Agenda | Digital Summit Denver


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Day 1 Monday, June 27

8:30am - 12:30pm

Decoding SEO: How to Build Your Online Visibility – Without the Technical Jargon

  • Hannah McNaughton, Metric Marketing
  • Hannah McNaughton

At the end of this Masterclass, you’ll be able to:

  • Evaluate your site’s SEO health
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and correct common technical errors
  • Utilize the most effective SEO tools
  • Perform keyword research and develop a data-driven content strategy
  • Audit your existing content to find hidden gems and problem areas
  • Analyze and deconstruct competitor’s sites
  • Reverse engineer the top-ranking pages to better compete in SERPs
  • Structure your website to enhance crawlability
  • Optimize on-site elements
  • Prepare for and execute site migrations and redesigns
  • Manage redirects
  • Find and pursue additional SERP opportunities, such as featured snippets and FAQs
  • Create and implement a prioritized SEO strategy
Included with Platinum Passes, upgrade required for Main Event Passes
  • SEO & Search

Advanced Digital Analytics Strategies and Tactics

  • Chris Sietsema, Teach to Fish Digital
  • Chris Sietsema

At the end of this Masterclass, you’ll be able to:

  • Create new Google Analytics (GA) Accounts, Properties and Views and/or audit an existing account
  • Configure conversion goals, filters, account integrations, advanced segments and cross-domain tracking within GA
  • Prepare an accurate, reliable and repeatable process for campaign tracking code creation and stewardship
Included with Platinum Passes, upgrade required for Main Event Passes
  • Data & Analytics

Burgers, Boxes, Briefs and Bachelor Degrees: Level up and Sell Anything with the Big 5 of Digital Marketing

  • Samantha Kermode, Investis Digital
  • Samantha Kermode

At the end of this Masterclass, you’ll be able to:

  • Develop content, SEO and competitive analyses to guide your strategies
  • Use and interpret data from popular tools like SEMRush, Screaming Frog and Lighthouse
  • Develop content for targeted audiences
  • Optimize your site and user experience for consumers and search engine bots
  • Improve your demand generation in email and paid search and social
  • Test and analyze your efforts for constant improvement

By having your badge scanned at this session, you are opting to have your contact information shared with the presenting sponsor.

Included with Platinum Passes, upgrade required for Main Event Passes
  • Content Marketing
  • Lead Gen / Conversion / Retention
  • SEO & Search

1:15pm - 2:15pm

The Power of Sound and Silence: How to Create Audio Worth Listening To

  • Jenny Haggard, Spotify
  • Jenny Haggard

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Implement best practices for audio creation
  • Incorporate audio as a core element of your marketing strategy
  • Use silence to fuel your creativity
  • Uncover the most impactful audience and cultural insights to develop creative ideas
  • Introduce brainstorming techniques to use with your team
  • Voice / AR / VR

2:30pm - 3:00pm

The Art of Insta-Storytelling

  • Meredith Howard, Deloitte
  • Meredith Howard

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand how to better use Instagram Stories to attract, retain, and convert your key audiences
  • Learn best practices for elevating your use of Stories
  • Determine how to measure the success of Stories content
  • Instagram
  • Social Media

Starting & Scaling Competitive Marketing Campaigns for the Win

  • Clara Smyth, Slack
  • Clara Smyth

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Produce and execute a game plan to succeed at the critical factors in rolling out external competitive marketing & intelligence
  • Confirm your competitive tone with differentiation in busy markets
  • Identify the functional areas of your marketing department to deploy competitive marketing through
  • Apply best practices from leading companies that are nailing competitive marketing in today’s most competitive markets

This session is for digital marketers, product marketers, demand gen experts and anyone answering the “how is your company different?” question.

  • Marketing Operations
  • Strategy

How to Write Content That Ranks

  • Hannah McNaughton, Metric Marketing
  • Hannah McNaughton

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Create content outlines that include data-driven topics, keywords, word counts and more
  • Utilize insights and tools to successfully draft content that ranks
  • Save time by being strategic with your content creation strategy
  • Content Marketing
  • SEO & Search

3:15pm - 3:45pm

Unlocking NFTs and The Metaverse for Marketers

  • Carlos Gil, Bestselling Author & NFT Advisor
  • Carlos Gil

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Reach a new audience of consumers through blockchain technology, including NFTs and the Metaverse
  • Create NFTs for your brand which unlocks real-world utility for your customers
  • Invest in NFT communities which will yield more significant ROI for your brand than Facebook Ads
  • Apply a framework to help you enter virtual worlds such as Decentraland and Sandbox without alienating a younger audience
  • Implement best practices from notable organizations, including Adidas, Chipotle, Visa, Pepsi, Budweiser, and others
  • Have the answers that you need to enter this new world and effectively market in Web3
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Emerging Technology

How to Build a Winning Influencer Marketing Strategy

  • Tyler Farnsworth, Built By Gamers
  • Tyler Farnsworth

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Have a focused structure for augmenting your influencer marketing program
  • Follow a three-act structure of Plan, Activate, Measure
  • Expand your vision for what influencer campaigns can accomplish
  • More efficiently measure the outcomes of your influencer programs
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Social Media

How to Increase Conversion Rates By 35% in 120 Days

  • Ayat Shukairy, Invesp
  • Ayat Shukairy

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify the right items you should test and effectively measure the impact on your bottom line
  • Set up a work flow (technology and process) to maximize efficiency with your lead conversion program
  • Use proven resources and timelines to hit the ground running and start increasing your conversion rates
  • Lead Gen / Conversion / Retention

4:00pm - 4:30pm

5 Digital Hacks To Steal Your Competitor’s Traffic

Sponsored by Media Shark
  • Joey Lowery, Media Shark
  • Joey Lowery

After this session you’ll be able to:

  • Place your digital ads directly in front of your competitor’s digital advertising efforts
  • Understand how to leverage tools that’ll give you instant competitor insights
  • Outrank your competitor’s highest driving traffic keywords
  • Digital Ads

Building Advocates with Experiences

  • Cliff Seal, Salesforce
  • Cliff Seal

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify opportunities to create a uniquely memorable experience
  • Empower every customer-facing employee to create advocates through consistently positive interactions
  • Leverage your brand to make a positive impact on the world, hand-in-hand with your customers
  • Customer Experience

What’s Trending? How to Break Free from the Buzzwords for Hyper-Focused SEO

  • Rachel Hernandez, The HOTH
  • Rachel Hernandez

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Determine where to focus your efforts to get the most bang for your ROI buck
  • Adapt to recent changes in SEO and what Google expects from businesses today
  • Apply hyper-focused SEO strategies that not only generate traffic but increase conversions
  • SEO & Search

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Opening Reception

Day 2 Tuesday, June 28

8:30am - 9:00am

Preparing Your SEO and Content Strategy for 2022 and Beyond!

  • Taylor Kurtz, Crush the Rankings
  • Taylor Kurtz

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the recent changes by Google and how to be compliant with these new standards
  • Create a targeted content strategy aimed at driving relevant organic traffic, as well as improve your authority and trust within Search Engines
  • Improve your overall user experience and core vitals to thrive with the ongoing 2021 Page Experience Update
  • Content Marketing
  • SEO & Search

Attract + Convert Your Perfect Customer on Instagram

  • Farhana Cannon, iMedia Exposure
  • Farhana Cannon

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Strengthen your brand on Instagram and grow your social presence and followers
  • Connect with and capture more leads on Instagram to ultimately increase sales
  • Position yourself as an expert in your space
  • Instagram
  • Social Media

How to Make Paid Social Your Largest Revenue Driver

  • Garrett Mehrguth, Directive Consulting
  • Garrett Mehrguth

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify and advertise to every target account in your total addressable market
  • Apply tips and tactics for getting your ideal customer persona to convert directly into a sales meeting from paid social campaigns
  • Access proprietary industry benchmark data across cost per conversion, cost per lead, cost per opportunity, cost per customer, and more
  • Replicate the exact copy, creative, offers and call to actions Directive uses across millions of dollars of spend to drive tens of millions in revenue
  • Paid Advertising
  • Social Media

9:15am - 9:45am

A Modern Marketer’s Guide to The Metaverse

  • Joe Cox, The Pop-Marketer
  • Joe Cox

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Discover specific ways marketers can join in on the fun of the gaming future
  • Apply examples & tips to take advantage of AR experiences before Apple Glass gets here
  • Understand the marketing value of NFTs and what action steps to take in this space
  • Voice / AR / VR

How to “Steal” the Best Content, SEO and CRO Ideas from the Big Dogs

  • Daniel Russell, Go Fish Digital
  • Daniel Russell

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand why searcher intent is the future of content and SEO
  • Familiarize yourself with the changes Google is making to its algorithm that will change how we make content
  • Track content changes on industry leading (and competitor) websites
  • Determine if website updates are deliberately guided by data or subjective
  • Apply tactics today to start learning from your competitors and the leaders of your industry
  • Content Marketing
  • SEO & Search

5 Tips for Building a Brand Effectiveness Plan

  • Dawn Stone, Center for Nonprofit Management
  • Dawn Stone

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Effectively use data to evaluate your brand
  • Apply a social media checklist to test your brand effectiveness
  • Implement a 30-day brand effectiveness calendar to connect more with your target customers
  • Branding

10:00am - 10:30am

7 Unknown Tips to Make You an SEO/PPC Superstar

Sponsored by Bruce Clay
  • Mike Weiner, Bruce Clay, Inc.
  • Mike Weiner

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Adapt to algorithm changes faster than your competitors
  • Arrange your website content in a hierarchy that increases relevance
  • Avoid SEO practices that could hurt your site in the long run
  • Save TONS on Google PPC spend while protecting your brand

By having your badge scanned at this session, you are opting to have your contact information shared with the presenting sponsor.

  • SEO & Search

Let’s Get Digital: How to Build a Better Customer Lifecycle

  • Zach Hawtof, Airkit
  • Zach Hawtof

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Reimagine your business processes and convert them into personalized, self-service experiences
  • Improve your customer lifecycle by effectively utilizing CRMs
  • Make impactful decisions on the tradeoffs between no-code, low-code, and pro-code platforms
  • Better understand the most important Digital acronyms: CRM, CMS, DXP, and CDP
  • Customer Experience
  • Marketing Operations

How to Parent Different Marketing Channels and Hold Them Accountable with Data

  • Kenzie Dahnert, Rambunctious Rhino
  • Kenzie Dahnert

After this session you’ll be able to:

  • Identify clear goals and metrics for each of your marketing channels
  • Place all channels into an attribution model for your business
  • Use deeper data to track channel accountability
  • Map the customer stages to create an even standard
  • Data & Analytics

10:30am - 11:00am

Networking Break

11:00am - 11:30am

Purpose-Driven SEO: A Modern SEO Strategy that Any Company Can Apply

  • Dale Bertrand, Fire&Spark
  • Dale Bertrand

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Capitalize on Google’s AI which is tuned to amplify brands that resonate with online consumers
  • Craft a purpose-driven strategy that resonates with search engines
  • Apply lessons learned from case studies of leading brands with a purpose purpose-driven approach to SEO
  • SEO & Search
  • Website

Cutting through the Noise: 5 Tactics to Elevate Your Digital Strategy

  • Mike Epstein, Cinematic Music Group
  • Mike Epstein

After this session you’ll be able to:

  • Build a blueprint to your brand’s marketing strategy
  • Learn simple, effective tools to reward your most loyal customers
  • Implement out of the box, creative marketing strategies to reach your target audience
  • Branding

How to Build an Executive Social Media Strategy That Works

  • Kayla Sandvig, PCL Construction
  • Kayla Sandvig

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Build and execute an effective executive social media strategy
  • Identify which platforms and content pillars are optimized for a result-driven executive social media strategy
  • Define and overcome common hurdles to execute social media executive strategy, like lack of time, lack of experience, lack of content ideas, and unclear ROI

This session is for digital marketers who have several years’ experience with content strategy and want to understand how to jumpstart an employee advocacy program via a c-suite.

  • Content Marketing
  • Social Media

11:45am - 12:15pm

Best Practices for TCPA Compliance and Data Privacy: What Every Marketer Needs to Know

  • Arvell Craig, Contact Center Compliance
  • Arvell Craig

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Follow best practices in compliance and data privacy while maximizing campaign success
  • Avoid common traps to protect yourself and your company from risk and litigation
  • Identify the critical trends around TCPA compliance and data privacy that every marketer needs to know
  • Data & Analytics
  • Marketing Operations
  • Marketing Strategy

3 Ways to Get More Out of Website Analytics

  • Kelsey George, Lucky Orange
  • Kelsey George

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Uncover truly actionable insights from all of the data you collect
  • Identify and utilize tools to optimize your website
  • Optimize your ad campaigns to drive more website conversions
  • Data & Analytics
  • Website

Marketing in the Metaverse: Why and How Brands Can Engage in Virtual Worlds

  • Kent Lewis, Anvil Media Inc
  • Kent Lewis

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Capitalize on new opportunities to market in the metaverse
  • Develop and implement strategies to engage audiences in virtual worlds
  • Identify the importance of the metaverse to the future of marketing and who the key players are
  • Customer Experience
  • Ecommerce
  • Emerging Technology

12:15pm - 1:15pm

Lunch Pickup & Break

1:15pm - 1:45pm

Believe in the Data: Taking the Fear Out of Google Analytics 4

  • Colleen Harris, Sincro
  • Colleen Harris

At the end of the session, you’ll be able to:

  • Use a checklist to successfully start transitioning to GA4
  • Organize your website goals for easy transition into conversions
  • Better understand “predictive audiences” and how to take advantage of them
  • Utilize all the best tricks to creating events and building out a sharable report
  • Data & Analytics

How to Become a Thought Leader and Influencer on LinkedIn

  • Lindsey Boggs, Lucidworks
  • Lindsey Boggs

After this session you will be able to:

  • Establish a personal brand with specific keywords to gain followers and views which will help pave the way to be viewed as a thought leader on LinkedIn
  • Bolster your personal brand by learning what to post, what times to post, and who to engage on LinkedIn to go viral
  • Become a champion for your company’s professional brand and help marketing content go viral
  • Learn why “”6 degrees of separation”” is no more, and why connecting and engaging on LinkedIn is so important for your brand
  • LinkedIn
  • Social Media

The Psychology of Web Content: Mastering Cognitive Biases, Conversion Triggers and Modern SEO

  • Matthew Capala, Alphametic
  • Matthew Capala

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Discover the key cognitive biases and conversion triggers that affect your website visitors’ decision making
  • Replicate examples from some of the most successful brands to master the key principles of website persuasion
  • Upgrade your SEO game by optimizing for Google’s RankBrain, which uses AI and machine learning to better understand basic human instincts and behaviors
  • Use content to position your brand as a trusted authority in your field to reduce friction
  • Content Marketing
  • Data & Analytics
  • SEO & Search
  • Website

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Future-Proofing Your Digital Brand: 3 Ways to Prepare for Post-Pandemic Marketing, the Metaverse, and Web 3.0

  • Juntae DeLane, DIGITAL DELANE
  • Juntae DeLane

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Leverage effective post-pandemic marketing strategies
  • Apply innovative tactics for marketing in the metaverse
  • Successfully take your brand from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0
  • Branding
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Customer Experience
  • Emerging Technology

Where to Focus Your SEO Efforts to Have Greater Impact

  • Patrick Stox, Ahrefs
  • Patrick Stox

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Conduct keyword research in many different ways
  • Discover new content ideas and write the content in a way that actually gets traffic
  • Determine what links move the needle and how you can quickly drive value
  • Prioritize your technical efforts to focus on what will have the most impact
  • SEO & Search

2:45pm - 3:15pm

NextGen Marketing: How to Connect Authentically with Gen Z (and Why You Should)

  • Brittany Ward, Create Collabs & The Twenty-First Agency
  • Samantha Flynn, Junipr Public Relations
  • Brittany Ward

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Create campaigns that appeal to Gen Z buying motivations
  • Adopt platforms to connect online with Gen Z
  • Effectively engage with Gen Z consumers by understanding what they care about, current trends, and what to watch out for

This session is for any business owner or marketer who wants to better understand their audience or tap new audiences within Gen Z.

  • Consumer Behavior
  • Millennials & Gen Z

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Closing Reception