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  • Why Small Is the New Big and Big Is the New Small

    by Jason Stoddard and Kat Mandelstein

    Economic angst has taught us one thing: Size doesn’t matter. The over-riding lesson we are learning worldwide is that a business that gets ahead of the curve is a smart one, not necessarily a big one. The rapid development and adoption of information communication technologies (ICT) over the last ten years is driving this change. As consequence, businesses are leveraging these new web, mobile and social technologies to interact with customers and prospects in a whole new way. A role reversal between SMB and Large Enterprise is taking place: SMB is becoming more ubiquitous and quantitative while Enterprise is becoming more personalized and qualitative. This session explores the causes, corrections, and outcomes of the changing dynamics within the marketplace that now allow SMB and Large Enterprise companies to compete for the same customers. Attendees will experience these dynamics first-hand in an #eggcellent real-time market simulation.

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Rio Grande, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

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  • The Local Backbone of the SoLoMo Revolution

    by Dave Barger and Julio Fernandez

    This is not a panel about SoLoMo metrics or the panacea Brands are looking for. This panel will show you how two community leaders are organizing their neighborhoods to leverage the latest Social and Mobile marketing strategies.

    National Brands and popular apps have done a good job educating users in metropolitan areas to understand loyalty programs and location opportunities. But small business owners are not leveraging these services or when they do, they are making partnerships with companies that do not have their best interest at heart and do not provide a follow-up action plan.

    Learn how two friends organized their Destin, Florida and Memphis, Tennessee communities to set up the foundation for successful SoLoMo programs for both small business owners and their customers. This panel will cover the challenges and success stories of educating business owners about the benefits of claiming their Google and Facebook Place all the way to setting up Foursquare specials, Facebook Offers, accept Google Wallet payments and the role BarCamps and the Chamber of Commerce played in the SoLoMo Revolution.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Rio Grande, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

    Coverage audio clip