Friday, March 24, 2006

Conferences worth going to

There are some really good New Media conferences for people to go to, and there are some that are less so and some that are just not worth the money as New Media conferences.

This one should be good

Speakers include:

Neville Hobson - Communications consultant, blogger and podcaster at nevillehobson.com
Guillaume du Gardier - Director Online Communications Europe, Edelman
Stormhoek Wines, the blogging vintners
Olivier Creiche, COO Europe for Six Apart
Martin Talks, CEO, Bluebarracuda.com
Julian Smith, analyst Jupiter Research
Antony Mayfield - Harvard PR
Lee Bryant - Headshift
Jeremy Phillips, director of Market Clusters
Gabe MacIntyre - Xolo.tv and Whisper Media
Nick Mailer - Positive Internet
Alex Bellinger - Audacious Online
Matthew Yeomans - Custom Communication
Mark Rogers - Market Sentinel
Vassil Mladjov, founder of Blogtronix
Heather Hopkins, director of research, Hitwise
Struan Robertson senior associate at Pinsent Masons
Graeme Foux - director and founder of Knexus
Genie Lutz - Partner, UK OnLine Presence and Tax Portal, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Philippe Borremans - Public Relations Manager, IBM Belgium & Luxembourg
James Ledbetter, Senior Editor - Time Magazine
Peter Bale, Online Editorial Director, Times Online
Guillaume Champeau, Project Manager, AgoraVox.com


This one should be good too:



By contrast to some New Media conferences, this is a conference with speakers who know public relations (and marketing and advertsing); know the New Media; use New Media; have studied New Media and who are worth listening to:

Tom Murphy – Tom looks after PR and Community Affairs for Microsoft in Ireland, prior to this

Tom spent 14 years providing PR counsel to technology companies across Europe and North

America. He has worked in both agency and in-house roles with a range of companies including

BEA Systems, Gateway and Intel. Tom is the author of PR Opinions a

blog which covers the challenges facing PR and marketing professionals.

Elizabeth Albrycht – Elizabeth is an independent communications consultant and 15 year

veteran of high technology public relations practice. She has authored articles on blogging, RSS and

other new tools for PRSA's Tactics magazine, the IABC's CW Bulletin and the New

Communications Blogzine. Elizabeth blogs about PR and corporate communications at

CorporatePR and is the editor of Future Tense, a Corante blog that explores the future of work.

Neville Hobson, ABC - Neville is a communicator, blogger and podcaster and one of the

leading European early adopters and influencers in new-media communication for business. He

blogs daily at NevOn with commentary and opinion on business communication

and technology, and co-presents For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report

a twice-weekly business podcast at the intersection of online communication, business and technology.

Philip Young - Philip is a Senior Lecturer in public relations and journalism at the University Of

Sunderland, specialising in media ethics. Prior to joining the university he ran a highly successful

PR agency and was an award-winning journalist with two major regional newspapers. Philip runs.the Mediations weblog and has written widely on new communications.

Chris Rushton - Chris is Head of Public Relations & Journalism at the University of Sunderland.

He is also chief examiner for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations' Advanced Certificate.

Prior to joining the university, Chris was managing director of a national PR agency, specializing in

corporate and financial PR. In addition, he has had a successful career in journalism, including seven

years as an award-winning editor of one of the UK's largest regional newspapers.

Stuart Bruce - Stuart is a founding partner of Bruce Marshall Associates, a PR consultancy based

in Leeds and London. Before starting his own business in 1998 he was responsible for UK public

relations and public affairs for Grant Thornton, one of the world's largest accountants.. Stuart has

blogged since early 2003.


Lets face it, the Internet is rapidly becomming the primary source for news for many people. Which puts New Media in the frame as well.

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