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Meetup details changed: NEW SPEAKER for April Education Meeting

From: user 7.
Sent on: Friday, April 10, 2009 10:25 AM
I am extremely excited to announce we will be having Barbara Martin, director of BdMedia, a division of The Patton Group (, making herself available to our group to discuss marketing, advertising, and public relations. Please read his bio below and you will see the expertise she brings to the table.

6 - 6:30pm - Welcome and networking
6:30 - 7:30pm - Barbara Martin presentation
7:30 - 8pm - Wrap up

I look forward to seeing everyone.

Barbara Martin is the director of BdMedia, a division of The Patton Group, a public relations, events, and marketing firm headquartered in Miami with offices in Washington DC, Denver, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Barbara served as the corporate marketing director for the events division of Nielsen for eight years, managing the direct response marketing, advertising, and public relations for b-to-b events ranging in size from 400 to 40,000. After tiring of firing public relations firms who couldn't deliver ROI-based results, she started her own. Focusing in the luxury lifestyle market, her company's Washington clients include boutiques, jewelry stores, salons, and luxury real estate properties. She is also a founder of the District Sample Sale, a fashion charity event that benefits women's and children's charities throughout the Washington region.

About the Patton Group:
Headquartered in Miami, but with a national footprint through satellite offices in Washington, DC, Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles, The Patton Group is cutting-edge public relations, events and integrated marketing agency. We cater to the high-end luxury goods, spirits, hospitality, restaurant, home and design, beauty, real estate and fashion industries. The expertise, smarts, drive and inventiveness of our Miami staff, and of those in our top US market locations, allows us to achieve national results in-line with our clients' individual aspirations, through wide-sweeping, yet seamless, public relations campaigns, event initiatives and distinctive integrated marketing strategies.

Five years since the agency?s inception, we have quickly become one of the most trusted and sought-after businesses to:

  • liaise with national and international media, with which we have deep relationships, understanding and mutual respect, for editorial product placement, corporate public relations, event press, brand building, etc.
  • orchestrate events, from book launches to celebrations of major fashion houses.
  • align a variety of brands in clever and distinct ways, helping to maximize buzz, exposure and awareness.

Our reputation, capabilities, and commitment to originality, quality and service have earned us an exclusive, diverse and glittering list of clientele, including Harry Winston, Motorola, Chanel, Luca Luca, Hermes, Escada, Il Mulino New York, Acqualina A Rosewood Resort, Bulgari, Centurian Development Group, Havana Club at the Miami City Club, RikRak Salon, Spa & Boutique, Harper?s Bazaar en Espa?ol, Sagamore Hotel, Roberto Cavalli Vodka, David Yurman, Village of Merrick Park and Blumarine, to name a few.

Our ability to listen to our clients? (and prospective clients?) challenges, and craft effective methods of transforming these challenges into solutions to benefit their bottom lines; our devotion to helping achieve our clients? goals, turning their vision into reality; our enduring work ethic; collaborative creativity and powerhouse team of pro-active, strategic and innovative thinkers, has made The Patton Group synonymous with success.

Debbie's house

2017 O Street NW
Washington, DC, 20036

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