Seattle Direct Marketing Association to Hold Art & Technology Summit Wednesday February 6th at The Bellevue Arts Museum

The Seattle Direct Marketing Association (SDMA) announced its February event – Where Art & Technology Meet: Software as a Service for Marketers – will be held at the Bellevue Arts Museum, Wednesday February 6th starting at 5:30 PM and running until 8:00 PM. The SDMA provides education and development in technical, creative, and analytical marketing disciplines for industry professionals in the Puget Sound region. The February 6th event is open to all and costs $40 for SDMA members and $55 for non-members. Registration information is available at .

“The SDMA consistently offers the latest information on emerging marketing trends and innovations to its members and other entrepreneurial marketers in the Puget Sound region,” said SDMA president, Cynthia Cruver. “The February 6th event is a must see for any organization building an automated marketing system. Our speakers and presenters will cover the fine points of Software as a Service, and they’ll do so amidst fine art in Bellevue. By holding events on the Eastside, as well as in downtown Seattle, we’ve been able to expand our membership and attract new attendees to learn about the latest issues and network with their peers.”

The Bellevue Arts Museum will provide a striking backdrop for a unique evening including dinner, drinks, education, and socializing. The dinner program will be focused on teaching marketers about affordable and smart software that will dramatically increase their return on marketing investment. The panel, moderated by John Kottcamp, Director of Strategic Planning at Ascentium, will include: Blake Matheny, VP of Technology at Compendium; Steve Gershik, Director of Marketing Innovation at Eloqua; Matt Langie, Director of Product Marketing at WebTrends; and Bill Patterson, Director of Product Management at Microsoft (Dynamic CRM).

The SDMA has a 23-year tradition of connecting marketing professionals in the Puget Sound region, and has doubled its membership over the past two years. The SDMA is a valued resource for education and exposure to the latest marketing technology, and it provides education on traditional direct marketing practices. The February dinner event is sponsored by GCDirect, Exact Target, Eloqua, Compendium, and Microsoft. Yearly and monthly event sponsorship opportunities are still available. Industry professionals interested in presenting to the SDMA should contact the association through its website at .

Seattle Direct Marketing Association

The SDMA connects area marketing professionals with new ideas and emerging technologies. It nurtures innovative thinking in all areas of marketing, including ecommerce, creative development, data and production. Frequently scheduled events feature prominent speakers on a variety of relevant and cutting-edge topics, as well as quality networking. SDMA membership is open to all interested marketing professionals.