About Social Brand Forum

The Social Brand Forum, a top 10 social media conference, again brings national social media and digital marketing thought leaders to Iowa for two days of impactful keynotes and interactive discussions. Social Brand 2014 is designed to help marketers at organizations small and large build better brands online through social media content, conversations, and community.

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INTERESTED IN SPONSORING THE FORUM?

The Social Brand Forum is now taking sponsorship requests for 2014. This event attracts business leaders, corporate marketers, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and agency professionals from throughout the Midwest. To learn more about getting your brand in front of this exclusive audience, simply complete the form below.

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Chris BroganOwner Magazine
Ann HandleyMarketingProfs
John JantschDuct Tape Marketing
Jason FallsSocial Media Explorer
Joe ChernovHubSpot
Kerry GorgoneMarketingProfs
Matt RidingsSideraWorks
Amy SchmittauerSavvy Sexy Social
Darin AdamsInfusionsoft
Kary DelariaAllianz
Reid TravisPancheros



Nick WestergaardBrand Driven Digital

Your Host for Social Brand Forum 2014

Nick Westergaard is a strategist, speaker, author, and educator. He is Chief Brand Strategist at Brand Driven Digital, where he helps organizations of all shapes and sizes build better brands online. He also teaches marketing at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business, is a regular columnist for The Gazette, and is the co-host of The Work Talk Show podcast.


Social Brand Forum Agenda

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th

9:00–11:00Pre-Conference Workshop with Ann Handley & Nick Westergaard

12:00–1:00Registration/Sponsor Tables Open

1:00–1:15Welcome – Nick Westergaard, Brand Driven Digital

1:15–2:15Opening Keynote
Ann Handley, MarketingProfs – “Dear Diary: A Content Marketing Makeover”

2:15–3:00 Joe Chernov, Hubspot – “The State of Inbound Marketing: 2014–2015”

3:00–3:30Break/Birds of a Feather Networking

3:30–4:15Jason Falls, Social Media Explorer – “There is No Fresh Broccoli: A No-Nonsense Blueprint for Digital Marketing Success”

4:15–5:00Special LIVE Episode of The Work Talk Show Podcast
“How Social Media Works at Allianz and Pancheros”

5:00–7:00Infusionsoft Opening Reception at Backpocket Brewing — just a short walk from the Marriott

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th

Breakfast on your own

 

8:00–9:00Registration/Sponsor Tables Open

9:00–9:10Welcome/Updates — Nick Westergaard, Brand Driven Digital

9:10–10:10Morning Keynote Sponsored by Infusionsoft
Chris Brogan, Owner Magazine – “Digital Business Mastery: How to Use Content Marketing and Social Networks to Drive Sales and Run a World Class Business”

10:10–10:30Break/Birds of a Feather Networking

10:30–11:15Amy Schmittauer, Savvy Sexy Social –“YouTube Marketing: Show Off Your Brand Personality in HD”

11:15–12:00Darin Adams, Infusionsoft – “Lifecyle Marketing: Attract. Sell. Wow.”

12:00–1:00Lunch

1:00–1:45Matt Ridings, SideraWorks – “Creating Gravity: Building A Culture Of Success”

1:45–2:30Kerry Gorgone, MarketingProfs– “Why Lawyers Kill Your Marketing Fun (and How to Change That)”

2:30–2:50Break/Birds of a Feather Networking

2:50–3:50Closing Keynote
John Jantsch, Duct Tape Marketing – “How to Create the Perfect End to End Customer Journey”

3:50–4:15Closing Remarks – Nick Westergaard, Brand Driven Digital

 


The Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

One of the area’s most exciting developments offering 280 oversized guest rooms and six suites. Each luxury room is equipped with high-speed Internet access and a large work desk. Guests can enjoy the on-site walking trails, indoor pool or the 24-hour fitness center.

Attendees of the Social Brand Forum can get a special conference rate of $129 per night.

Make your reservation now >

300 E. 9th St.
Coralville, IA 52241
Ph: (800) 228-9290

Directions

From I-80
Take exit 242. Turn right onto 1st Avenue. Turn left onto E. 9th Street. Arrive at 300 E. 9th Street.
From the Eastern Iowa Airport – Cedar Rapids (CID)
Follow IA-84 (1 m). Merge onto I-380 S and travel for 13.9 miles. Merge onto I-80 E (4 m). Take exit 242 toward
Coralville. Turn right onto 1st Avenue. Left onto E. 9th Street.

The Social Brand Forum, a top 10 social media conference, again brings national social media and digital marketing thought leaders to Iowa for two days of impactful keynotes and interactive discussions. Social Brand 2014 is designed to help marketers at organizations small and large build better brands online through social media content, conversations, and community.

“This was truly the best conference/forum with the most current, pertinent and comprehensive amount of information on how to connect with our customers in meaningful ways, within today’s business landscape that I have ever been to.”
– Paula Chenchar Hanus, Director of Creative Services, OmniTel Communications

“The Social Brand Forum ROCKED.”
– Lynn Manternach, Ph.D., Brand Arsonist & President, MindFire Communications

Who Should Attend the Social Brand Forum? More on who should attend and what to expect >>

Registration Includes

  • Access to both days of the Social Brand Forum
  • Chris Brogan’s new book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth
  • Ann Handley’s new book — details coming soon!
  • John Jantsch’s new book, Duct Tape Selling – first 150 only!
  • Promotional swag from our sponsors
  • Networking lunch
  • An invitation to Thursday’s reception
  • FREE parking during the event

Add our Pre-Conference Workshop with Ann Handley for an Additional $75 — Limit of 50 attendees — SOLD OUT.

Contact Us

For more information about the Social Brand Forum including sponsorships please contact
Nick Westergaard | phone: 319-325-0921 | email: nick@westergaard.com