Have you saved the dates for the upcoming Internet Marketing Summit here in Raleigh next week? I am excited not just to see/hear an awesome list of speakers, but also to finally meet a long-time twitter friend of mine in real life. I would be lying if I said that it didn’t matter, but since he’s coming all the way from Phoenix Arizona – I’d better make my way to the Convention Center.
Thomas Ballantyne is the Marketing Director of Bulwark Pest Control, headquartered in Phoenix. I learn a lot from him in terms of marketing and online trends. Thomas is one of the few SEO’s I know that has aced integrating video into local and niche marketing online. I hope we get some time to get together after the convention as well because I will certainly pick his brain over dinner.
Thomas announced to me that Bulwark opened a Raleigh pest control office for offering their services in our area.
I believe he will be traveling from Phoenix with another of my internet marketing heroes, Arnie Kuenn. Arnie is the President at Arizona based marketing agency, Vertical Measures and author of Accelerate! I’d get my book signed, but I only have it for my nook. Oh well, let’s take a look at some of the speakers at this years event that I plan to see.
I have yet to see the itinerary, so I may go out of order here –
- Gary Vaynerchuk: President of Vayner Media
- Noah Everett: Founder of TwitPic
- Phil Buckley: Capstrat
- David Perry: Biz Dev Exec for Google Software and Services
- Jack Krawczyk: Senior Product Manager of StumbleUpon
- Marcus Renstrom: Head of SEO for Yahoo!
- Karen Albritton: President of Capstrat
- Maria Pergolino: Senior Marketing Director of Marketo
- Greg Gunn: VP of Biz Dev for HootSuite
- Jim Tobin: President of Ignite Social Media
- Adam Covati: Founder and CTO of Argyle Social Media
- Rob Ousbey: VP of Operations, Seattle – Distilled
- Jessica Bowman: Founder of SEOinhouse
- Bill Slawski: President SEO by the Sea (and THE expert on Google patents, IMHO)
For a full list of speakers, check out the official IS11 page: Internet Summit 2011 Speakers.
I hope to see you there!