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Charity Auction: Buy Yourself a Social Media Guru

May 28, 2008 by     2 Comments    Posted under: Random Post

I know that this site is a Technology , Blogging and SEO site, But why did I decide to blog about this charity work. Well let me first tell you about it.

Jennifer Leggio has started a unique campaign 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.

What is unique on her campaign was using the top Social Media Person in US and Canada to Talk as part of the fund raising, and this Social Media personnel are well know on their respective niche.

She aims to raise $10,000 in doing so.

Here are the Social Media Person who agreed to be part of her Fund Raising campaign :Check out mediaphyter’s Post for other information.

The Players

Chris 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,  Full details available on the Chris Brogan eBay auction site.

Joseph 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. Full details available on the Joseph Jaffe eBay auction site.

Geoff 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. Full details available on the Geoff Livingston eBay auction site.

Aaron Strout is vice president of social media at Mzinga, a Burlington, Massachusetts-based provider of online communities and social networks for businesses. Full details available on the Aaron Strout eBay auction site.

Greg Verdino is a recognized expert on business and marketing innovation, emerging technologies and Web 2.0. Equal parts marketer and futurist,  Full details available on the Greg Verdino eBay auction site.

 

 

A great list of highly paid speakers willing to do it for a cause.

I just wonder if this type of Fund Raising is possible to happen in Philippines for the good cause of in need. How I wish I can hear something like this happening soon in Philippines.

I also did this as my part of helping her campaign since half of my visitors do come from USA. BTW I saw this campaign via Google Alert.

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