A few weeks ago I had the privilege of presenting to a group of business owners and marketing professionals at Greater Spokane Incorporated’s Executive Connect Breakfast at The Spokane Club. Jim Swoboda from ILF Media was kind enough to film my 20-minute presentation about how businesses can take advantage of the huge increase in mobile […]
The past week, I had the joy of spending the week in Seattle to experience not only my first MozCon, but my first marketing conference. Having spent the majority of my workforce life in hospitality, most conferences were sponsored by food and beverage vendors and were dedicated to eating and drinking the latest and greatest […]
This past weekend Sixth Man Marketing was proud to host Spokane’s Start-up Weekend Bootcamp. This in-the-trenches preparation for Start-up Weekend Spokane brought a passionate and inspirational group looking to flesh-out their business ideas before the upcoming Startup Weekend competition. Startup Weekend is a national event hosted in cities throughout the year that encourages entrepreneurship and […]
Get Listed University has presented to nearly 2,000 business owners and marketing professionals since our innagural event in Spokane in February of 2010. It’s been amazing to be part of such an A-List team. It’s a priveledge (and absolute blast) to get to spend time with these wonderful people five or six times a year at these events. But what’s been even more incredible is talking with business owners over the years and being in a position to help. I’ve been thinking about Get Listed University a lot recently and wanted to put together a quick summary of why I think Get Listed University is so valued by business owners.
1) No Pitches. Ever.
I go to a lot of conferences. Nothing makes mad like traveling to a conference, paying the price of admission, and then getting pitched by a presenter. At Get Listed there are no “back of the room” sales, no pitching of our services in any way, and no uttering the cardinal sin of the conference upsell world,… “We’ll be covering that at the follow-up conference for just X dollars. Register today!” Nope. That just ain’t our style.
2) We Don’t Hold Back Any Content.
Not only do we not hold back content, we continue to find ways to provide even more content for business owners to use to their advantage. For example, this year we have created a more formal structure for our site clinics to really maximize it so you’ll have more time to ask any of our experts 1-on-1 questions about YOUR website.
3) We Provide Actionable Information & Real Case Studies
This information is not collegiate theory. You will literally be able to take these insights and apply them immediatelly to your business the following day. We use examples highlighting how real businesses use these strategies to improve their business. In fact, David is unveiling a new presentation in Spokane called “Prioritizing Your S*!t” that provides a roadmap of actions that will guide you along your way to online greatness.
4) The Faculty are Amazing!
I’m not kidding when I say how fortunate I feel to be part of this team. At times I feel like snuck in the back of the pickup when they left for town – and now they’re stuck with me 🙂 These folks are the best in the business! We are so fortunate to have them back in Spokane again.
5) We Know & Respect Business.
We know running a business is hard. I believe all us have either owned a business in the past or are current business owners. We know it’s tough to committ a day to learn about online marketing and we work very hard to make every second count. We keep finding new ways to improve the events. For example, for the Spokane event this year we added social media and paid search as well as expanded our site clinics.
Bonus) We Do Our Best to Make it a Dang Good Time!
We know your brains will be full by the end of the day. But we balance your efforts with a good dose of humor, enough food and snacks to keep you fueled up, personalized Q&A, and an awesome networking happy hour to close the event out right! It’s also important to note that our speakers don’t take themselves too seriously and are approachable the entire day with any questions you have for them.
We look forward to seeing you at Get Listed this year! If you have any questions about the event please feel free to call the Sixth Man Marketing office at 509-624-5580 or going directly to the Get Listed University website.
Get Listed University – April 27th, 2012
Location: Northern Quest Resort & Casino
Time: Friday, April 27th from 8am to 5pm
Cost: $199 (Save $50 by entering “SIXTHMAN” as your discount code at checkout.)
Agenda: Complete Get Listed Spokane Agenda
Capacity: The event is limited to 100 people and will likely sell-out. Register now!
Registration: Call (509) 624-5580 with any questions about registration or register on the Get Listed Website today!
We’re really looking to this year’s Get Listed Event. I’m excited knowing that I’ll get to hang out with the Get Listed Crew again soon. And so can you! These are some really amazing people, folks. I can’t wait to see them again.
It’s no surprise that we’re pretty big basketball fans here at Sixth Man Marketing. In addition to loving to watch basketball, we love to play as well. Growing up we’d seek out the best open gym games in town and try to learn from the best players in the area. It was usually pretty loose. Sometimes a coach would be there, sometimes former players, other times mentors just a few years older from our own school. It was a great opportunity to play, learn, and have some fun.
Sixth Man Marketing is starting our own version of open gym focused on online marketing. Come on down and talk shop with other business owners and hear the latest online marketing strategies, tactics, and tips. This isn’t just one-way instruction. While we’ll have a formal topic each week, we’re encouraging input from other online marketing folks and business owners in our community.
Open Gym Logistics & Details
Location: Sixth Man Marketing Office
Time: Friday’s from 3pm to 4pm
Capacity: First five people to register. Only one person / industry / week
Registration: Call (509) 624-5580, fill out our contact form, or email jessie (at) sixthmanmarketing.com
Topics / Calendar:
11/18/11 – Google Analytics New Version Awesomeness Tour (Yeah, it’s good)
11/25/11 – Off for Thanksgiving break (Turkey Time!)
12/02/11 – Usability Best Practices (What’s working & what isn’t on your website)
12/09/11 – The Latest in Local Search (How to rank in Google Maps & blended searches)
12/16/11 – Conversion, Conversion, Conversion (How to make them click!)
These open gym session are meant to be part training, part analysis of your websites or campaigns, and a whole lotta fun talking shop about your website and online strategies. They are going to be very interactive sessions with a ton of real-world advice. We’ll provide some light snacks and drinks as well.
Who’s got next?
Last week I spoke at the Spokane Ad Federation luncheon about how to dominate with website data. It was their Fall 2011 kickoff luncheon and I had a blast! We had a full room ready to gain analytics insight and ask some great questions!We even had a group of a dozen members of the University of Idaho’s own advertising group. It was really cool that they made the two hour drive from Moscow, Idaho for the presentation. OK, they also had a visit with advertising agency Magner / Sandborn. But I still appreciated their attendance and participation. They must’ve stayed a good 45 minutes after things winded down. They asked some great questions and are really fired up about getting started in the industry.
We went through a lot of real-world examples and talked in detail about ways to gain insight from data that are actually actionable. Yeah, I’m talking about immediately making improvements to your website based on analytics insight.
Here’s the full presentation for those that attended and others that might find if helpful.
For additional questions about topics from this presentation I’d like to recommend:
Best Social Media Metrics – Avinash Kaushik
I’ll be teaching an introduction to Google Analytics class next Thursday from 11:30-1pm at the LaunchPad Lounge and created a three minute video preview of the content for the class. Take a look at the video to get an idea of what we’ll be covering in the 90 minute training session. Intro to Analytics Video […]
A big thank you to The Spokane Club and everyone that attended my presentation earlier this week at their Networking Breakfast! I really appreciated your questions, engagement, and enthusiasm. As I mentioned during our session, I want to provide additional resources for you to continue your education in the ways of analytics, SEO, local search, social media, and conversion rate testing. We covered a lot of topics in a short period of time and as a follow-up I wanted to create an awesome resource library for you. Now it’s time for you to choose your own Internet marketing adventure and learn from the best and brightest in the industry.