7 Reasons I’m Thrilled About The AllFacebook Marketing Conference

By Guest Writer 

Each year, Mediabistro hosts the AllFacebook Marketing Conference, which provides the world a deep look into Facebook innovations and issues impacting both social media and digital marketing. This year, it will take place at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square June 5. The event is filled with top-notch speakers and provides innovative information that will help you and your organization succeed in Facebook marketing. I attended last year, and I am very excited for this year’s conference. Below are seven reasons why you should book your ticket now to attend the AllFacebook Marketing Conference, while you still can — it’s not too late! I’ll be attending along with Firebelly Vice President and lead of our Dallas office Misty Sanford.

1. Facebook-Focused Education

The conference tracks include: benchmarking your key metrics, boosting your Facebook page’s performance, garnering publicity by leveraging Facebook’s Graph Search and organic timeline messaging ads, harnessing the power of social media successfully, preparing for the emergence of social and cross-platform games initiatives that are changing the landscape, and delivering news that stands out in the News Feed and positions your brand as an expert source

2. Top-Notch Speakers

The speaker lineup is top-notch: Kathy Mota, Toyota; Shannita Williams, La Opera; Steve Bagdasarian, Fiksu; Scott Bain, Spruce Media; Damon Brown, TechHive; Jay Budzik, Perfect Market; Lisa Buyer, The Buyer Group; Mark Charkin, King.com; Mark Cooper, Offerpop; Patience Elfving-Yi, Kenshoo Social; Jeff Ferguson, Fang Digital Marketing; Jason Jedlinski, Tribune Broadcasting; Justin Lafferty, AllFacebook — and that’s only one-third of the list. Dennis Yu, my good friend, will also be in full effect!

3. Smaller Conference Means Better Access To Speakers

Since it’s still a smaller conference, there is a higher speaker-to-attendee ratio – which is always a good thing. Everything is centralized — meals, coffee breaks, and sessions.

4. Third-Party Platform Attendance

Some of the top third-party platforms and tools for Facebook integration purposes will be there. AllFacebook, PostRocket, AgoraPulse, Offerpop, and Ampush are just a few of the attendees.

5. Diverse Audience Base

There are people from agencies, nonprofits, government agencies, game developers, application developers, public relations firms, Fortune 500 companies, and small businesses.

6. Superb Moderators

There are some superb moderators lined up: Damon Brown, lead writer of TechHive; Todd Tweedy, chief marketing officer of Avertech; and Justin Lafferty, co-editor of AllFacebook. They excel at showing commitment and interest to the audience. All three are committed, bright, and energetic about the diverse topics at the conference. Plus you’ll get me as a moderator, as well!

7. It’s Really Social

This will be a conference rich in conversation and discussion between breaks and during meals. In addition, there will be numerous evening groups heading out for dinner and drinks. Last year, the after-hours location of choice was the Redwood Room at The Cleft – I can’t wait to see what the choice will be this year. There will definitely be a huge point of differentiation for me – the ability to get to know people and their interests and build relationships. I made some great friends from all over the country last year and expect to make more this year. Not to mention the private parties where you’re sure to meet exceptional people to learn from or do business with.

This is a conference I highly recommend. It is hype-free with valuable education and loads of opportunities to meet cool people. My sincere thanks to Mediabistro for always putting on a fantastic show!

AllFacebook Marketing Conference 2012 attendees – the smartest man in social media, Brian Carter, along with an uber-cool crew of Adryenn Ashley, Hyla Molander, Caroline Love, and others.

Duncan Alney is the president of Firebelly Marketing. He will moderate a panel at Wednesday’s AllFacebook Marketing Conference, “Social Media for B2B: Getting More Out Of Your Content Marketing.”