Feeling conferenced out for 2016? Maybe you think you’ve heard enough keynote presentations and witnessed an adequate amount of product demonstrations. Perhaps you think you’ve networked with enough brand reps and consumed more than your share of tradeshow cuisine for the year?
Not so fast.
Before hanging up your lanyard for the year, there are still some valuable digital marketing conferences you should attend, including one that delivers a genuinely international perspective. Digital Marketing World Forum New York is an industry conference that offers attendees the chance to hear from – and interact with – some of the tops names in the global digital marketing community today.
The New York event takes place October 18-19, and one reason to put it on the top of your list for worthwhile conferences is it marks the first time DMWF has taken place on U.S. soil since 2014. (Attendees that wished to participate in 2015 had to travel to Singapore, Amsterdam or London to do so; additionally, there are no plans for DMWF to return to the U.S. until 2018.) In other words, for professionals wanting to take part in DMWF stateside, the October event will be their only chance for the foreseeable future.
A Can’t-Miss Conference
DMWF’s global presence is a testament to its reputation as a “must attend” event for digital marketing professionals. It’s a reputation that has been earned, in part, thanks to its evolution.
“We started as Social Media World Forum (SMWF) about 6 years ago amidst what was then an explosion of excitement for all things social in the marketing industry,” says Matt Hunt, Digital Marketing Manager for DMWF. “Since then, marketing professionals have come to recognize social marketing as one more tool in their digital-strategy arsenal. As a result, SMWF evolved into Digital Marketing World Forum.”
Hunt says the New York event, like its counterparts around the world, will give digital marketing professionals a chance to see and hear from a variety influencers and learn what some of today’s top brands are doing in the digital marketing space.
“DMWF brings together marketing professionals from around the globe to examine the challenges they face today and methodologies they are deploying to outpace their competitors. Some of the topics we’ll cover in October will include data & analytics, content marketing, customer experience, social media marketing, ecommerce and more,” he says.
Still Time to Sign Up – and Save!
The two-day conference boasts a solid line-up of keynote speakers, including:
- Matt Montei, Senior Marketing Director, Wrigley
- Tanya Donnelly, Global Social Media Director, Schneider Electric
- Sean Gardner, Author, The Road to Social Media Success
- Ben Blakesley, Global Social Media Team Lead, Reebok
- Lauren Salazar, Director of Social Media, Weight Watchers
- Cindy Lu, Senior Marketing Manager, VMWare
- Jessica Randazza, Head of Marketing, Danone
- And many more …
In addition to these keynote speakers, a variety of informative breakout panels – made up of marketing executives from Cox Communications, Buzz Feed, Spotify, Intel, Reebok, Estee Lauder, and other innovative organizations – are also slated for the event.
If this sounds like a can’t-miss conference to you, there is still time to sign up. Also, because Vertical Measures is proud media sponsor, we are able to pass on this special offer to our readers and clients: just type in “VERTICAL20” when registering and you will save 20 percent on their registration fees when booking.