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Day 1 Wednesday, September 25

8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Move Prospects Through the Customer Journey With a Solid Content and Digital Marketing Strategy

AM Workshop
  • Samantha Kermode, Vertical Measures
  • Samantha Kermode
  • Create ‘your’ customer journey and gain the ROI benefits of mapping that journey
  • Understand why it’s vital to create content that resonates with your audience at different stages of the customer journey
  • Strategize, ideate and create user-focused content infused with SEO best practices that beat the competition in search and beyond
  • Know where, when and how to promote your content in a way that encourages engagement and moves your prospects through the customer journey
  • Build an audience that you own, not rent, and the prove the value it creates for your organization
  • Evaluate your return on investment (ROI) for your digital marketing efforts
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  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Content Marketing
  • Strategy

SEO of Today

AM Workshop
  • Hannah McNaughton, Metric Marketing
  • Hannah McNaughton
  • Identify technical issues on your website that are hurting rankings and/or performance
  • Prepare for site migrations (including https) and re-designs
  • Uncover hidden gems in Google Analytics and Google Search Console
  • Find and pursue additional SERP opportunities, such as rich snippets, image and video results
  • Reverse engineer the top-ranking pages to better compete in SERPs
  • Structure the website to create themes
  • Develop a content strategy based upon topical density that drives traffic
  • Increase online publicity and brand awareness through SEO techniques
  • Create an SEO strategy that can be implemented in prioritized steps
  • Win over key executives with the right data and reporting
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  • B2B
  • B2C
  • SEO & Search
  • Strategy

Forget Everything You Know About Email Marketing

AM Workshop
  • List the components of a complete email program
  • Determine email best practices worth busting
  • Implement The Goldilocks Zone: A practical path to personalization
  • Break free of batch ‘n blast
  • Know when to just say no to A/B testing
  • Name the essential components of preference centers that work
  • Use the feng shui approach to email design
  • Understand the future of email
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  • Email Marketing
  • Measurement
  • Strategy
  • UX & Design

Beyond Personas and the Customer Journey: The Next Step for CX Succes

AM Workshop
  • Michael Salamon, Lousy
  • Michael Salamon
  • Use existing strategy, customer research, and journey mapping to inform upcoming activities
  • Effectively break down the complexity of each phase in the journey, allowing for a hyper-focus on specific touchpoints
  • Integrate existing analytics and identify areas for investigation
  • Reduce the overall “churn” associated with marketing campaign execution
  • Accurately share the resulting thinking across the organization
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  • Analytics
  • UX & Design

2:35 pm - 3:05 pm

Learn How to Create Videos that Educate, Entertain & Inspire

  • Brandon Arolfo, PBS
  • Brandon Arolfo
  • Produce videos that support specific marketing campaigns
  • Increase your YouTube subscribers and views
  • Measure the impact, reach, and engagement of your video content
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Content Marketing
  • Strategy
  • Video Marketing

Data That Drives Email Marketing Relevance… and Revenue

  • Determine if/which of your data ready is to power your email marketing program.
  • Choose data to use in email that impacts the bottom line, a.k.a. bolsters email ROI.
  • Integrate multiple data sources, from easy plug-ins to robust data power tools.
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Data
  • Email Marketing

InstaBrain: Modern Research Methods for Gen Z Customers

  • Sarah Weise, Bixa
  • Sarah Weise
  • Understand what makes Gen Z unique
  • Engage and connect with Gen Z in ways that matter to them
  • Implement the best research methods to use when learning about this modern generation
  • B2C
  • Conversion
  • Data

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm

How to Leverage Digital & Strategic Partnerships to Reach New Audiences

  • Mike Epstein, Cinematic Music Group
  • Mike Epstein
  • Gain an understanding of three specific types of audiences you can reach out to for your business
  • Learn strategies for approaching brands you’re interested in partnering with
  • Use social media to find what audiences make sense for your business
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Branding
  • Conversion
  • Social Media

Five Secrets to Creative Content From Your Favorite Songwriters

  • Sharpen your ability to craft strong images
  • Tighten your collaboration techniques
  • Use techniques for breaking through blocks
  • Expand your understanding of “writing”
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Content Marketing
  • Strategy

The Feng Shui of Modern Email

  • Jen Capstraw, Iterable
  • Jen Capstraw
  • Recognize design trends that prioritize engagement and accommodate mobile and desktop email clients
  • Better align messaging and calls to action with campaign objectives
  • Boost ROI with personalization that moves the needle
  • Leverage the CTA secret that gets the click—even among disengaged subscribers
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Email Marketing

4:05 pm - 4:35 pm

The Optimized Chatbot Conversation

  • Arvell Craig, Chatbot Funnels
  • Arvell Craig
  • Understand the ideal structure of a chatbot conversation
  • Map your conversation to the visitors Intent
  • Determine how the right and wrong “AI” can dramatically improve your engagement
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • SEO & Search

“Meh” to “Marvelous”: How to Market on Facebook Ads in the Era of Killer Competition (Placeholder Title)

  • Understand what changed over the past year and how to adapt your selling strategy for it TODA
  • Navigate the changes on Facebook Ads and go from media buyer to masterful markete
  • Use smart scaling tactics to cast a wider net without emptying your wallet
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Conversion
  • Paid Advertising
  • Social Media

Trust by Design: Keeping Your Customer on Your Side

  • Look at visual and interactive signals to build trust in the experience and product
  • Asses designs for how the viewer will trust their visual and interactive messages
  • Look at a product’s long term success based on trust, rather than short-term profit gains
  • B2C
  • Strategy
  • UX & Design

4:50 pm - 5:20 pm

Defining the 5 Key Elements of your Brand DNA

  • Adrion Porter, AP & Company
  • Adrion Porter
  • Develop a strategic process of building your brand (company or personal) using five elements as a blueprint
  • Understand the true difference between branding and marketing
  • Differentiate your brand against the competition with an effective purpose, positioning, and promise
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Branding
  • Strategy

How to Rock SEO in a Machine Learning World

  • Understand the massive changes SEO is going through, today (don’t blink!)
  • Know what AI capabilities are legitimately moving the needle in SEO and what are fantasy
  • Understand how to evolve your SEO strategy to include AI technologies
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • SEO & Search

So You’ve Joined the “Sonic Revolution” . . . Now What?

  • Gabe Tartaglia, Pandora
  • Gabe Tartaglia
  • Understand the importance of developing a Sonic strategy as we move towards an increasingly screenless world
  • Know why sound is one of the most powerful platforms that can impact human memory, emotion, and behavior
  • Get started developing a sonic ID
  • Build new models of measurement and effectiveness in this new era
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Conversion
  • Emerging
  • Measurement

5:20 pm - 6:30 pm

Opening Reception

Day 2 Thursday, September 26

8:30 am - 9:00 am

How Brands Can Harness the Power of Instagram Stories

  • Understand why you should create a unique Story strategy and how to do just that
  • Explore tools, formats, and Story engagement opportunities you should know
  • Employ strategies to drive conversions and generate leads right from Stories
  • Strategically plan your Instagram marketing editorial calendar
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Content Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Video Marketing

Seven Psychological Triggers Every Marketer Should Master

  • Effectively wield seven of the most powerful psychological triggers to influence your audiences
  • Identify specific ways to improve your messaging to be more effective and impactful
  • Quickly build trust with existing and potential customers
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Branding
  • Content Marketing
  • Strategy

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Fyre Festival: 10 Marketing Lessons Your Business Can Leverage

  • Brian Fanzo, iSocialFanz
  • Brian Fanzo
  • Move beyond marketing your products/apps/services and focus on experience marketing
  • Empower today’s digitally connected consumer by capturing attention, maintaining attention and creating buzz
  • Understand why influencer marketing in 2019 requires much more than a celebrity posting an orange tile and how every business can leverage influencer marketing at scale
  • Spend more time understanding your customer while embracing the importance of transparency and authenticity in good times and when things go up in flames!
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Content Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Strategy

Improving Person-Based Omnichannel Analytics and Targeting

  • Chip Reno, T-Mobile
  • Chip Reno
  • Understand the process for person based marketing
  • Know how to use modern AdTech
  • Speak to the process for identity resolution
  • Deploy your own advanced multi touch attribution
  • B2C
  • Conversion
  • Data
  • Measurement

Marketers Can Rewrite the Stories of the Future

  • Tameka Vasquez, Eigen Technologies
  • Tameka Vasquez
  • Understand what the current narratives of the future are and why they need rewriting
  • Take advantage of the faster accumulation of data and speed of information
  • Adopt a futurist view in their storytelling to lead the way
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Content Marketing
  • Data

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Website Migration: What to Do Pre, During and Post

  • Samantha Kermode, Vertical Measures
  • Samantha Kermode
  • List reasons why you should migrate (there are plenty)
  • Take advantage of opportunities to make your new website SEO friendly
  • Use best practices presented to prepare for your migration
  • Find out what to expect during migration day
  • Know what you need to monitor in post-migration
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • SEO & Search
  • Strategy
  • UX & Design

Six Data-Validated Tactics to Increase Marketers Qualified Lead Volume

  • Garrett Mehrguth, Directive Consulting
  • Garrett Mehrguth
  • Execute on six tactics that have been statistically proven to increase qualified lead volume
  • Avoid four widely implemented tactics that simply do not work
  • Analyze your current marketing efforts with a list of questions that will spark your journey towards repeatable and scalable growth
  • B2B
  • Conversion
  • Strategy

The Era of the Social Brand Troll: How We Got Here and What You Should Do

  • Obele Brown West, Weber Shandwick
  • Obele Brown West
  • Understand the impact of social “troll” marketing on consumers and public sentiment
  • Use specific criteria to evaluate whether this form of social connection is right for your company
  • Gain clarity on what contributes to valuable “human” relationships and engagement on social
  • Branding
  • Social Media
  • Strategy

11:00 am - 11:30 am

The Authenticity Lie: How to Build Loyalty Through Storytelling

  • Eric Thomas, SAGA MKTG
  • Eric Thomas
  • Build a digital identity that is unique to YOUR brand.
  • Understand how current brands are using trends to “feel” authentic
  • Use Digital Storytelling to do consistent cross-platform world building
  • Make “boring” brands more engaging
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Branding
  • Content Marketing

Prospect Experience Design: How the Right Design Will Turn Researchers Into Buyers

  • Effectively communicate your market position
  • Deliberately guide prospects through key pages and decision points to the right actions
  • Use a detailed, reliable system for holding all design decisions accountable to marketing goals
  • Conversion
  • Data
  • UX & Design

Overcoming Content Overload: Marketing Tactics for 2020

  • Paxton Gray, 97th Floor
  • Paxton Gray
  • Use the free software provided which is designed to assist in the content creation process
  • Run circles around your Goliath competitors using tactics they can’t deploy (and if you’re a Goliath, learn how to beat those pesky startups)
  • Analyze your audience in more effective ways to increase content success
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Content Marketing

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

What Marketers Can Learn About Social Media from DJ Khaled and Drake

  • Carlos Gil, Gil Media Co.
  • Carlos Gil
  • Tap into new storytelling features on Snapchat and Instagram Stories
  • Create an employee advocacy strategy to boost organic social media reach
  • Leverage social listening effectively to find and engage potential customers
  • Build relatable, real-time moments like an A-list celebrity for your brand
  • List the types of content given preferential treatment by Facebook and Instagram
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Branding
  • Content Marketing
  • Conversion
  • Social Media

The Psychology of a Website: Optimize for Cognitive Biases, Conversion Triggers, and Google’s RankBrain

  • Matthew Capala, Alphametic
  • Matthew Capala
  • Discover the key cognitive psychological biases and conversion triggers that affect your website visitors’ decision making
  • Replicate dozens of examples from some of the biggest brands to master the key principles of website persuasion
  • Upgrade your SEO game by optimizing for Google’s RankBrain, which uses AI and machine learning to better understand basic human instincts and behaviors
  • Use content to position your brand as a trusted authority in your field to reduce friction
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Branding
  • Conversion
  • Emerging
  • SEO & Search

Small team. Tiny audience. Big impact.

  • Zuley Clarke, Business Gift Registry
  • Zuley Clarke
  • Understand the benefits of focusing on a niche audience
  • Create a strategy for identifying your hyper-obsessed audience
  • Use a framework for evaluating your audience segments
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Conversion
  • Data

12:30 pm - 1:40 pm

Lunch Keynote

Keynote
  • Seth Godin, Best Selling Author
  • Seth Godin

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Generating Brand Momentum by Turning Content into Commerce

  • James Royer, Merrell
  • James Royer
  • Implement tactics to get the flywheel moving with both organic and paid efforts, even with a small budget
  • Leverage content with a channel-specific approach to generate higher levels of reach
  • Apply principles of successful content marketing and a distribution strategy that can lead to conversion
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Content Marketing
  • Conversion
  • Paid Advertising

Get More out of Every Email You Send

  • Dathan Brown, ActiveCampaign
  • Dathan Brown
  • Send more actionable emails
  • Easily segment for every stage of the customer lifecycle
  • Simplify your processes and improve reporting
  • Prove your value with better results
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Conversion
  • Data
  • Email Marketing

How Data Confident Are You?

  • Howard Luks, Eyeota
  • Howard Luks
  • Understand and address data quality concerns such as: How data is sourced, and how marketers know that they can trust supplier branded data
  • Gain valuable insight into the importance of trust and transparency between agency/buy-side with their data suppliers
  • Use standardized metrics and build the right tools to enable clear and consistent outcomes as well as a true comprehension of data quality
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Measurement

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm

Proving the Value of Marketing to Management

  • Janett Haas, Forbes Media
  • Janett Haas
  • Use a financially valid marketing accountability model to measure marketing’s value
  • Effectively communicate marketing’s value to management with hard numbers
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Measurement
  • Strategy

UX Meets MBA: A Designer Goes to Business School

  • McLean Donnelly, The Makery Group
  • McLean Donnelly
  • Articulate the ROI of improved customer experiences
  • Build strategic plans that include customer and business outcomes
  • Teach creatives to use business metrics in their everyday work
  • Strategy
  • UX & Design

Experiential Marketing and Influencing the Consumer Journey

  • Develop an actionable brand experience for your target demographic in order to drive conversion and brand loyalty
  • Better understand the importance of social media engagement vs social media following
  • Comprehend the importance of influencers to brand experiences and conversions
  • Recognize strategic brand partnerships that lead to great brand experience
  • Branding
  • Content Marketing

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm

How to Use Structured Data for SEO

  • Adopt the benefits of structured data and schema.org markup.
  • Use best practices for technical implementation and validation.
  • Understand the key features that drive increased clicks and conversion.
  • Avoid common mistakes and penalties.
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Conversion
  • Data
  • SEO & Search

Accelerating Return: Making Paid Ads Your Most Viable Channel Through AI

  • Move beyond reach, frequency & CPM
  • Use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to be a smarter marketer
  • Speak to the right now generation, understand your audience, & impact the bottom line with AI
  • Create heavy competition among publishers & networks to stretch your ad dollars in real-time
  • B2C
  • Content Marketing
  • Measurement
  • Social Media

Adjust Your Marketing Strategy to Fit in a Mobile-First World

  • Comprehend why it’s important to think mobile-first
  • Develop a cohesive strategy to making a mobile-first shift
  • Understand what areas still need desktop attention
  • Decide what marketing channels to ditch and which to double down
  • Discover new technologies that can help your company compete in a mobile landscape
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Strategy

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Measuring the Moment: Pro tips for Monitoring User Behavior

  • Create and use events to understand user behavior
  • Use a tag manager to measure events, goals and other data points
  • Track people, not disjointed sessions, using existing site data
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Content Marketing
  • Measurement
  • SEO & Search

Winning the Local Search Game

  • Better understand your customers’ local search tendencies
  • Break down Google’s local rankings factors: Relevance, Distance & Prominence
  • Take your website and Google My Business (GMB) pages to the next level
  • Keep your eyes on the prize
  • B2C
  • Data
  • SEO & Search

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Closing Reception, hosted by Workfront

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