SIMPosium 2015

Space is limited, register today to reserve your seat June 11, 2015 at the Wyndham Grand - 71 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
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Local - The Next Digital Battleground for Brands

SIMposium 2015

More than 70 percent of consumers who search for local information on a smartphone visit a store within five miles.

Marketers need to ensure their brands are visible where and when their consumers are looking for them. Local search marketing provides an opportunity for enterprise brands — with hundreds to thousands of locations — to be visible, relevant and engaging in the “mobile moments” that matter across listings, map results, and GPS systems.

SIMposium 2015 will bring together the brightest minds in digital to discuss the future of local and location-based marketing. Through keynote sessions, panel and roundtable discussions, attendees will gain insights into the strategies and tactics you can employ to drive brand lift as well as customer acquisition at scale across search, social, and mobile.

Confirmed speakers include:

Julie Ask

Julie Ask

VP & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research


Jon Schepke

Jon Schepke

CEO, SIM Partners


Jack Philbin

Jack Philbin

CEO, Vibes


Dana DiTomaso

Dana DiTomaso

Founder, Kick Point Digital Marketing


Don Kransteuber

Don Kransteuber

VP Digital Marketing, U.S. Bank


Dave Schneider

Dave Schneider

Head of Global Marketing, Red Wing Shoes


Joe Stanhope

Joe Stanhope

SVP of Marketing, Signal


David Deal

David Deal

Analyst, Gigaom Research


Tari Haro

Tari Haro

CMO, SIM Partners


Christine Bon

Christine Bon

Manager of Digital Marketing and Communication, Advocate Health Care


Adam Dorfman

Adam Dorfman

SVP of Product & Technology, SIM Partners


Gib Olander

Gib Olander

VP of Product, SIM Partners


Why Attend

1

Access the industry’s brightest.

SIMposium is a “by invitation only” event. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear from — and interact with — today’s top industry thought leaders, including Julie Ask, VP & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, and author of The Mobile Mind Shift.

2

Connect with marketing leaders.

Through networking events and roundtable discussions, SIMposium attendees will have an opportunity to connect with peers as well as gain insight from their challenges and solutions.

3

Get ahead of the competition.

Be among the first to hear about the trends that are transforming digital marketing as well as tactics you can deploy at a location-level.

Agenda

Registration
Networking Breakfast
Welcome

Jon Schepke, CEO, SIM Partners

The Mobile Mindshift: Engineer Your Business to Win in the Mobile Moments

Julie Ask, VP & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

The Mobile Mindshift: A Panel Discussion

Moderated by Tari Haro, CMO, SIM Partners
Julie Ask, VP & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Gib Olander, VP of Product, SIM Partners
Jack Philbin, CEO, Vibes
David Rush, CEO, EarShot

Refreshment Break
Engaging the Everywhere Customer: A Discussion and Q&A Session

Moderated by Tari Haro, CMO, SIM Partners
David Deal, Analyst, Gigaom Research
Joe Stanhope, SVP of Marketing, Signal

Lunch
Don't Just Show Up, Stand Out

Dana DiTomaso, Founder, Kick Point Digital Marketing

Making Locations Matter: A Client Panel Discussion

Moderated by Jon Schepke, CEO, SIM Partners
Don Kransteuber, VP Digital Marketing, U.S. Bank
Dave Schneider, Head of Global Marketing, Red Wing Shoes
Christine Bon, Manager of Digital Marketing and Communication, Advocate Health Care

Refreshment Break

Transition to breakouts

Roundtable Discussion (30 minutes each)

Driving Conversions in a Mobile World
Neil Mahoney, SVP of Growth & Insights, SIM Partners
Steve Griffiths, SVP of Marketing & Product Strategy, DialogTech

Next-Level Mobile Engagement
Jay Hawkinson, SVP of Emerging Products, SIM Partners
Mark Tack, VP of Marketing, Vibes

Using Data to Drive Cross-Channel Success
Saul Delage, VP of Channel Development, SIM Partners
Joe Stanhope, SVP of Marketing, Signal

Break

Transition back to general session

What's Next...

Adam Dorfman, SVP of Product & Technology, SIM Partners

Networking Reception

Sponsored by SIM Partners

Register to Attend

Space is limited, reserve your seat now

SIMposium is a “by invitation only” event for marketing leaders from multi-location enterprise brands. Through keynote presentations, roundtable and panel discussions, attendees will have an opportunity to share with — and learn from — top marketers from some of the world’s most recognized brands.

Click here to register today >

If you are interested in inviting a colleague, please contact Ashley Sandal at asandal@simpartners.com or 312.702.4053 for more information.

Your registration includes:

  • All general session keynotes
  • All breakout sessions
  • Networking breakfast access
  • Lunch
  • Networking reception access
  • Refreshment breaks

Reserve a Room

Book now for special rates

SIMposium 2015 will be held in the heart of downtown Chicago at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront Hotel.

Special rates for SIMposium guests are valid through May 1, 2015, or until the room block is sold out (whichever comes first).

Click here to reserve your room >

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FAQ

What is the registration cost for SIMposium 2015?

SIMposium 2015 is a “by invitation only” event — the cost to attend is covered by SIM Partners. If you’d like to extend an invite to an industry peer or colleague, please reach out to Ashley Sandal at asandal@simpartners.com or 312.702.4053.

I am unable to attend, but I would like to pass the invitation on to a member of my team. Is that possible and, if so, what is the best way to do this?

Yes. To request an invitation for a colleague or industry peer, please reach out to Ashley Sandal at asandal@simpartners.com or 312.702.4053.

Are there special hotel rates for SIMposium guests?

Yes. SIM Partners has reserved a block of rooms at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront hotel, located conveniently in the heart of downtown Chicago. Please visit Wyndham Grand to reserve your room at the discounted rate. Special rates for SIMposium guests are valid through May 1st, 2015, or until the room block is sold out (whichever comes first).

What is the weather like in Chicago in June?

The weather in Chicago in June is typically sunny and warm; however, we recommend checking a week prior to the event for a more accurate forecast.

Which airport is closest to downtown Chicago?

Both O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport are about 15-20 miles from the Wyndham Grand. Travel times range from 30 minutes to an hour or more and vary depending on the time of day as well as weather conditions.

Will session presentations be made available after the event?

Yes. All session presentations will be made available to attendees after the event.

What is the recommended attire?

Business casual. SIMposium is a day to share thoughts and innovative strategies in the digital marketing industry, as well as network with your peers and colleagues. Wear what you are comfortable in, whether that be a suit or some jeans and a polo — the choice is yours!

Still have a question or two?

Contact SIMposium event manager, Ashley Sandal, for more information: asandal@simpartners.com or 312.702.4053.

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