The Complete Fall 2017 Social Marketing Events Guide

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The Complete Fall 2017 Social Marketing Events Guide


It’s back to school for social marketers, as conference season is just around the corner. Here are our top picks for social marketing events and conferences happening this fall. Our list includes events from different countries and cities around the world, including industry focused marketing events for verticals such as pharmaceutical, beauty, retail, travel, and technology.

Each event may be different in overarching theme and focus as well as location, but one thing they all have in common is an all-star lineup of industry thought leaders delivering informative and valuable best practices and insights around the current digital landscape and future of social marketing.

Synthesio will be attending the “Spredfast Smart Social Summit” from October 16-18 in Austin, Texas at the W Hotel. Michelle Obama, and many marketing thought leaders will be speaking at the event. Our team will be there in full force, ready to discuss Social Intelligence, so feel free to stop by!

Now here is a list of social marketing events for this fall that you won’t want to miss!

September Events


Content Marketing World Conference and Expo
When: September 5-8, 2017
Where: Cleveland, Ohio
CMWorld 2017 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.


Digital Marketing & Strategy Innovation Summit: Shanghai
When: September 6-7, 2017
Where: Shanghai, China
This summit brings those who are leading digital strategies, implementing new marketing technologies and delivering cutting edge content strategies under one roof. Speakers have experienced the success and failings of digital implementation, but most importantly can share this information through case studies to help you better deliver more effective results for your business. By attending the Digital Marketing & Strategy Innovation Summit you will be able to network and share insights with those at the forefront of developing the digital landscape.


Confab Intensive
When: September 11-13, 2017
Where: Denver, Colorado
With just two in-depth workshops a day, you can dig in and practice your skills in your choice of focused content strategy areas. It’s a three-day investment in seriously upping your content game, under the guidance of respected industry experts and innovators.


Digital Summit Detroit
When: September 11-13, 2017
Where: Detroit, Michigan
Digital Summit is where ideas and inspiration are born. Thousands of professionals work directly with industry leading brands learning practical, actionable solutions they can immediately apply back at the office. Brilliant speakers bring phenomenal content on Marketing Strategies, UX & Design, Email, Search, Mobile, Video, SEO and so much more. Digital Summit is not only a place for keeping up with the trends, but also for being an active player in their creation.


Retail Global Las Vegas
When: September 12-14, 2017
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
About: The 3rd annual conference and exhibition for eCommerce retailers. They focus on Marketplaces & Cross Border trade so join them and connect with the world of eCommerce. there are 750+ attendees, 75+ speakers and 7 educational streams to choose from. Join the Retail Global family and connect with hundreds of online merchants and key decision makers in a fun and engaging environment in the exhibition hall.


Growth Marketing Conference Atlanta
When: September 13, 2017
Where: Atlanta, GA
About: Growth Marketing Conference is the only actionable, hands-on educational event dedicated to the most important business issue today – growth. Join industry-leading Fortune 500 execs, high-growth startup founders, and growth marketing leaders and innovators to learn how to supercharge your company’s growth – quickly, cost-effectively, and sustainably in 2017 and beyond.


The Agents of Change Digital Marketing Conference
When: September 15, 2017
Where: Portland, Maine
The Agents of Change serves business owners, marketers, and entrepreneurs to help them reach more of their ideal customers through search, social, and mobile marketing.


When: September 18-20, 2017
Where: Austin, Texas
PharmaForce is the only life sciences event that addresses both marketing and sales strategies to achieve commercial success. Bringing together 250 VPs and Directors, our attendees are always pleased that we limit vendor attendance and presentations so you experience true pharma-to-pharma networking. PharmaForce’s interactive format eliminates “death-by-PowerPoint” and concurrent sessions let you choose which topics to attend.


CMX Summit
When: September 19-20, 2017
Where: Los Angeles, California
CMX Summit is the opportunity for community-driven professionals to learn new tactics and techniques from leading professionals in the industry and has brought together quite the list of speakers for 2017.


When: September 20-21, 2017
Where: Singapore
DIGIMARCON Asia Pacific is one digital marketing event you can’t afford to miss! Whether your goal is to reinforce customer loyalty, improve lead generation, increase sales, or drive stronger consumer engagement, DIGIMARCON ASIA PACIFIC 2017’s agenda will help attendees enhance their marketing efforts. Sessions will focus on building traffic, expanding brand awareness, improving customer service and gaining insight into today’s latest digital tools.
When: September 25- 27, 2017
Where: LA Convention Center, California is the annual e-commerce conference for digital retail thinkers and doers! They’ve created a new immersive experience that blends insightful and actionable educational content, an easily navigable EXPO floor full of futuristic tech solutions and engaging new ways to expand your professional network.


When: September 25-28, 2017
Where: Boston, Massachusetts
INBOUND’s purpose is to provide the inspiration, education, and connections you need to grow and transform your business. This September, they will host thousands of marketing and sales professionals from almost every industry imaginable and from all corners of the globe at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.


The Social Media In Beauty Day
When: September 27, 2017
Where: London, England
Enchant Consumers with Real-World Insights Into The Hottest Beauty Trends, Inspirational Campaigns & Profitable Future Innovations: Boost Sales & Engage Customers Across Digital, Social Media & In-Store With Compelling Marketing Innovations & Unbeatable Product Strategies.


The Digital Travel Marketing Conference
When: September 28, 2017
Where: London, England
Optimise Search, Drive Website Conversions, Leverage Customer Insights, Target Data & Automation For Personalised Content & Seamless, Engaging Multi-Channel Customer Experiences Which Maximises ROI. A One-Day, Industry-Led Conference & Networking Event, 28th September 2017, Hilton Kensington, London.


October Events


Martech Conference
When: October 2-4, 2017
Where: Boston, Massachusetts
MarTech conference delivers a vendor-agnostic, graduate-level marketing, technology and management perspective designed to help you succeed in this software-powered marketing world.


Digital Pharma East
When: October 3-6, 2017
Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The 11th Annual Digital Pharma East can aid you – and over 800 of your industry peers – in overcoming key challenges to realize the potential of digital health for the future of your business.


MarketingProfs’ B2B Marketing Forum
When: October 3-6, 2017
Where: Boston, Massachusetts
If you’re looking for a conference to help you become a better B2B marketer, this is it. Every year, hundreds of the smartest, most innovative B2B marketers gather at #mpb2b to learn and share their secrets to success — from the latest and greatest tactics to strategies that have proven the test of time.


Spredfast Smart Social Summit
When: October 16-18, 2017
Where: Austin, Texas
Smart Social Summit is widely recognized as one of the best social media conferences due to Spredfast’s ability to bring the world’s largest brands, agencies, and media companies, together in an intimate setting to solve practical problems and forge meaningful relationships. From breakout sessions to unparalleled keynotes, Smart Social Summit connects marketers with the ideas and people that will make them even smarter.


Social Media Strategies Summit
When: October 17-19, 2017
Where: New York City, New York
#SMSsummit, the longest running, most comprehensive social media conference in the US, is the #1 conference choice for social media, digital marketing and communications professionals across industries.


PRNews’ Digital & Marketing Conference
When: October 17-19, 2017
Where: Miami, FL
Prepare yourself for the future of digital communications and marketing and put your career on a faster track by joining experts from leading brands, nonprofits and agencies at PR News’ annual Digital PR and Marketing Show at the Eden Roc Resort in Miami Beach, Oct. 17-19, 2017. Over the course of just a few days in a beautiful setting, your host, PR News will provide you with the practical knowledge to increase the visibility of your brand, expand your reach on social media, put data at the heart of all your communications programs, work with influencers and manage crises—and bring digital communications efforts back to the bottom line.


Social Tools Summit
When: October 18, 2017
Where: Boston, Massachusetts
At the Social Tools Summit, we cover the tools and best practices that allow you to get the most out of your social media programs. Session topics are timely and will likely shape your working priorities when you go back to the office. You will leave having heard from both power users and social tools experts on ways to improve your bottom line.


Social Media #Mashup at Disneyland
When: October 23-25, 2017
Where: Anaheim, California
Want to master hot social media channels and transform followers into loyal fans? Would you like to create shareable content that re-engages employees, boosts the bottom line and advances your career, even as responsibilities continue to blur? At this conference, you’ll discover the new digital strategies you need to break out of your silo and succeed in today’s evolving marketing communications. You’ll leave with the skills and confidence necessary to turn yourself—and your organization—into a social media powerhouse.


Social Media for GOV Summit
When: October 25- 27, 2017
Where: Melbourne, Australia
Social media is promising new opportunities across a broad spectrum of public services. As the Internet and its applications extend globally, an increasing number of governments and their public service agencies are embracing social media as one of the major mechanisms to interact with the public. Social media provides a new wave of web-based applications and channels for citizens to share ideas and opinions and play active roles in various areas in the public sector.


November Events


When: November 1-2, 2017
Where: New York City, NY
Many will already be familiar with ad:tech as it is an established name for social media conferences, and is celebrating 20+ years of amazing events with a network that reaches across the US, UK, and Asia. This fun event focuses on all the ways that technology has completely transformed the marketing industry with this year’s’ theme being “Innovation in the Post-Advertising Era.” Speakers include Rob Schmults from Talbot and Joshua Palau from Johnson & Johnson.


Content Jam
When: November 1-2, 2017
Where: Chicago, Illinois
Chicago’s biggest content marketing event is taking place downtown Chicago at The Gleacher Center. During this two-day marketing conference, experts in content strategy, analytics, promotion, conversion, and measurement will their smartest tools and techniques.


Social Media Strategies Summit – Higher Education
When: November 2-3, 2017
Where: Boston, Massachusetts
Learn best practices in social media marketing from today’s leading colleges and universities.


Pubcon Las Vegas 2017
When: November 6-9, 2017
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
Pubcon is an educational conference and expo for professional digital marketers to help them market and manage commercial websites for themselves or clients. They speak the language of SEO, PPC, Social Media, Conversion, Affiliates and especially ROI! The next multi-track super conference event is our annual Las Vegas blowout on November 6 – 9, 2017 at the mega Las Vegas Convention Center.


#DMWF Expo North America
When: November 7-8, 2017
Where: New York City, NY
#DMWF Conference & Expo North America 2017 will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to understand and address your future challenges across digital marketing and social media. Presented in a series of inspirational keynotes and panel discussions delivered by the industry’s most disruptive thought-leaders, #DMWF features sessions covering; digital strategy, brand recognition, e-commerce, influencer marketing, content marketing, data, analytics, personalization, automation, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and mobile marketing across three conference tracks.


Internet Summit
When: November 15-16, 2017
Where: Raleigh, North Carolina
Internet Summit is where ideas and inspiration are born. Thousands of professionals work directly with industry leading brands learning practical, actionable solutions they can immediately apply back at the office. Brilliant speakers bring phenomenal content on Marketing Strategies, UX & Design, Email, Search, Mobile, Video, SEO and so much more. Internet Summit is not only a place for keeping up with the trends, but also for being an active player in their creation.


The Customer Service Summit
When: November 16-17, 2017
Where: New York City, New York
USA’s best, brand-focused customer service conference returning for a seventh year to New York in November 2017. The Customer Service Summit will again bring together an unrivaled list of major brand leaders to guide you into the future of customer care and social media customer service.


The Social Media Results For PR & Comms Conference
When: November 23, 2017
Where: London, England
Discover how 29 social-savvy brands are creating attention-grabbing, conversion-boosting on-trend social media strategies for PR & comms which boost the bottom line.

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