Conferences Archives

@LocalNav USA Today

Tweet Today I’ll be at LocalNav 2011 in San Jose. I’m be running a panel this morning on LBS monetization with: Google AT&T Interactive Placecast It’s at 11:15 to 11:45. If you’re there stop by. It should be pretty interesting. We’ll be talking mobile, deals, CPA and CPL models, POS analytics/mobile payments and other interesting […]

LSS 11: The Conversation Will Be Different

Tweet With numerous local conferences showing up, like so many zits on a teenager’s face, it’s hard to know which ones to pop in on. One conference that won’t disappoint is the Local Social Summit, in London on November 9-10. This is the event’s third year and it has been expanded to two days. LSS […]

At Borrell Local-Mobile on Monday

Tweet I’m going to be moderating a session “Who’s making money in mobile?” at the Borrell Local-Mobile Advertising event on Monday. I won’t be there Tuesday. My session features Cordillera TV, Freedom Interactive and Schurz Communications. If you’re there and interested in connecting, please let me know.

Je Suis Très Fatigué

Tweet I’ve just come off three days at #SMX East and moderated sessions all day: SoLoMo landscape Offers done right There is no national commerce, all sales are local Mobile search ads They were all good sessions: lots of data, tactical advice and general insights. I also had a number of interesting conversations with people […]

Looking for a Few Last-Minute Pitches

Tweet If you’re still interested in speaking at SMX East I have two sessions that still need a couple of pitches (today): Doing Offers Right There Is No “National” Commerce: All Sales Are Local These are on Day 3 of the event: September 13-15. Use the pull-down menus to pitch and be specific.

The Future of Deals: McLaughlin Style

Tweet Almost daily PR people contact me about taking a briefing from this or that deals company with an angle. (I can’t take all the briefings and I can’t even write up all the potential posts on companies I have spoken to.) It also seems like every day I’m drawn into a conversation with someone […]

Heading to #EADP11

Tweet There’s a lot of tech news this morning around hearings in Washington, day two analysis of Microsoft-Skype and well as Google IO day 2 and a Chrome laptop rental program. I was at Google IO yesterday and was fortune to pick up one of the Samsung 10″ tablets they handed out. I’ll write about […]

@ ‘Social-Loco’ Event Today

Tweet I’m at the Social-Loco event today, moderating a session called “Coupon Crazy.” The speaker line-up is great and it has the potential to be one of the strongest local events in a long time. One potential issue however: the sessions are only 30 minutes, which doesn’t give speakers much time to get into any […]

‘Yellow Pages Association’ Is Now the ‘Local Search Association’

Tweet As it starts its Las Vegas conference, the Yellow Pages Association has formally changed its name to the “Local Search Association.”  The organization also has a new blog “” The brand change comes after many months of deliberation and consultation with YPA members and other industry insiders. I don’t recall the other brands and […]

Free Webinar: Rise of the Social SMB

Tweet Over at Opus Research we’re doing a free webinar on April 26 (1pm ET/10 Pacific). It’s called “The Rise of the Social SMB.” We’ll focus on data and social media trends affecting the SMB market. Among other things we’ll explore: What’s the demand for social media marketing among SMBs? Where are their pain points? […]