After the fantabulous Mobile Premier Awards, Cian and I made our way in my little Skoda to the Picasso Museum (MEF Party). This was easier said than done as all the roads seemed to close and we got unbelievably lost in a maze of downtown Barcelona.
In the end, we parked the car and used the navigation to walk us to the event! We were lucky, we were early! We walked straight in went to visit the Picasso museum. I learnt a lot about Picasso last night. Firstly, his early work and his health and medicine section rocked. One picture of a sick child, nearly brought me to tears (yes… I am getting like that in my old age!).
Secondly, Picasso did pottery and it was lovely. I adored all the pieces and it’s a shame there are only 41 pieces on show in the museum as I could have enjoyed that all day.
Lastly, I prefer Picasso’s earlier work, much more than the work he is famous for. But call me uncultured! I can’t help it. I am a bit of a traditionalist.
Anyway. There were some cartoonists there and after the exhibition Cian and I got two Picasso style portraits made. I simply loved them, I will publish them later on with a link to this amazing artist. He made me look extremely sexy and edgy which was the highlight of my night!
I also bumped into Rimma Perelmuter from the MEF. She looked amazingly glamorous and her modern outfit was a lovely contrast to the old architecture in the museum. But, alas, I am not a fashion writer and back to mobile. I only spoke to Rimma for a few moments and she mentioned how the MEF membership was growing. The board members were increasing and a lovely lady from Vodafone was on the board (sorry name has passed me by).
Interestingly earlier on in the day I also met the charming and handsome Paul Berney from the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) and he also mentioned how membership was increasing and the time had arrived for mobile marketing. With companies such as InMobi in the MEF and the MMA it shows how the scale and weight of the industry is moving and progressing.
In the early days I was the first to mock newbie organizations –but having been in the industry for a very long time now and watched the growth of both the MEF and MMA – I have changed my mind. There is a lot of great networking and positivity one can achieve by joining such as organisation in the start-up phase. Connections are vital in this industry and if you attend the meetings and take part or get actively involved you can get out any finances that you have to put in.
OMG. I fear the cancer has reduced me to a great softie. But, my mum tells me its professional to admit when you are wrong and it improves your karma.
So on that note… it was a great party I met easy 40 people I knew last night and it was lovely… I loved the venue and I felt sorry for the hundreds of people in the queue to get in as we left.
OM. Karma. Peace and all sorts of humming from Bena Roberts the Buddha.