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Atom Gadget Going to SXSW 2010
I will miss this year’s SXSW Interactive, but I enjoyed getting to pull plans together and shoot a video of the Intel Atom Gadgets going to the event next week. If you’re going to SXSW, get your Gadgets on!
Fast Brain Life for Wiseman Jeremiah Owyang
Friend and Forester Researcher Jeremiah Owyang sits down with Intel Insider Sarah Austin and shares his daily routine, ambitions, amazement and travel wishes.
Last week, Jeremiah gave me a quick shot out (I’m not worthy!) in this Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal story that offers even more insight into what keeps the social computing wiseman movin’ ahead of things.
Are PR Agencies Dead?
Brian Solis is pioneer of moving the PR industry into and beyond the PR 2.0 era. He’s also an Intel Insider, one of 10 social media advisers I get to work with.
I shot the video (at bottom) during the “Are PR Agencies Dead?” panel at South by Southwest 2009 just days before Brian’s new book was released called “Putting Public Back in Public Relations.”
This is one for the ages, an accessible read for students studying Journalism/Public Relations in college…and a great addition to my BookStack.
The week prior to SXSW, Brian gave me some great advice about getting the @intel Twitter account started using a “curator” approach rather than sharing a persona like some of the excellent account like Zappos and ComcastCares.
Over the past three years, I’ve seen Brian grow more prolific, helping so many people with his insights about PR, about how to best use social media and networking tools and how to go off and do something wonderful with your online persona. Today, he even has an interesting Micro Disruption Theory and The Social Effect.
Brian is someone well worth any free or multitasking time you can spare. Here is a widget that will let you follow Brian Solis’ great photography, blog and Twitter posts.
Update: Here is a great interview of Brian Solis by Seesmic mastermind Loic Le Muer:
Here at InterAct 2008 with My DC Social Media Posse
Here is some great news I got recently from InterAct 2008 — dubbed “interactive media event of the year, merging creativity with technology”:
“You are currently confirmed to speak on the “Grow Your Business Through Social Media” panel, scheduled for Tuesday, September 3o…in the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center Atrium Ballroom at 1300 Pennsylvania Aven NW, Washington DC.”
I get to join an awesome cast of mostly east coast masters of social media. In fact, there are two Intel Insiders: Brian Solis (my West Coast posse) and Somwhat Frank Gruber (East Coast boy at large).
Here’s a look at the panel:
- Moderator, Jesse Thomas/Jesse3
- Rohit Bhargava/Ogilvy PR
- Somewhat Frank Gruber of AOL and an Intel Insider
- Jim Long, NBC cameraman — a.k.a New Media Jim on Twitter
- Nick O’Neill/Social Times
- Brian Solis of PR 2.0 and an Intel Insider
Look for some lots of creative ideas mixed with grounded perspectives for how to help your company leap into this era of “opening up,” “connecting” and “growing together.”
Frankly, I’m fired up to be back in DC…although it’s the first time I’ve been here on a Sunday and downtown and the Mall is DEAD quiet, and so many stories are closed.
I dig the megalomania DC architecture, with one not-so tall, but grandiose building next to another trying to stand more more than its next door neighbor. The architecture is magnificent, with no building higher than the tip of the robust Capitol building. DC’s nowhere as awesome as Rome, but the knock off columned monuments and museums make Las Vegas look like a movieset.
I did get to spend time catching up over brunch with a great guy and mentor, Rohit, who’s another creative treasure of DC.
I’m looking forward to meeting Jesse and Jim. And spending the afternoon with Rohit, Brian and Frank, three guys who I don’t (I’m not the only one who doesnt’) get to see enough. A big thanks to Leslie Bradshaw for helping me get here.
Follow the InterAct2008 blog to get a flavor what what’s cookin’ in DC this week.