a4uExpo 101

I’m still recovering and while I’m still in a position of not being able to string sentences together. Here’s my own personal a4uExpo 101.

  1. Drinking until 5am
  2. Full English Breakfast served late (oops missed the opening)
  3. Smoothies with Cat
  4. Jame’s Little saying I should get to Barbados (those sales are already trickling in)
  5. Seeing the London scenery by night
  6. Sunshine.co.uk’s new WordPress travel site
  7. Free Towel from Zanox
  8. Existem raffle swimming goggles, chocolate, spoon, …
  9. Hero Grigoraki presenting Effective Voucher Code Implementation
  10. Sunshine.co.uk bag to put all freebies
  11. Sky HD bloody mary’s
  12. Joost de Valk‘s wealth of wordpress SEO plug-ins and useful urls
  13. Caboodle Design talking design
  14. Katie from Zanox discussing Kodak
  15. Webgain’s served Peroni
  16. So much fun
  17. Chris Frost on the Voucher Code panel
  18. Conversion Rate Experts on the art of persuasion
  19. Free Web cam from Zanox
  20. Smoothies with Jess
  21. Dozens more Facebook friends
  22. Staying in the hotel with the late bar
  23. Mark Russell protecting me from OMG (can’t remember)
  24. Discovering new opportunities
  25. Chris Kamara from Middlesbrough
  26. Blagging Hong Kong rugby trip (fingers crossed)
  27. Doug and his promotions
  28. Charity auction that nobody could hear
  29. The Pink Patch
  30. Jo from Stream:20 converting me to rugby
  31. Afternoon sushi
  32. Jackpotjoy’s Claire and Jasper. Always a pleasure
  33. All those people at 4am I upset
  34. Hannah from Existem for being Hannah
  35. Extreme SEO
  36. Shak and his Viagra story
  37. Arriving with 1 full bag and leaving with 3
  38. Doug’s workforce wearing Doug tshirts
  39. Kirsty’s Duncan not just being Kirsty’s Duncan
  40. New drinking partners
  41. Dan Morley and his new plans
  42. Vodka Luge
  43. Jo from Superbreak (won’t ignore you next time)
  44. Conference agenda with notepad at back
  45. Pens – can never have too many
  46. A4uExpo mugs
  47. Double bed for being there at the end
  48. 12 noon checkout
  49. Being bigger than last year
  50. Meeting my blog readers
  51. Getting excited when the person talking to me realises I’m ‘Befuddle’
  52. Vodka Luge with sambuca
  53. New friends
  54. Talking about Soccer Saturday with Matt Le Tissier
  55. Pirate hour
  56. Existem bean bag to sit on (but the one thing I didnt blag)
  57. Lammo for drunken chats
  58. The Zak and Graham double act
  59. New Exclusive codes
  60. Negative SEO – come on admit it who did it?
  61. Free bars
  62. Kirsty disappointed there was no sexual gossip
  63. Teresa for the Sky VIP room pass
  64. All the beautiful people who work in marketing
  65. People taking photos to remind me of the carnage
  66. Lunch bags with apples (too healthy for my liking)
  67. Kieron saying I didn’t need ContentNow
  68. New business contacts
  69. Joe Connor’s lodger Dan asking questions that weren’t answered
  70. The chip waitress who kept winking at me
  71. Kirsty’s prize winner Rich Harper offering me his voucher domain
  72. The Benny Hill style chase for chips
  73. Bryant Hussey for keeping his restraint
  74. Joe Connor’s Cantbarsed business card
  75. Sleep which was bliss whenever it happened
  76. Redcar’s Elaine and Dave
  77. People not present, were their ears burning?
  78. Clarke Duncan and his mobile plans
  79. Lee Bradshaw giving me advise on the ladies
  80. Sneaking out of the hotel bar at 2am on the second night
  81. Matthew Wood and Claire for great organising
  82. Laura pushing up the bidding price in the charity auction
  83. Those people who I chatted to a lot and I can’t recall your name
  84. Liane from Linkshare complimenting my watch
  85. Matt Bailey telling me he told a merchant not to work with me
  86. All those stands and people that I didn’t approach
  87. Kirsty McGubbin getting through the champagne before I clocked it
  88. Kevin Sutton upset that I’d not remembered him from a few weeks back
  89. Paul Wright going missing
  90. Twittering whilst twatted
  91. The London Eye at night
  92. Buy.ats Hayley who gets to the same events I do
  93. Meeting Fraser for the first time
  94. The grey man playing with his balls
  95. The Super Affiliate session which shows that we’ve all got room for improvement
  96. The people waving at us from the London bridges
  97. Kirsty borrowing Hannah’s camera
  98. Claire from Existem singing Sweet Caroline
  99. My site being hacked whilst I was in London
  100. Not remembering much really
  101. Have you heard about Promotions?

… Ok, I can’t even string a list together. This is taking longer than I thought. The rest will be added a little later whilst I now head off to get a smoothy or shandy …

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  2. What a great time I had too Ray. Particularly enjoyed having a giggle with you at various different points of the event. And of course my Duncan has a personality of his own – I wouldn’t have married him otherwise!!

  3. number 34??? I hope this isnt in order!

  4. [...] With so many people blogging about how great the A4Uexpo was, it seems a little boring to follow the crowd. So i thought i would look at things from another point of view… [...]

  5. At least you made the list Hannah!
    Great post Ray, nice to spend some time with you again dewde.

  6. [...] Befuddled Me? [...]

  7. I can clock champagne at 500 paces me. Not that many other people were drinking it TBH so I thought “Right… I’m not going to let this go to waste. I’ll drink it before Ray arrives else I’ll get none!!”

  8. And another thing. Apparently there was, in fact, someone having a bit of a Frisson in the toilets at the Fox.

    I’m still unsure if this actually happened or if Hannah made it up just so I’d shut up about there being no naughty goss!!

  9. I hope this isn’t in order as you had a smoothie with Cat before me!!!

    That was some intense reading Ray!

  10. You have forgotten a huge amount on here…

    The pink pills dude and the discussion about the 4 shoes.

    The fact we all had a mini bar in our rooms (bad idea)

    The balloons in the sky bar (i never did steal one)

    Turning up drunk and late on the first day (that was me not you) and being forced to be nice to people when i just wanted to die.

    The discussion on bras…

    I should stop now, im supposed to be working

  11. hey up Ray i’ll forgive you… specially as I can’t remember speaking to you this time round ; ) Here’s to more of them eh?

  12. [...] Befuddled me [...]

  13. Cheers Ray

    Good to chat again.

    How come I did not get your photo???

    Doug

  14. Hannah, you and your 4 shoes – classic! If only I could remember that first carnage night. On that note I’ve forgotten about the bras too.

    Jess, it’s not in any order of preference of female marketer or taste of smoothie. It was intense writing it, or rather having to think.

    Doug, where were the bandanas? Or where was I at that point?? I wasn’t in the toilets having ‘a bit of Frisson’

  15. Oh Yeah Hannah….

    102. Ray Theakston studiously looking at the ceiling as myself and Hannah Swift had a conversation during which we revealed our bra sizes, because he didn’t want to be accused of being a perv!

  16. He looked, no quarms there… He definitely looked!

  17. I see that you attend a lot of affiliate marketing conferences – would you say this is worthwhile or with them being so close together did they have similar content?

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