Best Social Media Conferences 2020
How many social sites do you know? Offhand you can name up to 10, from Instagram to Twitter. But there are hundreds of them, including blogs, video hosting and even forums. Each of them is an opportunity to develop a brand. Only one question remains: which platforms to use in your niche and how to properly build a strategy for social media? This is what you can find out at the relevant conferences, the best of which are presented below.
The last few years of marketing has been a transition to digital sources of promotion. Social media has become the key to increasing brand awareness, transferring the value of a product or service and finding potential customers.
Social media is an important component of any modern marketing strategy. However, their capabilities and significance are so wide that now it is not enough to consider this issue only in the context of a general marketing conference.
Social media congresses are not just a meeting of several colleagues, but huge events that are held for several days. This is an opportunity to study different platforms in more detail, get exclusive information, find contractors and grow professionally.
Site: SMWATX, SMWLA, SMWNYC, SMWLDN
Place: Austin, Texas, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; New York, USA; London, Great Britain
Date: 26-28 February, 2020; 17-18 June, 2020; 5-7 May, 2020, 21-22 October, 2020
Cost: $556; $384-944; $719-1999; prices for a conference in London are still unknown
A large-scale event requires an appropriate level of speakers. Regardless of the venue, you can hear speeches by niche leaders. For example, Alexis Davis (founder of The Content Plug) and Enish Dhawan (CEO and founder of PurPics) will perform in Texas, Christine Patrick (CMO PepsiCo) and Peter Sherman (senior vice president of Warner Media) in Los Angeles, and in New York - Gary Vaynerchuk (Chairman of the Board of Directors of VaynerFX) and Joe Marquez (CEO of Attention Capital).
Site: Digital Summit
Place: Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Tampa, Florida, USA and others
Date: 24-25 March, 2020; 1-2 April, 2020; 6-7 May 2020
As with Social Media Week, at Digital Summit you get a chance to hear niche leaders. For example, Reshma Saujani (founder and CEO of Girls who code) and Jim Marsh (SVP in HBO) will speak in New York, and Kerry Smith (content strategy lead on Twitter) and Scott Dickers (founder of The Onion) in Los Angeles).
Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA; New York, USA
Date: 28-30 April, 2020; 27-29 October, 2020
Every year, the organizers attract speakers from world-class companies. This year, the speakers included Miri Rodriguez (Microsoft Global Global Internship Program Manager), Jason Burns (Senior Digital Marketing Manager at Lowe’s), Lauren Powell (Digital Analytics Manager at PepsiCo) and others.
Site: Influencer Marketing Summit
Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date: 29-30 April, 2020
During the summit, you will hear reports by Jim Tobin (founder and president of Carusele), Bette-Ann Schlossberg (Director of Influencer Marketing at Lyft), Gwenn Roni (Director of Influencer Marketing at Carhartt), Payton Dougherty (COO at PopShorts) and many others.
Site: International Conference on SMM
Place: London, Great Britain
Date: 23-24 April, 2020
Cost: €250-450 (from 24 March - €300-500)
By attending this conference, you can familiarize yourself with insights from Bhaskar Basu (Product Marketing lead at Microsoft India), Juhi Ketunen (Head of Sales & VP at Saalasti Oy) and many others.
Site: Social Media Camp
Place: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Dqte: 5-7 May, 2020
This year, the organizers invited Jillian Harris (founder of jillianharris.com, host of HGTV Canada), Nicole Smith (founder of Flytographer), Darian Kovaks (founder of Jelly Marketing) Philip Shaw (CEO Cleverclicks)).
Site: Intrigue Summit
Place: New York, USA
Date: August, 2020 (exact date is still unknown)
Cost: not announced
Despite the fact that the exact date and cost of the conference has not yet been determined, the organizers have already announced the speakers. Among them were: Christopher Desi (VP of Sales at PerformLine Inc), Johan Alein (Director of Marketing at Black Enterprise), Eli Orgel (Director of Marketing at The Rosenblum Law Firm) and others.
Place: Thessaloniki, Greece
Date: 21-23 October, 2020
The list of speakers and key topics is currently being compiled by the organizers. Previously, this information will be available on April 17, 2020. Therefore, if you are interested in visiting the WSMC, stay tuned for their updates.
Site: Social Media Marketing World
Place: San Diego, California, USA
Date: 1-3 March, 2020
By visiting SMMW this year, you will learn about the research and insights of Jay Bayer (founder of Convince & Convert), Mary Smith (founder of Mari Smith International), Michael Stelzner (founder of Social Media Examiner) and many others.
Site: Social Fresh
Place: Orlando, Florida, USA
Date: 5-6 November, 2020
Social Fresh is a place where leaders learn. The event was created to help you improve your content, be more creative and get new results.
In 2020, Social Fresh speakers included Katie Richman (Social Video Production Team Lead on Facebook), Tatyana Holyfield (Head of Digital Strategy at Pacers), Miri Rodriguez (Head of Global Internship Program at Microsoft) and many others.