Pubcon Paradise Coming to Hawaii this February – Save 20%!

Pubcon has been one of my favorite marketing conferences over the past decade. It has been an honor to speak at the various events held around the country.

Now the joy-o-meter just cranked up to 11, with Pubcon Paradise! Yes, my favorite conference is now heading to my favorite destination in the world….Hawaii! And Marketing Pilgrim readers can save 20% off registration until Feb 7!

February 14-15, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki is the location for the must-attend event. And, how can you not go? Especially when you can tell your spouse you are taking them to Hawaii for Valentines! ;-)

The conference will have a strong travel and toursim focus, but broad enough that any marketer will walk away with their head spinning with awesome SEO, PPC, Social & Affiliate marketing tactics.

Free PubCon Vegas Passes from Trackur

PubCon VegasOne of the benefits of being the CEO of Trackur is that I get to approve crazy deals. You know, the kind that seem too good to be true?

Well, it must be the cooler temperatures, because I have just approved a FREE Gold Pass to PubCon Vegas to anyone that prepays for four months of our Ultimate plan.

Here’s the math on that:

  • $1508 for 4 months of our butt-kicking, fully white-labeled, unlimited everything, Ultimate monitoring plan.
  • We then give you a Gold Pass to PubCon Vegas (Nov 8-10) worth up to $1499.
  • Then, we spend the remaining $9 to buy you a drink when you sit down with me for a private one-on-one session at PubCon to talk about reputation management, monitoring, SEO, or how I learned to play the ukulele. Anything really!

TechCrunch Trail Blazes With New Logo; We Dare to Follow!

Here at Marketing Pilgrim, we’re big fans of TechCrunch. You’ll notice we link to a lot of their stories.

Still, like others, we’re not quite sure whether we like or hate their new design–and new logo. Of course, no one likes their favorite web sites when they change–just ask Facebook or Twitter!

So, instead of adding to the many critics, we thought we’d pay homage to TechCrunch the best way we know how. With our tongue in our cheek, but sincere admiration in our hearts, we present the new Marketing Pilgrim logo:

What do you think?

Update: We switched the logo back, but here’s a reminder of how awesome it looked on our site: With Our New Logo


Attention PR/Media Relations Pros: Your Emails Are Now Spam!

Hopefully that headline got your attention.

This is not some bizarre court ruling that’s going to make it impossible for you to send out media pitches and press releases, it’s a policy update from Marketing Pilgrim.

As of today, any press release, media advisory, or “we think your readers will like this” emails will be marked as spam, if they are sent to andy AT marketingpil…com.

Sound harsh? Well, you should see my inbox!

I’ve tried replying with the correct method of contacting us, and we even have a news tips page for your submissions. None of that seems to be getting through.

So, this is the one and only time we’ll tell you that you should update your records to send all of the above type emails to editor AT

Great Jobs Waiting On Marketing Pilgrim’s Job Board!

One of the most effective (and fun!) parts of the Marketing Pilgrim community is our job board. We are constantly hearing of companies who were thrilled with the candidates that came from our great readers (post your job listing now).

On the flip side, if you are looking for a job make sure you check our marketing job listings regularly. These update every day and despite the economic times this is a great industry to be looking for your next great opportunity. And we want to help! Lastly, every new job is posted to our @MarketingPilgrm Twitter account so follow us today to stay informed.

Here are a few jobs that we cherry picked from the list today

Digital Marketing Manager for Nokia in Paris

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Triangle AMA Hosts Andy Beal on February 17th

If you’re in the Triangle area of North Carolina, come and hear me talk about practical–and easy to implement–reputation management tactics at the next meeting of the Triangle American Marketing Association.

The event is on February 17th at 11:30am and here’s a teaser of what you can expect.

See you there!