The Best Digital Marketing Events of 2018

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Digital marketing events are great platforms to learn from industry experts, get cutting edge insights on new developments in digital, and network within the community. Call us eager beavers, but we’re already thinking about all the exciting events and conferences happening next year.

Top Digital Marketing Events of 2018

Affiliate Summit

January 7-9 |  Las Vegas, NV, USA

As one of the largest industry networking opportunities, this event has the power to influence the direction of business for the rest of the year. High-level decision makers gather in search of affiliate media firms, bloggers, publishers, marketers, traffic sources, and digital solution providers.


Mobile Shopping Europe

January 30-February 01, 2018 | London, UK

In recent years since mobile has surpassed desktop in terms of traffic, mobile optimization has become of increasing interest to marketers. At Mobile Shopping Europe, you learn from the masterminds in mobile marketing how to make smartphones work for your brand’s sales.


GrowthHackers Conference 

February 06, 2018 | San Diego, CA

Hosted by the SAAS company, GrowthHackers, this conference is a one-day event focused on the behaviors and metrics that are most important for driving sustainable growth. This is a great event to kickstart your business’s 2018 growth plan. Not to mention, GrowthHackers software users get 50% off the ticket price.


E-Commerce Berlin

February 15, 2018 | Berlin, Germany

The E-Commerce Berlin Expo gives an opportunity for B2B and B2C online retailers to gather in one place to represent their brand and make valuable connections. You can reserve your own booth, or just pick the brains of the brilliant minds attending.


Digital Summit

February 21-22, 2018 | Phoenix, AZ, USA

With speakers in 2017 ranging from Apple to Unbounce to the CIA, this event boasts some of the biggest names in the industry. While the Digital Summit has several US locations throughout the year, it’s best to get into this cutting-edge conference early on in the year.


Traffic and Conversion Summit

February 26-28, 2018

This event is entirely focused on the most important KPIs of digital marketing- traffic and conversions. A must for all sales-oriented marketers, Inc. magazine calls the T&C Summit “the largest and best digital marketing event you’ve never heard of.”


DX3 Canada

March 7-8, 2018 | Toronto, Canada

With over 3,500 attendees, and speakers from Coca-Cola, Pinterest, and IBM, DX3 is Canada’s most authoritative and comprehensive digital event. Focusing on technology, online marketing, and retail, this conference encompasses a full digital experience.


SXSW Conferences

March 9-18, 2018 | Austin, TX, USA

South by South West is a family of annual conferences and festivals known for- must like the city itself- it’s trendy, innovative atmosphere. You can tailor your conference experience by choosing from a variety of SXSW’s “tracks,” including Brands & Marketing, Design, Coding & Programming, VR/AR, and many other focuses. Since this event is not only for digital marketers, it serves as one of the year’s greatest networking opportunities.


SearchLove

March 26-27, 2018 | San Diego, CA, USA

This event is great for marketers looking to learn the ins and outs of SEO, as well as marketers looking to sharpen their skills. With search engine algorithms constantly changing, it can be challenging to stay up to date with all of the best practices. If the location doesn’t sell it enough, the lineup, which boasts names from Moz and Unbounce, makes this event a must for SEO and SEM marketers.


Midwest Digital Marketing Conference

March 27-28, 2018 | St. Louis, MO, USA

The Midwest Digital Marketing Conference is the largest digital marketing event to make it’s way to the Midwest. This year, MDMC will feature over 100 breakout sessions led by marketing experts from all over the country, including speakers from Google, BuzzFeed, GoDaddy, and Pinterest. With three affordable price points, this event is a no-braining for Midwestern marketers.


Hero Conf Austin

April 16-18, 2018 | Austin, TX, USA

Hero Conf is the definitive event for PPC marketing. Surround yourself with like minded marketers, share ideas, and learn from some of the most experienced PPC advertisers in the game.


Collision

April 30- May 03, 2018 | New Orleans, LA, USA

Travel to the birthplace of jazz music to find America’s fastest growing tech conference. Considered the sister to Web Summit, Collision is making a strong name for itself, featuring some of the biggest brands in tech. Startups also have the opportunity to apply for Collision’s Alpha program which includes tickets, Investor Office Hours, Mentoring, Workshops, and more.


The Inbounder Global Conference

May 2018 | Valencia, Spain (Tentative)

The Inbounder draws brands from all corners of the world to talk about the biggest news in digital marketing, media, and tech. One of the sunniest spots on The Inbounder “World Tour,” this event is guaranteed to be a great networking opportunities for businesses working internationally and those looking to enter new markets.


OMLive Online Marketing Summit

June 21-22, 2018 | Berlin, Germany

Starting out on June 21 with a MasterClass and closing the Main Event on the 22nd with an Aftershow Party, OMLive is preparing to host one epic weekend. Featuring 13 hands-on, inspiring talks covering topics like UX, and Influencer Marketing, and Conversion Optimization, this event is a one stop shop for marketers looking for inspiration at every step of the conversion funnel.


Hotel and Spa Tech Live 18

September 25-26, 2018 | London, UK

Hotel and Spa Tech Live is the ultimate digital event for the hospitality industry. Speakers include digital strategists from Booking.com, Trivago, and yours truly. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with the Codedesign team and hear the latest trends in digital marketing for hotels. For some spoilers, check out our featured article here.


OnBrand ’18

October 11, 2018 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

OnBrand conference brings together some of the brightest and most creative minds in marketing and branding. Focusing primarily on emerging technologies in the digital marketing space, the 2017 event drew speakers from game-changing companies like NASA and Ben & Jerry’s. And if the speaker line up isn’t convincing enough, OnBrand is held in Amsterdam’s SugarCity- an abandoned sugar warehouse turned venue, only 10 minutes away from the city center.


The Web Summit

November 2018 | Lisbon, Portugal

The Web Summit has established itself as the event “where the tech world meets.” The event includes Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and leading names in digital marketing and development, along with 60,000+ attendees. The Web Summit is one of the most, if not the most, defining events of the tech industry.


Growth Marketing Conference

December 11 2018 | San Francisco, CA, USA

Growth Marketing Conference is the only actionable, hands-on educational event dedicated to the most important business issue today – growth. Join high-powered attendees to learn how to supercharge your company’s growth – rapidly, cost-effectively, and sustainably – in 2018 and beyond.


Which digital marketing events will you be attending?

Leave a comment or let us know on Facebook where we can find you in 2018. Be sure to check back on the blog as we continue to update the list throughout the end of the year.

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