Every Thursday, October 28 – December 3, 2020, marketing leaders from brands like Adobe, Bank of America, Google, Lego, LinkedIn, and more will join us for a series of videos and workshops dedicated to helping forward thinking marketers find success today, next month, and years to come. Join us for the Connect to Convert 2021 Insights Series today.
10 episodes designed to prep modern marketers for the new year.
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SEO tactics and strategies are always changing. What worked in the past might not work moving forward. As we look to the immediate future of SEO, there are certain strategies that will provide better results than others. In this talk, I’ll discuss the tactics that are currently providing the best results as I grow my site beyond five million monthly visitors and over 20 million pageviews.
Innovation and disruption just never stop. Each year we have new challenges in our economic climate, new consumer trends, and new marketing channels, formats and content types we can use to try and reach new customers. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of it. And Marketers love to chase the latest shiny object. But what really works and where should we be focusing most of our attention and shifting marketing budgets?
In this session, marketing influencer, keynote speaker, and 3-time author, Michael Brenner will cover the important trends for marketing in 2021 so you can go back to work to plan your budgets, campaigns and marketing strategies that will deliver return on investment. Going a step further, Michael sits down with Adam Pierno of Arizona State University, Justin Sharaf of Jahia Solutions and Ginger Shimp of SAP as they discuss these trends and share insights.
From content to campaign to conversion and everything in between, they will dive into:
The days of doing a little more or a little less of what you did last year are over. Marketers need to be on top of the latest trends in marketing to survive and thrive in 2021.
How do you define essential technology in your role as a marketer? What are the core components in your technology stack? What role does technology play in your marketing campaigns, and how is this tech evolving to meet the needs of today and tomorrow? Join us for a fireside chat with Kenneth Kinney of “A Sharks Perspective” podcast and VP of Marketing and Digital Strategy at Ai Media Group as he sits down with Scott Brinker, Chief Marketing Technologist for ChiefMartec.com. Together, they’ll guide you through today’s marketing tech landscape, what’s essential to helping marketers reach today’s consumer, and where there’s innovation driving technology tomorrow.
Digital ad fraud is at its highest point ever, and Forrester predicts that the digital advertising industry stands to lose $10.9 billion from fraudulent advertising by 2021 unless something changes. Despite these warnings, trade associations are telling members they’ve solved the problem. So how can there be such a night-and-day disconnect? Whether you’re a publisher, advertiser or agency, digital ad fraud is affecting your business, but you can take steps to mitigate its impact. Join us as Dr. Augustine Fou shares the latest data on ad fraud, helps you understand the problem and what to look for in your own tracking, and gives you ways to protect yourself.
How do you know what your customers want? Do you know what they’re doing? In a post-pandemic digital-first age, are your customers coming to you with higher expectations? Today’s businesses and consumers are re-thinking what’s possible online, from collaborating and training to personal and service appointments to purchases and more. Join us as we take a look at what’s changed, what’s stayed the same and where and how customers want to connect.
Over the past decade, the LEGO Group’s social media presence has grown from being non-existent, to a best-in-class, fun and engaging experience across leading social platforms, delivering meaningful and engaging interactions with millions of fans every day. In an ever changing digital marketing landscape, James will take you through how The LEGO Group and their internal creative agency has developed a beloved social media media community through compelling content across audiences and social channels.
Back in marketing 101 class, we learned about relationship marketing and how it’s the basis for meaningful customer experiences. But somewhere along the line, we may have forgotten that empathy, curiosity and listening are at the core of what marketing does best. We will discuss the tools, technologies and concrete steps you can take to cultivate the habits of a highly empathetic marketer so you can personally reach your customers and create rave-worthy brand experiences. And remember the simple truth: relationships come before transactions.
2020 has signaled a strange new normal, one in which consumers increasingly look to align with brands on values that extend well beyond what our products and services do. It has caught many marketing teams unprepared for this collision between social movements and marketing. Amid the chaos, there is an opportunity for all brands to earn trust, stay relevant, and create loyalty and growth. It requires us to take meaningful actions that help both our organizations and the communities and movements now driving global narratives. If this is the new normal, we need new rules of engagement.
In this interactive session with unapologetic marketing truth-teller Katie Martell, you will hear:
Feel disconnected to your brand? Bored with your marketing messaging? Feel that your brand voice is unclear? Your business is so much more than a logo, website landing page, or business card. It has passion, conviction, and most importantly—a personality. Whether you sell SaaS software or smoothies, your brand holds the power to inspire and engage your target market through a visceral and emotions-driven story. Through brand storytelling, uncover the nuts and bolts of what makes your business profoundly unique. It’s time to feel clear, empowered, and energized by your brand story so you can make the biggest impact for your business.
You’ve likely heard the research: “Acquiring a new customer is anywhere from 5 to 25 times more expensive than retaining an existing one.” With the unexpected business challenges 2020 has brought about, retaining existing customers has never been more important and many companies are turning to retention as a growth strategy. Join this fireside chat hosted by Katie Martell, as she interviews Julie Perino, Head of Global Customer Marketing at Adobe Experience Cloud. They’ll reveal how Adobe closed the gap created by a digital-only marketing environment and engaged customers in meaningful ways this year. You’ll hear how the team got creative to build community, engage in virtual and memorable ways and maintain an emotional connection with customers.
Needless to say, 2020 has been a tough year on all accounts, but we can all rally and take time for some inspiration. As a marketer, you are used to promoting, selling and growing your brand, but what about your personal branding? Are you stepping up your game, growing your arsenal of skills, staying connected and thriving in today’s world? Join our panel of industry thought leaders as they share insights, tips, takeaways and real-world experience on what marketers need to survive and thrive. Changing times call for your best efforts, and we’ll help you plan for tomorrow’s opportunities.
In recent years, consumers have begun to demand their right to data privacy, leading to the passage of privacy legislation around the world such as GDPR, TCPA, CASL, and CPRA – with more surely to come. But with this rising legislation has also come rising lawsuits against brands – costing some companies millions of dollars. The only way to be prepared is to ensure all your marketing and lead buying efforts are completely compliant with growing privacy laws. Luckily, ActiveProspect has created an eBook which outlines these common challenges and brings you the solutions that address them.
Weekly episodes designed to prep modern marketers for the new year.
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