Re: AM: Regular "Face to Face" Meetings
Feliz Cinco de Mayo Everyone!
I agree--monthly certainly is better than quarterly for many reasons. I
guess I was just being realistic. I belong to/attend many professional
organizations and "outreach" groups and it's very easy to find yourself
attending one group or another several evenings every week. Over time, it
leads to burn out and low attendance regardless of how "great an idea" it
was at first. Hence my suggesting something less regular.
With that said, I'll defer to the majority and look forward to kicking this
"networking/self help" group off. Let's pick a date!
At 12:25 PM 5/4/98 -0400, Jeff MacConnell wrote:
>Bridget, et. al.;
>An informal m/a "mixer" is a great idea, but I'd suggest that the
occasions be on
>a monthly basis vs. quarterly, since it takes several opportunities to
>(met and) "mixed", and in our business, things are happening so fast that
>quarterly would seem more like an annual class reunion. Granted, we're
>of calendar space, but I think that supports monthlies also, since if we
>or two, we're not completely unlooped.
>IDeal Destinations, Inc.
>Bridget Robey wrote:
>> I agree with Bob, Mitch and Company--
>> Yes, we should get together periodically; the challenge is TIME! There's
>> so much going on around this area, it's hard for many people to commit.
>> Perhaps we should just commit to a quarterly "face to face." Set the
>> schedule in advance and everyone can plan accordingly......
>> The on-line exchange is valuable and time sensitive but doesn't compare to
>> "face to face" value.
>> Count me in on any and all planning, formatting, etc... as I'm very
>> interested in getting involved.
>> I can wear my "Independent Marketing and Project Management Consultant" hat
>> and/or my "President, AMA-DC" hat (the DC Chapter of the American Marketing
>> Association); just let me know!
>> At 06:48 PM 5/1/98 -0400, Mitch Arnowitz wrote:
>> >Bob, et al-
>> >Thanks for collecting thoughts & getting the ball rolling
>> >here! Off-line get togethers are a good idea and an
>> >indicator of the opportunity here in WDC for all of us.
>> >Several in our ad-market discussion group have also
>> >suggested the idea of getting together off-line.
>> >The ad-market group is currently planning an off-line
>> >mixer type networking session to bring WDC
>> >ad-market folks together to meet, greet & mingle.
>> >We should discuss the organization of this event.
>> >Should we have tables with flags, identifying areas
>> >of interest? Or... is it enough to pull everyone
>> >together, see what transpires.
>> >So that you know, I am still lining up a speaker to
>> >kick off the evening. I hope to have him/her nailed
>> >down shortly. I'll then forward details, date, location,
>> >etc. Lets definitely plan on discussing smaller group
>> >get togethers at this mixer.
>> >Getting together in focused, smaller groups is also
>> >interesting. It might be useful for you to consider
>> >participant needs and value offered. Meaning...
>> >it might be enough for you to pull small groups
>> >together (in the adv., marketing world) to discuss
>> >general topics such as advertising and/or marketing,
>> >promotion, PR, etc.
>> >On the other hand, it might be useful for you to
>> >consider specific topics of discussion. Topics in the
>> >net ad-market world might include:
>> >* selling inventory- affiliate networks, rep firms,
>> >banner networks, in-house, auction?
>> >* effective email, list marketing
>> >* creating & maintaining profitable net relationships
>> >(revenue share, etc.): why, who, cost, the deal
>> >* ad model or transactions as streams- do either
>> >make sense? (CPM, pay for performance,
>> >click through)
>> >Bob, you might want to check out the ad-market
>> >group: http://netpreneur/org/connect/am. Many
>> >of the folks that you mention participate in this
>> >growing group of regional advertising, marketing
>> >AMA-DC, New Media Society members already
>> >participate. You might check out the AMA-DC
>> >high-tech SIG, they were quite involved in pro-
>> >moting the winter series you referenced. Let me
>> >know if you need contact info.
>> >I received an email this week from an ad-market
>> >list member that posted to the AM group & was
>> >then approached by NMS for a speaking engage-
>> >As a starting point, you might determine who is
>> >interested in smaller adv., marketing group get
>> >togethers and what the needs might be. You can
>> >then possibly pull together meetings around those
>> >interests. I will be happy to collect and hold for
>> >you the names of folks interested in getting
>> >together in smaller groups.
>> >* If you are interested in attending smaller
>> >(advertising/marketing) meetings please drop me
>> >a note mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org that includes
>> >areas of interest. For the sake of everyone's
>> >in-box, please don't post to the list, but to me
>> >Bob, one advertising group has already gotten
>> >together- perhaps you can use this group as a
>> >Mitch Arnowitz
>> >Business Development
>> >Morino Institute
>> >PKW Netpreneur Program
>> >Bob Rose writes:
>> >>Just to put something on the table - I want to identify some individuals
>> >>trained in marketing who think like I do - whose views are at least
>> >>compatible with mine. How would you suggest a bunch of persons like
>> >>together with a bunch of possible candidates? My first thought -
>> >>what I might consider ideal - would be a cruise on the Dandy. Marketing
>> >>meets tech - or something like that. With something to filter out the
>> >>corporate predators - who want only to sniff out the competition.
>> Bridget Robey, PerProject.Com
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