Happy New Year! Let’s Take This One to ELEVEN!

Thanks for making 2010 a fantastic year of growth and new opportunities for The Internet Marketing Party! As Nigel Tufnel would say… “Let’s take this one to ELEVEN!”

The volume knobs of Tufnel's Marshall amplifier went up to eleven

The volume knobs of Tufnel's Marshall amplifier went up to eleven

It is VERY common for people to come up to me and thank me for hosting the Internet Marketing Party and almost as frequently folks ask me HOW DO I DO IT!? I always just shrug my shoulders and coyly say, it’s a secret. Well I’m about to let the cat out of the bag and tell you the secret to how I run this party and add all this value… I DON’T… well the truth is, I don’t do it alone… I do it with a TON of help and support… Here is a list of just SOME of the folks who I owe the success of The Internet Marketing Party to… Special thanks go to our speakers of 2010:

  • Jim Walters – for TWO years of donated time, money, and amazing support! Thank you Jim! Really.
  • Michael Lovitch for being the brains behind it all.
  • Holley Gonzalez for doing more than anyone to make The Internet Marketing Party happen (you know that saying about behind every successful man/organization is a woman… well in this case, that’s Holley… thanks, Babe!)
  • Josh Bezoni for Kickstarting a trend of world-class talent and speakers
  • Kevin Wilke for his phenonenal speech…
  • The Ladies Panel (Lorie Marrero, Jeneth Blackert, Ricci Neer, Kate Buck, Vicki Flaugher and Heather Ann Havenwood, and our moderator, Betty Bell)
  • Mike Dillard – for a great presentation and for all of your behind-the-scenes support.
  • Jason Moffatt – for one of the most entertaining and informative talks in our history… I mean, Vicodin & Whiskey chasers on stage? LOL. Thanks for all you have done and continue to do!
  • Jonny Andrews – for blowing some minds during your talk… and for sharing the Hero’s Journey with us all.
  • Roger Dooley – for showing us the tricks our brains play on us and how to use those to make more moneys.
  • Jon Benson – for speaking TWICE at IMParty… Jon brought the GUN SHOW to us… while opening our eyes to the power of online sales videos.
  • Jeff Smith – ‘the original 2-hour-work-guru’ rocked the house, leaving Josh Bezoni to ask (at the end of his talk), “so Jeff, what DO you do, anyway?”
  • Marc Ostrofsky – Mr. Guiness Book World Record Holder, Mr. YEO co-founder, Mr. past partner with Starbucks Founder, Howard Schultz AND Ross Perot, and all around over-the-top-smart-business GENIUS opened many eyes to how most internet marketers don’t have real businesses but instead, “high margin hobbies”. Thanks Marc.
  • Keith Baxter – Dirty Baxter rocked the stage, by unveiling his SINdicator model, thus helping us create our first monetization model by offering our FIRST ever webinar which was a SMASH HIT!
  • Clickbank’s Top Brass: Dush Ramachandran & Neil Hartley -They flew in from Colorado and gave us the REAL truth about what makes successful Clickbank affiliates AND merchants.

Special thanks to our super supporters of 2010:

(PLEASE NOTE… These names are listed in RANDOM order… also, you should know that I was quite reluctant to publish such a thorough list of all the folks who make The Internet Marketing Party happen for fear that I might leave someone out so if you or someone you know are not on this list and SHOULD be, please let me know to mrdavegonzalez @ gmail dot com.)

  • Matt Woodard – for updating our website and making our first webinar happen, lightning fast, along with Jim Walters… creating our successful first monetization of IMParty.
  • David Favor – for ALL that you have done to impact both directly and indirectly the Internet Marketing Party… YOU know what you’ve done! oh! and thanks for buying our stuff. :)
  • Steve Siegwalt – DUDE!!!! Steve is arguably, the most vocal, biggest Internet Marketing Supporter of everyone. Every month, Steve brings AT LEAST one new person to the part… AT LEAST! Every month, Steve asks how he can help… and even when I say, ‘thanks, man… we’re all good’ he still stands there and says, “ANYTHING.”  Steve, you are the man!
  • Jonathan Herbert – to my Brother From Another Mother!!! Jonathan is probably the behind-the-scenes, hardest working Internet Marketing Party Animal of us all… He inspires new folks to attend, he is ALWAYS there for us, he will give us the shirt off his back, he is THE OFFICIAL Internet Marketing Party DUDE who will take action and make things happen.
  • Jesse Jameson – DUDE!!! Thank you SOOO much for all the goodness you brought to The Party this year. YOU know what I’m talking about. Inspiration, direction, focus, and tons of growth. Rock on, man!  Here’s to a KICK ASS 2011!!!
  • Downtown Katie Brown – The LIFE of the party, always there to help however she can, and always sharing great ideas.
  • Nathan Hopkins – for being our ‘unofficial bouncer’, for always supporting the Party, and for being an all-around BMF.
  • Jerry Rose – Rrrrrico. thanks for hosting our site, for being a good friend throughout the years and for your continued support.  Suave.
  • Craig Allen – for referring so many people to our party, for always asking if/how you can help, and for everything you’ve quietly done for us in the background.
  • Ori Bengal – for always tweeting, facebooking and telling everyone he can about us… and for making appearances when he’s in town.
  • Kevin Koskella – for your generosity in a preliminary agreement that we will “make” the Internet Marketing Party happen in San Diego, with some assets he’s already got. YEAH, baby!!!
  • Rob Burns – for amazing support from all the way in San Diego and what we are planning moving in to 2011
  • Shawn Collins – for moving to Austin! For being an awesome supporter of the party right out of the gate!  For donating the Platinum pass for us to give away! And for agreeing to speak at an upcoming party in 2011. This is gonna RULE!
  • Brett Tabke – for showing up at our most recent party and giving away a Pubcon pass at the last party. Thanks for your kind words on Twitter as well as the meetup site. I look forward to nurturing our friendship in 2011 and having you become a regular at the parties now that you know we are here.
  • Drake Harvey – thanks for the terrific help, support… for coordinating everything with Marc and for nudging Clickbank’s Dush to join Neil, too.  Thanks to Stuart and Dave, too for their support and showing up.
  • Neville Medhora – for ALWAYS showing up. for bringing Steve with you when you can, for supporting IMParty behind the scenes. and for being a good friend.
  • Kim Eschner – for supporting Josh, for showing up when you guys are not traveling the world, and for being a hot babe in the sea of dudes. Hope to see you and Josh at plenty of parties in 2011.
  • Heather Ann Dueese-Havenwood – for spreading the word, faaaaar and wide, telling everyone she knows about us. And for supporting us from the beginning… and moving forward. Oh! and of course for being a hot babe in a sea of dudes. :)
  • Ryan Deiss – for showing up when you can, and bringing your posse, and ESPECIALLY for encouraging your War Room Masterminders to attend our Party… so much value, bro. Thanks.
  • Perry Belcher – for being a friend, for showing up when you can, for your infectious laugh and for supporting The Party, mang! you Rock. Also, thanks for buying our stuff!
  • Richard Lindner – for being one of our other ‘unofficial bouncers’, for bringing all the YEARS and years of untold talent that you bring, just by walking in the door, bro.
  • Jason Burkle – for coming as often as you can, for being one of our OTHER ‘unofficial bouncers’, for talking the rare, ‘crazy’ person at the party to their senses, for all the laughs, the late-night shuffleboard games, and for being a friend. thanks!
  • Jason Moffatt – for your massive support, for believing in the party, for being one of the most REAL internet marketers around. FACEBLOOOOD!!!
  • Lana Berry – for supporting The Party, for being so fun to read your posts on FB and for saying such great things about us to your audience. And of course, for coming to the party when you are back in The ATX. We miss ya.
  • Dax Aurand – for all your support, your friendship and for setting up the sweet sweet contest thing for ASW. You ROCK!
  • Socrates Socratous – yes, you helped by being a good friend in Vegas, with your generosity, your super cool style and for rocking, in general.
  • Brett Smith – thanks all you do and for buying our stuff. That helps a ton!
  • Anthony Trister – for coming ALL THE WAY from Vancouver JUST for the Party. :) And for encouraging Deiss and the other War Roomers to show up. Oh and for lobbying that War Room masterminds be scheduled to coincide with IMParties. You ROCK, Treeeeeestahhhhh.
  • Bill Mcintosh – for your behind-the-scenes support, for ContestBurner (even though we haven’t set it up yet. lol) and for being a good friend.
  • Bill Herring – thank you for supporting the party in all the ways you do… especially by buying our stuff. LOL. you rock.
  • Chris Pearson – for showing up and being a bad ass. For sharing your genius with the others at the party… looking forward to seeing you as a regular in 2011. at ALL our events, and more. Rock on, brothah!
  • Nick Reese – for showing up at the last party before leaving town and for introducing us to Chris Pearson, Karol Gadja and others. We’ll miss you. Come back and visit often. And continue spreading the word.
  • Sean Malarkey – for introducing us to Nick Reese (and thus Chris Pearson)
  • Chris Sherrod – our new DJ (and often photographer), for always showing up at our parties and of course, for buying our stuff!
  • James DeBole – thanks for spreading the word, showing up and mostly for buying our stuff… it’s a great way to support what we do. and you rock for it!
  • Neil Stokes – thanks for you support, the ideas and for buying our stuff.  See you at all the parties in 2011!
  • Ricci Neer – has referred dozens of new IMPartiers.
  • Bill Miller – thanks for your support, for spreading the word and of course, for buying our stuff!
  • Daniel Sells – Dan is The Man! Thanks for the business cards, the ideas, the inspiration, support, your great advice, your amazing listening, your honesty, frankness and for just being a solid dude.
  • Fred Meek – for always being a FANTASTIC supporter who is here to HELP. Thanks for agreeing to pitch in last minute in December for our party. Thanks for being a SOLID dude who is all about giving. YOU ROCK!
  • Daniel Marcos – Thanks for being a great friend, for your continued support, for showing up every time you are not traveling all over the world. And for introducing us to Fred Meek. :)
  • Curt Maly – for implementing like a madman and for promising to send us some BIG traffic using dirty baxter’s SINdicator model. BTW- thanks for buying our stuff!
  • Bob Prestwood -thanks for your support, and for buying our stuff!
  • Chris Daigle – The DOCTOR is in the house! Thanks for your support, inspiration, for being a solid dude and for bringing the underground, behind the scenes heavy hitters to the party.
  • A.J. Yager – For coming in to town and inspiring us, for showing us an example of what it means to be laser focused, organized and for all of your continued support. I see big things for us in 2011.
  • George Rivera – for being a good hermano. For the laughs, and for showing up at the parties when they don’t conflict with your conference calls, and ESPECIALLY for those amazing poses you do ANYTIME a camera is around. Que Viva El Huracan!!!
  • Jordan Hall – For showing up when you can, for all of your support behind the scenes, and for the great knowledge you share whenever I ask for some help.
  • Eric Louviere – For showing up when you can, for the great phone chats with ninja insider tricks, and for being the one that posted the ORIGINAL internet marketing party meetup on The Warrior Forum so I HAD to do the first one.
  • Bobby Walker – for coming to the parties even though he doesn’t like doing industry events, or spending his free time doing more marketing stuff. Also for being a great friend, a partner, and an inspiration.
  • Manish Punjabi – YO! thanks for your support, for bringing your posse when you come to the parties and for being a good homie.  Best of luck to you and Trister with CSM, baby… here’s to 2011 being the year that FINALLY pays off!
  • Barb Siegwalt- For being our first official IMParty decorator and room designer, for supporting Steve, and for her great energy. Thanks Barb!
  • Tom Montana – TOM! thanks for your support, for always showing up, for bringing your great energy with you and for buying our stuff! you rock!!!
  • Brian Massey – for consistently supporting us and telling local Austinites about The Party and for showing up when you can… which hopefully will be more frequent in 2011. We miss ya.
  • Matt Genovese – for allowing us to use your awesome service (Door64.com) to continue to attract new faces to our party. Thanks. And hope to see more of you in 2011.
  • Melina Montelongo – thanks for showing up on our Scene… and David too… and your whole pamn dosse! Great to have y’all in ATX. Looking forward to having you and David and your posse as regulars in 2011!!!
  • Patrick Bonnaure – thank you for your support and for buying our goods. You rock!
  • Holly’s Hot Happenings – for allowing us to use your awesome service (HolleysHotHappenings.com) to continue to attract new faces to our party. Thanks. And hope to see more of you in 2011.
  • Jay Turner – dude, thanks for showing up when you can. I know you have a lot going on and it’s always a pleasure to see you at the parties. Thanks for buying our stuff! Means a lot.
  • Jaime Mintun – for showing up when you are in town… giving us a KILLER testimonial (it’s our featured video on our YouTube Channel), and of course, for bringing your beautiful hotness to what is often a sea of dudes.
  • Mark Anthony Bates – for showing up to our parties, for giving us a seriously bad ass testimonial, for bringing Jaime Mintun… and for your continued support.
  • Do512 – for allowing us to use your awesome service (Do512.com) to continue to attract new faces to our party. Thanks. And hope to see you in 2011.
  • Paul Brush – thanks for your continued support and well, for BUYING OUR STUFF!
  • Henry Fuentes – for bringing Champagne to the party. as well as your posse of cool buds and for always being a great supporter behind the scenes! you rock, bro!
  • Khoa Pham – for showing up when you are in town. For offering your help, business wisdom and support. You rock! Looking forward to 2011!
  • Chris Dunn – for showing up when you are not traveling the farthest reaches of the planet. Great to have you as a regular. You Rock!
  • Nikki Carnevale – for the great energy you bring… and of course for being a hot babe in what is often a sea of dudes. Keep coming back… Holley loves your company.
  • Grace Xia – for showing up and supporting us, and for buying our stuff!
  • Damon Flowers – for your continued support from waaay back in the day, for saying great things about us, and for buying our stuff! We appreciate it!
  • Hanna (soon to be Benson) – for showing up as often as you are in town, and for being a hot babe in what is often a sea of dudes. Thanks for your awesome energy!
  • Paul Norwine – a sincere thank you for being an Internet Marketing Partier and buying our stuff to show support!
  • Daniel Rose – for showing up and supporting! Let’s rock it in 2011.
  • Dan Nix – for being a TOTAL super supporter, who gives us great feedback, attends EVERY meeting, and buys our stuff when we have it for sale. :)
  • Barb Holden – for CONSISTENTLY asking how you can help. For offering to help with Press Releases, and other good stuff behind the scenes. THANK you!
  • Allen Kenroy – You rock. thanks for being with us and for buying our stuff. :)
  • Chris Daus – For being THE COOLEST with us. For serving our partiers the stiffest drinks with a smile, and treating us like GOLD!
  • Phil Vuong – For always taking the best care of us, treating us like gold, and always having things organized and ready for us.  Sad to see ya go (across the street) but glad you are ONLY across the street. :)
  • The awesome SIX Lounge Bartenders and crew- Tara, Amy, Jonathan, and the rest of the clan!
  • Tim Thompson – DUDE!!! thanks for always having my back with all things IT, coding, and programming… and for buying our stuff, too!  See you in February (if not sooner)
  • David Barrow – for helping out on a moments notice to shoot video of our events. And for being a good friend. And of COURSE!!! for the hookup for Holley to see Sarah McLachlan.
  • LIL and Carlos DeLeon – our babysitters when Holley and I go to the party! Thanks you two… means soooo much. You ROCK!!!
  • Steve Betzner – thank you for buying our stuff!  Your support means a ton.
  • Jan Eric Petreczko – for coming to the parties when you can (CONGRATS to you and Yvonne… and Aleks) and always asking how you can help… and then helping! :)
  • Jeff “Shecky” Schecter – For always asking how you can help… for supporting us via spreading the word, and driving in from San Antonio when you were still living there, and of course for handling the powerpoint slides for our speakers. LOL. you rock! Glad you are in ATX, now. Also, thanks for buying our stuff.
  • Susan Mock – for buying our stuff!
  • Lee Maurin – for your continued support and for buying our stuff!
  • Paul Terry Walhus – For being a supporter, and showing up when you can. For saying good things about us to the local scene.
  • Mark Ress and Jennifer Rey – thanks for continuing to support us all the way from California… hope to see you at a party soon.  And thanks for buying our stuff, you guys ROCK… Here’s to a magical 2011!
  • Yifat Cohen – for showing up often, for being a friend and for the great energy you bring to the parties. 2011 will be a very good year!  And of course, thanks for buying our stuff!
  • Tony Lumpkin – thanks for your great show of support, and of for buying our stuff!
  • Darcy Volden Hoag – for showing up since one of our very first parties, ever. And for always saying great things about us and continuously inviting more folks out to join in on the fun.
  • Lynn Scheurell – for being a regular at the parties and for your support!
  • Jeneth Blackert – for being a good friend. And supporting us when you can.
  • Joey McGirr – for offering to help us with our Social Media marketing. Let’s do it!
  • Kyle Bailey – for always showing up and asking how he can help. Thanks for buying our stuff! Let’s rock it in 2011!
  • Rachel Webb – for showing up all the time and spreading the word.
  • Adeline Rem – for showing up often. For bringing your fun energy with you and saying tons of great things about us on the web and bringing new, cool people.
  • Scott Allen – for supporting us, showing up often and saying good things about us.
  • Billy Murphy – for your business wisdom, and for showing up when you can.
  • Steve Oskoui – for being a bad ass. For single-handedly bringing up the success factor in the room and for supporting what we do, behind the scenes.
  • Stacy Lovitch – for being Michael’s wife. and for letting him come down to Austin as often as he does. And of course for being a good friend to us (especially hanging with Holley)… Hope to see you more in 2011, too!
  • Artemis & Krystalle – for showing up, supporting us and bringing your posse, too.
  • Ryan Moran – for your amazing brain, sharing some of the great contents of it with us, for showing up when you are in town, and ESPECIALLY for offering to help us put together an Internet Marketing Party up in the Cleveland area.
  • Hollis Carter – for being the bad ass you are. For being a great friend, for showing up at our parties every time you can, for agreeing to speak in 2011, for all the amazing ideas you have shared, for being a good partner, and ESPECIALLY for supporting us in getting the Party spread to Colorado AND Georgia, here we come, baby!
  • Luis Adad – for all your support way up in
  • Matt Gill – for always RSVP’ing (even though he never shows up… LOL). Thanks for your support and especially the laughs.
  • Jared Croslow – for excitedly supporting the movement of The Internet Marketing Party and opening talks about getting one going in Chicago!!! this will ROCK.
  • Jon Keel – For your awesome ideas, thoughts, insights and for pushing the OTHER War Room members to show up at the November Party. You ROCK!
  • Phill Grove – For showing up all the time, even though you have YOUR OWN meetup you do on the same night. WOW! talk about dedication. Thanks for your support and for saying all them nice things you do about me.
  • Shenoah Peck – For being a good friend, showing up at the parties when you can, and for saying all the good things you do about me to your other successful peers.
  • Richard Hall – Thanks for your awesome support at the parties, showing up as often as you can, and of course… THANK FOR BUYING our stuff! you rock!!!
  • Jen Herbert – For supporting Jonathan, as he supports us, for showing up at the parties when you can, and for being you!
  • Jennifer LeBaron – Thanks for starting to come to our parties. We can use all the hot babes in the usual sea of dudes, we can get. Keep coming back!
  • Cristi Gehlken – Thanks for showing up often, we can use more babes… and for bringing your posse. Look forward to seeing you at more parties in 2011.
  • Paul Haarman – for showing up when you can and spreading the word about our party!
  • Gary Spirer – for showing up when you can, for RSVP’ing (in spite of not wanting to), for bringing Kaisa, and for BUYING OUR STUFF… thanks.
  • Gurri Kahlon – For showing up when you can, bringing Neetu (thus adding more beauty to what is often a crowd of dudes), for always asking how you can help, support and the great energy of generosity you bring with you. Hope to see you as a regular IMPartier in 2011!
  • Rob Hendrickson – For showing up when you can, I know it’s a trek from DFW but we look forward to seeing more of you in 2011.
  • Justin Christianson – For always being here. One of our ‘always there’ supporters. From the start and beyond.
  • Jeffrey Fry – thanks for being the character you are and for showing up at our parties like clockwork and bringing your great energy!
  • Craig Perrine – for showing up very frequently, making folks laugh, and for telling others about how hard we rock it at The Party!
  • John Alanis – for showing up, giving tons of great value to the others who show up and surround you to see what kind of marketing wisdom you will impart on them.
  • Austin Davis – for being a GREAT friend. Supporting the party. Driving down from Houston, nudging Keith, and the rest of the Houston posse.
  • Joshua Shaffran – for believing in me (DG), for spending countless hours on the phone with me, for showing up for events when I recommend them (even if Donald Trump doesn’t end up showing after all)
  • Eric Owens – for being a solid friend. For the countless hours on the phone, for the heads up on good deals coming round the corner.
  • Mike Kemski – For being the crazy mofo you are, for ‘almost coming to a party’ and for being a friend.
  • Anna Cummins – For showing up like a bat outta hell at our parties (thanks Ricci) and for all the support you have already given and continue to give. Great to have you on the scene… and I look forward to you being a regular in 2011 and beyond. And of course, thanks for buying our stuff!
  • Carol Marak – for consistently showing up and for your support behind the scenes and for buying our stuff. :)
  • Mark Eiland – thanks for being a regular at the parties and for your continued support! and most importantly… thanks for buying our stuff! :)
  • Eileen Preuss – we haven’t seen you in awhile but I know you support us behind the scenes and you gave us a really great testimonial for our YouTube channel. Hope to see more of you in 2011!
  • Tristan Truscott – dude!!! thanks for coming when you can, for dragging Perrine with you when you can and for BUYING OUR STUFF! sweeeeet! thanks.
  • Rachel Karl – for showing up and partying with us… and for representing Keith Wellman, too. You rock… hope to see you at some parties in 2011!
  • Beth Carpenter  - thanks for spreading the word about us, for showing up when you can and of course, for buying our stuff… YAY!!!! :)
  • RS Mallory – for being a regular at our parties and for supporting our efforts online! :)
  • Davina DDDFW – for showing up and supporting, for bringing her Santa hat and for all the good stuff she does behind the scenes. Looking forward to seeing you as a regular in 2011. (sorry, i don’t have your last name handy). leave me a comment below with your last name and i’ll fix it :) )
  • Bernard Clegg – for your support and buying our stuff
  • Scott Antcliff – for showing up and being a regular at the party, when you are in town.
  • Matt P – for showing up and telling the world about us.
  • Rich B – for showing up and your friendship.
  • Louis Burns – thanks for always showing up when you can, for RSVP’ing and most importantly, for buying our stuff, man!!!
  • Prakash Kumar – for consistently coming and bringing folks with you, and for leaving great comments and your ideas on how to make more money!
  • Joanna Kinsman – for flying all the way from San Diego to party with us! and for all you do to spread the word about us.
  • Karen Gordon – for showing up… for being a babe in what is often a sea of dudes. I look forward to you being a regular in 2011.
  • Devon White – for RSVP’ing all the way from chilly New York! Hope you can make it to the party one of these days… soon!
  • Todd Spearhead – for coming to the parties when you can. And for supporting our other events, and for being a good friend. Come back more often.
  • Yemiah Favor – for supporting David, watching the brood while he comes to our events, and of course for sending him with that awesome Coconut Keifer, oh! and for being awesome.

THANKS for a rocking 2010… NOW help me crank THIS year… to ELEVEN! Also, please leave a comment below to mention your thoughts about the Internet Marketing Party.

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