Iguanas, Monkeys, and Bloggers

Last night, CK orchestrated a get-together for any available marketing bloggers, at a cozy little bar (Iguana) in Manhattan. When I saw who was coming, including Toby Bloomberg (up from Atlanta), I decided that this was a must-do event.

CK, David Reich, G. Kofi Annan, Curious George, CB Whittemore, Greg Verdino, Tangerine Toad, Carolyn Townes (The Wild Wiki Woman of the W list), David Berkowitz, Ann Handley, and a couple of others all crowded into a corner and gabbed, compared notes, took pix, and generally had a great time.

This was my first time being able to gather with a group of the bloggers who have become “virtual friends” through our various collaborative projects and posts. And what a delightful time it was. Admittedly, doing this was a bit out of my comfort zone – I am not a city person, a bar hopper, a native schmoozer, or a night owl – but I knew that the company would make it worth the effort.

Below, some pix to commemorate the event.

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Hostess CK

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Toby Bloomberg intimidates David Reich

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Ann Handley and Greg Verdino (yep, he really is as bald as his blog indicates!)

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Curious George Jr. and Sr. (thanks, Kofi, for bringing him along!)

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The Wild Women of the W List

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CK and David

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CK, George, and moi

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13 Responses to Iguanas, Monkeys, and Bloggers

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  2. So glad you could join us, Steve. It was a great evening with great people.

  3. Greg Verdino says:

    I am actually MORE bald than my blog indicates. Great meeting you last night!

  4. Great photos, great fun, great friends and great post! Thanks, Steve!

  5. Ann Handley says:

    So awesome meeting all my “friends” (making a few new ones.. like George).

    Wait a sec — you were out of your comfort zone? You sure looked a lot like a bar-hopping, schmoozing, night-owl city person!

  6. You guys are great – a very easy group to schmooze with (despite any legacy comfort zone issues!)

  7. carolynsfo says:

    Hey Steve! So great meeting you and everyone last night. It was a blast. I am still smiling!

    The Wild Wiki Woman!

  8. Nice pics Steve. I’m glad I wasn’t the only one new to meeting everyone in person.

  9. Toby says:

    Steve – To see your smiling face when I walked into the Iguana was a wonderful surprise! But it went beyond wonderful to spend some face time laughing and talking and sharing a drink or 2 with awesome NYC .. okay and NJ and some Long Island bloggers.

  10. Steve: Great meeting you too. And I don’t think most of us are bar-hopping night owls anymore either. So you were definitely among kindred spirits.

    TT

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