In With The NEW!

The Calgary Marketing Association is Celebrating All Kinds of It!

It was Thursday, March 14 and marketers from around the City were gathering in one place for a few reasons… It was the Calgary Marketing Association (CMA) Members Only Reception, followed by an AGM, with a reveal of the new board. And if that’s not enough – the New Brand was on display!

As is now customary at CMA events, the room was filled with marketers at all stages in their career, starting with students including our two (Eric Lowe and Mackenzie Grygus) winners of the CMA Make It In Marketing Challenge. There were also recent graduates, management, SVPs and CMOs along with agency owners and staff and other suppliers.

One highlight of the evening was the story behind and reveal of the new brand, as explained by board member, Rob Fairhead of ZGM. He and his team spearheaded this initiative with the signature benefit of another board member Vanessa Barretto.

A second high point was the big reveal of the new 2019/2020 Board of Directors.

from left to right front row – Gisele Danis, David Lui, Carol Shmygol, Jan Wood
from left to right back row – Cidnee Stephen, Rob Fairhead, Elena Remoundos, Erin Hill, Jeff Lowe, David Gardner, Sherida German, Marc Binkley

Even for marketers that’s a lot to take in – and so was the Venue.

The Bourbon Room, a speakeasy style venue tucked in the corner of the National on 10th, provided an exclusive atmosphere with a touch of provocative and a couple of top-shelf mixologists.

If you don’t know much about the CMA, now is a great time to learn. As the Hub for Calgary Marketers, what the CMA does is connect, celebrate, educate and grow the marketing community.

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About the Author

Jan Wood is Vice President of the Calgary Marketing Association and heads up Events and Sponsorship. With over 20 years in the marketing profession both in Canada and Internationally and primarily in product development, Jan offers consulting in the education, health and oil & gas sectors, and is always looking for a cheap flight to somewhere fascinating!