The Net.Finance East Conference kicks off tomorrow in New York City. Net.Finance East is a 2-day forum focusing on next generation marketing initiatives for the financial services industry.
In addition to attending, I'll be part of a Panel Session exploring the mix of online and traditional marketing strategies to promote customer engagement. Things like FaceBook, Blogs (like this one), and other online tools that our customers use on a daily basis to connect to their world. It should be an interesting conference, even more so with the current financial services challenges in the industry. I'll provide some highlights from the conference when I return later this week.
Yes, I know, I can't believe this but the election is less than a week away and I have no idea where I need to go to vote. Lucky for me - and others - Google has added a new map layer that shows you where to vote on November 4th. All that Google's 2008 US Voter Info Map requires is your home address and it will show you the closest voting locations.
With the previous post on getting "time off from work to vote" and now with a complete map of voting locations, you have no excuse - aside from divine intervention, age requirements, or citizenship - for not voting.
Voting isn't just your civic duty — it's also a great excuse to leave work early or arrive fashionably late. Most states require employers to give time off to employees in order to punch a ballot if work hours overlap with polling hours. Some states even mandate that you get paid during that time. Check out this state-by-state breakdown to see if you qualify for time away from the office to exercise your right. We promise not to tell your boss if you vote by absentee ballot and take the free time anyway.