Top Digital Agency Conferences You Need To Attend in 2017

By Jason Swenk on October 18, 2016

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Stay on top of digital marketing trends by attending conferences. You can learn emerging trends and stay on top of business growth strategies for your clients while also building a network for your agency.

As a digital agency owner, your clients and team look to you to stay on ahead of digital marketing trends and cutting edge strategies to constantly bring new and innovative ideas to the table. Continuing your education and understanding is key in providing value and leveling-up your business. And when you can provide new ideas to help drive traffic and grow business your clients will look at you as a partner rather than just a vendor.

Attending conferences will not only benefit you from a continued education standpoint but also help you build a community of resources. The other attendees aren’t just the competition. They are potential strategic partners or owners of agencies with complementary service offering, and possibly even a pool of your next months worth of podcast guests.

So in the words of Don Draper, “You’re good. Get better.

Top Ten U.S. Digital Agency Conferences in 2017

Traffic & Conversion Summit presented by Digital Marketer

Mar. 10-12, 2017 ⧫ San Diego

Digital marketing experts teach you how to connect with audiences with easier and cheaper methods. Learn how to do more with less and find out what’s new in conversion breakthroughs, split-testing and more.

SMX (Search Marketing Expo) presented by Search Engine Land

Mar 21-23, 2017 (West) or Oct. 24-26, 2017 (East) San Jose or NYC

A conference series that takes places in multiple locations globally (U.S locations listed here). Conference content is entirely devoted to search marketing and how search fits in the marketing mix with SEO.

Social Media Marketing World presented by Social Media Examiner

Mar. 22-24, 2017 ⧫ San Diego

Social media is arguably the fastest changing marketing vehicle today. Attendees will learn the newest and best social media marketing techniques and strategies from experts from around the globe.

ICON presented by Infusionsoft

Apr. 25-27, 2017 ⧫ Phoenix

Infusionsoft’s annual user conference with sales, marketing and social media education, as well as product training, a networking event and vendor fair.

MozCon presented by MOZ

July 17-19, 2017 ⧫ Seattle

This conference educates digital marketers in the areas of social media, data analysis, content strategy and, of course, SEO. Unlike other conferences, there are no breakout sessions – all speakers share one stage so you don’t miss a thing.

Content Marketing World presented by Content Marketing Institute

Sep. 5-8, 2017 ⧫ Cleveland

If you are in any way involved in content marketing for your clients, or your agency – this is the conference for you. Walk away with new strategies for developing and executing compelling content through multiple channels to attract and retain customers.

Programmatic Punch presented by The Drum

Nov. 2-3, 2017 ⧫ New York City

Listen as experts discuss the emerging topics and trends, explore what’s new in the industry and hear from the experts pioneering the way in programmatic. Topics include ad-blocking, ad-fraud, transparency and native programmatic ads, among others.

PubCon presented by Pubcon, Inc.

Nov. 6-9, 2017 ⧫ Las Vegas

A social media and optimization conference that offers an in-depth look at the future of technology. Named a Forbes must-attend conference and an Inc. top conference for growing your business

The SoDA Academy presented by SoDA

TBD, Nov. 2017 ⧫ New York City

This is a two-day, invitation-only learning conference built on the dual roles of senior staff within the agency community: Making and Managing. The mission of the conference combines collaboration and hands-on, peer-to-peer learning in a way that allows delegates to emerge more capable, more successful and more connected with their peers from around the globe.

Digital Summit presented by TechMedia

2017 dates vary by location ⧫ Raliegh ⧫ Dallas ⧫ Phoenix ⧫ LA ⧫ Charlotte ⧫ Atlanta ⧫ Denver ⧫ Portland ⧫ Minneapolis ⧫ Philadelphia ⧫ Washington DC

Digital Summit fills your brain and professional toolkit with thought leadership and practical solutions designed to supercharge your customer strategies with real-world, practical solutions happening at the crossroads of marketing, analytics, user experience, and emerging technologies. You may already have your marketing strategy mapped out but by attending this event you’ll be able to stay ahead of the rapid changes in technologies, algorithms, and how people are relating to your company.

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Next Steps For You

Make sure to check out these fantastic digital conferences and more coming in the future!

If you need support and advice on any topic, I have most likely experience them myself and can help. From what to do with your sales processes, ways to increase your profit margins or how you can build authority for your agency.

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