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LIVE, FREE WEBCAST TODAY: Cisco and BPCC New Media Summit

June 5, 2007 at 12:00 pm PST

Paul McCartney and John Lennon once wrote the great line “the best things in life are free.” And, with that in truism in mind, I invite you to tune in today to Cisco’s and BPCC’s (Best Practices in Corporate Communications) New Media Summit. You’ll hear from Cisco SVP and Media Solutions Group General Manager, Dan Scheinman, on the social media explosion. You’ll hear best practices in new media, including Second Life, from companies such as Coca-Cola, SAP, Sun, Intuit, BP, IBM and Intel. You’ll hear from leading bloggers such as SiliconValleyWatcher’s Tom Foremski, Eric Savitz of Barron’s and Dan Gillmor of Center for Citizen Media. I wish I could tell you that Fake Steve Jobs will be a panelist, but, alas, he’s a tough “get.” Perhaps he’ll tune in via webcast and e-mail me some of his vast knowledge during the conference. If he does, I’ll share it with you. Savitz blog entry on Scheinman keynote.Jeremy Pepper’s POP PR blog entry on traditional and new media panel…with pictures!!The free conference starts at 9AM and goes until 3PM (PT). Please check out the schedule and join for all or part. Read More »

Oakland A’s Community Fund Golf Classic Huge Success

June 1, 2007 at 12:00 pm PST

I had the privilege and honor to participate in yesterday’s Oakland A’s Community Fund Golf Classic. It was a great day in Pleasanton at the Castlewood Country Club and the A’s REALLY know how to put on a great show…and, how to show their community that they care. Many current and former players were there (Nick Swisher, Chad Gaudin, Vida Blue, Dave Stewart, Dick Green, Bert Campaneris, Dave Henderson and John “Blue Moon” Odom), as well as A’s management (including President Mike Crowley, GM Billy Beane and Broadcast VP Ken Pries).I hadn’t seen many of the A’s team since we announced the A’s and Cisco collaboration and partnership on Cisco Field and it was good to catch up with them. Read More »

LIVE Webcast: Cisco and BPCC Host New Media Summit

May 31, 2007 at 12:00 pm PST

Cisco and Best Practices in Corporate Communications host the first annual New Media SummitWho: Cisco ® and Best Practices in Corporate Communications (BPCC) What: Web 2.0 has changed how businesses not only communicate with their customers, partners, and shareholders but also how a company communicates and collaborates with its employees. Communications is fast becoming a competitive advantage for companies to compete on a global basis.The corporate communications team at Cisco and the organization Best Practices in Corporate Communications invites you to join a global summit for communications professionals, journalists and bloggers to talk about the impact of new media in business communications. Join us for a day of interactive discussions, best practice sharing, and expert speakers to learn how you can drive innovation and success using social networking and collaborative tools in your organization. When: Tuesday, June 5, 2007, from 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. PTWhere: You will be able to attend live via webcast. Agenda after the jump. Read More »

Baby Poop is a Good Thing

May 30, 2007 at 12:00 pm PST

It’s 1:55AM this morning and I’ve just finished wiping my four-month old boy Jack’s poo from my hands…he had what we call a “blow out.” My mood is not the best. I’m tired…and, as I may have just mentioned, I just had a prodigious poo to deal with. I’m changing Jack’s outfit and having trouble with the zipper. I’m concentrating on getting his wiggling feet into the footie parts of his “Snuggle Saurus” pajamas…every time I get close, he manages to get a foot out. I may have mentioned I’m tired and at this point my patience is starting to wear a bit thin. As I was focused on the business end of things, I then decided to look at Jack’s face and see if he was upset or what the trouble was with getting his feet in the pj’s. He had the biggest grin on his face and when I looked at him he giggled. He was totally messing with me. He then “let” me put his feet in the pj’s and zip him up. He just wanted a little nighttime attention and it taught me a lesson: I was getting frustrated for nothing. Baby poop and lack of sleep are both good things because it means there is a baby involved. It put things in perspective for me. Read More »

Cisco and “D: All Things Digital”

May 30, 2007 at 12:00 pm PST

For great coverage on “D: All Things Digital,” please check out Barron’s Eric Savitz blog, where he gives the down-low on John Chambers’ talk there today, including, “Broadband ought to be at least 100 meg to every home.” More coverage here.For more, more coverage of D, also check out GigaOm, Dan Farber of ZDNet and Sean Garrett of 463 Communications…and, of course,’s “D Notebook” which includes this entry on Cisco CEO John Chambers, “The Proud Plumber.” And, last but not least, the VIDEO of Chambers on D’s site.