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May 29-31, 2013
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611
BMA has negotiated a special room rate at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers of $229/night, 5/26-5/31. If you wish to extend your stay over the weekend (5/31-6/2), the rate will be $359/night. Click here to reserve your room.
Day 2: Thursday, May 30
Thursday morning sponsor:
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Rise early for a walk or run along the Lake Michigan lake front, just a few blocks from the the Sheraton Hotel. Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:30 a.m. sharp. You'll have a chance to network on the walk to the lake and then burn off some calories!
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast sponsored by:
8:00 a.m. - 8:05 a.m.
8:05 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
"Ending the War Between Sales and Marketing: New Battlefields or a Lasting Truce?"
The battle between marketing and sales qualifies as one of the longest wars in history. But sweeping changes are altering the rules of engagement. Marketing faces hurdles in the big data revolution, the rise of precision marketing, enabling sale forces and spotting opportunities. Sales has struggled in dealing with ever-more-powerful customers, longer selling cycles and the need to be more consultative and solution-oriented. Nobody is better positioned to talk about the implications of these changes than Phil Kotler and Neil Rackham.
Ike Moorman, ZS Associates
Neil Rackham, the Professor of Professional Selling
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
"Does Your Organization Need a Chief Content Officer?"
Traditional forms of b2b marketing are no longer enough...in fact, not even close. Today's savviest b2b marketers are becoming publishers, producers and storytellers to attract and retain customers. While the move to content marketing has more and more converts, it also has left many b2b marketers in the dust. Learn about the new role of the "chief storyteller”—and why you may, or may not, need one in your organization—from the guru of content marketing and three experienced content marketing practitioners.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
"Persuasive Technology: The Best B2B Marketer May Be a Device"
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Firestarter Session #2
"KISS My BtoB Brand"
BtoB marketing is complex enough without overcomplicating your brand promise and how it connects your employees to customers. Learn the philosophy and physics to keep it simple and enable your brand management systems to reignite the fire inside your brand.
Randall Rozin, Global Director, Brand Management and Marketing Communications, Dow Corning Corporation
"The Most Important Lesson I Ever Learned in Communications"
Business marketers face many challenges as they attempt to communicate with the constituents involved in any b2b transaction. Despite all of the changes going on, there are some basic truths that, when learned and applied, can make things work better
"So a customer isn’t likely to recommend your company? Does it really matter in the b2b world?"
Customers may assign low ratings on the “ultimate question” (likelihood of recommending) yet continue doing business with you. If your focus is on customer retention, the “ultimate question” may not provide the answer you are looking for. Find out why.
Session Title TBA
She's covered the b2b marketing world since 2001, and few people have a better grasp of how our profession has evolved and is evolving. Learn about and get insight into Kate’s picks of the top 10 b2b trends for 2013 and 2014.
12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Break and Head to Lunch
12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Luncheon and Keynote Address
"To Sell is Human"
The author of five provocative books about the changing world of work, Dan Pink will bring us a fresh look at the art and science of selling from his latest book, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others. Pink will reveal the new ABCs of moving others (it’s no longer “Always Be Closing”), explain why extraverts don’t make the best salespeople and show how giving people an “off-ramp” for their actions can matter more than actually changing their minds.
Thursday afternoon sponsor:
2:00 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.
2:25 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
"Predictive Analytics in the Industrial World: Marketing a Future Where Nothing Breaks Down"
Services have always been used to differentiate and sell products—from office equipment to heavy machinery to office buildings. With the rise of big data and faster computers, more b2b marketers are enhancing basic break/repair services with 2.0-type, sensor-based and Internet-enabled services that generate more operational insight and even help diagnose and alert operators to impending problems. Learn how three companies are using predictive analytics to increase customer productivity while powerfully differentiating their products and winning more customer orders.
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Firestarter Session #3
"If We Know What We Know, Why Do We Do What We Do?"
In marketing, we have moved from having too little customer data to too much. But many organizations still act as they always have. Why? How can we evolve — fast — while building our competitive advantage? What can happen if we don't?
Jim Carey, Northwestern Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) Adj. Professor, Marketing Metrics/Database Marketing Consultant
"Blazing New Trails in Exhibit and Event Engagement: Revelations from a New CMO Council Study"
Watch out events…business measurement is coming. For so long, as marketers ramped up dashboards for digital, social, mobile…just about everything…we have been content to measure events by attendees, sales hearsay and cards dropped in a fishbowl. Those days are over.
Session Title TBA
Tim Riesterer, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Corporate Visions
Speaker #4 / Session Title TBA
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
"The Future of Marketing and Technology: Are You Leading or Will You Have to Follow?"
New mandates are emerging for marketers—driven largely by the expectations of an empowered customer, fueled by data and made possible with technology. Big changes are taking hold, creating a need for a different mindset and a new array of skills. Hear from marketing leaders who are seizing on the opportunities to leverage technology to lead business transformation. Explore the key elements to lead a successful transformation: knowing the customer; evolving the model to integrate with technology and building the capabilities.
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m - 9:30 p.m.
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