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PMA Non-Profit Conference Wrap-up

A few thoughts:
  1. Marketing organizations that are trying to help non-profits into the digital age need to to more than just provide two computers with internet access for their attendees: They need free wi-fi (at the very least) and at very best, communities and collaboration tools for instant feedback would be useful to both organizers and attendees alike, I think.
  2. How come high-end hotels like the Hilton charge for wi-fi, while it's free at a Holiday Inn Express or similar?
  3. New York is like any other city, only more so.
  4. It's interesting to note that in Times Square, in the heart of a city known for the depth and breadth of it's restaurants, your eating choices are Sbarro's, T.G.I.Friday's, Mcdonalds, Subway or similar.
  5. The pastrami at the Carnegie Deli is everything it's cracked up to be. And while my tastes lean towards Chicago-style pizza, authentic New-York style pizza is pretty good, too.
  6. Christian organizations (by and large) do pretty good direct mail marketing. Online marketing, however, is not where we shine. For now.
  7. Most interesting session? Listening to the top minds in marketing talk about how they have no idea if the all the young people currently on social networking sites how are advocates will ever convert into actual donors. My guess is yes, but it's going to take a while for them to get the cash to do so. Least interesting? Focus Groups for non-profits. I'm not a big fan of focus groups in general, and this presentation was particularly unconvincing
Photos here. A few of these were taken with camera in my Blackberry Pearl, and while I wouldn't submit them for publication, I think they look alright for snapshots.

“PMA Non-Profit Conference Wrap-up”