AIMS – The Association of Internet Marketing and Sales played host to
Shel Holtz of For Immediate Release this afternoon with over 200 in attendance to hear him speak about the power of social media. Shel wowed the crowd with insights and examples as he weaved an excellent story on the changing landscape of marketing and communications.
Last evening there was a pre-event dinner with Shel and twenty-two marketers and communicators from Toronto. Here is a photo Shel took and posted on his blog of (clockwise from top left) Ed Lee, David Jones, Mitch Joel and yours truly.
The turn out was great, and the attendees were a very interesting bunch of folks. I had a chance to meet some new people and catch up with some old friends. Great night all around, but as always with the “Geek Dinners” (sorry Ed) there was just not enough time to have meaningful conversations with everyone.
However, knowing that everyone likes to see their name, here is a list of attendees at the dinner with links to sites/blogs of those I know (apologies if I have misspelled or omitted anyone)
For those without links, send me a note or put them in the comments and I will update).
Kathryn Lagden, AIMS
Michael Seaton, Scotiabank
Mitch Joel, Twist Image
Ed Lee, Flieshman-Hillard
David Jones, Fleishman-Hillard
Dmitry Buterin, Bonasource
Sanj Selvarajah, Hewitt Associates
Tamera Kremer, Wildfire Strategy
Eden Spodek, Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan
Debbie Carkner, Novator
Mirabel Palmer-Elliott, Rogers
Kelly Armstrong, Pro-Edge Consultants
Mira Jelic, Cognisi
June MacDonald, Research in Motion
Wayne Carrigan, ThinData
Also, I ran into Chris Clarke at the event on Wednesday. Super nice person, hope to see him again soon. All my fault that we forgot to extend an invite to the dinner last night. Sorry Chris.