BCAMA (BC Chapter of the American Marketing Association)

BCAMA (BC Chapter of the American Marketing Association)

December 02, 2013 17:45 ET

BCAMA Evening Speakers Series: Content Marketing vs. Advertising

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 2, 2013) - On Thursday, December 5, 2013 the BC Chapter of the American Marketing Association (BCAMA) will host a Directors' Forum round table discussion, an Evening Speakers Series Event, and the BCAMA Christmas party. Join us for an extended evening of deliberation, celebration and eggnog.

Beginning at 4:30 p.m., the Directors' Forum will host a small group of Directors and Senior Managers in a round table discussion.

Following the Forum, the Evening Speakers Series will feature four local experts in the field of Marketing Strategy who will debate their position on which is better: Content Marketing or Advertising Moderated by Peter Reek, Founder & Principal, Smart Savvy + Associates, the panel debate will close with a Q & A session.

Six of one? What is the difference between Content Marketing and Advertising? Both are marketing strategies with a goal to acquire customers, but each takes a different approach. Content marketing involves the creation and sharing of information through a variety of formats, including news, videos and infographs. Rather than focus on selling, content marketing aims to increase audience engagement to inspire business and loyalty from customers.

Advertising, on the other hand, is a form of marketing communication used to persuade an audience with a goal to increase sales of a product or service. Advertising uses branding to associate a name or image with certain qualities in the minds of consumers.

Is one approach better than the other? Join us on December 5 for an insightful evening of deliberation with our panel of Marketing Strategy experts. Then join the festivities as we celebrate the upcoming holidays at the BCAMA Christmas party.

Directors' Forum and Evening Speaker Event Moderator:
Peter Reek, Founder & Principal, Smart Savvy + Associates

Panel of Speakers:

  • Rob Dunlop - CEO, KCTS 9 (Seattle)
  • Sara Padidar, Co-Founder & Partner, Talk Shop Media (Vancouver)
  • Yuri Machado - SVP of Integrated Advertising & Strategy, Postmedia Network Inc. (Toronto)
  • Heidi Worthington, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, BCAA (Burnaby)

The Directors' Forum, Evening Speakers Series and BCAMA Christmas party will take place at the Earls V Lounge, 1095 Mainland Street, Vancouver, on Thursday, December 5, 2013. The Directors'Forum round table discussionruns from4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and the Evening Speaker Event runs from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., directly followed by the BCAMA Christmas party. For event details and ticket information, please visit the BCAMA website, or call 604.564.1262.


The BC Chapter of the American Marketing Association (www.bcama.com) has been the province's leading marketing source since 1955. With close to 400 members, the BCAMA is a non-profit association made possible by a dedicated team of volunteers including board members, committee members and sponsors. As one of the most highly regarded chapters in North America, the BCAMA was awarded with the prestigious international Chapter of the Year award in 1995, 1996, Chapter of Excellence in 1997, and special merits in 2004 and 2006.

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