MarkeTECH Conference 2013: Connecting Marketing and Technology
Where: UNO Thompson Alumni Center, 6705 Dodge St., Omaha, NE
Be sure and put June 12th on your calendar to attend this year's conference "Connecting Marketing and Technology" in Omaha. This is your opportunity to hear business visionary leaders speak. MarkeTECH is where you connect with other entrepreneurs, business leaders and resource organizations. Cost for GROW Nebraska or Omaha Chamber members is $50 and registration for non-members is $99. All registrations include lunch.
2013 marks 15 years that GROW has been assisting Nebraska entrepreneurs and we invite you to attend MarkeTECH: Connecting Marketing and Technology and celebrate with us.
Cut Off Date for Registration is June 7, 2013
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9:00am-10:00am: Motivational Speaker: Mark Carson of Fat Brain Toys
If you want to learn about eCommerce and a success story, Fat Brain Toys is it. For over 10 years, they've carefully chosen the best toys from around the world in addition to aquiring the single largest selection of American-made toys found anywhere. But their unparalleled selection of quality toys is but one of many reasons that makes Fat Brain Toys unique: They provide toll-free support by their award-winning toy EXPERTS before AND after the sale; they stock nearly every product they sell from their own centrally-located warehouse; and most in-stock orders are shipped within 24 hours (if not faster!). Learn about his trip in the eCommerce world and be inspired!
10:00am-10:30am: Connecting Break
10:30am-11:30am: Your Choice of Breakout Session
- Software as a Competitive Advantage with Rod Smith of Volano Solutions
By visiting this session you will better understand the types of business software available and under what circumstances software can help grow revenue, as well as when it won't. They will discuss success stories and cautionary tales to help you better understand software best practices and how to maximize your ROI.
- Social Media Marketing Made Simple with Mike Bitter of Affordable Social Media, Inc.
Does social media marketing seem too hard or you feel there are too many moving parts for you to get a grasp on a social media campaign? They'll change that by showing you some of the best practices and strategies they've learned from their clients. In this seminar you will learn what social media marketing is and why do it; why other businesses are using social media marketing; how to "do it well" with some simple best practices for social media marketing, and what activity and time of day gives the best ROI in social media marketing. You will learn how social media can help feed your business or organization with more customers, referrals, donations, members, and prospects. Don’t miss this revealing, exciting seminar that will change the way you market your business.
- Increase your Current Marketing ROI by 8-10x with Steve Maly of Maly Marketing
With this session learn how to leverage your current marketing techniques and start pulling 8-10x better results. They'll examine different mediums from web site to search optimization and from direct mail to brochures. You'll walk away with tips and tricks that you can implement on your own right away.
1:00pm-2:00pm: General Session with Paige Cahill of Constant Contact
Come learn from Paige Cahill, the Constant Contact Regional Development Director who teaches over 10,000 small businesses a year marketing best practices. Paige Cahill is an expert in social and e-mail marketing. Paige will “coach and connect” you to marketing best practices, strategies, and tools to help you keep in “Constant Contact” with your customers. In this interactive and engaging seminar you will learn best practices, strategies, and tools that will help you monitor, manage, market, and measure your social media success online. This seminar will show you that social and email marketing are key to growing your business and results!
2:00pm-2:30pm: Connecting Break
2:30pm-3:00pm: Norm Krug with Preferred Popcorn - Growing Your Business through eCommerce and Exporting
3:00pm-3:30pm: Sponsor recognition and award presentation for Member Mentor of the Year, Don Reynolds
3:30pm-4:30pm: Omaha World-Herald Panel
Dave Storey and staff from the Omaha World-Herald will speak about the innovation and evolution of the Omaha World-Herald and Berkshire Hathaway Media. Starting out as just a print publication, the Omaha World-Herald has had to make an adjustment into a digital world. Learn about their challenges and successes with this transition.
4:30pm-5:00pm: Door Prizes & Closing Statements
There will also be a networking reception that evening from 6-8pm at Performance Group in Omaha. There will also be a celebration and ribbon cutting for the new GROW Nebraska eCommerce site with the Omaha Chamber. Please join us and bring a friend!
Also attend a FREE Food Export Seminar on June 13!
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