Max Out 2014! 3 Digital Marketing Conferences to Hit Up


Maximize your 2014. Push digital marketing boundaries this fall.

Conferences are more than panels and keynote speakers. They offer the opportunity to trade tips with your peers, gather inspiration for next year’s projects, and get outside the four walls of the office. Stretch your professional wings and head to one of these three digital marketing conferences to keep your skills sharp. Because now is not the time to stop learning.

Our Top 3 Digital Marketing Conferences for Fall 2014

SouthWiRED – AtlantaSouthWiRED, a digital marketing conference in ATL

When: October 6-10

Where: Atlantic Station, right in the heart of Midtown

Why Attend: For five days of super-charged networking, content, and collaboration. Formally known as Digital Atlanta, this is one of the largest gatherings of its kind in the Southeast. With a schedule packed with the country’s top innovators, every digital marketing connoisseur will leave full of inspiration and implementable strategies. It’s easy to get to SouthWiRED but will be hard to leave.

How Much: Rarely does one find reasonable conference registration fees. One more way SouthWiRED delights – tickets are $50, with group discounts available.

Here’s where to register. Can’t make it? Follow @SouthWiRED and the hashtag #SouthWired14.

Digital Marketing Strategies Conference – San DiegoLogo for the Digital Marketing Strategies Summit

When: October 21-23

Where: The Westin San Diego

Why Attend: For C-level folks, directors, and managers, this conference is the place to be in October. Tracks include Strategy, Analytics and Data, Customer Relationship Management, and Social Technology. CMOs, get a better understanding of your CTO’s challenges. The reverse goes for CTOs. CFOs, there’s value here for you too. Plus, who doesn’t want to network in sunny San Diego?

How Much: Before September 12, the early bird rate is $1795 ($1595 for government and non-profits). After the 12th, prices increase by $200.

Here’s where to register. Can’t make it? Follow @DMSS on Twitter and the hashtag #DMSS.

The Open Mobile Summit – San FranciscoOpen Mobile Summit, a digital marketing conference

When: November 10-11

Where: Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF

Why Attend: Here’s a conference that will appeal to agency and brand folks alike. Speakers range from AQKA’s Executive Creative Director to LinkedIn VP of Mobile Product. Stay on the cutting edge of in-store mobile commerce and get insight into building a branded mobile experience that exceeds customer expectations. Want to learn more about wearables too? This event covers it all.

How Much: Choose the Silver badge (2-day pass, access to presentation slides) for $1595 or go for the Gold (silver pass + audio recordings, pre-conference briefing) for $1795

Here’s where to register. Can’t make it? @OpenMobileMedia is a valuable resource for any mobile marketer.

Get Mobile and Go Learn

The digital space changes in a blink of an eye. Attending one of these digital marketing conferences this fall will help you stay sharp. Whichever event you pick, you’re guaranteed to return to the office with new strategies and ideas. Those ideas may require you to tap a mobile marketing or social media agency to help with implementation. Here’s a tip that doesn’t require a conference pass: use Agency Spotter to find the creative partner you need, fast. Before you know it, you’ll have more successful campaigns under your belt (and maybe a promotion too).

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About Claire Wallace

Claire writes about strategy, insight, and advice to help inspire smart and savvy marketers. She completed her MBA at UMass-Amherst and has been a team member at City Sports, MIT, and an organic farm in Maine. A former student-athlete at the University of Wisconsin, Claire now runs marathons, for fun! On her bucket list is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, dining at Per Se, and running the beautiful trails in New Zealand.