Secret Marketing Weapons for Meeting & Hospitality Professionals

What if you could whip up a graphic to brand your event in a matter of minutes? Or create a file of graphics to use in your next social media marketing campaign in less than an hour? Or dash off the ultimate email to a sales lead - the one that WILL get noticed?
And what if you could pull all this off without blowing your IT budget? Your Nerdy Best Friend, aka Author Beth Ziesenis, will help you discover how to use free and bargain technology tools you never knew existed to create professional quality graphics, marketingmaterials, cus
tom video and more.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 
11:30 AM  - 1:30 PM (Pacific Time)

Handlery Hotel San Diego 
950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, California 92108

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- SD Tourism Authority
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Junvi Ola - Hospitality Content Studio

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