SAGE Conference
SAGE Conference 2018

Thank you for joining us at SAGE Conference! Save the date for SAGE Conference 2019, Monday January 14.

2018 Session Videos

An Inside Look at What's New and Coming Soon at SAGE

How the Modern Day Distributor Impresses Clients

20 SAGE Features You Need to Know About

Become A Tradeshow Superhero

Pro Tips and Tricks for Advanced SAGE Users

Inspiring Ideas: Unlocking Your Creative Genius

Supplier Spotlights: Max Apparel

Supplier Spotlights: Best Promotions

Not Another Cat Video! A Look at How Social Media Is Impacting Our Society

Schedule

Schedule

8:30am - 8:45am

Opening Remarks
David Natinsky, MAS, SAGE President

8:45am - 9:15am

Become a Tradeshow Superhero (CAS 0.5) CAS
David Natinsky, MAS, SAGE President

Become a Tradeshow Superhero

David Natinsky, MAS, SAGE President

The key to the ultimate tradeshow experience is right in your hands! Discover how SAGE Mobile, the PPAI Expo’s official show planner, can help you get more out of the industry’s largest tradeshow! See the newly added features, like the discussion group area where you can connect with other PPAI Expo attendees throughout the show. You’ll also see how to add a preference group of your favorite suppliers to your show walk list and easily search for products from exhibitors that are at the show.

9:15am - 10:15am

An Inside Look at What's New and Coming Soon at SAGE (CAS 1.0) CAS
Eric Natinsky, SAGE CEO

An Inside Look at What's New and Coming Soon at SAGE

Eric Natinsky, SAGE CEO

Curious as to what we’ve been up to in the SAGE labs? We’ll show you our latest developments and give you the first exclusive look at what’s new and coming soon at SAGE! We’ll be unveiling new products as well as introducing new features and enhancements for existing products.

10:15am - 10:30am

Break

10:30am - 11:15am

Beyond Product Research: 20 SAGE Features You Need to Know About (CAS 1.0) CAS
Terri Sparkman, SAGE Sr. Lead Account Executive

Beyond Product Research: 20 SAGE Features You Need to Know About

Terri Sparkman, SAGE Sr. Lead Account Executive

Sure you’ve got product research down to a science, but what about the other functions in SAGE? We’ll show you 20 features you likely aren’t using but will soon ask how you ever lived without. From our very own social network, the SAGE Discussion Groups, to our ready-to-send monthly email campaigns, you’ll see several new and hidden features that will transform your workday and make your SAGE experience even better.

11:15am - 11:45am

Company Stores: How the Modern Day Distributor Impresses Clients (CAS 0.5) CAS
Ryan Hanchey, CAS, SAGE Distributor Sales Manager

Company Stores: How the Modern Day Distributor Impresses Clients

Ryan Hanchey, CAS, SAGE Distributor Sales Manager

With a company store, you can offer a seamless, modern online ordering experience to your clients for their branded merchandise! You’ll lock in business with a client while they enjoy their own convenient and completely customizable online store stocked with their company uniforms, employee incentive gifts, to popular swag they order often. We’ll show you how to incorporate SAGE Company Stores into your offerings, how to qualify a client, and what exactly makes for a successful company store.

11:45am - 12:15pm

Lunch

12:15pm - 12:35pm

Supplier Spotlights: Best Promotions & Max Apparel

Best Promotions USA Max Apparel USA

12:35pm - 1:15pm

Not Another Cat Video! A Look at How Social Media Is Impacting Our Society

Eric Natinsky CEO, SAGE

Social media is leaving behind a digital legacy that shapes not only what we do, but who we are. SAGE CEO Eric Natinsky takes a look at how social media is leaving an irreversible mark on our society and changing our way of life. What has happened so far and, more importantly, what might be in store for the future of humanity.

1:15pm - 1:45pm

Pro-Tips and Tricks for Advanced SAGE Users
(MAS 0.5) MAS
Danielle Davidson, SAGE West Coast Account Executive

Pro-Tips and Tricks for Advanced SAGE Users

Danielle Davidson, SAGE West Coast Account Executive

So you already know the basics, but have you unlocked all the levels of SAGE Online? In this session designed for experienced users, we’ll show you how to use our advanced search options and other expert tips for getting the most out of SAGE Online’s tools. You’ll leave the session with new time-saving SAGE skills you’ll want to show off to your team.

1:45pm - 2:15pm

Inspiring Ideas: Unlocking Your Creative Genius (CAS 0.5) CAS
Andy Evans, SAGE Sr. Strategic Account Lead

Inspiring Ideas: Unlocking Your Creative Genius

Andy Evans Sr. Strategic Account Lead, SAGE

Fresh inspiration for the New Year starts here! We’ll show you some inspiring case studies of how industry distributors thought outside the box to create the perfect products to lead their clients’ marketing campaigns to success. You’ll leave SAGE Conference with new strategies for developing innovative ideas that win your clients over and help you reach new prospects in 2018.

Speakers
Eric Natinsky

Eric Natinsky
SAGE CEO

Eric Natinsky
SAGE CEO

Eric Natinsky is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of SAGE. He has been working with computers all his life and has extensive experience in computer science. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, double-majoring in Management and Marketing, from Washington University in St. Louis and a JD from The University of Texas at Austin. Eric is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is also a licensed patent attorney. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family as well as supporting the arts in Austin through his position on the Board of Directors for ZACH Theatre.

David Natinsky

David Natinsky, MAS
SAGE President

David Natinsky, MAS
SAGE President

David Natinsky is co-founder and President of SAGE. As an avid technology enthusiast, David has seen technology evolve from the disconnected world of the late 1980s to the fully connected world that we now live in. He was instrumental in working with PPAI to establish SAGE as PPAI’s exclusive technology provider and create the Power of Two relationship, in which all PPAI distributor members receive one SAGE Total Access license. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the College of Santa Fe. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, flying, as well as holding board of director positions with multiple local not-for-profit associations.

Ryan Hanchey

Ryan Hanchey, CAS
SAGE Distributor Sales Manager

Ryan Hanchey, CAS
SAGE Distributor Sales Manager

Ryan joined SAGE in 2010 after selling technology services for a firm in Dallas. Ryan was named a 2016 Rising Star by the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). He studied emergency management at the University of North Texas. When Ryan is away from the office, you can find him spending time with his wife, Grace, and their son, Theo, or working on restoring his dad’s 1975 Ford Bronco.

Andy Evans
SAGE Sr. Strategic Account Lead

Andy Evans

Andy Evans
SAGE Sr. Strategic Account Lead

Andy Evans is the Sr. Strategic Account Lead at SAGE. He earned a degree in management information systems from Texas A&M University. Andy has been at SAGE since 2009 and enjoys teaching people how to use SAGE. When he is away from the office, you can find him at home with his son, Sawyer, and his new baby girl, Perrie.

Terri Sparkman
SAGE Sr. Lead Account Executive

Terri Sparkman

Terri Sparkman
SAGE Sr. Lead Account Executive

Terri Sparkman is a Sr. Lead Account Executive and joined SAGE as a Distributor Account Executive in 2009. She holds a B.A. in Communication from The University of Oklahoma. Terri loves coming up with creative ways to help her distributors better utilize SAGE tools and grow their business. When Terri is away from the office, you can find her chasing after her son, Drew.

Danielle Davidson
SAGE Distributor Account Executive

Danielle Davidson

Danielle Davidson
SAGE Distributor Account Executive

Danielle Davidson joined SAGE as a Distributor Account Executive in 2013. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where she studied Mass Communication. Danielle has also worked on the supplier side and enjoys applying that knowledge to help her distributor clients succeed. When she is not working, you can find her at a concert or on a patio with her dog, Teddy.

Sponsors

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