Tag Archives: Events

What’s Ahead With WaySouth Media, Inc.


A few notes about what’s in the works with WaySouth Media, Inc. (my co.) for the weeks ahead. In hope that you will join some of the pan-media reindeer games all through metro Atlanta.

1.) WaySouth Media, Inc. is one sponsor of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s luncheon address to the Atlanta Press Club on Monday, January 31, 2011. This event is open to the public and is sold-out, but there’s a waiting list, and tickets usually free-up at the last minute with Press Club events. (News can break, and journos and media suits have to go fix it.) To get on the waiting list to what should be a timely and newsworthy luncheon (will the mayor seek control of APS?!) contact the Atlanta Press Club Monday morning.

2.) Coming February 4-5, SoCon11, Atlanta’s oldest and biggest social media conference, is back in town… now in its fifth year. I’ll be leading a workshop on mobile media and politics during the afternoon on the 4th, but come to SoCon11 for the fun kick-off party at the Carter Center on the 4th, and prepare to hang-out all day on the 5th at KSU for the great networking and interesting lineup of speakers and interaction from a multitude of backgrounds, services, businesses, and disciplines. SoCon is very much an UN-conference, so everyone participates. Or else! But register now as it’s about to sell out.

3.) February 26, I’ll be back at the 20th Annual Georgia Bar Media and Judiciary Conference, as a panelist on a panel about online reputation management (or lack thereof). Need to meet some lawyers, judges, media execs, bloggers, crime fighters, reporters, journos, politicos, even more lawyers? Well, the annual Bar/Media seminar is the place for that. Contact the Georgia Bar Association for info on this conference.

I’m looking forward to such a dynamic kickoff to a fast-paced and innovative all-media year ahead in 2011!

One Night Only! “The Antidote To Political Drudgery”


The Economist is in the ATL. Details here:

As the presidential campaign grinds on, The Economist is launching a new national event series called “The Art of Political Satire”.  The series officially launches next week in Atlanta (April 21):

The Art of Political Satire

Monday, April 21, 2008
Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Alliance Theatre
1280 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

For this series, we are partnering with the renowned comedy theatre troupe The Second City to create a show that combines engaging political improv and hands-on cartooning featuring The Economist’s political cartoonist Kevin ‘Kal’ Kallaugher.  Positioned as the antidote to political drudgery, the show in Atlanta also features a panel discussion about the ‘art’ of satire with Kal and the creative directors of the Second City.  Hosted by local WABE’s John Lemley, this discussion will focus on the role that satire plays in society- and the ability of the satirist to help people view things from a different perspective.  As an added bonus in Atlanta, Kal will be unveiling a new digital ‘puppet’ of Barack Obama.

A website for the events has been set up here.  The site includes video examples of Second City skits, and includes video about Kal’s history at The Economist and a collection of Kal’s favorite cartoons over the years.  You can also find information about the live events there.