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Job Description:/h3:
The Advertising Research Foundation is seeking an Events Program Manager with a passion for the advertising research/marketing industry and previous experience programming and producing agendas.
The Events Program Manager is responsible for the management of program development and execution of 15:20 events throughout the year, ranging from 2:hour sessions, half:day forums to full day events. Duties include creating program agendas, liaising with high:profile speakers and managing their deliverables, as well as coordination with other ARF departments (including Research and Marketing) and overall project timelines.
About the ARF:
The Advertising Research Foundation is the recognized authority on how advertising works : weve thrived at the center of one of the worlds most dynamic professions for 80 years. Today we continue to break new ground, pioneering the most advanced technologies and methodologies, bringing our distinct voice to bear on essential industry issues, and helping thousands of advertising research professionals chart new paths to growth. Our conferences, workshops, intellectual capital and best:in:class research partnerships set the industry agenda, as does our extraordinary membership, which features corporate leaders such as CBS, NBC Universal, Disney, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Procter and Gamble, and digital and media pacesetters including hulu, Viacom, Gannett, ESPN, and Conde Nast.
We are committed to further growing our influence and membership in the rapidly changing industry environment and seek motivated, forward thinking professionals to join us in this endeavor.
Primary Responsibilities:
Conceptualize program themes; build story arc and create compelling and engaging agendas
Build agendas by identifying high:profile, relevant industry experts and through our call for content process
Liaise with high:profile speakers with tact and diplomacy to collect bios, photos, decks, speaker release forms and white papers under tight deadlines
Manage creation process for slide string decks, moderator scripts and speaker show flow
Project manage overall event timelines and processes including agenda creation, marketing communication and collateral and team meetings
Coordinate with internal IT and events staff as well as outside AV teams and other vendors
Manage speakers and show flow onsite: speaker wrangling, rehearsals, and timing/pacing
Provide support for all events as needed
Perform other project:related duties as requested
Candidate Requirements:
:4:7 years relevant experience in a programming events role, preferably with a membership association or publisher in the
advertising/marketing field
:Experience building a story arc out of themes/topics and creating compelling and engaging agendas
:Passion for consumer
insights/analytics/advertising/marketing industry and curiosity about latest industry issues and hot topics
:Ability to lead event process from inception to onsite execution
:Excellent communication skills in all areas, written, verbal, and listening
:Ability to liaise with senior professionals outside of the organization and across departments internally in a mature and calm manner
:Proactive, solutions oriented
:Superior attention to detail
:Technologically savvy : proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint/Keynote
:Experience in eTouches or other content submission platforms a plus
x200B; x200B;
Company Description:/h3:
The Advertising Research Foundation (The ARF) is the only organization that creates and curates objective, original research through education, events, and networking for advertising practitioners. By providing leading:edge solutions and anticipating industry challenges, we are trusted by over 400 member companies from leading brands, agencies, research firms, media, and tech. Our unique network enables us to generate relevant insights, provide a platform for me


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