On Tuesday, it was Chicago's turn to host the Brightcove Value of Online Video Breakfast series. Aside from United Airlines losing my luggage and thus forcing me to show up to the event in a t-shirt (thanks to Steve Rotter for rescuing me with the shirt off his back-- literally), the event went off smoothly. The best thing about these events are the people we've gotten to meet and inspire. There was so much energy in the room, which I think is a testament to the team of speakers (Linda Crowe formerly of Sun, Brett Wilson of TubeMogul and Jeff Whatcott of Brightcove), but also by the fact that online video for marketing is hot.
I just got back from SXSW Interactive (recap of that event coming up soon) and everyone was talking video-- in the sessions and out. And it wasn't just the indie crowd that the event is famous for attracting, but marketers who work at big brands, small companies as well as media publishing companies-- the same type of marketers we saw come out at the Chicago breakfast. To get a sense of what is on their mind and what it was like in Chicago, check out this video I created:
We've got the Boston breakfast coming up this Tuesday at the Nine Zero Hotel with Hubspot and Daily Grommet (and of course, our very own Jeff Whatcott) and the Atlanta breakfast this Thursday at The Mansion with Jeff, TubeMogul and Premiere Global. I hope to see you at one (or both of those events).