Registration Now Open for 1st Annual Franchise Consumer Marketing Conference

Conference Advisory Board Sets Agenda for Two-Day Educational and Networking Program

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 24, 2011 - Franchise Update Media Group (FUMG), the leading industry resource for franchise development, announces that registration is now open for the First Annual Franchise Consumer Marketing Conference, to be held June 14-15 at the Omni San Francisco Hotel.

"This is a ground-breaking event in the franchise industry, and strengthens our position as the leader in providing innovative, unique educational and networking opportunities that help franchisors grow their business at the unit level," said Therese Thilgen, president of FUMG. "The franchisor CEOs, CMOs and marketing managers who attend will experience an interactive agenda led by top executives in drill-down, content-rich workshops, roundtables and keynotes."

An elite conference advisory board of influential franchise marketing executives representing the service, and sectors, has been instrumental in shaping the conference agenda. The advisory board members are: Susan Boresow, chief marketing officer for Massage Envy; John Dillon, vice president of marketing for Denny's; Keith Gerson, chief operating officer for Sopra Brands; Rich Hope, marketing director for Jersey Mike's'; Terri Miller, vice president of marketing and communications for Great Clips; Wendy Odell Magus, vice president of marketing for Kiddie Academy; Jeff Rinke, vice president of marketing for Hungry Howie's Pizza; Linda Shaub, vice president of marketing for Interim HealthCare, Inc.; and Ed Walter, the VP of CRM at CertaPro Painters.

"The contributions from this stellar group of franchise marketing experts promise an engaging conference that will serve as an industry forum for sharing best practices in consumer marketing," said Steve Olson, publisher and chief development officer for FUMG. "Attendees will have the opportunity to drill down on today's key trends, issues, and strategies that are driving the demand for developing and delivering successful national and local marketing campaigns for their franchisees."

To register for the conference, please visit Those who register before May 15 can save $100.

Limited sponsorships are available. Interested suppliers and service providers should call Sharon Wilkinson at 800-289-4232, ext. 202, or send an email to

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Founded in 1988, Franchise Update Media Group (FUMG) produces online franchise sites, magazines, research, books and conferences in franchising. Targeting franchise audiences online, in print and in person, FUMG delivers a unique combination of and lead-generation sources that helps franchisors, franchisees and suppliers achieve their growth objectives. For more information, please visit

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