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Attendance Hits Record High for The Great Ideas Summit 2012
MIAMI, Fla. – An all-time record number of attendees enjoyed networking, education and fun in the Florida sun at The Great Ideas Summit 2012, which made a successful return to Miami Beach on February 27-29. More than 875 industry professionals came to the historic Fontainebleau for the premier mid-winter event in the directto-consumer marketing space, and the Electronic Retailing Association (ERA) did not disappoint with its offerings of on-trend educational sessions, dynamic receptions and special events, and a sold-out exhibit hall. Here are some of the highlights from the three-day show.
Networking and Special Events
The show kicked off Monday, February 27 with the opening of the Meet & Greet Lounge. The lounge, which originated at last year’s Great Ideas Summit in New Orleans, has quickly become the ideal space for companies to meet with existing partners and new contacts. It
Business was the order of the day on The Great Ideas Summit 2012 Show Floor.
The Opening Reception set the stage for three days of networking, education and fun in the sun in Miami.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Electronic Retailer - April 2012
Calendar of Events Upcoming Industry Events April through July
Industry Reports Attendance Hits Record High for The Great Ideas Summit 2012
eMarketer Research Asia-Pacific Mobile: Redefining the Digital Landscape
IMS Retail Rankings The Top 25 Shows and Spots
Jordan Whitney’s Top Categories The Top 5 Shows and Spots and the Top 3 Categories
Cover Story The Cleanup Hitter of DRTV Hampton Direct’s Steve Heroux is batting .600 in a medium where .200 would be considered outstanding. What’s his secret?
Is 2012 the Year of the QR Code? The funny-looking square barcodes have proven a valuable but rarely used tool in direct-to-consumer advertising. The problem lies in teaching marketers how to use them to their full potential. By Sarah Sain
The Power of Online Video Today, video doesn’t just refer to the infomercial or spot created for television. Instead, marketers say video created for the Web is a must-have for all DR campaigns. By Jacqueline Renfrow
Advertiser Spotlight Highlighting This Month’s Advertisers
Bulletin Board Inter/Media Group of Companies to Unveil New Headquarters
Electronic Retailer - April 2012