Welcome to the preview of our next NEMOA Summit! We’re already looking forward to springtime in Boston and gathering together March 20-22, 2019, to share, learn, and connect at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.
NEMOA works year-round to stay on the forefront of emerging trends and technology and deliver the most relevant information to the direct marketing industry. We recognize that our members operate and thrive in not one, but two robust marketing channels, so we’ve brought the following insights to the Spring Summit:
We love print: NEMOA actively supports print marketers! Come learn what’s working for others and hear about changes in the industry that can affect your bottom line.
Digital is constantly advancing: Digital channels constantly advance in the short time between summits, so we bring in speakers who can share how to ride the digital wave instead of drowning under it.
Combining print + digital is a balancing act: Information from both speakers and peers can help you find your company’s marketing sweet spot and harness the power of both channels!
I look forward to learning about the latest advances in both channels along with you and hearing how each of you is blending print and digital marketing to drive your business forward. Also, while you’re at the summit, be sure to take a moment to thank a sponsor—we couldn’t create this dynamic learning environment without their ongoing support.
See you in Boston!
Dana Springfield, NEMOA President
P.S. Don’t forget about Early Bird registration: register for the Summit by February 22nd to save $250!
The more you send, the more you save!
The following fees cover all summit sessions, event and meals. Discounts are available for small companies, VT/NH Marketing Group Members, Rising Stars and sponsors (scroll down for more details). Members receive discounted conference pricing because they support NEMOA with annual dues. Contact NEMOA to find out if your company is a member or to become one before the Summit.
Member Pricing (prices are per person)
Register by Feb. 22
Register Feb. 23 or later
Cataloger/Etailer 1-2 people
Cataloger/Etailer 3 or more people*
Service/Supplier 1-2 people
Service/Supplier 3 or more people*
Non-Member Pricing (prices are per person)
Cataloger/Etailer 1-2 people
Cataloger/Etailer 3 or more people*
Service/Supplier 1-2 people
Service/Supplier 3 or more people*
*The “3 or more“ price is good for the 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc. attendee from the same company. The first two attendees must pay full price in order for the 3rd and subsequent attendees to be eligible for a discount.
*The “3 or more” price is also valid for any registrant from a company with three or fewer employees.
Send 3 or more people and save! First two attendees must pay full price in order for the third and subsequent attendees to be eligible for a discount. If you are registering more than two attendees, please choose a regular price ticket ("1-2 Attendees" price). Discounts (if applicable) will be applied automatically at checkout.
Discounts For Small Companies
If your company has 3 or fewer employees, you are eligible for a discounted price equivalent to the "3 or more" rate in the pricing chart above. A Discount Code is required to register at this special price. Contact the NEMOA office to request your Discount Code.
Discounts For VT/NH Marketing Group Members
VT/NH Marketing Group Members can receive a 15% discount off of Non-Member registration prices. Contact the NEMOA office for instructions.
Free Registration For Rising Stars
NEMOA Member companies can submit a Rising Star Nomination Form to recognize a deserving employee with a free Summit registration. Deadline to submit a Nomination Form is Friday, February 8th.
Sponsor Passes require a Discount Code. Contact the NEMOA office to obtain or confirm your code.
If you cannot attend the Summit, substitutions are allowed at any time. Please notify the NEMOA office to make arrangements for the replacement attendee. If you cannot send a substitute, notify the NEMOA office in writing immediately so that we are able to adjust our headcounts and planning accordingly.
Cancellation Refund Schedule
On or before Friday, March 1 2019 - 100% refund or account credit towards the next NEMOA Summit
Saturday, March 2, 2019 – Friday, March 15, 2019 - Account credit towards the next NEMOA Summit
Saturday, March 16 or later/‘No Show’ - No refund, no account credit
3, 2, 1...NETWORK!You asked, we answered: Attendees wanted more time to connect, so we set aside a block of specially devoted face time. Join us in the Connection Lounge to mingle with merchants, suppliers, and sponsors. Join our Attendify App so you know who’s coming, and set up meetings in advance to make the most of your afternoon. Plus, we’ll have refreshments to energize you, and interactive games to help you meet the right people and kick off the Summit in style.
1:30pm — 2:30pm
First-Timer Welcome BriefingThis session is for First Timers. Hear personally from the NEMOA Board of Directors, veteran attendees and members about what you can expect at the conference and how to get the most from your first Summit experience! Sponsored by Arandell
3:00pm — 3:45pm
Opening Session“Augmented Reality - The Rise of Digital Twins” Nicolas Robe, Hoverlay
3 Concurrent Breakfast Club ConversationsBreakfast Club #1: "Customer experience"Mandy Miller, Oracle Data CloudBreakfast Club #2: "How to critique your catalog like a customer" Sara Florin, Sara Florin DesignBreakfast Club #3: "Do you really know your customers?" Alexia Phipps, Jebbit
9:30am — 10:15am
Opening Session “Delivering Killer Marketing in a Digital Age” Steve August, Road Scholar
10:30am — 11:15am
3 Concurrent Breakout SessionsBreakout #1: “Catalog 101: Strategy & Planning” Dana Springfield, Dover Saddlery & Steve August, Road ScholarBreakout #2: “Mixing traditional & new marketing techniques to drive customer growth” Eileen White, Indrio Brands (Hale Groves) & Matthew Kenyon, LiveIntent, Inc.Breakout #3: “Transforming your brand into a life: When creativity powers your marketing strategy” Alexandra Oberson, Oberson & Anne-Marie Boissonnault, Solisco
11:45am — 12:30pm
3 Concurrent Breakout SessionsBreakout #1: “Catalog 102: Creative, print, production & mailing” Dana Springfield, Dover Saddlery & Whitney Keeley, Dover SaddleryBreakout #2: “One Lenox: A single company brand for a single customer view” Elizabeth Ragone, Lenox & Nick Godfrey, Customer PortfoliosBreakout #3: “The top 5 secrets to SmartPak’s eCommerce success” Kent Phillips, SmartPak
12:30pm — 1:15pm
Lunch Buffet & Networking
12:50pm — 1:10pm
Rising Star AwardsJoin us as we congratulate the recipients of our Rising Star Scholarship Awards. Rising Star Program sponsored by Nahan
1:15pm — 2:00pm
General Session"The Grommet's Why" Jules Pieri, The Grommet
Town Hall: Annual MeetingJoin us as President, Dana Springfield, provides an update on NEMOA, its board and membership.
3:45pm — 4:15pm
Town Hall: Case StudiesTHIS WORKED, THAT DIDN’T: Join 5 brands as they open their books and share a quick 5-minute case study. Learn from what others are doing as they share tests ranging from acquisition, creative, social and research.
4:15pm — 4:55pm
Town Hall: Sponsor-Hosted RoundtablesPARTNER CASE STUDIES: Connect with suppliers in our industry as they share what’s working in their specific expertise. Learn from suppliers who are testing their theories every day. You’ll be sure to take home a couple of new ideas to test!
6:15pm — 7:15pm
Summit Happy Hour (for registered attendees)Cheers to you! Enjoy appetizers, an open bar, and networking right at the Westin (compliments of NEMOA) before you head out on the town for the evening.
Sponsored by J.Schmid
7:15pm — whenever
Post-Happy Hour SocializingUp for more fun and socializing after the Summit Happy Hour? Join your fellow attendees at various local restaurants, pubs, and entertainment venues (did someone say karaoke?!). NEMOA will provide bus transportation - Sponsored by J.Schmid
Attendees pay for their own food and beverage.
A list of locations and a bus schedule will be provided at the Registration Desk.
Registration Desk & Connection Lounge Open
7:30am — 8:30am
Yoga Class Start your day (or finish your night) with a gentle yoga class led by Jennifra Norton. This 60-minute session is for all levels, especially beginners. Dress casually. Mats provided or bring your own. Class size limited to 25 participants.
7:45am — 9:30am
Breakfast Buffet & NetworkingSponsored by Dataline
Closing Panel Session"The Future of Print in the Digital World" Join a panel of thought leaders from across the industry, multi-channel veterans, and experts at the forefront of technology for a fun and casual exchange of ideas and suggestions on how direct mail drives and supports digital advertising. This session provides a recap of some of the highlights and learnings from the conference as well as a chance for the experts to ask each other what keeps them up at night...and working all day. Moderated by Wade Lee Jones. Panelists to be announced.
Check back here for updates on companies registered to attend the Summit. Please note that NEMOA does not give out attendee contact information.
Bella Luna Toys
BJ's Wholesale Club
Colorblends Wholesale Flowerbulbs
Direct Checks Unlimited Sales
Distinctive Apparel, Inc.
Earth Sun Moon Trading Company
Harvey Performance Company LLC
Heart To Home Meals
Hodges Badge Company, Inc.
King Arthur Flour
Littleton Coin Company
Mystic Stamp Company
National Collectors Mint
Nueske's Applewood Smoked Meats
Physicians Mutual Insurance Co
Plow & Hearth
Publishers Clearing House
Savannah Bee Company
Specialty Commerce Corp.
Strawberry Hill Povitica
Territorial Seed Company
The Bradford Exchange
The Folio Society
The Vermont Teddy Bear Company
The Vermont Country Store
Trainers Warehouse/Office Oxygen
U.S. Longevity Institute
Valley Vet Supply
4Cite Marketing, LLC
Adronitis Marketing Group
Amherst Direct, Inc.
Ballard Communications, Inc.
Boston University - Metropolitan College
Bright Cloud Marketing
Calhoun Digital, Inc.
Catalog Design Studios
Catamount Color/The Offset House
Cross Country Computer Corp
de Rham & Company, Inc.
EP Graphics, Inc.
Infogroup Media Solutions
J.Schmid & Assoc. Inc.
J.S. Eliezer Associates
Lake Group Media
LeBel Marketing LLC
List Services, Corp.
LS Direct Marketing
Namaste Consulting Group
Oracle Data Cloud
R Squared Marketing
Red Crane Media
Sara Florin Design
Sound Beach Marketing Partners
Specialists Marketing Services
The Dingley Press
The Mail Group
U.S. Postal Service
Wunderman Data Products
Zatz Direct Inc.
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NEMOA has blocked a limited number of hotel rooms at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel for registered Summit attendees at $218/night + tax.
Complimentary guest room internet is included.
Check-in begins at 3pm and check-out is at 12pm.
March 15 update: Act now! There are still rooms available at our discounted rate of $218/night + tax.
Reservations by phone: Please call 800-228-3000 and mention the NEMOA Spring Summit conference.
Reservation Cancellation Policy:A fee of one night room + tax will be charged for each reservation canceled less than 14 days out from check-in date.
Please visit www.westinbostonwaterfront.com for directions and transportation options. On-Site parking is $40/day with valet parking available for $50 (rates subject to change). Two complimentary electric car charging stations are available.
Coming from Logan Airport?
Spend $0 to get from the airport to the hotel:
At Logan follow signs indicating ground transportation and the Silver Line.
There’s a big sign outside where the Silver Line picks up.
Hop on the bus.
Get off at the World Trade Center stop. The Westin is across the street.
Take escalator up to 2nd floor – cross the street using the overpass above the street- escalator or stairs down and hotel is just on your left. Very quick walk there.
Did we mention it’s FREE?!
It goes to South Station as well for easy access to trains.
If you are planning to send a shipment to the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel for the NEMOA Spring 2019 Summit, please follow these instructions. A FedEx Office and Business Center is located at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel and handles the shipping and receiving.
The Rising Stars Scholarship Program is open to all NEMOA Member Companies. NEMOA recognizes the importance of attracting, developing and retaining “the best and brightest” people for our industry. To promote that goal, NEMOA will grant a limited number of scholarships to its Spring 2019 Summit. Past winners of the Rising Stars scholarship can be seen here.
Make a NEMOA scholarship part of your company's employee recognition and training programs. Forms must be submitted by 5pm eastern on Friday, February 8th. Nominate a deserving employee today!
Rising Stars Scholarship winners will receive:
Free registration to NEMOA's Spring 2019 Summit
A special award presented during the Summit
Introductions around the conference courtesy of a mentor from NEMOA's Board of Directors
Only NEMOA member companies can nominate a Rising Star candidate
Only one (1) nomination per company please
Nominees must have been in the industry for less than 5 years and be a current employee of the member company
Nomination forms must be completed and submitted along with a copy of the nominee’s recent bio or resume