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Lunch Talk: "Traditional Marketing is Dead..." with Stan Phelps

On Thursday, January 16th our featured Lunch Talk speaker will be Stan Phelps; his presentation title is "Traditional Marketing is Dead; Long Live the Customer!"

Today's consumer is empowered. Tell and sell marketing is no longer effective. Companies need to differentiate themselves to stand out in a sea of sameness. Finding ways to leverage their most important asset: their curent customer. This presentation will feature 9customer-centric marketing lessons from leading brands such as Apple, Five Guys and Zappos.


Lunch is $12 (be ready to pay at the door). Our lunch talk meetups run from 11:30 to 1:00.

We will have open mingling and networking from 11:30 to 12:00. At 12:00, we will begin the formal presentation by the speaker. Presentations typically run approximately 45 minutes.The buffet will be open for the entire time, but we ask that attendees not go up to the buffet during the presentation. The buffet will continue to be open after the event is concluded.

Please get your food and be ready for the presentation to start promptly at noon.Be sure to bring plenty of business cards!

About Stan Phelps

Stan Phelps is the founder of 9 INCH marketing. A consultancy that helps clients win customers that are four times as valuable as those acquired through traditional marketing. His 20 year marketing background includes leadership roles with adidas, International Management Group, the PGA of America and Synergy Events. Stan has created award-winning campaigns and larger than life events. Those programs, although successful, weren’t scalable or sustainable. He now focuses on how brands can create meaningful differentiation and advocacy through ongoing added value.He’s the author of “What’s Your Purple Goldfish? 12 Ways to Win Customers and Influence Word of Mouth” and “What’s Your Green Goldfish? Beyond Dollars: 15 Ways to Drive Employee Engagement and Reinforce Culture.“ Stan lives in Cary with his wife Jennifer and two boys Thomas and James.

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  • Bill D.

    Really informative session. Stan did a wonderful job of presenting some valuable marketing ideas.

    January 16, 2014

  • Mike C.


    January 16, 2014

  • Julie S.

    Stan did an amazing job! I feel fortunate to have gleaned from his knowledge and extensive marketing research and experience!

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • sunshine & r.

    Interested to hear what Stan has to say

    1 · January 15, 2014

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