Why You Should Attend!

As the digital age has fundamentally changed how the customer functions on a day to day basis, it has also revolutionized the field of marketing. The same fundamental questions continue to dominate marketing: Who is my customer? How can I understand them better? How can we build their trust and loyalty and grow our business? But in today’s technologically advanced world, the answers to these questions are rapidly evolving every day. Given the explosion of data and the plethora of new technologies available to harness it, marketing leaders must determine what tools they can use to efficiently and effectively understand their customers better. Simultaneously, marketers are being pressed to demonstrate the value of their products/services across multiple channels in order to convince today’s economically constrained customer, while also building a relationship between the customer and the brand that is personal and valuable.

Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading marketing executives from a variety of industry verticals to discuss best-practices and innovative marketing strategies in a discussion-based format at our 2013 Leadership in Digital Marketing Forum. The forum will focus on several areas, including (but not limited to): the digital marketplace, the explosion of big data, the importance of analytical capabilities, social media, exceptional branding, etc.

This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Lauren Meyer at lmeyer@argyleforum.com.

JR Badian Vice President, Senior Business Leader, Digital Marketing & Social Media
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Joel Book Principal, Marketing Research & Education
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Jeffrey Boorjian Vice President, Marketing
Caesars Entertainment
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Kate Bullis Managing Partner
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Rudy Chang Vice President Global Online
Pitney Bowes
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Sergio Corbo Chief Marketing Officer
GE Energy
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Adam Epstein President & COO
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Tom Foran GM, North America
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Ruth Gaviria EVP Corporate Marketing
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Lital Gilad-Shaoulian Head of Strategic Accounts
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Joe Gillespie CEO & President
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Russ Glass CEO & Co-Founder
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John Healy Chief Operating Officer
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Rob Hilliard Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
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Ed Jankowski Former Vice President & General Manager, Luxury Retail
Luxottica Group
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Elliot Lum Vice President, Strategic Marketing
Columbia Records
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Alberto Milani CEO
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Jon Miller Founder & Vice President, Marketing Content and Strategy
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Nathan Misner SVP, Brand Strategy & Marketing
Waggener Edstrom
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Philip Parrotta SVP, Head of Brand, Advertising & Integrated Marketing
Oppenheimer Funds
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Marshall Porter Senior Vice President & GM, International & Business Development
Gilt Groupe
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Ashley Sasnett Vice President, Social Media Marketing Strategist
SunTrust Banks
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Matt Saxe Regional Vice President
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Dennis Shirokov Director, Interactive Marketing & Access Technology
FedEx Services
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Bill Tancer General Manager, Global Research
Experian Marketing Services
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Steven Tedjamulia Former Director, Digital Strategy and Innovation
Dell Inc.
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Angela Tribelli Chief Marketing Officer
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Bryan VanDyke Former Vice President & Head, Digital Strategy and Marketing
Prudential Financial
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  • 7:45am – 8:45am Breakfast
  • 8:45am – 8:50am Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
  • 8:50am – 9:40am Panel Discussion
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    “Driving Results through Customer-Centricity”Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Using newer marketing technologies to better understand your customer and to tailor your marketing strategy accordingly
    • Using data to better understand your customers and to deliver an exceptional customer experience
    • Tailor and personalize across multiple channels
    • Leveraging analytics to predict customer wants
    • Translating improved customer experience into long lasting, intimate relationships and brand loyalty
    • Translating customer centricity into a profit
    • Balancing the creative nature of marketing with the plethora of new technologies available
    Moderator:Bryan VanDykeFormer Vice President & Head, Digital Strategy and MarketingPrudential FinancialPanelists:Jeffrey BoorjianVice President, MarketingCaesars EntertainmentJohn HealyChief Operating OfficerMonetateRob HilliardVice President, Chief Technology OfficerReader's Digest Association, Inc.Jon MillerFounder & Vice President, Marketing Content and StrategyMarketoMarshall PorterVice President, InternationalGilt Groupe*Please note, this session is off the record

  • 9:45am – 10:05am Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by ExactTarget
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    “Marketing to the Power of ONE: How Smart Brands use Integrated Digital Marketing Strategies to Energize Consumers and Fuel Sales!”Today’s consumers are highly connected and highly influential. They are also more demanding and less patient with brands that fail to serve them by providing information and offers that are personalized and relevant to their interests or triggered by the customer’s actions.  Join Joel Book of ExactTarget as he spotlights the major trends and tactics that are transforming marketing and presents case studies from brands that are innovative and successful digital marketers.Joel BookPrincipal, Marketing Research & EducationExactTarget

  • 10:05am – 10:25am Coffee Break
  • 10:25am – 10:30am Introducing JR Badian:
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    Lital Gilad-ShaoulianHead of Strategic AccountsLivePerson

  • 10:30am – 11:05am “The 10 C’s of Digital and Social Marketing”
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    JR BadianVice President, Senior Business Leader, Digital Marketing & Social MediaMasterCard

  • 11:10am – 11:30am Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Outbrain
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    "The Content Revolution: Brands as Influencers"Thesis: Content not only affords brands the opportunity to engage with users – it’s driving their influence with consumers as well. We’ll see how content has reversed the early marginalization of brands in digital and has instead empowered them to be an integral part of daily online existence.Tom ForanGM, North AmericaOutbrain

  • 11:30am – 11:50am  Coffee Break
  • 11:50am – 12:40pm Panel Discussion
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    “Building & Maintaining an Exceptional Brand in the Digital Age”Session topics include, but are not limited to:Best practices in differentiating your brand and creating a unique image

    • Using segmentation/targeting in order to deliver the most tailored customer experience
    • Building an internal culture that passionately communicates your brand throughout every touch point of the consumer decision journey
    • Utilizing the available channels in today’s technologically advanced world to deliver the most tailored, personalized content
    • Video, mobile, social, etc.
    • How to keep your brand relevant to your customers/consumer
    • Ensuring that your customers’ experience reflects the values of the brand
    • Earning your customers’ trust and inspiring brand ambassadors
    Moderator:Steven TedjamuliaFormer Director, Digital Strategy and InnovationDell Inc.Panelists:Nathan MisnerSVP Brand Strategy and Marketing Waggener Edstrom Philip ParrottaSVP, Head of Brand, Advertising & Integrated MarketingOppenheimer FundsAshley SasnettHead of Social MarketingSunTrust BanksMatt SaxeRegional Vice PresidentBazaarvoiceDennis ShirokovDirector, Interactive Marketing & Access TechnologyFedEx Services*Please note, this session is off the record

  • 12:45pm – 1:05pm Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Experian
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    "Life is the Channel"Did you know that over 36% of organizations surveyed indicate that they engage consumers on five or more marketing channels? Where does your organization fit on the marketing sophistication curve?  Do you understand the heterogeneous nature of channel usage by demographic or geo-demographic type? Join our session as Bill Tancer dives into a myriad of insights and trends that are important to digital marketers. We’ll cover everything from the consumer landscape to key channels including email, social, mobile, search and more!Bill TancerGeneral Manager, Global ResearchExperian Marketing Services

  • 1:05pm – 2:05pm Lunch
  • 2:05pm – 2:55pm Panel Discussion
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    “The New ‘Digital’ CMO” Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • How is digital affecting the role of the CMO? How does the CMO fit into the management team?
    • How has digital transformed the way in which CMO’s structure their teams?
    • What new positions have become necessary? How are these new roles being defined?
    • How is digital affecting the CMO’s agenda?
    • Strategy, resources, finance, decision making, technology choices
    • Managing the wide umbrella that we call “digital”
    • Fostering the quantitative skills necessary in your team along with the business savvy ability to manage a healthy marketing budget  
    Moderator:Sergio CorboChief Marketing OfficerGE EnergyPanelists:Kate BullisManaging PartnerSEBARuth GaviriaEVP Corporate MarketingUnivisionRuss GlassCEO & Co-FounderBizoAngela TribelliChief Marketing OfficerHarperCollins

  • 3:00pm – 3:50pm Panel Discussion
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    “Optimizing the Consumer Decision Journey”Session topics include, but are not limited to:Catering to newly empowered consumers and their endless options on how and when to purchase

    • Tapping into all of the channels that consumers utilize throughout the decision process
    • Communicating your brand in a way that compels them to purchase your products/services
    • Localizing your customer experience
    • Exploring channels that allow you to communicate tailored content
    • Understanding the power of mobile and how the best brands are evolving their mobile strategies in 2014
    • Analyzing your points of influence with your target consumers before, during, and after their purchase
    • Delivering the most personalized, intimate experience within all of these points of influence
    • How to create awareness of a consumer need in real time
    Moderator:Rudy ChangVice President Global OnlinePitney BowesPanelists:Adam EpsteinPresident & COOadMarketplaceJoe GillespieCEO & PresidentZooveEd JankowskiVice President & GM, LuxuryLuxottica GroupElliot LumVice President Strategic MarketingColumbia Records

  • 3:50pm – 4:05pm Coffee Break
  • 4:05pm – 4:40pm "Turning Brand Knowledge into Brand Love within a Niche Market"
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    Alberto MilaniCEOBuccellati

  • 4:40pm – 4:45pm Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
  • 4:45pm – 5:45pm Closing Reception
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    *Please note, agenda is subject to change 

What will be discussed? Explore marketing hot topics and challenge areas such as:

Omnichannel strategy

Evaluate where you are on the omnichannel maturity curve, reflect on how your team is driving accountability around the omnichannel customer experience, and find out what you could be doing better. Our speakers will discuss:

  • Methodologies for measuring ROI
  • Targeting with customer data
  • Managing cross functional collaboration
  • Comparing single and multichannel interactions

Mobile Marketing

Confront the shift to the mobile consumer head on, by learning how the Fortune 500 has adapted their marketing efforts for mobile devices. Discuss mobile's evolution and make predictions for the future. Get briefed on:

  • Optimizing content for mobile
  • Managing the mobile channel as a marketer
  • Building a unified view of users across channels
  • Measuring the ROI of mobile

Buyer 2.0: the B2B customer

Who is the B2B customer of today, as opposed to 5-10 years ago? Learn how successful organizations have implemented new channels and capabilities to reach this specific type of consumer. Gain insight into:

  • Catering outreach to the customer
  • Empowering your sales team
  • Establishing brand credibility
  • Becoming a thought leader

Customer engagement

Explore how we understand our customers in today's hyper-connected world, and develop a brand dialogue to effectively communicate with them. Hear discussions on:

  • Understanding audience fragmentation
  • Connecting emotionally with customers
  • Communicating across multiple touch points
  • Integrating new media with traditional strategy

The digital CMO

The digital sphere has changed the role of the CMO, in scope and practice. Talk about how this affects all areas of the executive agenda, from budgeting to hiring. Learn how top CMOs are:

  • Being catalysts for change
  • Adopting new measurement tools
  • Defining new roles to add value
  • Leading by example

Content marketing

Exceed your customer's expectations for a tailored experience with effective content marketing. Find out how other marketing leaders are:

  • Driving engagement through personalization
  • Measuring content efforts
  • Exploring new communication channels
  • Understanding customer preferences

Still have questions? We have answers.

I want to attend, but what if I'm unsure of my schedule and need to cancel my participation?

Just let us know. We understand that schedules change! However, we always have a waiting list for this event, and if you don't cancel, we will assume you are still attending and your spot will go unused. If you must, cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event to make room for others!

What if I can't be OOO for a whole day, or need to come late?

We have wifi and private rooms available for attendees to take calls and spend some quiet time on emails, as well as access to printing. Have a morning meeting you can't miss? No problem. This event was designed for busy executives - we get it.

I'd like to bring some colleagues. Do I need to register them online?

Events are more fun with friends, and we'd be happy to host your team. You can have them register online, or send us their names, titles and email addresses and we will take care of it for you!

I don't see the event venue listed. Where will the meeting be held?

To maintain exclusivity, we don't release the venue address until the registration process has been completed. All logistical details will be shared once you have requested a pass and been approved.

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    The CMO of Perry Ellis on how the CMO forums create a space to share perspectives and solutions with peers in an informal setting.

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    A VP of Marketing at Compass Group USA on attending Argyle CMO events and making connections.

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    The CMO of Constellation Brands on the Argyle CMO series.

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Continuing Education Credits:

Please note that Continuing Education credits are not offered for this meeting.