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mPlanet 2008


Mplanet_registration In between recooping and reading mPlanet posts, Pat Goodrich, AMA's senior director professional development, kindly shot me an email that AMA mPlanet will return to the Disney Dolphin in Orlando April 2008. 

Who know what the world of marketing and social media will be like in 17-months. Perhaps by then Josh will be into vlogs as well as photos!  Mmmm ... my birthday is in April .. thanks AMA for planning a swell party for me and 2000 of my closest friends <wink>

Photo complements of Josh Hallet, Hyku 

AMA mPlanet


One more from AMA's mPlanet conference.  Eric Kintz, Vice President of Global Marketing Strategy & Excellence for HP, dropped me an email that his presentation on "Driving B2B Marketing Success with Marketing ROI" is available on his blog Marketing Excellence along with highlights of his talk. Thanks Eric!

Friday Fun: Bloggers Do Have A Sense Of Humor!


Friday Fun is Diva Marketing's virtual happy hour from cosmos to Jack to lemonade. A waiting for the weekend 'playground' time to be sophisticated-silly. Or sometimes just plain silly.

Sometimes it seems the blogosphere takes itself  way too seriously. However, a couple of bloggers, with cool wit and a bit of wisdom, put a humorous spin on social media or Web 2.0. Reach for one more holiday sweet .. make mine chocolate! .. and enjoy a giggle or two with me.

Katherdingscreengrab_1 The talented Jeneane Sessum - Allied (I love this diva's writing!) and Chris Locke- Rageboy introduce a new spin to character blogs with a very clever and spot-on satirical character blog. Kat Herding Media. Kat Herding and her hottie assistant Jeremy Outerbridge show the PR bloggers how to do it right .. or rightfully wrong. Kat Herding Media is a must, must read! And you gotta love the play on the name.

David Brazeal -Learfield Interaction, is bringing the retro Match Game to the blogoshere. Girlfriend, Diva Marketing has the honor of - Bottom Row, Seat 1! Here are David's other blogger picks.Matchgame

  • Top Row, Seat 1: Micropersuasion's Steve Rubel. He's got the name, and he's always got a new project to plug.
  • Top Row, Seat 2: Amy Gahran, The Right Conversation. As far as I know, Amy's not as loud as Bret Somers. But she does always have a strong opinion, and she's not afraid to share it.
  • Top Row, Seat 3: I'll say Hugh MacLeod of Gaping Void. Charles Nelson Reilly liked to draw little doodles on his answer cards.
  • Bottom Row, Seat 1: She's not ditzy enough to fill this seat, but with a name like The Marketing Diva, you can't pass up Toby Bloomberg of Diva Marketing Blog.
  • Bottom Row, Seat 2: This is a toughie. Joseph Jaffe of Jaffe Juice might work here. But I have a feeling that Seth Godin, like Richard Dawson, would be the panelist everyone else would want to play with.
  • Bottom Row, Seat 3: Godin and his unique outlook would fit here, if he were a woman. But since he's not, this spot goes to Tara Hunt of ::horsepigcow::. She's always got an interesting take on marketing, and has enough "scatter-brained goofiness" (her words, not mine) to sit in this final seat.

Astrology_15 business astrology for fun -
from The Astro Divas Paula Dare & Donna Page

The planets are calling for friendly aggressive promotion. Don’t be afraid to shamelessly self promote your product.

December 5th Saturn turns retrograde, slowing down some of the progress we have made over the last two weeks. Careful with driving and machinery this weekend, an accident prone influence is not the time to space out or multi task when you are in a potential deadly weapon we generally refer to as our car. 

The full moon on Monday is about sharing our ideas with others without judgment or attitude, but in the spirit of cooperation to learn and understand how others think and believe.