I was honored to be asked to speak at the Ragan Strategic PR Conference last week in Chicago, along with several of my colleagues and friends - new and old - including Steve Crescenzo, Shel Holtz, Katie Paine, Jeremiah Owyang, Robert Scoble, and Joe Thornley, as well as a couple hundred PR professionals from around the country and Jim Ylisela, Cristin Clifford, Rebecca Anderson and others from Ragan. We talked about social media trends and technologies, best practices in PR and most interestingly in my opinion, "what's killing PR."
Jeremiah did a great job documenting the event, so check it out if you want to know more.
I was most excited by the announcement we made onsite at the conference that the Society for New Communications Research will partner with Ragan to produce the 3rd Annual New Communications Forum. Be there - March 7-9 in Vegas... baby. (I've been informed that one needs to pair "baby" with "Vegas" in order to really convey the excitement of this venue.)
(Caveat: I am the executive director of the SNCR.)