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Biznik events. Come meet me next week.

Ksenia Oustiougova and I are hosting two events at the Lilipip! office next week. We've been doing Biznik events for two weeks now, and we are excited about the results. Our strategy has been to host round table discussions about subjects we're passionate about.

This week we had a talk on Social Media and one on Marketing Videos. It was interesting to hear how business owners in different industries are embracing these tools and what's working for them. We've also generated a lot of interest in Lilipip through these events, although we do not talk about the company during the discussions. 


We've hosted three events, and each crowd has been completely different. Our Online Video Roundtable yesterday afternoon was the liveliest group yet. We had a private investigator, dentist, toy maker, videographer, and media specialist. I joked on Twitter that it would have been the perfect guest list for a murder mystery dinner table...

This group was older and predominately male. Because Ksenia and I have mostly networked within the tech community in the past, it was very interesting to talk to people who have successfully marketed a local service business and to listen to their experience in using social media and video effectively. Because I'm used to web 2.0 and a more national target, I found the wisdom behind the more old school mentality refreshing. It was also inspiring to hear of local businesses blending both old school marketing and hip Internet marketing.

If you're an enterpreneur in Seattle, please join us next week. We noticed through our other events that many business owners struggle with branding and carrying the brand through social media. We're conquering that subject this week.

Branding Roundtable

When: Tuesday, May 12 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Fee: Free
More Info & RSVP: Biznik

Online Video Roundtable

When: Thursday, May 14 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Fee: Free
More Info & RSVP: Biznik


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Seattle, WA 98109
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Reader Comments (1)

I love the events you two are hosting - timely, relevant, interesting, and perfectly well suited to small entrepreneurs, which account for 4 out of 5 businesses in the United States. I predict you're going to need a very big table to get everyone around it who wants in soon.

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDan McComb

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