Real estate industry executives from across the nation to discuss how a new movement is changing traditional business models within the real estate industry for the better.
Austin, Texas (January 14, 2011) – QuantumDigital, Inc, the turnkey provider for measurable direct mail, on-demand digital printing and email marketing, is pleased to announce the participation of an impressive array of speakers at its upcoming Ignite 2011 Real Estate Marketing Summit taking place January 20 and 21, 2011 in Austin.
Designed exclusively for executive-level leaders of national real estate firms, the Ignite 2011 Real Estate Summit is an opportunity for those invited to learn how their peers are communicating value propositions in the marketplace and what they’re doing to make their direct marketing campaigns perform better and deliver stronger ROI. The two-day summit will provide relevant knowledge regarding new technologies, trends, recruiting best practices, leadership, and ways to arm real estate professionals with relevant marketplace information that can help turn ideas and strategies into effective programs that they will use. Attendees will take away valuable information that can help streamline internal production processes and ultimately generate more business for all parties involved.
“QuantumDigital is pleased to offer real estate executives this annual opportunity to strategize for success in the year ahead with their peers from top real estate firms and uncover technologies, marketing trends, and lead generation best practices that are and will continue to change how brokers and agents communicate with their customers,” said Debbie Gurley, Vice President of Real Estate Sales, QuantumDigital.
The keynote speaker is confirmed as Steve Murray, editor of REAL Trends and president of Murray Consulting. REAL Trends is read by more than 24,000 leaders in the residential realty industry every week and has been the leader in industry and housing consumer research for the past 22 years. Murray Consulting has handled over 1,800 client assignments for realty firms over the past 21 years, with over 620 merger and acquisition assignments. Murray has served on dozens of state and local Realtor® associations and MLS organizations as well as a variety of firms that service the realty industry. He manages five different executive CEO groups composed of over 90 leading realty firm CEO's from across the country. Murray’s keynote address will answer many executives’ questions about the right direction to take their firms, who to affiliate with, what business models work best in today's market and which ones will work best tomorrow.
In addition to the keynote speaker, the Ignite 2011 Real Estate Marketing Summit will include real estate executives from around the country that will give their personal insights on new trends, communication channels and innovative technologies that are changing the way real estate professionals communicate with target audiences.
Additional speakers and topics to include:
Steve Murray - Editor, REAL Trends and President, Murray Consulting
Pam O'Connor - President/CEO, Leading Real Estate Companies
Sherry Chris - President/CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
Earl Lee – President, Prudential Real Estate & Services
Jack Kreider - Executive VP, RE/MAX
Jim Gillespie - President/CEO, Coldwell Banker Real Estate
Topic: Lessons Learned in 2010, Challenges and Trends for the New Year
Kristi Graning - Sr. VP, eBusiness and Emerging Technologies, RE/MAX
Cary Sylvester - Executive Director of Technology, Keller Williams
Topic: New Technologies Impacting Real Estate Companies
Harold Crye - CEO/Co-owner, Crye-Leike, Realtors
Diane Turton - President/CEO, Diane Turton, Realtors
Ed Krafchow - President/CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie
Noelle Bortfeld – CMO, Windermere Real Estate
Topic: New Branding Strategies to Increase Marketshare
Toni Nelson - Dir. of Strategic Initiatives, Prudential Gary Greene
Chip Neumann – Partner, Neumann Real Estate
Beverly Thorne – CMO, Century 21 Real Estate
Topic: Top Leaders Share Marketing Tactics that Maximize Results
Eric Bryn - VP Digital Innovation, Baird & Warner Real Estate
Jennifer Baumann – Attorney, DLA Piper
Topic: Legal Considerations Pertaining to Social Media Marketing
Marty Rueter – President, Weichert Real Estate Affiliates
Topic: Leading Success: Gaining Relevancy and Profitability through Leadership
Krisstina Wise - Principal/Broker, The GoodLife Team
Jose Perez – President, PCMS Consulting
Topic: Strategies for Building a Successful Brokerage
Freddie Baird - Executive VP and COO, QuantumDigital
Topic: The Technology Behind Increased ROI
Gino Blefari - Founder/CEO, Intero Real Estate
OB Jacobi – President, Windermere Real Estate
Jason Waugh – COO, Prudential Northwest Properties
Topic: How to Recruit and Retain Killer Agents . . . and Say Goodbye to Non-Producers
Kevin Kaplan - VP Marketing & Technology, Long Companies
Jon Coile - President/CEO, Champion Realty
Frederick Herot - Vice President of Marketing, Realtor.com
Ken Baris – President, Jordan Baris, Inc. Realtors
Topic: Hot New Programs, Tools and Technologies for Agents
Commenting on the prestigious speaker line up, Steve Damman, President and CEO, QuantumDigital, said, “We are delighted to provide real estate executives with this unique opportunity to come together and exchange ideas and successes on a peer-to-peer level. Since inception, QuantumDigital has committed to truly understanding the needs of the real estate industry, educating brokers and agents on best practices and developing marketing tools that offer results. With the industry still working to combat the challenges faced in this economic climate, we anticipate high attendance at the Ignite 2011 Real Estate Marketing Summit and look forward to hearing what insights each speaker has to offer.”"
The invitation-only summit offers a unique opportunity for organizations to sponsor this gathering of esteemed real estate executives from across the nation. There are multiple ways to show support of the industry through this event and interested parties can contact Debbie Gurley at 512.617.2325 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further sponsorship information.
QuantumDigital, Inc. is the turnkey provider for measurable direct mail, on-demand printing and email marketing, specializing in developing data-driven integrated direct marketing programs. By leveraging the latest technologies, QuantumDigital offers real estate professionals, small businesses and enterprise-level organizations a more targeted, measurable and integrated approach to direct response marketing and lead generation. Founded in 1986, QuantumDigital is based in Austin, Texas. Visit QuantumDigital at quantumdigital.com or follow on Twitter @QuantumDigital.
For more information about the Ignite 2011 Real Estate Marketing Summit, visit http://ignite-re.com/2011.