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BMA Lunch Panel: Lessons from the Leaders

There’s no denying that 2009 is an unusual year. Regardless of sector, marketers across the board are learning how to navigate a new environment not only because of the uncertain economy, but because of the ways and places our customers now look for information before they buy.

How can we know what works? Register today for our October lunch panel, which includes experts who’ve not only weathered the storm, but come out ahead. Bring your toughest challenges for them to solve, then grab your pad and pen and get ready to take notes. You’ll learn from top marketers from leading companies in the world of B2B marketing who will teach you:

  • Why customers no longer trust what you say—and who they now ask before making a buying decision
  • Online and social media tactics that work, and how you can put them into practice within 30 days
  • How to market successfully during a recession
  • How to build a brand that generates sales, not just cool creative


Hans van Heukelum
Vice President, Global Marketing and Brand, Aon

With Aon since 2005, Hans van Heukelum holds responsibility for branding, strategic marketing and marketing shared services (including creative design, event marketing and interactive marketing). Formerly with the Zyman Group, one of the country’s premier brand and marketing operations consulting firms, van Heukelum stands as one of the mostly highly regarded members of his field. As a panelist for BMA Colorado, he’ll talk about how to build a sustainable brand in an environment focused on quarterly earnings. From brand awareness and employee engagement to Aon’s recent sponsorship of Manchester United, van Heukelmum has proven his ability to deliver marketing ROI across the board.

Mark Wilson
Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Sybase

Mark Wilson oversees Sybase’s branding and advertising, public relations, analyst relations, corporate events, online marketing as well as strategic marketing endeavors. Ironically, Wilson believes that economic downturns serve as a blessing in disguise for frugal marketers, and who isn’t one today? He regularly speaks at B2B conferences on how customers understand and evaluate information online before they make their decision to buy and how social media fits into the overall marketing mix. His no-nonsense approach means tactics you can implement in 30 days and start seeing results.

Mark Shadle
President, Central Region, Edelman

Mark Shadle serves as president of Edelman’s central region, which includes the Chicago headquarters. With nearly 25 years of industry experience with Edelman, his expertise involves reputation management, crisis and issues management, and technology and business marketing, among other areas. When Shadle talks, people listen. Because more than anyone, he knows why customer belief in corporations, the media and government is sagging worldwide. With trust key to wooing customers and rebuilding investor confidence, his insights on who people trust and why are crucial to companies now more than ever. Shadle will share the results of the 2009 Edelman Trust Barometer, the first-ever mid-year update and what it means to B2B marketers.

Ian Heller
Senior Partner, Real Results Marketing

As the marketing guru and strategic brain trust for Real Results Marketing, Ian Heller brings enthusiasm, energy and insights to his clients' businesses. He has a storied history of building great marketing capabilities and organizations for respected businesses throughout North America, having served in senior executive roles for Corporate Express, W.W. Grainger, Newark Electronics and G.E. Capital, Rail Services. Sharing David Packard’s sentiment that "marketing is too important to be left to the marketing department," Heller has developed a history of creating highly engaged, cross-functional teams—marketing, finance, IT, operations, you name it. The result? A "movement" within a company that delivers remarkable, measurable results that prove marketing is the responsibility of the entire company, not just a select few.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 11:30 am to 1:30 pm


Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1450 Glenarm Place, Denver 80202

11:00 am New & Prospective Member Orientation
11:30 am Sign In and Networking
Noon Luncheon & Keynote

Parking: $5 in hotel garage with a validated ticket
Ample metered street parking

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  • BMA Members: $35
  • Not-yet Members: $49
  • Full-time students: $25


Deadline: 10/12/2009
Maximum Attendees: 150