Anniversary Gift

Created this poem for my dearest wife, Swathi, for our 15th anniversary.  While learning to strengthen the writing muscle, I wanted to try something new.  Letting go of structure and … Read more

Actionable Summaries – Permission Marketing

“Creating value through interaction is far more important than solving a consumer’s problem in thirty seconds.” – Seth Godin. Permission Marketing: Turning Strangers Into Friends and Friends Into Customers by … Read more

Actionable Summaries – Digital Sense

“A digital marketer is someone who understands that, to engage someone digitally, it must be done in a meaningful, personalized and contextually + culturally relevant manner.”- Brian Solis, Digital Sense. … Read more

Get a Mentor or Go Home

Resolute entrepreneurs develop committed mentor relationships. We’ve had a tremendous couple of years evolving the mentor and advisor program at the Village. In 2017, the team and I will be … Read more

altMBA – A Self-Discovery Sprint

There is always on-going learning. However, every five years or so, I assemble any wisdom developed to date and try to make a leap.  Usually, these missions enhance the core of … Read more

#RunMarketing Like an Entrepreneur

Are you a marketing leader today? If so, then you are likely gaining the experience of a high-growth entrepreneur, next-generation C-level executive or CEO. At the recent MarTech Conference, hosted by Scott Brinker, I met the Allocadia folks who … Read more

8 Ways to Get the Most of MarTech 2016

I’m excited to attend my 3rd conference in as many years. It’s fast becoming a beast of an event.  However as overwhelming as our space can be, this conference has always had one theme: … Read more

Silverpop Agent ROI Roadshow – ATL

It seems all that I’ve been posting lately have been about conferences, well, here’s another 🙂   I wrote about other sponsored roadshows like this one which provide you the opportunity to receive strong thought leaders to you as well as offer an opportunity to network. KUDOS to 1) event planners for making this happen and 2) those on the road at each conference.

Silverpop, my former alma mater, hosted an informative event here in their hometown of Atlanta as the next to the last stop of the tour. Hosted at the Intercontinental Hotel, the meeting rooms where in close proximity to each other.  It was nice to catchup with former colleagues who are new friends as well as new faces at Silverpop and Atlanta marketers.

I arrived a bit early and had the opportunity to reintroduce myself  with Adam Stienberg (@adams472) co-founder of PlacePunch, Silverpop’s newest acquisition.  The company offers a location-based loyalty program platform via the common social networks.   This is a differentiating new social offering on top of social sign-in (via janrain) and the Share-to-Social feature introduced by the company in October 2008.  Great offering for their B2C base.  I was told that Adam’s preso on the usage of location-based marketing was one of the B2C crowd’s favorite. Congratulations Adam and Chris.

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Pardot Users Conference

So I attended the Pardot Users Conference in Atlanta, GA.   Users conferences, when well done as this one, can really boost confidence in the system and provide a great opportunity for face-to-face time. When I arrived, there were a sea of smiling Pardot folks in grey shirts guiding us around and answering questions. The W Hotels are trendy and the event venue for the conference here was no exception.

My knowledge of Pardot was limited, but engaging two new of our clients who are users, there was no greater motivation to get up to speed quickly.  Also with the chance to get to know another marketing tech company and it’s product, I was very much looking forward to the event.

For those of you new to Pardot,

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