If you’re a small business owner interested in learning content marketing, or a content creator who wants to improve your craft, you should consider attending one of the top social media conferences this year. Social media conferences are a great place to learn marketing strategies that have been tested and proven in the marketplace and affords you the opportunity to meet and learn from the most successful content creators and new media professionals. On top of that, you can make friends and connections that would be harder to make via online channels only. We’ve listed the top 12 social media conferences of 2018. These are totally worth attending. For those that have already passed, it’s a good time to start planning for 2019. We’ve added video snippets of the conferences if they were available, to give you a little taste of what’s to come.
Top Social Media Conferences of 2018
Social Media Marketing World is the world’s largest social media marketing conference. You’ll make connections with the world’s top social media pros (and thousands of your peers) and you’ll discover ideas that’ll transform your social media marketing.
Feb 8 – March 2, 2018 – San Diego, California
Social media changes quickly and this conference put together by Ragan, PR Daily and PRSA wants to keep you current. The focus will be on creating great content that converts your audience.
March 14-16, 2018 – Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.
If you want to futureproof your social media strategy, book this conference. It’s set up with keynote addresses by some of today’s smartest digital marketers. The conference focuses on:
- digital strategy
- brand recognition
- influencer marketing
- content marketing
- data, analytics
- virtual reality
- artificial intelligence
- mobile marketing
April 16 – 17, 2018 – London.
This conference takes place twice this year, the April conference promises to show digital and social marketers the best strategies for earning an ROI from their efforts.
Apr 25–26, 2018.
As the name suggests, this conference focuses on content marketing and content creation. The conference will show you the latest and most effective techniques for creating content that converts.
May 2-4, 2018 – Boston
The workshops here focus on all areas of social media and more. There are SEO and even podcasting sessions.
May 7-9 2018 – Atlanta
This year, they are focusing on four themes:
- The Science of Storytelling
- Personalizing Customer Journeys
- The Next Generation of Social Media
- The CMO of the Future
Their goal is to future proof your campaigns with information that was based on research from some of the biggest marketers out there.
May 30-31 – San Francisco
As the world moves more and more towards video (and live video), it’s imperative that your brand prioritizes this kind of content. If you’re making video a priority, VidCon is for you.
June 20-23, 2018 Anaheim, CA
You will leave with all the materials you need to take a content marketing strategy back to your team and implement a content marketing plan that will grow your business and inspire your audience. Over 80 sessions presented by the leading brand marketers from around the world covering strategy, integration, measurement, and new ideas.
Sept 4-7, 2018 – Cleveland
CMX is all about helping you to build a better community for your brand at scale. The Summit takes place over three days.
Oct 1-3, 2018 – Portland
Didn’t make it to SXSW? Enjoy Austin in October instead. This summit focuses on the power of social trust.
Oct 16-18, 2018
MarketingProfs professional development instructors guide you through each topic, assign and mentor you through in-class exercises, and help you grasp the training’s core learning objectives. Extra resources include workbooks and complementary online learning activities, such as:
- Content Marketing
- Marketing Strategy
- Lead Nurturing
- Value Propositions and Positioning
- Marketing WritingCreating a Marketing Plan
- Content Optimization for SEO
- Customer Insight
Nov 13-16, 2018 – San Francisco