Simplicity:The Most Powerful Force in Business.
Guest Speaker: Ken Segall
The idea is simple: once your organization understands how simplicity has guided Apple’s success, there is no limit to how far you can go.
Join us Friday, May 20 when Ken Segall, NY Times best-selling author and former creative director with Steve Jobs’ ad agency, will share an inside account of how Apple harnessed Jobs’ “religion of simplicity” to propel Apple to iconic status. Segall’s presentation will offer key insights for how any organization or individual can leverage the power of simplicity. Segall will also provide a sneak preview of his latest book “Think Simple: How Smart Leaders Defeat Complexity” scheduled for publication June 7.
Ken Segall is a former advertising executive who worked with Jobs for over 12 years, spanning NeXT to Apple. He led the team behind Apple’s legendary Think different campaign and laid down the i-way by naming the iMac. Segall also served as agency global creative director at IBM, Intel, Dell, and BMW. He speaks internationally and blogs on marketing and technology.
*FRIDAY* May 20, 2016
11:30 AM – 1 PM
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Elevating the Role of Marketing
Guest Speaker: Yvette Morrison, Vice President Marketing, Snap-On Tools
April 21, 2016
Yes, There Really is a Kalamazoo Baseball Game Going On
Guest Speaker: Brian Colopy and John Bollinger, Kalamazoo Growlers
March 17, 2016
Join Us for Our Winter Mixer at Zazios!
Let’s toast Old Man Winter, hob-nob with your fellow marketing peeps, and learn about the future plans and programming for our AMA Southwest Michigan club at Zazios Restaurant, Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo, MI.
March 2, 2016
Selling Value in Commoditized Markets
Guest Speaker: Dr. Wes Martz is Vice President, Marketing at Kadant, Inc.
The price is right. Are you sure?
February 18, 2016
Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean That You Should: Content Marketing Survival Tips
Guest Speaker: Jonathan Copulsky, CCO for Deloitte LLP and CMO for Deloitte Consulting LLP, Chicago
January 21, 2016
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Direct Marketing in the Digital World
Guest Speaker: Becky Quinlan, Direct Marketing, Alliance Franchise Brands
December 17, 2015
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2015 Marketing Conference
Guest Speakers: Don Schultz, Lacie Sandstrom, Rob Bliss, Dr. Bill Ward, Scott Monty
Social Jiu Jitsu: The Art of Using the Market to Connect with Customers and Submit Your Competition
Guest Speaker: Eric Hultgren
Storytelling: The Secret of Irresistible Marketing
Guest Speaker: Kindra Hall
Branding Memories: How ArtPrize Creates Lasting Impressions Through Ephemeral Design
Guest Speaker: Todd Herring, Director of Communications, ArtPrize
Building a Powerful Brand on a Shoestring
Guest Speaker: Jeff Yonker, Terra Trikes
Social Networking on Steroids: Personal Branding Made Easy
AMA Members Only Event
Guest Speaker: Sima Dahl, America’s Personal Branding champion
Advanced Digital Media Strategies to Drive Organizational Growth
Guest Speaker: Mr. David Murray, Manager, Social Media, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Changing Clients Into Partners
Guest Speakers: Brian Lam and Dann Sytsma, Improv Effects LLC
Thinking on Their Feet: The BoldSocks Story
Guest Speakers: Ryan Preisner, CEO and Ryan Goff, Creative Director, Bold Endeavors LLC
Living the Dream: Keurig and Beyond
Guest Speaker: Mr. Chris Stephens, Adjunct Professor at Notre Dame, Co-founder of Keurig
2014 Marketing Conference
Guerrilla Marketing: It’s a Jungle Out There!
Guest Speaker: Mr. Mike Knapick, Owner/Operator of Jimmy Johns, Dunkin Donuts, Baskin Robbins, and Bar Louie
Artful Marketing: Engaging Nonprofit Audiences
Guest Speaker: Mr. Glenn Del Vecchio, Executive Director, Grand Rapids Ballet