In addition to its media productions, Avere Group develops and implements Bloggers- Media Embarks as a community service for bloggers-podcasters-journalists and authors globally.
The focus of Bloggers-Media Embarks is to take bloggers-podcasters-journalists as small and large groups together on extraordinary adventures to fascinating, mysterious places where they meet leaders and learn perspectives. Guy Kawasaki and Dennis both embarked to separate Navy aircraft carriers underway in the Pacific, the USS Stennis and USS Lincoln, respectively. Following Guy’s embark to the USS Stennis, he voiced his idea of a bloggers’ embark to an aircraft carrier where we could lead a ‘whole planeload of bloggers’ to sea. Dennis and Guy coordinated the first one with the Navy which was accomplished during May 2009 to the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) aircraft carrier. Its success put into motion what is now a series of Bloggers-Media Embarks. The embarks include embarkations to and from Navy vessels underway at sea using Navy airplanes with tailhooks and catapults or helicopters, tour of San Quentin Prison, to the CHP Academy in West Sacramento, CA, and Air Force support, e.g. roundtrip Air Force transport flight to Hawaii.
Bloggers-podcasters-journalists participating thus far include the following: Guy Kawasaki, Robert Scoble, Beth Blecherman, Chris Pirillo, Charlene Li, Andy Sernovitz, Bill Reichert, Jennifer Lawson (jenny the bloggess), Jennifer Leo, Jennifer Van Grove, Pamela Slim, Gina Hughes, Jennifer Jones, and Jeremiah Owyang. New bloggers-podcasters-journalists expressing interest include Noah Shactman of Wired magazine, Chris Brogan, and JD Lasica.
No sponsors currently financially support Bloggers- Media Embarks. Participants pay their own travel and lodging expenses to participate. Government agencies, e.g. the Navy and Air Force, converge their training operations with the bloggers’ embarks.
For more information, contact Avere Group’s founder, Dennis Hall at ContactDennisHall@gmail.com. The word “contact” is part of his e-mail address. Dennis’ Twitter handle is @AvereGroup. Avere Group is on Facebook.