Whether you’re an in-house or agency professional, here are some of the best marketing events to attend in 2020.

Marketing Events to Attend in 2020

Marketing events are an excellent way to get more insight into the ever-changing marketing landscape and network with some of the best experts and creative minds out there. With the end of 2019 in sight, it’s time to think about which marketing events to attend in 2020.

1. The Crisis Communications Conference – 30th January 2020

Crisis communication is a crucial part of PR and every organisation needs to have an actionable, up-to-date crisis management strategy – all of which the Crisis Communications Conference helps with. A crisis is called a crisis for a reason – it’s unexpected, fast moving and if it’s not handled correctly, it can be incredibly damaging.

Taking place in Central London, expert strategists, CEOs and communications managers from the public sector take to the stage to discuss how to navigate and build confidence in a crisis communication plan. In 2019, James Lindsay from Cambridge Analytica offered some invaluable insights – we’ve got great expectations for this 2020!

Who for: Crisis management professionals and senior level PR experts.

2. SXSW – 13th – 22nd March 2020

SXSW is a yearly conference that takes place in Austin, Texas. Celebrating the convergence of the interactive, film, and music, creative professionals from all over the world can meet with like-minded individuals and learn from experts.

SXSW is a great conference for PR professionals and creatives working in marketing, as it delves into the crucial elements of any public relations campaign and how to think outside the box. From the creatives, to the storytelling, branding and professional development, it’s an adventure for any marketing professional attending!

Who: Anyone working in PR or creative design.

3. BrightonSEO – 16th – 17th April 2020

BrightonSEO is a twice-yearly search marketing conference showcasing some of the best speakers in the search industry. Taking place in the Brighton Centre along the seafront, BrightonSEO has come a long way since it started out as just a few SEO enthusiasts in a pub.

What makes these talks so valuable to both in-house and agency marketers is that they offer actionable insights and takeaways. Whether you’re working in PR, PPC or social media, you’ll learn so much from practical, in-depth talks that are backed-up with real life case studies. With last year’s installments featuring memorable talks such as ’How to Make Fake News For Links’ by Screaming Frog’s Oliver Brett, we know next year’s line-up will be epic!

Who for: Any marketing expert with an interest in digital marketing.

4. DigiMarCon Midwest – 20th-21st June 2020

Across the pond in Chicago, Illinois, the DigiMarCon Midwest conference will feature some of the best thought-provoking speakers in digital marketing. Covering everything from innovative technologies for campaigns to best practices and strategies in UX, search, social media, marketing automation and PR, you’ll leave this conference with a head full of new ideas!

Thought leaders from big brands such as Coca-Cola, Moz and IBM shared their tips on how to succeed in marketing last year.While next year’s line up is yet to be announced as of writing, we know it will have some of the best in the industry.

Who for: Thought leaders and senior level marketing professionals.

 5. Social Circle – monthly event

Social Circle is a Birmingham based social media networking event that came from three social media experts sitting in a pub and discussing the latest advancements and updates in social media.

Taking place in various venues across central Birmingham, what makes this event so great is that small business owners, freelancers, agency and inhouse social media professionals can come together, listen to industry experts and network with likeminded individuals.

Who for: Any professional with an interest in social media.

6. MarketingPro’s B2B Marketing Forum – 3rd – 6th November 2020

The MarketingPro’s B2B Marketing Forum takes place in Washington DC, and sees over 1,000 B2B marketing leaders share their tips and tricks for successful B2B marketing campaigns. Marketers and PR professionals will have the chance to learn all about the world of marketing for business to business clients, and network with fellow attendees.

Who for: Anyone working in PR and marketing.


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