Susan KrylDear CADM Members,

It seems that spring may be creeping into the Chicago area!  I know we are all very weary of the cold and snow and will welcome sunshine, warm breezes, and grass!  Our attendance at some of our events has been lower than anticipated and, although we can attribute some of that to our unusually rugged winter weather, we want to ensure that we are providing the programming and content that you, our members, desire. 

To that end, we will be reaching out to you to schedule a series of round-table discussions on our new Pillars of Excellence and how they can help you with your knowledge and networking.  We will strategize on how CADM can improve how members communicate among each other, and how we can help you to connect with the experts to find information.  And your candid input at a round-table helps us to help you grow professionally.

The first of these sessions will take place on Thursday evening, May 8 as part of our Networking with the Experts Seminar on Content Strategy with Andy Crestodina.  Andy is strategic director at Orbit Media, a web design and development firm.  FCB is graciously hosting this event at their new offices in the John Hancock Center, 875 North Michigan Avenue.  Join us for discussion, Andy’s presentation, and networking over refreshments. 

Did I mention that this event is free to CADM members? Register at If you can’t make it to Chicago or the session on May 8, you can still participate via live a webinar. 

As I write to you, CADM’s web site oversight committee members tell me that they anticipate that the new site will be live by May 1.  We are excited to roll-out e-lists and portals for each Pillar (Analytics, Digital, Mobile, Social and Response Marketing).  Again, we need your input to ensure our infrastructure supports your knowledge bank needs.  Please contact Glenda Sharp at [email protected] or 312 849 2236 and let her know you would like to participate in our May 8, or a future, round-table discussion.  Watch your email for the upcoming schedule!

We will be celebrating the Tempo winners and awards on Thursday, July 17 at theWIT hotel in Chicago, so save the date!  This is always an exciting and fun event.

Hope to see you on Thursday, May 8 at the Networking with the Experts Seminar!

Best regards,

Susan Kryl