Conferences Archives


Pitch My LoMo Sessions at SMX West

Tweet The SMX West conference is coming up on March 11 – 13 in San Jose. I’m moderating five sessions at this one. Most have several pitches already, but not all. The following are the sessions I’m moderating: Trends In Mobile Search Being Found Through Mobile Apps Mobile Ads: From Click-To-Call & Beyond Converting The […]

Open Mobile Summit: Going Deeper on Mobile Payments

Tweet Today I’ll be moderating a session about mobile payments at the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco today. The session is “Wallet wars: mobile payments from theory to practice.” It features the following all-star lineup: Hill Ferguson, VP Global Product, PayPal Osama Bedier, VP Wallet & Payments, Google Dwaine Kimmet, VP, Home Depot Joanna […]

Local Social Summit Coming Up Fast

Tweet The Local Social Summit in London is only a few weeks away (November 13). I’ll be presenting and moderating on the following sessions: 10 Big (Local) Trends in 10 Minutes High Noon on The High Street – The Connected Consumer and the Future of Local Shopping The Convergence of Mobile Payments, Analytics and Loyalty […]

Local Social Summit (London) Now Just a Month Away

Tweet In the US, it seems, you can’t turn around without bumping into yet another local or mobile conference. There are seemingly dozens of events that talk about “SoLoMo.” Many of them feel “generic.” That’s why Local Social Summit (LSS) is a breath of fresh air. It’s small (fewer than 120) yet sophisticated and it […]

Local Social Summit Is Back (Nov. 13)

Tweet This year’s Local Social Summit in London will be held November 13. The packed, single-day event will feature roughly 30 speakers and two keynotes. Speakers and attendees are from a mix of North American and European companies. Attendance is limited. Here’s a quick look at the sessions: SoLoMo Is Web 3.0 High Noon on […]

Register for Free Lo-Mo Webinar

Tweet Monica Ho of xAd and I will be presenting data and case study information on the role and importance of localization in mobile advertising  in a free webinar tomorrow. Some of the material I’ll be presenting — including a real-world performance comparison of five mobile ad networks — is drawn from a recent report […]

Free Webinar: The Hype and Reality of Local-Mobile Advertising

Tweet Next Wednesday at 1pm Eastern/10 Pacific Monica Ho of xAd and I are doing a free webinar examining local-mobile advertising and where it stands today. As you know there’s a ton of hype around LBS and local-mobile ads. Some have argued that local-mobile ads represent 50% of all mobile advertising today. However the actual number is […]

Report from Local Social Summit ’11 (Free)

Tweet I was privileged to speak at Local Social Summit (London, 11/11) and have been part of the conference for the past three years. There were some excellent discussions and presentations that have now been distilled into a free report covering the first day of the event. The event was small enough to promote informal conversation […]

StreetFight Offers ‘Local Merchant’ Report, Pegs ‘Hyperlocal’ Market at $43 Billion

Tweet StreetFight, which focuses on the business of “hyperlocal” marketing, has released its first report in what it promises will be a new research effort. The first report is called “The Local Merchant” and presents an eMarketer-style round up of third party data and analysis. It also provides case studies based on merchant interviews and […]

LSS 11: Keynote Interview with Foursquare

Tweet As I did last year with Yell’s Mark Canon, I’ll have the privilege of conducting a keynote interview at the Local Social Summit (November 9-10) with Foursquare’s Omid Ashtari. He’s the company’s first executive in Europe. Local, social and mobile all come together in Foursquare. We’ll talk about the state of the product and […]