In the Headlights, April 10, 2019 issue

In The Headlights

How do you decide what events and conferences to attend? There are three kinds of takeaways from conferences and speakers:

  • “That’s interesting, I didn’t know that.” : your standard, informative takeaway that helps you understand a topic more thoroughly
  • “That’s useful, I’m going to do that.” : what great speakers deliver – usable information that helps you do your job better
  • “Holy schrap, I’m skipping the next session, I need to do this NOW” : what speakers and conferences aspire to, takeaways so critical, so important and urgent that you drop everything to execute on it immediately

Do you keep track of your conference takeaways? How many fall in each of the buckets? If you’re attempting to figure out where to spend your limited funds on conferences and events, do an inventory of events from the past year. How many informative takeaways did you get? How many usable takeaways? How many critical?

If an event delivered no important or critical updates, consider skipping it for a year.

If an event delivered at least one critical update, make that a priority for the coming year.

In a tie between two events, where you have budget to attend only one, give each informative update a score of 1, each usable update a score of 2, and each critical update a score of 3. Tally up the event scores and attend the event that scored highest for you in the past.

The Bright Idea

In this week’s Bright Idea, we’re urging you to sign up for our free webinar. We have 100 seats total and 59 are filled now, up from 18 yesterday.

  • Does your marketing data make NO SENSE?
  • Do you LACK CONFIDENCE in your data collection?
  • Are you STRUGGLING TO PROVE marketing ROI?

If any of this sounds familiar, then this webinar is for you.

Join us for a free webinar on how to track the RIGHT marketing analytics and data on April 30 at 1 PM Eastern, 10 AM Pacific.

In this free 30-minute webinar you’ll learn:

  • The difference between a metric, a KPI, and a goal so you can make sense of your data
  • How to start tracking your own data so you can be confident in your data
  • What good data consists of using our 6C data quality framework so you start showing ROI

Bring all your analytics questions! We’ll host an “Ask Me Anything” session after the webinar and stay on to answer your questions.

Register here to save your seat right now. We have capacity for 100 attendees and 59 seats are already taken; if you’re late to register, you’ll be waitlisted.

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Where can you find us in person?

  • InfoShare, May 2019, Gdansk, Poland
  • MAICON, July 2019, Cleveland
  • MarketingProfs B2B Forum, October 2019, Washington DC

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