Masterclasses | Digital Summit Detroit

Digital Summit Masterclasses

Half-day, interactive workshops devoted to in-depth learning

“So far I have been LOVING this class and learning so much to fill in my gaps of knowledge! I love the view points this Masterclass has shared so far, and we are only half way through!”

Digital Summit Masterclass attendee

Masterclasses
September 15, 2021 | 08:30AM – 12:30PM

(Included with Platinum Pass, upgrade required for Main Event Pass)

Digital Summit Masterclasses are the perfect expansion of the core Digital Summit conference experience. Each classroom will be a highly interactive, deep-dive taught by the brightest minds in marketing and technology – on the complex topics and strategies that matter most to your company’s bottom line.

We have these amazing courses available for Digital Summit Detroit:

Day 1 Wednesday, September 15

8:30am - 12:30pm

Decoding SEO: How to Build Your Online Visibility – Without the Technical Jargon

Masterclass
  • Hannah McNaughton, Metric Marketing
  • Hannah McNaughton

In order for your digital marketing efforts to be as effective as possible, SEO needs to be at the foundation; however, SEO can be complex and difficult to understand. It can be hard to determine what tools to use, what information to look for, what the data even means, and what to do next.

In this comprehensive workshop, Hannah will walk you through the SEO principles that you need to know to improve your site’s online visibility – but she’s getting rid of the technical jargon. She will provide a clear, step-by-step process for you to follow and a down-to-earth explanation of what the technical terms really mean.

Hannah will pull back the curtain on how her agency approaches SEO projects with each of their clients – from startups for Fortune 100 companies – and teach you how to:

  • Evaluate your site’s SEO health
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and correct common technical errors
  • Utilize the most effective SEO tools
  • Perform keyword research and develop a data-driven content strategy
  • Audit your existing content to find hidden gems and problem areas
  • Analyze and deconstruct competitor’s sites
  • Reverse engineer the top-ranking pages to better compete in SERPs
  • Structure your website to enhance crawlability
  • Optimize on-site elements
  • Prepare for and execute site migrations and redesigns
  • Manage redirects
  • Find and pursue additional SERP opportunities, such as featured snippets and FAQs
  • Create and implement a prioritized SEO strategy
Included with Platinum Passes, upgrade required for Main Event Passes
  • SEO & Search

Advanced Digital Analytics Strategies and Tactics

Masterclass
  • Chris Sietsema, Teach to Fish Digital
  • Chris Sietsema

If we cannot measure it accurately, we cannot improve it adequately. Measurement is a critical element for any successful and long-sustaining organization. With an endless supply of data from an abundant variety of sources, the analyst’s challenge is no longer how to gather data, but how best to tame it. When properly planned and executed, a strategic analytics process can help us arrive at smarter business decisions with velocity. If you are seeking ways to use measurement to improve your association or non-profit organization, join this day long workshop to learn advanced digital analytics strategies and tactics. You’ll receive an online interactive workbook to use during the workshop which will allow you to walk through exercises and customize the information and insights you learn to your company or brand. It has been designed to take it back to the office and begin implementing immediately.

We’ll cover topics including:

  • Analytics Audit: Learn the criteria required to efficiently evaluate an existing analytics program and diagnose issues affecting data accuracy and measurement efficiency.
  • Configuration: Get a blueprint for activating all the features necessary to produce a representative and rich data set.
  • Reporting: Discover how to deliver clarity, accountability and vision with reporting structure, and learn how to automate your report generation process.
  • Data Mining and Insights: Learn the tricks of the analytics trade pertaining to efficient data mining, finding exciting correlations and extracting insights to “wow” your team.
  • Measurement Process: Find out the best ways to build, maintain and advocate for a solid analytics process that saves time, improves accuracy and fosters growth for your organization.

At the end of this Masterclass, you’ll be able to:

  • Create new Google Analytics (GA) Accounts, Properties and Views and/or audit an existing account
  • Configure conversion goals, filters, account integrations, advanced segments and cross-domain tracking within GA
  • Prepare an accurate, reliable and repeatable process for campaign tracking code creation and stewardship
Included with Platinum Passes, upgrade required for Main Event Passes
  • Data & Analytics

How to Make Your Content Irresistible

Masterclass
  • Tamsen Webster, The Red Thread
  • Tamsen Webster

As marketers, you know content is critical when it comes to driving awareness, consideration, and qualified leads, but when competition is high, how do you make sure your message is the message that not only stands out – but is built to last? How do you make sure it’s *also* flexible enough to appeal to your varied audiences? The good news is the answer lies in a content-building structure that can be easily duplicated time and time again. If you’re looking for answers to these questions, join this highly interactive workshop to learn not just the “how” of creating, but the “why,” as well. As we work together through a content-building workbook, you’ll learn a step-by-step process for finding and using the building blocks of content that rocks for *your *company or brand.

We’ll cover four key areas to test your content against, including:

  • Relevance: How to identify the question your audience wants an answer to
  • Resilience: How to make sure your message builds the best case for your idea
  • Remarkableness: How to determine one aspect of your message that is unique to you
  • Repeatability: How to summarize your message in a simple sentence so it’s strong enough to stick in the mind of your audience

At the end of this Masterclass, you’ll be able to:

  • Clearly define the goals and objectives for every piece of content you create and implement a process to achieve them
  • Identify the five key concepts that create a Red Thread® (your content’s core message) and how to use them to title, structure, summarize, and write your content
  • Develop outlines for content anywhere from 100 to 10,000+ words
  • Explore and adopt the four Message Mindsets to add variety and interest to your content

This session is for marketers and content creators:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day communication of company messages that convert current and potential clients and customers
  • Fluent in the company’s overall brand, vision, values, and mission
  • Well-versed in the goals, challenges, and behaviors of current and ideal customers and clients
Included with Platinum Passes, upgrade required for Main Event Passes
  • Content Marketing

“I’ve never seen a conference go this in-depth, this is awesome!”

Digital Summit Masterclass attendee

What’s Included?

4 hours of deep-dive content, tips, and insights (per Masterclass)

Workbooks from all Masterclasses

Exclusive DS Masterclass Certification

The ROI from a DS Masterclass is unbelievable
Masterclasses

We’re already pretty excited about the impact that two core days of Digital Summit is going to have on your business and professional toolkit.

But add the Masterclass day? Wowee…you’ll be able to unleash exponentially more potential impact in your marketing campaigns, strategy, and customer relationships.

We are confident the number of tangible, actionable things you’ll take away will more than justify the time and money you spend to join us on Masterclass day.

FAQs about our Masterclasses

Hands down, DS Masterclasses go the most in-depth our into topic offerings – ideal for subjects like analytics, content marketing, social media, and CRO that have a lot of complexity and moving pieces to them. Our masterclasses offer a more intimate teacher-student environment to create a highly-specialized learning experience.

The Masterclass is included in the Platinum Pass only. If you’re already registered with a Main Event Pass and would like to add the Masterclass, just select the add-on option on the registration page.

DS Masterclass instructors will typically include a little context-setting content in their lessons but, as a whole, our Masterclasses are designed to be more advanced and highly tactical – ideal for seasoned marketing practitioners from most any company size or industry.

Yes! Our instructors love the interaction with you and facilitating that between you and your fellow attendees. They build multiple interactive exercises and Q&A opportunities throughout the day.

Yes! All Masterclasses will be available post-event to rewatch. We’ll send out an email post event with instructions on how to access.

Not at all – you’re welcome to attend whichever session you’d like. Feel free to jump in and out of sessions during the event as well.