Search Marketing Expo – Google Party

Well I finally made it to the SMX show (Search Marketing Expo) at the Santa Clara Convention Center; what a ride coming from San Francisco on the heels of the MPINCC Annual Trade Show, it took almost 4 hours to drive to Santa Clara, WOW. This is a very technical show, featuring many companies who expense their knowledge and wisdom on the science of Marketing with Search Engine technology. It is a good trade-show, especially if you are looking to learn about the technical aspects of optimizing your search usage and results.

Today I received some mixed reports from the exhibitors about the quality of attendees. Some were happy with the attendance and said the potential business was good. Other exhibitors were dissatisfied with the turnout and did not acquire many leads. Unfortunately that is not a good sign considering tomorrow, the final day of the show is usually the slowest.

More on the show and featured companies tomorrow. Please click on my “enjoyable” report from the frontlines at the Google Party, at Search Marketing Expo 2008, Santa Clara, California.

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Fire Dancer@Sony Online Entertainment Party – CES 2008

HOT HOT HOT!!! —OUCH—

Sony’s fine firedancer at the Consumer Electronic Show 2008, Las Vegas. Please visit our Beta Test of the EVENT CITY TV Station.

As always, we welcome your thoughts and ideas for every aspect of our project. After all, we are building this for YOU, the Events & Creative Industry professional.

Here’s our Fire Dancer….

EVENT CITY CREATIVE ANNOUNCES NEW MAGAZINE CHANNEL

San Francisco, CA, February 26, 2008 – Event City Creative Magazine™, the new BlogaZine™ covering projects, venue reviews, industry news, general articles and product reviews for the Events & Creative Industries announced today that it is expanding its focused coverage to the Hospitality and Meeting Planning industries.

The Event City Hospitality Channel, the new Hospitality and Meeting Planning segment will debut next week for the first time online offering a multitude of important content for the professional Meeting Manager, Corporate Planner and Buyers, Hotel & Restaurant industry professional and Event and Venue Managers.

We welcome your ideas and comments so we can bring you the Professional, exactly what you want to see with these industries. We hope to create a smooth path for you while on the road towards your objectives, however simple or complex they might be.

Check back here often for updates and coverage exclusively for YOUR industry. If you would like to solicit a feature story, venue, restaurant or hotel property review, event coverage, product reviews or any other type of editorial content, please send your Press Releases here via email.

EventCity@ Wodercon 2008 Nolan’s blooper reel.

Nolan and i made it to this years Wondercon @ Moscone center south , just hit the floor to chat up the Artists and comic vendors.

I think the video clip says alot for our state of mind at the time . Shortly after the blooper reel we hit stride , and hopefully you’ll think so too.

Wondercon is such a cool show to attend. If you have not been to one mark it on your list of things todo next year around this time. The Artists who come each year are really amazing . We will be posting info on Dark Ocean Studios with a short interview until then…

We have more clips to upload please check back in the coming days . More coverage from Wondercon 2008.

Meeting Planners International 20th Annual Trade Show Comes to SF

Meeting Professionals, Tradeshow Managers, Event Producers and Corporate Planners who are in the San Francisco Bay Area you’re in for a treat! Coming to your beautiful city by the bay is one of the best events for your industries, the Meeting Planners International Northern California Chapter (MPINCC) 20th Annual Trade Show.

This is an Event City “MUST ATTEND” convention for anyone in those related professions. Every year the show has a great turnout, a diverse selection of quality exhibitors and a well run operation. We hope to see you this year at one of the best Meeting and Event industry tradeshows on the West Coast. Oh yeah, and the educational programs are pretty good too!

If you have news and press releases please send them via email to our Editorial Offices. Please keep your eyes peeled for our photo montage and stories from the Meeting Planners International Tradeshow coverage.

Here’s the complete information package for the event:

Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Moscone West San Francisco

The Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter (MPINCC) 20th Annual Trade Show returns to the City by the Bay offering outstanding networking and education opportunities for Meeting Planners, Event Producers, Corporate Managers and Tradeshow Professionals. Tuesday, February 26, 2008 the Moscone West in San Francisco (View the Moscone Center MPI Tradeshow Webpage for additional information) will be the gathering location for this fine event.

Catch a glimpse of the future as you select from workshops on the latest developments in the greening of events, future marketing trends, updates on CMP certification requirements, trends in contract negotiation, coaching/managing future generations and much more. Shape your future by learning from today’s experts.

More than 4,000 corporate, association, government and meeting management professionals are invited to attend. This year you can expect dynamic opening and closing general sessions, forward-thinking educational sessions, amazing prizes, extended time on the Trade Show floor and the popular Wine Tasting Reception. The reception will be easily accessible, taking place on the Third Level of Moscone West immediately following the Closing General Session.

ONE OF THE EVENT SPONSORS

Invitation Sponsored by:

It’s never been so easy to book Monterey!

MONTEREY COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
Please visit our website at:
www.montereyinfo.org or 877-Monterey

 

Please read below for the complete details on the event and we hope to see you at Moscone Center West Next Tuesday the 26th of February at this Event.

 

REGISTRATION – 8:00 AM

OPENING GENERAL SESSION – 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
EMCEE: Michael Krasny, Ph.D., host of KQED’s award-winning Forum, a news and public affairs program that concentrates on the arts, culture, health, business and technology.

TOPIC: PERFORMANCE EXECUTION: ATTAINING TRUE HUMAN POTENTIAL & SUSTAINED SUCCESS
SPEAKER: Dr. Jeffrey Magee, PMD,CSP,CMC, Jeff Magee International/JMI, Inc.

In this powerful program by Dr. Jeffrey Magee, you will learn strategic and tactical leadership ideas, techniques and models to obtain your best performance. Dr. Magee will share his 18 years of inidividual and business research to help you gain a clear understanding on what it really takes to “shape your future.”

This KEYNOTE Program is benchmarked against the top Fortune 50 businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, along some of the top personalities in business, athletics, and entertainment today. YOU will see their maps for success revealed and you will leave with quantifiable models you can instantly use to move yourself and your organization to the next level of performance.

These six critical factors have been shown to directly influence the “Ownership Model” and how you go about getting individuals and groups to assume significantly greater levels of ownership on projects, within committees, inter-departmental or line interactions, with their areas of responsibility, and the organization over-all!

MORNING WORKSHOPS – 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

WORKSHOP 1: CONTRACTS: A ROAD MAP TO SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATIONS
SPEAKER: Mark Roysner, Esq., Roysner & Associates

The days of “my word is my bond,” the “handshake deal,” and “freebies” are gone forever. In today’s turbulent and rapidly changing market, contracts are becoming increasingly complex, challenging and confusing, requiring greater scrutiny than ever before. All contractual issues must be addressed clearly and concisely, before signing on the dotted line.

In this session you will receive an overview of all contract negotiations, including important legal issues that need to be reviewed, modified or included. Whether you are a planner or supplier, seasoned professional or rookie, you will want to join this workshop to learn about the latest contracting tips.

WORKSHOP 2: LASTING IMPRESSIONS
SPEAKER: John Feather, Digital Animator and Effects Artist, Serpent’s Heart

Join digital animator and effects artist John Feather for an overview of the digital technology currently used in major Hollywood blockbuster movies. Learn how to use the latest advances in computer generated imagery to create cutting edge marketing and promotional content that is not only spectacular, but creates results. This same technology can be incorporated into your program’s branding standards to not only drive attendance and capture your audience, but to also clearly communicate your message.

WORKSHOP 3: GREEN MEETINGS ARE EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS
SPEAKER: Julie Burford, Assistant General Manager, The Moscone Center

As the one ultimately responsible for holding, supporting and/or funding meetings, you can be a major decision-maker over whether a meeting is planned with the environment in mind. This workshop is a training session on how to create smarter, greener and more sustainable meetings. You’ll learn the definition of a green meeting, what it takes to plan a green meeting, what your role is as the planner or venue, how to create realistic results and how to measure those results. The workshop also will showcase current efforts to green meetings including the practices adopted by the Moscone Center. Whether you instruct, supply or coordinate meetings, you will learn your power to conserve.

WORKSHOP 4: PLANNING FOR YOUR FUTURE: READY TO BECOME A CMP?
SPEAKERS: Ruthie Keidel, CMP, Vice President & Operations Manager, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and
Eileen Ho, CMP, Event Coordinator, Wells Fargo Advantage Funds

Get a comprehensive overview of the benefits of the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation. You will gain insight into the professional advantages of obtaining the designation, learn about the process and receive tips on how to complete the application. Additionally, learn about the MPINCC resources available to help you prepare for the exam. To qualify as a candidate for the CMP examination, you must demonstrate a broad range of experience in the field of meeting management, including:

· A minimum of three years employment experience in meeting management.

· Current, full-time employment* in a meeting management capacity. (*CIC will accept applicants who have been unemployed for a period less than twelve (12) months from the application submission date.)

· Responsibility and accountability for the successful completion of meetings.


The deadline for submitting your application for the August 9, 2008 exam is April 9, 2008.

WORKSHOP 5: PERFORMANCE EXECUTION: A DETAILED PLAN FOR INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES
SPEAKER: Dr. Jeffrey Magee, PMD, CSP, CMC, JEFF MAGEE INTERNATIONAL/JMI, Inc.


Dr. Magee will expand on his general session message of Performance Execution. This workshop will focus on creating your plan to develop your performance execution goals. You will leave with quantifiable models you can instantly use to move yourself and/or your organization to the next level of performance. The workshop will center on the six critical factors that influence the “Ownership Model” and how you motivate individuals and groups to assume greater levels of ownership on projects and within the organization over-all!

EXHIBITOR WORKSHOP11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

  • How to maximize your trade show experience in a “Planners World”
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Trade Show Etiquett

LUNCH – 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

TRADE SHOW – 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Join more than 300 exhibitors on the trade show floor as they display the latest and greatest in hotels/venues, technology and services. Learn how the vendor you meet today can help shape the future of meetings and careers.

CLOSING GENERAL SESSION – 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
TOPIC: CALL TO ACTION: THE FUTURE IS UP TO YOU
SPEAKER: Hattie Hill, CMM, HHE, Inc.
Don’t miss the final event of the day. Stay in your seat for an unforgettable close, which will Step into your future with ACTION. This final session will combine all the day’s learning to develop a customized plan for your life. Whether you want to be more effective as a global citizen, meeting industry professional, parent or friend, your future is in your hands. This is your opportunity to rethink the way you are managing today, reset boundaries for tomorrow, and skyrocket into shaping your future.

RECEPTION – 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
The popular post-Trade Show Wine Tasting Reception returns for the third year and will take place on the Third Level of the Moscone West just outside the General Session. With Northern California wineries represented and fabulous prize giveaways, this is a perfect opportunity to relax and network with friends old and new. Prizes include: Gift certificates, get-aways and the annual $500 in cash (for Planners only).

EXHIBIT TEARDOWN – 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION:

Parking is available at the Fifth and Mission Parking Garage for a maximum of $30 per day. The BART stop closest to Moscone West is the Powell Street station. Moscone West is located at Fourth and Howard streets with a second entrance on Fourth Street between Howard and Mission Street. See www.moscone.com for more transportation options.

For more information please visit the MPINCC Website

 
 
 
 
 
   

Welcome to Event City

Y&T will be at the Filmore March 29th San Francisco CA

Y&T has always been one of my favorite bands , and will be performing at the Filmore next month we hope to cover this show …

Stay tuned for more stuff!

Jeff@eventcity.net