SMX Social Media Recap

As many of you know, I spoke for the first time at SMX Social Media. It was an exhilarating and nerve-wracking experience all the same. In the end, however, I’m glad that I did it.

My presentation was about the infamous Digg and how it can be used to bring your message to the attention of the public. I alluded to some of my 11 Digg tricks and referred to my 29 Digg API tools to improve the Digging experience. Andy Greenberg at Forbes ran an educational piece on what we presented. The most important thing that I should stress is that we like viral content and all you may need is just to give it to us properly by engaging us with content that we clearly enjoy. Eric Enge summarized many of my points and thoughts in his SMX takeaways. I suggest that you take his advice to heart.

The event kicked off with a super Internet Marketers of New York charity party which was sponsored by the nice guys at Best of the Web. The party raised thousands of dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. A lot of the attendees showed up for the charity party, and it was great to see them (again or for the first time!)

I have to thank Danny Sullivan (especially because I forgot about him last time and didn’t hear the end of it) for putting together an awesome show. I’m particularly thankful to Karen DeWeese who did a lot of work behind the scenes and also arranged for six of us to have Kosher food (yay!)

This was a much smaller conference and thus a smaller crowd. However, it still rocked to see my 10e20 pals (Chris, Danielle, Jake, and Victor), in addition to Cameron, Brent, Neil, Rebecca, Rand, Kim, Li, Greg, Michael, Vanessa, Frank, the BOTW dudes (thanks for the sweatshirt–though I think I owe that to Frank), Jim, Jill, Avi, Guillaume, Eric, Steve, Chris, Matt, Jonathan (thank you for the tickets!), Deb (I didn’t forget this time!), and Barry (where else should I put you?).

I finally met Marty, Brian, Brendan, Eric, Shana, Ed, Chris Richardson (not the singer, of course, though it would have been cool to meet him instead), Sarah, Jason, Jane, Ross, Chris Elwell, and Henry (who totally totally needs to give me that domain name or at least pronounce the name right!).

And it was great to establish new contacts with some pretty interesting people, including Charles, Adam, Dave (we’re so going to have another Facebook chat!), Stephanie and Joe, Durova, Vekrum, Tony, and of course, StumbleUpon founder Garrett Camp and del.icio.us founder Joshua Schachter.

Here are some obligatory pictures (though not nearly as much as there were in San Jose):

Tamar on her first ever panelRebecca Kelley, Danny Sullivan, Tamar Weinberg - SMX NY 2007Danielle Winfield and Victor Murygin - SMX NY 2007
Kim Krause Berg and Guillaume Bouchard - SMX NY 2007Joshua Schachter and Garrett Camp - SMX NY 2007Neil Patel is a princess - SMX NY 2007

All in all, it was a great conference, but I think my biggest takeaway is not to speak and liveblog at the same conference. At the last minute, I learned that Kim Krause Berg was scheduled to cover all the sessions I thought I was blogging, and though I still blogged a few, I owe a thanks to Kim. :) For exhaustive conference coverage, check out Barry’s huge collection of links over at Search Engine Land.

It was good to see you all. Next time: December at Pubcon!

(And if I forgot anyone, please tell Danny so that he can give me a hard time once again on his radio show). :)

Tamar Weinberg is a hustler and juggler. She is the VP of Marketing at Ruxly Creative, a creative marketing agency. She's the Director of Sales at Internet Marketing Ninjas, a 100+ employee search engine marketing agency located in upstate New York. She also rocks global sales at financial media publication Wall St. Cheat Sheet. Finally, she is the Chief Strategy Officer of Small Business Trends. Oh wait, and she's also the community manager at Namecheap. Yeah, like a boss.

20 Comments

  • October 18, 2007

    Steaprok

    Hey Tamar-

    Great Job with the roundup! Wish I could of been @ SMX. =(

  • October 18, 2007

    Kim Krause Berg

    I was happy to have your back, Tamar :)

    You have far more courage than I. If I EVER actually speak someday, I hope someone brings me valium and a sexy massage therapist.

  • October 18, 2007

    Stephanie

    Hey Tamar,

    It was great meeting you at the IMNY Charity party. I love your blog. Can’t wait for Pub Con!

    Steph

  • October 18, 2007

    Brendan Picha

    Tamar it was great to finally meet you. Hit me up if you’re ever around the Greenpoint/Williamsburg area. The photos in your round-up are great!

    Cheers,

    Brendan

  • October 19, 2007

    Shana Albert

    Hey Tamar,

    It was wonderful to finally meet you and to get to chat with you at the Charity Event on Monday Night.

    Shana

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  • October 19, 2007

    Jason Falls

    And don’t let it go past without someone telling you there was no reason to be nervous for your presentation. You were brilliant and we learned a lot. Great recap and great to meet you! Looking forward to lots of exchanges in the future.

  • October 19, 2007

    Lisa Barone

    I’m not in any of the pictures. :(

  • October 19, 2007

    Tamar Weinberg

    Sorry, BFF :(

  • October 19, 2007

    Rebecca Kelley

    Well done, Tamar! It was fantabulous to see you again. Tell your chatty husband I said hello. :D

  • October 19, 2007

    Danielle Winfield

    Hey Tamar -

    Your presentation was terrific!!! It was great to see you again!

  • October 19, 2007

    avi

    tamar, awesome seeing you again this week. you are too much fun. have a good shabbos, avi

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  • October 22, 2007

    Eric Lander

    Tamar, SMX rocked — and meeting all of you guys was an absolute pleasure. As I said last week to both you and Chris — you would never know it was your first time presenting. You handled it extremely well, as as others above mention, you gave some solid information and insight that was well appreciated.

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  • November 1, 2007

    Henry Elliss

    So, have you used Umberto the Umbrella yet? Probably doesn’t rain as much in NYC I guess.

    And just to stick up for myself, most people in the UK seem to pronounce it “TAY-mar” too – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Tamar and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamar_Site are both pronounced my way :P

  • November 1, 2007

    Tamar Weinberg

    Not yet, Henry. I stayed indoors when it rained last. ;)

    But if you really want to go back to biblical times, where the name Tamar first appears (Genesis 38), Tamar is pronounced the way I pronounce it. :D

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