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Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Oct. 4-6, 2021

Thank You for Making PDMI West 2021 a Success!

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The Performance-Driven Marketing Institute welcomed 500 registered attendees from more than 260 companies — 50 of which sponsored — to PDMI West on Oct. 4-6 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. The event's success was only due to the active support and engagement of sponsors, speakers, and attendees.

The focused yet festive atmosphere of the event was established early by attendees who — on Monday afternoon — filled the Meeting Hall to jump start their networking and then gained inspiration from J.R. Martinez's incredible keynote. Each of PDMI West's two evening networking events at Float, the Hard Rock's sparkling rooftop lounge, welcomed a packed house. And the event's nine educational sessions each drew dozens of attendees intent on expanding their industry education.

Thanks to you, we proved that there's nothing quite like the buzz and excitement of a great in-person networking and educational event. And thanks again to you, we know that PDMI West merely sets the stage for what we believe will be even bigger and better events in 2022: PDMI East in Miami Beach, March 13-15; and PDMI West in San Diego, Oct. 24-26.

Once again, we say thank you to those of you who joined us at PDMI West. Any success is due to your belief and support! And to those who opted to stay back due to the continued uncertainties of the COVID era, we look forward to seeing you at one of our 2022 events!

Take a look below for photographs from PDMI West and begin preparing to join us next year!

 Scenes from PDMI West

Keynoter J.R. Martinez set the tone for a tremendous PDMI West.

Keynoter J.R. Martinez set the tone for a tremendous PDMI West.

"Adapt and overcome" was J.R. Martinez's keynote message.

"Adapt and overcome" was J.R. Martinez's keynote message.

J.R. Martinez chats with attendees following his address.

J.R. Martinez chats with attendees following his address.

J.R. Martinez and Doug Plank catch up after reconnecting at PDMI West.

J.R. Martinez and Doug Plank catch up after reconnecting at PDMI West.

Extreme Reach hosted the "Excited to be Reunited" Celebration on Oct. 4 at Float.

Extreme Reach hosted the "Excited to be Reunited" Celebration on Oct. 4 at Float.

Attendees enjoy the fresh air in San Diego during the event's Monday evening networking party.

Attendees enjoy the fresh air in San Diego during the event's Monday evening networking party.

Attendees were all smiles at PDMI West!

Attendees were all smiles at PDMI West!

The PDMI's John Yarrington (center) welcomes AOR Direct's Chris Dompier and Mike Horner.

The PDMI's John Yarrington (center) welcomes AOR Direct's Chris Dompier and Mike Horner.

LeadsRx's AJ Brown and Rakuten's Martha Dubicki kicked off Tuesday's education.

LeadsRx's AJ Brown and Rakuten's Martha Dubicki kicked off Tuesday's education.

Attribution was the topic at hand when LeadsRx and Rakuten took the stage.

Attribution was the topic at hand when LeadsRx and Rakuten took the stage.

The Meeting Hall hosted hundreds of PDMI West networking connections.

The Meeting Hall hosted hundreds of PDMI West networking connections.

Experts from Telemundo's national and local arms, as well as d2H Partners, took part in the U.S. His

Experts from Telemundo's national and local arms, as well as d2H Partners, took part in the U.S. His

Inventors, welcomed by event sponsor LANYTO, showed off their products to interested attendees.

Inventors, welcomed by event sponsor LANYTO, showed off their products to interested attendees.

Tuesday's media roundtable featured NBCUniversal, DISH Media, and MeTV.

Tuesday's media roundtable featured NBCUniversal, DISH Media, and MeTV.

Meetings with new connections and old clients kept the hall buzzing.

Meetings with new connections and old clients kept the hall buzzing.

Attendees enjoyed complimentary beer and wine during each afternoon of PDMI West.

Attendees enjoyed complimentary beer and wine during each afternoon of PDMI West.

The PDMI's Thomas Haire led a conversation among industry attorneys about what's happening with FTC

The PDMI's Thomas Haire led a conversation among industry attorneys about what's happening with FTC

BakerHostetler's Randal Shaheen shares insights with attendees.

BakerHostetler's Randal Shaheen shares insights with attendees.

Venable's Len Gordon laughs during the FTC roundtable at PDMI West.

Venable's Len Gordon laughs during the FTC roundtable at PDMI West.

Sponsors like d2H Partners put their meeting tables to good use throughout PDMI West.

Sponsors like d2H Partners put their meeting tables to good use throughout PDMI West.

Ready to network, gents?

Ready to network, gents?

DRMetrix's Joseph Gray shares his latest findings during the research roundtable.

DRMetrix's Joseph Gray shares his latest findings during the research roundtable.

Great connections and new business were the order of the day at PDMI West.

Great connections and new business were the order of the day at PDMI West.

Kantar Media's Rich Radzik gave interesting insights on a media economy still recovering from the Pa

Kantar Media's Rich Radzik gave interesting insights on a media economy still recovering from the Pa

PDMI West's Tuesday party — Drinks on the Deck, sponsored by Lockard & Wechsler Direct — drew anothe

PDMI West's Tuesday party — Drinks on the Deck, sponsored by Lockard & Wechsler Direct — drew anothe

Connecting during twilight time in San Diego.

Connecting during twilight time in San Diego.

OId friends gathered to reconnect for the first time in two years at PDMI West.

OId friends gathered to reconnect for the first time in two years at PDMI West.

Glad to be here!

Glad to be here!

Who needs heat lamps when it's 75 at sunset?

Who needs heat lamps when it's 75 at sunset?

New connections are a key part of any PDMI event.

New connections are a key part of any PDMI event.

More smiles at the end of another day of networking.

More smiles at the end of another day of networking.

The PDMI's Jessica Delich welcomes a contingent of marketers from New England.

The PDMI's Jessica Delich welcomes a contingent of marketers from New England.

Shopify's Chris Snyder leads a conversation with a pair of e-commerce merchants, Katrina Wright and

Shopify's Chris Snyder leads a conversation with a pair of e-commerce merchants, Katrina Wright and

NBCU's Brian Norris and Clearco's Daniel Rodic talk about funding media and more.

NBCU's Brian Norris and Clearco's Daniel Rodic talk about funding media and more.

Mojo's Greg Silvano led a conversation about competing and coexisting in today's e-commerce universe

Mojo's Greg Silvano led a conversation about competing and coexisting in today's e-commerce universe

The E-Commerce Council panel dove deep.

The E-Commerce Council panel dove deep.

Fareportal's Kathi Moore shared her e-commerce expertise.

Fareportal's Kathi Moore shared her e-commerce expertise.

Jeff Meltzer adds his traditional DR outlook on how to find success in e-commerce.

Jeff Meltzer adds his traditional DR outlook on how to find success in e-commerce.

A case study on the success of Skin Authority's DTC marketing efforts closed the PDMI West education

A case study on the success of Skin Authority's DTC marketing efforts closed the PDMI West education

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