Wrapping Up Shop.org's Annual Summit 08

Josh GordonEveryone has returned safe and sound from Shop.org's Annual Summit 2008 in Las Vegas and are back to work today. (I wish I could say the same for our booth cases…thanks a lot, Champion.) We had a great time out in Vegas and enjoyed meeting with everyone and chatting it up about the industry and, of course, our software.

Before we get to the pics, here's some quick news. First, our fearless leader (CEO Brian Deagan) will be the featured guest for an entire hour on RSS Ray’s upcoming broadcast on Wednesday, September 24. They’ll be talking about effective cross-channel interactive strategies and the benefits of getting data together under one roof. If you miss the live broadcast you can subscribe to their podcast through iTunes.

My thanks to Chris Bishops for the link on his blog “Beyond Digital Media.” Chris has a healthy interest in behavioral targeting and its impact on both the industry and the general consumer.

In case you missed the coverage of the Annual Summit here on the blog, here’s a couple of links that you may find interesting:

We’ll have some other news to post here in a little bit. For now, let’s get on to the pictures:

Here’s one of the first bands of the show. It features a singer with some liquid courage.

Here’s an example of some of the folks that stopped by to play. Needless to say, we kept pretty busy…and drew a crowd!

Our rocker, Jess, joins in on the fun on the drums. The guitarist from Responsys is also rockin’ out! (Thanks for the clarification!)

Another example of Jess rocking with a band. This happened a lot.

Our friends from Shopzilla stopped by toward the end of the show to play. Special thanks to them. They understand the implied “vendor code” at these shows!

There’s Bryce on the right (behind the truss) giving a demo while Brian and I check out the latest band.

That’s Steve, me, and a guy from Google rocking out before tear down. Apparently, Steve and I are quite into it.

Tear down begins. Steve has a comment about how awesome tear down is.

Bryce is spotting some wires from our friends at DAV (see below) as they take down the truss work. It didn’t take as long as you’d think.

Here’s the group who brought down our part of the booth. Left to right, that’s Bryce, Lesley, me and Steve. (sorry it’s blurry)

I’ll likely have some more pictures and videos to post at some point. Keep checking back. Also, if you’re in a photo and not identified correctly (or at all, which will likely be the case) then please note it in the comments.

Thanks again to all who attended. Special thanks to Jess, our resident rocker who brought folks into the booth all week. Also to DAV Production who did a great job with the truss work, lights, and helped us set the Rock Band tone. Congrats to all the winners!


  1. Posted September 22, 2008 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Josh. As you say, it’s all coming down to definitions of what constitutes privacy invasion and what doesn’t, and if everything is lumped under one category – BT – then people who don’t understand the subtleties will just cringe and think NebuAd or Phorm. This disadvantages companies who are genuinely trying to deliver better experiences for users and advertisers in a privacy-rich online environment. Cheers, Chris

  2. Lisa Choi
    Posted September 25, 2008 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    OK, the 2nd Asian Girl on the Guitar is the Responsys girl! Thanks Chris! We had a great time at Shop.org and I especially loved playing rockband with Knotice!

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