Carol Spieckerman of newmarketbuilders writes about her time at the 15th Annual NARMS Spring Conference.
I can’t imagine a better time for retailers, suppliers and retail marketing services firms to convene … Retailers’ in-store focus has snapped to attention, suppliers are wrestling with unprecedented disruption, and NARM’s member companies, whether they work in event marketing, assisted selling, training, merchandising, or demos, sit right smack in the middle of the action between both.
I’ve tied together my observations from the conference and the many sidebars that I had with attendees and presenters regarding the state of the industries (retail and marketing services).
Mark Hunter talks to Bart Flaherty and Phil Lauria about RORI.
Mark Hunter speaks to Bart Flaherty at NARMS Spring Conference.
Mark Hunter interviews Harold Lloyd at NARMS Spring Conference.
Mark Hunter interviews Carol Spieckerman at the 15th Annual Narms Spring Conference at Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Florida on April 19, 2010.
Moderated by: Gerard McLean - Rivershark, Inc. and Paulette Blaskey - NARMS International
Twitter hashtag: #398NARMS2010
This workshop will cover where NARMS is in the social media space and how you can leverage your NARMS.com membership, including the Recruiter, JobBank and your expanded listing to take full advantage of the networks we have built so far on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIN.
If you don’t already have a Twitter account, get one. Go to http://twitter.com and sign up with whatever name you are most comfortable with. The accounts with a person’s name are the most trusted, though you can use your company name if you’d like.
Don’t worry about making it pretty with the background and such unless you really want to, but you should have a photo as soon as possible. Something 200px by 200px at 72dpi works perfectly.
There will be a lot for time for questions, so be sure to bring them. Hopefully we will answer many of them, but as always, a lively discussion always prompts more questions than answers.
Be sure to follow these folks right away: @narms2010, @narms, @narmsjobs, @gerardmclean We’ll have some more people for you to follow during the workshop and hopefully you will link up with a lot of other fellow NARMS Conference attendees throughout the conference.
We hope to see you at the workshop. Sunday, April 17, 2010. 1:00-2:00pm
The companies participating in the NARMS 2010 spring conference trade show invite you to stop by their booths to learn about their products and services. Following are messages from them to give you a glimpse of what they are presenting at conference..
Mark Hunter, the Sales Hunter, talks about his session, “2010 Emerging Retail Trends,” at the upcoming NARMS Spring Conference. Hunter will appear as part of the NARMS U educational series on Tuesday, April 20th at 10:30 AM and again at 11:45 AM.
Rooms are still available at the Saddlebrook Resort for the NARMS 15th Annual Spring Conference scheduled for April 17-20. We encourage those who have not yet made reservations or have reservations off property to consider staying at Saddlebrook. Staying on-site provides you direct access to all the events of NARMS Spring Conference and eliminates shuttling back forth. You can make reservations at Saddlebrook by calling: 1 800 729 8383 or by clicking here.
Hosted by the MSO group, this year’s technology session, “New Enabling Technologies To Meet Retail Service Industry Trends”, promises to be eye-opening. The session will take place on Monday, April 19th at NARMS Spring Conference at the Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Florida. With Vickie Alarie as moderator, panel participants will include Mark Broussard, Metaworks; Stefan Midford, Natural Insights; Harris Fogel, Quofore; and Bill Lecznar, Synergy Systems.
This group of retail service technology providers will share research and learnings gleaned over the past year on topics as diverse as new applications for Smart Phones and Handhelds; burgeoning security requirements; and what all the talk about Cloud Computing can mean to you. Bring coffee and a curious mind. The session runs from 7:30 – 8:45 AM and will end with what should be an interesting Q&A segment.