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Quenching My Thirst for Inbound Marketing in the Desert at the Marketing Profs Digital Mixer

Posted by Mike Volpe on 10/27/08 11:54 AM

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Ann Handley interviews me while we both try not to laugh. 

I had a lot of fun at the Marketing Profs Digital Mixer last week.  Similar to the Inbound Marketing Summit, they had some of the luminaries of inbound marketing talking about SEO, blogging, podcasting, video, social media, and more.  The cumulative knowledge at the event was huge and the feedback from folks I talked to was very positive.  (I think that the combination of Seth Godin and David Meerman Scott at the Inbound Marketing Summit just can't be beat as far as raw power of a speaker lineup, but hey... I'm biased!)

It was great to connect with old friends Chris Penn, Chris Brogan, Jason Baer, and host Ann Handley.  I also met lots of new folks including Frank from Comcast, CC Chapman, Rohit Bhargava,  Greg Cangialosi and Gary Vaynerchuk.  Gary V exudes a passion and energy that just can't be beat!  It was a lot of fun to see him present (you can watch the video of Gary V here).  Unlike the keynote from the day before by Arianna Huffington, who was clearly very smart but a little flat and perhaps used too many political insider jokes for the crowd, Gary V has so much passion and energy, he just can't fall flat.

Overall it was a great eventbecause of the people, especially.  But only because my personal appetite for even more sessions about inbound marketing is not too big right now since I live and breathe this stuff 24x7.  For others who lead a different life than I do, it was a solid event and worth going.  As the governator says... "I'll be back!"

Mike Volpe

Written by Mike Volpe

Mike Volpe is a startup advisor and angel investor based in Boston.

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