Hey, it’s October! Fall is in the air, your beverage no doubt has pumpkin flavoring in it and it’s almost time to torture your pets with hilarious costumes.
For Raven, October is full of treats as we travel to conferences including BOLO, Pubcon and Explore OC. Here’s where you can find us this month, and how to win a free ticket to an awesome Orange County social media conference.
BOLO 2012 Oct. 7-9
Raven is returning to Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona for a second year to attend BOLO, the boutique digital marketing conference (its name stands for “Be On the Lookout”) that limits attendance numbers and focuses on agency executives. Tickets are $999 and are on sale now.
Pubcon Las Vegas Oct. 15-18
Pubcon Las Vegas is always one of Raven’s favorite online marketing events of the year, and we won’t be slowing down this year.
A whole slew of Ravens will be offering demos at our booth, handing out some PubCon exclusive T-shirts while they last (hint: come see us early) and speaking on lots of panels.
Our Chief Product Officer Jon Henshaw, a well known face at Pubcon, will hold it down in three different sessions:
Wednesday, Oct. 17 4:20-5:30pm
Jon moderates the Interactive Site Reviews: Focus – Social Media panel, where you can get your website reviewed live by a panel of Search Engine Marketing experts. Sites can be examined for marketing techniques, channels, links and more.
Thursday, Oct. 18 11:30am-12:45pm
Jon’s a panelist for Optimizing Your Site for Contextual Ads. Google Adsense made it very easy for the average website owner to make money from their website, but it’s not the only option. Learn other outlets you can utilize to optimize your site for money from a panel of experts.
Thursday, Oct. 18 3:10-4:15pm
SEO/SEM Tools are something we know a little about. In this session, a panel of search marketing experts including Jon will discuss the most up-to-date tools in search engine optimization, pay-per-click marketing, and more.
And our Communications Director Arienne Holland takes the stage Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 11:30am to discuss Reputation Management: Monitoring Your Brand Online, a session that focuses on reputation management tools, best practices on tracking what is said about you, how to recover from bad reviews, and how to proactively manage your brand online.
Many varieties of ticket packages are available for Pubcon, and we have a sweet discount code for you – use code “rc-2000420” for 20% off ticket price.
Explore OC Oct. 18-19
Finally we’ll catch up with our friend Jason Falls for the fourth stop in his Social Media Explorer’s cross-country tour.
The expanded, two-day Explore OC event brings leading digital and social media marketing practitioners like Social Business by Design co-author Peter Kim, former Facebook executive Joseph Heinl Cisco’s Tim Washer and many more to Southern California.
Among them will be Raven’s Community Manager Courtney Seiter (yep, that’s me), who’ll be speaking about social media and the art of being interested.
Tickets are $450 (and well worth it) but you, our beloved blog readers, can use the code ILOVESME for a big discount.