Testimonials

Since 2011, the Langley Center for New Media has created multiple high-quality, high-value workshop and bootcamps covering topics including marketing, PR and Journalism. But don’t take our word for it! See the comments below from speakers and attendees alike!

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T. A. McCann, CEO, Gist, Inc

Russell is doing great stuff up on Whidbey. I participated in the workshop last year and the speakers were top notch, the venue good and I could really see this becoming an important conference under his guidance.

Presenter: Content Marketing Retreat 2011

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Lori Ruff, LinkedIn & Social Media Trainer

We’ve participated as featured presenters at The Langley Center for New Media with Russel producing the events. They are always well planned and produced learning environments that cater to people’s needs while providing a rich learning environment focused on the content. As a presenter, I know the care and planning that goes into each event Russell produces. And from the feedback we’ve received from attendees, I know our participation has impacted the lives of the professionals who have attended. We’ve come for multiple sessions and look forward to many more! In a word, these training retreats ROCK!

Workshop Leader: “Rock The World!” with LinkedIn Learn More

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Tom Trimbath

Russell and Noriko have established an innovative facility for innovative media in a comfortable and appealing environment by creating the Langley Center for New Media. I enjoy teaching there.

Workshop Leader: Modern Self-Publishing Learn More

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Matt Heinz, President, Heinz Marketing Inc

Russell is a foundation of creativity, new ideas and passion for the role content marketing is having for organizations worldwide. He has a vast network of friends and professionals that not only help him successfully execute his content summits and classes, but help anybody that follows him tap into an amazing pool of inspiration.

Presenter: Content Marketing Retreat 2011 Learn More

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Sam Whitmore, PR Analyst & Editor, MediaSurvey.com

We got great value from FusionSpark Media’s two-day visual storytelling workshop. The speakers were superb. And we met several folks who could turn out to be long-term friends as well as business contacts.  Well worth the time and money to attend.

Attended: Visual Journalism Bootcamp Learn More

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Andrew Davis Chief Strategy Officer, TippingpointLabs.com

As soon as I got on the ferry to Whidbey Island, I new that I was in for something special! Over the course of two days I taught a Prezi Retreat at the Langley Center for New Media. With a real chance to escape from the everyday hustle and bustle Langley provided the perfect environment for my pupils to focus on expanding their minds. The ocean air, comfortable facilities and accommodating staff made the retreat an exceptional success. Thanks so much for hosting us. Wish I never had to leave.

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I’ve had the pleasure of being involved in two of Russell’s events held at the Langley Center for New Media. Both events – the Content Marketing Retreat and a Prezi Workshop – were unbelievably well-organized, professionally relevant and extremely well-attended. I love coming to Langley to learn, think outside the box and getaway from the daily grind to think about new ideas and innovative marketing and professional solutions. Russell knows the community well and does a great job coordinating everything for out of towners. I strongly reccommend attending or participating in any of Russell’s events at the Langley Center for New Media and hope to be there soon helping others learn from my experiences as well. Thanks Russell for providing a really professional getaway for people interested in expanding their mind.

Workshop Leader: Content Marketing Retreat 2011 Learn More

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Heather Racicot, PR consultant and founding partner of OnlineNewsroom

I’ve attended four of the workshops and conferences produced by the Langley Center for New Media and can’t say enough about the quality of content, caliber of speakers and the exceptional value gained from each experience.   Each program delivered the right balance of strategic insight and practical, hands-on guidance that has helped me bring real and immediate value to my clients and to my business.  I’m just coming away from the ‘Secrets of Prezi Workshop’ with Prezi-master Andrew Davis and I can’t wait to attend the upcoming Content Marketing Retreat!

Attended: Secrets of Prezi Workshop
Attended: Visual Journalism Bootcamp
Attended: Content Strategy for Social Media Success
Attended: NewMedia 2012 Conference

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Alex Stonehill, Program Director, Common Language Project, University of Washington

It was great content wise, but it was also a big stand out in being well put together. The tech side was handled better than at almost any other event of its kind that I’ve attended. Also, the sandwiches on day 2 were amazing!
Attended: Visual Journalism Bootcamp Learn More

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Chris Michalopolous, Marketing Director, Whidbey Telecom

I recently attended a Content Marketing workshop at the Langley Center for New Media.  I was extremely impressed with the structure of the workshop, the quality of the program and the no-fluff, let’s produce some results type of energy!  The resources provided were outstanding and the survey leading into the workshop was a smart approach to produce real results for each participant.  I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone wanting to learn about the importance of content marketing and what it can do for your business or non-profit organization.
Attended: Content Strategy for Social Media Success workshop
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Sherry Jennings, Director, Langley Chamber of Commerce

With 16 years of media experience, I can, without doubt, say The Langley Center for New Media is now my preferred resource for helping me to better understand and participate in the future of my industry. I’ve attended the Content Strategy workshop and the Visual Journalism Bootcamp.

Both programs provided me an amazing amount of information by quality presenters, many chances for interacting with fellow participants and presenters and invaluable networking opportunities in a casual, fun and intimate setting in one of the most beautiful areas in the Pacific Northwest: Langley, Wash. I highly recommend LCNM’s programs. From industry professionals and business executives to fledging journalists, educational opportunities abound.
Attended: Visual Journalism Bootcamp
Attended: Content Strategy for Social Media Success
Attended: NewMedia 2012 Conference

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Steve Rayner, Business Consultant, Author

The Content Strategy Workshop, conducted by Joe Pulizzi and Russell Sparkman, showed you how to utilize content marketing as a vehicle to increase interest in your company and achieve bottom line results. What makes this workshop so effective is that it not only provides you with examples of how to use content marketing to drive sales, you also get direct feedback and consultation from experts on a content strategy specific to you and the unique characteristics of your business.

Each participant left the workshop with a clear path forward for developing a content strategy plan, along with an understanding of the appropriate social media applications to use that would have the biggest impact on generating interest in their business.  When I returned to my office from the workshop I immediately began executing a number of the ideas and tools I learned at the workshop. Pulizzi and Sparkman kept the workshop moving at a great pace and their expertise in the realm of content marketing is second to none.  If you are serious about putting together a content marketing strategy, than this is a workshop for you.
Attended: Content Strategy for Social Media Success workshop Learn More

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Rene Neff, Owner, Brackenwood Art Gallery

Thank you Langley Center for New Media for hosting the Content Strategy Workshop for Social Media with Joe Pulizzi and Russell Sparkman! This was a very helpful day and I believe will ultimately transform my business. Getting a chance to network with the different participants, brainstorm about each business and hear what other people had to say or suggest was such a valuable experience.

Learning about the importance of content in marketing, telling a story, was at once freeing and exciting. I have already taken several steps that were outlined in the takeaways from the workshop and look forward to implementing many more. It was a great venue for the event, the food was excellent and having nationally known experts there to field questions and problem solve for my specific business was invaluable.
Attended: Content Strategy for Social Media Success workshop Learn More

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Sara Fosmo, Freelance Writer and Social Media Maven

What a fun day!  The Content Strategy Workshop did a fantastic job of providing a clear roadmap that each company could take with them and use on their own.

My brain hurt at the end of it, but in a good way, like when your muscles are sore after a killer workout.  The room was a constant buzz of brainstorming, collaboration and passion.

After attending the Content Strategy Workshop it was clear why Joe Pulizzi and Russell Sparkman are the experts of their field.  I highly recommend the workshop to anyone looking to take their marketing to the next level.
Attended: Content Strategy for Social Media Success workshop
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