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PerlStalker takes a stand against booth babes

To set the stage, @PerlStalker was our runner-up winner for the Twitter Army at MMS 2011.  Excellent individual, and today I think found new respect for him.  Something I’ve always felt myself, but kind of just let it go, @PerlStalker put into words what I thought.

He’s a regular attendee at events, including the Microsoft Management Summit, but this year he felt he had to say his peace.  I fully agree with him and am putting my support behind his effort to boycott vendor booths that hire women to attract visitors.

Read his full post: Booth Babes Are Not Necessary

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A community professional, keynoter, and evangelist who has driven social media and marketing strategies, editorial successes, delivered customer successes and built some of the largest and longest-running online communities. Rod has created, managed and grown small, medium, and mega-sized conferences; run entire editorial teams to deliver record traffic and market leadership; as product manager, directed the success of hundreds of product releases; supported sales and marketing to ensure customer success; developed, run and sold businesses; written thousands of technical articles, white papers, case studies, and technical documentation; hosted and delivered hundreds of attendance shattering webinars and virtual tradeshows; and delivered keynote speeches and sessions at a wide variety of events including conferences, webinars, events, and user groups.

1 Comment

  1. Different things attract different people to a vendors booth. Booth Babes are no different than T-Shirts, XBox’s, Harleys or the Run to get the MyITForum badge. It’s all just marketing.

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