July 1, 2010

Social media, tech & marketing events: July

by JD Lasica

Where did June go already? Here’s our roundup of social media, tech and marketing conferences and events scheduled for the month of July. For the full year, see our Calendar of 2010 social media, tech and marketing conferences. Note that we’ve published a roundup of nonprofit and social change conferences and events for July on our sister site, Socialbrite. We’ll … Continue reading

June 30, 2010

Social Media Marketing 2010 comes to SF

by JD Lasica

At Social Media Marketing London on June 17, 2010. Anew social marketing conference makes its U.S. debut next week in San Francisco, and Socialmedia.biz readers get a 10 percent price discount by registering with the code Socialmediajd. Called Social Media Marketing 2010, the gathering will bring together social media experts such as Brian Solis, Chris Heuer and Sarah Austin to … Continue reading

May 9, 2010

Social Gaming Summit: How social can casual games get?

by David Spark

While successful, casual games are not known for being as social as true ‘social games’ Before there were lucrative games on Facebook, casual games have done very well existing on their own sites and on game portals. The casual game market paved the way for the social gaming market. Problem is, beyond a leader board and some chat there’s never … Continue reading

March 16, 2010

Highlights and photos of SXSW 2010

by JD Lasica

From Guy Kawasaki’s Twitter addiction to Evan Williams’ keynote I‘ve learned long ago the challenge of covering South by Southwest Interactive, which hums along at its own idiosyncratic pace compared to more linear conferences. Thus, I spent last year and this year doing less blogging, conducting more interviews (which I’ll roll out in the coming weeks), taking more photos and … Continue reading

March 15, 2010

Real-time web dictates change in industries

by David Spark

At SxSW, Jeff Pulver talks about his 140 Conference. He says it’s not a conference about Twitter, it’s a conference about how the real-time conversations are motivating behaviors and telling industries what they can and can’t do. Continue reading

March 15, 2010

Cause marketing motivated through challenges

by David Spark

Joe Jaffe explains how our desire to game with each other can be a useful marketing tool At the Diggnation party at South by Southwest Interactive, I caught up with author and social media maven, Joe Jaffe of Jaffejuice and Jaffejuice.tv. Joe had actually interviewed me a year and a half ago regarding an article I had written for Mashable … Continue reading