2017 Digital Marketing Conferences We Can’t Wait For!

Oh, boy. 2016 was an amazing year in the world of digital marketing. Augmented Reality became a worldwide phenomenon, the number of smartphone users exploded, more Millennials came of age to the buying world, photo and video sharing settled in to becoming the norm…and hey, we were even introduced to productive artificial intelligence programs that boosted our performance. And the best part about all of this was this information was funneled into some pretty amazing conferences where industry leaders and influencers could condense what we needed to know. So with this amazing momentum in the industry we’re really looking forward to a new year of trends, gadgets, and conferences to learn all about them! Here are a few of the conventions and conferences we’re most excited about in no particular order.

Social Media Week in New York City – February 27-March 3, NYC, NY, USA

Sounds a lot like Fashion Week in NYC…but so much better if you’re a digi-geek like us. This convention showcases the top social media trends with speakers like the Director of Marketing North America for Facebook, the editor of Harpers Bazaar, the CEO of the New York Times Company, and the co-founder of CollegeHumor. This is certainly not a convention you want to miss if you’re a social media guru!

SXSW Interactive – March 10-14, Austin, TX, USA

This one is really cool. We’ve all heard of SXSW, one of the largest music festivals in the country, now SXSW features the latest and greatest emerging digital marketing trends with a lively networking program at night. With a schedule that you can completely customize based on preference, whether you’re a social media marketing expert, or into branding and marketing for your company, this conference has absolutely everything.

The MarketingSherpa Summit 2017 – April 10-13, Las Vegas, NV, USA

With speakers like the Founder of The Onion, the VP of Marketing Analytics at IBM, and the Managing Director of MECLABS. This is the conference to go to if you want to saturate yourself in forward thinking educational workshops and sessions led by the industries finest.

Digital Summit Atlanta 2017 – May 23-24, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Some of the Black Bear team will be at this one! The Digital Summit is a roving conference that takes places at diferent times in the most active cities for digital marketing. Luckily for us, they’re positioning themselves in Atlanta next May! The Digital Summit is an interactive conference that features speakers like Steve Wozniak, the Co-Founder of Apple (fangirl shriek!), or Mark Cuban, entrepreneur and self-marketer extraordinaire. This three day summit features the very best in the industry, giving it’s attendees facetime with the industry’s leading experts. We can’t wait for this one!

Unbounce’s Call To Action Conference. If you’re as obsessed with actionable insights as we are on your site, then this is the perfect conference. With topics such as conversion rate optimization, email marketing, PPC, and content marketing, there is nothing the digital marketer needs that this conference doesn’t offer! Even better, the speaker lineup is drool worthy, including Ran Fishkin of Moz, Joanna Wiebe, Founder of Copy Hackers, and Wil Reynolds of Seer Interactive. You’ll definitely walk away with a richer understanding of all things digital marketing after attending this conference.

Let us know what conferences you have scheduled for the new year! Perhaps you’ll run into someone from the Black Bear team!

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