As the sun set last Friday, we closed down another successful Social Brand Forum at the Iowa River Landing in the heart of Iowa’s Creative Corridor. Once again, the Midwest’s premier digital marketing event presented a bold intersection of expert content, engaging conversations, and a strong sense of community among attendees and speakers.
As you return to the office invigorated and ready to reinvent your organization’s social media marketing, we thought we would provide some event recap and resources to assist you.
We had some amazing speakers at Social Brand Forum 2013! As many noted, all had a strong message of creating marketing that helps rather than sells. From Jay Baer’s opening Youtility keynote to Marcus Sheridan’s closing sermon, most marketers left the Social Brand Forum excited about unearthing new ways of being useful to their communities.
We’re working on getting as many slides from our speakers assembled here via SlideShare. Below is a list of what we have so far.
- Laura Fitton — Social, Context & Delightion How Inbound Companies Solve for the Customer
- Gini Dietrich — Spin Sucks
- Monica Vernon — Social Scene Midwest
- Tim Washer — Producing Non-Boring Video on a Shoestring Budget
- Tim Hayden — The Mobile Moment: Achieving Success in a Wireless World
- DJ Waldow — Why You Need to Graduate From Email Marketing to Marketing Automation
- Marcus Sheridan — The Power of Content Marketing to Build Your Brand, Business, and Bottom Line
If you want to follow any of our speakers on Twitter, be sure to check out our Twitter list. And finally, here’s the deck from my closing talk recapping the event’s big ideas.
Once again, Todd Adamson of Adamson Studios also took some great photos that you can find on our Facebook page. We’ve also got some great ones from our friend Kerry O’Shea Gorgone at MarketingProfs. Did you take photos at Social Brand 2013? Feel free to add them here as well. Josh Krakauer also pointed us to Chute for all photos featuring the event hashtag.
You can still follow the conference conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #socialbrand13. Here you’ll find some of the most powerful ideas from the event as well as important afterthoughts from your fellow attendees. During the event, speaker Lee Odden shared a link for Keyhole, a cool tool for real-time conference conversation tracking around #SocialBrand13, such as top tweets, influencers, and more! You can check it out here.
Again, a big thanks to all of our sponsors who make this event possible including ExactTarget, Fusionfarm, GroSocial, Zephyr Printing and Design, Hubspot, Verizon, DivvyHQ, Mediacom, Don’t Panic Management, Adamson Studios, Vesta, and Blaze. I hope you’ll take the time to learn more about these businesses who have stepped forward in support of all of us building better brands online.
See You Next Year
Remember to mark your calendars for September 25-26, 2014 for Social Brand Forum 2014. You can also check out our events page for information on our upcoming Content Marketing Boot Camp tour.
What was your favorite part of this year’s Social Brand Forum? We’d love to hear in the comments below. Also, please keep an eye on your email inbox as we’ll be sending out our post-conference survey very soon.
Additional #SocialBrand13 Resources
Did you do a wrap-up post on what you learned from the Social Brand Forum? Send it our way and we’ll include it here as well!
- Listen to the Special LIVE Episode of Jay Baer’s Social Pros Podcast recorded at the Social Brand Forum featuring Tim Washer, Nick Westergaard, and Jess Ostroff.
- Cover Story Media Social Brand Recap
- Brandpoint: A writer’s experience at #SocialBrand13
- Blaze Content – Being Social: Three Principles of the Social Brand
- Fusionfarm – Twitter Hashtags Case Study: Social Brand Forum #SocialLyrics
- Spin Sucks – Miley Cyrus: A PR Case Study in Flawless Execution
- Iowa PRSSA – Social Brand Forum Recap 2013