Head crayonista Joe Jaffe pulled the diva move and stood-up 80 brilliant marketing bloggers at Blogger Social. He feigned illlness. In playful vengeance we auctioned his name tag for the rights to be Joe Jaffe (photo by Shashi).
Livingston Communications won at a well priced $500. Ahem:
Did I tell you my podcast receives two million downloads? Want to hang out on my private Second Life island? I’ll give you a free copy of my book “Join the Conversation” (although I didn’t), but only if you review it. Enough about me, what do you think about me?!?
Like that? More on Twitter for the remainder of the day.
Proceeds benefited the Frozen Pea Fund for breast cancer research (See Buzz Bin interview). Frozen Pea Fund members Connie Reece, Cathleen Rittereiser and members of Susan Reynolds‘ family received a $30,000 check last night from crayon and ooVoo, a result of my ooVoo day (in which Livingston Communications also participated, yielding $1500 of the larger sum).
Here’s the deal, receivers of the Joe Jaffe name tag agree to donate $25 to Frozen Pea Fund, create a ridiculous photo and blog post in the spirit of “I am Joe Jaffe,” and FedEx the tag to the next blogger who agrees to be I Am Joe Jaffe for a day. Tomorrow I will FedEx the Joe Jaffe name tag to Cam Beck, who has agreed to be the next Joe Jaffe.
Overall, BloggerSocial was a blast. It was really great to meet so many of my heroes who write outstanding thought leadership and fun posts every week. The Blogger Social ’08 attendees: Susan Bird Tim Brunelle Katie Chatfield Matt Dickman Luc Debaisieux Gianandrea Facchini Mark Goren Gavin Heaton Sean Howard CK Valeria Maltoni Drew McLellan Doug Meacham Marilyn Pratt Steve Roesler Greg Verdino CB Whittemore Steve Woodruff Paul McEnany Ann Handley David Reich Tangerine Toad Kristin Gorski Mack Collier David Armano Ryan Barrett Lori Magno Tim McHale Gene DeWitt Mario Vellandi Arun Rajagopal Rohit Bhargava Anna Farmery Marianne Richmond Thomas Clifford Lewis Green Geoff Livingston Kris Hoet CeCe Lee Toby Bloomberg Seni Thomas Darryl Ohrt Joe Kutchera Paul Dunay Marshall Sponder Chris Kieff Tara Anderson Jason Falls Paul Soldera Roberta Rosenberg Saul Colt Todd Andrlik Nathan Snell Ryan Karpeles Mike Sansone Jennifer Laycock Neil Vineberg Cam Beck Mike Arauz Matthew Bailey Heather Gorringe John Rosen Tamar Weinberg Rita Perea Linda Sherman Matthew McDonald Kaitlyn Wilkins Terry Starbucker Jennifer Berk Jane Quigley John Wall Scott Monty Kevin Horne Virginia Miracle Amanda Gravel David Polinchock Shashi Bellamkonda David Berkowitz Vahe Habeshian