ADM serves Car Dealers, Automotive Marketing Pros and Internet Sales Managers
With that said, I'm looking for one good reason why I should attend. The blog posts are long and the discussions are longer. I need the elevator pitch.
Dealers: Why are you going to attend? What do you hope to get out of it?
Vendors: What are you bringing to the table?
Organizers: What's going to make this "special" with so many conferences out there?
Keep in mind, I will definitely be attending. I just want to hear from everyone else in the ADM community so we're all on the same page.
Fire away your elevator pitches/reasons. Thanks!
I am pretty sure angels and con shouldn't be used in the same sentence.
You don't believe people can connect with angels???
I'm not sure *I* should be allowed to use the word "angel". :)
Experts need to keep learning because you have a very narrow slice of expertise. I have my own area of expertise, there are a lot of things I know a little bit about and there are some small areas that I know a lot about. But I need to keep up with all these different areas in my field. The areas of my clients work, the areas in which my clients conduct research. I think that in order to stay fresh as a professional you have to constantly be reading the literature, be speaking to colleagues, be attending conferences, interacting with others in your field and interacting with people in other disciplines, in order to keep yourself fresh and to keep learning and growing and to stay intellectually stimulated to be able to keep you brain fresh.
J.D. Rucker, Thanks you J.D. for helping and talking to one of our clients at the automotive bootcamp. Mark Odat and I can't thank you enough!
Because I want to be at the biggest Digital conference of the year (and every year after?) for all the reasons above!
Kind of makes you wonder why anyone would want to attend that other old school conference where they charge you a fortune, nickel and dime you, and then show you the same information that was at the previous 3 conferences they ran...
That old school conference did me really dirty last time and I believe that I am done with it and will do all the best to never align myself with them again. Plus that last conference they did was the worst ever. I think this conference is about to take things over by storm.
There is quite a large group of dedicated automotive professionals working towards ensuring that AutoCon 2012 connects dealers and managers with more information, fresh applications of that information and the very best and most knowledgeable people in the business.
I think you're right Tim... everyone's sick and disgusted with some of the Digital Disasters we've been experiencing.
Where Ralph, the Pasch's, Jared, and even my own events are different is because we care about the attendees and the vendors... the quality of the education and the experience. JIM
I am not used to getting reminder emails from Digital Disaster conference asking to submit a speaker proposal on numerous occasions. However, this time they are sending them out like crazy. It seems almost like they are desperate to get just someone to commit this time. Also, I am not seeing hashtags on twitter like I used to. What about sending out emails with surveys trying to see if attendees believe that implementing what Ralph is doing at AutoCon should be done at Digital Disaster? Could this be the end for them? I will tell you I am not wasting my time filling a proposal. The last time was the last straw when they personally pulled a dirty move on me. They did apologize and claimed it to be a mistake. But come on, let's get real it only happened because I was not striking a fat check. They lost all support and respect from me. Good luck. Let AutoCon prevail!!!
I have to agree with Manny -- his reasoning resonates the BEST reasons to go to this conference. One kaveat that he left out, Ralph Paglia. I first "met" Ralph at DD#2; left his session with an overall sense that I had a LOT to learn about managing a successful BDC. Since that time I have come to realize that Ralph truly wants everyone in this business to be successful and he strives to provide his colleagues with the best information available. Additionally, any time you you ask for help, he's there. If Ralph is involved...you MUST attend!
Thank you Diane... You made my day, my week and well, simply put a ton of joy in my heart with your comment. God bless you.