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I’m Presenting at Ignite Boise | 03

I got word this morning that my speaking proposal has been accepted, and I’ll be on stage at Ignite Boise | 03.

The topic — Weasel Words: How to Keep from Committing to Anything (Without Even Trying).

And now that the initial sensations of shock, fright and terror have somewhat passed, it’s time to get to work on putting together something resembling a mildly-entertaining presentation.

Stay tuned.

In the mean time, for those who would like to attend, Ignite Boise | 03 will be on Thursday, November 12th at 7:00pm.  Tickets (free) are available now, but are going quickly.

New Work: Idaho Ad Agencies Blog

The Idaho Ad Agencies blog made its debut in March of 2006 as a way to keep up with the happenings in and around the agency world in Idaho. Since that time, it’s readership grew steadily, and it had outgrown the limitations of its existing platform.

Almost Live Productions migrated the entire site from the Blogger-hosted platform to a self-hosted WordPress platform. This allowed a number of new additions to be made, including specific sections exclusively for:

Feedback for this latest version of the Idaho Ad Agencies blog has been extremely positive, and traffic to the site has been reflective of that attitude as well.  A ten-day comparison of traffic prior to the launch of the new site, and following the launch yielded the following insights:

  • Total Visits:  Up 48%
  • Total Pageviews:  Up 136%
  • Pages per Visit:  Up 59%
  • Bounce Rate:  Down 28%
  • Average Time on Site:  Up 94%
  • New Visits:  Up 46%

The Idaho Ad Agencies blog continues to be viewed as the source for information about the marketing, advertising, and communications world in Idaho.  These latest changes help to ensure that it will remain that way, while giving the additional functionality needed to grow into the future.

Three Courses + Cake Rewind – the Boise Advertising Federation Podcast

Earlier this year I had the chance to record two of the Boise Advertising Federation’s guest speakers for their Three Courses + Cake luncheon series.  These speakers, Jeffrey Blish of Deutsch and Del Bracht of Crispin Porter + Bogusky, gave the audience some fantastic insight from their own perspectives with their respective agencies.  Both luncheons, as well as previous events that were not recorded, were well attended, and those in attendance spoke highly of the speakers.

If you may have missed it though, you can still listen to the final two presentations from last season’s Three Courses + Cake.  The Three Courses + Cake Rewind is a podcast series that was developed several months ago to provide a means to distribute the audio from these presentations to those who may not have been in attendance.

You can subscribe to the podcast a number of ways:

With the new speaker season about to kick off once again, now seemed to be a good time to serve up a reminder of these previous shows.  Any questions or comments about the podcast – please feel free to contact us.