Today I "attended" Marketingprofs.com Digital Marketing World Spring 2009 : Free Virtual Conference and it was AWESOME!
It was like a webinar on steroids - good steroids.
I facebooked it.
I tweeted it.
I even showed my daughter the super cool website when she got home from school. She loved the virtual exhibit hall (so did I.)
I watched/listened to some really great speakers - Katie Delahaye Paine (@kdpaine), Paul Dunay and David Meerman Scott just to name a few.
David Meerman Scott, just so you know, I am a big fan of his - he writes GREAT marketing stuff - was stapling during his webinar. Once you figured out what exactly the noise was, it was pretty funny. There were some other random noises, too, but I have no idea what they were. Something to do with collating, I think.
Anyway, I was surprised when the moderator apologized for "technical difficulties" prior to the live question and answer portion because it was totally obvious that it was a stapler and nobody would admit it!
It's seems an odd decision when the whole conference was attended by bloggers, tweeters, facebookers, etc., The cutting edge crowd when it comes to social media marketing and they were talking/tweeting/facebooking/blogging about it while it was happenings so why not face up? I don't think anyone thought it was a bad thing for him to be stapling, it clearly didn't interfere with the content or the strength of his presentation - I, for one, was pretty impressed and I am DYING to know what it was that he was stapling?????
So, will DMS tweet the truth about the stapling?