Marketing and Branding Consultant Leon Lazarus Presents in January

Leon Lazarus

Our presenter for our first meeting in 2019 on Monday, January 28, will be Leon Lazarus, owner of CalBrand, a marketing and branding consulting firm. His presentation will focus on the importance of creating effective email messages in any marketing campaign.

After studying Journalism and New Media at Rhodes University in South Africa, Leon Lazarus developed a career in corporate communications and marketing. He worked with many of the largest corporations on the African sub-continent. After emigrating to the United States in 2000 he led the team that created the timepiece brand worn by both President Obama and the Secret Service. In 2006 he settled in San Diego where he and a team of seasoned marketers took a casino from near bankruptcy to a billion dollar valuation. In 2009 he and his wife Leora founded Play To Learn, a free program that provided a preschool education to families that fell into the gap left by Head Start. Leon now runs CalBrand, a marketing and branding consultancy.

Leon's 30 years of corporate communications and marketing experience has made him a wild-eyed evangelist for marketing automation systems. He is a firm believer in the power of email to drive engagement and revenue.

We meet at the San Diego County Health Services Center at 3851 Rosecrans, San Diego, CA. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. with a short business meeting following at 6:45 p.m. The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Guild members are also invited to take part in a Marketing Support Group which meets at 5:30 p.m. at the same location, in the Harbor Room, across the hall from our usual meeting room.  Due to its popularity, we have had to limit the Marketing Support meeting to Guild members.

Visit this page in the future to see what's planned for 2019. If you have suggestions for topics or presenters you would like to see at one of our meetings, contact any of the members of the Board of Directors to let them know.

  • January 28 -- Leon Lazarus – Building a powerful email Message (email marketing)
  • February 25 -- Karl Keating – Critique of Book Covers
  • March 25 -- TBD
  • April 22 -- TBD
  • May 20 -- TBD
  • June 24 -- TBD
  • July 22 -- Open Mic Night
  • August 26 -- TBD
  • September 23 -- 40th Anniversary of Guild
  • October 28 -- TBD
  • November 25 -- Anthology Launch
  • December 16? -- Holiday Party

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