Chicago Area Online Marketing Event Calendar


  • Wed
    28
    Sep
    2016
    8:30 am222 Merchandise Mart Blvd, Suite 1225, Chicago, IL 60654

    Join us for Google Partners Connect

    Every business can succeed online. You're invited to join our agency for an event, hosted with Google, about how digital marketing can help you thrive on the Web.

    Register here: https://partnersconnect.withgoogle.com/event/the-loop-marketing-inc

  • Wed
    26
    Oct
    2016
    12:00 pm222 W Merchandise Mart Blvd, Suite 1225, Chicago IL 60654

    Join us for a workshop presented by Google experts in partnership with the Small Business Administration and give your business a boost ahead of the holiday shopping season by creating a free business listing on Google, optimizing your website for mobile, and advertising online.

    REGISTER NOW

  • Wed
    26
    Oct
    2016
    12:00 pmLive Broadcast via Webinar

    Join us for a workshop presented by Google experts in partnership with the Small Business Administration and give your business a boost ahead of the holiday shopping season by creating a free business listing on Google, optimizing your website for mobile, and advertising online.

    REGISTER NOW

  • Fri
    13
    Jan
    2017
    9:00AM - 11:00AM500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150 Chicago, IL 60661

    Grow Your Business With Email and Social Media
    Simple Marketing Strategies For Business and Non-Profits

    Many small businesses and organizations find themselves seeking the right strategies, tools and tactics to make their marketing efforts as effective as possible.  But between Facebook and Twitter,email and mobile, deals, and whatever new social network is rolling out that month—there’s a lot to keep up with and there are only so many hours in each day.  The number of possibilities can feel overwhelming. This session will help make sense of the noise.  Today we’re going to show you how to make the most of the combination of email and social media for your business.  When the session is done you’ll have a greater understanding of marketing basics like goals and objectives.  You’ll learn what a “campaign” is and what to write about and offer in that campaign.  You’ll be given some simple but powerful tips for how to get your messages opened and read, shared and socially visible. You’ll see that there are some great tools you can use to help engage with your existing
    customers and supporters as well as expand your reach to new prospects. Throughout the session you’ll be given opportunities to capture your own ideas and build out the framework of your own“ next great campaign.”

    Presenter: Kathy Hays  is a marketing professional with an entrepreneurial spirit. Her 30 years as a successful marketer includes founding a digital marketing agency, serving as a director of marketing for a national accounting practice and beginning her career in the public relations division of a national consumer products company. Core strengths include development and oversight of digital marketing plans, digital communications, list administration services and data segmentation services. 

    Regular Fee $30.00

    Register HERE

     

  • Tue
    17
    Jan
    2017
    7:30am - 8:45amColonial Café 5689 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

    EMail Automation Made Easy

    January 17, 2017 7:30am - 8:45am Central | FREE

    Email automation can be a confusing and overwhelming concept for any small business owner to master. Perhaps you don't know what to say in these emails. Maybe you just never found the time to get these automated systems set up.  Or maybe you’re confused about the whole automation “thing”.

    In this training, I keep it SIMPLE. By the end of this session, you'll not only have a clear understanding of how email automation works, you'll also be given EVERYTHING YOU NEED to finally create a killer automated welcome email series you always knew you needed to have to take your business to the next level.

    I'm pulling back the curtain and revealing my 5-day welcome series. Learn how to easily RE-CREATE the 5 emails I use to Welcome, Nurture and CONVERT any new lead that joins my list!

    What I'll Cover:

    •  You'll learn what an automated email is and how it works
    • You'll learn what an autoresponder is
    • Why having an automated system in place is ESSENTIAL to having a PROFITABLE 2017 business.
    • See real-world examples of how other small businesses are killing it with their automated emails
    • Learn how to re-create my proven 5-day welcome series. You'll see what I SAY in each email to turn a cold lead into a paying customer.
    • How to easily combine social media with your automated emails
    • How to create your own email automation program

    Details

    • Start: January 17, 2017 7:30am Central
    • End: January 17, 2017 8:45am Central
    • Cost: FREE
    • Presenter(s): Vanessa Cabrera

    To register for this event please email Alan Burba at Alan@gamefilm.biz

  • Thu
    19
    Jan
    2017
    9:00AM to 10:30AMNIU Rockford Conference Center - 8500 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

    Grow Your Business with Email & Social Media

    Simple marketing strategy for your Real Estate business

    Many small businesses and organizations find themselves seeking the right strategies, tools and tactics to make their marketing efforts as effective as possible.  But between Facebook and Twitter, email and mobile, deals, and whatever new social network is rolling out that month—there’s a lot to keep up with. And there are only so many hours in each day.  The number of possibilities can feel overwhelming. This session will help make sense of the noise. We’re going to show you how to make the most of the combination of email and social media for your business.

    Our Speaker Bernie Rose, owner of Always Connected Marketing has successfully developed and operated several small businesses during the last 30 years.  He has over 5 years’ experience working for Constant Contact and continues to partner with them as an Authorized Local Expert. Bernie’s expertise includes email and social media marketing in addition to website development. He has worked with hundreds of small businesses and non-profit organizations developing and implementing successful marketing strategies and best practices.

  • Wed
    25
    Jan
    2017
    5:30PM to 7:00PMThe Mansion on Walnut - 420 Walnut St Pekin, IL

    Social Media in 10 Minutes a Day!

    Are you a local business owner that is using social media and Facebook for your business but are not getting the results you expected? This workshop will show you the value of using social media to reach your current customers and get new customers to engage with you. Many simple tips will be provided.

    Topics include:• We will be discussing some of the most popular social media networks – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google+. Learn why each one might be right for your business or organization.
    • We will focus on Facebook for Content Strategies and why it's important to engage customers.
    • Show you some websites you can create engaging content for free
    • Learn some short cut tools such as a share bar and scheduling posts
    • A look at Facebook advertising and boosting. These are ways you can reach a target audience without wasting money.

    SEATING IS LIMITED!  Presented by Tammy Finch

    Register Now!

  • Thu
    26
    Jan
    2017
    8:30AM to 3:00PMNIU Naperville Meeting and Conference Center - 1120 E Deihl Rd. #150 Naperville, IL 60563

    LEARN FROM DIGITAL MARKETING EXPERTS!

    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 2017!

    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 2017 marketing budget.

    Register Now

  • Wed
    08
    Feb
    2017
    11:00AM - 12:15PMThe Loop Marketing 222 W Merchandise Mart Blvd Suite 1225, Chicago, IL 60654

    Google Partners Connect Livestream

    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.

    Refreshments and Google gifts will be provided to live event participants

    REGISTER NOW

    Speakers:

    Jeff Montgomery
    Director - Mid-Market Sales, Google Marketing Solutions

    In today's mobile-first world, consumer behavior continues to evolve, affecting path to purchase and ultimately conversion. By understanding the landscape, businesses can get ahead by adjusting their advertising strategies to target consumers where they are spending their time.

    Kevin Cho
    Agency Account Strategist, Google Marketing Solutions

    In an era when consumers' paths to purchase often extend beyond one device, cross-device measurement is more important than ever before. Kevin, an AdWords measurement expert at Google, will explain how to create and measure the success of cross-device campaigns and adjust bids to leverage the most successful touch points.

    Elijah Litscher
    President and Chief Digital Strategist, The Loop Marketing Inc

  • Tue
    28
    Feb
    2017
    7:30 am425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

    Your Keys to Digital Marketing Success is a one-day event. The day includes 5 Education Sessions featuring 7 Digital Marketing Experts, Two Keynote Speakers, Email Marketing Lunch Panel with Constant Contact, Networking, One-on-One meetings with Digital Marketing Experts, a Private Facebook Group, and more. Register today for what promises to be a valuable learning opportunity certain to impact your bottom line in 2018!

    Buy Tickets

    Website: http://www.keystodigitalmarketingsuccess.com/

    Phone number: (630) 942-2800

  • Fri
    03
    Mar
    2017
    9:00 amClark Hill 14850 N Scottsdale Rd Suite 500, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

    PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS:

    Businesses spend time and money on email marketing, social media marketing, and paid advertising to bring visitors to their website, only to become frustrated when it doesn’t result in bottom line sales. If you are tired of missing out on leads and revenue, this seminar is for you.

    SPEAKER:

    Elijah Litscher, Principal and Chief Digital Strategist at The Loop Marketing in Chicago, IL, will show you how to turn this traffic into gold.

    YOU WILL LEARN:

    The 7 Keys to Turn Web Traffic into sales will show you how to:

    • Create a better “mousetrap” to close potential customers on their first visit
    • Target the right people with the right message
    • Regain the attention of visitors that didn’t act on their first visit
    • Combine marketing tools to multiply their effects
    • Automate the process with marketing automation

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

    This beginner to intermediate level online marketing seminar is tailored to business owners and marketing professionals that want the confidence to expand their marketing effectiveness without wasting their budgets. This is not a technical presentation, but a detailed set of strategies that you can use immediately to improve your bottom line sales tomorrow.

    WHEN:

    Friday, March 3rd

    Registration:

    8:30 to 9:00 am

    Program:

    9:00 to 10:30 am

    LOCATION:

    Clark Hill 14850 N Scottsdale Rd Suite 500, Scottsdale

    REGISTER HERE or call (312) 569-9449

    Event Cost is $25

  • Wed
    15
    Mar
    2017
    10:30 amMerchandise Mart

    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.

    The focus of this event is Real Estate marketing.  Google gifts will be provided to live participants.

    REGISTER HERE

  • Wed
    14
    Jun
    2017
    11:00AM - 12:30PMIllinois SBDC at UIC 815 W. Van Buren Street Suite 400 Chicago, IL 60607

    This livestream broadcast from Google's California headquarters will take a deeper look at the evolving "local" landscape of online search. We’ll talk about how this shift will impact businesses, and we’ll share some Google tools that can help them stay ahead of the curve.  This will be a livestream video provided by Google.

    When

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
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    Where

    Illinois SBDC at UIC
    815 W. Van Buren Street
    Suite 400
    Chicago, IL 60607

    Register Here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=zoshuwhab&oeidk=a07ee95d8uh6279fbaa

  • Wed
    14
    Jun
    2017
    12:00PM to 1:30PMIllinois SBDC at UIC - 815 W. Van Buren Street Suite 400 Chicago, IL 60607

    "Content, Content, Content!" What you say, and the way you say it (tone, date & time, frequency) is how you will attract, engage and be shareworthy to your audiences. Learn how to: Create Curate Extend...the content that will help you achieve your goals. Presented by Elijah Litscher of The Loop Marketing Inc.

    This is a FREE event.  Register here.

    When

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM CDT
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    Where

    Illinois SBDC at UIC
    815 W. Van Buren Street
    Suite 400
    Chicago, IL 60607

  • Fri
    23
    Jun
    2017
    9:00am to 11:00amSCORE Chicago - 500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150 Chicago, IL 60661

    500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150 Chicago, IL 60661 - 312 353 4540

    Friday, June 23, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    The Power Of The Inbox
    Tips And Tricks For Successful Email Marketing

    REGISTER HERE

    What is the first impression you give when they see you in their email inbox? And when they see you there, what do they do? This powerful seminar takes you step-by-step through the keys to effective email marketing:

    · What it really is (and isn’t)
    · What it can do for your business
    · And the five easy steps you must take to harness the power of the inbox!

    -Grow a healthy list

    -Create great content

    -Customize a beautiful, mobile-friendly template that matches your brand

    -How to get your emails opened

    -Tracking your results

    From revealing why regular email doesn't work, to insider tips and techniques like automated list building tools and the design elements that work (and those that don't!), this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective marketing you can do: email marketing. Join us!

    Presenter: Elijah Litscher, President and Chief Digital Strategist at The Loop Marketing Inc in Chicago, IL.

  • Tue
    01
    Aug
    2017
    9:30- 10:30 AMFirst Midwest Bank 1 W. Roosevelt Rd. Villa Park, IL 60181

    FREE EVENT: In Deciphering the New LinkedIn we will learn what LinkedIn can do to help your sales strategy, networking, and recruiting.

    Key Items You Will LEARN:

    • How to navigate the redesign for mobile and desktop
    • About sales added and removed features
    • How to share and promote your content
    • How to send and respond to messages
    • What differences there are between the free account and the paid version
    • What changes were made for job seekers and recruiters
    • IN SHORT, How to get more business

    REGISTER NOW

  • Wed
    02
    Aug
    2017
    9:30- 10:30 AMBMO Harris 1746 Second Ave. Highland Park, IL 60035

    FREE EVENT: In Deciphering the New LinkedIn we will learn what LinkedIn can do to help your sales strategy, networking, and recruiting.

    Key Items You Will LEARN:

    • How to navigate the redesign for mobile and desktop
    • About sales added and removed features
    • How to share and promote your content
    • How to send and respond to messages
    • What differences there are between the free account and the paid version
    • What changes were made for job seekers and recruiters
    • IN SHORT, How to get more business

    REGISTER NOW

  • Thu
    03
    Aug
    2017
    9:30- 10:30 AMClark Hill LLC 130 E. Randolf St. 39th Floor Prudential Plaza Chicago, IL 60601

    FREE EVENT: In Deciphering the New LinkedIn we will learn what LinkedIn can do to help your sales strategy, networking, and recruiting.

    Key Items You Will LEARN:

    • How to navigate the redesign for mobile and desktop
    • About sales added and removed features
    • How to share and promote your content
    • How to send and respond to messages
    • What differences there are between the free account and the paid version
    • What changes were made for job seekers and recruiters
    • IN SHORT, How to get more business

    REGISTER NOW

  • Wed
    16
    Aug
    2017
    10:30 amThe Loop Marketing Inc, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 1225, Chicago, IL 60654

    Join us for Google 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.

    August 16, 2017
    10:30 - 12:30 CDT

    Registration Open: https://partnersconnect.withgoogle.com/event/the-loop-marketing-inc

  • Wed
    20
    Sep
    2017
    10:30 AM- 12:30 PMThe Loop Marketing 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1225, Chicago, IL 60654

    Join us for Google Partners Connect

    During this event, we'll discuss the importance of digital marketing for the B2B Industries, share trends, research and insights that can help you reach your audience in all their moments of need.

    Click here to register for the event.

  • Wed
    04
    Oct
    2017
    9:00 AM- 10:30 PMThe Loop Marketing 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1225, Chicago, IL 60654

    Join Us for 7 Keys to Online Conversions

    PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS:

    Businesses spend time and money on email marketing, social media marketing, and paid advertising to bring visitors to their website, only to become frustrated when it doesn’t result in bottom line sales.  If you are tired of missing out on leads and revenue, this seminar is for you.

    SPEAKER:

    Elijah Litscher, Principal and Chief Digital Strategist at The Loop Marketing in Chicago, IL, will show you how to turn this traffic into gold.

    YOU WILL LEARN:

    The 7 Keys to Turn Web Traffic into sales will show you how to:

    • Create a better “mousetrap” to close potential customers on their first visit
    • Target the right people with the right message
    • Regain the attention of visitors that didn’t act on their first visit
    • Combine marketing tools to multiply their effects
    • Automate the process with marketing automation

     

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

    This beginner to intermediate level online marketing seminar is tailored to business owners and marketing professionals that want the confidence to expand their marketing effectiveness without wasting their budgets.  This is not a technical presentation, but a detailed set of strategies that you can use immediately to improve your bottom line sales tomorrow.

     

     

     

  • Wed
    18
    Oct
    2017
    10:30 AM- 12:30 PMThe Loop Marketing 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1225, Chicago, IL 60654

    Join us for Google Partners Connect

    During this event, we'll discuss the importance of digital marketing for the Healthcare and Insurance Industries, share trends, research and insights that can help you reach your audience in all their moments of need.

  • Wed
    01
    Nov
    2017
    8:30 AM - 12:00 PM222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1225, Chicago, IL 60654

    During this holiday livestream, we'll teach businesses everything from search engine optimization (SEO) best practices, email marketing do's and don'ts, how to reach customers with mobile and video, and more.

    Check back for registration or email info@theloopmarketing.com for any questions

  • Wed
    15
    Nov
    2017
    10:30 AM- 12:30 PMThe Loop Marketing 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1225, Chicago, IL 60654

    Join us for Google Partners Connect

    During this event, we'll discuss the importance of a mobile-first marketing approach and share trends, research and insights that can help you reach your audience in all their moments of need.

     

  • Sat
    16
    Dec
    2017
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PMTechNexus 20 North Upper Wacker Drive #1200 Chicago, IL 60606

    This Marketing class will cover the basics and dive deep in the power of Marketing in today's world. Ten years ago, people went to one or two websites when looking for a product, and made a decision based on that information. Today, however, the information available about products is almost endless. The purchasing power is in the customer's hands more than ever before. Marketing is at the foundation of good business, whether you are a growing professional, a career switcher, or a thriving business owner.

    Tickets include materials, lunch, good company, and plenty of caffeine.

    Register Here

  • Wed
    07
    Feb
    2018
    11:30- 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.

    Click here for more information. 

    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 kimberly@sbacil.org.

  • Wed
    07
    Feb
    2018
    5:30 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.

    Click here for more information. 

  • Wed
    28
    Feb
    2018
    7:30 amCollege of DuPage 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    Meet 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!

  • Tue
    13
    Mar
    2018
    08:30:00 - 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.

    Learn More and Register

  • Tue
    13
    Mar
    2018
    5:30 pmLevel Office The Loop 73 West Monroe Street 5th Floor Chicago, IL 60603

    DESCRIPTION

    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.

    Learn More

  • Fri
    16
    Mar
    2018
    9:30 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."

  • Mon
    26
    Mar
    2018
    7:00 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.

    Register Now

  • Wed
    04
    Apr
    2018
    8:30 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.

    Learn More

  • Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018
    8:30 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

    More Information

  • Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018
    9:30 AM - 11:00 AMCity Hall, 121 N. La Salle St – 11th Floor, Room 1103

    by City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection

    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.

    Learn More

     

  • Thu
    12
    Apr
    2018
    8:30 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

    Register Now

  • Fri
    20
    Apr
    2018
    2:00 pm

    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

    For More Information

  • Wed
    02
    May
    2018
    11:00 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

    Registration: https://partnersconnect.withgoogle.com/event/the-loop-marketing-inc

  • Mon
    14
    May
    2018
    12:00 PM – 1:30 PMPolsky Exchange - Washington Park Classroom 1452 E 53rd St Second Floor Chicago, IL 60615

    DESCRIPTION

    This 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.
  • Tue
    22
    May
    2018
    10:00 AM - 5:30 PMDesign Center at theMART | 6th Floor 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 622 Chicago, IL 60654

    **FREE EVENT**

    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.

    More Information

  • Wed
    20
    Jun
    2018
    5:30 - 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.

    Learn More

  • Wed
    20
    Jun
    2018
    Thu
    21
    Jun
    2018
    9:00 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.

    Click Here for More Information

  • Wed
    27
    Jun
    2018
    6:00 - 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!

    Free Event!

    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.

    Click here to learn more.

  • Wed
    11
    Jul
    2018
    Fri
    13
    Jul
    2018
    9:00 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

    Click Here to Register and Learn More

  • Wed
    26
    Sep
    2018
    Thu
    27
    Sep
    2018
    2301 S King Dr · Chicago, IL 60616
    AMAZING CONTENT.

    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.

    BRILLIANT SPEAKERS.

    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!

    PRODUCTIVE NETWORKING.

    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.

    Learn More

  • Tue
    09
    Oct
    2018
    Wed
    10
    Oct
    2018
    The Gleacher Center 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive Chicago, IL 60611

    Orbit Media

    Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 8:00 AM - Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

    Chicago, IL

     

    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.

    Learn More

  • Thu
    15
    Nov
    2018
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CSTWeWork Kinzie, 20 West Kinzie Street, 17th floor Chicago, IL 60654

    DESCRIPTION

    We 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: TBA
    Event 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

    FREE EVENT

    Register Here

     

    DATE AND TIME

    Thu, November 15, 2018

    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST

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    LOCATION

    WeWork Kinzie

    20 West Kinzie Street

    17th floor

    Chicago, IL 60654

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  • Tue
    11
    Dec
    2018
    6:00 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.

    Program

    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

    Speakers

    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.

     

    RSVP Today - limited amount of seats available

  • Tue
    12
    Feb
    2019
    1:00 pmFineMark National Bank & Trust 7600 East Doubletree Ranch Road #100 Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    Online Video Marketing Event Scottsdale AZ

    If you didn’t already think online video was important for your business, consider the following:

    • 45% of people watch more than an hour of Facebook or YouTube videos a week.
    • 87% of online marketers use video content and marketers who use video grow revenue 49% faster than non-video users..
    • One-third of online activity is spent watching video.
    • 64% percent of consumers make a purchase after watching branded social videos.
    • Social video generates 1200% more shares than text and images combined.

    With an opportunity this big, your business can’t miss out on your share of video marketing revenue.  And if your competition isn’t already doing video marketing, they are likely looking into it.

    Unfortunately, however, many who have researched professional video production have found that it comes with a high cost. Business owners are asking - is it possible to create do-it-yourself online videos without video production experience and fancy equipment?  The answer is YES!

    REGISTER NOW

    In this practical workshop, you will learn:

    • When do-it-yourself video is most effective.
    • Production tips on making DIY video look professional with lighting and sound techniques.
    • How to use and share do-it-yourself video on multiple platforms for maximum effect.
    • Pro marketing tips on how to make your DIY videos convert customers and how to track success.

    Bonus: Get Found on Google Search and Maps - a Google Get Your Business Online Presentation

    Explore Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses, who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get hands-on help creating or updating your listing.

    About the Speaker

    Elijah Litscher is the Founder and Chief Digital Strategist at The Loop Marketing Inc., an online marketing company based in Chicago with small business clients across the US.  Since The Loop Marketing is not a video production company, the advice in this event will be honest advice that can be used by any business and will NOT be a video production sales pitch.

    Lunch and Refreshments will be provided

    REGISTER NOW

  • Tue
    12
    Feb
    2019
    3:00 pmFineMark National Bank & Trust 7600 East Doubletree Ranch Road #100 Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    Many businesses use their websites as an online business card - a simple place for customers and prospects to find their company profile and contact information.  But, what if you could turn your website into your best sales person by making a few simple changes?

    Consider the following:

    • 90% of searchers haven’t made their mind up about a brand before starting their search
    • The average number of form fields is 11...but reducing the number of form fields from 11 to 4 can result in a 120% increase in conversions.
    • Even just a 1-second delay in page load time can result in a 7% reduction in conversions.

    And, it is often not what you say, but how you say it.  Slight variations in placement of text and the messaging itself can mean the difference between a phone call and a lost visitor.

    REGISTER NOW

    In this event led by Elijah Litscher, founder and Chief Digital Strategist at The Loop Marketing in Chicago, you will learn how a small set of changes to your website can deliver big returns.  Elijah is an expert in online marketing and takes a marketing approach to website design that considers user experience and best practices.

    You will learn:

    • How long people spend on different parts of a website and how to capture their attention.
    • How to plan your website layout and experience to match your business goals.
    • Where the most important messages and website elements should go - and where they should not.
    • When to use text, icons, and photos to the best effect.
    • How to track the success of your website and plan for continuous improvement

    Bonus: Using Data to Drive Growth - a Google Get Your Business Online Presentation

    Learn about tools to help you collect and interpret real-time information about how customers are interacting with you online, so, you can make smarter decisions about how to reach key audiences on your budget, timeline, and terms.

    Snacks and Refreshments will be Provided

    REGISTER NOW

  • Wed
    13
    Feb
    2019
    10:00 amFineMark National Bank & Trust 7600 East Doubletree Ranch Road #100 Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    Online Video Marketing Event Scottsdale AZ

    If you didn’t already think online video was important for your business, consider the following:

    • 45% of people watch more than an hour of Facebook or YouTube videos a week.
    • 87% of online marketers use video content and marketers who use video grow revenue 49% faster than non-video users..
    • One-third of online activity is spent watching video.
    • 64% percent of consumers make a purchase after watching branded social videos.
    • Social video generates 1200% more shares than text and images combined.

    With an opportunity this big, your business can’t miss out on your share of video marketing revenue.  And if your competition isn’t already doing video marketing, they are likely looking into it.

    Unfortunately, however, many who have researched professional video production have found that it comes with a high cost. Business owners are asking - is it possible to create do-it-yourself online videos without video production experience and fancy equipment?  The answer is YES!

    REGISTER NOW

    In this practical workshop, you will learn:

    • When do-it-yourself video is most effective.
    • Production tips on making DIY video look professional with lighting and sound techniques.
    • How to use and share do-it-yourself video on multiple platforms for maximum effect.
    • Pro marketing tips on how to make your DIY videos convert customers and how to track success.

    Bonus: Get Found on Google Search and Maps - a Google Get Your Business Online Presentation

    Explore Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses, who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get hands-on help creating or updating your listing.

    About the Speaker

    Elijah Litscher is the Founder and Chief Digital Strategist at The Loop Marketing Inc., an online marketing company based in Chicago with small business clients across the US.  Since The Loop Marketing is not a video production company, the advice in this event will be honest advice that can be used by any business and will NOT be a video production sales pitch.

    Breakfast and Refreshments will be Provided

    REGISTER NOW

  • Wed
    13
    Feb
    2019
    12:00 pmFineMark National Bank & Trust 7600 East Doubletree Ranch Road #100 Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    Many businesses use their websites as an online business card - a simple place for customers and prospects to find their company profile and contact information.  But, what if you could turn your website into your best sales person by making a few simple changes?

    Consider the following:

    • 90% of searchers haven’t made their mind up about a brand before starting their search
    • The average number of form fields is 11...but reducing the number of form fields from 11 to 4 can result in a 120% increase in conversions.
    • Even just a 1-second delay in page load time can result in a 7% reduction in conversions.

    And, it is often not what you say, but how you say it.  Slight variations in placement of text and the messaging itself can mean the difference between a phone call and a lost visitor.

    REGISTER NOW

    In this event led by Elijah Litscher, founder and Chief Digital Strategist at The Loop Marketing in Chicago, you will learn how a small set of changes to your website can deliver big returns.  Elijah is an expert in online marketing and takes a marketing approach to website design that considers user experience and best practices.

    You will learn:

    • How long people spend on different parts of a website and how to capture their attention.
    • How to plan your website layout and experience to match your business goals.
    • Where the most important messages and website elements should go - and where they should not.
    • When to use text, icons, and photos to the best effect.
    • How to track the success of your website and plan for continuous improvement

    Bonus: Using Data to Drive Growth - a Google Get Your Business Online Presentation

    Learn about tools to help you collect and interpret real-time information about how customers are interacting with you online, so, you can make smarter decisions about how to reach key audiences on your budget, timeline, and terms.

    Lunch and Refreshments will be Provided

    REGISTER NOW

  • Mon
    25
    Feb
    2019
    8:00 AM- 5:00 PMHyatt Lisle 1400 Corporetum Dr. Lisle, Illinois 60532

    2019 Keys to Digital Marketing Success

    Marketing (now digital) is about connecting with your audience in the right place and at the right time. Come and Learn from our experts. Where you should be, Define your message, How to follow up and How to put it all together: Your Website, SEO, Social Media, Mobile, Advertising and Email Marketing to grow your business.

    Your Keys to Digital Marketing Success is a one-day event. The day includes 4 Master Classes, 12 Education Sessions featuring Digital Marketing Experts, Keynote Speaker,  Lunch & Digital Vendors, Choice of Panel Discussions: Email Marketing or Digital Marketing. VIP Lounge with Speakers, Vendor Extravaganza, Networking, a Private Facebook Group, and more. Register today for what promises to be a valuable learning opportunity certain to impact your bottom line in 2019

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  • Thu
    21
    Mar
    2019
    8:30 AM - 10:00 AMThe Mid-America Club Aon Center 200 E. Randolph Street – 80th Floor Chicago, IL 60601

    Does your business have a strategy in place for managing the world of online reviews?

    Consumer-generated reviews are now the most influential factor in determining whether a customer will choose your business vs. your competitors. More than 86% of all consumers read online reviews.

    This educational session will provide best practices for responding to customer reviews, both positive and negative, learning how to leverage your reviews as a marketing tool, and managing them to ultimately drive new and repeat business across all platforms.

    Emily Washcovick Yelp’s Business Outreach Manager will educate you on Yelp’s free business tools available to help you start engaging customers on the most used review site for local businesses. Learn from industry partners Ignite Glass Studio, DineAmic Restaurant Group, and Tortoise Supper Club about strategies implemented to grow and market their business.

    Emily Washcovick
    Business Outreach Manager

    Register Now