The Spring 2023 Connections Dinner event gathered over 30 founders, CEOs, and executives from some of the leading digital marketing and digital transformation services firms in the US. The evening’s guest speaker was Kenny Tomlin, Co-Founder and Partner of CourtAvenue, a fast-growing digital transformation firm. Founded in 2020, CourtAvenue utilizes data, machine learning, and emerging technologies to build powerful relationships between brands and consumers. During the dinner, Kenny shared his perspective on the current state of the digital services market, the story of how he built and sold his prior agency, as well as an overview of CourtAvenue’s strategy and growth initiatives.
Our bi-annual Connections Dinners are invitation-only events for marketing, media, and consulting services CEOs hosted by PALAZZO. Held in New York City and featuring a prominent industry guest speaker, the dinners foster relationship building, knowledge-sharing, and the exchange of industry perspectives in a relaxed and informal setting.
After a two-year Covid-related pause, we brought back our Connections Dinner event in New York City, which featured over 30 CEOs, founders, and executives from leading marketing and digital transformation services firms. The evening’s guest speaker was Dimi Albers, CEO of DEPT, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group. DEPT is a pioneering technology and marketing services company that creates end-to-end digital experiences for global brands. Over the past 7 years, DEPT has acquired over 30 agencies, including data & analytics consultancy Raybeam and performance marketing firm 3Q. Dimi shared his perspective on current opportunities and challenges in the digital services market as well as the differentiated strategy DEPT is implementing to successfully scale.
Over 30 CEOs and senior executives from industry-leading marketing, media and technology services companies joined for an evening of discussion and candid exchange at PALAZZO’s Fall 2019 Connections Dinner event held in New York City. The event featured guest speaker George Pyne, CEO of Bruin Sports Capital, which he founded January, 2015. Bruin specializes in developing high-growth, high-yield global businesses in the technology, sports, media, live events, marketing, and entertainment sectors. George led a wide ranging discussion on M&A challenges and opportunities within the current marketplace, including Bruin’s differentiated perspective, strategy and approach toward growth and business-building.
More than 30 CEOs from around the county attended PALAZZO’s inaugural Connections Dinner event held in New York City. The event featured guest speaker Michael Birkin, CEO of Kyu Collective, which counts among its prominent member agencies IDEO, Sid Lee, SY Partners, Kepler Group and Digital Kitchen, among others. Michael led a wide ranging discussion on M&A challenges and opportunities within the current marketplace, including Kyu’s differentiated perspective, strategy and approach toward growth and acquisition.