Yearly Archives: 2009

Vote for the Top 100 Online Marketers of 2009

After the success of last year’s list, Invesp is at it again with their user-voted list of the top 100 online marketers of the year. I was at #94 on their list last year and have been nominated again this year. Voting will end at midnight on December 13th.

To submit your vote, please select the radio button next to the name of the nominee and then click on the vote button. To learn more about each candidate, check out their Twitter page.

Cast your vote here.

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Heading to BlogWorld 2009: What I’m Excited About

It’s that time of the year again and I’m very excited to be heading off to BlogWorldExpo 2009! If you’re also going to the conference, please get in touch with me because I would love to party with you while I’m in Vegas. All of my contact information is on my contact page.

Here are the panels that I will be on, followed by the sessions I’m looking forward to attending. If you think I missed a good one, please let me know.

My sessions (Friday October 16)

12:45pm – 1:45pm (Room 230) ROI Smackdown: New Media versus Traditional Media

3:00pm – 3.30pm (Room 231) Building a Sustainable Online Community

4:00pm – 5:00pm (Live Podcasting Area) Live with The Drill Down Crew

The sessions I will be attending (please click to enlarge)

Mu\'s BlogWorld 2009 Schedule

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A South by Southwest Mission

I was invited to speak on a couple of panels and will hopefully be representing on a third at South by Southwest 2010. To make this happen, however, I need your support. SXSW is asking you (the potential attendee) to vote on which panels you would like to see at the conference next year. Please take a look at the following three and vote for them if they interest you (which I hope they do!)

  1. How to Influence Tastemakers
  2. How to Recover from a Brand Collapse
  3. Will Bloggers Save Journalism: The ChicagoNow Experiment

Thanks for taking a look. If all goes well, I hope to see you all at SXSW 2010!

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director of social media strategy at chicagonow


It took a little over a month to get everything in place but I’m very excited to finally announce that I have just accepted the amazing opportunity to head social media strategy at ChicagoNow! In case you’re wondering what we’re all about, our editorial director Tracy describes it succinctly as “Huffington Post meets Facebook for Chicago”.

We’re blessed with fantastic leadership and a well-rounded team of community managers and bloggers who are passionate about Chicago and everything it has to offer. So please stop by, register on the site, and don’t forget to tell us how we’re doing and how we can improve.

ChicagoNow is a new place for Chicagoans to connect and share their interests with each other.

We think of it as an online town square for the Chicago of right now–the city that gave the world a president and may host the world for an Olympics.

We’ve quickly grown from a handful of blogs to almost 70 blogs and are looking forward to welcoming many more into the ChicagoNow family (if you think you could be one of our future superstars, or would like to partner/collaborate with us, don’t hesitate to get in touch). Finally, we’re less than a week away from taking the beta sticker off the site so please drop by and take a look, we’re confident that you’ll fall in love.