Connect Now Social Media and Free Ticket

I”m giving away a free ticket to ConnectnowOpens in a new tab. that starts tomorrow. I know, late notice, but I just had a yummy Easter holiday and well, all the cool kids are already going. 😛

I asked the speakers for their favourite blog post (their own blog) and this was their response – it might help for you to get to know them before tomorrow’s conference:

  • Tara Hunt, author of Whuffie Factor (here’s a taste – minding the gapOpens in a new tab.):
  • Debs ShultzOpens in a new tab. from USA who is still making up her mind which blog post to send me. 😛
  • Brian SolisOpens in a new tab. doesn’t believe in viral marketing:
  • In September 2008 at Web 2.0 Expo in New York, I shared something that many, to this day, believe to the contrary, “There is no such thing as viral marketing.”

    The declaration was empathetic in its direction to those marketers who have been on the receiving end of directives instructing them to create and unleash viral content. In parallel, the statement was aimed at those decision makers who assign such projects.

    Content, no matter how brilliant, creative, abstract, or controversial, is not inherently viral. Yet, we’re asked repeatedly to create viral videos, posts, and other social objects that will trigger an endless array of retweets, pages and profiles that immediately attract fans and followers accompanied by a deafening wall of sound propelled by word of mouth.

    Content doesn’t make something viral; people are the primary source of powering social objects across the attention nodes that connect the human network.

  • Simon MainwaringOpens in a new tab. – the doing versus the being of branding
  • and me – my fave blog post of all time that I have written would have to be… all of ’em. 😛

Anyway I have a free ticket to give away to ConnectNow so if you want it tell me your favourite blog post that you have written or read on social media – the conference is tomorrowOpens in a new tab.. So I’ll notify you – if you leave details in comments – later tonight. Sorry but I only realised I had ’em as I left for Easter. Bad me.

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

7 thoughts on “Connect Now Social Media and Free Ticket

  1. Connect Now Social Media and Free Ticket:

    I”m giving away a free ticket to Connectnow that starts tomorrow… http://bit.ly/bY9Rew

  2. It’d be cool to attend…I have some mileage to get to Sydney from Lima I guess!!
    Anyway, my fave of my own production is.

    Every birdwatcher should have 5000 birding friends on Facebook.

    Facebook groups don’t do the trick. They are often lame and stagnant. But what if you build your own group of people that share the same interest and invite them to become friends on Facebook. The idea is that within a certain guild (such as birdwatchers, conservationists, world travellers, stamp-collectors, worthy alturistic causes or what-ever really) a global private network is priceless and Facebook is superior to all other platforms to share and converse just because of its shear size).

  3. hey Laurel,

    The backstory…
    I’d heard about twitter in early 2008 and didn’t get it.
    Some friends suggested i blog about the journey and day-to-day experiences i was having with my business, I didn’t get it.

    In late 2008, I somehow found this Gary V post and the penny dropped for me. It resonated from a small business perspective, building & interacting with a community and the ability for some of the new technologies to allow an interaction with punters that wasn’t as easy or even possible 5 years ago.

    Said post:

    The quality is rubbish and maybe that helped make it work for me.
    So now I tweet and interact and it’s been a game changer for me and the business [ http://twitter.com/haul ].

    And funnily enough I’m dead keen to see Connect Now 🙂


    scottkilmartin @ gmail.com

  4. That’s interesting I knew next to nothing about this event but I just happened to be listening to a podcast interview with Tara Hunt just yesterday. #SmallInternetAfterAll

    [I figure I use Twitter hashtags on Facebook so why not in blog comments too? lol]

  5. Oh!!! buddy you Wowed!! me that’s a big list i really liked it..
    check my page on FB you may like this :

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