As my regular conference attendees will know, Influence People has been running high-value social media marketing events for just over a year. We’ve run more than 20 conferences in London, San Francisco, New York, Miami, Boston, Las Vegas and Paris – and we have another seven planned for 2011. We’ve also had some amazing speakers, including Brain Solis, Chris Brogan, Loic Le Meur, Ben Parr, Katie Delahaye Paine and many more. It’s been a crazy year!
But all good things must come to an end. Murray Newlands, my partner at IP, has decided to move on. He’s taking up a new challenge with Viglink. where will be based in San Francisco. We’re still best friends and will doubtless continue to work together – but we won’t be running Influence People together any more.
Since I also have my other venture – Our Social Times – I’m going to put all my eggs into this basket and run the events through this business, which also provides social media consultancy and training. I’ll be running fewer events (the 14 we had planned for this year is just too many), so if you were planning on coming to one later in the year that we’ve already publicised – check out our new social media marketing events schedule, also linked from the Events tab above.
So goodbye Influence People, hello Viglink (for Murray) and hola Our Social Times (for Luke). Apart from that – there’s no big change.