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, Inc., is a consultancy focused entirely on helping agencies improve their business performance through the use of Agile practices and techniques. Founded in 2011 by business and digital agency veterans, AgencyAgile employs many of the best practices from Agile development (XP, Lean, Kanban, Scrum, etc.) to coach agency teams and their clients to create a system of values, culture, processes and tools that delivers superior results for all involved. Through their combination of agency experience and Agile program management, AgencyAgile has developed a value-based, cultural and linguistic framework, that helps agency personnel and clients align around common goals for success.
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 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 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 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 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.
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 Surveymoz.com
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 myemma.com. Follow Emma on Twitter at twitter.com/emmaemail or on Facebook at facebook.com/emmaemail.