We’re counting down to BoB, a mini-conference we are throwing alongside Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next Wednesday from 11AM to 2:00PM. BoB stands for “Bubble Over Barcelona”- and was it Rebecca’s cheeky idea to name it this way. It’s the kind of focused, curated and high-quality event we’ve always wanted to do, and one of the reasons we started Mighty. The idea is to bring Valley-type startups together with large, global operators, device OEMs and other industry behemoths that are curious about the innovation happening within new companies. We’ll have 150 folks in a room for two hours for a series of fast-paced panels moderated by wickedly smart journalists who we think are some of the best in the business. The last hour will be a wet lunch for networking, deal making and global mobile businessing of all kinds!
Our partner in this venture is Matthaus Kryzykowski. Matthaus is truly one of the most deeply networked people in mobile and, along with Candace, is the event’s fearless visionary.
BoB is nearly sold out but we will be opening up a block of new tickets for sale today. We’re purposefully capping attendance to keep the event intimate, so if you want to join us it would be a good idea to grab a seat now.
And now that our friend Ewan MacLeod has written up the event, we know it will attract just the right set of folks. Big ups to our client and first sponsor, Urban Airship, for believing in us and being so supportive of this event! And to client Speck Products for shipping out 200 iPad2 and iPhone4 cases to giveaway to our assembled crowd. Report and pix to come!
We are headed over to one of our fave faux biker bars in the city tonite to celebrate with Karen Blondell. She has been an independent PR consultant for ages, rocking the mobile and gaming scenes, and decided to go full time and take over Candace’s job leading the mobile practice at Sparkpr.
We have worked with Karen for the past two years and are just delighted to see the match made. While we were at Spark, we joined up with Karen to throw drinks parties at major conferences for press friends and clients. The first was a margarita and taco party at a beach house in San Diego for CTIA last year. We have hired out penthouse suites at the newest hotels in Vegas for CTIA and CES, and recently had a ladies-only dinner party in our apartment in Barcelona for MWC. After doing the conference circuit for ages, events like these really make the shows fun and it’s simply a great use of time to meet, introduce, brief, connect, and tipple in the flesh.
We expect this fine tradition to continue!