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Content Marketing World 2012 Dates, Location Announced

After looking at a number of destinations for Content Marketing World 2012 (including last year’s site Cleveland, Ohio), I’m very excited to announce that Columbus, Ohio will be the host city for Content Marketing World 2012. Save the Dates: September 4-6, 2012.

To be honest, I had a two-day mourning period about NOT being able to have this event in Cleveland, Ohio again.  If you are a regular reader of the Junta42 blog or the Content Marketing Institute, you know that I believe that Cleveland is the center of the content marketing industry.  I started using the term content marketing in the year 2001 in and around the offices of Penton Media, then headquartered in Cleveland.  Since then, content marketing services have taken hold in the region, becoming one of Cleveland’s key growth areas.

Here’s a bit of history on content marketing – and the video we showed to kick off last year’s conference.

So why not Cleveland?  Simply put, we’ve grown out of Cleveland from a space standpoint.  I’m hoping that with the addition of a new convention center in 2013, Cleveland might be back in the fray.

That said, CBUS is an amazing city.

Columbus was named for Christopher Columbus and is often called the “city of discovery”. So, it seems fitting that our theme for CMWorld 2012 is Discover Your Story (more to come on that).

Some facts about Columbus, Ohio that you may not know about:

  • Was founded in 1812. 2012 will be a 200th year celebration (so we’ll have a content marketing party to celebrate).
  • Is the third-largest city in the US Midwest, 16th largest city in the United States.
  • Home to the Ohio State University, the Nation’s largest campus.
  • Where Silence of the Lambs was filmed.
  • Our VP and Publisher, Peter Loibl, went to school at OSU (so needless to say, he’s very happy with this decision).

Looking forward to seeing you there. If you missed CMWorld 2011, check out these amazing testimonials. Or, you can see all the 2011 sessions now with Content Marketing World On Demand.

If you are interested in speaking, see the submission form here.

And on with the Content Marketing Revolution!