Financial Communications Society
Elevate Your Game
The last content event for the FCS in 2019 will be a unique breakfast in New York, where our exclusive programming partner Googl...
We are excited to host the 21st Annual FCS Race for Kids at the luxurious Stowe Mountain Resort. This legendary event brings tog...
Ally wins FMY 2019; Columbia Threadneedle and TD Bank runners-up
FCS New York opens the New Year by continuing its CMO luncheon series. Our January speaker will be Paul Gennaro, SVP, Chief Bran...
Despite the February chill, FCS New York gives a warm welcome to our next guest speaker in our CMO luncheon series: the Chief Ma...
Financial marketing veteran Berta Aldrich named president of FCS Philadelphia
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One-on-One Talk with American Express' Howard Gros...New York
The last content event for the FCS in 2019 will be a unique breakfast in New York, where our exclusive programming partner Google has arranged a one-on-one conversation with Howard Grosfield, Executive Vice President & General Manager, U.S. Consumer Marketing Services, at American Express.
In addition to managing all marketing activity for Amex's Consumer Card business in the U.S., Howard leads the marketing for Amex Advance, a data-driven business that partners with companies across the advertising, travel, and service industries to deliver curated personalization services optimized for their customers. Leveraging best-in-class predictive machine learning, deep consumer insights, connectivity capabilities, and an integrated platform, Amex Advance transforms its deterministic data insights into customized solutions to solve partners’ key business challenges.
Howard will be interviewed in a fireside chat by Steve Arthur, Managing Director, Financial Services Partnerships, at Google. The conversation will the address not only the impact of technology on consumers' credit card and payment experience, but on the marketing of those services as well.
Join us for an insightful discussion of what lies ahead for the American Express brand, the credit card marketplace, and financial marketing in general.
Exclusive Programming Partner:Google
- Howard GrosfieldGuest speaker
EVP/General Manager, U.S. Consumer Mktg ServicesAmerican Express
- Steve ArthurInterviewer
Managing Director, Financial Services Partnerships
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FCS Charity Holiday Party 2019New York
Come celebrate another record year for the FCS as we toast 2019 with our annual holiday get-together, this year at The Salon at The Inn at Irving Place (56 Irving Place, between 17th & 18th Streets). We'll have exclusive access to the private salon, open bar, hors d'oeuvres and a fantastic time.
This exquisite venue will provide an intimate and memorable night for toasting with your FCS friends... and making new ones.
We encourage you to invite your favorite client or colleague to join us for an evening of tantalizing cocktails and conversation. But be warned, space is strictly limited, and we expect our party to sell out!
Sponsorships are available. Contact the event committee: Greg Yates, Kirti Naik, Abiy Bekele, Hailey Brent, Tony Andrade, or FCS CEO Kevin Windorf. Packages include branding on our website, in our email blasts, and at the party.
- Photo Booth Sponsor (6 tickets) $2,500
- Platinum Sponsor (4 tickets) $1,500
- Silver Bells Sponsor (3 tickets) $900
- Blitzen Sponsor (2 tickets) $600
- Comet Sponsor (1 ticket) $300
SPECIAL OFFER FOR NON-MEMBERS: Buy your non-member ticket and receive a one-year FCS membership for free! For details, contact FCS Admin Coordinator Vanessa Sandri.
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FCS Race for Kids 2020: Marketing Summit & Charity...Stowe, Vermont
We are excited to host the 21st Annual FCS Race for Kids at the luxurious Stowe Mountain Resort. This legendary event brings together each component of the FCS mission: Community, Education, Philanthropy.
COMMUNITY: Race for Kids is a family-friendly event, where guests experience unparalleled personal and professional networking with industry colleagues. Spending time together skiing or riding on Mt. Mansfield, or just meeting up throughout the resort complex, our guests have ample opportunity to connect and build relationships. The event also offers plenty of off-slope activities, including: • Ice skating • Cross-country skiing • Snowshoeing • Sledding • Sleigh rides • Gondola rides • Fitness center • Rock climbing • Outdoor heated pool • Top-rated spa • Restaurants • Shopping. Plus you can sign up for an organized Brewery Tour, or visit the nearby Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory on your own.
EDUCATION: The Marketing Summit component of the weekend will feature panel discussions and one-on-one interviews with senior marketers from leading financial brands and agency executives. These business sessions will be held Thursday evening (9pm-10pm) and on the afternoons (3:30pm-5:30pm) of Friday and Saturday. We're delighted to announce that we have confirmed participation from Brenda Tsai, CMO, BNY Mellon, and Andrew Most, Vice President of Marketing Communication, Columbia Threadneedle, who was celebrated as the first runner-up in the 2019 FCS Financial Marketer of the Year Award competition last month.
PHILANTHROPY: Race for Kids is our biggest charity fundraiser of the year. 100% of our net proceeds is donated to:
• Hope & Heroes Columbia University Medical Center
• Downey Side Adoption Agency
• Make-A-Wish Foundation of Vermont
ATTENDING FCS RACE FOR KIDS REQUIRES A TWO-STEP PROCESS.
- Book your accommodations. All activities will be held at the Lodge at Spruce Peak, and RFK guests receive a deep discount on our limited room block (first come, first served). Simply call the Lodge at 1-888-478-6938. Mention FCS Race for Kids 2020 to receive the discount.
- The Resort also offers Condos/Townhomes through Stowe Vacation Rentals that are a short drive from the Lodge. For more information, call 1-888-478-6938, and mention FCS Race for Kids 2020 to receive a discount.
- Note: there are plenty of other hotel options in Stowe.
- Complete a registration form for you and your guests. To book your participation at the event, whether coming solo, with a family or group, or as part of a company-sponsored package, you must send us a completed registration form. We will then contact you for payment via credit card, or you may request an invoice for processing by your company (if applicable).
- Please email your completed registration forms (1 form for each guest) to FCS Admin Coordinator Vanessa Sandri.
Please download our Team/Individual Pricing Schedule to review the all-in pricing options. Packages cover Thursday evening reception (6-9pm); breakfast on Friday and Saturday; Friday night dinner (7-9:30pm); Awards reception on Saturday (5:30-7pm); afterparties on Friday and Saturday nights; Fireside Forums (Thurs 9-10pm; Fri 3:30-5:30pm; Sat 3:30-5:30pm).
- If you sign up as Ski/Snowboard, you will receive a deeply discounted 2 day lift ticket (your choice of days). Same price if you choose to use it for only one day.
- Guests are encouraged to book their Saturday evening dinner plans well in advance.
We encourage all guests to support this event through a Sponsorship Package. All options can be customized to cover all your guests' participation.
- Accommodations are not included in sponsorship packages.
- Kids Adventure (ski/snowboard lessons for various levels) will no longer be covered in sponsorship packages. Parents should call the Resort directly at 1-802-253-3685 before heading up to Stowe.
To discuss package options and to customize your package, please contact FCS CEO Kevin Windorf.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE FCS RACE FOR KIDS.
Since 2000, with your generosity, we've been able to raise more than $2.6 million for our RFK Charities.
Corporate Philanthropy Sponsor:Investor's Business Daily
Thursday Welcome Reception Sponsor:Seeking Alpha
Thursday Fireside Forum Sponsor:Investopedia
Saturday Fireside Forum Sponsor:WSJ | Barron's Group
Saturday Awards Ceremony Reception Sponsor:Bloomberg Media
After Party Sponsor:Dianomi
After Party Sponsor:Investing Media Solutions
After Party Sponsor:BBC
Race Bibs Sponsor:Reuters
Race Photography Sponsor:Twitter
- Brenda TsaiGuest speaker
Chief Marketing OfficerBNY Mellon
- Andrew MostGuest speaker
Vice President of Marketing CommunicationColumbia Threadneedle Investments
Email your completed registration forms (1 form for each guest) to FCS Admin Coordinator Vanessa Sandri [email protected]
Paul Gennaro, SVP, Chief Brand & Communications Of...New York
FCS New York opens the New Year by continuing its CMO luncheon series. Our January speaker will be Paul Gennaro, SVP, Chief Brand & Communications Officer, Voya Financial, on Thursday, January 30th.
Voya's Retirement business is a leading provider of retirement products and services in the U.S., serving more than 49,000 institutional clients and nearly 5.1 million individual retirement plan investors. Voya also has approximately 1,700 financial advisors serving the retail market. Voya is focused on guiding Americans to greater retirement readiness and financial wellness through employer-sponsored savings plans and holistic retirement and income guidance.
Voya’s vision is to be America’s Retirement Company®. Paul will discuss the marketing strategy behind this brand positioning as well as the firm's mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time.
Join us for Paul's intriguing presentation.
- Paul GennaroGuest speaker
SVP, Chief Brand & Communications OfficerVoya Financial
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Kathryn Ferrero, Chief Marketing Officer, AXA Equi...New York
Despite the February chill, FCS New York gives a warm welcome to our next guest speaker in our CMO luncheon series: the Chief Marketing Officer of AXA Equitable, Kathryn Ferrero. Join us on February 27th as Kathryn makes her debut on the FCS stage.
AXA Equitable Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EQH) is one of the leading financial services companies in the U.S. and comprises two complementary and well-established principal franchises, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company and AllianceBernstein. The history of these firms helping clients prepare for their financial future dates back to 1859. Today AXA Equitable has approximately 12,200 employees and financial professionals globally, and $691 billion of assets under management (as of 6/30/2019).
We look forward to seeing you at our February luncheon to learn more about the marketing strategy behind the AXA Equitable brand.
- Kathryn FerreroGuest speaker
Chief Marketing OfficerAXA Equitable
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