12 Talks I’m Excited to See at New Media Expo 2014
I first attended New Media Expo Vegas when it was called BlogWorld back in 2009 and 2010.
It was a nice setup at the Mandalay Bay and there were some pretty inspiring and influential speakers (Brian Solis, Darren Rowse, Scott Stratten, Brian Clark and Sonia Simone to name a few, and many more).
This year, I’m excited to spend time in Vegas again, immersing myself with the industry’s best.
@freshtight – too many to name. Lots of smart people going to be there. : )
— Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan) December 19, 2013
The venue has changed. It’s at the Rio for 2014 — a short cab ride from the Aria, where I’m staying.
I was last at the Rio about 6 months ago for the World Series of Poker events.
I can’t imagine how the convention center looks without the hundreds of poker tables and thousands of chairs, but I know the organizers at #NMX know what they’re doing.
I’m particularly looking forward to:
He still takes the time to respond to his fans and followers online, something many people in his position don’t do.
@freshtight Awesome!Looking forward to seeing you!!
— Pat Flynn (@PatFlynn) January 3, 2014
Check out the kindle version of his book:
His presentation is about How To Convert Your Casual Readers Into A Thriving Community Of Raving Fans
Lee is the CEO of TopRank Marketing and the wildly popular TopRankBlog. He’s also the author of Optimize: How to Attract and Engage More Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media, and Content Marketing.
His keynote presentation will cover 10 Lessons Learned From 10 Years of Blogging
Mitch is an experienced front-end developer and WordPress programmer.
His presentation covers Schema for Bloggers: Structured Data, Demystified.
Check him out at Studio NashVegas
Paula quit her 9-to-5 job at a newspaper to join the new media revolution. She’s traveled the world and blogs about money and lifestyle design at her website AffordAnything.com.
Her presentation is titled, The Art of Crafting Jaw-Dropping Content: Why You Should Forget Everything You Learned In School.
Scott Stratten is the president of Unmarketing. Forbes.com named him one of the top 5 social media influencers in the world. He’s written three best-selling business books, and is a passionate live speaker. Highly recommend checking him (and his books) out.
— Scott Stratten (@unmarketing) December 19, 2013
His presentation is The Business of YOU: Why Building your Online Brand through Content Marketing will Unleash the Influencer Inside You!
Marcie writes about overcoming “blogger’s block” and has published a great book on how to create content for you site.
Her presentation focuses on the same subject, her expertise, and is titled, 5 Ways to Create Engaging, Sharable Blog Posts Without Writing…A Lot
Andrea is a social media consultant and the co-author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies.
Her presentation will cover how to get your Facebook page off the ground, “Thousands of Fans in 6 Months or Less”
Cora is the founder and editor of The Lingerie Addict, the world’s leading lingerie blog, which has a very large, engaged and loyal audience.
Her presentation will focus on Building Your Community: How to Find the Right People for Your Blog.
Penny is a best-selling author (12 books to her name, to date) and internationally recognized book marketing expert.
Her presentation is aptly called, How To Sell Your Books By The Truckload on Amazon.
Barry is the owner of Feldman Creative. He specializes in copywriting for the web, content marketing and creative direction for brands.
His presentation will discuss “how the signature style of each musical icon can inspire ideas to catapult your blog to capture a bigger and more engaged audience.”
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Others I’ll unfortunately miss their presentations but hope to bump into around the conference, the meetups and/or the after parties:
Amy learned from one of the best (Tony Robbins). She is an experienced brand manager and Facebook expert and co-authored Facebook Marketing All-in-One For Dummies. I also really like her marketing course, FBInfluence, which she created with another great social media marketer, Lewis Howes (creator of LinkedInfluence and Video Traffic Academy).
C.C. Chapman is a great writer, thought leader and very experienced storyteller. He’s surrounded by good company and is one of the most influential online marketing experts.
Chase is a unique, thought-provoking writer, marketer, designer (also part of the Fizzle.co team, formerly Think Traffic). I highly recommend checking out his blog: Ice To The Brain
Ian is the founder and CEO of Razor Social, one of the world’s top sites for advice on social media tools and technology.
John Lee Dumas
John is the founder and host of Entrepreneur On Fire, a top business podcast that interviews some of the best and most successful entrepreneurs.
Julien is New York Times Best-Selling author of three books, two of which were co-authored with Chris Brogan.
I’ve never seen Michael speak before, but I can only imagine he’s a great presenter. I follow his writings on Twitter and it always seems he has a positive outlook on whatever subject he’s discussing. That, or his smiling profile pic sticks in my head. They say smiling is contagious.
Check out his blog, MichaelHyatt.com, it’s ranked by Google in the top one-half percent of all blogs.
Mignon aka @GrammarGirl is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips.
Ric Dragon is the CEO of Dragon Search Marketing and author of Social Marketology: Improve Your Social Media Processes and Get Customers to Stay Forever.
Sam is co-author of Influence Marketing and partner at Sensei Marketing.
Are you attending New Media Expo this year? Which presentations and events are you looking forward to?
Let me know on Twitter @freshtight