ERA Presents The Great Ideas Summit 2012

Arlington, Va. (PRWEB) October 17, 2011

Planning for the Electronic Retailing Association’s (ERA) mid-winter event, The Great Ideas Summit is new, improved and in full swing. The Great Ideas Summit 2012—the premier mid-winter event in the direct-to-consumer marketing space—is February 27-29, 2012 at the luxurious Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, Fla. ERA is hard at work preparing a robust education program, interactive networking events and a busy expo area.

Nearly 800 marketing professionals are expected, and registration is now open. ERA encourages people to register soon to take advantage of the early-bird savings at

The event draws a very senior-level crowd, with 75 percent of attendees at a director-level or higher. Those wishing to do business with the attendees should consider exhibiting or sponsoring at The Great Ideas Summit 2012. ERA offers an array of sponsorship and exhibit opportunities, including meeting rooms, booths, corporate suites and tabletops. Once again, companies can purchase a networking “pod,” which consists of four plush chairs and a table, creating a comfortable environment in which to conduct business. Visit to learn more about the available opportunities.

“We are looking forward to returning to Miami Beach for The Great Ideas Summit 2012,” says ERA President and CEO Julie Coons. “Our mid-winter conference will be feature-packed, with valuable networking opportunities, a stellar education program and outstanding exhibits—everything that our members have come to expect from ERA and more.”

About The Great Ideas Summit 2012
The Great Ideas Summit 2012, Presented by ERA, is the premier mid-winter event for the direct response marketing community. Nearly 800 top-level professional attendees are expected to gather for the event, February 27-29, 2012 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. For more information about The Great Ideas Summit 2012, please visit

About the Electronic Retailing Association
Representing a more than $300 billion market, the Electronic Retailing Association (ERA) is the only trade association in the U.S. and internationally that represents leaders of the direct-to-consumer marketplace, which includes members that maximize revenues through electronic retailing on television, online and on radio. ERA strives to protect the regulatory and legislative climate of direct response while ensuring a favorable landscape that enhances e-retailers’ ability to bring quality products and services to the consumer. ERA members include some of the industry’s most prominent retail merchants, including Allstar Products Group, eBay, Discovery Communications, Gaiam, Google, Guthy-Renker Corporation, HSN, Oak Lawn Marketing, QVC, Telebrands, ShopNBC and Thane. For more information about ERA, please visit

Media Contact
Vi Paynich
Content Manager
Electronic Retailing Association
Tel. 909-606-3406


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