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Attendee Information Via Google Maps!

When planning a recent trip to Austin and San Antonio, Texas, I asked a friend who lives in the area to send me some places he thought I should visit. Instead of a list, he sent me a link to a Google map he created with his sites located on it. All I had to do was to click on the icons and I could see his comments about each site.

Way cool!, I thought.

I’ve taken this idea and created a Google Attendee Location Map with the locations of registered attendees for the June 4, 2008 Networking Dinner Reception (see a small version of the map imbedded on the left). You can click on icons on the map to get information about each attendee, including the attendee name, job title, interests, and more (see below).

Click here or on “View Larger Image” to see the whole map and a convenient list of attendee organizations that allows you to jump from one location to another.

All registered attendees can collaborate with me on building this map to include more information about themselves, their businesses, and their networking goals. This is a great tool for attendees to improve their their networking effecttiveness before, during, and after the meeting. It is also a great way for attendees to promote themselves and their businesses to other attendees and via the Internet (anyone can view this map).

Customize Your Map Information
Registered attendees are invited to customize their pop-up information box on the map as follows:

  • Instead of the icon provided, upload your own icon (64×64 pixels). By default, icons are color-coded representing different kinds of organizations.
  • Add more information about yourself and your company. The standard information includes only your name and job title. If you are a speaker or sponsor, that is included as well as a link to your website.
  • Add a photo of yourself! This will definitely help other attendees find you at the meeting!
  • Do something interesting and tell me so that I can share the idea with other attendees!

Here’s another idea: After the meeting, embed the Vendor Elevator Pitch Video we create for you during the dinner in your information box on the map!

Hope to see you in Princeton on June 4th! And, please, drink responsibily or have a designated driver!


John Mack, Editor & Publisher
Pharma Marketing News/Pharma Marketing Blog
Phone: 215-504-4164

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Comments from Attendees of Previous Events

“It was an enjoyable event, I also always learn something and most of all any networking event is what you the individual make of it and how comfortable you are at the art of networking.” -Bill Amberg

“The evening was great, the food was wonderful, and it was well organized. We received a lot of positive response and requests to contact individuals for projects. It’s gotten better every year and I’m sure next year will be no exception.” -Jerry Mauder

“We enjoyed the dinner and sponsorship and look forward to more opportunities to participate.” -Stephen M. Carnevale

“Thanks again for putting on a great party! We definitely met some very nice people and a few interesting contacts that may lead to future business.” -Richard Shapiro

“I got a chance to meet some interesting people and talk about social media technology in healthcare.” -Fard Johnmar

Be sure to join us in 2008!

4th Annual (2008)
Networking Dinner Reception

  • DATE/TIME: Wednesday, June 4, 2008 * 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
  • LOCATION: Princeton Marriott Hotel and Conference Center at Forrestal, 100 College Road East, Princeton, NJ

Register Now!

Overview: Benefits of Attending

  1. Learn from expert speakers! – Hear presentations from drug industry executives and our sponsor about marketing to physicians, Web 2.0 tools, and mentoring. See the Agenda for more details.

  2. Start networking with attendees BEFORE the meeting – All registered attendees will be able to participate in the “2008 Networking Reception Attendee Forum“, which is open ONLY to attendees. Here you will get updates about who is attending, including their contact information; you will be able to add other attendees to your “buddy list” and send them private messages; and you can post information about yourself and what your networking goals are so that other attendees can see it and respond to you, if they wish.

    The sooner you REGISTER, the more benfit you will get from this resource.

  3. Participate in the Vendor Video Showcase – All attendees will have the opportunity to have their 60-second “elevator pitch” videotaped digitally at the event. After the event, the videos will be uploaded to YouTube where you can review them and decide if you wish to have your video included in a DVD that will be given awy FREE to pharma product managers. The DVD will be promoted via Pharma Marketing Network. As a Showcase member, your video can be embedded in your Preferred Vendor Listing on the Pharma Marketing Network portal site and you can also embed your video on your Web site. There is a small additional extra charge for including your video on the DVD. Call 215-504-4164 for details.

  4. Meet potential business partners – Meet potential business partners who can help you achieve your business goals. Pharma brand managers can meet vendors and vendors can meet brand managers in a relaxing atmosphere.

  5. Chance to win a FREE online listing in the Pharma Marketing Vendor Directory! – At the event, each attendee will be given a “Networking Dance Card” that lists all the names of attendees with interests similar to those the attendee selected during the registration process. The goal is to meet as many of the people on the dance card as possible and obtain their initials. If you meet with the minimum number of people indicated on your card, you are eligible to enter your business card to win a Category Sponsorship Listing in the online Pharma Marketing Vendor Directory (value: $295) dollar gift certificate in a drawing. Just a little extra incentive to meet as many people as you can.

  6. Promote your business – You can promote your business one-on-one with attendees or be a sponsor for greater visibility at the meeting and in promotions.

  7. Exchange ideas, share knowledge – Meet up with your peers to give as well as receive advice on improving your business!

  8. Network for a new job! – If you are looking for a new position or if your company is looking for new talent, this is a perfect opportunity for you to scout around.

  9. Get Out and Have a Good Time! – Enjoy good food and the company of colleagues!

Hope to see you in Princeton on June 4th!


John Mack, Editor & Publisher
Pharma Marketing News/Pharma Marketing Blog
Phone: 215-504-4164

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