1. Hero Conf
When: April 16-18, 2018
Where: Hilton Austin, TX
If your goal is to expand your PPC skills, this is one event you won’t want to miss. This year will be Hero Conf’s 7th annual event in the United States, and the conference is hosted by PPC experts from PPC Hero. You’ll explore the latest trends in PPC and hear keynotes from Purna Virji of Bing Ads and Jason Dailey of Facebook.
When: July 9-11 2018
Where: Seattle, WA
Three days of actionable sessions in SEO, social media, community building, content marketing, brand development, CRO, the mobile landscape, analytic, and more. SEO professional need to attend Mozcon to stay up to date, relevant, and focused on website optimization from a marketing perspective. FYI - I have it on good authority they have the best snacks in the marketing conference world.
3. Inbound 2018
When: Sept 4-7 2018
Where: Boston, MA
My personal favorite and typically the biggest event of the year HubSpot’s INBOUND conference is not to be missed. The conference is the “largest gathering of inbound marketers in the world”. Attendees can choose from a variety of tracks – Executive, Partner, Ideas and Experiences, Hacks, Tips, and Tricks, Grow with HubSpot, and more - to learn the latest and greatest in inbound and digital marketing. While at least one of the 6 keynotes is bound to contain some HubSpot product information, the majority of the 250+ sessions are not specifically tied to or about the marketing software. Don’t forget to check out your local HUG group! Before you go make sure to touch up on Inbound Marketing basics (follow the link below)
4. The Content Marketing Academy
When: June 6-7th, 2018
Where: Edinburgh, Scotland "the hub"
The Content Marketing Academy (TCMA) is the only international event on this list—and for good reason. TCMA is perfect for business owners utilizing content marketing to grow, for marketers, and for anyone looking to sharpen their content marketing skills. Be quick to buy tickets and book your plane tickets for this event that promises to change the way you communicate forever only 17 seats left.
5. B2B Marketing Forum
When: Nov 13- 16, 2018
Where: San Francisco Marriott Marquis, CA
Small but mighty, MarketingProf’s B2B Marketing Forum is a content marketer’s playground. While its roots are in content marketing strategy, It’s the place where leaders, innovators, and people who make things happen gather to learn about the latest in B2B marketing and share the secrets to success. "(Plus belly laughs, creative networking, shenanigans, and marketers-off-the-clock antics.)"
6. Spredfast Summit
When: Nov 5-7th, 2018
Where: Austin, TX
Uhhh last year they had Michelle Obama... Head to Austin, Texas, for the Spredfast Summit. Sit in on groundbreaking sessions in social media marketing and discuss your challenges and successes with other social media marketers. You will build your B2B SMART Marketing Goals and then be able to execute them.
Where: Boston, MA (usually)
Ok so this one is not actually scheduled yet but If you’ve paid any attention to digital marketing trends in the past year, you’ll know that video content is one of the best ways to engage your audience. Attend Wistiafest to hear from experts in video production and strategy so that you can better utilize video to engage prospects and close more sales.