Katie Erickson, director, events at Target Corporation, and Karima Ridgley, director, apparel & accessories at Target Corporation, discussed how the brand uses events to showcase its innovation around style and fashion.
Barret Roberts, lead communications manager at Unilever, and Bill Rouse, vice president at GSN, discussed Unilever's use of gaming to connect with its female target and build awareness, affinity, and purchase intent for its Dove line of hair care products.
Andrew Wyant, VP of marketing at LifeLock, discussed how direct response advertising and brand advertising were able to strengthen the LifeLock brand.
Jana Rygiel, global advertising purchasing manager at Ford, outlined why the Global Agency Management Team was developed and how it has morphed over time.
Larry Albus, vice president, IEG Advisory Services Group, presented work IEG did with TD Bank that centered on putting processes and discipline around TD Bank’s sponsorship selection and evaluation program.
Shawn Conly, VP, advertising and media, shared EA’s new agency model, which employs multiple agencies and has a focus on communications planning.
David Measer, strategic planning director at David & Goliath, described how Kia Soul and agency David & Goliath won an Effie award with a campaign that challenged the category leader, winning market share and connecting with a whole new audience.
Kyra Whitten, senior director, worldwide communications at Xilinx, and Rachel Watkins, director, employee communications at Xilinx, discussed how the technology brand successfully completed a brand refresh initiative and simplified its portfolio of logos.
Heide Rowan, global brand director, corporate marketing, DuPont, discussed how DuPont has battled back against the economic challenges of 2009.
Greg Whiteman, manager, market research, U.S. Postal Service, Joyce Carrier, manager, advertising, media planning and promotions, United States Postal Service, and Dave Lockwood, solutions planning director, CE, discussed the approach used to ensure rigorous development and execution for the Priority Mail "If It Fits, It Ships" integrated advertising campaign, which won the Grand Ogilvy Award.
Lawrence DiCapua, senior manager, interactive marketing/CRM at Pepsi, discussed how Pepsi partnered with its agency to develop creative and dynamic email templates for internal communication that delivered significant results.
Ford’s Jim Farley helps the resurgent automaker get its message out. Adversity has forced the brand to be a stronger, leaner, more agile, and aggressive company, with a renewed focus on the customer.
Ed Abrams, Vice President, Marketing, IBM General Business, IBM, and Kimberly Duffy, Partner, Executive Marketing Director, Ogilvy Worldwide, discussed the launch of IBM's "smarter planet" campaign in 2008.
Robert L. Solomon, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Outrigger Enterprises Group, shared a case study of his brand's outcomes and insights from an integrated marketing test that ensued after he rejected agency recommendations and dismissed publishers' proprietary research claims.
Kara Tobin, director, media and integrated marketing at The Dial Corporation, discussed how the brand is working to develop a roadmap for success in integrated marketing and shared best practices and a case study for Purex.
Amanda Zaky, manager of interactive, integrated marketing communications group, Mars U.S., and Lauren Nodzak, public relations manager, Mars Snackfood U.S., discussed the M&M's Most Colorful Contest and the social media efforts behind it.
Cheryl Guerin, senior vice president, group head U.S. marketing and global digital marketing, MasterCard, discussed how MasterCard has moved its "priceless" campaign online.
John Petralia, head of marketing operations, Bloomberg L.P., spoke about his time as the CMO of Iron Mountain and the marketing automation system implemented there.
Representatives from SUBWAY and Univision Radio discussed an ongoing partnership between the two organizations, which has allowed SUBWAY to better connect with Hispanic consumers.
Mike McGough, global procurement manager, media & sponsorship, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Inc., discussed a sponsorship audit recently conducted by Anheuser-Busch InBev.