Before we know it, 2016 will be here. Besides planning marketing budgets, communicating goals/strategies for the year and brainstorming innovative campaigns to achieve those objectives; it is important to plan for training and networking opportunities that will keep you up-to-date on the latest trends in the marketing and advertising industry. Here’s a list of the 2016 marketing & advertising conferences that you should consider attending if they fit in your schedule:
SocialMedia.org’s Brands-Only Summit: January 25-27, 2016
This conference is designed for social media leaders of the world’s greatest brands. 16 intense peer-to-peer discussions, 12 classes, 12 case studies, 3 brilliant authors, and 3 amazing keynotes will all happen over the three days of the conference. There’s also a fascinating pre-conference on social media measurement, incredible networking opportunities, and lots of delicious food.
Social Media Strategies Summit: Feb., April, June, August, Sept., Nov.
This conference holds sessions in many different marketing hubs throughout the United States and Mexico. Starting in Las Vegas in February and ending in November in Boston, these seminars will fuel social media strategy through compelling content, customer experience, brand storytelling, advocacy and technology.
Digital Marketing Innovation Summit: March 10-11, 2016
This conference is for the most dynamic and senior executives operating in the areas of digital marketing. Attendees will learn from industry leaders and exchange ideas. There will be over 25 keynote presentations, interactive sessions and hours of networking opportunities during the two-day conference.
Hero Conf: April 25-27, 2016
With 65 speakers, 40 breakout panels, 4 keynotes and 700 attendees, it’s the platform for innovative ideas and creative discussions about PPC. Hero Conf is the world’s largest all PPC conference, and each year it brings the biggest names and brightest minds to discuss the tactics, strategies, present and future of pay-per-click advertising.
MozCon: September 12-14, 2016
Take part in three days of forward-thinking, actionable sessions in SEO, social media, community building, content marketing, brand development, CRO, the mobile landscape, analytics and more.
Dreamforce: October 4-7, 2016
At Dreamforce, you’ll see the latest in email, mobile, social, Web, ads, and journey management in the Marketing Cloud. Plus, you’ll learn about all the solutions Salesforce has for marketers — lead scoring and nurturing, building websites and mobile apps, social customer service, and much more.
INBOUND 2016: November 8-11, 2016
INBOUND’s purpose is to provide inspiration, education and connections to transform businesses. Thousands of marketing and sales professionals from almost every industry imaginable attend inspiring keynotes, innovative talks, educational breakouts, hands-on lessons, and tons of networking.