by Rosann Bartle


I’m not talking about the FaceTime app that came with your iPhone, iPad or laptop. I’m talking about being in the same room with a real, live, breathing person and having a face-to-face conversation. It happens very rarely these days. It’s so much easier to just send an email, connect through LinkedIn or reach out using another social media channel. 

Technology has changed almost every aspect of how we run our lives. However, there is something vitally important in personal interaction and it shouldn’t be lost. Meeting someone for the first time can literally change your whole perspective of that person. You can make a connection – a bond – something that can’t be achieved via email or a social post.  

So the next time you have an opportunity to meet someone new be sure to make that connection in person.  Having a face to go along with a name can change the whole context of your relationship moving forward. 

Tempo Awards — the perfect place to make a connection. 

CADM social and networking events are a great way to connect with other marketing professionals one-to-one. 

Join us on June 21st for the Tempo Award Ceremony, one of our biggest events of the year. It’s at our new venue, Alhambra Palace at 1240 W. Randolph Street in Chicago and is a perfect opportunity to celebrate with colleagues and reconnect with old friends. To register, just go to the CADM website. 

Tickets are $105 for CADM members and $150 for Nonmembers. There’s also a 25% registration discount for groups of four or more 

The Tempo Awards are a wonderful event that showcases the best response marketing work in Chicago. Come out and support CADM and the marketing community. I look forward to talking to you – face-to-face. – when you’re there. 

P.S. Don’t forget to renew your membership. This is an exciting time to be a part of the CADM. Our organization could not survive without your support and we thank you for your continued membership.

Rosann Bartle