Blogger Socialites: F Troop (Facchini, Falls, Farmery)

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-150.jpgGianandrea Facchini

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!

jasonfalls-150.jpgJason Falls

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-farmery-150.jpgAnna Farmery

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:

Tara Anderson
Todd Andrlik
Mike Arauz
David Armano (these four are profiled here)

Matthew Bailey
Ryan Barrett
Cam Beck (these three are profiled here)

Jennifer Berk
Rohit Bhargava
Susan Bird (these three are profiled here)

Toby Bloomberg
Tim Brunelle
Katie Chatfield
Thomas Clifford (these four are profiled here)

Mack Collier
Saul Colt (these two are profiled here)

Terry Dagrosa
Luc Debaisieux
Gene DeWitt
Matt Dickman
Paul Dunay (these five are profiled here)

Gianandrea Facchini
Jason Falls
Anna Farmery (these three are profiled above)

Mark Goren
Heather Gorringe
Kristin Gorski
Lewis Green
Ann Handley
Gavin Heaton
Kris Hoet
Kevin Horne
Sean Howard
Joseph Jaffe
Ryan Karpeles
CK
Chris Kieff
Joe Kutchera
Jennifer Laycock
CeCe Lee
Geoff Livingston
Lori Magno
Sean Maher
Valeria Maltoni
Caroline McCarthy
Matthew McDonald
Paul McEnany
Tim McHale
Drew McLellan
Doug Meacham
Virginia Miracle
Scott Monty
Darryl Ohrt
Rita Perea
Marilyn Pratt
Jane Quigley
Arun Rajagopal
Connie Reece
David Reich
Marianne Richmond
Cathleen Rittereiser
Steve Roesler
John Rosen
Roberta Rosenberg
Mike Sansone
Linda Sherman
Nathan Snell
Paul Soldera
Marshall Sponder
Terry Starbucker
Seni Thomas
Tangerine Toad
Jonathan Trenn
Mario Vellandi
Greg Verdino
Neil Vineberg
John Wall
Debbie Weil
Tamar Weinberg
CB Whittemore
Kaitlyn Wilkins
Steve Woodruff

Blogger Socialites: Dagrosa, Debasieux, DeWitt, Dickman, Dunay

We’re slowly crawling through the alphabetical list of marketing bloggers who will be attending the inaugural Blogger Social (April 4-6, NYC) – today, it’s the “D” list.

terry-dagrosa.jpgTerry Dagrosa

When I first surfed over to Terry’s blog, I did a double take and assumed that I must have stray-clicked. Nope. Her blog really is called Seduction Meals, and it really is “about food + romance and the premise that everyone should learn to master one dish that is their signature dish—a Seduction Meal, to enchant and captivate that special someone in your life…”

Fact is, there are some fabulous recipes here, accompanied by some very tasty graphics! This blog can be quite seductive if you have any appreciation for fine dining (how I wish I could indulge my gastronomic appreciations without consequences!!) Here are some neat Valentine’s Day stories.

As best I can tell, Terry works at BehaviorDesign in NYC. Here is her LinkedIn profile.

You may gain a pound or two just visiting Terry’s site. Can we hire her to cater the Social??

luc-d-150.jpgLuc Debaisieux

Luc has given his blog one of my favorite names in our corner of the blogosphere: Mindblob. Of late, Luc hasn’t been updating that regularly, but when he does, you’re usually in for a great graphic or two. Most of his focus is on social media and advertising.

mindblob.jpgAlso, Luc has a great graphical avatar!

Luc works for JWT and lives in Belgium. I’ve been looking forward to meeting him ever since he started making encouraging comments on my blog many months ago. Luc also worked with Mark Goren on the great Blogger Social collage. Here’s Luc on LinkedIn. Looking forward to seeing this talented Belgian here in greater NYC!

gdewitt-150.jpgGene DeWitt

Gene runs DeWitt Media Strategies – he helps clients develop optimal media investment approaches. And so, his blog focuses on various media issues, including broadcast TV, blogging, and more.

Gene’s a NYC guy, located right at Rockefeller Plaza. Here is his bio, including a list of the many impressive companies he’s advised.

mdickman_150.jpgMatt Dickman

How to summarize Matt? Here are the words that immediately come to mind: prolific-smart-social media-blogging-geek. If you want to surf on the leading edge of the social media world, put Techno//Marketer (the name of Matt’s blog) at the very top of your bookmarks.

Matt podcasts, vidcasts, Twitters, Flickrs, Slideshares – he is a true marketing and technology guru. One of the things I like about Matt is that he just jumps right in and does this stuff – if he’s going to investigate some new gizmo, you’re going to see it on the blog. Here is a link to his personal site, which I just found for the first time, with links to some of his (very nice) photography work.

But he’s more than just a social media geek. Matt has the mind of a marketer, and his posts are meaty. He recently took on a new role as Director, Digital Marketing for Fleishman-Hillard (here’s the full LinkedIn profile), so he is now more deeply involved in the PR world. Like many of us gathering at the Social, Matt has strong feeling about new approaches – this little post sums it up succinctly. Matt’s a true networker, and I can’t wait to finally meet him in early April!

paul_dunay.jpgPaul Dunay

Here is how Paul describes himself on his blog (called Buzz Marketing for Technology): Paul Dunay has spent more than 20 years in marketing, creating buzz for leading technology companies such as Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Avaya and Cisco. Paul currently is a Director of Global Field and Interactive Marketing for BearingPoint. Dunay holds an Executive Education degree from MIT in Strategy and Innovation and a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and computer science from Ithaca College. The postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent BearingPoint’s positions, strategies or opinions.

Here’s the money quote from a recent post of Paul’s, entitled “There is no ‘Campaign’ in Social Media: The bottom line: If you want to go Social, it takes time, content and a strategy to measure success (read the whole article – well worth your 2 minutes).

Doing a little Google background, I found this Wikio page with a bunch of links regarding Paul, who appears to be very active in podcasting. Paul also has an eponymous URL, with a nice, neat presentation of all things Paul Dunay (including articles, social media platform entries like LinkedIn, etc.) Paul is well-published and has a boatload of marketing experience – he will add a lot to the discussions at the Social!

Here’s the full list of Blogger Social registered attendees:

Tara Anderson
Todd Andrlik
Mike Arauz
David Armano (these four are profiled here)

Matthew Bailey
Ryan Barrett
Cam Beck (these three are profiled here)

Jennifer Berk
Rohit Bhargava
Susan Bird (these three are profiled here)

Toby Bloomberg
Tim Brunelle
Katie Chatfield
Thomas Clifford (these four are profiled here)

Mack Collier
Saul Colt (these two are profiled here)

Terry Dagrosa
Luc Debaisieux
Gene DeWitt
Matt Dickman
Paul Dunay (these five are profiled above)

Gianandrea Facchini
Jason Falls
Anna Farmery
Mark Goren
Heather Gorringe
Kristin Gorski
Lewis Green
Ann Handley
Gavin Heaton
Kris Hoet
Kevin Horne
Sean Howard
Joseph Jaffe
Ryan Karpeles
CK
Chris Kieff
Joe Kutchera
Jennifer Laycock
CeCe Lee
Geoff Livingston
Lori Magno
Sean Maher
Valeria Maltoni
Caroline McCarthy
Matthew McDonald
Paul McEnany
Tim McHale
Drew McLellan
Doug Meacham
Virginia Miracle
Scott Monty
Darryl Ohrt
Rita Perea
Marilyn Pratt
Jane Quigley
Arun Rajagopal
Connie Reece
David Reich
Marianne Richmond
Cathleen Rittereiser
Steve Roesler
John Rosen
Roberta Rosenberg
Mike Sansone
Linda Sherman
Nathan Snell
Paul Soldera
Marshall Sponder
Terry Starbucker
Seni Thomas
Tangerine Toad
Jonathan Trenn
Mario Vellandi
Greg Verdino
Neil Vineberg
John Wall
Debbie Weil
Tamar Weinberg
CB Whittemore
Kaitlyn Wilkins
Steve Woodruff

Blogger Socialites: Collier, Colt

Are you one of the conversational visionaries who will be attending the inaugural Blogger Social (April 4-6, NYC)? Well, you’ll be in great company. Today, just a couple profiles – Mack “25″ Collier and Saul Colt.

mack-collier-150.jpgMack Collier

Mack is the orginator and maintainer of the Viral Garden’s Top 25 Marketing blogs, a weekly scorecard of which blogs are getting the most traffic. I confess to a bit of “25 envy,” but since I’m not really a full-time marketer and mega-prolific blogger – hey, I have to settle for re-runs of “24″!

On his blog bio, we find the following: Mack Collier is a social media consultant, and author of The Viral Garden, a blog focusing on marketing and social media. He also is a frequent contributor to the website Marketing Profs, as well as the marketing blog Daily Fix. Mack is a requested speaker and has advised companies of all sizes on their social media strategies, from small businesses and startups, to companies as large as Dell and Nettwerk Music. And you can see on the sidebar all the places where Mack will speak next, including SXSW and more.

Much of Mack’s blog focuses on…well, blogging, so it’s a great hub for all things blogging/social media. If you want some Mack on Facebook or LinkedIn, you can view him there. Here’s a quick interview of him also, using the title “Social Media Consultant” (I like that!) We look forward to seeing him here in the great Northeast!

saulcolt-150.jpgSaul Colt

Saul is one of those mousy, unassuming, quiet types – a happy-to-be-in-the-background humble native of Toronto. Painfully shy about his inadequacies, he nonetheless describes himself as the Smartest Man in the World on the masthead of his blog, followed by this description: Saul Colt is in all of us…..he inspires great things from people of all walks of life including people in correctional facilities. Called a Marketing Genius by many, Saul Colt is a modest man who just happens to be the Smartest Man in the World and quite possibly your guilty pleasure!

Hmmm…definitely a marketer!

Saul’s posts are all over the map, with a very personal and informal touch, which makes for entertaining reading. Saul works at FreshBooks, an online invoicing and time tracking service for freelancers and service providers – sounds quite interesting, actually. His LinkedIn profile gives his title there as Head of Magic – that’s a first! Sounds like his co-workers enjoy him as well. Saul will be a fun addition to our April gathering!

Here’s the full list of Blogger Social registered attendees:

Tara Anderson
Todd Andrlik
Mike Arauz
David Armano (these four are profiled here)

Matthew Bailey
Ryan Barrett
Cam Beck (these three are profiled here)

Jennifer Berk
Rohit Bhargava
Susan Bird (these three are profiled here)

Toby Bloomberg
Tim Brunelle
Katie Chatfield
Thomas Clifford (these four are profiled here)

Mack Collier
Saul Colt (these two are profiled above)

Terry Dagrosa
Luc Debaisieux
Gene DeWitt
Matt Dickman
Paul Dunay
Gianandrea Facchini
Jason Falls
Anna Farmery
Mark Goren
Heather Gorringe
Kristin Gorski
Lewis Green
Ann Handley
Gavin Heaton
Kris Hoet
Kevin Horne
Sean Howard
Joseph Jaffe
Ryan Karpeles
CK
Chris Kieff
Joe Kutchera
Jennifer Laycock
CeCe Lee
Geoff Livingston
Lori Magno
Sean Maher
Valeria Maltoni
Caroline McCarthy
Matthew McDonald
Paul McEnany
Tim McHale
Drew McLellan
Doug Meacham
Virginia Miracle
Scott Monty
Darryl Ohrt
Rita Perea
Marilyn Pratt
Jane Quigley
Arun Rajagopal
Connie Reece
David Reich
Marianne Richmond
Cathleen Rittereiser
Steve Roesler
John Rosen
Roberta Rosenberg
Mike Sansone
Linda Sherman
Nathan Snell
Paul Soldera
Marshall Sponder
Terry Starbucker
Seni Thomas
Tangerine Toad
Jonathan Trenn
Mario Vellandi
Greg Verdino
Neil Vineberg
John Wall
Debbie Weil
Tamar Weinberg
CB Whittemore
Kaitlyn Wilkins
Steve Woodruff

Blogger Socialites: The “Master” post

bloggersocial.jpgI’ve had a request to provide a single link to the Blogger Socialite series of posts – this is it!

The series is now complete – whew! There is a shorter, “official” set of bios (suitable for easy printing) here – the “bootleg” Blogger Socialite set will also be in print-able format shortly (thanks, Jennifer Berk!)

So, here we go…

Tara Anderson
Todd Andrlik
Mike Arauz
David Armano (these four are profiled here)

Matthew Bailey
Ryan Barrett
Cam Beck (these three are profiled here)

Jennifer Berk
Rohit Bhargava
Susan Bird (these three are profiled here)

Toby Bloomberg
Tim Brunelle
Katie Chatfield
Thomas Clifford (these four are profiled here)

Mack Collier
Saul Colt (these two are profiled here)

Terry Dagrosa
Luc Debaisieux
Gene DeWitt
Matt Dickman
Paul Dunay (these five are profiled here)

Gianandrea Facchini
Jason Falls
Anna Farmery (these three are profiled here)

Mark Goren
Heather Gorringe
Kristin Gorski
Amanda Gravel
Lewis Green (these five are profiled here)

Vahe Habeshian
Ann Handley
Gavin Heaton
Kris Hoet
Kevin Horne
Sean Howard (these six are profiled here)

Joseph Jaffe
Ryan Karpeles
CK
Chris Kieff
Joe Kutchera (these five are profiled here)

Jennifer Laycock
CeCe Lee
Geoff Livingston
Lori Magno
Valeria Maltoni (these five are profiled here)

Caroline McCarthy
Matthew McDonald
Paul McEnany
Tim McHale
Drew McLellan (these five are profiled here)

Doug Meacham
Virginia Miracle
Scott Monty
Darryl Ohrt (these four are profiled here)

Rita Perea
David Polinchock
Marilyn Pratt (these three are profiled here)

Jane Quigley
Arun Rajagopal
Connie Reece
David Reich (these four are profiled here)

Susan Reynolds
Marianne Richmond
Cathleen Rittereiser
Steve Roesler
John Rosen
Roberta Rosenberg (these six are profiled here)

Mike Sansone
Linda Sherman
Nathan Snell
Paul Soldera (these four are profiled here)

Marshall Sponder
Terry Starbucker
Seni Thomas
Tangerine Toad (these four are profiled here)

Mario Vellandi
Greg Verdino
Neil Vineberg
John Wall (these four are profiled here)

Tamar Weinberg
CB Whittemore
Kaitlyn Wilkins
Steve Woodruff (these four are profiled here)

Blogger Socialites: Bloomberg, Brunelle, Chatfield, Clifford

A whole bunch of collaborative bloggers will be attending the inaugural Blogger Social (April 4-6, NYC), and to try to help us get to know one another a bit before we get there, I’m trying to sketch out some quick profiles of each registrant. Today, we have some serious variety in the B’s and C’s!

toby-diva-150.jpgToby Bloomberg

The Marketing Diva. That’s Toby. And if you haven’t met her yet, you’re in for a treat! I had the privilege of sipping some Cabernet with Toby and a handful of other bloggers some months back in Manhattan, and it was a delight to meet the diva behind Diva Marketing Blog. There are some geographical concentrations of marketing bloggers here in the U.S. (NYC area, Chicago area, Iowa), but Toby (originally from Boston) flies the Southeastern contingent flag from metro Atlanta.

Toby has been blogging since 2004, so she is a true blogging veteran. Here are some of her reflections, asking where all those early business bloggers are? Her posts are varied, but always thoughtful. She posts on women’s issues, but in her words, “Although “Diva” is definitely a woman’s thing, “Divo” men are most kindly welcome!” You go to some bloggers for a quick snack. When you want a complete dinner, you visit the Diva.

Toby heads up the eponymous Bloomberg Marketing, where social media is blended with marketing strategy. More on Toby? Check LinkedIn. And here is an interview with Toby from last year (printed, or link to the podcast). We look forward to welcoming Toby back to the Northeast!

tim-brunelle-150.jpgTim Brunelle

With a title like Useful Lunacy, you have to figure that Tim’s blog is going to be intriguing. And his blog is an interesting mix of posts focusing on creativity, advertising, music (Tim’s a drummer, with a degree in jazz). He teaches for MCAD (Minneapolis College of Art and Design, which I’d never heard of before), and some of his posts are directed at his students in their creative pursuits. From Minnesota, he is playing a foundational role in the launch of a new agency, Hello Viking.

Here is Tim’s full resume. And LinkedIn, of course. He did a bunch of work on the VW account (Drivers Wanted).

I have a feeling that conversations with Tim in April will be wide-ranging and fascinating!

katie-chatfield-150.jpgKatie Chatfield

I couldn’t come up with a better summary for Katie that what she wrote on her amusingly-named “Get Shouty” Blog:

    What’s going on here?This blog is a celebration of: being passionately wrong; being fearlessly right; allowing authenticity to shine; the fold over funny; and, above all, the power of not taking yourself too seriously.By day I’m the digital director of the communications strategy company bellamyhayden.In all the moments in between I try to feed my insatiable curiosity about everything and not get too shouty about it all.All my friends and colleagues lives are much quieter now that I have this blog. They thank you for giving me attention, as the incidence of ’hey, did you know….” has significantly reduced in the year that I have been publishing. Sometimes they do wonder about my imaginary friends though….

    Please comment, feel free to disagree, and please don’t mistake passion for conviction- I’m usually trying to argue something out with myself – you are most welcome to join in.

The “posts of Chatfield” tend to be punchy, high impact, and often fun (here’s a striking sample). Tasty marketing nuggets here, that often defy easy categorization.

This digital evangelist from the land down under is coming a long way for the Social! Here is her LinkedIn profile, and we definitely need a better-resolution picture of this blogger – we’ll get it done in April!

director-tom-150.jpgThomas Clifford

I’ve come to really appreciate “Director Tom,” with whom I had a wonderful visit back in December in Connecticut. Tom is a prolific blogger and participant in various social media platforms. He is all about creativity, conversation, marketing, and especially film.

Tom produces corporate videos with Moving Pictures, a central Connecticut firm. Tom has quite an interesting background…as with Tim Brunelle (above), Tom started out in music before finding his creative niche in film and marketing. I wonder if we might be able to arrange an impromptu jam session at the Social?

Tom is very active on LinkedIn, using the Question/Answer forum effectively to increase his visibility. Want to know more about using digital media to tell your story? Then head on over to the Director Tom blog and drink it in. Can’t want to see Tom again in April!

Here’s the full list of Blogger Social registered attendees:

Tara Anderson
Todd Andrlik
Mike Arauz
David Armano (these four are profiled here)

Matthew Bailey
Ryan Barrett
Cam Beck (these three are profiled here)

Jennifer Berk
Rohit Bhargava
Susan Bird (these three are profiled here)

Toby Bloomberg
Tim Brunelle
Katie Chatfield
Thomas Clifford (these four are profiled above)

Mack Collier
Saul Colt
Terry Dagrosa
Luc Debaisieux
Gene DeWitt
Matt Dickman
Paul Dunay
Gianandrea Facchini
Jason Falls
Anna Farmery
Mark Goren
Heather Gorringe
Kristin Gorski
Lewis Green
Ann Handley
Gavin Heaton
Kris Hoet
Kevin Horne
Sean Howard
Joseph Jaffe
Ryan Karpeles
CK
Chris Kieff
Joe Kutchera
Jennifer Laycock
CeCe Lee
Geoff Livingston
Lori Magno
Sean Maher
Valeria Maltoni
Caroline McCarthy
Matthew McDonald
Paul McEnany
Tim McHale
Drew McLellan
Doug Meacham
Virginia Miracle
Scott Monty
Darryl Ohrt
Rita Perea
Marilyn Pratt
Jane Quigley
Arun Rajagopal
Connie Reece
David Reich
Marianne Richmond
Cathleen Rittereiser
Steve Roesler
John Rosen
Roberta Rosenberg
Mike Sansone
Linda Sherman
Nathan Snell
Paul Soldera
Marshall Sponder
Terry Starbucker
Seni Thomas
Tangerine Toad
Jonathan Trenn
Mario Vellandi
Greg Verdino
Neil Vineberg
John Wall
Debbie Weil
Tamar Weinberg
CB Whittemore
Kaitlyn Wilkins
Steve Woodruff

Blogger Socialites: Berk, Berkowitz, Bhargava, Bird

In the lead-up to this year’s Blogger Social (April 4-6, NYC), I’m attempting to gather brief “snapshots” of all the 75-odd registered bloggers. For this post, we’ll introduce Jennifer Berk, Rohit Bhargava, and Susan Bird.

jennifer-berk.jpgJennifer Berk

Jennifer describes herself on her blog this way: My name is Jennifer Berk, and I’m an alum of MIT (math/computer science, minor in economics) currently working for Amplify Public Affairs in Washington, DC, as an Internet Strategist…whatever my job title, my goal is use technology to improve communication, both between members of my team and between my clients and their audiences.

She has provided a more extensive page of her background and interests, which includes rock-climbing (back in the day, I used to enjoy rappelling myself). Her blog will be a year old by the time we reach the Blogger Social – while not updated very often, it does have the very interesting title of Information Squid!

LinkedIn has more Jennifer info (as does Twitter and Facebook)

david-berkowitz-150.jpgDavid Berkowitz

Inside the Marketers Studio is David’s blog, and it can best be described as “meaty.” This guy thinks. I particularly enjoyed his caveat-laced review of Joseph Jaffe’s recent book – it was all caveats! There is good variety in David’s writing, and a nice personal tone as well.

His self description is this: David Berkowitz is Director of Emerging Media & Client Strategy for 360i, the search-centric digital marketing agency. He helps 360i’s leading brands in media & entertainment, retail, and other verticals leverage marketing opportunities at the nexus of search engine marketing and social media. Additionally, every Tuesday, he pens the Search Insider column for MediaPost, with over 175 articles published to date.

Then his bio rattles on about his various other contributions and honors, but ends with a great money quote:

He’s just getting warmed up. Love it!

David is recently married, and if you want a pictorial overview of his life, there it is on Flickr! You can also find him on LinkedIn and Twitter.
rohit_150px.jpgRohit Bhargava

Rohit’s Influential Marketing Blog has the subtitle, Reflections on creating compelling, marketing, advertising, and PR strategy. The site is a cornucopia of social media commentary and advertising stuff – you could immerse yourself here and not come up for air for a long time! I enjoyed his thoughts on Scott Adams and the Dilbert blog – how the blog wasn’t meeting Adams’ expectations.

rohit-book_thumbnail.gifHe is a Senior VP of Digital Strategy and Marketing at Ogilvy. Like Jennifer Berk (above), Rohit is from the Washington DC area.

Rohit has a book coming out this spring, entitled Personality not Included. Will it be available in time for book signings at the Blogger Social?

Rohit can be found on Facebook and LinkedIn as well.

susan_bird.jpgSusan Bird

Susan is a born communicator – though I’ve never met here, I’ve appreciated how regularly she “pings” via e-mail, so I look forward to finally getting eye-to-eye at the Social. Her ever-updated blog, Smart Talk on Conversation, is, not surprisingly, all about conversation and the use of words. The layout of the blog is quite pleasant, visually. This recent post on changing words by altering one letter is quite amusing!

Here is someone who really likes Susan’s conversation tools (available on her website). I hope she brings some samples to the Blogger Social…

This overview page has a lot more “birdsong” (Sorry, Susan, couldn’t resist) – she does a lot of corporate speaking engagements/workshops (note to Susan – anything for pharma??). Here’s a bit on her company, Wf360. You can even hear Susan as she did a radio broadcast on the topic I is for Intercourse: The ABCs of Authentic Conversation for Companies. Looking forward to conversations in April!

Here’s the full list of Blogger Social registered attendees:

Tara Anderson
Todd Andrlik
Mike Arauz
David Armano (these four are profiled here)

Matthew Bailey
Ryan Barrett
Cam Beck (these three are profiled here)

Jennifer Berk
Rohit Bhargava
Susan Bird (these three are profiled above)

Toby Bloomberg
Tim Brunelle
Katie Chatfield
Thomas Clifford
Mack Collier
Saul Colt
Terry Dagrosa
Luc Debaisieux
Gene DeWitt
Matt Dickman
Paul Dunay
Gianandrea Facchini
Jason Falls
Anna Farmery
Mark Goren
Heather Gorringe
Kristin Gorski
Lewis Green
Ann Handley
Gavin Heaton
Kris Hoet
Kevin Horne
Sean Howard
Joseph Jaffe
Ryan Karpeles
CK
Chris Kieff
Joe Kutchera
Jennifer Laycock
CeCe Lee
Geoff Livingston
Lori Magno
Sean Maher
Valeria Maltoni
Caroline McCarthy
Matthew McDonald
Paul McEnany
Tim McHale
Drew McLellan
Doug Meacham
Virginia Miracle
Scott Monty
Darryl Ohrt
Rita Perea
Marilyn Pratt
Jane Quigley
Arun Rajagopal
Connie Reece
David Reich
Marianne Richmond
Cathleen Rittereiser
Steve Roesler
John Rosen
Roberta Rosenberg
Mike Sansone
Linda Sherman
Nathan Snell
Paul Soldera
Marshall Sponder
Terry Starbucker
Seni Thomas
Tangerine Toad
Jonathan Trenn
Mario Vellandi
Greg Verdino
Neil Vineberg
John Wall
Debbie Weil
Tamar Weinberg
CB Whittemore
Kaitlyn Wilkins
Steve Woodruff

Blogger Socialites: Bailey, Barrett, Beck, Bellamkonda

In the lead-up to this year’s Blogger Social (April 4-6, NYC), I’m attempting to gather brief “snapshots” of all the 75-odd registered bloggers. Last time, we looked at the “A” list. Let’s take a look at some of the “B” friends we’ll befriend.

bailey.jpgMatthew Bailey

Matt is the main man over at SiteLogic Marketing blog. Here is the official summary of the company: SiteLogic was founded by Matt Bailey, who has been in the search marketing industry since 1996. As early as then, he was evaluating websites based on brand protection and ROI. Matt started speaking in the late 1990′s at Bed and Breakfast seminars, teaching website marketing and search engine optimization.

Matt’s blog is coming up on its 2nd anniversary. He covers a lot of topics touching on web marketing, including optimization, design, and trends. The posts are meaty and practical, and the tone is professional. Good use of white space. I love this post about Analytics according to Captain Kirk.

This link has some good background bio on Matt. If you’re looking for site optimization services, he’s your guy!

ryan-b.jpgRyan Barrett

First thing to understand is that Ryan is a female, not a male (I have one son named Ryan, and how easy it is to make assumptions!). Ryan is a copywriter at a Boston ad agency, and her blog, Cheap Thrills, is her personal site. The posts are wide-ranging – politics, social media, personal, Boston stuff, you name it! Love colorful design? – check out these eye-grabbing quilts!

It appears that Ryan is a Red Sox fan and that definitely scores extra points in my book!

Here are 8 random things about Ryan – will we find anyone at the Blogger Social who has longer fingers??

cam-beck-150.jpgCam Beck

I’ve been looking forward for many months to meeting Cam. We’ve corresponded via e-mail often, and I know I’m going to like this guy. Cam, along with 2 co-authors, runs the Chaos Scenario blog. If you’re feeling challenged by geek-speak and on-line acronyms, Cam just posted a great little piece on Net Lingo. The blog focuses on branding and marketing issues.

Cam works for Click Here, a geekreative group in Texas helping companies use technology in their branding. My suspicion is that Cam does not root for either the NY Giants or the NY Yankees, but we can confirm that at the Blogger Social!

Cam is a former Marine (or is it true that there are no former Marines?), a Boy Scout leader, and a contributer to Marketing Profs Daily Fix (sample). He sums up his business philosophy thusly:

  1. In order to deliver effective customer service, you must first become a servant to your customers.
  2. To become an effective servant to your customers, you must first admire and respect them.
  3. Respect for others requires you put their needs before your own.
  4. Every experience is a learning opportunity.

Cam’t get enough? Here’s a LinkedIn profile. Looking forward to some Lone Star fellowship come April!

shashi-profile.jpgShashi Bellamkonda

Shashi works for Network Solutions and has been blogging for several years. He lives and works in the DC area, and enjoys creating posts with pictures, videos, and interviews of various people in the tech and social media industry (including this little piece on Jennifer Berk, another of the registered attendees).

Shashi is an internet addict, and he describes his professional life thusly: Product Innovator – totally plugged in to technology consumer products strategy and marketing. Expertise in communities, using Social media tools, Optimizing the message to the new media. Responsible for the strategic planning, execution and management of the mobile web products, Website tools for small business, Search , Analytics and Internet Advertising. website traffic strategies and Social Media Optimization. 

LinkedIn? Of course! Twitter? Naturally. Shashi is going to be “talking tech” come Blogger Social!

Here’s the full list of Blogger Social registered attendees:

Tara Anderson
Todd Andrlik
Mike Arauz
David Armano (these four are profiled here)

Matthew Bailey
Ryan Barrett
Cam Beck
Shashi Bellamkonda (these four are profiled above)

Jennifer Berk
Rohit Bhargava
Susan Bird
Toby Bloomberg
Tim Brunelle
Katie Chatfield
Thomas Clifford
Mack Collier
Saul Colt
Terry Dagrosa
Luc Debaisieux
Gene DeWitt
Matt Dickman
Paul Dunay
Gianandrea Facchini
Jason Falls
Anna Farmery
Mark Goren
Heather Gorringe
Kristin Gorski
Lewis Green
Ann Handley
Gavin Heaton
Kris Hoet
Kevin Horne
Sean Howard
Joseph Jaffe
Ryan Karpeles
CK
Chris Kieff
Joe Kutchera
Jennifer Laycock
CeCe Lee
Geoff Livingston
Lori Magno
Sean Maher
Valeria Maltoni
Caroline McCarthy
Matthew McDonald
Paul McEnany
Tim McHale
Drew McLellan
Doug Meacham
Virginia Miracle
Scott Monty
Darryl Ohrt
Rita Perea
Marilyn Pratt
Jane Quigley
Arun Rajagopal
Connie Reece
David Reich
Marianne Richmond
Cathleen Rittereiser
Steve Roesler
John Rosen
Roberta Rosenberg
Mike Sansone
Linda Sherman
Nathan Snell
Paul Soldera
Marshall Sponder
Terry Starbucker
Seni Thomas
Tangerine Toad
Jonathan Trenn
Mario Vellandi
Greg Verdino
Neil Vineberg
John Wall
Debbie Weil
Tamar Weinberg
CB Whittemore
Kaitlyn Wilkins
Steve Woodruff

Blogger Socialites: Anderson, Andrlik, Arauz, Armano

In the lead-up to this year’s Blogger Social (April 4-6, NYC), I’m attempting to gather brief “snapshots” of all the 75-odd registered bloggers. Hopefully, this will give me/us a head start on socializing with many new friends. Today, in our alphabetical pursuit of blogger profiling, the “A” team…

lijitps8.pngTara Anderson

Tara works for a small tech outfit called Lijit, which provides search tools and stats for bloggers (you can get a Lijit Wijit at the site for your blog, if you are so inclined). Tara’s blog focuses mostly on life at Lijit, and it’s a great way for a small-ish start up tech company to get exposure. The tone of Tara’s blog is casual and personal, which seems to reflect the culture of the company. Lijit is located in Colorado, so Tara is coming a long ways to get to the Blogger Social!

This is how Tara is described on the Lijit site: Tara Anderson, Community Catalyst – Tara’s been a public school teacher, restaurant manager, stand-up comedienne, massage therapist, and is now in charge of evangelizing Lijit, which she does with aplomb. Tara spends her days reaching out to new and potential Lijit users, as well as generally finding ways to grow the Lijit community and get our message out there. She’s comfortable striking up a conversation with anyone, anywhere, anytime (unlike the rest of the folks here), but is still nerdy enough to represent.

And what does Big Brother Google tell us about Tara? Well, this and this! Can’t wait to meet this lively blogger!

todd-and.jpgTodd Andrlik

Todd is the creator of the Power 150 (recently acquired by Advertising Age), a regularly updated listing of the most popular marketing blogs. His blog, ToddAnd Marketing and Media, is a treasure trove of marketing, advertising, PR, and blogging stuff. The layout is pleasant, with good use of graphics and white space, and Todd’s blogging interests are wide-ranging, so this is a good site for a broad overview of topics and links.

Todd directs marketing and PR for a construction firm and has also consulted with many others on marketing and PR issues. He and his (art teacher) wife have a silky Terrier, Wrigley, which may also indicate a certain sports team bias.

More Todd? Sure. Here’s a LinkedIn profile, and an on-line interview posted by Geoff Livingston.

mike-arauz-150.jpgMike Arauz

Here is how Mike describes himself on his blog:
Mike Arauz is interested in Media, Marketing, Technology, Photography, Film, Food, and Politics. This site is a place for you to discover the things that Mike thinks are interesting enough to pass on. Mike is a strategist, a futurologist, a digital anthropologist, at Undercurrent, and lives in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

And that’s exactly true…the blog is a “Mike mirror,” and the topics range from marketing to Barack Obama to social networking and lots more. Here is Mike’s LinkedIn profile (nice profile photo, btw), and a collection of very cool Flickr photos (here is a favorite of mine).

The Undercurrent website has an intriguing company self-description. Not quite sure what they do, exactly, but clearly, it’ll be interesting talking to Mike about it! And when you visit Mike’s website, you’ll note one of the “grittiest” header graphics that you’ve ever seen on a blog!

armano-150.jpgDavid Armano

David is well-known in the blogger community for his tasteful blog, Logic + Emotion. David is an idea guy, and he specializes in very cool graphics, especially with overlapping circles. He is VP of Experience Design with a firm called Critical Mass, and his blog is heavily weighted toward marketing/design/blogging/business. Here is a recent post summarizing why he still blogs, after 2 years.

Courtesy of Google, we can find out about David’s Italian background, engage in Twitter talk (if that’s your thing), and get the full LinkedIn profile. But mostly, we can look forward to some great conversations in April with a very creative fellow!

Here is his personal website. I make numerous business trips to Chicago, and since he is in that area, I need to stop being lazy and set up a lunch meeting with him…

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Here are the other registered attendees. I’ll try to do a couple more in the next day or so…
Matthew Bailey
Ryan Barrett
Cam Beck
Jennifer Berk
Rohit Bhargava
Susan Bird
Toby Bloomberg
Tim Brunelle
Katie Chatfield
Thomas Clifford
Mack Collier
Saul Colt
Terry Dagrosa
Luc Debaisieux
Gene DeWitt
Matt Dickman
Paul Dunay
Gianandrea Facchini
Jason Falls
Anna Farmery
Mark Goren
Heather Gorringe
Kristin Gorski
Lewis Green
Ann Handley
Gavin Heaton
Kris Hoet
Kevin Horne
Sean Howard
Joseph Jaffe
Ryan Karpeles
CK
Chris Kieff
Joe Kutchera
Jennifer Laycock
CeCe Lee
Geoff Livingston
Lori Magno
Sean Maher
Valeria Maltoni
Caroline McCarthy
Matthew McDonald
Paul McEnany
Tim McHale
Drew McLellan
Doug Meacham
Virginia Miracle
Scott Monty
Darryl Ohrt
Rita Perea
Marilyn Pratt
Jane Quigley
Arun Rajagopal
Connie Reece
David Reich
Marianne Richmond
Cathleen Rittereiser
Steve Roesler
John Rosen
Roberta Rosenberg
Mike Sansone
Linda Sherman
Nathan Snell
Paul Soldera
Marshall Sponder
Terry Starbucker
Seni Thomas
Tangerine Toad
Jonathan Trenn
Mario Vellandi
Greg Verdino
Neil Vineberg
John Wall
Debbie Weil
Tamar Weinberg
CB Whittemore
Kaitlyn Wilkins
Steve Woodruff

Blogger Socialites – Summaries and Snippets

The first Blogger Social is a little over a month away, and I’m looking forward to meeting a bunch of new people. Now I don’t know about you, but I always feel a little intimidated in new settings, particularly unstructured social groups (yes, some of you have told me I don’t act like it, but that’s only because this introvert has been forced out of his shell over many years). So I thought I’d engage in a little on-line research about each one of the registered attendees, so I won’t feel quite socuriousgeorge_sm2.jpg clueless when we’re all together. And, well, I’m…Curious.

Want to come along? It’ll be an ongoing series between now and early April, and hopefully, I’ll get through the whole list.

Tomorrow, the “A-Team” – Tara Anderson, Todd Andrlik, Mike Arauz, and David Armano.

Tara Anderson
Todd Andrlik
Mike Arauz
David Armano
Matthew Bailey
Ryan Barrett
Cam Beck
Jennifer Berk
Rohit Bhargava
Susan Bird
Toby Bloomberg
Tim Brunelle
Katie Chatfield
Thomas Clifford
Mack Collier
Saul Colt
Terry Dagrosa
Luc Debaisieux
Gene DeWitt
Matt Dickman
Paul Dunay
Gianandrea Facchini
Jason Falls
Anna Farmery
Mark Goren
Heather Gorringe
Kristin Gorski
Lewis Green
Ann Handley
Gavin Heaton
Kris Hoet
Kevin Horne
Sean Howard
Joseph Jaffe
Ryan Karpeles
CK
Chris Kieff
Joe Kutchera
Jennifer Laycock
CeCe Lee
Geoff Livingston
Lori Magno
Sean Maher
Valeria Maltoni
Caroline McCarthy
Matthew McDonald
Paul McEnany
Tim McHale
Drew McLellan
Doug Meacham
Virginia Miracle
Scott Monty
Darryl Ohrt
Rita Perea
Marilyn Pratt
Jane Quigley
Arun Rajagopal
Connie Reece
David Reich
Marianne Richmond
Cathleen Rittereiser
Steve Roesler
John Rosen
Roberta Rosenberg
Mike Sansone
Linda Sherman
Nathan Snell
Paul Soldera
Marshall Sponder
Terry Starbucker
Seni Thomas
Tangerine Toad
Jonathan Trenn
Mario Vellandi
Greg Verdino
Neil Vineberg
John Wall
Debbie Weil
Tamar Weinberg
CB Whittemore
Kaitlyn Wilkins
Steve Woodruff

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