Social Media Summit for Construction Brands: Webcast September 18, 2012

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A webcast from the Construction Marketing Association (CMA) will evaluate the BIG 4 social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter) and new social media marketing options including Google+.

A webcast from the Construction Marketing Association (CMA) will evaluate the BIG 4 social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter) and new social media marketing options including Google+. Numerous case studies will demonstrate social media best practices. Results of a national survey will be presented. The free webcast for members and non-members is scheduled for Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at 1 pm CDT.

Panelists include CMA member and Caterpillar Inc. Social Media Strategist, Brian Stokoe, and CMA Chairman Neil M. Brown.

“Construction brands are effectively leveraging social media to realize business results," states Neil M. Brown. "The purpose of this summit is to demonstrate examples of best practices in the construction category, as well as keep up to date on all the new features and options in social networks."

To register for the free Social Media Summit for Construction Brands Webcast,
link to: http://www.constructionmarketingassociation.org/CMI_Events.cfm. To take the
Social Media Survey, link to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KHJ6KJ7.

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ABOUT CMA
The Construction Marketing Association (CMA) provides professional development and training, resources and information, networking and recognition to marketers in the construction industry. CMA sponsors the annual Construction Marketing STAR Awards, and the Certified Construction Marketing Professional (CCMP) program. Full information on the association is available on the website at http://www.ConstructionMarketingAssociation.org. The site links to the award-winning Construction Marketing Blog with marketing news, resources and related content, and the association's Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn pages. Questions? Contact Neil Brown at 630-868-5061.

ABOUT Brian Stokoe
Brian Stokoe is a CMA member and the Social Media Strategist for Caterpillar Inc. He leads Caterpillar’s strategy for all brands, product / customer segments, enthusiasts and Dealership presence in all social media channels. He’s responsible for defining resource requirements, guidelines, training, and measurement procedures for all groups and their appropriate channels including Blogs, Forums, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Orkut, Weibo, RenRen, Youku and Google+. Brian has spoken at a number of events on social media strategy. He holds a BS-Marketing from Bellevue University.

ABOUT Neil M. Brown                                    
Neil Brown is Chairman of the Construction Marketing Association. He has been CEO of numerous marketing consulting and creative agencies for the past 15 years, managing some of the biggest brands in the construction sector including Emerson Electric, USG and Bosch Tools. Prior to the agency-side, Brown was a brand manager at electrical products marketing powerhouse IDEAL Industries, and later CMO of an architectural metals manufacturer. Neil is a frequent speaker, author and contributor to BtoB magazine, Advertising Age, Marketing Week and the Construction Marketing Blog. He holds a BS–Marketing from Southern Illinois University, and an MBA from Northern Illinois University. In 2012, he published the book, Tools of the Trade: Modern Marketing for Construction Brands.

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