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If you search for job openings with the keywords “community manager,” LinkedIn will return over one thousand results. According to Rick Calvert, co-founder of Blogworld and New Media Expo, the popularity of job listings on sites like Linkedin or Monster is an indicator of how bright the future is for social media in corporate America.

“Companies know they need Community Managers,” Calvert says, “because they know they need to engage with their customers in a range of ways through social media, even though they are still learning how to manage those conversations.”

Education remains a primary goal for Calvert and his Blogworld team. “These attendees reach a global audience of over 250 million people.” he pointed out. “Their influence is undeniable.” In an interview conducted halfway through this year’s Blogworld event, held in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Hotel Conference Center, Calvert indicated that attendance has doubled in the last three years of the conference, but at 3000 attendees, what’s billed as the World’s Largest New Media Conference, is still pretty small given the nearly 200 million blogs that have been created worldwide.

Calvert acknowledged that it is hard for corporate marketers to know what technology platforms will stick with consumers; Calvert admitted even he “missed the point of Twitter at first. I wasn’t sure if it had real value or would turn into FriendFeed.”

Education is why he says he is committed to growing the conference over time. “If we’re lucky, in three to five years we might be able to stop educating people that blogging needs to be part of everyone’s business, like search. In the meantime, bloggers need to learn how to manage and monetize their businesses, and marketers have to understand how to engage with bloggers to serve their customers.”

To aid corporate marketers, Blogworld evolved the previously named Executive and Entrepreneur track into the Social Media Business Summit. The goal of these sessions has been to provide a forum for marketers, media professionals, and business leaders to share experiences and success stories on topics including social media policies, customer relationship management, and crisis communication.

Calvert posits it’s possible that social media could end up “bigger than search,” and speculates that when brands appreciate how to engage with new media content creators they’ll see that blogging is just another marketing communications channel in their mix.

For now, big consumer brands remain under-represented in the exhibition hall of the conference. While Ford, Southwest Airlines, and the US Army had substantial presence as exhibitors, You Tube’s booth was staffed only by two large flat screen monitors playing a looping promotional reel. And despite the fact Calvert’s own blog began on Google’s Blogger platform, he says he still has to do a lot of convincing to get the company to participate in the event.

With consumer adoption of social media tools accelerating, the number of corporate marketers attending the show has also been growing. “It’s not just for bloggers anymore.” Calvert sees the changing mix of attendees as the natural evolution of things. “Bloggers are just content creators,” he said. “And marketers will always need content.”

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Rick Calvert

Rick is the CEO and co-founder of BlogWorld & New Media Expo.

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Rick Calvert Biography

If you search for job openings with the keywords “community manager,” LinkedIn will return over one thousand results. According to Rick Calvert, co-founder of Blogworld and New Media Expo, the popularity of job listings on sites like Linkedin or Monster is an indicator of how bright the future is for social media in corporate America.

“Companies know they need Community Managers,” Calvert says, “because they know they need to engage with their customers in a range of ways through social media, even though they are still learning how to manage those conversations.”

Education remains a primary goal for Calvert and his Blogworld team. “These attendees reach a global audience of over 250 million people.” he pointed out. “Their influence is undeniable.” In an interview conducted halfway through this year’s Blogworld event, held in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Hotel Conference Center, Calvert indicated that attendance has doubled in the last three years of the conference, but at 3000 attendees, what’s billed as the World’s Largest New Media Conference, is still pretty small given the nearly 200 million blogs that have been created worldwide.

Calvert acknowledged that it is hard for corporate marketers to know what technology platforms will stick with consumers; Calvert admitted even he “missed the point of Twitter at first. I wasn’t sure if it had real value or would turn into FriendFeed.”

Education is why he says he is committed to growing the conference over time. “If we’re lucky, in three to five years we might be able to stop educating people that blogging needs to be part of everyone’s business, like search. In the meantime, bloggers need to learn how to manage and monetize their businesses, and marketers have to understand how to engage with bloggers to serve their customers.”

To aid corporate marketers, Blogworld evolved the previously named Executive and Entrepreneur track into the Social Media Business Summit. The goal of these sessions has been to provide a forum for marketers, media professionals, and business leaders to share experiences and success stories on topics including social media policies, customer relationship management, and crisis communication.

Calvert posits it’s possible that social media could end up “bigger than search,” and speculates that when brands appreciate how to engage with new media content creators they’ll see that blogging is just another marketing communications channel in their mix.

For now, big consumer brands remain under-represented in the exhibition hall of the conference. While Ford, Southwest Airlines, and the US Army had substantial presence as exhibitors, You Tube’s booth was staffed only by two large flat screen monitors playing a looping promotional reel. And despite the fact Calvert’s own blog began on Google’s Blogger platform, he says he still has to do a lot of convincing to get the company to participate in the event.

With consumer adoption of social media tools accelerating, the number of corporate marketers attending the show has also been growing. “It’s not just for bloggers anymore.” Calvert sees the changing mix of attendees as the natural evolution of things. “Bloggers are just content creators,” he said. “And marketers will always need content.”

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  • How to book Rick Calvert?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rick Calvert for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rick Calvert, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rick Calvert or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rick Calvert?

    Booking fees for Rick Calvert, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rick Calvert, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rick Calvert?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rick Calvert for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rick Calvert for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rick Calvert or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rick Calvert or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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