Guerilla Web Marketing Conference- Powered by Bloodhound

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I've been playing around with the idea of a "Boot Camp for Real Estate Web Marketers" for a few months, now.  Many of you know that I've tried to bridge the digital divide by calling or meeting as many people as I can from Active Rain.  I made it a goal to meet 100 people from Active Rain, at the beginning of this year.  I lost track but I know I was up around 70 this summer.

I started the year off with the First Arizona Bloggers Conference in Phoenix.  We had 20 people show up and share ideas in a roundtable format.  I was overwhelmed by the willingness people exhibited to meet and greet.  Clearly, two hours wasn't enough. 

It appeared that we needed a hands-on, how-to seminar format for people to share how they have spread their marketing message on the Web.  Bloggers are like a bunch of guerillas; using the big guys' strengths against them and to their advantage. 

I kept at this idea with Greg Swann; he embraced the idea and announced it to the world

We’re thinking Sunday, May 18, and Monday, May 19, 2008. After that, things get nebulous. But: All work and no play makes for a boring Bloodhound, so we’ll do something fun Saturday night, May 17, if you fly in early. Then maybe a networking/cocktail party Sunday night. There will be time for a round of golf on Monday morning. We might also set up real estate tours at that time, so you can get some product knowledge while you’re here. Or you can swim and sunbathe while the weather in Phoenix is still ideal — hot and dry.

But keep in mind that we’re only leaving time for leisure because we plan to work very hard. This is an event for people who already understand why we’re doing this stuff and want to learn how to do it better. We always want to push things farther and faster than anyone else. We always want to be at the head of the pack. I wouldn’t be surprised if our instructors assigned homework, and I am certain that more than one brand new Black Pearl will come out of the event.

We had an overwhelming initial response to the trial balloon.  We checked into conference facilities and had serious discussions with companies who want to sponsor such an event.  Greg offered an "interested parties" link- the e-mail was jumping today.

Some of the things our faculty wants to cover include:

1- SEO

2- Viral Marketing

3- Web brand promotion

4- Writing for Expertise

5- Building an e-Rolodex through social media

6- Podcasting

7- Vidcasting

8- Integrating mash-up tech sites

It will be a busy two days in the desert.  We'll have general sessions and breakout classes, all designed to teach you, the real estate practitioner, how to capitalize on the budding opportunity that is interactive marketing on the Web.  If you're thirsty, we'll turn on a firehose and invite you to take a sip.  If that's too much, we'll send you home with a DVD collection to recap what happened so you have it for posterity. 

Any suggestions for topics you want covered?

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Rainmaker
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Natalie Langford
Realty Negotiations - Winchester, VA
Winchester, VA Real Estate
It sounds like you are going to have a blast!  And I don't mean if you turn on that firehose!  Please keep us posted!  I love all your topics, in particular writing for expertise - which I haven't done yet!  Don't know if I could!
Nov 21, 2007 11:49 PM #1
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William Johnson
RE/MAX Associates - San Diego, CA
San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE

This sounds like something I would love to take part in Brian. Sound incredible!

Brian, Here is wishing you and your family a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving!

Sincerely,
William

Nov 21, 2007 11:49 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Ki Gray
Austin, TX
Austin Real Estate
Sounds like fun.  I would be interested in going.
Nov 21, 2007 11:49 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Nick Bastian
Realty Executives - Tempe, AZ
Real Estate Agent - Tempe
I'm glad this is going to be in PHX.. Looking forward to it..
Nov 21, 2007 11:59 PM #4
Rainmaker
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX

Brian,

I just stooped to wish you and your Ladies a happy thanksgiving.

Bill

Nov 22, 2007 01:00 AM #5
Rainer
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Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~

Hi Brian,  I went over there and registered my interest. 

Nov 22, 2007 03:01 AM #6
Rainer
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Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~

Hi Brian,  I went over there and registered my interest. 

Nov 22, 2007 03:02 AM #7
Rainer
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Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~

Hi Brian,  I went over there and registered my interest. 

Nov 22, 2007 03:03 AM #8
Rainer
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Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~

Hi Brian,  I went over there and registered my interest. 

Nov 22, 2007 03:04 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Fl Real Estate
I am nearly always looking for an excuse to go to AZ.  I certainly hopes this fits into my plans and I can take a trip out!  Wonder if I'll need to jump start that jeep again.    
Nov 22, 2007 05:31 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Cheryl Johnson
Cheryl Johnson, Bob Taylor Properties, Inc., Los Angeles, CA - Highland Park, CA

Brian,  At some point I'll probably toss this out at Greg, too, but for now, I'm here.

The thing that has always drawn me so strongly to Greg's writing is Greg's position that people do not want to be treated as "leads" in a salesman's food chain.  That many questions can be answered by asking ourselves "What do we want when we are a customer?".  That business is about doing the right thing, doing it well, and the rest will follow.

Whatever you guys do, please, please don't let that voice, those ideas, get buried under a lot of talk about SEO and sales marketing. 

And Happy Thanksgiving morning to you.  Have a wonderful day.  :-)

Nov 22, 2007 05:40 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Tom Burris
NMLS# 335055 - Dallas, TX
Texas Mortgage Dallas Mortgage FHA

Regretfully, I will not be attending.

I hope for a podcast of this, as I would like to host similar out here in th Great State.

 

Nov 22, 2007 07:39 AM #12
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Brian Brady

That won't happen, Cheryl; I can assure you of that.  Will you be planning on registering your interest?  You have an awfully good talent to teach.

 

Happy Thanksgiving. 

Nov 22, 2007 08:00 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Cheryl Johnson
Cheryl Johnson, Bob Taylor Properties, Inc., Los Angeles, CA - Highland Park, CA

Brian,  I filled out the online form with this question for GS:  If I just drop in for just one day, which day would you suggest? 

I'm not sure how well my "hobby" of writing photography/photo-editing tutorials would translate to a live presentation. 

I think I will come as a learner rather than a teacher.  :-)

Nov 22, 2007 09:08 AM #14
Rainer
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Laurie Manny
Long Beach CA Real Estate - Long Beach, CA
Will be there. 
Nov 26, 2007 01:10 AM #15
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