This will be a 2 day event August 21 – 22 (Monday – Tuesday) 2017.
Nashville Tennessee. We’re going to be in one of the best places on the planet to watch a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse.
Note: Tim & Dee Miles are our partners on the ground to help make this a fantastic event. They’re putting tremendous time & effort into helping roll out the welcome mat for us. As soon as we land on a specific venue I’ll update the partners with details — should be soon.
Day by Day:
Each day has a specific purpose:
- Monday August 21st, Partners and Business Owners: AdTalks Workshop.
Details forthcoming. We’re doing a one-day AdTalks instead of a two-day AdTalks. Roy is going to do most of the speaking to walk attendees through a step by step process. Partners are going to team up with business owners to help them implement each step as they put into practice what they just learned.
- Tuesday August 22nd, Partners: Meeting.
A condensed partner meeting in just one day. The only people attending on Tuesday will be partners. This will resemble a traditional partner meeting but we’ll do it efficiently in a single day so we can invite business owners to Monday.
The home office will be paying for the venue / rental fees / food / drinks. Partners just need to pay their own airfare and hotel.
Obviously hotels are going to be in short supply since so many people will be coming to Nashville to see the eclipse. We’re monitoring the vacancy through booking.com via the following search parameters.
IMPORTANT: READ THIS ABOUT HOTEL LOCATION
Our venue is almost certainly (waiting on their confirmation) going to be near the Ryman Auditorium if you want to know where ground zero will be for the event as you book your hotel. Note that even though greater Nashville (as a whole) is currently at 37% occupancy which suggests lots of vacancy, as of May 15th the very best hotels are in the 90% occupancy range. There are still hotels to be found in the heart of the city but they’re going quickly. If we book now and start selling tickets next week everybody will be able to find a decent hotel if they aren’t procrastinating. But the longer everybody waits the further from downtown they’ll need to book.
Similar to the Spring AdTalks, we’re going to have tickets for a limited number of business owners to attend the event on Monday. They don’t need to be large companies, we just want people who are ready to grow their business with the right attitude. If somebody is a whiner or a nosepicker let’s skip the invite.
You don’t want to send your existing clients to AdTalks. Per Roy, they’ll likely just ask you to add more partners to their account without offering a raise. The ideal match for AdTalks is a business who doesn’t already have a marketing consultant.
We are not asking business owners to hire us; this isn’t a bait and switch. But after providing fantastic advice and demonstrating immense knowledge, it’s likely some will take the initiative to ask how they can hire us. If you send a business owner to the event and they hire a partner as a result, you’ll receive the 5% matchmaking split on the relationship. We’re tracking this via the promo codes used during purchase of admission.
We are prohibiting marketing professionals from attending — we will not teach marketers how to compete with us.
Partners & potential partners who will be coming, alphabetized by last name.
We’re providing lunch and dinner Monday – Tuesday for everybody who attends. So partners, you’ll eat and drink for free both days. Guest business owners will eat and drink for free on Monday.
Send them to Jake Williams at Director@wizardofads.com
If Jake receives some frequently asked questions, he’ll post the answers onto this page.