DMA's 2008 Financial Services Conference Expands, Reflecting Industry Growth; Set for Mar. 16-18 in Fort Lauderdale
January 8, 2008 — Marketers in the insurance and financial services disciplines know that numbers don’t lie. So it’s no surprise that these savvy professionals, prompted by direct marketing’s powerful ROI, have more than tripled their investments in the marketing discipline over the last six years. Keeping pace with the surging demand for direct marketing education geared toward financial services and insurance professions, the Direct Marketing Association’s (DMA) 2008 Financial Services Conference will include two full days of workshops, keynotes, general sessions, networking sessions, and special events.
The 32nd Annual DMA Financial Services Conference will take place March 16–18, 2008, at Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, FL. The conference will provide leading direct marketing strategies for professionals in the insurance, banking, and other financial services industries, many of whom have already made clear their affinity for all things direct marketing.
“Our conference’s theme, ‘Championing Customers: The Future of Financial Services Marketing,’ speaks volumes about the role of direct marketing and CRM for financial services professionals. Put simply, it’s essential,” said Nadine Cunningham, DMA senior conference manager.
Take advantage of the rare opportunity to learn from four of the top innovators in the financial services profession:
· Don Peppers, Founding Partner, Peppers & Rogers Group: Monday, March 17, (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), “Dancing Shoes for HoneyBees: Empower Your Customers to Be Champions for Your Brand.”
· Anne Herbster, Brand Service Director, AARP: Tuesday, March 18 (8:30 to 9:15 a.m.), “Helping Boomers Meet Their Financial Services Needs.”
· Catherine Muriel, Chief Marketing Officer, Prosper Marketplace: Tuesday, March 18 (9:15 to 10:00 a.m.), “Lending 2.0: Power to the People.”
· Jon Roska, Chief Executive Officer, Roska Direct Advertising: Tuesday, March 18 (12:15 to 1:45 p.m.), “The Marriage of Brand & Direct.”
Monday, March 17 will bring the luck of the Irish to those fortunate enough to attend either of the two special intensive sessions. Both sessions take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., both require separate registration, and will be limited to 50 participants each.
· NEW! “Small and Medium Business Marketing Intensive”: Low volumes and limited resources? That’s the ideal business type for this new, three-hour intensive workshop that introduces best practices interactive marketing opportunities.
· “Executive Symposium: Software as a Service: Navigating a Sea of SaaS Alternatives”: There has been a surge of powerful new direct marketing capabilities for financial services companies, thanks to a new type of services company known as Software as a Service (SaaS). This executive symposium will present a panel of experts who will help attendees pick the winners from the losers and employ SaaS to maximize business results.
· The conference sets sail on Sunday afternoon, March 16, with a catamaran boat cruise along the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
· On Monday evening, March 17, conferees won’t want to miss the poolside networking reception.
· On Tuesday, March 18, conferees will want to begin the day at the Thought Leaders Breakfast, and later attend the Financial Services Council Awards Luncheon, where a deserving honoree will be recognized as the 2008 FSC Marketer of the Year.
Registration and Sponsorship Information
To register, or for access to additional information about the 32nd Annual Financial Services Conference, please visit http://www.the-dma.org/conferences/dmafscannual.
Those interested in conference sponsorship opportunities can contact Donna LoPorto at 212.768.7277, ext. 1468 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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