Membership Drive Ends April 7

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 , 2:02 pm

You only have until April 7 to recruit new members and take home a new iPod NANO after the conference!

New members who join NAMA between January 1 and April 7, 2008, will be entered into a drawing for an 8GB iPod NANO.

In addition, existing NAMA members who recruit these new members will also be entered into the drawing. Just make sure when you recruit a member that they put your name in the “referred by” space on the membership application.

The drawing for the iPod will take place at the Connection Point Closing Reception on Thursday, April 17 at the 2008 Agri-Marketing Conference, but you need not be present to win.

Conference Check List

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 , 2:01 pm

Just a reminder that the Agri-Marketing Conference early registration deadline and hotel cut-off date is Tuesday, March 25. There are quite a few folks that have hotel reservations but have not yet registered for the conference, please make sure you register by March 25 to ensure you receive the early rate. Below is a helpful check list of things you may need to do to ensure your conference experience runs smoothly:

  1. Did you make your hotel reservation? Call the Hyatt Regency Crown Center at 816-421-1234 to make your reservation. Reservations made after March 25 are subject to higher rates and potential unavailability. Additional rooms have been added to our room block today! If you have any trouble with your Hyatt Reservations please contact Kathi Conrad at kathic@nama.org.
  2. Did you register for the conference? In addition to making your hotel reservation, you must also register for the conference with the National NAMA Office by March 25 to ensure the early rate. After March 25, the registration rates increase. You can register on-line at http://www.nama.org/amc/register.html or call the NAMA office at 913-491-6500. You may want to call the NAMA office just to make sure that you have registered. If you have registered, you should have received an email confirmation letter from Linda Schaefer at the NAMA Office.
  3. Did you register for the ABEF Golf Outing? If you want to enjoy some networking time with your peers on the golf course, remember to register for the ABEF Golf Outing. This registration is separate from the conference registration. You can register for the ABEF Golf Outing at http://nama.org/amc/golfregister.htm.
  4. Did you sign-up for the Senior Management Workshop? Created specifically for senior management, this session is a detailed, drilled-down extension of the Second General Session. Participants must be registered for the full Agri-Marketing Conference. Separate registration is required, but there is no additional registration fee. Registration is limited to the first 100 attendees who sign-up. To sign up for the Senior Management Workshop, please visit http://www.nama.org/amc/seniorworkshop.html.
  5. Did you sign-up for the Pre-Conference Workshop? If you are coming in early to attend the Agri-Marketing Conference, then you’ll want to attend the Pre-Conference Workshop. Participants must be registered for the full Agri-Marketing Conference. Separate registration is required, but there is no additional registration fee. To reserve your spot for the Pre-Conference Workshop visit, http://nama.org/amc/reserveworkshop.htm.

Breakout Session Speaker Change

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 , 2:01 pm

Nicole de BeaufortThere has been a change in one of our speakers at the conference. The breakout session Public Perceptions of Agriculture will no longer be led by Ali Webb, W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Nicole de Beaufort, Founder, Fourth Sector Consulting, will now present this session from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17.

Find out how the public perceives agriculture and consider how those perceptions affect what you do. Nicole will present findings from a recent landmark study on public perceptions of agriculture, including a review and analysis of relevant, publicly available opinion research conducted in the United States within the past five years.

Panel Members Added to Pre-Conference Workshop

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 , 2:00 pm

Dave Keepper, Colle+McVoy and Jim Myers, Rhea & Kaiser have been added to the Pre-Conference Workshop panel discussion on Ag Advertising: How The Best Was Won. Tim Naylor, Chief Creative Officer, Yamamoto Moss Mackenzie, will moderate this workshop.

Join your fellow agri-marketers for an interactive panel discussion of the current state of ag advertising. These award winning NAMA creative directors will reveal the secrets behind their respective campaigns. You’ll get the inside scoop on concepting, strategic development, media options and client participation.

There will also be lots of great work on display and lots of time to get your specific design and implementation questions answered by the experts.

Note: Participants must be registered for the full Agri-Marketing Conference. Separate registration is required, but there is no additional registration fee. To reserve your spot for the Pre-Conference Workshop visit, www.nama.org/amc/reserveworkshop.html.

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