I spoke at the DMA conference many years back on the power of a blog and what it can do for your company. It’s been so long ago that I forget what actual session it was. I never really made it to the conference hall mostly just did dinners and lunches and so on.

The expo hall was divided up into a few categories. Out of the 200 booths “full service agencies” made up at least half, if not more. The rest were all data append and cleaning companies.

It was kind of funny reading the descriptions of the companies in the brochure that was included in your bag. Every company started off with “The Global Leader”…

Special shout out to John Parker an independent Cutco Knives rep.

http___metacdn.shoemoney.com_wp-content_gallery_dma-2013_img_0696.jpgThis dude is a straight up hustler and paid for his own booth. I was really surprised I thought it was a Cutco paid booth but nope..

He even let me juggle the knives. It took a LOT of talking him into it but he was cool about it eventually.

Go grab some knives from this kid. We are gonna get some gift boxes for christmas from him.

The also of note was The Search Agency who was giving away cash for who could do the best yo-yo tricks. Love it!

Funny thing probably 1/2 of the booths there were giving away car usb outlets. Like literally you could have picked up 100 of these things.

Here are my photos from the event:


By Jeremy Schoemaker

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16 thoughts on “DMA 2013 Recap”
  1. It was so nice to finallly meet you in person, even if it was only for a minute! Take care!

  2. I fucking love this post. It reminds me of the 2007/2008 days. 🙂

    I am right in the middle of making a presentation for Pubcon, and going through some old poker pics. It is fun like that, which got me so excited about this industry.

    It is simply doing cool, fun, stuff to make others laugh, and draw attention to what you are doing.

    I am assuming you won the yo-yo contest, correct?
    Post made me smile.


  3. I like the part where you juggle knives. Maybe you can try swallowing fire next time round.

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