Mediaphyter – A Communications Cocktail


Charity Auction: Buy Yourself a Social Media Guru

If you’re buying them, I’m selling them. Social media folks, that is, for a great cause and for a good price. Some of the industry’s top names have agreed to auction their consulting time order to raise much needed money for Team in Training, the fundraising arm of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which funds medical research for blood cancer cures and provides patient and family support programs.

On Oct. 21, I will participate in the Nike Women’s Marathon, which is Team in Training’s largest event, in order to raise money to support this incredible organization. The fundraising minimum is $2,500 but my goal is to raise $10,000. All winning bids can be paid directly to Team in Training through my official marathon fundraising site and may be tax deductible (be sure to consult with your tax professional re: charity auction laws; however any individual donations made through the fundraising page ARE tax deductible).

The Players

Chris BroganChris Brogan uses social media and technology to build digital relationships for businesses, organizations, and individuals. He has merged his experience in technology (enterprise IT and wireless telephony) with his passion for social media, such that he’s showing organizations how to use these tools inside the firewall, as well as to build authentic conversations between coworkers, customers, and even competitors. Brogan is cofounder of the PodCamp unconference series (with Christopher S. Penn), exploring the use of new media community tools to extend relationships and build value.

Auction: Speaking engagement anywhere in the U.S. valued from $5K-$10K. Bidding begins at $700. Full details available on the Chris Brogan eBay auction site.

Joseph JaffeJoseph Jaffe is one of the most sought after consultants, speakers and thought leaders on new marketing. He is president and “chief interuptor” at crayon, a strategic advisory group that helps companies “join the conversation” through the power of community, dialogue and partnership. He has spoken to audiences in North America, London, the Netherlands, Turkey and South Africa and to companies including Yahoo!, JWT, Modem Media, Conde Nast and iVillage. In 2007, Jaffe authored the book Join the Conversation: How to Engage Marketing-Weary Consumers with the Power of Community, Dialogue and Partnership.

Auction: Dinner and brainstorming session in the New York / Connecticut area valued at $10K. Bidding begins at $1K. Full details available on the Joseph Jaffe eBay auction site.

Geoff LivingstonGeoff Livingston has worked as a marketing strategist in the Washington, DC region for 15 years. Dubbed a “local blogging guru” by the Washington Post, Geoff’s Buzz Bin blog is nationally recognized, and is the top ranked independent PR blog in the Washington, DC region. He successfully launched FortiusOne’s GeoCommons using an aggressive social media strategy, and marketed Godsmack lead singer Sully Erna’s bio using a diversified My Space and blogosphere campaign. Geoff’s book on new media Now is Gone was released last autumn by Bartleby Press.

Auction: Two-hour phone consulting / brainstorming session valued at $1K. Bidding begins at $100. Full details available on the Geoff Livingston eBay auction site.

Aaron StroutAaron Strout is vice president of social media at Mzinga, a Burlington, Massachusetts-based provider of online communities and social networks for businesses. In his role, Aaron focuses on blogging, podcasting, webinars, blogger relations, and evangelizing the benefits of social networks for business. In addition to his knowledge of the interactive and new media landscape, Aaron has more than 15 years of online marketing and advertising experience, with a strong background in integrated and online marketing.

Auction: Two-hour phone consulting / brainstorming session valued at $1K. Bidding begins at $100. Full details available on the Aaron Strout eBay auction site.

Greg VerdinoGreg Verdino is a recognized expert on business and marketing innovation, emerging technologies and Web 2.0. Equal parts marketer and futurist, Greg has made a career of identifying key trends and helping companies turn disruptive changes into a real, sustainable business and marketing advantages. He works as Chief Strategy Officer at crayon, a strategic advisory group that helps companies ‘join the conversation’ through the power of community, dialogue and partnership. He has been profiled in and quoted by a wide variety of business and news media including Advertising Age, Adweek, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Marketing News, New York Times, Newsday and the Wall Street Journal, as well as on television news outlets including CNBC and Fox News Channel.

Auction: A 60-minute keynote speech or 1/2 day workshop anywhere within the U.S. or Canada valued from $5K-$7.5K. Bidding begins at $700. Full details available on the Greg Verdino eBay auction site.

Let the bidding begin!

Note: Contributions outside of the charity auction are gladly accepted at the official marathon fundraising site and are also tax-deductible. A receipt will be immediately e-mailed to you.


21 Comments so far
Leave a comment

[…] leukemia and lymphoma at the same time. She’s looking to raise $10,000, and she’s got a creative approach to doing […]

Pingback by Charity Auction- Fight Cancer and Buy Me Cheap | chrisbrogan.com

[…] Brogan, Livingston, Strout, and Verdino for putting themselves on the block as consultants on eBay. It’s to raise money for charity, but I see it as an indicator of the point in evolution of the Social Media Consultant (in contrast […]

Pingback by Ronin Marketeer » Social Media Consultants On the Block

[…] Social media type Jennifer Leggio is not only running the Nike Women’s Marathon for charity – she’s also persuaded some top social media figures to auction their skills to raise money for Team in Training, the fundraisin… […]

Pingback by TheWayoftheWeb » Buy some top social media experts at bargain prices…

[…] to be quickly glance at Twitter and see Jeremiah Owyang post up the link to Jennifer’s post “Buy Yourself a Social Media Guru”. She explains: If you’re buying them, I’m selling them. Social media folks, that is, for a […]

Pingback by Inspiration Is All Around Us | Engage in PR

[…] Leggio has started a unique campaign to raise much needed money for Team in Training, the fundraising arm of the Leukemia and Lymphoma […]

Pingback by Charity Auction: Buy Yourself a Social Media Guru : Tech At Hand dot Net | Philippine, Blogging, SEO & Tips

[…] (m)CAUSE: Joseph Jaffe is helping Jennifer Leggio raise money for her participation in the Nike Women’s Marathon, which is Team in […]

Pingback by A sucker for…

[…] 07:00 Social Media Consultant Auction on eBay as fundraiser for Jennifer, check out links here. […]

Pingback by Marketing Over Coffee Marketing Podcast » The Genius of Mr. Folger

[…] read more | digg story […]

Pingback by Charity Auction: Buy Yourself a Social Media Guru « Virtually Ready

[…] Livingston, Aaron Strout and Greg Verdino to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma society. read more | digg […]

Pingback by Web News and Blogs » Blog Archive » Charity Auction: Helping Out Like-Minded Folks

[…] in common aside from being regarded as social media thought leaders? They are generously supporting a good cause by donating consulting time to help raise money for Team in Training, the fundraising arm of the […]

Pingback by Social Media Experts Jaffe + Verdino Victimized « Mediameme

[…] Posts Security TwitsWomen in IT – Be A Change Agent (Part One)Charity Auction: Buy Yourself a Social Media GuruSecurity TwitsAbout MediaphyterSecurity Bloggers Meet-Up: No Helmet RequiredMay 21 – First Annual […]

Pingback by Charity Auction Update - Like Hotcakes! « Mediaphyter - A Communications Cocktail

[…] reading this any time after 10:19 AM EDT on June 6, 2008, it already has finished – that involves five prominent social media marketing experts and a charitable cause. If you don’t typically follow social media (wait – you’re reading this blog; is that possible?) or […]

Pingback by Scott Monty: Wanna Learn About Social Media?

Hey Jennifer – I know this post is probably late, but if I can throw my services in the mix at all please let me know. I am The “Social” Geek – I have written 2 books on Facebook, and Facebook developement, and have clients in the top 50 most actively used Applications on Facebook. My blog, staynalive.com has been featured on TechCrunch, Guy Kawasaki, WashingtonPost.com, and Webware, and I think I’d be willing to say I’m an expert, especially in the area of Social Media Technologies. I’d be willing to donate some of my time to this cause if you’re at all interested. My friend, @phil801 on Twitter’s 2 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and this issue is near and dear to my heart. We’ve thus far raised more than $10,000, solely through the means of Social Media and sites like Twitter, FriendFeed, and blogs. Please let me know how I can help – jesse at staynalive dot com.

Comment by Jesse Stay

[…] Posts Security TwitsCharity Auction: Buy Yourself a Social Media GuruSecurity TwitsWomen in IT – Be A Change Agent (Part One)Dear Readers – An ApologyAbout […]

Pingback by Charity Auction - And the Winners Are… « Mediaphyter - A Communications Cocktail

[…] May I launched a Social Media Charity Auction that raised about $6,500 for Team in Training, the fundraising arm of the Leukemia & Lymphoma […]

Pingback by Feeds mobile edition

I’d be very interested in collaborating with you to provide medical education in these areas

Comment by Dan Burgess

ftw!!! no girls??? come on!

Comment by video Promotion

I invited about six women to participate and they all declined.

Comment by Jennifer Leggio

продам Форд-Фокус 2008 года за 200 тр. торг возможет. срочно!!!
+7 960 200 9209

Comment by Upsevaviekpiz

Everyone has their favorite way of using the internet. Many of us search to find what we want, click in to a specific website, read what’s available and click out. That’s not necessarily a bad thing because it’s efficient. We learn to tune out things we don’t need and go straight for what’s essential.

onlineuniversalwork

Comment by ridwanzero

It has everything you need, and you think of all of that. Friend, believe me!

http://www.dolcegabbana-wholesale.com

Comment by lero chaohuang




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: