Hey guys, I hope Santa was good to everyone (even if you were a bit naughty), and hope everyone is excited about 2011! I have a big January on tap, and I wanted to let you know about a couple of events that I’ll be participating in.
Next week I am heading to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). I’ll be there on the 6th and 7th. On the 6th, I will be moderating a live webcast, a collaboration with Tami McCarthy of TMG Brand Communications who works with Citi Cards. This webcast will feature an interactive discussion on the latest news from Citi Cards, such as its next-generation Citi 2G card which gives cardholders the choice to use either their reward points or their credit line toward their purchase by simply pressing a button on their credit card wherever a credit card is swiped at the register. We’ll also be having a discussion with Jeff Mullen, who is the CEO of Dynamics, Inc. which provides the technology that is behind the Citi 2G card, and is also being honored asThe 2011 CES Best Innovation in Personal Electronics . Additionally, we’ll also chat about these offerings and the innovative technology behind them with several expert panelists, including:
- Jay Baer, Social Media Strategist, soon-to-be author and all-around nice guy
- Carrie Coolidge, co-editor, Luxist.com
- Aly Walansky, Lifestyle Expert, MyGloss.com
- Lauren Fairbanks, personal finance writer, AOL
- Greg Sandoval, senior writer, CNET
- Jeanine Skowronski, personal finance reporter,MainStreet.com
It should be a great discussion and if you’ll be attending CES, please stop by as we’ll be at The Mirage, Room Trindad A, starting at 11:30 PST on the 6th. And if you can’t join us in person on the 6th, you can still view it online live, ask questions, and join the discussion by registering here.
Additionally, if you’ll be at CES, we’ll be having a Tweetup at Nine Fine Irishmen which is at the New York New York hotel. The Tweetup will start at 5:00 PM PST, and run till about 6:30 PM, at which time we’ll all go over to the Mashable Awards, which will also be at the New York New York hotel. So we’d love to meet you there, and some of the Citi team will also be there if you want to bend their ears (and vice versa), so please do stop by, and you can sign up for the Tweetup by clicking here.
I will also be at CES on Friday the 7th, so if you’ll be there I would love to connect. Especially if your company is having success with social media, or if you’d like to discuss how I could help you take your efforts to the next level, I’d love to connect. Please email me so we can get together!
Next Wednesday I will also be joining the amazing Lisa Petrilli at Marketing Profs free virtual conference, Digital Marketing World! Lisa and I will be teaching you The 3 Critical Cs of Profitable Business Blogging at 3pm EST. This course is designed to help you get your business blog off the ground and help you take your efforts to the next level. The main areas we’ll be covering are:
- Measuring and gauging the effectiveness of your blogging strategy.
- How to create more valuable, interesting and engaging content that helps you reach your blogging objectives.
- Creating and leveraging more dynamic interactions and activity on your blog to reach your blogging goals.
This is a FREE event and you can register here. We will have a Q&A chat after the session, and would love to talk to you!
So I wanted to let everyone know about both of these events, and I have updated my Speaking Page to note these appearances. Again, if you’ll be in Las Vegas next week for CES, I’d love to connect and do try to attend the webcast and Tweetup if you can!