Testimonials

Local Media Execs Give BIA/Kelsey Conferences Top Ratings
“ILM does a great job of bringing together the leading decision makers to discuss the pertinent topics shaping the local media space. BIA/Kelsey conferences find the right balance of content sessions and networking. I always learn quite a bit when I attend the ILM conferences.”
STEVE SANGER
VP, Business Development
GrubHub Seamless
“BIA/Kelsey conferences have continued to get better and better and with each one, more and more essential for those in the local interactive space. Boston was the best yet. In an industry where next week's news is already too old, BIA/Kelsey conferences allow a great perspective into the future of local online as well as the current landscape.”
DAVID HAUPT
VP, Digital Business Development
Entertainment.com



“I attend at least 2 or 3 of your events a year and without fail I am applying new learnings in my job. From some new marketing takeaways to larger strategic understanding of our industry, I definitely get excellent value from my attendance. Every conference, every year, I walk out with ‘best ever’ on my lips, and I’m convinced I will be saying that again in 2010. I attend many conferences across the local search and advertising industry and BIA/Kelsey conferences are far and away the best. Let me reiterate that - far and away the best conferences in the local search industry!”
CHUCK LEE
Executive Director - Internet - Channel Marketing and Execution, AT&T Advertising Solutions
“You seemed to have hit the rare trifecta of high quality attendees, informative sessions and great organization. Looking forward to the next one.”
KENNY HERMAN
VP of Business Development
Constant Contact



“The show really was a great few days. Not only were the sessions super compelling, but we made some great connections as well.”
ETHAN DOBSON
Head of Marketing, Constant Contact
“Once again, unbelievable conference! I really enjoyed learning more about the YP business, and continuing to meet more of the vendors and service providers.”
JOSEPH V. GALLAGHER
Managing Director, Angel Street Capital



“As a first time attendee I was a bit curious to see how the conference would play out after hearing 'nice reviews' through the grapevine over the years. My feedback is simple: If you're serious about growing your media business, the BIA/Kelsey conference is a must-attend event, period. I had the pleasure of meeting countless industry veterans, rising-star-entrepreneurs, and potential vendors that could add value to our existing business. The executive-level presentations and networking force a certain level of deep-thought to evaluate and maneuver through the digital world we live in, translating to a great investment of both time and money.”
NIKO YOUNTS
Digital Marketing & Advertising Solutions
Kith Media, LLC
“Local advertising and commerce remains the largest untapped big-pocket opportunity for Internet companies. … At the conference, we came across search engines, social media companies, review websites, daily offer platforms, web services companies, vertical/niche websites, content syndication platforms, and traditional media companies – all focused on tapping into local media dollars.”
ROHIT KULKARNI
R.W. Baird



“Thanks for putting on a great conference. The programming was great and the crowd was again excellent. We are so glad to leverage ILM as a platform to build cool things for this industry!”
HOWARD LERMAN
Chairman, Cofounder and CEO, Yext
“The BIA/Kelsey Leading In Local conference delivers focused content and broad networking opportunities with the key players – and all under one roof!”
TONY COURTWRIGHT
Director of Digital Media,News-Press & Gazette Company

 

Future Stars

“Once again we want to thank you for making the LEADING IN LOCAL conference so much fun for us. We met a tremendous number of people that we think can become future partners or customers. You and the entire BIA/Kelsey team were always there to support us. Thanks again.”
DOUG HERMAN
Director, Account Management
Pricing Engine
LOCAL Liftoff Awards Silver Finalist – Boston, 2013





“I cannot begin to thank the BIA/Kelsey team for what you have done for us. The exposure we have gotten through the Future Stars program has vaulted the company forward by 8-12 months (conservatively). The amount of time it would take me to get in front of all of the people at the conference individually would take many months and thousands of dollars. Thank you all for giving UpRing a platform and a chance to succeed.”
CHRISTOPHER MCDONALD
Founder/President, UpRing LLC
LOCAL Liftoff Awards Silver Finalist – Austin, 2013

NPS Scores

On a scale from 1-10, how likely are attendees to recommend a BIA/Kelsey conference to others? (10 = Highly likely)

NPS: 10
“Relative content to what organizations are facing as challenges and opportunities from sales, products, and foresight into technology advancements.” – Jason Halyk, DirectWest

NPS: 10
“Great actionable content to help drive strategy and revenue growth. PLUS networking on steroids!” – Piper Walker, The Weather Channel

NPS: 10
“Weeks of networking/meetings etc. crammed into three days.” – Alex Stanicoff, Shooger

NPS: 9
“Excellent networking opportunity and insight from industry leaders and future leaders.” – John McIntyre, Sightly

NPS: 10
“Best group of attendees for idea sharing and business development and existing partner greet/dinners/support.” – Ches Hagen, Vendasta