Sports Central - June Edition << MORE ON SPORTS SUMMIT '11>> - Arena

Today's call will be all about the 2011 Sports Summit. Sorry for the delay. The Heat put up a good fight. Best of luck to the Bruins! 

The 3rd Annual Sports Summit is designed to help you 'CRUSH THE SEASON'. Please preview the attached slides from our June Sports Call. DETAILS BELOW: The Liberty Hotel:August 10-12Wed: Registration/Welcome Event in the eveningThurs: Main AgendaFri: Education and Wrapup Next steps:Preview the attached document that contains the West vs East Team split, the presentation topics and the overall layout of the event. Stay tuned for our invite email taking to you the registration hypersite!All registrants must sign up for the eventTell us what you want us to coverMake sure that you identify which of the main battle topics (Sales, Innovation, Fan Engagement) that you want to take on - otherwise, I will volunteer teams to speak


Inspiring Marketing & Sales Alignment Awards

This week DemandGen report announced their third annual Sales and Marketing Alignment Awards. (In their words: "The Sales and Marketing Alignment Awards profiles 10 companies that have successfully adopted technology to drive an  influx of top-funnel lead generation, maximize campaign development and  response, and cut internal costs.") The results are impressive and inspiring - download the report to read the snippets why each company won and see if any of the results spur ideas that you can try. Congrats to these three Eloqua customers who were winners:Bazaarvoice Concur (and their partner DemandGen)CompassLearning (and their partner Bulldog Solutions) (PS - I live near Austin, TX so I have to give an extra high five to Bazaarvoice and CompassLearning. Nice work, y'all!)
Thanks Heather! Eloqua made it possible. And we're happy to represent Austin!
Congratulations Andrea!
This is very exciting. Thanks for recognizing our work. We've got another one in that I'm pretty excited about too for next year.
Do watch out for the Markie Awards at for your new endeavors.

Register now for the 2012 Eloqua Sports Marketing Summit!

 Hi Everyone: Eloqua will be hosting our 4th Annual Sports Marketing Summit from August 15th - 17th at the W Hotel in Washington DC and we want you there!  We have tailored this event to your interests and business needs with the following agenda:Learn the latest successes using Eloqua from your peersExchange best practices using EloquaHands-on product training to apply what you have learnedFind out what’s in the product roadmap now and provide feedbackSocialize and be entertained! To start, please register to attend – everyone must complete the event registration by EOD Friday July 27, 2012. Info we’ll need you to include during registration: 1. What topics you want covered by Eloqua Education Services, Customer Success and Support. 2. Any open questions that you may have that can impact your ability to succeed with Eloqua! 3. What’s your shirt size?   Adrian will be reaching out to the teams to confirm what specific content you will cover as part of the head-to-head battle (Sales, Fan Engagement, Innovation). As a reminder, here is a general overview of the event: Success Stories & Implementation Examples Learn from the successes of your peers as you share how teams have used Eloqua to execute, manage and report on all kinds of campaigns to drive revenue. Not only will you get great ideas for what to do but practical information on how to implement. Best Practice Lessons and Case Examples Learn how some of the industry's most creative and technically savvy are using the Eloqua platform to grow their business. Hands-On Product Training from Eloqua Education Services and Support Get trained so you can apply the best practices you previously learned. We will also introduce you some areas and functions of the application that should definitely be part of your starting line-up! Product Roadmap and Feedback with Eloqua Product Management See what exciting new product developments are coming in the next year. Get involved, provide feedback and shape the future of Eloqua! Also, there will be evening events! This one-and-a-half day User Group requires no payment to Eloqua - you just need to book flights and hotel. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below or reach out to Adrian Chang We look forward to seeing you in D.C. this August! Cheers,Laura

Eloqua Experience Europe 2012 -- it's official!

We're excited to announce that 3rd annual Eloqua Experience Europe will take place in London on May 16-17, 2012 at The Cumberland Hotel!Visit to download a Save the Date file for your calendar. Registration will open on February 7 and at that time the website will be fully updated with the agenda, pricing, information about the European Markie awards, and more! (PS - We're just a few weeks away from announcing the location and dates for Eloqua Experience North America...stay tuned!)
No chance of hotel in London in June for sure  - there is some little event called the Olympics taking place  BTW - it 2012 (not 2011 as per the heading)
GOOD CATCH! Just fixed the date - eek! :-)We'll have a full block of rooms reserved at the Cumberland, so we should be okay with rooms.
Excellent news! This was a very nice venue when it was reopened 7 years ago and I organised a huge event there myself!  It looks like it's still very special!  All very exciting!!
Very excited to kick off our third annual EE Europe event! Stay tuned to for additional updates on agenda, training sessions and sponsorship opportunities. This year looks to be the best one yet! Cheers,Laura
Hoping I can make it over from Singapore for this 
Wonderful - we hope you can make it too! LV
Great, I'm already blocking it in my diary!
What a great way to spend my birthday!  Looking forward to it.
Dates are booked in the calender. Looking forward to joining for the first time
Last year was great - this year is going to be fantastic and the venue is excellent. Well done Eloqua events team.
I should find a way to accidentally appear in Europe for this! It sounds too amazing to pass!

#MME16 is next week >> Announcements and Updates

Modern Marketing Experience Announcements & Updates.Modern Marketing Experience is less than a week away and we are looking forward to seeing you at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas April 26th – 28th. We have some exciting announcements and important updates to share with you as you prepare for the event:  CMOs to Kick Off Modern Marketing Experience! Kevin Akeroyd, GM & SVP of Oracle Marketing Cloud, will officially kick off MME16 with The Global Corner Store: Customer Experience Comes Full Circle featuring:Get schooled by experts and inspired by luminaries at #MME16.•    100+ informative sessions led by our customers, thought leaders and experts. View the lineup!•    Tuesday is Education Day! You do not need to pre-register for sessions led by Oracle Marketing Cloud Academy and Digital Services. Sessions are first come, first served. View available sessions.•    Attend any or all of our Oracle Marketing AppCloud Best Practice Sessions focused on Content, Platform Integration & Predictive Analytics and Account Based Marketing. •    We are now accepting appointments for our Wizard Bar. Ask us anything! Click here to request to speak to a wizard – include your name, company, product(s) and topics requested and we will follow up with you directly!Download the full agenda >>  Download the Modern Marketing Experience App. The "Oracle Events" app is available for both Apple iOS and Google Android. After the app downloads, open and click on the "find" button. Search for "Modern Marketing Experience" and the event will download to your mobile device.  Keynote Announcements:•    CEO and founder of TYRA Beauty, entrepreneur, Supermodel, executive producer, and Emmy Award winning talk show host Tyra Banks will take the keynote stage for a thought-provoking interview.•    Powerhouse panel moderated by Jay Baer April 27 featuring Jim Cooper of Adweek, Jake Sorofman of Gartner, and Andy Kennemer of Abercrombie & Fitch.•    Filmmaker, Vines Superstar and Digital Influencer Zach King to deliver keynote April 26. King is best known for his “magic vines,” six second
videos of clever magic tricks that he calls “digital sleight of hand.” •    Music mogul Troy Carter to deliver guest keynote April 27. Carter is credited with helping build Lady Gaga’s ground-breaking iconic brand.You also do not want to miss our Product Keynote: Digital Innovation: Creating Seamless Customer Experiences with Oracle Marketing Cloud. View all General Sessions >>  The Social Lounge – a place for relaxation, information and inspiration! Join us in the Modern Marketing Social Media Lounge on the third floor MGM Convention Center where you can take a load off and power up. We have two premier events taking place during #MME16:  1.    Join Oracle Marketing Cloud Vice President of Marketing,  Andrea Ward, Group Vice President of Customer Success Catherine Blackmore, and Vice President, Business Operations & Chief of Staff Titina Ott, on Wednesday at 6:30pm for our Oracle Women’s Leadership Networking Reception. The reception will kickoff with an intimate discussion with Andrea, Catherine and Titina, who will share personal insights regarding executive leadership in this time of marketing industry transformation.2.    Don’t miss Jay Baer’s talk on Thursday at 10am where he explains why it’s so important to Hug Your Haters. Other Things to do:•    You can grab a coffee at the espresso bar, or even catch your breath at the oxygen bar.•    Take a look at our video wall to get a pulse on all the amazing tweets, photos, videos and other convos happening at #MME16.•    Take a photo in our photo booth with your colleagues or new modern marketing friends to capture the moment…then print it out and frame it at your desk. Special One Day Pass!It’s only $799 for a one day all access pass. Choose Wednesday or Thursday. Select the one day rate by using promotional code “OME16DAY”. #MME16 Diamond Sponsor is Deloitte DigitalDeloitte Digital is creating a new model for a new age—we’re a digital consulting agency. That means we bring together all the creative and technology capabilities, business acumen, and industry insight needed to help transform our clients’ businesses. With our end-to-end capabilities, clients can bring us their biggest challenges, knowing we’ve got what it takes to bring a new business vision to life with digital. Deloitte is a Diamond-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork and has worked with Oracle for more than two decades. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firms throughout the world provide access to over 14,500 professionals who collectively possess deep industry and functional knowledge across Oracle's full line of applications and technology. Visit the Deloitte website.

AidConnect Newsletter 10/2007- An interview  “A long way to a smile”

AidConnect Newsletter 10/2007
Focus of the Month
The Focus of the Month is an interview “A long way to a smile” with Michael Kreitmeir, founder and president of the Little Smile Association in Sri Lanka. Michael Kreitmeir used his own savings to set up the children's village. Since the tsunami catastrophe, he has all but given up his life in Germany in order to concentrate on the diverse projects. Reading the interview you will learn more about his vision and work - and further more about the problems and chances of "private" development work in Sri Lanka.
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Project of the Quarter
The Project of the Month is „Little Smile”. In 1999, the TV journalist Michael Kreitmeier started Little Smile, a project for neglected and traumatized war orphans, in the mountains of Sri Lanka. Little Smile ensures children a loving home and career prospects by empowering them to help themselves. With the donations collected, several projects have already been launched, such as a pepper and rose plantation, a sewing school, a joiners' workshop and an Ayurveda school.
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Forum of the Month
The Forum of the Month is: "Vacancies/Interns/Volunteering". It offers a great opportunity to reach out to potential employees. It serves as an informational resource to jobseekers and recruiters keeping everyone connected to the latest openings.
You can contribute to this forum by posting new vacancies here -
Action of the Month
AidConnect is running an international email campaign in order to make more private initiatives, sponsors and volunteers learn about and participate on the platform.
You can support us by recommending AidConnect to other interested groups and organizations you know. Recommend site here -
Notice of the Month
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Best RegardsCarmen Paul
AidConnect Editor