Marketing conferences are a great way to brush up on your skills, stay up to date with industry news, and network with other professionals in the field. However, with so many different events going on throughout the country, it can be difficult to choose which one to attend. That’s why we’re breaking down 10 of the best digital marketing summits happening in 2019 and 2020. Let’s take a look!
The Brand Marketing and Digital Summit (NYC – Oct 21-22, 2019)
For those of you interested in building your brand, the Brand Marketing and Digital Summit is a great option. Make your way to the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge for this Forbes-recommended conference. While billed as branding-focused, this is full-scope event that also features talks & classes on social media, programmatic, and content marketing. It features speakers from a variety of fortune-500 companies, including PepsiCo, AT&T, and Northwestern Mutual. This is a great conference to go to if you are looking for ways to elevate your company or brand to the next level through innovative and creative marketing techniques.
Digital Summit Boston (Boston, MA – Oct 21-22, 2019)
Marketing guru and author, Seth Godin, is one of many thought leaders that will be presenting at this year’s Digital Summit Boston. The conference features a variety of workshops and presentations. Highlights include a content strategy keynote by Beverly Jackson of MGM Resorts International and a presentation about YouTube optimization tactics by Gabe Tartaglia of Pandora.
Rakuten Optimism (San Francisco, CA – Oct 23, 2019)
The Rakuten Optimism conference puts you shoulder-to-shoulder with the biggest brands on the planet. Reps from Smucker’s, Macy’s, BuzzFeed, and even Walmart will all be in attendance. The agenda features countless workshops, fireside chats, networking receptions, and more.
The Transformation of Search Summit (NYC – Oct 25, 2019)
The Transformation of Search Summit combines the expertise of Search Engine Watch, ClickZ, and Catalyst to provide an inside look into the transformation of search marketing. This one-day event focuses on several key themes, including the new customer journey, voice search optimization, data protection, and more. It features a keynote by Walt Disney’s SEO Manager, Carolyn Shelby, as well as a panel discussion with several other industry leaders.
State of Search (Dallas, TX – Nov 5-6, 2019)
State of Search offers a more intimate setting uncommon to most conferences. This digital marketing event is all about being “real” and features a variety of speakers with real-world experience. From utilizing LinkedIn ads to generating a year’s worth of content ideas in two hours, this conference offers endless opportunities for learning valuable industry skills.
SMX East (NYC – Nov 13-14, 2019)
SMX East features two days of intense, all-you-can-learn events. It focuses on search marketing tactics, including SEO, conversion rate optimization (CRO), and more. This year, SMX East has added two new content areas – agency operations and management and local search marketing for multi-location marketers. Brought to you by the experts behind Search Engine Land, this is an event you won’t want to miss.
Digital Sales and Marketing World (Hartford, CT – April 5-7, 2020)
Held in the Connecticut Convention Center, the Digital Sales and Marketing World conference is divided up by role and industry. This allows attendees to tailor their experience to their specific needs. The event is geared towards teams (marketing, sales, and leadership) and teaches valuable strategies and tactics for more efficient and effective internal operations.
MarTech West (San Jose, CA – April 15-17, 2020)
MarTech is a marketing technology conference that showcases the latest software, hardware, and equipment in the industry. It combines marketing, technology, and management to help industry professionals remain competitive in an ever-changing digital climate. MarTech involves two days of workshops, sessions, and networking, providing countless opportunities to exchange ideas with other marketers.
HOW Design Live (Boston, MA – May 4-7, 2020)
For almost 30 years, HOW Design Live has been a must-attend event for design professionals. This conference is one of the largest annual gatherings for creative professionals and provides attendees with the opportunity to access educational sessions and keynotes from some of the best creative minds, preview new tools, technologies, and industry products, and network with over 3,000 attendees from all over the world.
MozCon (Seattle, WA – July 6-8, 2020)
MozCon is your chance to connect with industry-leaders in the world of SEO, local search, CRO, and more. This conference provides a number of opportunities for networking, through lunch discussion tables and evening parties. Whether you’re a marketing executive or a freelance SEO strategist, MozCon is a great way to expand your skillset.
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