A survey conducted by Prepared Foods Magazine indicates that the average American will have consumed 1,500 Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches by the time they graduate high school. However, this classic American sandwich has not always been the perfect combination of sweet, savory, and sometimes crunch that we know & love today.
Early peanut butter pairings included things such as pimento, nasturtium, cheese, and watercress; but, in the late 1890s and early 1900s, technology and innovations in the food industry led to the development of the eternally nostalgic PB&J Sandwich that now occupies our hearts (and stomachs)!
The same can be said of Consumer Affairs…
What was once a cost center at the bottom of a P&L sheet has risen to the forefront of many companies marketing strategies. Consumer Affairs, now more than ever before, has a seat at the table. As such, providing a best-in-class customer experience has become a staple in many companies, much like the PB&J Sandwich did way back when.
Join us as we explore industry leaders, The J.M. Smucker Company, their rich history, beautiful campus, and robust practices in the areas of Social Media and Analytics. This one-of-a-kind program will spark ideas and offer networking opportunities to help refine your Consumer Affairs operation!
10:00 AM Registration at The J.M. Smucker Company Headquarters (Parking Provided)
Please be sure to arrive at The J.M. Smucker Company Headquarters: 1 Strawberry Ln, Orrville, OH 44667 promptly at 10:00 AM to ensure you do not miss the campus tour departing at 10:30 AM. Please park in either the Visitor or Northwest lot identified on the map (attached) and enter the building through the Renewal Building entrance, also identified on the map (attached). Upon entering the building, security will provide you with a guest badge and volunteers will be waiting to direct you to the registration table. Please make sure to bring a photo I.D.
10:30 AM J.M. Smucker House, Archives, and Campus Tour
At 10:30 we will begin our day with a tour of the inviting campus of The J.M. Smucker Company. Included in the tour will be an overview of the company’s rich history by The J.M. Smucker Company Archives Manager, Nicole Laflamme Ellis and the Assistant Archives Manager, Tricia McEldowney. At the end of the day, there will be an opportunity to shop The J.M. Smucker Company Store!
12:00 PM Indoor Picnic Luncheon
Lunch will include a picnic buffet:
- Signature Chicken Caesar Wrap
- Greek Vegetarian Wrap
- Classic Italian Sub
- Pasta Salad
- Smucker’s Family Desserts:
- Fresh Seasonal Berry Shortcake
- Miniature Fruit and Cream Tarts
- Miniature Cheese Cakes and Sahale Nut Cups
- Assorted Coffee, Soda, Juice and Water
1:00 PM Presentation: J.M. Smucker Consumer Communications Center
Social Media Command Center 101
Led by Kyle Hess, Social Media Team Leader and Beth Dulaney, Senior Representative, this session is designed to provide guests with an inside look at how Smucker’s approaches social media. From the breath-taking perspective of a consumer care specialist in the Social Media Command Center to the intricacies of social monitoring, reputation management, consumer care, and social education.
In this session, guests will experience an example of the data analysis of The J.M. Smucker Company family of brands, cross-functional distribution benefits, and the integration of multiple consumer communication channels.
Speakers (Sharon Bucher, Analyst and Stephanie Ray, Senior Representative) will cover the following topics:
- Evolution of consumer reporting
- Cross-functional demand and interest
- Business integration projects such as Consumer Data Share
As a guest in this program, attendees will learn about the relevance of streamlining communication, collaborating cross-functionally, and specializing per brand in an effort to deliver efficient seamless consumer care.
Team Leader, Becca Baum, will cover the following topics:
1. SME (Subject Matter Expert) Program overview
2. Key benefits to the consumer, department, cross-functional teams, and
3. SME activities that enhance product knowledge and representative
WHEN (Event Schedule)
Thursday, June 15, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Registration
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. J.M. Smucker House, Archives, and Campus Tour
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Indoor Picnic Luncheon
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Presentation: J.M. Smucker Consumer Communications
The J.M. Smucker Company Headquarters
1 Strawberry Lane
Orrville, OH 44667
Parking Instructions: Please park in either the Visitor or Northwest lot and enter the building through the Renewal Building entrance. Upon entering the building, security will provide you with a guest badge and volunteers will be waiting to direct you to the registration table. Please make sure to bring a photo I.D.
COST (Includes Tour and Lunch)
This event is "Sold Out"
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Thank you J.M. Smucker Company and ContactUS Communications for sponsoring this event!