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Mobile Marketing Day @ Sprint Nextel Corporation

This event is over.

The mobile landscape, of course, is exploding:

  • The average daily adult time spent on mobile devices in 2010 was 50 minutes-up from 39 minutes the prior year-and more than magazines and newspapers combined.
  • Smartphones outsold PCs during the last three months of 2010 and now have penetration in nearly a quarter of U.S. households.
  • Tablets such as the iPad are among the hottest new products over the past year.
  • The Coca-Cola Company has publicly stated that mobile is the most important medium for the company going forward.

Mobile Marketing Day, hosted by Sprint Nextel Corporation, will bring together marketers to share their stories on the use of mobile.

When
Begins:Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 8:15am
Ends:Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 3:00pm
Where

Hosted By: Sprint Nextel Corporation
6220 Sprint Parkway
2nd Floor
Overland Park, KS 66251

Hotels near the venue are:
Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center, 913-234-2100
Aloft Leawood-Overland Park, 913-345-9430

Parking will be at the West end of Garage P.

The meeting will be held in building 6220 in room 2B 221. Parking will be in garage P on the Southeast side of the campus. Building 6220 is directly North of garage P. We will have some signs up directing folks but they will want to follow the signs to the Winter Gardens. There is a security desk there where they will check in. Parking for the Winter Gardens is on the Northwest side of garage P and the Security Desk for the Winter Gardens in on Southwest side of building 6220.

Agenda

8:15am Continental Breakfast

9:00am General Session

THE POWER OF MOBILITY
McGuire's Law is a simple observation that has significant implications for businesses. The law states that the value of any product or service increases with its mobility, where the value of mobility is realized as availability and contextual relevance. Mobility enables a product to be with you all the time. This dramatic improvement in the availability of most products results in a multiplication of the value of the product. Because of this dramatic value creation, as the cost of adding mobility falls, mobility will be built into virtually every product and service.

Just as Gordon Moore's simple observation pointed to microprocessors being built into all kinds of products, and Bob Metcalfe's simple observation pointed to the ubiquitous adoption of the Internet, Russ McGuire's simple observation points to the revolutionary integration of mobility that is upon us.

This session will observe the evidence of this mobility revolution and will comment on its implications for businesses.

Russ McGuire
Vice President, Strategy
Sprint Nextel Corporation
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MOBILE SNACK PACK

Mobile Snack Pack will be a series of short, intensive presentations, with marketers and industry experts sharing experiences and future plans on their use of mobile. Confirmed participants:

Applebee's: Restaurants' use of location-based mobile marketing to promote to and drive consumers to a particular restaurant will explode in the future, predict industry experts. Scott Gulbransen, Director of Social Media & Digital Content, will discuss how Applebee's has begun their mobile journey and the unique challenges along the way - including finding common ground between the needs of the brand and franchisee owners.

Family Dollar Stores: Angela Ridpath, Director of 1:1 Marketing Strategy for Bernstein-Rein will discuss how Family Dollar stores developed and launched their first mobile sweepstakes to build a successful opt-in database. Since its launch, mobile has proven to be a successful media channel in driving frequency, loyalty and retention among Family Dollar shoppers.

H&R Block: H&R Block's first-ever mobile app was introduced last year and refined this year - the free Tax Central App answers popular tax questions, has a tax refund estimator and gives users a convenient way to track the status of their refund. While there has been some success with the app as well as with a mobile web site and a few text messaging programs, the company is still evaluating its overall resource commitment behind a dedicated mobile marketing program. Amy Roberts is the Program Director, Mobile and will discuss.

Hallmark: Mike Adams, Project Manager will share Hallmark's past experiences with mobile-covering the key learnings from Hallmark's mobile greetings product as well as some earlier projects-and how Hallmark is now working to tie the physical brand to the mobile world with new approaches and applications.
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VIEWPOINT FROM A LEADING MOBILE AGENCY
As one of the industry's leading global mobile marketing agencies, Phonevalley has worked with numerous mainstream brands and developed hundreds of integrated mobile campaigns and strategies. This deep experience has provided them with a unique perspective of the mobile world, and they will discuss the challenges and opportunities they are seeing for client-side marketers in the medium. The discussion will include insights into questions such as: how do established brands successfully integrate mobile into their overall marketing and communications portfolio? How does a corporation approach mobilizing its messaging and consumer-facing initiatives? Phonevalley, recently honored as the Agency Of The Year in Mobile award by OMMA for the second year in a row, will also share learning from mobile case studies (clients include Bank of America, General Motors, Lancôme, Nestlé, and Puma).

Warren Zenna
Vice President, Mobile Strategy
Phonevalley
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M2M (MACHINE-TO-MACHINE) TECHNOLOGY
One of the hottest topics in wireless today is M2M (Machine-to-Machine).  Examples are in areas including connected cars, healthcare, digital signage, asset tracking, security,  point-of-sale, and more. Analysts expect billions of machines to be connected and to transform the way we live, work, and play. In this session, you will learn about the broad scope of M2M, key trends, and implications for advertising in the areas of interactive kiosks, retail displays, and customized digital signage.

Tom Nelson
Group Manager, Partner Programs --Emerging Solutions Group
Sprint Nextel Corporation
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INSIGHT FROM A LEADING MOBILE APPS DEVELOPER
It seems everyone wants an app these days, but the question is how and when does it really benefit a brand? Handmark is a leading mobile apps developer with a rich history in creating many of the industry's top downloaded apps including TweetCaster and Pocket Express. Handmark will share some of its key learnings on creating an effective mobile app strategy.

Evan Conway
Executive Vice President, Marketing
Handmark
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3:00pm Adjournment