Banning Conference Blogging

Steve Rubel and John Naughton both link to a story from Greg Verdino about the Nielsen BuzzMetric conference, which has banned delegates from blogging about the event. There’s more here from David Armano.

The subject covered by the conference? Consumer generated media. Unbelievable.

As many have said, the word-of-blog marketing that having running commentaries on conferences and other events is a real bonus for organisers, and many events have grown in popularity as a result. Banning bloggers from anything is a bad thing, especially when they can so clearly have a beneficial effect.