HOUSTON, TX (September 21, 2012): The Houston Chapter of the American Marketing Association, the area’s leading marketing organization, announces a special professional development seminar, “The Business of Your Career: Managing Your Career as a Business Enterprise,” presented by Kim Sawyer, executive coach and facilitator. The breakfast seminar will be held at the United Way Community Resource Center on Thursday, September 27.
Marketers deal with constant change and uncertainty related to careers choices and professional development. Staying on the cutting edge of the latest trends while balancing current initiatives can be difficult to manage. In many ways, a career involves the same balancing act most businesses deal with, requiring similar tools, rigor, and focus. On September 27, Executive Coach Kim Sawyer will utilize this concept and teach attendees how to run their career as a business enterprise.
Attendees will walk away with:
•A highly valuable framework for understanding your career
•A set of provocative concepts as food for thought
•Practically useful tools for career development
“We are excited to be hosting this special career development seminar for Houston marketing professionals,” said Robin Tooms, AMA Houston President. “It is the goal of AMA Houston to provide the most informative and educational events for our members, and it is through seminars like this where we hope Houston marketers will be able to walk away with the tools they need to succeed.”
Kim Sawyer has over twenty years of diverse experience, with expertise in the area of leadership, professional and business effectiveness and entrepreneurship. He coaches and facilitates key business people to create greater wealth for their organizations and themselves.
The luncheon will be held at the United Way Community Resource Center, 50 Waugh Drive, on September 27 at 7:30 a.m. Register online at www.regonline.com/careerbusiness by Wednesday, September 26 at 12 p.m.
About AMA Houston
AMA Houston is the area’s premier professional marketing organization and among the largest AMA Chapters in North America. AMA Houston provides marketers the ability to remain competitive in today’s business environment through networking events, special interest groups and real-world educational programs. AMA Houston was named Chapter of the Year six times in the last eight years by AMA’s international headquarters. For more information, visit www.amahouston.org.
The American Marketing Association is the largest marketing association in North America. It is a professional association for individuals involved in the practice, teaching and study of marketing worldwide. Through relevant information, comprehensive education and targeted networking, the AMA assists marketers in deepening their marketing expertise, elevating their careers and ultimately, achieving better results. American Marketing Association members are connected to a network of marketing professionals more than 20,000 strong. For more information on the American Marketing Association, please visit www.MarketingPower.com.
VP, Marketing Communications
American Marketing Association
Dancing with elephants: The Story of How Bounce Energy Used the Web to Out-Maneuver the Competition
HOUSTON, TX (September 10, 2012): The Houston Chapter of the American Marketing Association, the area’s leading marketing organization, announces its September Networking Luncheon, “Dancing with Elephants,” presented by Karl Trollinger, Co-CMO, Bounce Energy. The luncheon will be held at the Junior League of Houston on Wednesday, September 12.
HOUSTON, TX (August 9, 2012): The Houston Chapter of the American Marketing Association announces its 2012-2013 Board of Directors. The organization’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. The Board consists of 50 volunteer-members that oversee membership, programming, communications and finances for the largest and most successful AMA chapter in North America. AMA Houston currently has 1,100 members and produces nearly 40 educational programs a year, including its special interest group events, monthly luncheons, annual MarketingEdge conference and premium award programs – the Crystal Awards and Marketer of the Year.
AMA Houston’s Crystal Awards Recognizes Houston’s Best Marketing Work – 60 Winners Announced at May 17th Gala
HOUSTON, TX (May 24, 2012): The Houston Chapter of the American Marketing Association announced 60 winners at its 26th Annual Crystal Awards on May 17, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Houston. The Crystal Awards, AMA Houston’s premier event, honored the vision and strategic direction of the city’s best marketing work. The judges evaluated hundreds of entries in 59 categories, with a record 81 organizations submitting entries this year. The 229 finalist entries were on display at the event, and registrations exceeded 550. Miss Richfield 1981 provided an outstanding comedy performance for the capacity crowd.
Among the top winning organizations this year were the University of Houston, Weatherford International, LyondellBasell, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Vision Production Group. The coveted Judges’ Favorite award went to the University of Houston for its Keeping it Red social media campaign. “Our team thoroughly enjoyed the event, the networking with peers, and viewing everyone’s hard work” said Bill Herdman, marketing communications manager for LyondellBasell which was among the top winners. For a complete list of Crystal Award winners, visit www.crystalawards.org. The website also has links to photos from the event.
“It was a special night and we were pleased to announce our 2012 winners and network with all of the finalists and their guests,” said Stacey Eddington, AMA Houston president. “To win at the Crystal’s means you were able to create and execute an effective marketing program. These organizations demonstrated that their efforts could truly stand above the rest.”
“We could not have honored the Crystal Award recipients without the generous support of our Crystal Awards sponsors and partners, said Eddington. “Their support allows AMA Houston to continue to recognize Houston’s top talent.” This year’s event co-chairs were Jared Houser with LivingSocial, Ngoc Ma with Waste Management, and Jenn Soto with Starr Marketing. Over 25 other volunteers worked on the Crystal Awards.
A portion of the proceeds from the Crystal Awards went to AMA Houston Gives Back, the chapter’s philanthropic arm that provides annual grants to non-profits to assist them with their marketing-related activities. During the event, the chapter announced it had raised nearly $5,000 in donations, which it will combine with 2011-12 fiscal year event revenue in order to give a total of $15,000. The seven grant recipients, selected from a record 39 applications, were Bering Support Network, Child Builders, Dionysus Theatre, Friends of Texas Wildlife, Living Forward Alliance, Justice for Children, and The Rose. The chapter also announced a special additional grant to Living Forward Alliance, given in memory of the late Richard Laurence Baron and announced by Barbara Nytes-Baron. The chapter raised funds for that grant through online donations from his many colleagues and friends in the marketing community.
AMA Houston is the area’s premier professional marketing organization and among the largest AMA Chapters in North America. AMA Houston provides marketers the ability to remain competitive in today’s business environment through networking events, special interest groups and real-world educational programs. AMA Houston was named Chapter of the Year five times in the last eight years by AMA’s international headquarters.
VP, Marketing Communications
American Marketing Association