Sponsors

PLATINUM

      Real Magnet is a leading provider of marketing automation solutions that help organizations attract and engage their members through better email, marketing, and social campaigns.

 

 

 

 

       WebMechanix helps mid-market companies rapidly grow their leads, sales, and revenues from the web. With us, it’s all about measurable ROI… because that’s what it’s all about, right? We’re a team of innovators, technologists, creators, trailblazers. We’re data geeks, learnaholics, dreamers, doers. We live by a set of core values that’s as old as the company itself. To get results, we employ a whole universe of tactics (SEO, SEM, Analytics, Conversion Optimization, Marketing Automation, Web Design and Development and more). But we’re different from other firms — because we don’t talk much about impressions, clicks and keywords. We focus on tangible impact on the bottom-line.

 

      Goodway Group is a leading managed-services programmatic partner to local, regional, and Fortune 500 brand agencies. Bootstrapped and 100% privately owned since 1929, Goodway moved into the programmatic digital media space in 2006 to continue its rich history of tackling complex local and regional campaign executions with data science-driven targeting and support services to make achieving success easy for agency clients. Its proprietary algorithms pair with a technology-agnostic approach to enable agencies and marketers to achieve their ultimate goal — better results while remaining lean and nimble.

 

      Spurrier Group is a marketing partner dedicated to measureable ROI. We analyze and then simplify data to understand how to strategically reach and then motivate our client’s target audiences. Our research leads to customer insights that educate and inform the entire marketing process. We are proud to collaborate with a wide variety of global, national and regional clients to create and launch customized marketing campaigns that capture audiences and achieve exceptional results. Founded in 1996, Spurrier Group is a boutique agency that employs senior-level people with decades of experience in consumer research, marketing strategy, advertising, branding, and media planning/buying. Our staff hails from some of the top agencies in the country. Best of all, many of them have been with us for over a decade. Today, Spurrier Group is one of the most respected marketing and media agencies in the Mid-Atlantic region. In fact, we were recently ranked the seventh largest advertising agency in the Washington D.C. metropolitan region, and we are consistently listed among the top agencies in Richmond. We look forward to getting to know you!

 

      At GMG we focus on helping disruptive technology companies tell the right story to help them grow fast. We do that by taking all the secrets, tools of the trade and brainpower that we’ve acquired and honed over the years in the technology marketing sector to help your business, old or new, get on the right path with the right message. Whether you’re launching a new product, rebranding an old one or need to put a new twist on your brand, we help you manage everything, from strategic positioning and planning all the way down to your day-to-day marketing tasks. From market and product strategy and public relations to brand creation, social footprint, content creation, inbound marketing, media planning and buying, we’re dedicated to helping high-growth tech companies transform their business and, in turn, the way the world works.

 

GOLD

      Since 1987, WBA Research has provided full-service to clients in a wide range of industries. What does full-service mean in the context of research? Rather than offering a set of standard solutions, we work closely with each client to determine an approach that best delivers the insights needed. Our custom research programs may combine qualitative and quantitative research, they may be in-person or online or by phone—these are simply the tools we use to arrive at impactful research that provides actionable results. Over the past 25+ years, we have focused on delivering the answers you need with unsurpassed care, accuracy and attention to detail.

 

      RIVE is a content and production company that focuses on doing better creative work, faster. Our multi-disciplined teams tackle each engagement with our Left Brain/Right Brain process that leads to better outcomes more efficiently than a traditional production approach. Tactically we focus on design, video, and event production.

 

 

 

SILVER

      Frameless Technologies is a pioneer in the immersive technology industry. Our leadership team is made up of highly experienced developers, photographers, trainers, and marketers who are instrumental in the progression of virtual reality technology. As such, we specialize in adapting new technologies into highly effective tools for business applications.

 

 

      GovEvents is the premiere web portal for Government & Military events worldwide. With tens of thousands of users—from government and military personnel, government contractors and vendors, to the government-event organizer community–GovEvents is the perfect venue to promote and advertise your events, products or services.

 

 

      Need a signage solution? SpeedPro Imaging Northern Virginia is a local, trusted large format printer that specializes in creating solutions that fit your clients’ needs. We produce indoor, outdoor, and event signage commonly used by marketers such as:  posters, foamcore, banners, pole flags, point of purchase, retractable banners, trade show displays and more.  www.SpeedProNOVA.com

 

 

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

      The Washington, DC chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMADC) provides outstanding local education and career resources and programs to marketing professionals throughout the region. Our volunteer-driven organization serves as a gateway for connecting marketers across industries. We have 800 members from 400 leading organizations that span the corporate, media, government, association, and nonprofit sectors, making AMADC the third largest chapter of the American Marketing Association.

 

      Since 1918, AAF DC has served as the premier industry organization for area advertising professionals. As a chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), AAF DC promotes integrity and excellence in advertising through professional development seminars, recognizes industry leaders and outstanding work, and serves as the leading networking venue for the industry. The AAF DC membership represents all segments of the industry–clients, agencies, production companies and the media. Ad 2 DC, a subset of the AAF DC membership, represents and provides programming for young professionals (age 32 and under) in the industry.

 

      What’s a SpeakerBox? It’s a communications team designed to meet the unique demands of the technology sector: crystallizing complex ideas, targeting highly intelligent buyers, and moving at the speed of tech. Since 1997, we’ve given voice to the industry’s top thinkers and performers; influenced hundreds of successful product launches, acquisitions, valuations, and IPOs; and helped raise nearly a billion dollars of institutional investment. Batteries included.

 

      The entrepreneurial and the established. Big players and small upstarts. The D.C. region is home to every kind of company at every stage — technology, telecommunications, healthcare, bioscience, professional services, finance, publishing — along with the investment capital to back them up. What they have in common is the ongoing need to define their brands, understand what’s driving their customers and position their organizations to grow. That’s why we founded The Marketing Alliance: to give marketing decision makers a forum to exchange ideas, build relationships and gain (or re-gain) inspiration. From our launch in 2006, we’ve continued to evolve along with our membership. As an invitation-only group of top-level marketers, we want to create an environment where ideas can flourish. We offer programs that feature both industry peers and nationally-recognized authors and speakers. Plus, interaction where members can discuss new methods and technologies or seek out resources. And the ability to form genuine connections with others who share your passion for doing great work. Learn. Share. Connect. The Marketing Alliance isn’t a networking group.  It’s a community where everyone can gain new perspectives.  Join us.