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4 Social Media Marketing Events You Won’t Want to Miss

badge guest post FLATTER 4 Social Media Marketing Events You Wont Want to MissLast year, I shared the importance of taking conversations offline to grow your business and suggested some great events to help make that happen in 2012. Hopefully you were able to make it to at least one, but either way this year is looking even better for in-person events that will help you step outside of the blogs and get social to better your digital strategy.

Check out these 4 marketing conferences you can’t miss this year:

Home Ohio Growth Summit 4 Social Media Marketing Events You Wont Want to MissOhio Growth Summit

June 6, 2013 Columbus, Ohio

2012 keynote speaker and CEO of Arment Dietrich Gini Dietrich announced during her presentation last year that Ohio Growth Summit was the best conference she had ever attended. She even tweeted it. So I believe her. This event is held by the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College. I have the pleasure of working with OGS for my second year and the speakers only seem to get better (which makes my job awesome). In recent years Jay Baer set the bar with his co-author Amber Naslund in 2011. Gini and Paul Evans made 2012 absolutely stellar. And this year we’ll be hearing from Anthony Iannarino from The Sales Blog and Amber Mac from The Social Hour on TWiT for our keynote presentations. More information, including what to expect from breakout workshops (where you might see another familiar face, Jess Ostroff), are available on the event website. (Use “Jess” in the promo code section to get 20% off your registration.)

 4 Social Media Marketing Events You Wont Want to MissSocial Fresh Conference

August 22-23, 2013, San Diego, CA

Due to popular demand, Social Fresh Conference is back in San Diego this year. A more intimate setting of around 400 attendees and (intentionally) not growing, this conference is known for great networking opportunities in addition to desireable big brand experience. With communications representatives from companies like Southwest Airlines, Machinima, the Chicago White Sox, and Billboard, it’s an amazing opportunity to see what social relations looks like in a large-scale, high-profile setting. It’s also much more fast-paced as speakers only have 30 minutes with their audience, encouraging a direct hit on the key takeaways that you’re looking for. Learn more about Social Fresh Conference on their website.

Screen Shot 2013 06 04 at 1.07.57 PM 4 Social Media Marketing Events You Wont Want to MissContent Marketing World

September 9-11, 2013, Cleveland, Ohio

Another hot one in Ohio! Content Marketing World is in its third year in the buckeye state getting back to its roots in Cleveland later this year. The name really says it all because it’s the place to be if you want to learn from the best in content marketing strategy. Jay will be opening the conference with a keynote stressing the importance of helpful marketing rather than over-selling and he is followed by more A-list teachers like Brian Clark, Ann Handley, Lee Odden and Jeff Rohrs. For a serious deep dive with top-notch talent in content creation, this is a can’t miss event. Read more about their agenda and lineup for this September on their website.

Social Brand 2013 4 Social Media Marketing Events You Wont Want to MissSocial Brand Forum 2013

October 24-25, 2013, Coralville, Iowa

Social Brand Forum is an intimate event in Iowa’s Creative Corridors to bring all size organizations together to learn, brainstorm and network with social media marketing leaders. After its first ever event, Social Fresh named it a Top 10 Social Media Conference last year. Similar to Ohio Growth Summit, this event is very accessible in both price point and content for brands who are trying to familiarize themselves more with digital media and how it can be used as a marketing vehicle. Familiar names pop up here such as Jay, Gini and Lee but also Jason Falls, Marcus Sheridan and DJ Waldow. Nick Westergaard of Brand Driven Digital is heading up this event in its second year and you can learn more about it on the company’s website.

What events are you planning on that I left out? Share them in the comments.

  • Kristel Hayes

    The Agents of Change Conference is in its second year this fall, and aside from being a really well-organized, event w/fantastic presenters, it’s the perfect excuse to visit Maine in what’s arguably one of the most beautiful times to be here: http://www.agentsofchangecon.com/

    • http://www.savvysexysocial.com Amy Schmittauer

      Maine is so beautiful! I will definitely be looking into this event. Thank you for sharing, Kristel!

  • http://socialfresh.com/blog Jason Keath

    Thanks for the Social Fresh shoutout here Amy! Great list. I will have to check out more info on the Ohio Growth Summit event.

  • Jeff Kryger

    For anyone in the Philadelphia area, the Social Business Institute is a new resource for companies and individuals striving to leverage social technologies within their organizations. Our first event is the Profiles in Social forum on June 11th. Check it out! http://sobiz.org/profiles-in-social-on-june-11/

    • http://www.savvysexysocial.com Amy Schmittauer

      Thanks for sharing!

  • NickWestergaard

    Awesome list! Can’t thank you enough for including the Social Brand Forum on your list! Can’t wait to have Jay join us for another great year in Iowa!

    • http://www.savvysexysocial.com Amy Schmittauer

      Of course! It looks really interesting. Going to have to make it one year for my first time visiting Iowa. Thanks Nick!

  • Graciousstore

    The content marketing and social media fourm conferences seem to be interesting conferences to attend

    • http://www.savvysexysocial.com Amy Schmittauer

      They are definitely going to have some great content at those events. Hope you can get to one!

  • http://spinsucks.com Gini Dietrich

    Hey Amy! I STILL tell people that was the best conference I attended last year. If anyone is going tomorrow, you won’t be disappointed.

  • http://www.devdigital.com/ Dev Digital

    Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I’ve truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.

  • Anna Pham

    Thanks for the list, it’s too bad that I could not attend any of this, but I am sure I will be checking information about those.

  • http://www.seo-first-page.com/ SEO First

    Thanks for the Information. There is no such definition of social media marketing as to how to do that. So there should be more informative discussions and exchange of ideas to make it even more effective.