March 1, 2008 4 Comments
In our continuing series profiling the registrants for the upcoming Blogger Social (April 4-6, NYC), we now reach the “F” Troop (if you don’t understand the reference to “F Troop”, be thankful you’re younger than some of us)!
Gianandrea, one of our Italian bloggers, runs the Bizandbuzz blog (great name!), which touches on a wide range of marketing topics – bringing, of course, a European flair to the exercise! He recently launched a new venture called Buzz Detector, described thusly – Buzz Detector is the first service company with a dream: to become a place where ideas and projects are nurtured by passion. I like this little self-description on the site: he worked in advertising and media agencies since 1990 and then declared his independence day in May 2006 (well, you preceded me by a month on that front, G!)
He’s been blogging since 2006, and is the only contributor from Italy to the Age of Conversation book.
Another Italian I cannot wait to meet at the event, Valeria Maltoni, mentions her comrade Gianandrea in this post. By and large, Italian folks know how to socialize, so it will be a blast to welcome Gianandrea at the Social!
As of this writing, Jason is looking forward to another social event (SXSW), because he feels that networking is such a great part of his effectiveness. His blog is called Social Media Explorer – it’s not too tough to figure out what he writes about, is it? Here, in this post, he talks about an interesting venture – Kentucky’s Rupp Arena has a blog run by an intern, who also Twitters – apparently, this social media presence by a facility truly rocks!
Here are some Flickr pix of Jason.
This bio page gives a great overview of Jason, who does his marketing/PR/blogging work out of the delightful state of Kentucky. The agency he works with is heavy into the spirits industry (esp. Maker’s Mark), so at the Social, he’s going to be the go-to guy for bar advice!
Anna writes at The Engaging Brand (another great name!) blog, which will have been occupying its spot in the blogosphere for just about a year when we gather for the Social. Anna is a business coach and speaker, and this bio page gives a very full description of all things Anna.
This extract is probably the best summary:
The Engaging Brand works with both companies and individuals on various areas of engagement
- How social media can boost your bottom line
- How to attract and retain talent
- How to develop the leadership capability within your company
- How to create a strategy that both delivers results and engages the audience
Anna is popular speaker on areas such as social media, personal and employer branding, and leadership. She is an energetic speaker, recently described as “a ball of energy and crammed pack of ideas” Anna lives and breathes Web 2.0.
Facebook? Of course. LinkedIn? Naturally. Anna will be coming to Socialize all the way from the U.K., so she will contribute to the happy cacophony of delightful accents as we mingle. And, OK, I give up – where is that background in your picture, Anna??
Here’s the full list of Blogger Social registered attendees: