Getting Ready for SMB Digital Marketing, Austin Sept. 11-13

The Leading in Local: SMB Digital Marketing event in Austin Sept. 11-13 is now mostly completed — and it is looking really, really good.

Many of the industry’s top executives have committed to participating, including leaders from top new media players, such as Google, Facebook, Yelp, Microsoft , AOL, Twitter and Home Advisor; traditional media companies, such as YP, YPG and Gannett; Top sales and payment companies, such as ReachLocal, First Data and LevelUp; and great visionaries from the SMB community itself, including a Ben & Jerry’s franchisee, and 24 Hour Fitness.

Just added to the agenda are some brand new speakers and conference features:

1. Warren Kay’s Profit Strategies for SMB Marketing. BIA/Kelsey’s newly appointed Executive in Residence Warren Kay (Trada, Yahoo, iPromote, Vistaprint) is set to explore profit drivers in SMB Digital Marketing. He’s got a lot of highly practical ideas up his sleeve.

2. Jim Contardi, SVP, SMB, First Data. First Data processes 55 percent of U.S. transactions, and has deeply inserted itself into the payment processing, sales and loyalty/ rewards space. Contardi’s Day 2 presentation will perfectly complement LevelUp CEO Seth Preibatsch’s Day 1 keynote.

3. Jeanne Parent, SVP, Sales, Digital First. A top sales executive from Gannett and now Digital First (formerly Media News Group), Parent will kick off our sales force transformation superforum, which also includes Dick Larkin from Home Pages and Gary Cowan from DataSphere.

4. Austin Startup Community Tour at Capital Factory. We’re going four blocks offsite to Capital Factory, following President Obama’s recent visit to Austin’s startup incubator, which has a majestic 16th floor view of the Austin skyline). Our friends at OwnLocal are buying a Texas breakfast for attendees, and we’ll hear from The Factory’s top SMB-oriented companies.

You can register here.

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