Save Up 2010 was a convention attended by 30 Savings.com Dealpros in an effort to network and learn new techniques and strategies in marketing, SEO and, of course, saving money. The event kicked off on November 11th with a welcome dinner at Gino’s East, which was a great opportunity for all participants to make initial introductions and get inspired for two days of interactive learning.
November 12 featured an inspiring and heartfelt presentation from Coupon Mom, Stephanie Nelson, as well as an SEO session directed by Marc Flemming and an interactive creativity workshop led by the ComedySportz Theatre. The DealPros were then treated to two holiday hosting demos. The first was delivered by Kelly Hancock of Faithful Provisions who shared creative and inexpensive DIY gift ideas. The second demo was presented by Stephanie Berenbaum and Brandi Savitt of Fabulous and Frugal and featured inexpensive alternatives to holiday partying planning. The day concluded with a DealPro roundtable where everyone asked and answered questions related to their businesses of saving money and was followed by a dinner and cocktail reception.
The final day, November 13th, began with breakfast and a very informative media and PR training workshop presented by Meghan Stuyvenberg. After breakfast, Penny Ray of Ballers on Budgets moderated a live-streaming session called Ask the DealPro and consumers submitted their questions via Twitter for the DealPros to answer. It was followed by another live-streaming session featuring DealPro category experts Larry Behrens, Mark Kahler, Mir Kamin, Tiffany Ivanovsky and Alex and Cassie Michael. The event concluded with lunch and a presentation by Loren Bendele, CEO of Savings.com
There were many lessons, ideas and strategies shared at the Save Up 2010 convention, but the one thing that can be taken from the event is that Savings.com has a network of intelligent, consumer savvy DealPros that are passionate about saving money and helping others do the same. Expect big things from Savings.com and their DealPros in 2011.