Cover image of Rick Calvert

Rick Calvert

9 Podcast Episodes

Latest 28 Aug 2021 | Updated Daily

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Episode artwork

267 Rick Calvert, Tim Bourquin, co-founders, BlogWorld/New Media Expo

Mr. Media Interviews by Bob Andelman

From 2009: I love a good tradeshow. There’s something about all the people with common interests, gathered together in one location, eating overpriced, stale concessions while trading information and experiences, attending educational seminars, gossiping about their industry… That’s why I’m hoping that come October 2009, I’ll be one of the thousands in Las Vegas attending BlogWorld & New Media Expo.


27 Nov 2017

Episode artwork

014 Rick Calvert: How to succeed in the New Media revolution

Travel Freedom Podcast

Subscribe on iTunes SHOW NOTES: www.5dollarplanet.com/014In the Rick Calvert episode:Head honcho for 2 of the largest trade shows in the business: NMX (New Media Expo) and TBEX (Travel Bloggers Exchange),  Rick gives us his insider tips on succeeding in the world of new media and cutting through the noise of an overcrowded online space. Feature Topics in this episode:  Why going to conferences is so important for business success Is new media better than traditional media? What are TBEX & NMX and why they could benefit you Why new media is interactive and inclusive How to network with people who are bigger than you How to cut through the "noise" of other online content Will there ever be a day when newbies simply can't rank on google? Content is king but community is queen Why TV is on its last legs Why friendly blogging communities are about to become enemies Is Organic reach on Facebook over? OR tweet suggestions to @5dollartravel or #5dollarplanet Quotes:[tweetthis]In New Media content is King but community is Queen - Rick Calvert[/tweetthis] [tweetthis]Don't use content to market your blog. Create content & market that content.[/tweetthis]Weblinks from Rick Calvert EpisodeWorld Nomads Insurance - Specifically designed for digital nomads, flashpackers, adventure & long term Travellers - Get a 5% Discount with our coupon code: WN5DP Trusted Housesitters.com - Use discount code 5DP to get a 15% discount on membership How to become a housesitting pro in just 3 months. TBEX - The Largest Travel bloggers event in the world. NMX - Join the Media Revolution MONDAY TOOL: Onecardme.com - Digital Business card siteMentions:Cracked - B.S. News Stories Odesk - Find Freelancers Scott Eddy Coach Deb Cole - Marketing Director NMX & TBEX Events Deb Ng - NMX grateful dead reference - Your Right, It's Not the Same Mark Cuban - American businessman, investor, and owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, and the chairman of the HDTV cable network AXS Mark Burnett - Television producer and CEO of United Artists Media Group Tom Webster - CVP of Strategy, Edison Research. Consumer insights, social media data and folksy analogies. Chris Brogan - American author, journalist, marketing consultant, and speaker about social media marketing Pat Flynn - leader in the areas of online entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and lifestyle businesses Steel Panther - Kickass hair metal band that Tommo & Megsy Loooove! Travel Massive - connects thousands of travel insiders to meet, learn and collaborate at free events all around the world.


9 Mar 2015

Similar People

Episode artwork

Podcast 20: Rick Calvert: The Godfather Of Blogging Shares The Secrets Of Conference Success

Business Coaching With Join Up Dots - Online Business Success The Easy Way !

Our guest today is the CEO and Co-founder of New Media Expo, so quite frankly I could have called him the Godfather of Podcasting and blogging. So I better be good on this episode, no pressure there then! Although an obvious entrepreneur in heart it wasnt always the case. He has been involved in the trade show industry since 1996 serving as sales manager and director of sales for three of Tradeshow Week’s top 200 events.But his interest in blogging and online content really hit home during the explosion of the political blogosphere around the 2000 election season.Seeing content come online day after day, minute by minute, feeding comment and discussion worldwide, he knew that the future was all around us and it was time to get going himself.However every guest on “Join Up Dots” have found their path in life after a period of transition, and quite often it will be a lot longer coming than they probably would have considered was necessary looking back, and it seems to be the case here too.As even though he saw the positives, and excitement that new media could offer in 2000, he was finally inspired to launch his own blog in October of 2005.And it was a great success, even though he claims it was “unexpected success” and with his political blog gaining more and more ground online, he began searching for the blogging tradeshow to link it with. Amazingly he realized no such event existed, so he and his business partner Dave launched BlogWorld & New Media Expo in Las Vegas in November of 2007, and it went onto attract 1,600 attendees straight away.He had found his path and had started joining up those dots.So how did he do it?How did he manage to create something that was literally an overnight success? And more importantly, why did it take him so long to get started on the path to success that he was so obviously made for? Well lets find out as I introduce to you, the one and only Rick Calvert.


18 May 2014

Episode artwork

Rick Calvert, CEO and Co-Founder of BlogWorld and New Media Expo – Ep.24

Social Media Unscrambled

Enjoy this special peek into the New Media Expo provided by Rick Calvert! Rick co-founded BlogWorld and New Media Expo in 2007, and our host Chris Curran is looking forward to attending this year’s Expo in Las Vegas, NV on Jan. 4-6th 🙂 We discussed the extremely high caliber of attendees – actual influencers in the […]


11 Dec 2013

Most Popular

Episode artwork

The Changing Landscape of Social Media - Rick Calvert

The Agents of Change: SEO, Social Media, and Mobile Marketing for Small Business

Rick Calvert is the CEO and co-founder of NMX (the artist formerly known as Blogworld), and in that role he's seen all the changes in the industry since 2007 and before. The evolution of blogging. The rise and fall and rise again of podcasting. The emergence of social media platforms. The changing opinions of how often you should create content for your social platforms.If you are a small business or marketer, you'll want to hear what Rick has to say about where he sees the industry heading in the next year, and how it impacts you. http://www.themarketingagents.com/24


3 Dec 2013

Episode artwork

0092 Rick Calvert- The Man Behind NMX

Doubt The Doubts | Crazy Cool People Sharing Great Tips, Tactics, & Tools

Rick Calvert is a networking king. Name a new media person, and he knows that person.

1hr 8mins

23 Oct 2013

Episode artwork

Shane Gibson, then Rick Calvert from BlogWorld Expo

Social Media Edge Radio

For full details visit SocialMediaEdge.com Join hosts Ken Cook & Jason Crouch as they explore social media for newbies and grizzled veterans alike. Find a special guest interview each week with a luminary in the new media realm. @thekencook @jasoncrouch @mikemueller @TS_Elliott and @jb140 share tips, tricks and tools for using social media. Learn more about local and hyperlocal and how to maximize your online networking.

1hr 1min

13 Sep 2011

Episode artwork

Interview with Tim Bourquin and Rick Calvert

Get the Download

Matthew Snodgrass from ADM and Lippe Taylor interviews both Tim Bourquin of TNC New Media and Rick Calvert of Blog World Expo about the sale of Tim’s New Media Expo to Rick’s Blog World Expo. Separately, the two conventions were delivering a wide array of content and attendees. As the scope of the two shows started to overlap, Tim and Rick realized that the community would be better served by a single – and greater – convention. You can find out more about the combined show at http://www.blogworldexpo.com. We also get Tim and Rick's thoughts on social media today and the use of it by corporations.Tim Bourquin is Founder and CEO of TNC New Media, Inc., an online media company that has developed, launched and grown several advertising-supported podcasting sites. Under Tim’s leadership, TNC New Media has also used podcasting and other forms of new media as a promotional tool for everything from corporate events and tradeshows to product launches. In 2005, Tim launched the Podcast and New Media Expo, a convention and conference for podcasters and online video creators. The event, was recently sold to BlogWorld Expo, is held annually and attracts thousands of podcasters who attend to learn how to create compelling shows and grow their audience.Rick Calvert is the CEO and Co-Founder of BlogWorld & New Media Expo. He has been active the trade show industry since 1998 working on three Tradeshow Week 200 events including the SEMA Show (#4), AWFS®Vegas (#39) and the DEMA Show #(97), as well as one of the nation’s largest consumer shows, Comicon. He has been a voracious new media consumer since 2000, launched his own blog in 2005 and formed BlogWorld & New Media Expo in 2007.For more information, check out these posts at Blog World Expo:http://www.blogworldexpo.com/blog/2008/12/09/blogworld-new-media-expo-now-one-super-huge-event/ http://www.blogworldexpo.com/blog/2008/12/09/blogworld-expo-acquires-new-media-expo/


5 Jan 2009

Episode artwork

Blog World Expo founder Rick Calvert & Kelly Curtis, Writer

Behind The Blog

We have guest Rick Calvert, who is the CEO and Co-founder of BlogWorld & New Media Expo. We will be discussing the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference, and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of blogging and new media. In addition to the only industry-wide exhibition, BlogWorld features the largest blogging conference in the world including more than 50 seminars, panel discussions and keynotes from iconic personalities on the leading-edge of online technology and internet-savvy business.Also joining us today is Kelly Curtis from Pass the Torch, who is both a published and accomplished writer. We will be discussing the ins and outs of how she's made the transition from blogging to mainstream media and print.Kelly Curtis is a professional speaker and writer, a school counselor with an MS in Counseling, and founder of Empowering Youth Inc., through which she publishes research-based educational products, and regularly speaks and writes about Developmental Assets® and youth empowerment. Kelly’s first book is due for release in 2008. Kelly blogs about her family life at http://2passthetorch.com.

1hr 19mins

2 Sep 2008