Remember back in January when I asked the question Why Jason Calacanis for a Third Time at SES? Well it seems that the kind folks at Search Engine Strategies were listening to us Search Marketers. How is that you wonder? Well let me explain.
While in London, I had a conversation with some of the people responsible for programming SES. Kevin Ryan had read that post and asked "What If Search Marketers Could Ask the Questions for Calacanis at SES NYC?" What a great idea, I thought!
So, Search Marketing Gurus will be the vehicle that will drive most of the questions during the Calacanis keynote. We will collect the questions here until 8 p.m. EST - 5 p.m. PST on Thursday March 13th.
There is a few stipulations with submitting questions, so please 'follow the rules':
- You cannot ask "Jason why are you such an jerk?" or any other type of questions along those lines. That means, no "why are you a "*insert any other derogatory comment here*?" type questions, and also no "why do you think SEO is bullshit" questions.
I know, I know - where's the fun in that, right? Well folks, we all know why he is what he is, and why he thinks what he does - he's said it 3 times before. That being said, lets get creative with this and really ask some tough questions that might make him show his "true" depth of knowledge of this industry!
*Why do you think SEO is Bullshit - why do I say, don't ask that question? Well that will be asked, we just don't want 50 questions all coming in asking that same thing!
- Don't post your questions in the comments. Email them to searchmarketinggurus -a-t- gmail DOT com and put in the subject"Calacanis Keynote Question".
Why? Well, we don't want J.C. to be prepared, plain and simple we want this to be a unique experience for both him and the audience.
- When you email, let us know if you want us to state whom the question is from.
We want to give credit where credit is due, but of course if you'd rather ask anonymously, we will still consider the question for the keynote.
If Jason Calacanis is going to park his butt on that stage again at another Search Engine Strategies, why should his hour there be cakewalk like it was the past two times, and not to mention the additional hour a week ago at affiliate summit? Isn't it time, we as an industry ask this guy some serious questions, instead of letting him slide by with calling our industry "bullshit" and push Mahalo?
* ok, Danny's got a point - it wasn't a total cakewalk when Danny had him on stage (but I don't think Danny expected the F bomb to be dropped nor SEO to be called bullshit). My point is, is if they want Calacanis on stage, and they are giving us the opportunity, why not hold this man's feet to the fire a little more? I know there's some great questions out there - I've heard them in conversations!
Come on, send in your question! I know there's quite a few out there, send the on in!
Remember send the questions into searchmarketinggurus -a-t- gmail DOT com, put in the subject "Calacanis Keynote Question".