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Strategy + Trends

Sharpen your digital marketing strategy - Content, reputation management, social personalization, SEO, UX, and more

Looking at marketing and digital strategy from more of a bird’s eye, holistic viewpoint? There’s a number of offerings on the Digital Summit program to help stir your creative and strategic juices.

“The speakers all possessed very deep knowledge in their field. Very impressed with this conference. Outstanding value. Loved the DJ also!”

– 2016 Digital Summit attendee

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Day 1 Tuesday, July 17

  • July 17
  • 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Pre-Conference
  • Identify technical issues on your website that are hurting rankings and/or performance
  • Prepare for site migrations (including https) and re-designs
  • Uncover hidden gems in Google Analytics and Google Search Console
  • Find and pursue additional SERP opportunities, such as rich snippets, image and video results
  • Reverse engineer the top-ranking pages to better compete in SERPs
  • Structure the website to create themes
  • Develop a content strategy based upon topical density that drives traffic
  • Increase online publicity and brand awareness through SEO techniques
  • Create an SEO strategy that can be implemented in prioritized steps
  • Win over key executives with the right data and reporting
  • July 17
  • 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Stage 1
  • Excavate the essential, intangible truth of your brand
  • Understand how to “read between the lines” of your audience research
  • Better align your organization to deliver a 360-degree brand experience
  • July 17
  • 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Stage 4
  • Think beyond the basics of promoting your content
  • Better understand the vast number of opportunities to amplify your content
  • Identify the secret techniques of the content marketing experts driving the most traffic
  • July 17
  • 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Stage 5
  • Determine how to think about and interpret predictive models
  • Understand what metrics should be used to evaluate these models
  • Choose what variables are best to fed into the model
  • Use the output along with your CRM to improve the customer experience
  • July 17
  • 3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
  • Stage 3
  • Better understand the value of SMS messaging for customer retention
  • Utilize data to inform segmentation of your lists and create effective user journeys
  • Develop a concise and actionable long term engagement strategy
  • Learn about messaging tools that you can use to put your plan into action
  • July 17
  • 3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
  • Stage 4
  • Think beyond the basics of promoting your content
  • Better understand the vast number of opportunities to amplify your content
  • Identify the secret techniques of the content marketing experts driving the most traffic
  • July 17
  • 3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
  • Stage 5
  • Know where to start for attribution modeling and omni-channel analytics
  • Be aware of the political, legal, and data wrangling roadblocks
  • Understand the landscape of vendors and effort for building internally
  • Use statistical models and analytics for actioning upon omni-channel data
  • July 17
  • 4:25 pm - 4:55 pm
  • Stage 1

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  • July 17
  • 4:25 pm - 4:55 pm
  • Stage 2
  • Utilize turnkey solutions through innovative targeting tactics and technology
  • Identify the data most vital to marketers and their businesses (1st, 2nd, 3rd, declared data and inferred data, etc.)
  • Understand how to best collect, capture and harness that data for smarter marketing
  • Create and execute a thoughtful data strategy
  • July 17
  • 4:25 pm - 4:55 pm
  • Stage 3
  • Define experiential marketing, as well as tactics and uses
  • Explain augmented reality and image recognition
  • Replicate how top brands use these powerful tools by viewing 4 video case studies
  • Integrate your team with strategic technology partners in this space
  • July 17
  • 4:25 pm - 5:25 pm
  • Stage 5
  • Leverage individual brands of your team to grow your business and elevate overall company brand
  • Use foundational action steps to building a recognizable leadership brand that gives you a competitive edge
  • Elevate your team's strengths and build company brand value from the individualization
  • Maximize tying individualized leadership brands into a business plan
  • July 17
  • 5:15 pm - 5:50 pm
  • Stage 2
  • Understand the evolution of artificial intelligence and why a human's role is now more important
  • Know what channels to optimize for building deeper relationships with your customers
  • Leverage AI and big data to build a human connection
  • Determine where a human can't be replaced...and when they should (and what to do about it)
  • July 17
  • 5:15 pm - 5:45 pm
  • Stage 5
  • Understand how organizations have prospered because they’ve adapted to Tactical-Strategic UX mindset
  • Advocate for and strengthen the concept of user experience within your company
  • Obtain strategic buy in for user experience from management
  • Bring UX practitioners and management together to further empower the concepts and advancement of user and customer experience

Day 2 Wednesday, July 18

  • July 18
  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am
  • Stage 1
  • Understand the role of podcasts in content marketing strategy
  • Determine metrics for success
  • Learn what you should be podcasting about (and what to avoid)
  • Be prepared for the investment you’ll need to make in order to be successful
  • July 18
  • 10:10 am - 10:40 am
  • Stage 1
  • Understand the architecture of a great, fulfilling story and why audiences care
  • Develop the four pillars of the premise of your story, no matter how big or how small
  • Use seven straightforward questions to help develop your premise, and evolve the four pillars of your business story
  • Create an actionable check-list for the content you are creating to ensure you’re transforming good ideas into better stories
  • July 18
  • 10:10 am - 10:40 am
  • Stage 3
  • Look at visual and interactive signals to build trust in the experience and product
  • Asses designs for how the viewer will trust their visual and interactive messages
  • Look at a product's long term success based on trust, rather than short-term profit gains
  • July 18
  • 10:10 am - 10:40 am
  • Stage 4
  • Understand the importance of Customer Lifetime Value (CLV)
  • Identify the consumer actions that create value for your business
  • Implement a framework for measuring CLV across various consumer actions for your business
  • Leverage CLV data to drive new, valuable users to your app experience through Machine Learning
  • July 18
  • 11:10 am - 11:40 am
  • Stage 3
  • Comprehend why it’s important to think mobile-first
  • Develop a cohesive strategy to making a mobile-first shift
  • Understand what areas still need desktop attention
  • Decide what marketing channels to ditch and which to double down
  • Discover new technologies that can help your company compete in a mobile landscape
  • July 18
  • 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  • Stage 5
  • Evaluate and implement emerging technologies
  • Understand how AR, VR and chatbots have positively impacted the Warriors’ fan experience
  • Replicate how the Warriors have implemented the technology
  • July 18
  • 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Stage 3
  • Understand the key ingredients and see examples of successful innovation projects
  • Evaluate your consumer-facing technology stack
  • Develop practices to constantly discover and infuse innovation nto your business strategy
  • Measure the ROI of current and prospective tech investments driving innovation in your business
  • July 18
  • 3:05 pm - 3:35 pm
  • Stage 4
  • Create and use events to understand user behavior
  • Use a tag manager to measure events, goals and other data points
  • Track people, not disjointed sessions, using existing site data
  • July 18
  • 3:05 pm - 3:35 pm
  • Stage 1
  • Creating consistency and refreshing brand look and feel
  • Evolving the voice to be more conversational
  • Creating video content to share the ‘why’
  • July 18
  • 3:55 pm - 4:25 pm
  • Stage 2
  • Know what, and why, your customers are expecting a “relationship” from marketing efforts
  • Understand the power of flexible, structured content and how it is critical to the success of your omni-channel marketing efforts
  • Replicate real life examples of campaigns using the latest tools and channels, combined with creativity and flair
  • Align your content acquisition and creation to the needs of the channel
  • Understand why it is important to tell an experience, not a story

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