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Organizational Sponsors

Official Founding Sponsor of SoDA

As the founding sponsor of SoDA, Adobe’s goal is to provide tools and technologies to inspire the design and development of leading-edge digital content, help agencies build strategic relationships with clients, and support the overall advancement and growth of the digital marketing industry. Adobe empowers its customers to create and deliver compelling content and applications that turn engaging digital experiences into more valuable interactions every day. By efficiently creating and optimizing digital experiences across devices, agencies help clients maximize their marketing investments and fully realize their business potential.
Microsoft is proud to be a new organizational sponsor of SoDA. Through our rich platforms and common design language, agencies can help their clients deliver innovative experiences that engage their customers across millions of devices. Our goal is to provide top digital agencies with the resources and training necessary to create beautiful and engaging experiences that fully leverage our platforms in new and exciting ways for clients.
PALAZZO is a full service investment bank with a singular focus on creating value and wealth for owners and stakeholders of marketing services, interactive, digital, information, and new media companies. Known for the quality of its counsel and the commitment of its people to outstanding client service, PALAZZO advises a host of leading independent marketing services and interactive companies. The firm’s unrivaled depth of industry knowledge, combined with its extensive merger and acquisition related experience, make it partner of choice for agencies intent on improving performance, or considering an M&A transaction.
AgencyAgile helps agencies quickly adopt Agile best practices using high-impact, hands-on three and four-day workshops that cover mission-critical topics such as Project Scoping and Estimating, Project Operations, and Workstream and Management. Workshop graduates see immediate improvements in scope clarity, operational velocity and client success. AgencyAgile is the experts’ resource for how to make Agile best practices work in a highly chaotic agency setting, and has provided training and education services to hundreds of agencies and agency personnel. Founded in 2011, and run by former agency executives in Los Angeles, our coaches deliver the best Agile training availble to digital, hybrid and traditional agencies.
Frankfurt Kurnit helps many of the world’s best-known digital and traditional advertising agencies and brands adapt their marketing to new media, emerging technologies and consumer touch points. They partner with clients to provide legal training for their marketing professionals to encourage the creation of cutting-edge marketing communications with reduced infringement or compliance risk. Their lawyers have been recognized in Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers and elsewhere as the highest rated team of advertising lawyers. They provide the following benefits: Risk Assessment, Agreements, Trademarks, Branded Entertainment, Sweepstakes and Promotions, Social Media, Native Advertising, NAD, Litigation and Regulatory Matters.

Generate New York
Generate New York- The conference for web designers and web developers takes place at New World Stages on 20th June 2014. The inaugural Generate conference in New York, presented in association with (mt) Media Temple and Virb will focus on the very latest technical and creative innovations in the world of web creation and design. Powered by net magazine, the world’s best-selling magazine for web designers and developers, and Creative Bloq, the UK’s most popular design site, Generate has assembled a truly stellar line-up of speakers including independent designer and developer, Ethan Marcotte, content strategist and user experience designer, Karen McGrane, and artist and designer, Brendan Dawes.

SoDA Advisors

Brad Gross

Brad Gross

A technology law attorney with thirty years of experience in the computer and technology fields, Brad is SoDA’s General Counsel and Global Legal Advisor. He educates SoDA’s members about the laws, cases and legal trends that impact the business of digital marketing, focusing in particular on intellectual property and contract issues that are crucial to the viability and stability of digital marketing agencies and their clients.

Jeff Mikes

Jeff Mikes

Jeff Mikes is SoDA’s Financial Management Advisor and has led Digital Marketing Roundtables for members on how to improve their operational structure and profitability. Outside of SoDA, Jeff is a management consultant with deep experience in agency finance and operations. He’s spent the last decade working with digital agencies to improve the business management fundamentals necessary to scale product and service offerings and drive shareholder value.

Steve Wages

Steve Wages is SoDA’s Business Strategy Advisor. A former SoDA Board Member and past Executive Director of SoDA, Steve now serves as the organization’s Business Strategy Advisor. The consummate entrepreneur and ex CEO of one of SoDA”s founding agencies, Steve offers a wealth of expertise in defining leadership’s responsibilities for company strategy and aligning all efforts toward a cohesive organizational strategy.

Alex Chapman

Alex is SoDA’s European Legal Advisor. Alex leads the software and creative industry practice at Sheridans – a preeminent UK-based media law firm. Alex specializes in intellectual property as well as the interactive, entertainment, and creative industries. Based in London, Alex will be advising European members on legal issues impacting the digital industry.

Phil Palazzo

Phil is SoDA’s M&A Advisor. Phil leads a full service investment bank with a singular focus on creating value and wealth for owners and stakeholders of marketing services, digital, information, and new media companies. Phil leads roundtables and advises SoDA members on factors to consider when considering an M&A transaction.

Organizational Partners

SurveyMoz is a leading technology provider of online survey software to academic institutions, small businesses and individuals. SurveyMoz enables users to create, distribute, and analyze online surveys using various platforms. Learn more at

Lenovo creates and builds exceptionally engineered personal technology, but are much more than a tech company. They are defining a new way of doing things as a next generation global company.

Experience the Lenovo difference. Giving you all the tools you need for everyday computing, Lenovo offers SoDA members discounts on its entire product line. This includes savings of up to 20% on a variety of top products such as ThinkPad and IdeaPad laptops, and IdeaCentre desktops. SoDA Members also receive: Free Shipping on all web orders, eCoupons each month with special limited time savings, and access to energy efficient green technologies. For the latest SoDA member discount, Email Us Here.

The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet across Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film and video, Apps and Social. The Webbys is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) — a 1,000+ member judging body that includes Executive Members comprised of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, and Associate Members who are former Webby Award Winners and Nominees and other Internet professionals.


Emma is a web-based email marketing service that helps organizations communicate in style. Designed for small and midsize businesses, nonprofits and agencies, Emma makes it easy to create attractive email newsletters and online surveys, send to large opt-in audiences and track the response in real time. Headquartered in Nashville with a satellite office in Portland, Emma powers the emails of more than 40,000 organizations worldwide. Learn more at Follow Emma on Twitter at or on Facebook at

Since 1996, MediaPost has been the most influential resource to professionals in media, marketing and advertising – providing daily news, commentary, research and events to over 100k members on the topics of social, mobile, email, search, video, television and more.


The Direct Marketing Association ( is the world’s largest trade association dedicated to advancing and protecting responsible data-driven marketing. Founded in 1917, DMA represents thousands of companies and nonprofit organizations that use and support data-driven marketing practices and techniques. DMA provides the Voice to shape policy and public opinion, the Connections to grow members’ businesses and the Tools to ensure full compliance with ethical and best practices as well as professional development.

GSMI is a leader in the industry of executive education, creating conferences, summits, workshops and training sessions that combine rich learning environments with the opportunity to network with today’s most relevant thought- leaders, speakers and practitioners. GSMI’s annual events have reached 70% of the Fortune 500 companies, in over 30 countries, and cover topics that today’s leaders find most challenging and inspiring. More information about Global Strategic Management Institute and the Social Media Strategies Summit can be found at: