March brings three solid events to attend and follow. First, it’s that time of year when droves flock to Austin for SXSW. This year’s SXSW Interactive will showcase interactive awards, gaming and emerging technology. Next, Search Marketing is hitting the west coast with SMX West in San Jose. Participate in sessions on SEO, PPC, social media and more. Finally, get a comprehensive education in online marketing at SES New York. Also, don’t forget to nominate your favorite social media campaigns by March 15th for the SoMe Awards happening in Portland in May.
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HERE ARE THOROUGHLY MODERN MARKETING’S PICKS FOR TOP MARKETING EVENTS:
The 20th annual SXSW Interactive Festival will take place March 8-12, 2013 in Austin, Texas. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the event features five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders, the SXSW Trade Show and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new digital works, video games and innovative ideas the international community has to offer. Join us for the most energetic, inspiring and creative event of the year.
- Learn more about SXSW Gaming
- Learn more about Startup Village
- Learn more about the SXSW Interactive Awards
- Learn more about the SXSW Trade Show
Participate in your choice of more than 50 sessions on search engine optimization (SEO), paid search advertising (PPC), social media marketing, local and mobile search, landing page conversions and more.
Whether you are a beginner or SEM expert, you work at (or with) an agency or manage search marketing in house, SMX West has programming to fit your needs. You’ll be satisfied with the experience.
Keynote and Special Sessions from Facebook, Google and Bing
Facebook Keynote Conversation
With over 1 billion users, Facebook’s offerings are evolving at an equally frantic pace. In this keynote conversation, Grady Burnett, VP of Global Marketing Solutions for Facebook, and Search Engine Land founding editor Danny Sullivan will discuss Facebook Exchange, the just announced Facebook Graph Search launch, and how marketers can capitalize on these new offerings.
Interrogate The Search Police at SMX West
Ethical and effective search marketers put in tremendous effort to create good content, drive traffic and convert and keep customers. But some, though perhaps unintentionally, step over the lines of what the search engines find acceptable and then you may be facing “search engine jail.” Join us for a lively discussion lead by two of the top spam cops around, Google’s Matt Cutts and Bing’s Duane Forrester, and find out what to avoid and how you can succeed with the search engines legally!
Evening Forum: Walk A Mile In Google’s Shoes
Search marketers are an opinionated group, and one topic that’s certain to create debate is Google’s search policies. For every decision Google may make to “improve” a searcher’s experience, there may also be an equally negative reaction or repercussion. Search policy specialist Patrick Thomas will lead an invigorating discussion on some of the decisions Google has to make and the balancing act it requires.
Exceptional Content – Program by Search Engine Land
Search Marketing Expo – SMX West content is so compelling, you’ll want to implement what you’ve learned before leaving the conference. Dramatically increase the number of people who come to your site with ROI enhancing paid search advertising and search engine optimization techniques and best practices.
Personalize your SMX West experience. Attend any of the more than 50 sessions and keynotes that suit your needs and maximize your investment. There are sessions just for you – whether you’re new to search or an experienced internet marketer, employed at a Fortune 500 company or run your own business or agency.
SMX West is programmed by the editors of Search Engine Land, the site search marketers trust to deliver decision-informing news and thought-provoking analysis. You’ll be satisfied with SMX West. We guaranteeit.
SMX West co-chair Danny Sullivan has been writing about search engines and programming search marketing events for well over a decade. He is renowned for producing quality shows where the information presented is so good that attendees frequently start implementing tips during breaks! Danny is founding editor of Search Engine Land, the leading news and analysis blog for search marketing professionals and is a creative force behind SMX.
Conference co-chair Chris Sherman has analyzed and influenced developments in search marketing for more than a decade. He is VP of Event Editorial of Search Engine Land and the creative force behind Search Marketing Expo events around the world. He is also the author of several books on search marketing and technologies, including “Google Power: Unleash the Full Power of Google,” published by McGraw-Hill.
SES Conference & Expo provides marketing professionals, brand advertisers, agencies, and business leaders with the knowledge and tools needed to traverse the dynamic digital landscape. Designed for you by industry thought leaders and innovators, our instructional program will meet your needs whatever your experience level.
- Next Generation Paid Search Strategies
- SEO Metrics that Matter
- Enterprise-Level SEO Tactics
- The Secrets to Driving Social Commerce
- Mobile Analytics
- International & Multilingual SEO
- Harnessing the Power of B2B Video Marketing
- Smart Attribution Modeling
- Big Data and The Modern Marketer
- Google Plus Local: Map Optimization
- Activating the Social-Search Dynamic
- Web Analytics Deep Dive
- Generate More Pinterest
- 11 Absolutes for Email Engagement
Want more? Here some other great digital marketing happenings that you might enjoy:
Analytics With Purpose – 3/4 – 3/5 at The US Grant in San Diego, CA.
2013 Media Summit New York – 3/5-3/6 at McGraw-Hill Building in New York, NY.
Social Media & Mobile Strategies for Travel – 3/18-3/19 at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, CA.
Inbound Marketing Summit – 4/3-4/45 at Altman Building in New York, NY.
Social Media Marketing World – 4/7-4/9 at San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina in San Diego, CA.
Mobile Marketing Strategies Summit – 4/10-4/11 at Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro in Chicago, IL.
Conversion Conference – 4/15-4/17 at San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, CA.
DemandCon – 4/15-4/16 at San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, CA.
M2W Marketing to Women – 4/15-4/17 at Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, IL.
BlogWell – 4/17 at New York Academy of Medicine in New York, NY.
Social Fresh East 2013 – 4/18-4/19 at DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport in Tampa Bay, FL.
Social Media Strategies Summit – 4/23-4/24 at Hard Rock Hotel Chicago in Chicago, IL.
Digital Strategy Conference – 4/23-4/25 at UBC Robson Square in Vancouver, BC.
eMarketing Summit – 5/2 at Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR.
The Future of Consumer Intelligence – 5/14-5/16 at Parc55 Wyndham in San Francisco, CA.
SoMe Awards – 5/16 in Portland, OR.
Interactivity Digital – 5/15-5/16 at The James Royal Palm in Miami, FL.
BlueGlassX – 5/21 at Marina Del Rey Marriott in Marina Del Rey, CA.
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