PubCon Vegas 2010 – The One Event NOT to Miss!

If you’re debating which of the remaining 2010 internet marketing conferences you should attend, I have a suggestion for ya: PubCon!

PubCon is returning to Las Vegas November 8th thru 11th and it promises to be better than ever! The four day event is packed with great sessions, great speakers, and great networking. In fact, the last day is all about the drinking networking!

Whether you’re a beginner or pro, you’ll find just about every aspect of online marketing is covered, including:

  • Reputation management <– my favorite! ;-)
  • Web 2.0 (Social Media)
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Domaining
  • Video/Multimedia

Perhaps the best thing about PubCon is the price tag. Despite the awesome content, PubCon is just $849 for a full week pass!

<oprah voice> It. Gets. Better! </oprah>

7 Companies Marketing Pilgrims Should Know About

It’s been a long time since we took the time to show our thanks to the advertisers and sponsors that help keep Marketing Pilgrim going–and growing.

Please show your appreciation by visiting these fine companies:

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Join Me in Hawaii this October 5th for Just $97!

You could attend a conference that costs $2,000+ for registration and travel expenses.


You could spend $97 on registration and use the other $1,903 to cover the cost of your travel to….HAWAII!

On October 5th, I’ll be speaking at the The Hawaii Social Media Summit at the Ala Moana Hotel in Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu. It’s the excuse you’ve been looking for to tell your boss you absolutely need to visit Hawaii AND the math above will help you justify the expense! ;-)

As for the conference, in addition to my presentation on Online Reputation Management, the event will cover:

  • How to effectively integrate social media to help grow your business
  • Best practices for gaining exposure, website traffic, and visibility with Social Media Marketing

Win Copies of Scott Stratten’s “UnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging”

Scott Stratten is not your normal marketer.

Actually, he may even take offense at being called a “marketer.” Instead, he’s known as the “UnMarketer” and his book UnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging, just hit bookstores today.

I had the pleasure of seeing Scott keynote PubCon South and I’ve been in constant awe of this enticing, engaging, and …Canadian unmarketer ever since. His book will be a bestseller, there’s no doubt about it, and the book’s description should give you an idea why:

For generations, marketing has been hypocritical. We’ve been taught to market to others in ways we hate being marketed to (cold-calling, flyers, ads, etc.). So why do we still keep trying the same stale marketing moves?

Trackur 2.0: Advanced Social Media Monitoring!

After months of development, I am delighted to reveal Trackur 2.0.

Along with a fresh new look, Trackur’s social media monitoring tools now include:

  • Facebook, Digg, and Delicious monitoring
  • Inline Influence Rank scores for news sites and blogs
  • Klout scores for Twitter users
  • Alexa data
  • And behind the scenes the database has been upgraded and we’ve switch the user interface to HTML5 and CSS3

What’s more, we’re keeping the same low pricing AND adding all these features to the free plan! :-)

Attention! Win Copies of Jim Kukral’s New Book

Jim Kukral is the master at getting attention.

I remember when BlogRush had the entire blogging community in a tizzy. Jim jumped on the overhyped-widget-bandwagon and grabbed thousands of email sign-ups for his alternative “BlogBucks” service. BlogBucks promised untold riches but ended up being nothing more than a spoof. Jim deleted all the subscribers but in just a couple of days proved that he was the master at gaining Attention!

If I listed out every instance of Jim’s ability to get you to “click” then we’d be here all day. Instead, how about we just give away 3 copies of Jim Kukral’s awesome new book Attention! and you can see for yourself?

Filled with case studies and real-world examples, Jim explains strategies and techniques, including:

Marketing Pilgrim is Looking for a New Blogger

UPDATE: We are no longer accepting applications. Thank you everyone!


As you know, the fabulous Jordan McCollum has retired. :-(

So, we’re now looking for a new member of the team to help support Frank Reed, Joe Hall, and me. Here’s what we’re looking for (please read carefully):

  • Write two blog posts per day, Monday to Friday.
  • Posts must be focused around current marketing news stories–we’re not looking for “how-to” articles.
  • You must have an understanding of internet marketing and must be willing to offer your opinions/thoughts/commentary/sarcasm on any news covered.
  • You must be reliable and consistent. Two posts a day, M-F. I can’t stress that enough. Of course, there will be times when you need a vacation or can’t find anything to write about, but those will be the exceptions.