It’s official (almost): we’re starting to organize Global PR Blog Week 3.0.
It’s an event that will present the best articles, interviews, debates, case studies, and essays on how social media continues to change the Public Relations and Communications theory and practice, its relationships with other disciplines, and our roles as practitioners, students, and teachers.
It will run –like the other two previous editions– for one week.
It will happen online, at globalprblogweek.com.
It’s going to be a free event.
It will continue to be a community-supported, volunteers-driven, unaffiliated event. At least two prestigious research organizations will support the event, and any (non-financial) support that will raise the industry’s participation to it will be welcome.
It will encourage new voices and fresh perspectives, it will value experience and real-world case studies, and it will have (I hope) a robust international participation.
What’s new this year:
- 2 or 3 keynote/invited contributions
- digg-style voting mechanism to choose the top 3 entries
- live events (example: a daily live BlogTalk Radio show)
- a daily event in Second Life
- video, in addition to podcasting
- daily summaries of the most discussed topics
- real-time updates for the number/titles/authors of entries submitted for each category
Also, we’re going to have:
- a more effective communication about the rules
- clear guidelines for accepting/rejecting the entries
- strict enforcement of deadlines for submitting entries.
Now, before discussing more about the nitty-gritty of the event, I’d like to ask you:
How do you see this event?
What do you expect from it?
What would you like to read/ see/ listen to?
What it will make it most valuable for you, and for the industry?
Please share –via comments, blog posts, or email– any ideas or suggestions on how to make this event a great one.
Thank you. We’re going to have a blast :)