I NOMINATE DAVE DAVIS for the award of "Best Conference Report of the Year". Dave filed his report after Search Marketing World 2007 in Dublin last week. His subtle blending of presentations, hallway conversation, throwaway remarks and astute editorialising made the event better than it might have been. He touched on the venue (we like it better at night), the swag (search porn on the USB key?), the names of nice people, passing reference to the dumb people--all with the right amount of diplomacy. He affirmed a trend with Jury Doyle's that would bother me if I ran that group. I already have a problem with their coffee hygiene and think they need to reorient their audience awareness by listening to peers in the electronic space. Many of those peers attended the Dublin event but after seeing their presentations several times, I still wonder if Jury's listens to anything reverberating back from careful listeners.
How long before "Best Event Report" becomes a category during the Irish Blog Awards? It could replace one of the podcast categories and draw greater interest from voters.