Eloqua Cares: How Eloqua Experience 2012 Attendees Can Provide a Lending Hand

by Jenna Sindle

On November 6-8th, corporate marketers from organizations all over the world will attend the highly anticipated Eloqua Experience 2012 conference in Orlando, Florida. The event is considered to be one of a kind as companies will be able to learn and share best practices in the field of marketing automation.

While corporate marketers and Eloqua employees will have the chance to attend several sessions and discussions at the event, they will also have an opportunity to volunteer and give back to the community. “Eloqua Cares” is an exciting program that allows volunteers to team up with Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Florida (RMHCCF) to make a difference in the lives of families.

We recently had the pleasure of connecting with Shawn Cook, Senior Director of North American SMB Sales and Service Team Coordinator for “Eloqua Cares”. Shawn was able to provide insight on the exciting volunteer event on November 6th, the impact it will have on the community and how attendees can take part:


Can you provide us a little background on this exciting opportunity?

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is a great organization to volunteer with as they help alleviate the burden for families with sick or injured children. To help these families feel as if they are “home away from home” is truly an incredible experience, which is why we’re excited to help out during Eloqua Experience 2012 in Orlando.

Volunteers will prepare, cook and serve lunch on this special day for families in need. We will also take donations for just about anything, including toiletries. And for Eloqua employees, we will have a special gift card drive to raise $5,000 with $2,500 to be matched by Eloqua headquarters on the $2,500 we raise.


Can anyone attending Eloqua Experience 2012 volunteer?

Absolutely. In fact, we encourage corporate marketers to provide a helping hand as there will be shuttle’s from the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel to provide transportation to both campuses—the Arnold Palmer Medical Center and the Florida Hospital for Children.

We realize there will be exciting discussions and breakout sessions on the first day of the event. However, if there is a particular session that will not take place until later, then come on out and help. The more volunteers that come out and help, the merrier. If there are too many cooks in the kitchen, then volunteers can interact with families to make them feel more comfortable.

Volunteers will even have the chance to take a tour of the great facilities and will receive a nice surprise at the end.

Participating in the RMHCCF volunteer event will be a pleasant experience and will have a great impact on the Orlando community. At Eloqua, we always strive to take care of our customers, as their success equates to our success. The same holds true within the communities where we volunteer and have an impact. We want to let these communities know that Eloqua Cares.



For those interested in helping families in need at Eloqua Experience 2012, or for more information about the RMH of Orlando’s Share-A-Meal program, visit the registration page.