President Barack Obama LIVE via Video at BlogHer '12!

Today we are honored to announce that President Barack Obama will address the BlogHer '12 audience at 4:30PM Thursday, August 2, via live video feed. We will gather in the Grand Ballroom at the New York Hilton to hear from the president live, and understand why he has chosen to make this rare conference appearance. We will be recording the video and posting it as soon as we can post-appearance. All conference passes, from day passes to party and/or expo passes to full passes will be granted admission to this special event....more
I think he clearly knows who the "influencers" are! Bravo Blogher! Amazing.. more

Four Years Later

Exactly four years ago today, I wrote my first post for BlogHer. In that first column, I wrote about the kind of father and husband Barack is for the girls and me. I wrote about how he would fight to build an economy that rewards hard work and responsibility, ensures a good education for all our kids, and improves access to quality, affordable health care. And I wrote about how he’d put in place policies that make it easier for women to care for their families without having to worry about choosing between their kids and their careers....more
Dear Michelle, Thanks for all the initiatives and values you have supported, spearheaded and ... more

Convert Conference Contacts from Connection to Relationship

Conference season is upon us and BlogHer 12 is almost here. You're going to meet dozens (maybe hundreds) of new people, come home with a big load of business cards – and then what? Deborah Shane from Deborah Shane Tool Box has 8 excellent tips for how to build that pile of business cards into solid relationships. Deborah explains, ...more
Hi Virginia, I agree, notes on the back of cards with a few specific things is very effective. ... more

Announcing the Voices of the Year '12 Honorees and Readers!

Today we are pleased and proud to announce the next group of people who will see that view for themselves. It's time to announce the final 2012 BlogHer Voices of the Year!...more
So looking forward to being there this year! Congrats to all of the inspired voices chosen! ... more

Integrated Marketing Enhances Your Professionalism

Steve McKee, author of When Growth Stalls: How It Happens, Why You're Stuck, and What to Do About It , talks about today’s marketing and media fragmentation in his Bloomberg article: Integrated Marketing: If You Knew it You’d Do It. He says: “The good news is that there is a powerful way to overcome fragmentation: integration.  But don’t be deceived—it’s more difficult than it appears.” ...more
What's your integrated marketing plan? more

The Business of Blogging: Why Do You Blog?

We now know and are very sure that combining in person relationship building with web, online and social media relationship building is the best way to secure your reputation, authority and reach. Blending the two worlds we now live, work and play in is not only essential but just plain smart. ...more
 @HomeRearedChef It is an amazing community building process. What can you do to leverage those ... more

The Business of Blogging: Why Do You Blog?

We now know and are very sure that combining in person relationship building with web, online and social media relationship building is the best way to secure your reputation, authority and reach. Blending the two worlds we now live, work and play in is not only essential but just plain smart. ...more
 @imaginativefusion  @CovertLeaders Most of the successful bloggers I know gain following ... more

The Business of Blogging: Why Do You Blog?

We now know and are very sure that combining in person relationship building with web, online and social media relationship building is the best way to secure your reputation, authority and reach. Blending the two worlds we now live, work and play in is not only essential but just plain smart. ...more
 @CovertLeaders People want to know whose behind the blog. Come out and get more personal. Let ... more

The Business of Blogging: Why Do You Blog?

We now know and are very sure that combining in person relationship building with web, online and social media relationship building is the best way to secure your reputation, authority and reach. Blending the two worlds we now live, work and play in is not only essential but just plain smart. ...more
 @imaginativefusion Keep writing and it will lead you where you are supposed to go. What do you ... more

The Business of Blogging: Why Do You Blog?

We now know and are very sure that combining in person relationship building with web, online and social media relationship building is the best way to secure your reputation, authority and reach. Blending the two worlds we now live, work and play in is not only essential but just plain smart. ...more
 @jenniod Thanks! What do you write about? more