One of the most critical and popular aspects of my business, Spark Media Solutions, is live event reporting and production, where I, backed by my team, attend conferences and trade shows and report on the event from the editorial viewpoint of the client. If my client is interested in a subject that happens to be the subject of a conference, then they want to be a participant in that conversation. Continue reading
If you’re launching a startup today, your best bet is to build on top of a widely adopted platform — Facebook, anyone? — rather than try to rally users to a completely new site. That’s the smart course LeaAnna Hernandez took with MyMic, a still largely undiscovered app (2,797 Likes) that lets anyone on Facebook record a message that you … Continue reading
I’m a longtime fan of Animoto, the site that lets you create rockin’ photo slide shows with a little effort some good visuals to work from.
Last week I spent four days at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, but thunderstorms cut short my seeing much of New Orleans. Continue reading
Juan A. Sepúlveda, Jr., director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, spoke at Latino 2.0 on Saturday. Ispent a few hours Saturday at Latino 2.0, a gathering that celebrates Latino business, entrepreneurship and community leaders in the age of digital/social engagement. Originally planned as a big conference in Los Angeles last year (I was on … Continue reading
At Media That Matters, the extraordinary gathering of media activists and documentary filmmakers in Hollyhock on the remote British Columbia isle of Cortes Island last month, I spent some time with Anita Adams, founder and executive director of the First Weekend Club and one of the coolest people I’ve met this year. Watch, download or embed the video on Vimeo … Continue reading
At an IABC event (photo by Shel Holtz). Here’s our roundup of social media, tech and marketing conferences and events for the month of June. Lots of great gatherings on tap. For the full year, see our full Calendar of 2011 social media, tech and marketing conferences. We’ve also published a roundup of nonprofit and social change conferences and … Continue reading