We are entering a busy industry conference season starting next week with the BIA/Kelsey SMB Digital Marketing 2012 conference, which takes place Sept. 17-19, in Chicago.
Time is running short to join the digital marketing community, which is gathering to discuss the incredible SMB marketing opportunity for media, commerce, and engagement solutions. As of this point BIA/Kelsey has assembled an impressive lineup of nearly 50 speakers from across the SMB digital marketing space, including keynoters from Demandforce/Intuit, Constant Contact, Dex One, Facebook, Groupon and ReachLocal and featured speakers from Google/Wildfire, Deluxe, Yelp, Angie’s List, Belly, and many more.
YP Talk is looking forward to a conference program which is designed to provide valuable takeaways with topics that include local sales strategies, merchant outreach, SMB engagement/promotions, local search, social media and mobile strategies. This conference historically offers the rare opportunity to meet with leaders in the SMB digital marketing solutions space. Organizers are expecting more than 400 senior executives from over 150 companies at the conference. To see the current list of companies attending go to: http://www.biakelsey.com/SMBDigital/companies.asp.
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For a more international flavor, consider attending the 2012 ADPAI Annual Conference in Bangkok on November 5-6, 2012. This event being run by the Asian Local Search and Media Association (ADPAI) will have major players in the local search and media space for the
The agenda is focused on the regional opportunities arising from the explosive growth that the social, local and mobile spaces have been experiencing in Asia. We can verify there is a lot of action in Asia as we found in our interview with ADPAI Chairman – Oscar Sousa Marques, the CEO of Directel Macau yellow pages (full interview here).
Session discussions will also include how to re-train and reorganize your sales force so to effectively sell digital media, how to identify and make the most of opportunities that lie in mobile advertising, how regional companies can use social media as a tool for acquiring and maintaining customers, and much more.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Neal Polachek
- James Sanders, Google
- Charles Laughlin, BIA/Kelsey
- Peter Buxton, Yellow Search Today
- Mattias Wedar, Eniro, Sweden
- Trevor Nadeau, Turkey Yellow Pages
- Pavel Dolezal, SEO/SEM/SMM Specialist, Czech Republic
The ADPAI event is then followed by the Yellow Search Today! Annual Conference which will be held November 14-15, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. Peter Ch. Buxton of Buxton Independent Consulting and Jesper Simonsen of J.S. Consulting ApS, who combined more than 30 years of operational and practical experience in the directory markets of Europe, have changed the events focus somewhat to the broad market of operators offering online, digital and mobile advertising services to the small and medium–sized business.
This event will have a theme of how to drive revenue by effective customer segmentation:
- Which products do we offer to which segments?
- How does segmentation increase the salesperson’s credibility?
- How do we put segmentation into action?
It is also an event which provides attendees with a great opportunity to meet fellow industry colleagues and develop new relationships.