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Where Are They Now: David Wells, Ignite Charlotte 1

David Wells (@davidwells)
Photo Credit: Michelle R. Kovach

Raise your hand if you think talking about social media marketing never gets old! Well, David Wells certainly doesn’t think so. “I love talking about social media marketing!” he exclaims. Wells spoke at Ignite Charlotte 1 on the topic: Social Media for Social Good where he talked about social media’s impact on the face of philanthropy.

In other words, your Facebook addiction feels better when you’re doing it for a good cause.

Since Ignite Charlotte 1, Wells has been busy. First moving to Boston, then landing a job at HubSpot as a marketing consultant for 2 years. But that’s not all. Last April, he re-branded his company ‘Socialize Your Cause’ to Inbound Now. “I now run my own WordPress development and inbound marketing shop,” he said.

Good for you, David! Good. For. You.

When asked how his Ignite Charlotte experience changed his life forever, he said “[It] helped me get a ton of exposure in the Charlotte community and helped get the word out there about Socialize Your Cause.”

Well, that’s what we’re here for!

“Every speaking opportunity is a chance to meet new people and to improve your speaking abilities,” he says. “Ignite’s funky speaking format is truly a challenge and I recommend everyone give it a try.”

We couldn’t agree more!

Submit your ‘funky’ talk idea here.

Follow David on Twitter @DavidWells or check out his webpage at:

Written by: Biray (@befitt), Ignite Charlotte 5 Volunteer

What Happened at Ignite Charlotte 1?

It was a cool summer night on August 4, 2010.

That night, Ignite Charlotte became a reality.

A group of hopeful volunteers set out to make a difference in the Charlotte community: their goal was to create a venue where quick talks, creative ideas, and passionate members of the community shared a stage.

The place? Neighborhood Theatre. The drinks? Plenty of them. The speakers? Nervous, excited, and maybe frightened.

Bridget B. Sullivan and Sam Fagan teamed up and thought that Ignite Charlotte could happen. They thought their team of volunteers could introduce something brand new into a city that is steadily climbing into the national limelight.

Well, August 4th came and it was time to see if they were right.

The 16 speakers were thrilled to see 250 people pack in the Neighborhood Theatre for the inaugural Ignite Charlotte (to be honest, the volunteers were probably a little more ecstatic than anyone else).

And the speakers rocked it! Patrick McLean, the very first speaker of Ignite Charlotte, explained where ideas came from. Bermon Painter talked about being a jack of all trades, and a master of many. And to cap it all off, David Wells spoke about using social media for the social good.

And the legacy continues…