Digital marketing events in 2016
11 Feb 2016
Last year, we published a list of digital marketing and SEO conferences and events taking place throughout the UK. 2016 is shaping up to be another exciting year and we have updated our list to include the latest information on the events set to return in 2016, as well as new conferences in the calendar.
Take a look through the list of events below to find out more details, including location, date, and how to register for tickets.
Some of these events have still to finalise their dates and venues, so if we receive additional information about any of these events, we will update this post as soon as we can.
List of marketing and SEO events: Silicon Beach, Digital Marketing Show, Digital Marketing Summit, Shift London, Chief Digital Officer Forum, Digital in Kent, Brighton SEO, Marketing Week Live, On the Edge Digital, International Search Summit, Search Marketing Expo, Content Marketing Academy, SAScon, UnGagged London, Full Stack Marketing at Turing Festival 2016, Technology for Marketing, Ecommerce Expo, Search Love, Ad Tech London.
The Digital Marketing Show is a one-day pop-up conference, designed specifically for marketing professionals, to make sense of the ever-changing digital landscape. The reality is that ‘digital’ doesn’t sleep and it is essential to keep up to date with all of the latest digital marketing opportunities and trends.
Where: Odean, Swiss Cottage When: 24th February 2016 What time: TBC Price: Free with a paid VIP option (price TBC) Tickets can be booked via the Digital Marketing Show website.
Join an audience of 400 senior marketers and up to 40 speakers from the brands, agencies and technology providers who are shaping the UK’s digital landscape for a day of learning, sharing and networking. The summit features a full day of seminar presentations covering all aspects of digital marketing from paid search and SEO to video and email marketing. This year's speakers include Justis Saayman from Silverpop and Richard Summers from CrowdCat.
Where: London, Emirates Stadium When: 25th February 2016 What time: TBC Price: TBC Register here for the event.
Silicon Beach has been running for six consecutive years and focuses on the latest innovations in the world of digital and advertising. In 2016 they are offering a variety of workshops covering topics on everything from advanced SEO strategy to content marketing and Google Analytics training.
Beginner – Intermediate SEO Training
Where: Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth, BH1 2BU When: 7th April, 16th June, 13th September, 9 December 2016 What time: TBC Price: £325
Google Analytics Training
Where: Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth, BH1 2BU When: 22nd February, 13th of June, 5th September, 23 November What time: TBC Price: £295
Advanced Google Analytics Training
Where: Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth, BH1 2BU When: 23rd February, 14th June, 6th September, 24th November 2016 What time: TBC Price: £295
Advanced SEO Strategy Training
Where: Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth, BH1 2BU When: 8th April & 19th December 2016 What time: TBC Price: £395 The full list of events and ticket prices can be found here.
This event is for senior marketers, digital gurus and business leaders tasked with implementing digital transformation and responsible for driving marketing strategy across data, digital, acquisition, search, customer experience, analytics, user experience and customer service. Key topics for 2016 include strategies to recruit and retrain digital talent, the future of China's digital industry, and making digital part of your company's DNA.
Where: 155 Bishopsgate London When: 24th – 25th May 2016 What time: Doors open 6pm, talks start at 7pm Price: £399 (price per pass for a group) Register your interest here.
This Chief Digital Officer Forum will gather the world’s most dynamic digital leaders from a number of industries to discuss innovative ways to improve digital transformation efforts and how to focus on these to ensure success. Speakers this year include Paul Gill, Oxfam's Head of Digital Engagement, and David Tomchak, the Head of Digital for the UK Cabinet Office.
Where: Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 High St. Kensington, London W8 4PT When: 14th - 15th April 2016 What time: TBC Price: Silver access £1095, Gold access £1295, access all areas pass £1495. Register for the event here.
Digital in Kent is a one-day conference that will feature speakers from a variety of different companies giving an insight into their experience and methods in digital marketing. Expect to hear about Facebook ads, the future of customer experience and social selling. The event also includes workshops and speed sessions as well as a networking opportunity at the end of the day.
Where: Eastwell Manor, Ashford, TN25 4HR. When: 20th April 2016 What time: 9.15am – 5pm Price: From £67 (including refreshments and lunch) You can register interest in the conference and/or the monthly meet ups here.
Brighton SEO is by far one of the best SEO events and training workshops in the UK. This event has grown in popularity considerably over the past few years, with this year’s event expecting over 2000 attendees. It really is a must for anyone in the SEO industry and gives you the chance to find out the latest developments in the world of search along with practical advice on how they can implement these trends. A huge range of experts are lined up to speak at the conference this year, including the likes of Erica McGillivray from Moz and Lisa Myers from Verve Search.
There will also be a range of training workshops running the day before the conference, including: advanced Google Analytics training, Digital PR for link building, international and local SEO training and many more.
Where: Brighton Dome, Brighton, BN1 1UE When: 21st - 22nd April 2016 (Training on the 21st and Conference on the 22nd) What time: Doors open 9am – 6pm Price: Free / from £50/Training Ticket £450 Find out more on ticket prices and how to register.
This conference is all about giving insight in order to help you build strategy. You can’t conquer the world from behind your desk so step away from the computer and do it for real! The programme includes a day of ideas, inspirations, tools, tactics and potential partners at two shows tailored to your needs. Marketing Week Live aims to give you new ideas to accelerate your projects, streamline your operations, and get ahead of your competition.
Where: Olympia London, London, W14 8UX When: 27th - 28th April 2016 What time: 27th April: 9:30am-5:30pm & 28th April: 9:30am-5pm Price: From £300 Registration can be completed online.
On the Edge covers a wide spectrum of topics across the entire marketing industry. As well as organising a platform of quality speakers for each of the events, the conferences look to provide quality networking opportunities and give attendees the chance to discuss the latest techniques and innovations with each other. Their marketing events for 2016 are as follows:
Marketing within the Recruitment Sector
This event is reserved for senior level marketers within the recruitment sector and covers digital marketing topics specific to the recruitment industry, such as tailoring the online candidate experience and creating compelling Linkedin content.
Where: Radisson Blu Edwardian, Manchester, M2 5GP When: 28th April 2016 What time: 9.30am – 6pm Price: £195 Register for the event here.
B2B Marketing Conference – Cambridge 2016
This event is in partnership with Cambridge Marketing College and is reserved for client-side senior level marketers within the B2B sector. Chaired by Charles Nixon – the founder and chairman of the Cambridge Marketing College - this event aims to challenge perceptions within B2B by highlighting successful case studies and promises attendees the opportunity to meet other dynamic figures within the industry.
Where: Downing College, Cambridge, CB2 1DQ When: 12th May 2016 What time: 10am – 4pm Price: £145 Register your interest here.
Marketing within the Legal Sector
In its second year of running, this event is for client-side senior level marketers within the legal sector and covers a variety of topics aimed at improving marketing strategy for legal service companies.
Where: One Moorgate Place, London, EC2R 7EF When: 18th May 2016 What time: 8.15am – 12.30pm Price: £49 Find out more on the full agenda here.
Supercharging your Agency Brand
This event is for all agency-side marketing professionals and is an opportunity to explore digital trends and learn from the best. Full details on the event will be released over the coming months.
Where: Hippodrome Casino, Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, London WC2H 7JH When: 30th June 2016 What time: 10am – 5pm Price: £49 Find out more about the event partners here.
For more information about On The Edge Digital and their events, head to their website.
This event is a must for anyone working in the international search space and managing online projects that involve more than one country or language. The day includes sessions from a variety of speakers, including James Murray from Bing and Steve Lock from Sage, who will be focusing on international and multilingual search topics. Early bird tickets can be purchased until the 25th of March, with the full ticket price applies thereafter.
Where: Etc Venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3YD When: Tuesday 17th May 2016 What time: TBC Price: Super early bird £395, early bird £495, full price £595 – discount code: WebCertain16 Registration can be completed here.
Immerse yourself in three days of SEO, SEM and online marketing sessions and you’re guaranteed to leave with practical tips and techniques to immediately improve your search marketing efforts. SMX also has strategic sessions to help you with what’s coming over the horizon. With sessions designed to serve a diverse search marketing audience, you’ll discover topics tailored for your needs — whether you’re into SEO or SEM, whether you’re an advanced search marketing veteran or are a beginner just learning the ropes. Similar to last year, there is also an optional boot camp on the 17th of May that will allow attendees to brush up on various digital marketing techniques.
Where: Etc Venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3YD When: 18th - 19th May 2016 What time: TBC Price: From £75 Find out more information on ticket options by visiting the registration page.
This event is all about showcasing content marketing and selling the concept to business owners to give them a better understanding of what it is, how it works, the business benefits and how they can make it work in the context of their own business. The event features a wide variety of speakers, including other business owners and workshops to increase understanding of what content marketing is all about.
Where: Edinburgh, Venue tbc When: 2nd - 3rd June 2016 What time: TBC Price: £297-397 More information and how to register can be found here.
This year, SAScon will feature a brilliant line up of keynote and panel speakers. Jim Banks from cheapflights.com and Marty Weintraub, founder of Aimclear, have already been confirmed as speakers. The full programme will feature over 30 of the UK and Europe’s leading SEO and PPC experts. Primarily for senior level digital marketing professionals, SAScon usually attracts a wide range of digital and communications professionals including representatives from the public, private and not for profit sector. We expect delegates will be of a senior level and expect the event to be a complete sell out with over 350 attendees.
Where: Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, Manchester, M15 6BH When: 16th - 17th June 2016 What time: TBC Price: From £150 Get your tickets through the SAScon website.
UnGagged is a gathering of the smartest, most forward thinking and most courageous SEOs and digital marketers including the likes of Bob Rains from CBS and Marcus Tandler, managing director at OnPage.org. For three days they get together under one roof, sharing the latest proven techniques, enhancing their earning potential and broadening their knowledge.
Where: London, Grange City Hotel When: 23rd - 24th June 2016 What time: TBC Price: £420+ More information on the program and speakers can be found on the UnGagged website.
This year’s event is set to be one of the biggest marketing events in Scotland with super early bird tickets already sold out. The 2016 event has recently announced that Rand Fishkin – the ‘Wizard of Moz’ – will make an appearance as a keynote speaker. Full details are yet to be confirmed and we will publish more information about this event as soon as we have it.
Where: Edinburgh When: 18th - 20th August 2016 What time: TBC Price: TBC Find out more about the event here.
Following the 2015 success, this year’s Technology for Marketing conference will run over four theatres with 225% additional seats. Covering eight key topics – Email, Search & PPC, Data, Analytics, Cross Platform Experience, Marketing Automation, Social & Content Marketing – the content programme will be curated by a dedicated conference producer and is open to a select group of vendors. In addition to this the event will run alongside two other market leading events, eCommerce Expo and Customer Contact Expo to create the UK’s largest event covering all aspects of the customer journey; from acquisition and conversion through to delivery & fulfilment, customer service and customer retention.
Where: Olympia National, London, W14 8UX When: 28th - 29th September 2016 What time: 9:30am-5:30pm (both days) Price: Free to attend Register for this event.
This event is relevant for all companies from small startups to well-established businesses. This year’s event is being run alongside Technology for Marketing and will focus on key areas of eCommerce and how to improve customer experience and retention in order to expand your business. The full line up of speakers will be announced in due course.
Where: Olympia London, London, W14 8UX When: 28th – 29th September 2016 What time: TBC Price: Free to attend You can register your interest in attending the event here.
At this two day event, industry leaders will reveal exactly how to stay at the cutting edge of online marketing. From analytics and optimization, to content and paid promotions, all the crucial topics are covered. You’ll be joining search marketers from across the world at this London event, where the most ambitious minds of the community meet amongst the buzz of the tech capital. This year’s speakers have still to be announced but previous speakers have included Rand Fishkin from Moz, Amanda McGowan from SEER Interactive and Justin Cutroni from Google, so expect to see high-profile names announced.
Where: London, venue TBC When: 17th – 18th October 2016 What time: TBC Price: £600 Tickets are not on sale yet but you can sign up on the Distilled website to be notified as soon as they become available.
Over 5000 brands, agencies and investors attend this yearly event, making it the perfect opportunity to see where your business is at in keeping up with digital marketing trends and also learn and network with other liked-minded brands.
Where: Old Billingsgate, London EC3R 6DX When: 25th – 26th October 2016 What time: TBC Price: Free Fill in this form to register your interest in attending this year’s event.
The leading conference within performance marketing, Performance Marketing Insights (PMI) returns to London on the 25th and 26th of October. The agenda and speakers are yet to be confirmed, but we'll update you as soon as they release more information on what's sure to be another sell-out event.
Where: Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London SE1 7UT When: 25th – 26th October 2016 What time: TBC Price: Price increases every three weeks - final price is £795 If you have any additional information regarding any of the above conferences, know of an event that we should include, or just want to get in touch, feel free to drop us a line.
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