Well it’s not quite an invasion, but there are an awful lot of very smart people hitting New Zealand in the next few months.
Feb 19: The Great Word of Mouth Experiment – Jaffe, Sernovitz
It starts in just 18 days with the Great Word of Mouth Experiment . Details here , but you won’t find registration details. This is an invitation-only event to map the marketing social networks of New Zealand (and, no doubt, further afield).
March 11-12: 2nd Digital Media Summit – Hopkins, Horne and more
In March there’s the 2nd Digital Media Summit , chaired by Australia’s top Social Media bloke Lee Hopkins , and featuring MySpace’s Rebekah Horne. Not to be outdone by the Aussies, there are also some pretty good kiwi speakers and panelists, including Jake Pearce , Helen Baxter and Ben Young .
The conference also features an unconference session, where the passive audience becomes an active contributor to the conversation.
April 15-16 Marketing Now – Brogan, Scott and more
The excitement doesn’t stop, it just gets better. On April 15th and 16th Marketing Now hits Wellington, featuring social media superstar Chris Brogan and David Meerman Scott , author of the The New Rules of Marketing and PR .
This conference has been organised by Siobhan Bulfin , an extraordinary person we met on our recent Wellington trip. She’s been learning social media for a year and already she’s put this conference together. Great skills!
There’s a Twitter-only special for Marketing Now , which is a significant discount , but available only if you’re on Twitter.