We're heading to ad:tech New York next week (November 5 and 6) and hope to see you there. We've got a lot going on this time around, so here's what you need to know:
Feeling Capital for DC Tech Day
D.C. isn't just the nation's capital. If we leave it up to NYC DevShop, it'll be the next startup capital. Move over, Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley. What will D.C.'s startup nickname be?
Catch Us at LeadsCon NY!
Are you going to LeadsCon later this week? GUESS WHAT? We are, too!
Our froggy crew will be exhibiting at booth #609 on both Thursday and Friday, August 14 and 15.
Now, why would you want to stop by our booth? There are tons of booths at trade shows. Some have gadgets to play with, some have free t-shirts, some even have tasty, free booze.
At our booth, we'll have:
Our Marketing Team Demands Success
Last week was an exciting one for our marketing department. Michelle, Megan, and Brittany traveled to the National Harbor near Washington, D.C. for the Vocus Demand Success PR and marketing conference.
Members of our department have attended before, but this year we were also on a panel of Vocus Marketing Suite customers. In our unbiased opinion, we rock the Vocus Marketing Suite. So imagine how excited we were to be told that Vocus agreed, and wanted us to talk about it?
Brittany, our digital content supervisor, was on a panel with another VMS user, David Laxton, and Vocus Product Manager Abby Hammer. The group talked about challenges facing marketing departments today, how Vocus Marketing Suite can help solve them, and results we and the Autism Society of North Carolina have seen from using the marketing automation software.
Since this was a PR and marketing conference, with a heavy focus on social, we thought, "What better way to recap the event than with a collection of our own social posts from the past week?" So here you go:
Halloween at eZanga
Happy Halloween, everyone! True to our "Work hard, play hard, eat hard," motto, Halloween is a big deal here! We also had three new employees starting today, so they got to experience the eZanga culture right away! In addition to our traditional new employee breakfast, we had a mini-Halloween party at lunch.
We love any excuse to pull a prank, so the cubicle house was "toilet paper-ed" and a cubicle was frogged!
We also all wore costumes, some of which were weeks in the making! Our annual Halloween Costume Contest was held again, with employees voting on their favorite costumes for certain categories. The winners were (drumroll please):
eZanga's 5th Year on Inc. 5000 List
Inc. Magazine recently released the annual Inc. 500|5000 list for 2012. The list ranks the top 5000 fastest-growing, private companies in the nation, according to percentage growth over the past four years. It started out as the Inc. 500 list in 1982, but the magazine expanded the list to the Inc. 5000 in 2007 to represent a "broader and deeper understanding of the entrepreneurial landscape, as well as recognize a larger percentage of this important and growing market segment."
As Eric Schurenberg, the Editor-in-chief of Inc. Magazine, put it himself, being included on the list this year in particular indicates that a company "had to thrive through three of the toughest years this economy has seen in living memory." The 2012 list of companies have proven growth potential and staying power. This is why eZanga.com is so pleased to have made the list this year, for the fifth year in a row. The economy has gone through a lot since 2008, when eZanga.com first appeared on the list in position #193. Schurenberg describes companies that remain on the list as creative, resilient, and tenacious.
Rich Kahn Named 2012 Small Business Influencer Community Choice Honoree
Well, all that work has paid off. Voting is over, and Rich was named a Small Business Influencer Commnity Choice Honoree in the Leaders category. Rich was one of the top five vote getters in the category.
Rich Kahn on CEO IntroNet
Earlier this month, our CEO Rich Kahn participated in an interview and roundtable discussion on CEO IntroNet. CEO IntroNet is a members-only social network for CEOs by CEOs.
Rich Kahn's Interview with Performance Marketing Insider
As you may have already read, eZanga traveled to San Francisco last week for ad:tech San Francisco 2012. Trade shows like ad:tech are all about meeting new people in the industry and sharing ideas and knowledge. In keeping with this, Murray Newlands of Performance Marketing Insider interviewed our CEO, Rich Kahn, to discuss search marketing tips and what you get when you work with eZanga for a campaign.
Philadelphia SmartCEO Announces the 2012 SmartCXO Winners
Philadelphia SmartCEO magazine announced the 2012 SmartCXO Award honorees, and eZanga's COO, Angel Pabon, was chosen as one of their SmartCOO's in the Greater Philadelphia region! The SmartCXO Awards celebrate the distinguished achievements of forty of Greater Philadelphia's finest management executives. As a whole, the companies represented in the 2012 Philadelphia SmartCXO Awards generate $98.6 billion in revenue and manage 64,600 employees in the Greater Philadelphia area. The 2012 SmartCXOs were profiled in the March 2012 issue of Philadelphia SmartCEO.