New Media Expo was awesome! Jan. 4-6th, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. As a content creator and business owner, Chris had fun and learned a ton. Listen as he shares some of the highlights with co-host David.
Scott Stratten (of UnMarketing) gave the funniest and most helpful keynote! He encouraged us to do things worth talking about, as well as to focus on what matters – and the nuances of your logo don’t really matter compared to what’s really important to your business or brand. David commented that your “brand” is nothing more than your promise, and your social media can only be as good as your brand.
We discussed Marshall Sylver, hypnotist and platinum sponsor of NMX, too.
It may be obvious, but Chris liked the simple idea of talking to your audience, getting to know them and finding out what they actually NEED. Then find a way to give it to them! Ha!
The most high-level keynote was the impressive panel of Noah Shanok (Stitcher), Norman Pattiz (Podcast One), and Leo Laporte (TWiT). They discussed the future of podcasting, which seems bright since Norm, who started Westwood One 30 years ago, recently launched Podcast One which promotes a stable of popular podcasts and boasts “Madison Avenue” advertisers. And Stitcher is already in the dashboard radios of some Ford, GM, BMW, some Mercedes automobiles, and there will be over 4 million stitcher enabled cars in 2014!
Chris was also honored to meet, in person, these tremendously inspiring individuals:
- Eli Israel and Amber Osborne (Meshfire)
- Cliff Ravenscraft (The Podcast Answer Man)
- Daniel J. Lewis (The Audacity to Podcast)
- Erik Fisher (Beyond The To-Do List)
- Ian Cleary (Razor Social)
- Coach Deb Cole (CoachDeb.tv)
- Mike Brooks (Nuclear Chowder Marketing)
- John Lee Dumas (Entrepreneur On Fire)
And many more impressive individuals who we’ll discuss soon 😉
You know any of these folks??