We all talk about it.
For years and years now.
Getting big business to understand the value of domains.
Getting the Fortune 500 to “get” domains.
Problem is the Fortune 500 isn’t coming to our trade shows.
God knows Rick & Howard have moved heaven and earth trying to get them to come to the show, even bringing the show to them, in New York and Silicon Valley.
So maybe instead of banging our heads on the wall to get them to come to our shows, we need to go to there shows, and if so, we just missed the grandfather of them all.
Just concluded this week was the Wall Street Journal’s “All This Digital Show” held in San Diego at the Four Seasons Hotel.
How important is the show that was held this week?
Well it was sold out in January.
Right five months before the show every ticket was gone.
Want to stay at the Four Seasons, sorry sold out as well.
Who did they come to see?
Look at the lineup of Speakers for this show:
Irving Azoff | CEO of Ticketmaster Entertainment
Mitchell Baker | Chairman of Mozilla
Steve Ballmer | CEO of Microsoft
Carol Bartz | CEO of Yahoo
Mark Cuban | Chairman of HDNet and Owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theaters and Magnolia Pictures
Eve Ensler | Playwright and Founder of V-Day
Arianna Huffington | Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post
Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo | CEO of Nokia
Mike Lazaridis | Co-CEO of Research In Motion
John Lilly | CEO of Mozilla
John Malone | Chairman of Liberty Media Corporation
Roger McNamee | Partner, Elevation Partners
Jon Miller | Chief Digital Officer of News Corp.
Jon Rubinstein | Executive Chairman, Palm
Randall Stephenson | CEO of AT&T
Biz Stone | Co-Founder of Twitter
Owen Van Natta | CEO of MySpace
Katharine Weymouth | Publisher of the Washington Post
Evan Williams | Co-Founder and CEO of Twitter
Jeff Zucker | CEO of NBC Universal
Some heavy hitters to say the least, and a who-who of the online world.
Not only are the movers and shakers represented but their CEO’s came to speak.
You want to get the big boys to learn about domains?
You want the online giants to find you?
Maybe you should calendar this show for next year and get your tickets and room reservations early.