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Come for two high-impact days of DigiMarCon Santa Monica 2021, from May 27th to 28th, 2015. Meet the “who’s who” in the Digital Marketing Community, gain new insights and share ideas with fellow web business pros. Whether you’re just getting started or you’re a digital marketing expert, DigiMarCon Santa Monica 2021 will give you the latest strategies and information to increase your own knowledge and grow your business through digital marketing.

Check out some of the killer line-up of presentations and speakers below. They’ll get you excited and leave you wishing it was May already!

Search ExperiencesA New Generation of Branded Search
Aaron Polmeer, Chief Executive Officer, Search Experiences
Aaron Polmeer will give an entrepreneurial perspective on the opportunities and benefits for companies to brand ‘web search’ the number one activity performed daily online by their customers. Attendees will learn what branded search is, how it is activated and how it can be monetized, while increasing and retaining web traffic online for any company website.

Expert DojoCreate Your Own Tribe and Watch Your Business Profits Grow
Brian Mac Mahon, Founder & CEO, Expert Dojo
How important is it to convert your customers into your own tribe. Brian Mac Mahon is an expert in building prospect lists and converting those lists into value based tribes. He will share with you is journey from unsuccessfully trying to build a global business with cold lists and Adwords to managing his own digital tribe and having that tribe build, pay for and promote his coworking space and associated training business to previously impossible heights. How he did this and how you can do it will make you rethink digital marketing and see a whole new way to bullet proof your client base and profits.

PureMatterHuman to Human #H2H: Learn to Speak Human, Share Human and Market Human
Bryan Kramer, President & CEO, PureMatter
We’ve been trained to speak “business to business” (B2B) or “business to consumer” (B2C). But businesses and products do not have emotion. Humans do. In Human to Human Marketing (#H2H), Bryan explores why and how communication needs to be adjusted to exude simplicity, empathy and imperfection – in the same way humans are built. Through storytelling about his own experiences, as President of a Silicon Valley marketing firm, he delivers practical tools and steps you can use right now to connect with other humans and be better marketers, managers, and fellow members of the human race. Key concepts include: The Four Rules of Context, Why the Six Basic Human Needs are critical to understand to connect with your audience, How Human Sensory Building will make you a better communicator, How to avoid the “Brand Wrecking Ball”, What a “Focker Moment” is and why you should celebrate failure, The Secrets to Making Ideas Crowd Worthy, with real world consumer, non-profit and Enterprise B2B business examples, The difference between “Dark” and “Delightful” Disruption.

leadferretHow Big Data will Shape the Future of Sales and Marketing
Forest Cassidy, CEO, LeadFerret
Industry leading companies are already tying sales and marketing actions to Big Data triggers. It’s just a matter of time before Big Data is a mandatory part of any sound sales and marketing strategy. In the b2b area no Big Data contributor weighs in as powerfully as social media. Companies that learn to use the Big Data that flows out of social media the most intelligently will become the industry leaders of tomorrow.

discoverorgRe-targeting and Predictive Intelligence
Henry Schuck, CEO, DiscoverOrg
You know who you need to get in front of – do just that with a highly accurate and reliable way to reach influencers across your target accounts and business segments. Business targeting uses precise, business demographics, to ensure you can target and reach to the decision makers that matter to you. Predict the right message, channel and timing for each customer experience and inform critical business decisions by using all available customer data. Henry Schuck will share his advice of effective techniques for re-targeting and predictive intelligence.

5 Tips to Maximize Your Creative Assets in the Digital Age
Jeff Gapp, Channel Evangelist, WoodWing Software
Marketers need to be creative in the ways in which they manage their resources. Jeff will bring you clear examples of ways to develop a sustainable strategy, and show you the possibilities of making your creative assets work for you, efficiently. The presentation will give you the guidelines necessary, in 5 easy to follow top tips.

popshotsSnapchat: How to Make Disappearing Content
Leave a Lasting Impression on Mobile Millennials

Kevin Jonas, CEO & Founder, Flashopp and Adam Gausepohl, Creative Director, PopShorts
Approximately 1 billion Snaps are sent every day. Snapchat adoption and usage among mobile millennials is soaring, but brands are slow to react. Adam and Kevin will be your Snapchat sherpas in this entertaining, insightful, and educational session. Some of the topics we will cover are:
  • The basics. What is Snapchat and how does it work? Demographics and usage statistics, trends, and best practices.
  • Snapchat features. Direct snaps, Snapchat Stories, Snapchat Discovery, Filters, Geo-Filters etc. are all explained.
  • Why teenagers love Snapchat, in the words of actual teenagers.
  • Why Snapchat is the most engaging social platform ever, and why you need to get over the fact the content disappears.
  • How to get around Snapchat’s $750k/day ad minimum and efficiently build your brand’s Snapchat following.
  • The art of Snapchat storytelling. Real examples of brands using Snapchat right.

Adam and Kevin have presented on Snapchat to CMO’s, social and digital strategists at the world’s leading brands, agencies and studios.

3dogwriteProximity Marketing and the Impact on the Digital Marketer
Lisa Apolinski, Chief Executive Officer, 3 Dog Write
Proximity marketing is an exciting endeavor, both for the prospect and the marketer. And it will cause a significant shift in how digital strategy is developed and executed. So, what are the pros and cons for the digital marketer? In this session, attendees will: understand what proximity marketing is, review the positive impact proximity marketing will have on digital engagement and review the issues a digital marketer will face with proximity marketing.

AdobeConnected Experiences: From Websites to Wearables to Wherever
Loni Stark, Sr Director, Strategy & Product Marketing, Adobe
Digital experiences are now a critical part of the entire customer journey: from exploration and purchase to use and engagement. While world-class websites initiated the shift to digital, it was only the first step in using digital experiences across mobile apps, in-venue screens, and IoT connected devices that already are our future. What does this mean for the New Marketer? How does marketing need to think differently about the brand’s content and data strategy in order to deliver the right digital experiences to meet and exceed the consumer’s expectations wherever they may be?

hubspotRethinking Web Design: Creating a Peak Performing Site with Less Waste and in Half the Time
Luke Summerfield, Partner Services, Program Manager, HubSpot
You are wasting time and resources on your website and don’t even know it.” – It’s time to take a step back and challenge the assumptions of traditional web design. What we think the process should be, is in-fact causing wasted time, money and opportunity. Join Luke as he explores Growth Driven Design, a smarter approach to developing your website which minimizes waste through iteration and learning. The result is a peak performing website in a fraction of the time.

businessesgrowThe Content Code: Igniting Your Brand in a Noisy World
Mark Schaefer, Executive Director, Schaefer Marketing Solutions
In a world where marketing platforms seem to be shifting daily, it might seem impossible to predict where the future of social media is going, but Mark Schaefer has a pretty good idea. In this acclaimed, entertaining, and unforgettable speech, Schaefer discusses

  • The three digital marketing revolutions and the fourth that will begin in the next two years.
  • The very real business challenges presented by information density
  • Critical strategies to cut through the Internet noise to become the consumer’s signal
  • The role of advanced filters, cognitive computing, and wearable technology in a future marketing mix
  • The one “killer app” for digital marketing, sales and service for the next five years
The Future of Social Media was named one of the Top 10 events of SXSW and has received acclaim from audiences around the world.

Universal MusicBrand New Music Business
Mike Tunnicliffe, EVP Bus Dev & Partnerships, Universal Music
An overview on how technology, digital, social and customer empowerment are changing the future of the music business and how that is presenting almost limitless opportunities, for new business models, collaboration and partnerships with brands and consumers (yes partnerships with consumers!). Mike Tunnicliffe will explore how disruption and disintermediation are working to help create a ‘Brand new Music Business’.

mozCracking the SEO Code for 2015: Tactics to Love vs. Leave
Rand Fishkin, Wizard of Moz, Moz
It’s all changed – from how people use the web, to how Google ranks pages, to what resonates with influencers. Not surprisingly, the tactics marketers employ need to change, too. But tragically, many of us are stuck in a rut, eeking out the last few drops of fuel from efforts that are dying or dead. What’s even worse – the cutting edge practices that are producing remarkable returns heavily benefit early adopters, and if we’re not in those groups, we could find ourselves way behind in the years to come. In this presentation, Moz founder Rand Fishkin will dive deep into what really works to drive traffic, rankings, branding, and conversions (and what’s better left in the scrap heap of yesteryear).

IBM6 Steps to Big Data Success for Digital Marketers
Sameer Khan, Senior Manager, Analytics & Digital Marketing, IBM
The Big Data phenomenon was all about the collection of masses and masses of data: it was a technology challenge. But for most of us, this is no longer a problem – we know how to collect the data – the challenge now is one of processing the data, to make smart data work for us. Econsultancy, reports only 25% of the organizations are able to make proactive use of digital data to drive business outcomes. Join me to learn how to decipher the big data code and put it to action to improve digital marketing and analytics performance.

Why Content Advertising is the Only Advertising Left
Simon Kelly, CEO North America, Story Worldwide
Ben and Jerry’s CEO recently said that they view themselves as publishers and their agencies as publishers. Find out why he said that, and what that means for the future of marketing. Additionally, is the “Agency of Everything” an unrealistic fantasy or plausible reality? Attendees will learn what it takes to be one and/or what you have to do to hire one. In this session Simon will also speak about why brands need to uncover their unique Story Platform and how it impacts all future communications.

The DigiMarCon Difference

Business and marketing professionals have a lot of choice in events to attend.
As the Premier Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition Series worldwide
see why DigiMarCon stands out above the rest in the marketing industry
and why delegates keep returning year after year

Global Event Series

DigiMarCon is the Largest Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition series in the world, with annual events held in all continents (North America, Latin America, Europe, UK, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa) in 10 countries (United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Singapore, India, United Arab Emirates and South Africa), across 15 cities (New York, Toronto, San Francisco, Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Orlando, Sydney, London, Amsterdam, Singapore, New Delhi, Dubai, Johannesburg and Online). Wherever you are located there is a regional DigiMarCon event nearby you can attend.

5 Star Luxury Event Venues

DigiMarCon Conferences are held in top luxury 5-star event venues across the world such as; Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships, Olympic Stadiums, Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre and JW Marriott, Marriott Marquis, Hyatt Regency, InterContinental, Loews and Sofitel Hotel properties. Discount hotel room rates at each venue hotel means no hassle getting to and from the venue each day.

Extensive & Memorable Networking Experiences

Building relationships matter! At DigiMarCon Conferences we have more networking breaks on our program than others. On average there are 8 Networking breaks at each event giving delegates ample opportunities in a relaxed atmosphere to meet others over the 2-days at the event; from 1-hour round table networking luncheons to 3-hour dinner receptions. These networking breaks are set in picturesque locations to facilitate memorable experiences while fostering new relationships. Such experiences include enjoying cocktails and the Sunset over the Pacific Ocean on a private Ocean Terrace in Santa Monica, to being on the Sydney Olympic Stadium playing arena at night enjoying cocktails under the lights, to dining at the 360 Revolving Restaurant at the top of the CN Tower in Toronto for a Dinner Reception, enjoying cocktails on a private promenade overlooking Times Square in New York City, or having fun at the Dazzles Night Club onboard the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas for a Farewell Party, etc.

Industry Thought Leaders from Leading Brands

DigiMarCon Keynotes, Panels and Master Classes are facilitated by the foremost thought leaders in the industry, from celebrity social media influencers to CMO’s from the largest Fortune 500 company brands that are disrupting the digital marketing industry, such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Oracle, Adobe, eBay, Netflix and more. All presentations are pitch-free, and include actionable takeaways, case studies, strategies and tactics, ready to be applied when back in the office.

Premium Comfortable Meeting Spaces

At DigiMarCon Conferences you are never ‘left in the dark’…. literally, in a large room far away from the stage and speakers, crushed in tight theater seating, without even a desk, while sitting in the dark. At DigiMarCon all delegates have premium meeting space in luxurious ballroom well-lit spaces, with comfortable seating with desk enabling delegates to use their laptop to take notes with ample charging facilities onsite in a comfortable space to learn and thrive. All tables are situated close with direct view of the stage.

Value for Money & Generous Discounts

DigiMarCon Conferences are affordable to attend, from single-day event passes up to two-day VIP options at a fraction of the cost of other industry events. We offer significant discounts for early bird registrations. Additionally, on top of time-limited discount pass rates, because budgets are tight, we want to make sure all groups have a chance to attend DigiMarCon. For government employees, students, academic, startups, non-profit organizations and teams, we offer generous discounts off the prevailing registration price.

Collaborative Learning & Audience Participation

Attend DigiMarCon and you become part of the show! DigiMarCon Conferences tap into the talent of the room, drawing from the knowledge and experience of the professionals in the audience. All DigiMarCon events include regular interactive question and answer sessions with speakers and the audience ideal for collaboration, audience polls, along with ice-breaker and group exercises, steered by charismatic Emcees.

Meet the Speakers in Person

DigiMarCon Conferences put you right up and close with the speakers giving you the opportunity to meet these social media influencers which you follow in person. Speakers are never hidden in private speaker rooms away from the audience, they are in the auditorium sitting right beside you and participating.

Exceptional Customer Service

Attending a conference is a well-researched decision. There are many factors to consider such as location, time, venue, cost, speakers, content, etc. At DigiMarCon our results-obsessed Customer Service team are at your service before, during and after the event to help with your needs. It’s at the core of what we do — it drives our business. Offsite, we are ready to assist you via phone, ticket or chat. Onsite at our Conferences, friendly DigiMarCon staff serve as your hosts. They welcome your input and are happy to assist you.

TECHSPO Technology Expo

At all DigiMarCon Conferences is the co-located exclusive event TECHSPO Technology Expo, which showcases the new generation of technology and innovation, including; AdTech, MarTech, Internet, Mobile and SaaS technologies. Be inspired, amazed and educated on how these evolving technologies will impact your business for the better. Access to TECHSPO Technology Expo is included with all DigiMarCon passes.

On Demand Library Access

DigiMarCon All Access & VIP Passes include a 12-month on demand access to hundreds of hours of DigiMarCon speaker keynotes, panels and master class presentations from recent DigiMarCon Conferences, including videos, slide decks and key takeaways, available on demand so you can watch what you want, when you want.

The Largest Digital Marketing Community

Attendees of DigiMarcon Conferences gain membership to an exclusive global Digital Marketing Community of over 500,000 worldwide subscribers to our award-winning digital marketing blog and over 70,000 members to our Digital Marketing Professionals Group in LinkedIn (visit https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2661359/). This global community comprises of innovators, senior marketers and branders, entrepreneurs, digital executives and professionals, web & mobile strategists, designers and web project managers, business leaders, business developers, agency executives and their teams and anyone else who operates in the digital community who leverage digital, mobile, and social media marketing. We provide updates to the latest whitepapers and industry reports to keep you updated on trends, innovation and best practice digital marketing.