Pubcon in-house marketers event

Pubcon in-house marketers event

by danperry on November 4, 2008

in Conferences

Nothing official, but a discussion began on Twitter today about having in-house marketers get together during Pubcon in Vegas next week. I think it’s a great idea, and I’m in!

If you’re interested, please leave a comment below, and answer the following questions:

1. Tuesday or Wednesday night?

2. Dinner, drinks, or both?

3. At Treasure Island or not?

4. Leave your Twitter URL in the comment.

5. Leave your company name if you like. It may help spark some thoughts/conversation points.

I’ll compile and send everyone who responds a Tweet with specifics in plenty of time for next week. Looking forward to it!

UPDATE – Tuesday, 11/4: Treasure Island has a restaurant called Isla Mexican Kitchen. Casual, with 90 types of Tequila. Food looks good, with average meals @$30. Here’s the link. I’m leaning towards this, because it’s close. They also said they can accommodate a good-sized crowd, without forcing us into a private room, which costs $$$, and since there isn’t a sponsor… well, you get it.

UPDATE – Thursday, 11/6: Looks like Tuesday night is the night. Still working with the restaurant on dinner specifics, but the drinks are on! 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Isla bar. Jessica Bowman of has made the gracious gesture of buying the first round for everyone, so be sure to thank her upon arrival!

FINAL UPDATE – Friday, 11/7: I spoke with the General Manager of the Isla Mexican Kitchen last night, and we are confirmed for the following:

Reservations for about 25 people in the bar at 6:30. We are also confirmed for dinner reservations in the dining room at 8 p.m. for 24 people. Remember that in both cases, there is room for more, so if you don’t read this until Monday or Tuesday of next week, just come anyway!

I had to split the dinner reservation into 3 tables of 8 people, for them to accommodate the  need of separate checks. Sorry we couldn’t find a sponsor, and I know how important it is for in-house people to be reimbursed.  :)
As I mentioned earlier, Jessica Bowman of will be buying the first round of drinks at the bar, so be sure to seek her out and give her a big THANKS (and a business card.)

That’s it. I’m really looking forward to it, and can’t wait to see all my fellow in-housers. Bring plenty of business cards and an appetite, and I’ll see you there!
Thoughts? Add them below.

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Todd Mintz November 4, 2008 at 2:58 am

1) Either
2) Either
3) My only preference for location would be something withing walking distance of the monorail.

Brent D. Payne November 4, 2008 at 3:40 am

1. Not sure but probably either.

2. Both

3. Treasure Island would be easier


5. Tribune Interactive

Joanna Lord November 4, 2008 at 4:00 am

1. Yeah either would work for me

2. I both drink and eat, so I say both.

3. I’m at Treasure Island as well, that works.


5. I am the Senior PPC Strategist at, recently acquired by Expedia. I also head up our new social media marketing initiatives.

Jordan Kasteler (Utah SEO Pro) November 4, 2008 at 5:38 am

1) either
2) drinks
3) sure
5) sr. seo analyst at

Nick Wilsdon November 4, 2008 at 5:41 am

I’m not an in-house marketer but happy to meet up for drinks Dan if you open the requirements. Let me know.

1. Tuesday
2. drinks – maybe dinner
3. TI please

Tony Adam November 4, 2008 at 6:15 am

1. Tuesday
2. Drinks or Dinner…Both works
3. TI is probably best
5. SEO Manager for Yahoo! Media

Tony Colan November 4, 2008 at 7:14 am

wednesday Night
Treasure Island

Marchex Voice Services is my Company

Ron Hekier November 4, 2008 at 7:44 am

2) either
3) At Venetian across the street from TI

Lyndsay Blahut November 4, 2008 at 9:15 am

I’m interested – not really sure when other things are happening, so just let me know what day.

1) Either
2) Drinks
3) Anywhere within walking distance of TI
5) WestJet/Lyndseo

danperry November 4, 2008 at 3:06 am

OK, I’ll leave the first comment (unless someone beats me to it).

1. Tuesday
2. I could do drinks, then dinner, for those interested in continuing the conversation.
3. Treasure Island works for me, mainly because I’m staying there.

P.S. I work for as the SEO Manager. If you want, leave your company here too. May help generate some additional thoughts/questions.

pratt November 5, 2008 at 12:08 am

1) Tuesday
2) Bot
3) TI
5) nFusion

Jeremy Luebke November 5, 2008 at 12:12 am

1. Tuesday
2. drinks
3. Anywhere within walking distance of TI
5. Gonna have to pry it out over drinks ;)

Dustin Woodard November 5, 2008 at 12:44 am

1. Tuesday better
2. drinks, maybe dinner
3. Near monorail stop

scott polk November 5, 2008 at 1:07 am

I’m in …
Doesn’t matter – both
In-house SEO evangelist –

Garrett Rent November 5, 2008 at 1:07 am

1. Tuesday
2. Drinks
3. TI
5. U promise : Member acquisition via PPC, SEO, Affiliate, etc.

Jon Henshaw November 5, 2008 at 1:08 am

1. Either night
2. Drinks or both, but definitely drinks
3. Anywhere
4. ravenseo and jonhenshaw
5. Raven SEO Tools and Sitening

Mike Black November 5, 2008 at 1:13 am

1) Either
2) Drinks
3) TI is fine
5) (have to buy me some drinks to find out where I’m in-house)

John Beagle November 5, 2008 at 1:17 am

I have to eat and drink, so why not meet others working to similar ends.

In-house marketing rocks!

Lydia Mazorol November 5, 2008 at 2:52 am

Keep the Twitters alive with a # for the evening so those in-house SEOs who can’t attend can share in the fun!!! Wish I could be there!

Kate Morris November 5, 2008 at 3:24 am

1. Tuesday

2. Whatever



5. RateGenius

Theresa Ho November 5, 2008 at 5:13 am

1. Not sure
2. Whatever
3. TI
5. the Yosemite concessioner, DNC P&R @ Yosemite. November 5, 2008 at 9:32 pm

Dan, this is awesome! Feel free to stay in touch with me to see if we can avoid conflicting on times. But either way…Let the Good Times roll! :)

Scott Skurnick November 5, 2008 at 10:39 pm

1. Doesn’t Matter
2. Drinks
3. TI
5. / Director SEO

William Rock November 6, 2008 at 9:47 pm

1. Tues or Wed / keep in mind Thursday is Search Bash Sponsored by Microsoft 6:30p to 9:00p for those who wish to attend.
2. Both
3. TI
5. / Internet Marketing Specialist

streko November 6, 2008 at 11:04 pm

1. Tuesday
2. Booze
3. TI is best
5. ExclusiveNet Director of Search Marketing & All around wise ass

Richard June 3, 2011 at 5:14 am

1. Tuesday
2. Booze
3. TI is best
5. SBR Manager of Internet Marketing

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