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Rick Barron
Rick Barron 31 July 2018

Please let this be good, please let this be good…

Are you looking to take your social media learning to the next level?

Does this sound familiar? Your boss wants you to attend an upcoming marketing conference, and you’re thrilled that you were selected. You get on your computer to book your 3-4 day conference ticket, get your plane ticket and hotel, and pack your bags for that special event. But when you get there, the conference is boring. Your mood turns sour as you’re stuck having to endure a few days learning things you already know, and not learning something new and exciting to implement back in the office.

After spending a fair sum of money for conferences, you want [expect] to walk into a room and find yourself amongst the most innovative thinkers, brightest minds, and top professionals in social media and social media management. In fact, there are really only a few specific times each year where these types of incredible opportunities to learn, grow, and network in the social media community exist. You want to tell yourself the trip was worth your time…and money.

If you're a social media manager, strategist, blogger or podcaster, let me call out are some social media events to consider during the course of the year. Some of the links provided are pointed to events that have already happened but make a note of them for 2019. 

#1

Social Media Week There are three key events that take place in Los Angeles, California and New York, New York, and London, England. This major event is one of the biggest for social media marketers and managers to dig in deep into the industry. Social Media Week (SMW) is one of the world’s premier conferences and industry news platforms for professionals in media, marketing, and technology.  The mission is to give professionals at the intersection of media, marketing and technology the insights, ideas and opportunities they need to advance themselves and their organizations in a globally connected world.

Hashtags: #SMWLA, #SMWNYC, #SMWLDN
Twitter: https://twitter.com/socialmediaweek
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/socialmediaweek/

#2

INBOUND is a community of people who are passionate about marketing, selling, and delighting customers in an inbound way. Our annual event and year-round media platform inspire and educate hundreds of thousands of people so that they—and their businesses—can grow better.

Hashtag: #INBOUND18
Twitter: https://twitter.com/INBOUND
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theINBOUNDstudio/

#3

Content Marketing World is the one event where you can learn and network with the best and the brightest in the content marketing industry. You will leave with all the materials you need to take a content marketing strategy back to your team – and – to implement a content marketing plan that will grow your business and inspire your audience.

Hashtag: #CMWORLD
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CMIContent
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ContentMarketingWorld/

#4

Socialfresh conference is packed with the most up-to-date and actionable training for the modern social and digital marketer. We keep track of the latest social media trends–and where the industry is headed–so you don't have to.

Hashtag: #SOCIALFRESH
Twitter: https://twitter.com/socialfresh
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/social.fresh/

#5

Growth Hackers Conference is to help companies ignite sustainable growth using the cross-functional, value-based approach proven effective by today’s fastest growing companies such as Facebook, Airbnb, Amazon and Netflix. We help companies rethink and transform their approach to growth through the following solutions.

Hashtag: #GHConf18
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GrowthHackers
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrowthHackersOfficial/

#6

Social Media Strategies Summit helps companies build social plans, content creation campaigns and much more. If you want to learn about the impact technology has on branding and social communication, this is the conference for you.

Hashtag: #SMSsummit
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SMS_summit
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SMSsummit

#7

Social Media Marketing World known for its high-quality content and events, Social Media Examiner is the world’s leading online social media magazine for businesses, offers the leading podcast and live video show covering social media and is the exclusive sponsor of the Social Media Marketing Society. With more than 1.5 million monthly visitors, Social Media Examiner is in a unique position to recruit the best presenters and host the industry’s largest social media marketing conference.

Hashtag: #SMMW18
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SMMWConference
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smexaminer/

#8

Digital Marketing Innovation Summit With the incredible rise of social media and multi-device engagement, never has it been so crucial for brands to successfully implement a meaningful digital marketing strategy.

Hashtags:  #AI #Strategy #Digital  #BigData  #Innovation
Twitter: https://twitter.com/iegroup
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Innovation-Enterprise-110017192431042/

#9

Social Media Camp Canada’s largest social media conference. What makes us unique is the broad spectrum of delegates we attract as we tackle all aspects of social media. People come from all over North America, and from all sectors of the economy – small business, large business, government, education, and non-profit.

Hashtag:  #SMCamp
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SocMediaCamp
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaCamp/

#10

SmartSocial Summit an annual social media conference by Spredfast, a company which provides enterprise social media management software. Last year, their speakers included top executives of companies like GE, charity: water, Facebook, and more. 

Hashtag:  #SmartSocial
Twitter: https://twitter.com/spredfast
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Spredfast

 

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