Big Data Month


The Challenge 

DataZone is a leading consulting and integrator for data services representing a variety of data solutions (Elastic, AWS, Couchbase, Google, Microsoft to name a few). However, not many people knew of our existence. As the Marketing Manager of the company, I wanted to elevate the brand's profile while generating new opportunities for our sales team.

The Campaign 

I reached out to our partners; AWS, Google Cloud, Microsft Azure, Elastic, Couchbase and a couple of others and invited them to participate in a month that was entirely dedicated to Data Solutions. Its goals were:

  1. Lead generation 

  2. Raise awareness to the company and its many data services 

  3. Demonstrate expertise and knowledge through workshops, lectures, 1:1 meetings and more

Big Data Month featured 10 separate events that included breakfast events, meetups & workshops on a variety of data-related topics (NoSQL, Big Data, Machine Learning and more). Different events were tailored to different target audiences (by seniority, job title & company size). 


To support the success of the events I...

  • Built and sold sponsorship packages

  • Enlisted 7 sponsors

  • Invited big data specialist from a variety of hi-tech startups

  • Built the agendas with the relevant SMEs

  • Worked closely with the graphic designer to make my vision come to life

  • Handled registration before and during the events

  • Managed banner advertising

  • Worked with a PR company to create and publish articles & interviews to promote the event

  • Briefed & managed follow-up telemarketer for appointment settings

  • Selected, branded and procured different giveaways for each of the sponsors


The events were publicised through a multitude of channels: email marketing, media banners, paid social media, content, PR and telemarketing. Overall, the campaign resulted in:


  • 20,000+ views by tech professionals

  • 2,000+ unique registrants

  • 900+ attendees

  • 50+opportunities

  • 4 new customers to DataZone

Campaign cost to DataZone - $0



Arthur Gimple

CEO, DataZone

"Idan brought a remarkable amount of creativity and enthusiasm to this month. The breadth & quality of the attendees was outstanding and kept my salespeople busy for 6 months after. Each event was marketed and executed to perfection and the campaign overall performed better than my wildest dreams"

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Lior Tagor

Country Manager, Couchbase

“I would like to personally thank the Idan Tohami and the rest of the DataZone Team. The event was very successful and very well planned and executed, we are very happy for the collaboration. The venue was amazing and easily accommodated the 130 people that showed up. I can definitely say we would like the have similar events with DataZone in the future.””

Oded Rosenmann

Partner Manager, AWS

“I wanted to thank you personally for leading and organizing these events. We consider these events as a success, not only in terms of leads and quality engaged customers, but also at the level of collaboration between AWS and CloudZone to deliver real added value to the customers.”

Adir Ron

EMEA Open Source Lead, Microsoft

“As the biggest sponsor for the Big Data Month, we’ve seen a tremendous amount of new Azure opportunities and leads. The level and depth of the customer discussions in the various events were remarkable and built an impressive mutual pipe for Microsoft & DataZone. I would like to personally thank everyone from the  DataZone for building such quality events and especially thank Idan Tohami for a wonderfully planned and executed month.  Speaking on behalf of everyone in the Microsoft Azure and Open Source team, we are anxiously looking forward to collaborating on Big Data month in 2017”.


Ifat Yanay

EMEA Partner Manager, Google Cloud

First, I would like to thank you for the 2 great events. The organization of the events was very professional the registration was amazing. We had great participant numbers coming to both events. Both events were very successful in terms of creating the awareness of our partnership we hoped to achieve from this month. Well Done!”

Morten Schlosser

EMEA Director, Alliances, Elastic

“This was definitely the best event so far in Israel and one of the best "unofficial" events anywhere. what an incredibly well-executed event it was. We were all very impressed with all the planning and logistics that went into organizing the event as well as finding an amazing venue and having more than 150 people turn up.”




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