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As Director of Marketing Communications at Maplesoft, I am responsible for content creation, including case studies, whitepapers, webinars, technical papers, articles, and videos; public relations; all direct marketing programs in North America including emails, direct mails, and advertising programs; international marketing; tradeshows and conferences; sponsorships and partnerships; and print materials including brochures, flyers, posters, etc. I was born in the driveway of a country house that my dad bought because it had beautiful lilac trees in the front yard. It also had no electricity and no running water. This is where I spent my formative years. I've been told that explains a lot. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English from York University, a college diploma in Business Marketing from Georgian College, and I am currently completing a MAIS at Athabasca University in Writing and New Media, and Literary Studies. I’ve worked as a marketer in the high-tech industry for all of my professional career. In 2001 I won the City of Owen Sound Economic Development Award for Outstanding Sales Promotion. I put a lot of words like "Buy Now!" "Learn More!" and "Save!" in my writing. I like exclamation points.

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I wanted to take a few moments to outline our marketing email communication policy. Only those users who have opted-in to one of our mailing lists will receive an email from us. We do not send email to anyone who has not opted in. At the bottom of each of our emails there is a link that allows you to unsubscribe, and a link to our privacy policy as well. One person mentioned that although they have unsubscribed, they still receive marketing communications from Maplesoft. If this is the case, this is an error that we would like to investigate. Maplesoft does not send any marketing communications to any email on our unsubscribe list. We take this policy extremely seriously.

In response to some of the concerns about Membership, anyone can become a Maplesoft Member and access our premium content without being added to one of our mailing lists. All mailing lists are entirely voluntary. Alternatively, it is possible to join our mailing lists, without becoming a member. In addition to accessing the application center content, members also have access to our library of recorded webinars, all whitepapers listed throughout the site, our podcasts, and many other special incentives that we offer to our member community. We offer a Student Help Center and a Teacher Resource Center in addition to the Application Center, which would explain why we’ve not called our membership a “Maplesoft Application Center Member.” Also, we leave a significant amount of our website content available to anyone, even if they are not members. For example, if someone is interested in Maple they can review product specific information such as our demonstration movies without needing to become a member. We also make all of our support documents available to anyone, including non members, such as our product user manuals.

Lastly, if anyone would like to add “Maplesoft Member” to their signature, please feel free to do so – in fact, we would be pleased if you did!

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to email customerservice@maplesoft.com.

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