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  • Voices Carry: Why Authentic Brand Voices Matter

    by Michael Dutton, Tim Stickelbrucks, Sharon Feder, Sarah Passe and Shawn Amos

    A well thought out, authentic, and strategic digital content program is more important than ever for driving social media strategy, increasing user engagement, and building syndication relationships. This panel will debate and discuss the business case for well crafted editorial and video content as well as the necessity for authenticity, properly marrying a brand's voice with SEO and the defining line between farmed, borrowed and genuine expert Branded Content. The panel will feature executives from Amos Content Group, CAA, Associated Press and will be moderated by What's Trending co-host Melissa Rowley.

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Sunday 11th March

    In Capital Ballroom A, InterContinental Stephen F. Austin

  • Brand As API: Connect Differently

    by Glenn Platt and Peg Faimon

    As brands finally begin to deliver on the promise of a 1-to-1 relationship with their customers (through social media, mobile, and data-driven tools), it is critical to develop a new foundation for that relationship. This requires brands to leave the “broadcast relationship” and, instead, build a relationship sharing communication, innovation, and the very product/service itself. Insight into this relationship can be found in the structure, language, and use of APIs (Application Programming Interface). APIs provide a set of rules – a language for connecting to data and services. To remix. To build. To leverage. To extend. Many API calls provide explicit metaphors for the ways brands can connect to customers. Generally, the API relationship provides insights into the role of brands in the customers’ life. This conversation will explore these metaphors, share case studies, and work to build a language for better connecting consumers with their brands.

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Sunday 11th March

    In Assembly Room, InterContinental Stephen F. Austin

    Coverage slide deck

  • Brands: The Cost of Being Human

    by Jen van der Meer

    Why do brands resist being human? Understanding the question, and its answer, reveals much as to the reasons why companies continue to struggle with the adoption of social business practices. Fear not! You can do something to make your company more connected, more human, and you can do it now.

    This seminar is for all you enlightened brand strategists, hard working late night community managers, and social business practitioners. We will show you: how to build the business case for being human; how to properly measure the ROI and engagement value of each conversation; how to convince senior managers to give you more headcount; and how to prove that people can scale. At a more macro level, you will understand hidden fears of CMOs, and how to speak their language. You will walk away with real life examples, measurement models, and a plan of action. Let the humanizing begin!

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Sunday 11th March

    In Capital Ballroom A, InterContinental Stephen F. Austin

  • Brands with Benefits: Hooking Up with Good Deals

    by Tom Burgess, Sarah Fay, Florent Peyre and John Caron

    Are your customers in a long-term relationship with your brand? Do you get the feeling they are just looking for a one night stand? Or is it just…complicated? Today’s frugal consumer is increasingly likely to bounce between brands and stores to find the best deal, and competition for their love is heating up. How do you keep the flame alive with the “deal of the moment” consumer that has a bit of a wandering eye? If you’re looking for a short-term hook up with a hot little check-in app – try another panel. This session will cover long-term loyalty solutions that create the perfect marriage of today’s social, local and mobile strategies. Hear from leaders at Gilt City, Modiv Media and Linkable Networks about how brands and retailers are keeping customers loyal with in-store mobile commerce, card linked offers and daily deal programs that drive redemption. By offering your customers exactly what they want, when they want it, you can get the relationship back on track.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Sunday 11th March

    In Capital Ballroom B, InterContinental Stephen F. Austin

    Coverage audio clip

  • Customer Experience Meet Up

    by Sean McDonald

    Where is the Customer in Customer Experience? With the democratization of the web, customer experience is consistently a top meme. Now that ordinary citizens have a voice with large brands, what does the future hold for Customer Experience? Get together with other customer experience experts for an hour of brainstorming, idea-buidling, networking, friend-making and career-enhancement. Or, attend this Meet Up to learn more about this segment of the industry -- or if you are looking to hire a customer experience expert for your company.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Sunday 11th March

    In Boardroom, InterContinental Stephen F. Austin