SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

September 04, 2009 12:03 ET

Head of Marketing for San Francisco 49ers Rounds Out the 2009 Chief Marketing Officer Summit Final Speaker Lineup

Cisco, Best Buy, Burt's Bees, Intuit, Aon, Wells Fargo and PetSmart Are Among the Companies Represented on the Agenda at Aberdeen's Annual Chief Marketing Officer Summit in San Francisco, September 9-10

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 4, 2009) - Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), announces the final speaker lineup for the 2009 Aberdeen CMO Summit. This year's speakers hail from some of the largest and most preeminent companies in the world, across multiple industries, including retail, financial services, insurance, technology and consumer goods. Add to the mix of outstanding speakers one of sports' top marketing executives who is responsible for overseeing all San Francisco 49ers' marketing efforts, including branding, advertising, fan development, events and game day entertainment, and this year's CMO Summit is sure to score big points with the audience of senior-level marketing practitioners.

Confirmed presenters include:

San Francisco 49ers: Michael Williams, Vice President, Marketing

eBay: Mike Linton, Former CMO of eBay and Best Buy, Columnist for Forbes Magazine

Cisco Systems: Ken Wirt, Vice President, Consumer Marketing

Best Buy: Matt Smith, Vice President, Marketing Services

Burt's Bees: Mike Indursky, CMO

Intuit: Scott Wilder, General Manager, Small Business Online Communities

Aon Corporation: David Cliche, Vice President, Global Interactive Marketing

Wells Fargo: Sylvia Reynolds, CMO

Match.com: Deepak Thomas, Head of Mobile Products

Symantec: Diane Beaudet, Senior Director, User Engagement, Consumer Business

Levi Strauss & Company: Megan O'Connor, Head of Digital Marketing

PetSmart: Erica Thompson, Vice President, Marketing

The CMO Summit is an annual two-day executive conference that brings together marketing leaders from around the globe to share insights, discuss strategies and engage with peers on the key challenges facing marketing organizations today.

"The CMO Summit showcases top executives who are deploying cutting edge technologies along with emerging strategies, business processes and performance metrics to not only increase revenues and cut costs in the near term, but also enhance their customer relationships on an ongoing basis," explains Jeff Zabin, Aberdeen Research Fellow and Summit host.

Supporting sponsors and partners include 5th Finger, Converseon, Enquisite, Harte-Hanks, Saepio, Zuberance, Fun & Joy at Work, the San Francisco Chapter of the American Marketing Association and the Taproot Foundation.

For more information on the event or to register to attend, please visit http://summits.aberdeen.com/index.php/Chief-Marketing-Officer-Summit/2009-cmo-summit-overview.html.

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