Editors note: On March 11th, I received a notification that a new comment was posted to one of my podcast pages. Upon reading the content, I was quite surprised at the request and the spirit in which it was intended. I attempted to contact the person who posted this via the supplied phone number the following day, but my call was not returned. For context, I’ve posted the request below, along with my response. You can listen to the podcast in question here.
[Redacted] alerted me to your very negative comments on ePharma.
It would be greatly appreciated if you could remove it. I understand your podcasts frequently criticize various aspects of everything. I’d like for us to work together in the future, not against each other. We are planning to grow our digital marketing community and think we can provide each other support.
I’m happy to discuss further. [Redacted].
To IIR, ePharma and the redacted parties mentioned in the original comment:
It is true that my perception of the ePharma conference has not been great for many years now. I’ve been in digital marketing for 20 years and have found that the quality of the content presented at ePharma has seen a noticeable decline, especially in the last 5 years or so. I was not going to attend this year (as I have skipped the event the past few years) but after discussing my concerns with a member of your advisory board (ironically on my very first podcast) I decided to give it another go. Needless to say that, despite coming to the event with the spirit of hoping to see improvement or a measure of value equivalent to the price tag most attendees pay, I was left even more dismayed by the event and more convinced that my original assumptions and assessment held true. (Full disclosure, I attended ePharma via a press badge for Dose of Digital). Read More…