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10 Jun, 2010 By: Thomas Haire Response

Response Expo 2010 Recap


Expo Hall Draws Big Action and Healthy Buzz

By Thomas Haire (

SAN DIEGO — With 3,000 attendees, Response Expo’s show floor was truly the center of the action during the event on May 11-13 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Alex Agurcia of Miami Beach, Fla.-based Omni Direct says, “Once again, Response Expo delivered! I particularly liked walking the Expo floor. It was full of exciting activities and gave us the opportunity to continue our networking efforts. We definitely will be back next year.”

What are others saying? Here’s a sample:

  • “Another great show! We got a lot out of it, and we doubled our booth size for next year,” contends Northern Response Intl. Ltd.’s David Baldassi.
  • “Once again, every one of my client companies in attendance — 12 to be exact — wrote business, and had a great time doing it,” says Rus Sarnoff, founder of Integrated Marketing.
  • “Response Expo is just the right mix of work and networking play. It’s fun to attend, but also gives a great return on our marketing dollar,” says OrderMotion CEO Marty Fahey.

What They’re Saying About Response Expo 2010

Compiled by the staff of Response

My feet still haven’t touched back on the ground yet! I’m proud to be part of the Expo — count me in for next year.

— John Abdo

Response Expo 2010 raised the bar of excellence for trade shows again! The Expo helps brand your business in an extremely creative environment. There are networking and educational opportunities everywhere with a strong focus on providing a measurable ROI. This trade show has been built with hard work, dedication, energy, creativity and passion.

— Andy Arvidson, IFS

Why do we invest so heavily in Response Expo? The answer is simple: It is a gathering of the world’s leading DR professionals, from marketers, inventors, vendors and inspirational speakers. The educational sessions are a huge draw — the speakers are amongst the most compelling and inspiring. The event arms us with two of the greatest tools – the power of a network and the knowledge to stay ahead of the game.

— nicola de la salle, customer service direct

Congratulations on another successful show! It was great from A-Z. I can’t think of anything that I can mention that needed improvement. The keynote speaker was amazing! The atmosphere, people, show floor, parties and location were just great — I signed up for next year!

— Guy Marom, AVC Corp.

Another outstanding Response Expo! Response events are always top-notch and very classy.

— Michael Montgomery, REVShare Corp.

Response Expo was an excellent show and has a great buzz. It created the perfect environment to catch-up and make new business contacts.

— Phil Rozansky, Tower Media

Response Expo was easily the best electronic retailing/direct response trade show our industry has ever had. As always, your show was a great place to meet new marketers and connect with other major direct response organizations. Your hard work and commitment to putting on a great show was obvious. Thanks again for putting on a show that, no doubt, will have a profound impact on my business this year.

— Greg Sarnow, Direct Response Academy

Response Expo not only pulled off another seamless event but even trumped lasts year’s! We were all enthralled by the captivating keynote speaker, busy showroom floor, amazing educational sessions and unbelievable networking events. Concepts TV is thrilled to be a part of such a high caliber event.

— Kristy Pinand-Dumpert, concepts TV productions

Response Expo gets bigger and better every year. It’s a “must-attend” conference for anybody who’s serious about DRTV, online and direct response marketing. It’s one place where you can connect with all the industry’s top players, as well as those companies who are just learning. Time well spent!

— Richard Stacey, Northern Response Intl. Ltd.

That was a great week out in San Diego. The Response Expo seems bigger and better each year.

— Mark Sullivan, MTV Networks

What an incredible show! I couldn’t have asked for any more in a 48-hour period.

— Scott Swanson, Synergixx

Every year, I think you’ve put on the best show possible, and then the next year, you top it. This year was no exception.

— Derek Viglianti, InfoTech/ITS

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