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    Call for Submissions

    At our core, we are a knowledge exchange driven and nurtured by a community of practice — and we want you to participate.

   

  

At SAMA, we are committed to innovative thought leadership for the strategic account management professional and SAM organizations the world over. Supporting our proven framework for implementing long-term, mutual value with strategic customers is an ongoing dialogue of shared best practices at our global networking events and trainings, as well as in our various publications. 

We invite you to join the conversation. See below for ways you can contribute and showcase your knowledge and experience by submitting proposals for conference presentations, magazine articles, blog posts, podcasts, and webinars.

   

 

 

Ready to be a leader in the SAMA community?

Email: submissions@strategicaccounts.org.

 

 

  

Conferences

SAMA’s Annual Conference is our premiere event — an exhilarating educational experience, with sessions offering breadth, depth, and a sharp focus on real-world challenges that cut across all industries. Sessions are led by practitioners, thought leaders, and subject-matter experts with proven experience and a true passion for sharing ideas.

You will be seen as a thought leader within your industry and become part of a global think tank of like-minded peers, determined to grow profitably with your company’s most strategic customers.

All speakers receive a complimentary registration for the conference. In addition, speakers have the opportunity to establish themselves as a thought leader at the conference, which serves as a force multiplier for their networking efforts.

For session submissions, pitches, ideas, or questions please contact SAMA’s Assistant Director of Knowledge & Training Dave Schweizer at Schweizer@strateticaccount.org and include a brief description and any supporting materials.

Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis and will be routed to the next conference for which we are programming.

 

 

 

 

SAMA Global Summit

SAMA’s Global Summit brings together industry leaders from the international SAM/KAM community to discuss key strategies for capitalizing on opportunities and troubleshooting current challenges. Sessions feature practical tools and insight to help you advance your strategy with your most important customers.

Content for our Global Summit reaches an audience comprised of international conference attendees, SAM professionals, and industry leaders.

You will be seen as a thought leader within your industry and become part of an international think tank of like-minded peers, dedicated to sharing best practices and addressing the global challenges affecting strategic accounts around the world.

All speakers receive a complimentary registration for the conference. In addition, speakers have the opportunity to establish themselves as a thought leader at the summit, which serves as a force multiplier for their networking efforts.

For session submissions, pitches, ideas, or questions please contact Dave Schweizer at schweizer@strateticaccount.org and include a brief description and any supporting materials.

Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis and will be routed to the next conference for which we are programming.

 

 

 

 

Velocity® Magazine

Velocity is the official publication of SAMA. It provides a forum for the exchange of information, ideas, and industry trends relating to strategic account management and is the vehicle that enables SAMA members to be a community of best practice.

Thousands of account professionals, SAM managers, and C-level executives at the world’s largest and most forward-thinking companies read Velocity to learn about best-and-next practices from professionals who are facing the same challenges.

By having an article published in Velocity, you’ll be recognized as having expertise on the topic, and you’ll elevate your visibility, plus the visibility of your own organization and the entire SAM community.

Your organization will benefit by having its name brought to the attention of the wider community as a thought leader.

Submissions and pitches are accepted on ongoing basis and will be routed to the next magazine for which we are planning. However, the following submission deadlines coincide with these corresponding issues: Winter Issue (November 1), Spring Issue (March 1), Fall Issue (July 1).

Download of content guidelines for more info: [Link to Guidelines PDF]

For submissions, pitches, ideas, or questions please contact Velocity’s Associate Editor Nic Halverson at halverson@strategicaccounts.org and include a brief description and any supporting materials.

 

 

 

 

Blog

Like our Velocity magazine, SAMA’s blog is a forum for ideas, trends, and information relating to the practice of strategic account management — but in a more compact format. Blog posts are shorter than our magazine articles but are still jam-packed with big takeaways for SAM professionals.

Blog posts are amplified on our social media platforms and marketed in newsletters to approximately 21,000 subscribers and followers.

You will be recognized as having expertise on the topic, and you’ll elevate your visibility, plus the visibility of your own organization and the entire SAM community. Publication turnaround times for blog posts are quicker than magazine articles, so your ideas and perspectives can gain faster influence. Blog posts are an ideal entry point to explore topics that could turn into larger projects and proposals.

Your organization will benefit by having its name brought to the attention of the wider community as a thought leader.

Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis.

For submissions, pitches, ideas, or questions please contact Nic Halverson at halverson@strategicaccounts.org and include a brief description and any supporting materials.

 

 

 

 

Podcasts

SAMA’s podcast features conversations with thought leaders and innovators in the SAM community. Hosted by Harvey Dunham, SAMA’s Managing Director or Strategy and Marketing, each episode explores industry trends and resourceful topics on the forefront of strategic account management, offering key insight to help SAMs strengthen relationships with essential customers.

The episodes are broadcast and amplified on our social media platforms and marketed in newsletters to approximately 21,000 subscribers and followers.

You will be recognized as having expertise on the topic, and you will elevate your visibility within your own organization and the entire SAM community. The casual, conversational format also allows you to elaborate on recently published articles, books, and presentations or expound on new ideas that add to industry commentary.

Your organization will benefit by having its name brought to the attention of the wider SAM community as a thought leader.

Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis.

If you’d like to be a guest on SAMA’s podcast, please contact Nic Halverson at halverson@strategicaccounts.org and include a brief description of your proposed topic and any supporting materials.

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Webinar

SAMA offers our webinar series to SAMA members several times a year. These webinars cover a variety of topics relevant to the practice of strategic account management.

Our webinars reach an audience comprised of strategic account managers, SAM program heads, SAM support staff, senior executives, talent management, and L&D professionals.

You will be recognized as having expertise on the topic, and you will elevate your visibility within your own organization and the entire SAM community.

Your presentation will be recorded and added to the SAMA member Resource Library, increasing the reach of your message as well as your visibility as a thought leader.

Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Contact Dave Schweizer at Schweizer@strategicaccounts.org.