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RETAIL CONNECT: Going Mobile, Getting Social… Shopping with Today’s Consumers

Date: 10/27/2011

Time: 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Memorial Hall McNamara Alumni Center

Cost: $20 general, $10 students (Online ticket sales have closed. LIMITED NUMBER OF WALK-IN SEATS FOR RETAIL PROFESSIONALS STILL AVAILABLE; FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. BRING EXACT CHANGE - CASH OR CHECK TO U OF MN)

Description:

6:15 PM, registration opens, light refreshments and cash bar provided

6:45 PM welcome, 7 PM program, networking reception follows

What are the latest technologies and social media strategies retailers are using to connect with customers and respond to the way they want to shop in the virtual marketplace? Join us and find out! 

Opening presentation: Breakthrough: Super Connect with your Customers

The face of the Internet and e-commerce is rapidly changing. Jim Wehmann, senior vice president of global marketing at Digital River, will explore how millions of people around the world are overcoming historical barriers to impact how they connect with their customers online. Through avenues such as social networks, mobile commerce and App Stores, marketers can easily reach their consumer directly. Jim will draw on many years of direct-to-consumer marketing experience to help you understand how you can use this shift to significantly impact your direct marketing and customer relationships now and in the future.
 

Don Wortley, Manager of Best Buy's Digital Marketing Group, and Peter Riley, Vice President-Regional Manager of Kohl’s Department Stores with share examples of what their organizations have been doing in this arena, including what's worked, what hasn't, and what's next.

Reception and time for networking will follow program. Advanced registration required.   

Contact:

  • Name: Lori Mollberg
  • E-mail: lmollber@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-625-8796
  • Sponsored by: Retail Connect 2011 is sponsored by Kohl’s and presented by the Retail Merchandising Program and Retail Merchandising Advisory Board of the University of Minnesota College of Design., College of Design

Parking:

The University Avenue Ramp is attached to the McNamara Alumni Center by tunnel. If full, the Washington Avenue Parking Ramp is also close, though be aware of possible traffic back ups on Washington Avenue due to LRT construction and refer to map for approach from University Avenue (Church street to Pillsbury to Harvard).

Reservation Information:

Registration: $20 general, $10 students

More information: http://design.umn.edu/

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Lori Mollberg, College of Design, at lmollber@umn.edu or 612-625-8796.

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