Chicago Area Online Marketing Event Calendar
Wed07Feb201811:30- 1:00 PMHubbard Inn 110 W. Hubbard, 3rd Floor Chicago, IL 60654
Join the SBAC Women in Business Group for an education luncheon on "The Powerful Strategy to Connect with High Level Clients," featuring a presentation by Megan Wessels of Powerful Partners.
In this workshop you will learn:
1. The proven P-O-W-E-R strategy to build rapport with high level clients
2. How to harness the power of rapport to land your next big client
Men and women are both welcome to attend and your meal is included in the ticket price. Question? Contact Kimberly Brisky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed07Feb20185:30 PM - 8:30 PMHubbard Inn 110 W. Hubbard Chicago, IL 60654
For a casual evening with people in the startup sector - both entrepreneurs & investors - for a good old fashioned networking event. No selling or pitching please! Simply come to enjoy meeting a fantastic network of accredited investors and motivated entrepreneurs. Share what you do and learn what others are doing to impact Chicago and entrepreneurship.
Wed28Feb20187:30 amCollege of DuPage 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137Meet Marketing Experts that can help you get your Business to the next Level
Who should attend? Marketing managers, social media strategists, content creators, website developers and small business owners who need to make strides in Digital Marketing and maximize their 2018 marketing budget.
- Is your website effective at generating leads?
- Does your email content engage customers?
- Are you aware of the power of autoresponders?
- Do you know if a mobile app is right for your business?
- Have you identified the best social media platform for your company?
If you answered "No!" to one or more of these questions, register today for what promises to be a valuable learning opportunity certain to impact your bottom line in 2018!
Tue13Mar201808:30:00 - 11:00 AMThe Loop Marketing 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1225, Chicago, IL 60654
Join us for Partners Connect
Online advertising can help any business grow. You're invited to join us for an event, co-hosted with Google, about how digital marketing can help you thrive on the Web.
Tue13Mar20185:30 pmLevel Office The Loop 73 West Monroe Street 5th Floor Chicago, IL 60603
Arcalea's monthly Internet Marketing Happy Hour is graciously hosted by Level Office! Attend to connect with other marketing professionals, influencers & ambassadors from Inc. 100 brands and local SaaS providers alike.
At 6:15pm Arcalea's own Online Genius, Jake Hoover, will present 8 tools to "Boost your Digital Marketing Success" in 2018. Bring your questions, get answers, share what you are working on, what tools you are using, and collaborate with others!
Plenty of craft beer, wine, and food will be provided. Drop by between 5:30 and 7:30pm on Tuesday, March 13th to network! If you can't make it to this event, but want to stay connected to the online marketing community in Chicago, make your way over to Online Geniuses.
Online Geniuses is the premier Internet Marketing Slack Group with over 15,000 members in 20 cities across the world.
Fri16Mar20189:30 amCity Hall, 121 N. La Salle St – 8th Floor, Room 805
A laptop or smart mobile device is required to get the most out of this 2 hour interactive experience. Receive guidance on improving your business web presence, design your first online ad, social media recommendations, the importance of branding, your unique selling proposition. Eligible businesses learn how to get listed on Google Maps to get a virtual "billboard."
Mon26Mar20187:00 PM - 8:30 PMGeneva Public Library District 127 James St. Geneva, IL 60134
From understanding the different social media platforms, to choosing what to say and where to say it, this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective social media marketing for your small business or non-profit. You don’t have to be on every platform, and you don’t have to make every post by yourself. Let us make social media easy - join us! Presented by Virginia Weiskopf and co-sponsored with Fox Valley SCORE.
Wed04Apr20188:30 AM – 10:00 AM1871 West Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago, IL 60654
1 MILLION CUPS is a free, nationwide program designed to educate, engage and accelerate early-stage startups. We believe in the notion that entrepreneurs can discover solutions and thrive when they collaborate over a million cups of coffee. Drop in on our community of innovators and entrepreneurship enthusiasts to connect and support our local startups.
Come join the Chicago Chapter at 1871 to hear the stories of two incredible founders, network with and meet interesting people, and drink some delicious Dark Matter coffee.
Fri06Apr20188:30 AM - 10:00 AmEvolveHer 358 W Ontario Street #3W Chicago, FL 60654 United States
The Art Of Avoiding “Random Acts Of Marketing”
For more than 10 years Marie Hale revolutionized small business marketing and sales in the Chicagoland area and nationally with her sales and marketing agency and speeches. Marie has taken those successful years of experience and now provides our clients with effective, innovative marketing and sales strategies that allow them to grow their business, empower their sales knowledge and utilize systems which allow them to automate or delegate accordingly so they can focus on their clients and what they do best. Her stage presence is filled with joy, connection to the audience, and how-tos that can be used immediately!
In this Morning Mastermind session Marie will share her marketing expertise with us illuminating small opportunities for marketing in our businesses that when managed properly lead to intentional marketing. Learn how to best capture your ideal client!
We recognize that our community is composed of women with incredibly full lives. Know that we appreciate the time you spend with us and want you to commit to engaging as much as possible. Because we rely on tickets sales to plan our quality events we cannot offer refunds for cancelations.
Lifetime + Business Members: Complimentary
Community Members: $20
Fri06Apr20189:30 AM - 11:00 AMCity Hall, 121 N. La Salle St – 11th Floor, Room 1103
Presented by Dorothy Muszynska, Founder of DM Marketing Group
Businesses must have a strategic marketing framework in place BEFORE creating and implementing tactics such as print, digital, social, or event marketing. More often than not, small businesses skip the “strategy” step resulting in an unsuccessful tactical execution! In this workshop, we will review the meaning, importance, and examples of both strategic and tactical aspects of marketing. There will be time for questions after the presentation; the presenter will also be able to answer on-on-one questions in Polish.
Thu12Apr20188:30 amHarper College 1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067
Illinois Small Business Development Center at Harper College
You know your prospects are on LinkedIn, and you've heard the success stories, but how do YOU reap the benefits of LinkedIn to get more leads, more business, and more referrals? In this seminar you will learn: How to create a LinkedIn profile that attracts quality prospects; How to reach out on LinkedIn to make connections, generate leads, create opportunities, and win more business more consistently; How to build your online reputation as the "GO-TO" person in your field. Free. April 12, 8:30-10:30
Join LinkedIn Local Chicago for an evening of networking and fun, featuring a discussion with branding experts on how you can get the most out of LinkedIn using personal branding!
All proceeds benefit - A Giving Heart Foundation
Wed02May201811:00 amThe Loop Marketing Inc - Merchandise Mart, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plz STE 1225, Chicago, IL 60654
Google Partners Event - Build a Local Search Presence
There are billions of local searches happening on Google every day. Celebrate National Small Business week by tuning into our livestream, where we will show how businesses can get in front of customers in their areas and share best practices for using Google My Business features, among other online marketing strategies.
This free Google event has limited space and registrations are taken on a first come, first serve basis.
When: Wednesday, May 2nd at 11:00 am CDT
Where: The Loop Marketing Inc Office, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plz Suite 1225, Chicago, IL 60030
Mon14May201812:00 PM – 1:30 PMPolsky Exchange - Washington Park Classroom 1452 E 53rd St Second Floor Chicago, IL 60615
DESCRIPTIONThis seminar introduces basic digital marketing and advertising tools. We'll discuss best practices for Google and Facebook tools and how to register your new business on Google Maps. You'll learn about conversion tracking, targeting ads, and how to choose the best platforms for your business.Leading the seminar will be Melissa Harris, founder of M. Harris & Co., a marketing firm that helps businesses reach farther, and a former vice president of marketing at Origin Investments. Melissa was a Pulitzer Prize-nominated business columnist at the Chicago Tribune for seven years. Lunch will be served.
Tue22May201810:00 AM - 5:30 PMDesign Center at theMART | 6th Floor 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 622 Chicago, IL 60654
The Design Center welcomes you to join us for a day filled with the latest trends and best practices in digital, web and social. Learn the latest trends and network with design industry professionals as we share ideas on how technology can inspire design.
Wed20Jun20185:30 - 8:00 PMFrontier 1072 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60642
Summer Networking at CreativeConnects
Say hello to summer at CreativeConnects this June! We’re bringing together professionals working in the creative, marketing and digital industries for a night of casual networking and fun. Grab a friend and join us!
CreativeConnects is a networking happy hour specifically designed to bring the creative community together. Come enjoy appetizers, raffle prizes and a cash bar. Registration is free and required to attend.
Wed20Jun2018Thu21Jun20189:00 AM - 7:00 PMHyatt Regency McCormick Place 2233 S Martin Luther King Dr Chicago, IL 60616
DigiMarCon Midwest 2018 Digital Marketing Conference takes place June 20th to 21st, 2018 at the luxurious Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.
Whether your goal is to reinforce customer loyalty, improve lead generation, increase sales, or drive stronger consumer engagement, DigiMarCon Midwest 2018’s agenda will help attendees enhance their marketing efforts. Sessions will focus on building traffic, expanding brand awareness, improving customer service and gaining insight into today’s latest digital tools.
Wed27Jun20186:00 - 8:00 PMTBD
Heard of Women in Digital but unsure what it means to be a member? Attend this OPEN Meetup to learn what we are all about. This event is FREE to attend, and we do not hold open events often, so make sure to gather your squad, and connect with the empowering Members of WID. You will also get to meet your Chicago City Champion and Board!
Who should attend?
- All women in digital creative, marketing, advertising, and tech fields are welcome. Our members have a digital focus within the marketing, advertising, and communications industries. From content strategists to designers, developers to social marketing pros and CMOs – you are all women in digital and all welcome at our events.
Wed11Jul2018Fri13Jul20189:00 AM - 8:00 PMChicago
GDMS is an ONLINE CONFERENCE dedicated to Global Digital Marketing enthusiasts and professionals alike. The summit acts as a bridge bringing global Digital Marketing experts and the industry closer and in synergy, sharing their insights and knowledge. The event will feature latest trends in the ever-expanding field of Digital Marketing, focusing on imparting practical and to the point takeouts which can be promptly utilized in the world of business.
Price: $49 - $149
Wed26Sep2018Thu27Sep20182301 S King Dr · Chicago, IL 60616
45+ in-depth sessions & workshops will not only help you stay ahead of the latest digital trends but also provide you with tons practical, game-changing takeaways you can immediately apply to your marketing strategy. You might need a second brain to pack it all in.
We ♥ smart people. Learn directly from the brands and thought leaders who are making the biggest impact on the world’s economy — now and into the future. Get under the hood and stay ahead of the strategic curve with Facebook, Google, Amazon, and many more!
It’s the all-important “hallway track.” We’re talking hundreds of seasoned marketers, strategists, designers, and more (just like you!) to mingle and connect with. You never know what inspiration, partnerships, or business deals you’ll leave with after two days at Digital Summit.
Tue09Oct2018Wed10Oct2018The Gleacher Center 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive Chicago, IL 60611
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 8:00 AM - Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM (CDT)
What is Content Jam?
Content Jam is a two-day conference where industry experts share their knowledge in an interactive and casual environment. At Content Jam you’ll get actionable insights and learn how to create, manage, promote, share, and measure your content marketing efforts.
What will I learn?
Content Jam is all about distilling the theories and strategies of Content Marketing into easy-to-do tasks you can perform right away. During each of the sessions, you’ll learn to think long-term about your strategy, to create compelling content and make sure readers find it, to convert your readers and to measure your success.
Content Jam will give you a blueprint for:
- Strategy: developing a content strategy
- Creation: creating compelling, useful content
- Promotion: helping readers find it
- Conversion: turning your visitors into leads
- Measurement: measuring success
Who should attend?
If you’re a web marketer, content strategist, writer, conversion optimizer, search optimizer, social media manager, digital marketer or a business leader who wants to promote your company more effectively, Content Jam will help you take your online marketing to the next level.
Thu15Nov20186:00 PM – 8:00 PM CSTWeWork Kinzie, 20 West Kinzie Street, 17th floor Chicago, IL 60654
DESCRIPTIONWe are continuing to drive the conversation between digital influencer and marketers as we collectively come together to generate mutually beneficial campaigns.While we will continue to talk about growing the relationship, this series will focus more on how to come together to deliver a campaign that drives an impactful experience for our shared audiences. The increasingly pertinent relationship between bloggers, social media influencers, and public relations professionals is becoming more and more a mutual necessity. It is important both parties have an understanding of the collective growth of two continuously transforming professions.Guest Speakers: TBAEvent Flow:
- 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Check in/light networking/refreshments
- 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Discussion
- 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Closing, final thoughts, networking
DATE AND TIME
Thu, November 15, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
20 West Kinzie Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Tue11Dec20186:00 PM – 9:00 PM CSBe Found Online 3304 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60614
We as digital marketers have spent the last decade finding new ways to generate clicks and convert website traffic. 2018 saw a dramatic shift with the prominence of Voice, AI, Chatbots, and Machine Learning. While consumer behavior has shifted dramatically, many brands are seeing more actions and interactions happening off of their owned websites and onto 3rd party profiles, apps, and screenless devices.
What trends will dramatically impact digital in 2019, and how can you be prepared?
In this workshop, you'll learn about…
- How to earn Position 0 Rankings
- How can you optimize your site for voice
- What is schema and how to you use it to improve and convert your traffic
- What is profile optimization and how will it benefit you
- Emerging technologies that are changing the digital landscape.
By the end of this presentation, you'll know how to get ready for 2019 with it’s evolving digital landscape, and get your site future proof.
6:00 - 6:30 pm Networking
6:30 - 7:00 pm The Future of Search: Dan Golden
7:15 - 7:45 pm The Gateway to Position Zero and Voice Search: Marcela De Vivo
7:45 - 9:00 pm Networking & Q&A’s
Marcela De Vivo, SEMrush
Marcela De Vivo is a Digital Marketing Analyst and International Speaker for SEMrush. As an industry veteran with nearly 20 years of digital marketing experience, Marcela travels the world speaking about SEO, data-driven marketing strategies, omnichannel workflow optimization, and the evolution of digital. Working with SEMrush has allowed her to combine her passion and expertise in forward-thinking marketing, analytics, and disruptive technologies.
Dan Golden, BeFoundOnline
Dan Golden is a veteran digital marketing executive & speaker known for famously and accurately predicting that last year, this year, and next year will all be the “year of mobile.” Dan is a search geek at heart and still spends time auditing accounts, testing new tactics, diving into analytics, and making strategic recommendations for his clients. Dan has spent time on the client side, with large agencies and had a brief stint at Google before launching BFO. Dan co-founded the digital agency Be Found Online and has lead the BFO team from its roots as a paid search agency to a full-service performance digital media agency; optimizing paid advertising across search, display, social, and mobile with the same level of rigor as search accounts.