Guest – Chris Brogan

Chris Brogan is President of New Marketing Labs, a new media marketing agency, and home of the conferences and Inbound Marketing Bootcamp educational events. He works with large and mid-sized companies to improve online business communications like marketing and PR through the use of social software, community platforms, and other emerging web and mobile technologies.

Chris is co-author of the book , with .

Chris Brogan is a ten year veteran of using social media and both web and mobile technologies to build digital relationships for businesses, organizations, and individuals. Chris speaks, blogs, writes articles, and makes media of all kinds at , a blog in the top 10 of the , and in the on Technorati.

Chris is also the cofounder of the new media conference series, exploring the use of new media community tools to extend and build value.

He recently became president of New Marketing Labs, a social media agency. He runs the events with . Chris frequently speaks at and attends marketing and social media events, sharing his passion for all things social media.

Chris won the award for thought leaders for 2008. He has been quoted in , , , , and some other places.

Prior to these roles in the media and events space, Chris had over 16 years of telecommunications experience in wireless and landline technologies, including enterprise software and hardware experience, project management expertise, and applications/solutions engineering experience, as well.

What Chris Has Done

If you’re wondering why you’re bothering to read anything Chris writes, here are a few bullet points of things that he’s done in his past that might be relevant:

  • Won the award for 2008.
  • Blogged since 1998 (when it was called journaling).
  • Recorded several podcasts, and launched a small new media network in 2006.
  • Videoblogged in several forms, including and .
  • Built data centers, released software, acquired companies, and all kinds of other fun projects while working for a wireless telecommunications company.
  • Launched the unconference series with .
  • Programmed and hosted the Video on the Net conference in 2007.
  • Worked on an Internet video startup with in 2007.
  • Collaborated on tons of social media and social networks projects over 2007.

Disclosures and Relationships

  • I work for CrossTech Media, an events and technology services business.
  • I am co-Founder of PodCamp, an unconference series.
  • I am on the Advisory board for
  • I am on the Advisory board for
  • I am on the Advisory board for
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  • I sometimes use Amazon Affiliate links to point to books I’ve reviewed.
  • I am an affiliate for ’s site for the . (Because I think the theme rules!)
  • My site is hosted by . I am also an affiliate for their product.
  • I am an affiliate for (Jim’s a friend)
  • I have started putting affiliate sales links in posts older than 10 days. If they are explicit ads for a specific product, they are products or services I endorse. Those links are explicit.
  • If they are Google Adsense, it’s whatever Google thought was relevant.
  • I took money for an ad from
  • I took money for an ad from
  • Pure Digital gave me a Flip video camera to review.
  • Nikon USA gave me a D60 to review (later to purchase).
  • Garmin sent me a Nuvi 200 to review (to be returned).
  • gave me an upgraded account to review.
  • gave me an upgraded account to review.
  • gave me an upgraded account.
  • sent me a messenger bag to review.
  • Kodak sent me a Zx1 to play with.
  • I am sent NUMEROUS books to review. I’ll only review the ones I like, unless I suspect you might like it, too.