest thinkers around the industry will come together at The Future of Money & Technology Summit in San Francisco to discuss the impact that the technologies of today and tomorrow will have on our relationship with currency.

The summit has been orchestrated to examine the evolving money ecosystem in a proactive, dealmaking environment. Visionaries, entrepreneurs, developers, press, investors, authors, solution providers, service providers, and organizations who work at the convergence of cash and commerce will all be in attendance.

Discussion topics include Mobile Payments, Technology Makes Money Human (The Psychology of Money), New Banking Methods, Wallet in the Cloud, Social Capital, Alternative Currency Sources, and a whole lot more. See their full schedule for the complete list.

The summit is produced by Brian Zisk, who also organizes the popular SF MusicTech Summit. When asked about his new conference, he said:

“There are so many folks working on interesting money-related technology projects that it made sense to bring the thought leaders together. There’s something special that happens when you bring this many bright minds together in one place… it will make the first Future of Money and Technology Summit a smashing success.”

Register for the summit here.

The 4th annual Web 2.0 Expo SF will be kicking off in just a few weeks, running May 3-6, with the tag line “Platforms For Growth.” Whole industries are being built on top of new platforms like Facebook and Twitter, and raising tough questions for businesses.

We are giving away Two (2) free full conference passes to Web 2.0 Expo to lucky Bubblicious readers. To enter, just tell us which topic area(s) you are interested in and why. You can find the complete list below.

Topics Covered at Web 2.0 Expo SF

Web 2.0 Expo will have 75+ sessions, workshops, and intensives for designers, developers, entrepreneurs, marketers, business strategists, and investors, covering 10 topic areas:

So which are you looking forward to the most? Tell us in the comments below (and leave your email address!).

See you at Web 2.0 Expo SF!

by Brian Remmel

NewComm Forum 2010, the premier conference for social media strategy, is offering discounted rates for Bubblicious readers. It will take place in San Mateo, CA on April 20-23, 2010.

NewComm Forum will feature a who’s who of social media experts and practitioners from leading companies presenting 40 sessions in five comprehensive tracks including:

  • Online Communications & Communities
  • Social CRM
  • Markets are Conversations: From Theory to Practice
  • Understanding the New Media Landscape
  • NewComm Essentials

Keynoters include:

  • Jackie Huba, online marketing expert and author
  • Dave Carroll, singer/songwriter, “United Breaks Guitars”
  • Scott Monty, Ford
  • Jack Holt, US Dept. of Defense
  • Tim Westergren, Pandora
  • Neville Hobson, WeissComm

$500 off full conference: Our readers can take advantage of a $500 discount. Register for the full conference now at with special “Friend of the Speaker” discount code NCF500 to save $500 off your full conference fee.

$395 for a one-day pass. Register now and use code NCF1D to attend on Wednesday, April 21st for just $395.

The NewComm Forum 2010 One-day Pass Includes:

  • Full Access Pass for Wednesday, April 21st
  • 3 Keynote Sessions: Jackie Huba, online marketing expert and author; Dave Carroll, singer/songwriter, “United Breaks Guitars” and Tim Westergren, founder, chief strategist, Pandora
  • Access to all conference sessions – choose from 16 breakout sessions in five tracks. Featured presenters include: Shel Holtz, Jen McClure, Paul Chaney, Eric Schwartzman, Francois Gossieaux, Brian Solis, Katie Paine, Dharmesh Shah, Beth Kanter, Kami Huyse and more!
  • Networking Activities and Food & Beverage Events: Breakfast, Luncheon featuring Dave Carroll of “United Breaks Guitars” & Cocktail Reception

NewComm Forum 2010 Overview

New communications technologies and social media are being incorporated into every aspect of business – from communications to customer service and CRM, to HR recruitment, employee communications, corporate training, product R&D, sales, and more.

NewComm Forum is the premier conference for unlocking the power of social media and new communications tools and technologies to make your organization more competitive, insightful, innovative, efficient, productive and ultimately more profitable.

Social marketing ad network MyLikes has just raised a 630,000 seed round, according to TechCrunch. The round comes from 11 ex-Google employees, including a former AdSense tech lead.

The platform, formerly known as Likaholix, aims to connect the long tail of influencers on the web to endorse products and services they like. Advertisers sponsor tweets or blog mentions on a pay-per-post basis. Since it’s launch in January, MyLikes has signed up 20,000 influencers into its network.

Called ‘The Holy Grail of Social Media Monetization,’ MyLikes will be competing with the likes of Twitter’s new ad platform and others. CEO Bindu Reddy claims that the MyLikes network’s pay-per-click  rates are two to three times less expensive on average than AdSense in the U.S.

Given the strong team backing, we’ll be watching MyLikes’ promising future.

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