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Social media big topic at Fusion conference

For executives looking to integrate rapidly evolving social media technology into their day-to-day work, this year’s Fusion conference, which opened today in Hollywood, Calif., is probably the place to be. The conference kicked off this morning with a “Fusion Academy” presentation titled “Using Social Media to Lease your Property.” It is one thing to use social media in your social life, but it is becoming an indispensable tool for leasing, management and marketing executives, noted the presenters of the session, Jen Augustyn, principal and director of New Media for The Dealey Group, a marketing and design company based in Dallas, and Corbett Guest, CEO of Imaginuity Interactive, a Dallas marketing agency.

Social media will be the subject of a presentation tomorrow too, when IDC Retail Insights, a Framingham, Mass.–based marketing and consultation firm, explains what role mobile phone technology and social media played in the 2010 holiday shopping season and — more to the point — how it will influence retail this coming Christmas. Shoppers using mobile phone and social media technology accounted for 28 percent — or $127 billion — of the $447 billion consumers spent last Christmas, said Greg Girard, IDC’s program director for merchandise strategies.

On Thursday, delegates will hear how social media and online marketing are influencing the way people shop, dine and socialize, in a discussion panel that includes Cherilyn Megill, SCMD, vice president, marketing, at Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust, and a variety of other marketing executives.

The conference wraps up Thursday with the presentation of the annual Maxi Awards to honor innovative shopping center marketing programs.

Compiled by the staff of Shopping Centers Today. © March 29, 2011 International Council of Shopping Centers.

The 3rd Annual “ICSC Texas Shoot Out” Sporting Clay Tournament: Excellent Networking Event held tomorrow in Dallas, TX!

The ICSC Texas Conference is just around the corner. Just a reminder if you are planning to attend, make plans to join us for the 3rd Annual “ICSC Texas Shoot Out” Sporting Clay Tournament which is scheduled for Wednesday November 17th, the day before the conference opens. There is still space available, but don’t delay. You do not have to attend the Conference to register for the tournament!

This year’s event is sponsored by Academy Sports and Outdoors with $1,500 in prize money (Academy Gift Cards), trophies and over $500 in door prizes.

Format will be a 100 target, 12 station, individual entry sporting clay tournament hosted by the Elm Fork Gun Club in Dallas, TX.

Event is scheduled for Wednesday November 17th with registration starting at 10:30am. Guns provided (or bring your own), all your ammunition is also provided plus a fabulous BBQ lunch with all the fixin’s.

If you are interested in learning more, simply shoot me a reply or give me a call and I will send you the information flyer along with the ICSC sign up form which can be sent directly to ICSC.
Space is limited so REGISTER TODAY!! I look forward to seeing you there!!

Click to access ICSC-Texas-Shootout-Info-and-Registration_9-13-10.pdf

Happy 10th Anniversary Erica Lockwood!

Please join us in wishing Erica a happy 10th Anniversary with Joseph Chris Partners!  Erica has established deep roots within the building industry over the past 10 years and is well known for strong repeat business.  Erica has been essential in the branding and marketing of JCP as well and we appreciate all of her hard work and dedication!

Thank you Erica for 10 great years and Happy Anniversary!!!