Effective October 1, my role with BIA/Kelsey will change from “Chief Analyst and VP” to “Advisor and Local Expert.” The change allows me to refocus on specific research and consulting areas and work on a case-by-case basis with chosen clients. I’ll be using Local Onliner as my hub for all communications.
Working with BIA/Kelsey has been a great privilege. I’ve been with the company now for 9+ years (and with The Kelsey Group for 2 ½ years before that). I hope to continue to work with the company and to benefit from its thought leadership and events for many more years.
BIA/Kelsey has given me fantastic opportunities and deep friendships in-and-out of the company – and allowed me, as the head of conferences, to work with conference attendees and the 1,000+ industry leaders who graced our stages. I am deeply honored that you have invested your time, thinking and money with us.
Thank you to Tom Buono and John Kelsey for supporting the research and conference development. And a special shout-out to my mentor Gary Arlen, who showed me the ropes in the nine years we had previously spent together at Arlen Communications Inc., and made sure to bring out the fun and intellectual excitement in all of our work.
As for my next steps in research and consulting, I look forward to reaching out to the community. You can also find me at several great events over the next couple of months. Here is my schedule:
Sept. 22: The Cardlinx Association, Data Driven Commerce: Card-Linking and the Transformation of Offers, Bellevue,WA
Sept. 28-30: BIA-Kelsey SMB, Big Ideas on Local Marketing for Small Business, Denver Tech Center
Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Local Media Innovation Conference, Denver Tech Center
Oct. 25-38: Money 2020, Las Vegas
Dec. 8-9: BIA/Kelsey NEXT: The Future of Local Digital Media, Hollywood