Through two decades in the automotive industry (I think it might be three, technically, but I’m in denial), I can count on one hand the number of conferences I’ve truly supported. I speak at many events and attend a dozen a year, but I don’t truly support them. Some, like NADA (where I am right now writing this post) and SXSW (where I’ll be next month) are big enough that they simply don’t need my endorsement. Most could use any support they can get to expose them, but I often hold back.
It’s that time of year again. The annual meeting of the minds in the automotive industry descend on Orlando for a week of fun and frolic. Not really. Sure, there’s fun that is to be had at these events, but the real goal is to learn the latest and greatest offerings in the industry, the state of how the manufacturers are positioned for the year, and the best practices in the ever changing world of this robust industry, particularly when it comes to marketing.
Greetings awesome readers. I will be heading up to San Francisco this week to give the Social Media keynote at the 2011 Digital Marketing Strategies Conference as well as attending NADA 2011. Unfortunately, I will not be posting as often as I would like, but I’m hopeful that some of the other writers will pick up the slack and make it interesting.
Unfortunately, this also means no Social Blade Show this Thursday (but we’ll be back next week!).
Please continue to send you “5-Minutes with Your Startup” requests and I’ll be caught up with them shortly after getting back.
Please “tweet it up” so everyone knows that I’ll be gone. Thanks!