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Morning Keynote
May 16,
9:15–10 a.m.

"Today’s Measurement Is Tomorrow’s Strategy: Drive Smarter PR Campaigns for Better Results"

For years, public relations professionals have said, “Measuring the results of public relations is hard.” Just because it’s hard doesn’t mean you don’t have to do it. David Tovar, vice president of corporate communications at Walmart, will discuss how the world’s largest company is developing and implementing a measurement program that is driving smarter public relations campaigns and better results. You will learn:

David Tovar is the vice president of corporate communications for Walmart and is responsible for all of the company’s external communication efforts. Tovar provides strategic direction and oversight to the teams responsible for Walmart’s crisis communications, executive communications, consumer and brand public relations, global e-commerce communications, digital and social media, financial and legal communications, and corporate social responsibility communications. As a corporate officer, he provides guidance to Walmart’s CEO and executive council on topics beyond public relations.