The Aligned Conference Expands Program to Support Independent Retail in the Age of Amazon

Now in its fifth year, brand marketers, sales reps and local retailers attendees will come together to create digital strategies that empower independent retailers

BOSTON, March 1, 2018​– Promoboxx, the only retail marketing platform powered by brands, has opened registration for the fifth annual Aligned Conference, held October 3-5, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Aligned is the only national conference that brings together brand marketers, sales representatives, and independent retailers to develop retail marketing strategies that increase foot traffic, local sales, and measurable business impact.

This unparalleled event, which has historically focused on brand marketers, is expanding to include both brand sales representatives and independent retailers. These three groups rarely have the opportunity to gather together in one room to solve major challenges and share success stories impacting the retail marketing industry. This year Aligned will present unique and engaging content tracks for these professions, truly making it an event focused on connection and alignment to drive independent retail.

“As Aligned continues to grow, we knew we needed to extend the event to include everyone that participates in retail marketing, not just the brands,” said Ben Carcio, CEO, and co-founder of Promoboxx. “We are excited to offer tracks for brand sales representatives and independent retailers. Now three times stronger, this expanded program will make the conference a place for three powerful perspectives to connect, align, and create digital strategies that shape the future of the retail industry.”

Aligned 2018 is expecting 500 attendees for 3 days of 50 sessions, 4 industry keynotes and much more. The conference will host thought-provoking keynotes, industry speakers and panels, case studies, retailer panels, and networking opportunities. Last year’s speakers included Gary Ambrosino, CEO of TimeTrade, Greg Higgins, vice president of accounts at Splash, Erica Bovard, senior field marketing manager at GE Appliances, Josie Norris, communications and grant manager at The Conservation Alliance, and Erin Engelson, marketing manager at multi-location footwear retailer Marathon Sports.

Now in its fifth year, Aligned is truly a one-of-a-kind conference that offers a fresh, original perspective on the future of retail marketing and the important role that brick-and-mortar storefronts play in driving local commerce.

Register for Aligned 2018 at before March 31, 2018 for a Super Early Bird Rate.

About the Aligned Conference

The Aligned Conference, presented by Promoboxx, is the only national conference that brings together brand marketers, sales representatives, and local retailers across industries to develop marketing strategies that increase local foot traffic, sales, and measurable business impact. Now in its fifth year, Aligned celebrates connection and alignment between national brands, their sales representatives, and their local retailers as together they create digital strategies that power independent retail.

About Promoboxx

Promoboxx is the only retail marketing platform, powered by brands, that connects and aligns national manufacturing brands with independent, specialty retailers to increase local awareness and sales at every storefront. Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Promoboxx partners with over 50 leading brands, including Nissan, GE Appliances, New Balance, and The North Face, to transform the way retailers and brands market together at a local level. For more information, visit or call +1 (800) 380-7502 x3

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