Saturday, August 29, 2009

SXSW 2010 Interactive Panel Proposal Update and Some Of My Favorites

First, I want to provide an update on our SXSW panel submission: Building A Team That Embraces Social Technologies. We have a fantastic lineup of panelists:

Kami Huyse - a 15-year veteran of public relations with an emphasis in social media. She has a thriving practice with primarily corporate clients. She is the principal of My PR Pro. Her blog is Communications Overtones. She is also someone I always enjoy talking to about social media and interactive marketing.

Paull Young - a social media strategist at Converseon. He writes about social media and public relations at Young PR. I have known Paull for almost 2 years now. He and his agency (Converseon) have been guiding the Newell Rubbermaid, Graco Baby brand team on our social media marketing journey. Examples of these efforts include the Graco Baby blog and Facebook fan page. He is also currently assisting our Goody brand in analyzing the social web ecosystem and determining the best strategy to pursue in social media marketing. Paull also wrote a fun and irreverent plea for your vote on Facebook: Begging For Your SXSW Vote. Check it out.

Jeremiah Owyang - a social media, interactive marketer and web strategist who just left Forrester Research, after a fantastic 3 years, to become a Partner at the Altimeter Group. His Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang blog is very popular and a must read for social media marketers. He has been an excellent guide to me over the past couple of years and I sincerely respect his objective perspective and insights on social media marketing, web strategy and interactive marketing.

Lionel Menchaca -
is a 15-year Dell veteran and chief blogger at Direct2Dell, Dell’s main corporate blog. Since launching the blog in July 2006, Lionel helped expand it into Chinese, Spanish, Norwegian and Japanese and continues to work to further extend Dell’s global presence. Before launching Dell’s blog, Lionel was one of the main architects behind Dell’s blog monitoring process begun in April 2006.

What is most amazing about this panel is that 4 of us actually were together in September, 2008 attending the University of Georgia, Grady College CONNECT 2008 conference. All 4 of us were speakers at that fantastic conference created and managed by Dr. Karen Russell (Teaching PR blog). If you can make it this year, CONNECT 2009 is being held in Athens, GA on September 19, 2009.

I hope you take the time to both review and vote for our panel:
Building A Team That Embraces Social Technologies.

Now, as promised, here are some more exceptional panels to review (in no particular order), consider and vote for:

Inherent Dangers of Real-Time Social Networking by Jennifer Leggio

Finding a Social Media "Expert" Who is Really an Expert by Kami Huyse

Lifestreaming: Its Impact on Blogs, Brands and Beyond by Lionel Menchaca

Open Leadership: The Upside of Giving Up Control by Charlene Li

Unleashing Employees Through Social Media by Lionel Menchaca (Note: I am also a panelist)

Social Media ROI: Results That Measure Up by Kami Huyse

Anatomy of a TEDTalk by Jason Wishnow

Taking Corporate Out Of The Corporate Blog by Chelsea Marti

Results Only Work Environment (ROWE): Why it Works by Nikki Haffey

There are 2265 SXSW panel proposals to consider this year. The energy invested in these proposals is amazing and fantastic. This shows the vibrant nature of interactive and social media marketers and that we are a high octane crowd.

Please do take the time to consider the panel proposals above and the many others I have not mentioned.

Hope to have the opportunity to see you at SXSW 2010 Interactive.


Paul said...

I'd like to put in a plug for my panel

and the rest of the panels proposed by the folks from the SXSW host city, Austin:

Big B said...

Paul - Thank you for the comment. With 2265 SXSW 2010 Interactive panel proposals, there are far more good ones than will be selected. Wishing you good luck with your submission and those you find of interest.

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