PubCon London discount code – Brett Tabke the Founder and CEO of WebmasterWorld an interview
“Pubcon London 2009 will take place Saturday afternoon July 4th, 2009.
This will be an old fashioned PubCon with one afternoon spent talking shop in the Pub.
We expect about 400 people. Food and drink from about 1 to 4pm.”
You can use this code to get 20$ off when you register wr-45620
Tell me about your Company and Events?
WebmasterWorld is the leading source for Search Engine and Internet marketing news, best practices and educational events. Founded by Brett Tabke, an early ’80s innovator in running BBS (Bulletin Board Systems), the WebmasterWorld Forum began in 1996 and is now the largest community of online marketing professionals with more than 2 million posts and more than 100 discussion topics.
PubCon Las Vegas is a multi-track educational conference hosted by SearchEngineWorld & WebmasterWorld. PubCon events are for thought leaders and professionals in search engine and Internet marketing to gather and to share best practices in the design, development, promotion and marketing of their Internet businesses and brands. PubCon London 2009 is purely a social networking event.
What was your first experience of events?
A great way to exchange information and get to know others in the industry. We found that people were more than willing to discuss their work in a quiet setting such as a Pub. Once there, the amount they shared and learned was immeasurable.
What is the biggest tip you would give to a newbie in attending one of your events?
For sure, it has to be the opportunity to meet and learn from the experts. Be prepared to talk a lot and listen a lot. They will have to be proactive to meet people and get engaged in discussions.
What do Exhibitors do that you wish they wouldn’t?
They don’t promote themselves prior to the event. That’s not all of them, but, it’s especially important for a first-time exhibitor wanting to raise their profile. Don’t turn up and expect people to know who they are. I highly recommend they take time to plan their publicity, pre-show, to help maximize their opportunities at the event.
Where do you see growth in the events field?
Events that enable greater learning and interaction in these days of social networking. If you’re not enabling social networking at a show, you’re not helping attendees. It’s what makes PubCon a success.
What new ideas and new trends are you seeing?
Social networking has been a revolution on the Internet, and gives marketers many new opportunities. They need to grasp those opportunities, especially while they are hot. PubCon is a great opportunity to keep informed and to learn from the experts already leading the way.
What do you do to improve the world?
Provide a community where people from all over the world can discuss current events. Any time you can get people to cross culture, country, and geographic boundaries to discuss topics of interest, I believe you have accomplished something noble.
What is one thing about you that not many people know?
I met my wife in London at PubCon in 2002.
What’s your favorite book?
Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell.
What is on your iPod?
The Who – Joe Satriani – Billy Idol – The Stones – Madonna
What are your contact details (email, company, blog, facebook, myspace, forums, etc)?
3801 N. Capital of Tx. Hwy e240-181
Austin, TX. USA 78746
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