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Education Program: The Busiest People In The World: Marketing Professional Services to The C Suite

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Reaching and building trust with C Suite executives in a world where time and attention span is increasingly limited is challenging.  This audience is busy, stressed and constantly bombarded with “opportunities” and “asks” from within and outside their organizations.  How do you break through all the noise and position yourself and your services as preferred and valuable, while mitigating the dreaded RFP. 

In this session, we will discuss:

  1. What tactics, platforms and content types best reach and influence the C Suite; 
  2. How the power of “brand” and aligned organizational attributes influence C Suite decisions; 
  3. How strategic networking can create opportunities and referrals from the C Suite.    

Speaker: Clyde Miles, Executive Vice President  |  The Adcom Group

As Executive Vice President at Adcom, Clyde oversees the development of innovative brand, marketing, integrated media and content strategies for clients. 

Clyde grew up in western Massachusetts and received an A.S. in Retail Management from Holyoke Community College.  He then started his career as a Management Trainee with Federated Department Stores in Miami.  He soon moved to Chicago, attending Northwestern University and progressing from Director of Marketing Services at Donald E. Whiting, Inc. to Vice President and Director of Client Services at DMB&B. 

He moved on to become a Division President at both Bozell Worldwide in Detroit and Meldrum & Fewsmith Communications in Cleveland.  He was Founder/CEO of Brain Farm, Inc., and a Founding Partner at both Optiem, LLC and Uppercut Motion+Sound, LLC. 

Clyde has a passion for the power of arts and education and is a member of the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, the Progressive Arts Alliance and the Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University. 

He has spoken at numerous national and regional conferences on content strategy and social media, has won numerous marketing industry awards in his career and is a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2017. 




Event Location

Shook Construction
6860 W. Snowville Road, Suite 100
Brecksville, OH 44141
When: 7:45 am - 9:00 am

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Precision Environmental Co.

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K2M Design

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Tec Inc.