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July 9, 2014

Marketing Summit to be held in Tampa’s Mainsail Conference Center


One of the biggest one-day marketing conferences in Tampa is scheduled Aug. 8, when the 2014 Tampa Bay Marketing Summit  comes to the Mainsail Conference Center, 5108 Eisenhower Boulevard, Tampa.

The event, now open for registration, will feature top public relations, advertising and branding experts for all media platforms, including social media, television, print and radio.

“We’ve brought together experts with proven track records in a variety of specialties, from video to SEO,” says Marsha Friedman, CEO of EMSI Public Relations. “We realized it would be a priceless opportunity for business leaders to have all of this talent together under one roof for a day.”

Summit attendees will learn how industry leaders are using the newest tools and techniques to help the nation’s fastest-growing businesses. These are strategies that any business, large or small, can employ.

The event will deliver ready-to-use information about the vital role traditional media plays in digital marketing; the shifting “rules” of SEO; the most effective strategies for social media marketing; how to get businesses publicity; technological innovations in online video, and how to translate an audience’s attention into action using smart content.

“This inaugural summit brings together a ‘dream team’ of some of the most talented marketing industry professionals I know,” says Elaine Lucadano, award-winning former Tampa Bay journalist and CEO of TV Dream Team.

“I don’t think Tampa has ever hosted such a comprehensive marketing conference, and the timing is perfect. Some businesses are still feeling the effects of the recession, so finding that precious target audience remains a top priority.”

Discounts are available for early registration; the event includes more than $9,000 in prizes and giveaways.

The 2014 Tampa Bay Marketing Summit will feature public relations and marketing experts addressing strategies to reach and engage target audiences through multiple channels. Speakers include PR veteran Marsha Friedman, CEO and founder of EMSI Public Relations, a 24-year-old national agency; real-life “Mad Man” Jim Lindsey, former vice-chairman at several of the world’s most powerful advertising agencies; John S. Rizzo and V. Michael Santoro, managing partners for Globe On-demand, LLC; Paul Friederichsen, vice president of Brands to Marketplace. Panelists include veteran newspaper, radio and TV journalists, and social media strategists.

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