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Personality Not Included: 4 Big Events And A Launch Party!

I’m gearing up for what is going to be a busy week of promotion for PNI next week. On Monday of next week, I am running the first session of the day at a very well put together event in Santa Fe, New Mexico called the Online Community Business Forum. My topic will be about building an online community by focusing beyond your own website. Then I head to ad:tech San Francisco at the Moscone Center on the 15th to do a featured book signing at 1pm in their event bookstore on site. The 16th morning, Ogilvy is hosting an amazing panel around the topic of the book in Silicon Valley which has confirmed speakers including my good friend Kara Swisher of D: All Things Digital/WSJ, Jeremiah Owyang of Forrester Research and Katherine Barr of Mohr Davidow Ventures. My always dynamic colleague Adriana Gascoigne will be moderating. 

On the 17th I’ll be headed to Portland to do the lunch keynote session sponsored by the American Marketing Association at the Innotech Marketing and eBusiness event. There will also be a book signing there, hosted by Powell’s (one of my favourite local used and new bookstores along with Strands in New York). Finally, to round out the week on Friday the 18th I will be hosting the official launch party for Personality Not Included at the Sugar Cafe on 679 Sutter Street in downtown San Francisco. Along the way for all these events, I would LOVE to meet anyone who happens to live in or near these cities and to that end will be headed to several parties and organizing meetups to get together, as well as sharing live updates of where I’m headed via Twitter. So if you are a reader of Influential Marketing blog, and happen to be planning to be in San Francisco, Santa Fe/Albuquerque, or Portland … come out to any of the events next week and say hi!

List of Events/Dates:
April 14: Online Community Business Forum "Thinking Beyond the Community Website" at 9am
April 15: ad:tech San Francisco Book Signing at 1pm
April 16: Silicon Valley Tech Breakfast at 8am
April 17: Keynote Presentation at Innotech Portland "10 Truth of Marketing in Web2.0 World" at 12 noon
April 18: Launch party for PNI at Sugar Cafe in San Francisco!

10 thoughts on “Personality Not Included: 4 Big Events And A Launch Party!”

  1. Good list of events and great panel for the 16th. Have you considered speaking to a group focused on international business? As you pointed out in your interview with me, your book has an ample international perspective.

    I remember well Jen Schefft’s book launch for “Better Single Than Sorry.” Jen is a celebrity (Bachelor/Bachelorette) who works for the PR firm, Weber Shandwick. They set up a great book tour for her that included many radio interviews. I was very interested in her tour because first, I docked with her in LA to give her a Singelringen but more importantly many of the radio hosts interested in her book might also be interested in talking about Singelringen. Unfortunately, while there are many radio hosts who talk about being single, there are far fewer that talk about business topics. Mostly the same for TV as well. At least there are now appropriate internet based talk outlets. The audience that has learned to find these may be limited but can help drive word of mouth.

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  2. Good list of events and great panel for the 16th. Have you considered speaking to a group focused on international business? As you pointed out in your interview with me, your book has an ample international perspective.

    I remember well Jen Schefft’s book launch for “Better Single Than Sorry.” Jen is a celebrity (Bachelor/Bachelorette) who works for the PR firm, Weber Shandwick. They set up a great book tour for her that included many radio interviews. I was very interested in her tour because first, I docked with her in LA to give her a Singelringen but more importantly many of the radio hosts interested in her book might also be interested in talking about Singelringen. Unfortunately, while there are many radio hosts who talk about being single, there are far fewer that talk about business topics. Mostly the same for TV as well. At least there are now appropriate internet based talk outlets. The audience that has learned to find these may be limited but can help drive word of mouth.

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  3. Love the blog. I noticed throughout the last year that you and Jeremiah engage in a lot of speaking events on the west coast. Do you know of any websites that post speaking events like these across the country? I live in Milwaukee and it is so hard to find events on social media/social networking that have credible speakers.

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  4. Love the blog. I noticed throughout the last year that you and Jeremiah engage in a lot of speaking events on the west coast. Do you know of any websites that post speaking events like these across the country? I live in Milwaukee and it is so hard to find events on social media/social networking that have credible speakers.

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  5. Rohit, congrats and best of luck tomorrow the 16th – that’s a great panel line-up and sorry i couldn’t be there. I’ve only glanced at the book, but it seems refreshingly different than the standard social media-ish ones that have been out the last couple of years. Congrats on a great achievement in just publishing.

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  6. Rohit, congrats and best of luck tomorrow the 16th – that’s a great panel line-up and sorry i couldn’t be there. I’ve only glanced at the book, but it seems refreshingly different than the standard social media-ish ones that have been out the last couple of years. Congrats on a great achievement in just publishing.

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  7. As one of your official ‘hand models’ at BS08 Rohit, I have just picked up your book from Amazon. Very much looking forward to reading it! Now you have to hop back through NYC at some point so I can get it signed.

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  8. As one of your official ‘hand models’ at BS08 Rohit, I have just picked up your book from Amazon. Very much looking forward to reading it! Now you have to hop back through NYC at some point so I can get it signed.

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