story branding

Stevens & Tate President to Speak at IHCA/INCAL Conference in Indianapolis in August 2018

For more information, contact:
Debbie Szwast, 630-627-5200

LOMBARD, IL., July 10, 2018 – As long-time educators in senior living marketing, Stevens & Tate Marketing has, for the first time, been selected to present at the annual IHCA/INCAL Convention & Expo. President Dan Gartlan will be presenting his knowledge on story branding to attendees at the Convention, being held July 31 – August 2, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN.

The Indiana Health Care Association (IHCA) advocates providing non-for-profit and properly skilled nurses in facilities where they care for Indiana’s geriatric and developmentally disabled citizens. The purpose of this event is to provide a collaborative environment for professionals in the long-term care and assisted living industry. Gartlan will be adding to the speaker expertise on Thursday, August 2, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., with a session titled “Build a Standout Brand Through the Power of Story.”

Gartlan will speak on the importance of Story Branding and how this tactic can help build a following for any brand regardless of size or structure. His extensive knowledge on the subject is the culmination of many years of working with several clients in the senior care industry. Gartlan comments by saying, “Moving beyond listing features and benefit claims, to truly developing a unique voice that connects with perspective residents on a personal level is critical to telling your brand story, and attracting prospects. Stories that communicate why your organization exists and what you are passionate about will resonate with seniors and attract them to you.”

The Indiana Health Care Association (IHCA) was founded in 1958 and is a founding member of the profession’s national organization, the American Health Care Association. The Indiana Center for Assisted Living (INCAL) is the assisted living unit that works with the IHCA and began in 1998. INCAL’s priority is to provide services for assisted living and educate members on independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing.

Stevens & Tate Marketing ( is a full service advertising agency offering Internet advertising; award-winning, on-strategy creative; integrated message development; and cost-effective media planning and execution. Stevens & Tate creates focused, targeted solutions for its clients within senior living, healthcare, pharmaceutical, homebuilding, CPG and food, grocery and retail, travel and tourism, and business-to-business industries.

Dan Gartlan, President of Stevens & Tate Marketing (, counsels businesses on improving their marketing results and speaks on the topic of Attraction Marketing to businesses, groups and associations. He can be reached directly by calling (630) 627-5200 or via email at

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SUMMARY: Dan Gartlan of Stevens & Tate Marketing will be presenting at the IHCA/INCAL Convention that is being held in Indianapolis, IN from July 31-August 2 2018.
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Stevens & Tate Marketing is a full-service advertising agency offering award-winning, on-strategy creative; integrated message development; and cost-effective media planning and execution. The team creates targeted solutions for brand consistency, converting leads to customers, and web design and development. To learn more about how Stevens & Tate can help Make Things HappenTM for your business, call (630) 627-5200.