Online Marketing Summit 09 in a Word (or Two)

Well it’s official, this year’s Online Marketing Summit (OMS) has officially wrapped up in San Diego. I had a chance to meet a lot of fellow marketers and learn from some of the industry’s best. And now I’m back at the office with a pile of notes, hand full of business cards, and a head full of ideas. Congratulations to Aaron Kahlow and his team for putting together an inspiring event!

How do you communicate the essence of a conference like this? Was there a single buzz word? I thought it would be interesting to capture the #OMS09 Twitter chatter and plug it into one of my favorite tools, Wordle.

Online Marketing Summit - word buzz

President-Elect Obama’s Acceptance Speech

President-Elect Barack Obama’s Acceptance Speech, delivered at Chicago’s Grant Park on November 4, 2008.
Enough said.

Visit this Chicago Tribune page for the complete transcript. This word art was produced on

A Picture Says a Thousand Words with Wordle

Shortly after tonight’s second presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama, I stumbled upon a word cloud graphic titled ‘Obama at Oct. 7 Debate‘ on Wordle.  As with tag or word clouds in general, the collage shows words used and their relative frequency with word size.  Wordle, a tool created by IBM Research engineer Jonathan Feinberg, is definitely worth a second look.

While on Wordle, I checked out a couple famous speeches including Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream“, and JFK’s “We Will Go to the Moon.” I also couldn’t resist creating my very first Wordle. The tool allows you to paste text, or enter a blog’s URL.  Here is what you get when plotting my company’s corporate blog,

Word Cloud of Enquiro's corporate blog, as created on

Word Cloud of Enquiro's corporate blog, as created on