• Tue
    21
    Feb
    2017
    11:45 to 1 p.m.Cafe Eccell, 4401 S. Texas Ave., College Station, TX 77840

    Tim Hayden, President & Co-Managing Partner, Brain+Trust Partners

    With new technological capabilities come a rising tide of changes in how we communicate and live. This means substantial shifts in human behavior and how businesses will operate over the coming decade. Let's talk about trends in the age of mobility, artificial intelligence and digital media that you may leverage to sustain success and grow your organization.

    ABOUT TIM HAYDEN: Tim has two decades of experience in leading high growth technology firms and marketing agencies. Before Brain+Trust Partners, he was head of marketing at San Francisco-based Zignal Labs, a realtime media intelligence platform, and produced marketing technology and process improvement programs for clients of TTH Strategy. He is also former head of the Mobile program at Edelman Digital in North America, and has been a founder of agencies and technology ventures, serving as a catalyst for transformational change in some of the world’s leading brands (Dell, Bacardi, AMD, ExxonMobil, Hilton Worldwide, Kraft Foods, WalMart, GE Digital and others).

    Tim serves on the advisory boards of Zignal Labs, People Pattern, Rivet Works, Wonder Technologies and Captix, and is co-author of The Mobile Commerce Revolution (QUE Biz Tech, 2014). Tim has also served on several boards of directors including: Meals on Wheels of Central Texas (Board Chair), Austin Technology Council (Exec), Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce (Exec) and Ballet Austin. In 2006, he was winner of the "Business & Entrepreneurship" in the Austin Under Forty Awards.

  • Thu
    09
    Mar
    2017
    12 to 1 p.m.Blackwater Draw
  • Thu
    30
    Mar
    2017
    11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.La Riviera Restaurant, 3700 S. Texas Ave., Bryan, Texas 77802


    Amy Smith, a global communications executive with experience managing teams across all spectrum of communications, was named Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing and Communications Officer in 2017. She has consulted and worked directly for some of the world's largest organizations and has served in senior leadership roles at Raytheon, a Fortune 500 company, Raytheon and Invensys plc, FTSE 100 company, as well as Burson-Marsteller, one of the world's largest public relations firms.

    Organizations with which she has consulted include: The Coca-Cola Company; Intel; SAP; American Express; the U.S. Treasury; the U.S. Secret Service, Federal Reserve, NASA, and the National Science Foundation. Amy served a one-year term as Director of Communications for the U.S. Army's Program Management Office in Iraq after which she was awarded the Joint Civilian Meritorious Award for outstanding service in support of humanitarian projects. She is an executive communications consultant in Washington, D.C. working with large-scale organizations in industry and government. Amy is also co-founder of The Legacy Mission, a U.S. nonprofit corporation that helps people with life threatening illnesses create hopeful videos as a gift for loved ones.

    Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Clemson University and a Master of International Management degree from Thunderbird, the Global Graduate School of International Management.

    $30 IABC Members and Students  |  $40 Non-members

  • Thu
    13
    Apr
    2017
    12 to 1 p.m.Blue Baker on Dominik Dr., College Station
  • Thu
    27
    Apr
    2017
    11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.La Riviera Restaurant, 3700 S. Texas Ave., Bryan, Texas 77802

     

    Consumer expectations for business innovation are growing at a staggering rate. Organizations must adopt a sustainable model to include innovation throughout the product lifecycle. However, innovation is not only the output of creative thinking. True business innovation requires enterprises to have a cultural belief system that generates fresh ideas focused on impacting the overall trajectory of an organization. This talk will explore how to embrace divergent thinking to encourage and execute on meaningful ideas.

    ABOUT JESSLYN
    Jesslyn brings over 11 years of consulting experience in UX Design to her role as Director of UX for Universal Mind in Dallas. She holds a keen interest in user research, UX strategy, information architecture, and interaction design. Jesslyn’s style of work relies heavily on the belief that the best products come out of a collaborative and iterative process where team members talk often and honestly, feedback is received quickly and fixed even faster, and where user needs and context is the primary driver for creating a delightful solution. Passionate about the design community in Dallas, Jesslyn co-organizes the Dallas chapter for Ladies that UX, a monthly meet up that creates a welcoming, transparent community of women that work in UX.

    Outside of work Jesslyn keeps busy taking care of her two sweet little girls. When she does manage to wrangle some free time, she loves running, spending time with family and friends, traveling, experimenting with new recipes, sewing (the more ruffles, the better), and attempting Pinterest projects that usually end up taking three times longer than planned.

    $30 IABC Members and Student | $40 Non-members

  • Thu
    11
    May
    2017
    12 to 1 p.m.Newks, College Station
  • Thu
    25
    May
    2017
    11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.La Riviera Restaurant, 3700 S. Texas Ave., Bryan, Texas 77802

     

     

    "STREAMLINING - THE ART OF SAYING MORE WITH LESS"
    Jason Franzen grew up a die-hard Prince fan. His professional career as a designer was continuously inspired by the originality and prolific work of the musician. When Jason went to work for Prince in 2013, he experienced first-hand how the musician’s succinct communication was fundamental to his work and success – inspiring Jason to write his first book, "Less & More."

    Jason will be sharing insight into the art of streamlined communication in his talk, "Streamlining - The Art of Saying More with Less."

    PURCHASE HIS BOOKS
    Jason's books, "Less & More" and "Said & Done," are available for purchase now through BVIABC. Get ahead of the game and prepare for his talk by reading the books and sharing your thoughts on our Slack community before the event. Buy books.

    $30 IABC Members and Student | $40 Non-members

  • Thu
    08
    Jun
    2017
    12 to 1 p.m.Chimy's College Station
  • Thu
    29
    Jun
    2017
    11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.La Riviera Restaurant, 3700 S. Texas Ave., Bryan, Texas 77802

     

    June Lunch + Learn | "Pushing Buttons & Pulling Triggers: Using Psychology to Connect with People and Create Value"

    Presented by Kelsey Ruger
    Senior Director of Product Experience
    with Houston-based P97 Networks

    Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    La Riviera Restaurant, 3700 S. Texas Ave., Bryan, Texas 77802

    "PUSHING BUTTON & PULLING TRIGGERS"

    Everyday marketers, designers and product managers create things that are intended to elicit a response from people. Whether that response is purchasing a product, reading and sharing a message, or clicking through on a website, understanding what makes people tick is critical to getting the desired response. In this session, we will take a look at some science and research that reveal common “people patterns” in thinking, decision-making and behavior that will allow you to create more engaging, creative and meaningful interactions that match the way people think and work, while delivering results.

    ABOUT KELSEY

    Kelsey Ruger is a 16 year veteran of digital technology using web and mobile technologies to build award-winning products for business and organizations that have been used by more than 5,000,000 people around the world. Kelsey is widely regarded as an authority on user experience, design thinking, digital marketing, web development and mobile strategy, whose presentations have received nearly 2,000,000 views on Slideshare. He is the former President of the Houston Interactive Marketing Association and currently chairs the Energy SIG for Houston’s AMA chapter.
    Kelsey who has lent his expertise to projects with Prodigy, AT&T, Yahoo, Microsoft, Invesco, Myspace, Schlumberger, and Halliburton. He is currently the Senior Director of Product Experience for Houston based P97 Networks. He has been a professor in the Bauer School of Business at the University of Houston where he taught User Experience and Design Thinking. Kelsey earned his B.A in Management Information Systems from the University of Houston.
    Kelsey was named one of Houston's 40 under 40 in 2012 by the Houston Business Journal and is a 3 time SXSW Web Award finalist. He has spoken at SXSW, Search Engine Strategies, Web Visions, Interactive Strategies, and many other conferences around the U.S.
    $30 Members and Students | $40 Non-members
  • Thu
    13
    Jul
    2017
    12 to 1 p.m.Blue Baker on Dominik Dr., College Station