Firouzeh Murray, brand leader, small business division, Intuit, and Michael D'Esopo, senior partner, brand strategy, Lippincott, discussed Intuit's decision to create an Intuit umbrella brand to house its well-known products, such as TurboTax and Quick Books.
Bill Stabile, senior director, brand & marketing communications, Siemens Corporation, shared the strategy behind Siemens' attempts to Americanize their brand and break down silos within the company.
Graceann Bennett, managing partner, director, strategic planning, Ogilvy & Mather, and Manila Austin, director of research, Communispace, discussed the finding of a survey on the post-recession consumer.
Ronald Urbach, partner at Davis & Gilbert LLP, and William Whalen, assistant general counsel at Nissan North America, Inc., discussed copyright, trademark, patent, and intellectual property issues.
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz, Washington's top consumer regulator, addressed advertisers' concerns over the proposed strengthening of the FTC's authority including the Consumer Financial Protection Agency.
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Andrew Arthur, VP, market solutions at Mediamark Research & Intelligence (MRI), discussed a new syndicated product designed to improve the quality of magazine data for marketing mix modeling.
Louis Schultz, chairman and CEO, LMS-Unlimited, moderated a panel discussion between Tia Lang, director, media and interactive, Burger King, and Rob Norman, CEO, Group M North America, on the subject of maximizing media spend.
William Jelinek with Estee Lauder Companies, Inc., Norman Simon with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, and Po Yi with American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. discussed celebrity privacy and publicity and presented hypothetical cases studies related to these matters.
Kathryn Barrett Park, senior counsel for advertising and brand management, General Electric Company, and Jeffrey Greenbaum, partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC, took marketers though what is cold, warm, hot, and green in environmental marketing.
Ronald Baker, founder, VeraSage Institute, discussed how aligning price to the value a customer gets from a product can help marketers succeed.
Steve Cannon, vice president, marketing, Mercedes-Benz USA, discussed how Mercedes-Benz formed two online customer advisory councils and the impact that those groups have had on the brand.
Dan Germain, head of creative at Innocent Drinks, discussed how the brand is working to make its products interesting, not just healthy.
Paul Dunay, global managing director, services and social marketing, Avaya, Inc., discussed Avaya's strategy for managing their social media portfolio.
Anthony Rushton, director, Telemetry, discussed how the benefits of adopting independent delivery and verification of online video advertising campaigns helped Reckitt Benckiser to become the largest online video advertiser in the world.
Anne Globe, head of worldwide marketing and consumer products, Dreamworks SKG, discussed Dreamworks' reinvention of the movie going experience thanks to three successful 3-D films.
Jennifer Statham, marketing programs strategist, agency management, global marketing, Dell, Susan Montgomery, global client finance director, Team Dell, WPP, and Richard Benyon, CEO, Decideware, outlined principles and processes that can help reduce the pain points often attributed to agency performance evaluations.
Melissa Adams, executive director, media, Organic, and Patrick Falconer, director, marketing intelligence, ORGANIC, outlined the principles and processes for developing a predictive media model.
William M. Heberer, partner at Morrit Hock Hamroff & Horowitz LLP, and Gabriel H. Karp, executive vice president and general counsel at ePrize, discussed developments in intellectual property and promotion laws.
Kelly Colbert, marketing strategy director at WellPoint, along with Avery Carroll, senior vice president, digital creative director at Deutsch and Carol Roth, vice president, account director at Deutsch, discussed how the brand used social media tools and technologies to allow consumers to interact in a positive and engaging way.
Jaime Weston, director, brand management and integration, National Football League, discussed how the NFL develops a strong emotional brand connection with their consumers.