Why I'm leaving Emma

By | May 17, 2008

Why I’m leaving Emma.

The answer isn’t an easy one. I’ve been working for Emma Email Marketing for a little over a year now. Chances are likely that if you’re reading this blog, you probably met me along the conference path, on Twitter, or you’re a friend and fellow Nashvillian (or Torontonian).

No matter how you know me, I’m certain you know how much I love Emma. The love is spread across multiple levels: my love for the product, the service and the people behind our friendly, glasses-wearing gal. It’s because of my love that it makes it so difficult for me to leave working for the world’s best email service provider (you can quote me on that).

The truth is that I’ve accomplished what I set out to do for Emma as a full time employee. I’ve been asked to stay on as a consultant on Emma’s Social Media Marketing initiatives. I’m happy to stay a part of the family. Now it’s time for me to follow my passion and use my traditional Marketing and Promotions experiences with my Social Networking and New Media strategy expertise.

Here are a few facts about me you may not know:

- I’ve been online since 1986 when I was using Bulletin Board Systems to communicate with friends.
- I created Spotted Galway, one of the first social networks in Ireland in 2000.
- I’ve been podcasting since 2005. Two Boobs and a Baby + has been covered in USA Today, Toronto Globe and Mail, CTV Television and the Jackson Sun.
- I’ve been an active blogger since 2003.
- I have nearly 10 years experience in traditional marketing, publicity and promotions.
- I was the Marketing Manager for the Toronto production of the Broadway musical HAIRSPRAY.
- I was a Promotions Executive for Canada’s largest newspaper, the Toronto Star.
- I worked on the entire re-branding of the Global Television network in Canada.

If you’d like to chat over a coffee (virtually or in person) about how I can help your company, I would love to speak with you. If you need some advice on an excellent Email Marketing service, look no further than Emma. I’m going to miss my friends the most, but I’m sure I’ll be seeing them over an air hockey game soon enough.

As my Irish speaking friends say Slan go foil (Good-bye for now).

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  • http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com Connie Crosby

    Dave:

    Looks like we’re on a similar trajectory (like you I have been online since 1986. And I left the law firm life in January to have more time to work in social media myself).

    All the best! The future is starting to look interesting. :-)

    Cheers,
    Connie

  • http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com Connie Crosby

    Dave:

    Looks like we’re on a similar trajectory (like you I have been online since 1986. And I left the law firm life in January to have more time to work in social media myself).

    All the best! The future is starting to look interesting. :-)

    Cheers,
    Connie

  • http://www.davemadethat.com Dave

    Thanks for the comment Connie. Interesting times indeed. I’m looking forward to what the future holds.

    Cheers,
    Dave

  • http://www.davemadethat.com Dave

    Thanks for the comment Connie. Interesting times indeed. I’m looking forward to what the future holds.

    Cheers,
    Dave

  • http://www.wildtangents.net/ Marc

    Hey Dave! It’s always great to hear about someone following their passion. I hope the best and nothing but success for you.

  • http://www.wildtangents.net/ Marc

    Hey Dave! It’s always great to hear about someone following their passion. I hope the best and nothing but success for you.

  • http://www.davemadethat.com Dave

    Thanks so much for the comment Marc. I appreciate it.

    Cheers,
    Dave

  • http://www.davemadethat.com Dave

    Thanks so much for the comment Marc. I appreciate it.

    Cheers,
    Dave

  • http://www.WordsToMouth.com Carrie Runnals

    Wow! Best Wishes Dave ~ I’ll keep up with you on Twitter to see what the next Dave Delaney iteration will be.

    Gotta admit, you freaked me out there for a sec when I saw “leaving Emma,” especially since Robin Maiden, our TDC (TheDivaCast) producer just recommended/purchased it for TDC and my new solo author interview blog/podcast Words To Mouth…Phew! Haven’t had a chance to get going on it yet, but sure glad to hear you’re still spreading the Emma-love.

    Take Good Care & ALL the Best,
    Carrie

  • http://www.WordsToMouth.com Carrie Runnals

    Wow! Best Wishes Dave ~ I’ll keep up with you on Twitter to see what the next Dave Delaney iteration will be.

    Gotta admit, you freaked me out there for a sec when I saw “leaving Emma,” especially since Robin Maiden, our TDC (TheDivaCast) producer just recommended/purchased it for TDC and my new solo author interview blog/podcast Words To Mouth…Phew! Haven’t had a chance to get going on it yet, but sure glad to hear you’re still spreading the Emma-love.

    Take Good Care & ALL the Best,
    Carrie

  • http://www.merrellligons.com Merrell Ligons

    Dave I wish you the best in your endeavors. I have no doubt you’ll be successful

  • http://www.merrellligons.com Merrell Ligons

    Dave I wish you the best in your endeavors. I have no doubt you’ll be successful

  • http://www.grinandgrumble.com Sean

    Good luck, Dave. I’ll be sure to follow your next adventure. Blaze a path!

  • http://www.grinandgrumble.com Sean

    Good luck, Dave. I’ll be sure to follow your next adventure. Blaze a path!

  • http://blog.fcreek.com Allen Fuller

    Well, boo on leaving Emma, but YEAH on this new exciting chapter. Look forward to catching up soon and following your next adventures. I mean, following, like, on Twitter. Not in a creepy way.

  • http://blog.fcreek.com Allen Fuller

    Well, boo on leaving Emma, but YEAH on this new exciting chapter. Look forward to catching up soon and following your next adventures. I mean, following, like, on Twitter. Not in a creepy way.

  • http://justinseiter.com Justin S.

    Best of luck to you Dave!

  • http://justinseiter.com Justin S.

    Best of luck to you Dave!

  • http://RodneyMcCarthy.com Rodney McCarthy

    Dave,

    Exciting indeed! I’m looking forward to working with you. I know you will succeed. You have the most important ingredient, the passion!

  • http://RodneyMcCarthy.com Rodney McCarthy

    Dave,

    Exciting indeed! I’m looking forward to working with you. I know you will succeed. You have the most important ingredient, the passion!

  • http://www.studionashvegas.com studionashvegas

    Exciting times for you, Dave. I know whatever else you’ll be doing you’ll be doing it as hard as you can. So good luck and I’ll be supporting you 110%!

  • http://www.studionashvegas.com Mitch Canter | studionashvegas

    Exciting times for you, Dave. I know whatever else you’ll be doing you’ll be doing it as hard as you can. So good luck and I’ll be supporting you 110%!

  • http://www.davemadethat.com Dave

    Wow guys thanks for the sweet support and all around awesomeness.

    Stay tuned for news as it develops. I’ve also finally tweaked: http://www.davemadethat.com. I’ve included my resume and references there if anyone is interested.

    Speak to you guys soon.
    Cheers,
    Dave

  • http://www.davemadethat.com Dave

    Wow guys thanks for the sweet support and all around awesomeness.

    Stay tuned for news as it develops. I’ve also finally tweaked: http://www.davemadethat.com. I’ve included my resume and references there if anyone is interested.

    Speak to you guys soon.
    Cheers,
    Dave

  • http://www.pastigo.com Darrin Dickey

    Geez, but I’m behind the curve. I’m sorry you’re leaving Emma, but I’m happy for your new adventure and I wish you nothing but success. I hope you’ll still be hanging around the Nashville area!

    Happy hunting!
    Darrin

  • http://www.pastigo.com Darrin Dickey

    Geez, but I’m behind the curve. I’m sorry you’re leaving Emma, but I’m happy for your new adventure and I wish you nothing but success. I hope you’ll still be hanging around the Nashville area!

    Happy hunting!
    Darrin

  • http://www.davemadethat.com Dave

    Oh no worries there, I have *no* intention of leaving Nashville.

    Thanks Darrin.
    Dave

  • http://www.davemadethat.com Dave

    Oh no worries there, I have *no* intention of leaving Nashville.

    Thanks Darrin.
    Dave

  • http://batchblue.com Michelle Riggen-Ransom

    Hi Dave-

    Best of luck to you! I hope our paths will still cross at SXSW next year. Pencil me in for a beer?

    Take care,
    ~Michelle

  • http://batchblue.com Michelle Riggen-Ransom

    Hi Dave-

    Best of luck to you! I hope our paths will still cross at SXSW next year. Pencil me in for a beer?

    Take care,
    ~Michelle

  • http://www.davemadethat.com Dave

    Thanks Michelle. Consider yourself penciled :-)
    I’m very excited for SXSW 2009.

    Cheers,
    Dave

  • http://www.davemadethat.com Dave

    Thanks Michelle. Consider yourself penciled :-)
    I’m very excited for SXSW 2009.

    Cheers,
    Dave

  • http://www.saulcolt.com Saul Colt

    Dave,

    I wish you the best in everything you do and will keep my eyes and ears open and peeled for any opportunities to pass your way!

    Saul

  • http://www.saulcolt.com Saul Colt

    Dave,

    I wish you the best in everything you do and will keep my eyes and ears open and peeled for any opportunities to pass your way!

    Saul

  • http://inoveryourhead.net julien

    good for you! i’m sure you’ll do extremely well and yeah, Emma’s a great company. cheers.

  • http://inoveryourhead.net julien

    good for you! i’m sure you’ll do extremely well and yeah, Emma’s a great company. cheers.

  • http://www.thehollywoodpodcast.com Tim Coyne

    Yo Dave.

    Brave move my friend. I support you fully. Can’t wait to talk to you about life and your next move.

    Tim

  • http://www.thehollywoodpodcast.com Tim Coyne

    Yo Dave.

    Brave move my friend. I support you fully. Can’t wait to talk to you about life and your next move.

    Tim

  • http://homepage.mac.com/cmflorido/ Kitty

    Hey Dave! I wish you the best from Guate. Now, after looking at what you’ve done, I can only think of it as a glimpse of what the future has stored for you!

    Wishing you the best on this new venture!

  • http://homepage.mac.com/cmflorido/ Kitty

    Hey Dave! I wish you the best from Guate. Now, after looking at what you’ve done, I can only think of it as a glimpse of what the future has stored for you!

    Wishing you the best on this new venture!

  • http://danieljohnsonjr.com Daniel Johnson, Jr.

    Hi Dave,

    Best wishes as you open this new chapter in your life! Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help.

    Daniel Johnson, Jr.

  • http://danieljohnsonjr.com Daniel Johnson, Jr.

    Hi Dave,

    Best wishes as you open this new chapter in your life! Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help.

    Daniel Johnson, Jr.

  • http://www.davemadethat.com Dave Delaney

    Thanks again for all of your kind comments. I truly admire and respect all of my social networking peers. You guys are the best.

    Cheers,
    Dave

  • http://www.davemadethat.com Dave Delaney

    Thanks again for all of your kind comments. I truly admire and respect all of my social networking peers. You guys are the best.

    Cheers,
    Dave


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