Friday, April 06, 2007

Briefly on Ben McConnell, the Press Club and how OMW Rules the World

I attended the Akron Press Club luncheon with grassroots marketing guru Ben McConnell. Apparently I wasn't the only blogger there; Chris Brown at Branding and Marketing also attended and wrote up the event nicely.

If you want to see (and are on Time/Warner Akron) it will be on public access here, aired three times:

Sat. Apr. 7th 7:00 p.m.
Sun. Apr. 8th 4:00 p.m.
Thurs. Apr. 12th 7:00 p.m.

I hope to have time to write up some thoughts about McConnell, but you never can tell. Short version: very much worth watching, or at least reading Chris's post.

Meanwhile, I've joined the Press Club. I say this because 1) It's at least mildly cool that they rushed me because I'm a blogger and 2) It's a bit of disclosure since I have plugged their events and will continue to do so.

At the event I sat next to WKSU PR Director and Press Club immediate past President Bob Burford. He mentioned to me that Program Director Vincent Duffy is leaving for a Public Radio station in Michigan. He verified my impression that Ohio Media Watch got the story ahead of everyone else. OMW had the story and called Bob to confirm. And no, Bob doesn't have any better clue who runs the Big Blog of Fun than any of us MSM outsiders.