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This year marks the 10-year anniversary of MarketingProfs. The site was founded a decade ago by CEO Allen Weiss, a marketing academic, as a place where his fellow "prof"-essors and marketing "prof"-essionals could learn from each other. (Of course, we've expanded the mission since then. But the name stuck.)

You can see an early version of the site Allen founded, here, courtesy of the WayBack machine. (Looking through old versions of the site is a little like paging through family photos from the '80s, with digital equivalents—a lack of graphics and clunky design—standing in for the giant glasses, bad clothes, and "what's-with-that" hair. )

When I joined MarketingProfs, eight years ago, we had no seminars, no research, no case study collections. We had no store, no videos, no blog, no community, no conferences, and so on….

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Ann Handley is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author who speaks worldwide about how businesses can escape marketing mediocrity to ignite tangible results. She is the Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs, a LinkedIn Influencer, a keynote speaker, dog person, and writer.