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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

PRSA-NCC Presents Making the Move to Mobile on May 22 at 8:00 a.m.

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By 2014, many experts predict that mobile will eclipse desktop computing as the primary means that individuals access the Internet. Already, more people use mobile apps than websites, and tablet sales will soon exceed the sale of desktops and laptops combined.mobile

Mobile is key to any organization — whether you are an association, government agency, nonprofit or corporation — and, mobile technologies enable your organization to build online financial revenue, grow and retain your constituent base, increase your reach and engagement, and influence public policy.

Hear from leading experts as they discuss the strategies and tools to transition your organization to a mobile-first approach. Panelists will provide tips for organizations already involved in mobile including, how to build a strategic mobile roadmap, how to make the appropriate architecture assessments for your mobile tools, and how to embrace mobile trends. As an outcome of this session, you will also understand what ways you can leapfrog ahead of your competition by making strategic investments in staff and technology.

In addition, attendees will learn:

  • How to make the case for mobile to senior leaders
  • Ways to measure and instill the right technology tools to perform measurement
  • The different ways to leverage mobile to build your brand
  • Steps you can take today to make your digital presence mobile friendly
  • Tactics to identify what consumers want from your mobile experience

Panelists include:

  • Jayson Schkloven, Merritt Group
  • Vinnie Schoenfelder, CapTech Ventures
  • Adam Stiska, Goodwill Industries International
  • Shonali Burke, Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. (moderator)

Shonali Burke is the IABC-accredited, award-winning president & CEO of Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. In 2007, PRWeek recognized Shonali as one of the “top 40 under 40” PR professionals in the US. Since then, she’s been named one of 100 PR pros worth following on Twitter, and one of 25 women that rock social media. In addition to running her successful consulting practice, Shonali is a sought-after trainer and speaker, and was featured at TEDxAdamsMorganWomen in December 2012. Shonali is also Adjunct Faculty at Johns Hopkins University, teaching a course on “not-for-profits in the digital age” for its M.A. in Communication program. She blogs at Waxing UnLyrical.

Serving in a leadership capacity at Merritt Group for more than a decade, Jayson Schkloven started the Reston, VA agency’s marketing and digital services division.   Jayson oversees digital and creative services at Merritt to a number of clients including Booz Allen Hamilton, Microsoft, Teradata, and Unisys. Previously, Jayson was a public relations specialist for Gilden Integrated, an integrated marketing communications agency in Baltimore, MD. For the last 15 years, Jayson has provided a unique blend of marketing strategy, digital and social media, and public relations services to companies ranging from venture-backed start-ups to Global 500 organizations.

Vinnie Schoenfelder is a CapTech Principal with 18 years of industry experience and more than 15 years working on Portal, Content Management, and Collaboration systems. He is an expert on Web 2.0 and mobile technologies, and currently oversees CapTech’s project management, strategic visioning, enterprise architecture, and solution modeling efforts. In addition to this work, Vinnie is a frequent speaker at Fortune 500 companies and technology conferences across North America. He is a graduate and volunteer for Leadership Metro Richmond, and an active member of VCU’s Industrial Advisory Board.

Adam Stiska is the Director of Mobile and Digital Strategies at Goodwill Industries International where his responsibilities include digital strategy across web, social media, email and mobile as well as analytics, online giving and constituent relations. Before joining Goodwill, Adam worked at Lockheed Martin and the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) at Georgetown University. He has degrees from the University of Cambridge, Georgetown University and Allegheny College.

May 22, 2013 – 8:00am to 10:00am

Cost: $35 PRSA and WWPR Members $55 Nonmembers $10 Students/retirees, $10 additional at the door

Location: U.S. Navy Memorial & Heritage Center 701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC  20004

Metro: Yellow/Green lines – Navy Memorial/Archives For directions/parking, go to www.navymemorial.org.

Register at: https://www.prsa-ncc.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=69

 

 

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