Holiday Mixer @ Xanh
Join your new and old friends at the Northern California Business Marketing Association for an evening of fun and networking at Xanh, an ultra modern Asian fusion restaurant in Mountain View.
Bring business cards and mingle with your B2B and digital marketing community in Silicon Valley.
* Make new acquantances
* Rekindle old connections and exchange tips
* Find out what your peers have been doing in 2014
Be among the first 20 people to register and get a free drink ticket! Hors d’oeuvres are included in the registration and a cash bar is available.
We look forward to seeing you there. Let the party begin!
Social Buying: The Importance of Trusted Networks in the B2B Purchase Process
Social media is fast becoming essential to marketing and selling toolkits. But isn’t it a big fear that B2B buyers won’t show up at the party? How are senior executives using social media to support their purchasing process – or are they? What changes do marketers and sales professionals need to make to connect with today’s highest-value decision makers? Join Kathleen Schaub, Vice President, IDC CMO Advisory Service as she shares surprising research and insights on this important topic.
What CEOs Expect from their Marketing Leadership
Hear what four CEOs want Marketing to deliver today:
Come learn fresh insights to maximize your marketing career and hear what executives are counting on from you to ensure business growth.
As marketing professionals, we often find ourselves sharing our experiences and expertise with our peers. But what really matters to our businesses or our CEOs?
Come hear four mid-size company CEOs from regional high-growth technology companies share their expectations and what they expect from their marketing executives. What’s most important? When are they thrilled and when are they disappointed? In their eyes, what’s the difference between a marketing wizard and a CMO? You’ll want to find out.
Moderated by Pete Hayes, Principal, Chief Outsiders, LLC
We saw all the die-hard B2B marketers at the August monthly meeting – still working hard while everyone else is on vacation. You missed a good one but here are some highlights from Rick’s presentation which was thought provoking indeed:
Gamification has been with us for some time but was traditionally used in sales. Today, gamification can be applied across the board in both B2B and B2C and is limited only by your imagination. He introduced us to the term Lagniappe (pronounced Lan yap): Something unexpected that sets you apart – a key element in any gamification strategy. He also pointed out that one of the most receptive audiences to Gamification is Millennials because they grew up with technology.
Dirty Secrets of Ad Technology with Dick Reed, CEO Just Media
Dick Reed, CEO of Just Media, 2014 winner of the sfBIG Boutique Agency of the Year Award, returns to the BMA to give an update to his previous session on the “dirty secrets of ad technology.”
In this new session, Dick lifts the lid on the ways the agency is continuing to handle the exploding ad technology environment. In addition, he addresses how the integration of ad technologies across data, paid social and content marketing is becoming an even more important part of delivering marketing success. This session is of interest to marketers at all levels; from senior executives who need to keep up-to-date on the marketing mix evolution, through to marketing practitioners who want to get practical ideas they can put to test for themselves.
The Power of Gamification to Create Engaged and Inspired Customers
Gamification is emerging as a powerful new tool that can be used to create excitement and enthusiasm for both employees and customers and drive an increase in engagement and loyalty. In today’s increasingly competitive business environment, it’s critical for organizations to provide exceptional customer experiences that result in increased brand loyalty and sales. Rick will share his experiences at leading brands like HP, Carrier and Kitchen Aid to tie together this new tool with proven brand strategies. He will show how brands can engage and inspire their customer by leveraging the power of their employees to create those exceptional customer experiences. There is mounting empirical evidence that directly correlates an engaged and inspired workforce to greater sales growth, profitability, shareholder value, and customer satisfaction and loyalty. Gamification is a key tool leading companies are using to achieve this goal.
At this event, you will walk away with:
- A better understanding of what Gamification is and what it isn’t
- Knowledge of the mechanics of an effective program and an understanding of why it works
- Examples of programs directed at both employees and customers
- Key factors to consider in building a gamification program.
We’ll also have some fun actually experiencing the impact of Gamification in an engaging activity. Join us as we explore the power of this emerging trend that creates engagement and inspiration with both your employees and your customers, and drives increased loyalty and growth.