I’m back again with some links from this month’s edition of Response Magazine and some back story on each piece. Please click on any of the links to jump to the stories included within!
- The May cover features John Foley, former lead solo pilot of the Blue Angels, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and holder of two master’s degrees from Stanford and another from the Naval War College — and Response Expo 2012‘s Keynote speaker (5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 15 in San Diego). As in the past two years, with Sir Bob Geldof and Earvin “Magic” Johnson, it was a no-brainer to relate our cover to such a great keynoter for our Expo. And the 40 minutes I spent on the phone interviewing Foley were fantastic. He’s lively, engaging and has no hesitation in getting very personal. He really responded to every question with a full voice and didn’t shy away from broaching any topic. After the interview, I was more excited than ever to hear him speak in San Diego. If you missed the story link above, here it is again: Blue Angel John Foley
- My monthly Editor’s Note column is centered on the Sixth Annual Response Expo. When John Yarrington and I started kicking around the idea six years ago to resuscitate the event (which had a good run in the 1990s with our predecessors), we never imagined just how amazing the response from this industry would be, year after year. It’s become the most gratifying week of the year for me personally, to see everyone in San Diego having such a great time doing business and getting the latest education. And the feedback we get from you all on site is truly breathtaking. Here’s hoping next week’s event is just as satisfying as the first five have been! Check out my take on it here: All Aboard for Response Expo!
- Finally, our biggest issue of the year so far also includes my recap of our late March trip to Washington for the DMA in DC event, as well as my interview with Euro RSCG Edge‘s Steve Netzley, both found in our Field Reports news section. I spoke directly about the event in my April issue Editor’s Note, but this news piece gives you a more circumspect look at the entire event, with some attendee feedback. Meanwhile, talking with Netzley is always like listening to a great history of the DR world, while at the same time speaking to someone who is truly connected to what’s next. For these stories and more, visit our Field Reports section online now: DMA and Edge stories
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