With two sold-out years of the Social Brand Forum behind us, we are excited to say that we’re making this year bigger and better than ever. The Midwest’s premier digital marketing event will again bring national speakers and industry thought leaders to Iowa for two days of learning. In the time since our first event, the Social Brand Forum has been featured on several lists of social media conferences that marketers can’t miss. Here’s why …
We reached out to some of the region’s best and brightest marketers — many who have attended the Social Brand Forum every year. We asked them to share what you can expect from Social Brand 2014:
1. Fresh Insights & Perspective
“Social Brand Forum was a great opportunity to take a step back and gain some fresh insight and perspective. Whether it be something that impacts a current project, or a heads up on trends in the marketplace that you’re missing out on, you will leave this conference with valuable knowledge.”
— Reid Travis, Director of Marketing at Pancheros
2. Lessons from Other Attendees
“You should attend Social Brand Forum because the speakers spark your thoughts and breakout times give you a chance to learn from other attendees. I left with my thoughts flowing and was able to apply new ideas immediately.”
— Sara O’Brien,
eMarketing Specialist at the HON Company
3. Tips to Enhance Your Digital Marketing
“Social Brand Forum is more than a typical, mundane conference; you are surrounded by and immersed in a crowd of people just like you. Digital marketers, in a vibrant environment. The conference fosters networking with the sharing of applicable, proven strategies to enhance your organization’s digital marketing efforts.”
— Allison Passon, Communications Coordinator with Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
4. Ideas You Can Implement Right Away
“What you learn at the Social Brand Forum is a different way of thinking and a better way to communicate. I took the information I learned, and implemented it right away.”
— Caitlin Wiedenheft, Content Development Specialist at United Way of East Central Iowa
5. A High Caliber of Speakers
“If finding new and inspiring ways to connect with your customers is more energizing than a cup of coffee — the Social Brand Forum is for you. Each year I leave with new perspectives and insights on trends that are normally reserved for conferences costing hundreds if not thousands of dollars to attend. The caliber of speakers that Nick and his team are able to assemble are rarely seen outside of conferences like SXSW.”
— Mike Gerholdt, Admin Evangelist at Salesforce
Bonus Reason: Speakers Agree!
“The Social Brand Forum is unlike 99% of the events out there. Not only was the event full of quality content and great speakers, but there was a focus on making sure the audience got exactly what they needed that most events lack. The event ran on time and the staff was hands-down one the best I’ve ever seen.”
– John Michael Morgan, Author of Brand Against the Machine (SB12)
“The Social Brand Forum is one of the best kept social media secrets. From the content and the on-site photographer who will do your professional head shots to the networking and offline engagement, it is the place to be in the fall.”
— Gini Dietrich, CEO of Arment Dietrich, Author of Spin Sucks (SB13)
“I spoke at the first Social Brand Forum in 2012, and was extremely impressed with the value that the event provided. Typically, a first-time event has a few hiccups and problems even under the best-case scenario. But Nick assembled an excellent lineup of experts and created an agenda that provided attendees with two days of value that was worth far more than the registration price. I was proud to be a part of the first Social Brand Forum as it will likely become a fixture in the Midwest in the years to come.”
– Mack Collier, Social Media Consultant, Author of Think Like a Rock Star (SB12)
Register Now to Get Books and Lowest Price Available
Registration for the event is $375, which includes a copy of Chris Brogan’s new book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth, and a new book from Ann Handley for each attendee. However, the first 150 to register will receive a special rate of $275, both books, plus a copy of John Jantsch’s new book Duct Tape Selling. The pre-conference workshop with Ann Handley costs an additional $75.
A special student/educator rate of $95 is also available by emailing [email protected].
Ready to Go?
We’ll have many updates to share here and on the conference website in the months leading up to this event with new speakers and additions to the agenda.
Hope to see you this fall!