Selling your Marketing Ideas - AGM (Non-Members)


Are you a marketing professional within a company where you need to get buy-in from your management team? Or do you work in an agency where you need to get buy-in from your clients? June's AGM events is all about getting tips and tricks to achieve buy0in for your marketing ideas across external and internal audiences.

Harley Rivet, President and Founder of Deep Dish Digital, will be moderating our panelists:

Christine Thille - Sales Manager, Rock102
Dave Thomas - Advertising Manager, Sasktel
David Bellerive - VP Creative and Interactive Services, Phoenix Group
Darren Mitchell - VP Strategic Business Development, Phoenix Group

11:30am - Registration & Networking
11:45 - Lunch served
12:00 - AGM, Panel Discussion, Q&A


Christine Thille, Sales Manager - Christine Thille is the Advertising Sales Manager of Rock 102 FM in Saskatoon.  She started her career in radio advertising sales 15 years ago. As an award-winning Advertising Consultant, she has worked with clients in all types of retail and service industries who market directly to the consumer in developing solid marketing strategies and creative branding concepts. She now manages a team of 5 advertising professionals who work with over 200 different companies in Saskatoon and surrounding area. 

Dave Thomas, Advertising Manager - Dave has worked in marketing at SaskTel for 22 years, the last 9 as an advertising manager.  He does the B2B and Brand advertising as well as student market and surprise and delight and various miscellaneous others. Dave’s motto is have lots of fun while getting good stuff done.  He believes that getting buy-in from different levels of an organization is an art form and that there is no one fool proof formula, but if you know enough of the inputs and variables, there is usually a compelling story to be told.

Darren Mitchell, Vice President Strategic Development - 
Darren has been with Phoenix Group for 20 years and has spent more than 25 years providing communications strategies for business. It was Darren who succeeded in making it ok to wear a watermelon on your head. He can sell an idea.

David Bellerive, Vice President Creative and Interactive Services - David leads Saskatchewan’s best creative team. He has worked in other agencies and has sat on the other side of the table leading in-house corporate creative teams. Ed McNally, founder of Big Rock Brewery, once told David that his idea was the worst thing he’d ever heard of. Ed then signed off on the idea.

A plated lunch will be provided. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions by emailing us at:

June 19, 2018 at 11:30am - 1pm
Capitol Music Club
244 1st Ave N
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1X2
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