Today I’m in Baltimore at the Vocus User’s Conference. Hands down, this is the best conference I’ve attended in a long time. While there are some of the same speakers you see at other conferences (Scott Stratten, Peter Shankman), the line-up is really quite good and not the usual suspects.

If you have the chance to attend next year, I’d seriously consider it.

Yesterday Valeria Maltoni, Adam Singer, and Ann Handley spoke (more on that next week) and today David Meerman Scott begins the day before I speak on blogger relations.

But, my point is that a couple of the videos in Gin and Topics today are from this conference and, because I’m on a video kick lately, I thought I’d include them. There are only four so take 15 minutes, sit back, and hit play. 

4. Google Goes Gaga. If you have not seen this, stop what you’re doing right now. Lady Gaga was visiting the Google offices and they created this video to welcome her. Freaking amazing.

3. eHarmony Video Bio. This made the rounds on Facebook so you may have already seen it. If not, you will cry from laughing so hard. Sean McGinnis and I are convinced it’s an actor, but man alive! It is GOOD!

2. Tony Awards 2011. Molli Megasko posted this video on our Facebook wall yesterday. If you missed Neil Patrick Harris hosting the Tony Awards, his opening act is worth six minutes of your life. Very worth it.

1. Google Chrome: Dear Sophie. While this presumably is an ad for Google Chrome, it is so well executed, you have no idea you’re being sold something. It begins with a new father opening an email account for his little girl. Get the Kleenex out. It’s going to make you cry.

I’m headed home now. Have a great weekend!

Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich is the founder, CEO, and author of Spin Sucks, host of the Spin Sucks podcast, and author of Spin Sucks (the book). She is the creator of the PESO Model and has crafted a certification for it in partnership with Syracuse University. She has run and grown an agency for the past 15 years. She is co-author of Marketing in the Round, co-host of Inside PR, and co-host of The Agency Leadership podcast.

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