Word of Mouth Marketing Conference in DC
WOMMA (Word of Mouth Marketing Association) has a mid-December conference coming up in Washington DC and I’d love to be there with a blogger press pass. I know I’m not an A-list blogger, but I can be a good live-blogger and generate buzz for this Word of Mouth Marketing Summit & Research Symposium on December 11-13. I’ve put my name in the hat and maybe I’ll be one of the lucky chosen. Wouldn’t you like to see me liveblog this summit and learn the latest & greatest ways of marketing online by reading this blog, which is the next best thing to actually being there yourself?
Not only are they giving out the Wommie Awards, I’d love to see Ted Leonsis‘ (AOL vice chairman) keynote, Debbie Weil (author of The Corporate Blogging Book, Typepad’s featured book for October 2006, plus she has great CEO blogging tips at BlogWriteforCEOs.com) and Greg Stielstra, author of PyroMarketing: The Four-Step Strategy to Ignite Customer Evangelists and Keep Them for Life and its blog). And, being a Starbucks fan, to hear John Moore, author of Tribal Knowledge: Business Wisdom Brewed from the Grounds of Starbucks Corporate Culture, and blogger at Brand Autopsy, that’d be the trifecta, even without Seth Godin or Guy Kawasaki!
For those of you new to WOMMA, WOMMA brings together professionals who have mastered the art and science of creating genuine customer enthusiasm, amplifying it, and sharing it with future fans. WOMMA’s mission is to build a thriving profession based on best practices, effective standards, and ethical leadership.
On a tech note here, I’ve upgraded to WordPress 2.0.5, and migrated my permalinks from my previously cryptic numeric permalink to a more search-engine friendly title-based permalink, with the assistance of this Permalink Migration so both old and new permalinks work and nothing is broken. I’ve also activated the popular vPIP plugin (Cinegage Utilities’ videos Playing In Place), which let’s you play videos of all kinds within a web page or blog post.
Thanks for the headsup on this one – the conference is EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!