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  • Blog Post: Lanham Napier Brings Fanatical Support® to The Big Social

    Last month, I revealed that football legend Roger Staubach will be kicking off The Big Social as our guest keynote speaker. I am still pinching myself actually, because Roger is a personal hero of mine. So, it’s all the more unbelievable to me that I get to double down on incredible keynote speakers...
  • Blog Post: The Big Social Technical Tracks: Give Me a “01010100”!

    In yesterday’s blog on business track sessions, I promised that today would bring details on the technical tracks. But first, I want to remind you that today is the last day to save $100 on registration for The Big Social. Public service announcement now complete – let’s talk tech....
  • Blog Post: Living Legend Roger Staubach set to kick off The Big Social

    Last year’s inaugural The Big Social was a fantastic success. In addition to having a really good time, we shared and learned from each other. I was not only impressed, but extremely proud of the customer success stories around online communities and social networks. With a high bar set, The Big...
  • Blog Post: Let's Get Down to Business: The Big Social Business Tracks

    As the summer is heating up (at least it’s hot in Dallas) we are looking forward to both autumn and The Big Social . It’s already mid-July, which means The Big Social is only a little over 2 months away. Here at Telligent, we are currently eagerly preparing and finalizing sessions, speakers...
  • Blog Post: Blazing Hot: The Big Social Business Tracks

    My thermostat reads 104 degrees (40 degrees Celsius depending on where you’re reading this from). My lawn burst into flames. The dog is refusing to go outside under any circumstances. It’s summertime in Dallas, which means that The Big Social is right around the corner (September 17-19 to...
  • Blog Post: #TheBigSocial Recap

    What do you call a sold out conference, where “social” is the common denominator, in a state that requires you to deliver “BIG”? You guessed it – The Big Social. Day 1 Highlights: The event kicked off around noon as attendees hustled to one of two workshops....
  • Blog Post: Registration NOW OPEN for The Big Social 2012

    As we announced two weeks ago, The Big Social 2012 date and location have been set. Today, we have more exciting news to share with you – registration is now open! In case you missed our first announcement with the date and place, here’s a quick reminder: When : September 17-19,...
  • Blog Post: Content Spotlight: Better Business Blogging with Emerson Process Management

    Emerson is a diversified global manufacturing and technology company. The organization has approximately 133,000 employees and 235 manufacturing locations worldwide, and offers a wide range of products and services through their Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies...
  • Blog Post: #TheBigSocial Conference Recap: Speakers, Sessions & S.W.A.G.

    Excuse me while I bask in the afterglow of Telligent’s second annual user group conference, The Big Social 2012. The event was an undeniable success with customers, partners, analysts and friends jetting into Dallas from across the globe — from as far away as Australia, South Africa and the...
  • Blog Post: Rob Koplowitz and The Future of Work @ The Big Social

    The Big Social speaker lineup just keeps getting stronger. In June, I announced that football legend Roger Staubach (a personal hero of mine) will be kicking off The Big Social as our guest keynote speaker. Earlier this month, I revealed that Lanham Napier, CEO o f Rackspace , is joining us as a keynote...
  • Blog Post: Many Tools, One Experience – Reimagining Employee Collaboration at Intel

    Intel, a world leader in computing innovation, has more than 100,000 employees in 63 countries and serves customers in more than 120 countries. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. With Intel's commitment to...
  • Blog Post: Movie Premiere: The Big Social 2012 Highlights

    Our annual user group conference, The Big Social, touched down in Dallas for three jam-packed days of community learning. And we made sure we had all the basics covered and then some to create a great experience for attendees, including: Sweet location in the heart of Downtown Dallas: check ...
  • Blog Post: Social Support +1: Delivering Exceptional Customer Experience with Rackspace and HealthStream

    Rackspace is the open cloud company, delivering open technologies and powering more than 180,000 customers worldwide. Rackspace provides its renowned Fanatical Support® to customers across a broad portfolio of IT products, including Public and Private Cloud and Hybrid and Dedicated Hosting. Fanatical...
  • Blog Post: Stretch Your Skills: The Big Social Training Workshops

    Michael Phelps recently earned his place in history as the most decorated gold medal Olympian; Bill Russell is noted in NBA history as the player with the most championship rings, with more rings than fingers to wear them on; Roger Staubach made history in 1972 by leading the Dallas Cowboys to their...
  • Blog Post: The Big Social Revs Up With Early Bird Registration

    As you may have heard, this fall, Telligent is throwing a huge event for the social industry – The Big Social . Registration is now open for The Big Social with an early bird discount. Now through July 1, you can register for $200 off the regular registration price. It’s a real value for...
  • Blog Post: The Big Social Media Lounge: Fun, Fantasy Sports and Pirates

    so·cial [soh-shuhl] relating to society and to people's lives in general relating to activities that involve being with other people, especially activities that you do for pleasure To me, social has always conjured up an idea of something fun. (See definition 2 above.) This...
  • Blog Post: Reserve Your Seat at The Big Social 2013

    Registration is now open for The Big Social 2013! Telligent’s annual user group conference, The Big Social, is coming back to Dallas for three jam-packed days of learning and fun (and, isn’t learning fun anyway…). This September, hundreds of our customers, partners and friends will...
  • Blog Post: New York Times Bestselling Author to Deliver Guest Keynote at The Big Social 2013

    Our favorite social time of year is drawing near once again – I’m referring to The Big Social , our annual user group conference, of course. Set to return to the heart of downtown Dallas, September 23-25, The Big Social 2013 will be bigger, better and even more social. For those of you...
  • Blog Post: Early Bird Pricing for The Big Social 2013 Ends TODAY

    The final countdown has started for the end of The Big Social early bird pricing. Don’t let the clock run out on you! Preparations for The Big Social 2013 are really heating up – we recently announced New York Times bestselling author Paul Spiegelman as a keynote , posted an overview of...
  • Blog Post: Doug Levy Talks Authentic Customer Relationships vs. Social Media Hype at The Big Social

    Last month, I announced that New York Times bestselling author Paul Spiegelman will kick off The Big Social 2013 with his keynote on employee engagement. Today, I have the added pleasure of introducing our second guest keynote – Doug Levy. Doug is the founder and CEO of MEplusYOU (formerly imc...
  • Blog Post: Leading Industry Analyst to Deliver Guest Keynote at The Big Social 2013

    The Big Social speaker lineup continues to grow stronger each month. In May, we announced that New York Times bestselling author Paul Spiegelman will be kicking things off this year as a keynote speaker. In June, we revealed that Doug Levy will also be joining us to share his thoughts on authentic customer...
  • Blog Post: Conference Content Kickoff – Workshops at The Big Social 2013

    At The Big Social, we know how to kick things off right. Led by Telligent and Zimbra experts, these workshops will give you the strategic and tactical know-how to kick start your community and collaboration strategy. On the first day of our user group conference, attendees can choose from four half-day...
  • Blog Post: Choose Your Own Adventure: The Big Social 2013 Learning Tracks

    I can’t believe that The Big Social is just a little over a month away. And if you haven’t heard, we have a ton of great content lined up this year! Last week I shared a sneak peek of the half-day workshops that will take place on the first day of the conference. Today, I’d like to...
  • Blog Post: Learn How to Get Executive Support for Your Online Community from The UPS Store and Epsilon

    You may think creating an online community, either internally for your company’s employees or externally for your customers and partners, is a great idea and valuable investment. But how do you get management to see your viewpoint and where do you begin? Why not start with learning from two...
  • Blog Post: It’s all happening at the Social Media Lounge at The Big Social 2013

    The Big Social schedule is packed with a ton of company and customer led workshops and sessions. However, we’ve also got a bunch of social fun packed in there, too. We’re hosting a dazzling welcome reception at the beautiful, new Perot Museum of Nature and Science on Monday night. Tuesday...