I hope everyone is staying warm and is off to a great start in 2016.

Your Board of Directors, Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs are actively engaging in developing programs and events for the second half of our fiscal year (February ’16 – July ’16)

I am particularly excited about our Pillars of Excellence Panelist Discussions and Webinars coming up between February and June.   They will be tackling topics related to Building an Actionable Brand, Mobile, Digital and Direct Response.  I hope you all have had a chance to make it to one and if you haven’t made one please join us for the next one. We have been receiving great feedback on our collaborative discussion approach and the quality of our panelists and topics.  We are committed to providing educational forums that are engaging.

The 2016 Tempo Awards is just around the corner and it is going to be bigger and better than ever.  We are very proud of the Tempo Awards and its substantial growth over the past few years and the Tempo Committee is working hard to continue the success. They are expanding the awards program this year beyond just multichannel response marketing work and will also be recognizing our best and brightest multichannel response marketers.

The multichannel response marketer Tempo Awards include:

  • Charles S. Downs “Chicago Multichannel Response Marketer of the Year” Award
  • Susan Kryl “Silver Marketer” Award
  • EL “Emerging Leader” Award
  • Pat Wheelless “Mentor of the Year” Award
  • Natalie P. Holmes “Volunteer of the Year” Award

Recognizing and promoting our community’s great work and talent is a big part of who we are and we are hoping you will show off your outstanding work and talent at the 2016 Tempo Awards.  All entries and individual nominations are due March 25, 2016.

Please don’t forget that we are also running a promotion on membership.  All new members who sign up receive a 50% discount off an annual membership plus can sign up a colleague or friend free. 

Hope to see you at an event soon.

Brad Schwab

Brad Schwab