The Intelligent Email Event – EiQ

It has been a busy few weeks and this conference season is just getting started.

The week before last, I was the keynote signature speaker at EiQ, The Intelligent Email Gathering #EiQGathering. BrightWave and their founder, CEO Simms Jenkins were the guiding force behind this event. My own The Marketer Quarterly (TMQ) was a sponsor of the event that entitled all participants to a  branded slap bracelet that includes a 2 GB USB drive, some of that space is packed with our research and the latest issue of TMQ.

I was honored to be askedDrumming to keynote the innagural event, where I presented new research, “The Connected Consumer.” Just before I took the stage, EiQ kicked off with a local drum core marching band (right).

Then after a lovely introduction from Adobe’s Bridgette Darling, I marched on stage. What was most interesting to me as the signature speaker was William Warren, Founder of The Sketch Effect.

William was stage left and there he listened to my presentation, coloring, capturing it and turning my presentation into a work of art.  If I had seen what was going on while I delivered my talk I would have lost my place. I knew William was doing something, but was not told by the event organizers what he was doing. William went on to do this all day long for every speaker and/or panel.  Well done, EiQ. Sketch Effect

After my keynote presentation, Simms Jenkins started the Q&A, one of the questions included “Is Privacy Dead?” My answer may shock you – and you can find much of that Q&A on my David DanielsTwitter handle under #EiQGathering. That was a fun, quick discussion on the state of affairs.

The event was sold out to capacity, 300 people for a first time event in Atlanta (ATL) is a great turnout.  There were many local brands but The Relevancy Group VP of Research Nick Einstein and I were not the only ones to fly into ATL for the event. There were great cocktail parties and speaker dinners. Thanks @Brightwave.

With little exception, the event went onto be very tactical with lessons and innovations from brands including Staples, Pinterest, Zillow, CarMax, Panera Bread and many more. We all enjoyed that level of detail and these learnings were ultimately integrated into a final Jeopardy Game.

Next up, the Bill McCloskey’s “Only Influencer” Email Innovation Summit in Las Vegas, where I will be keynoting day 2.  After that I hope to see you in New Orleans at the eec’s Email Evolution Conference … and if you are not there, err; see our events page as we continue to travel.

Until next time,

All the best,

David

 

 

David

The Relevancy Ring – Email Agency Buyer’s Guide 2016

The Relevancy Ring, Email Agency Buyer’s Guide 2016

Written by David Daniels, Nick Einstein, Peggy Reinders
TRR-Email Agency GuideEmail Marketing Agency, Buyer’s Guide, ESP, Vendor Selection, Agency
About: Published September 2016. Our 2016 Email Agency Buyer’s Guide, analyzes seven email marketing agencies that include: BrightWave, Epsilon, Inbox Marketer, Merkle, Trendline Interactive, WhatCounts and Zeta/Acxiom Impact. All were evaluated over 4 months using our patent pending Relevancy Ring methodology.

We answer these key questions:

– What are the marketer’s top considerations when selecting an email marketing agency?
– What are the average services hourly rates and how do they compare to ESP (Email Service Provider) services prices?
– Which agencies have the highest customer satisfaction and are most qualified to meet marketer demands?

Report Excerpt: Some marketers are turning to agencies for help, many more will hire these companies in the coming 12 months. Most marketers cite industry expertise and always-on client support in their email marketing agency selection criteria. The need to harness disparate and real-time data also top marketer tactics and aspirations. These findings further underscore the need for outside experts that can implement the latest data-driven strategies. An excerpt including vendor profiles can be found in issue 11 of The Marketer Quarterly. Free registration required.

The Research: 25 pages, 12 Charts, 8,831 words. Part of our Research Subscriber Series.

Item: TRGSS0516 | Email Marketing Research

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