2017 President’s Letter

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Welcome to 2017! January is the month of remembering and regrouping for the LVIMA Board.  We take a much-needed holiday breather after the Gala Awards event in December, and we inevitably return in January with some wonderful ideas about how to make the upcoming year even stronger than the last!

NEW Community Give Back Opportunities
While we remain true to our core mission of providing strong networking and educational opportunities to our members, we are also spreading our wings to support the wider community in Las Vegas.  As you likely recall from the spirited vote at the Awards Dinner, we asked your help in choosing a Las Vegas-based charity to support in 2017.  There are so many great organizations at work in Las Vegas, but one did emerge as a favorite – the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youths – and so we’ll be announcing some initiatives to support that cause very soon.

NEW Mentorship Opportunities
At the Awards Dinner, we also announced our NEW Junior Membership program launching this year.  We all face the challenge of recruiting young and talented college graduates to our workforce, and LVIMA is especially interested in expanding our ranks to include, support and mentor young digital marketing professionals in the market.  We will be working with our Junior Members to help us fashion the kind of programming and networking environment that will be inclusive and supportive to their professional growth.

If you’d like to be a part of our mentorship program, please contact Julie Ewald.

Our Sponsor & Seller Members Rock Our World!
We are always thinking about ways to bring sponsors and members closer together by providing meaningful opportunities for interaction without overwhelming or interfering with our core mission.  As you know, sellers who attend our events are already supporting our mission by paying for their membership, so when you see them in the room, you know they have helped to fund our cause, so definitely thank them for their support. Beyond that, we have annual and event sponsors who also contribute deeply to our cause, and without them, we’d not be able to host these events without charging and event or membership fee.

Interested in sponsoring or know someone who would be? Contact us!

Sneak Peek of our NEW Education Series
The success of our annual Digital Planning Day in July (this year July 27th!!  Mark your calendars!!) has led to the creation of a NEW Sponsored Breakfast Series which will be separate from and in addition to our regular LVIMA activities.  We recognize the interest our members have in learning more about a number of varied topics, and we also recognize that many of our sponsors/paid members are industry thought leaders and conduits to a treasure trove of cutting edge research and information about our rapidly-evolving world. So we are tapping them for this new series of four (one per quarter) breakfasts which will be smaller gatherings to encourage audience participation through a robust discussion. These events are open to agency, brand and creative marketers in our membership.

Stay tuned for much more to come.  If you have ideas or suggestions for LVIMA, please contact [email protected] and let us know what you’d like to see in the upcoming year.

See you March 30th for our 2017 Kick-Off Mixer!

We are planning our 2017 programs.  We will update this page as we confirm more dates.

  • March 30th – LVIMA Official Welcome/Kickoff 2017 Mixer
  • May 18th – LVIMA Content Breakfast:  “So What Does Your Agency REALLY Think About You?”
  • July 27th – Digital Planning Day
  • September 28th – LVIMA SeptemBEERfest Networking/Cocktail Party
  • December 7th – LVIMA Awards Dinner

In addition to our events, we are adding quarterly educational breakfasts this year.  Stay tuned for more information on these as well as information on how you can become a sponsor, speaker or panelist.