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Digital Marketing Events and Conferences Calendar 2017

Irfan Qureshi

Irfan Qureshi

You cannot conquer the world from behind your desk, unless you’re playing a video game, but that’s beside the point. As I was saying… you cannot conquer the world by sitting in a chair at your office - generating new ideas, inspiration or learning about new tools often requires meeting people. What better place to learn more than at events? Unless you plan on going back to university, that is!

Every professional needs to keep pace with the hottest trends in their field. Whether these new trends can help you at work right now or not, if you don’t know them then you won’t know their applications or implications.

I’ve compiled a calendar of digital marketing events and conferences across the UK covering all areas from SEO to e-Commerce. So, this list should make it easier for you to find out about events that fit your needs the most.

Bear in mind that some of these events have not confirmed their dates for 2017 yet and I’ll add more events as the days go on.

The Internal Communications Conference

Manchester - 24th January 

Deliver Conference

Manchester - 25th & 26th January 

Take It Offline (TIO)

Brighton - 26th January 

Converge

London - 31st January 

Mobile Shopping Europe

London - 8th & 9th February 

The Corporate Communications Conference

London - 8th February 

London Affiliate Conference

London - 9th - 12th February 

Developing the internet of things

London - 9th February 

The Customer Experience Conference

London - 9th February 

Social Data & Analytics Training

London - 10th February 

Digital Media Strategies

London - 20th - 23rd February 

The Customer Experience Conference

London - 21st February 

The Customer-Centric Delivery Conference

London - 28th February 

Ignite

London - 6th & 7th March 

Marketing Week Live

London - 8th & 9th March 

YMS London

London - 21st & 22nd March 

MeasureCamp London

London - 25th March 

B2B Marketing Expo

Bristol - 28th & 29th March 

The Customer Behaviour Analytics Conference

London - 30th March 

The Customer-Centric Insurance Marketing Conference

London - 30th March 

Digital Buffet

Bristol - (TBA) March 

BrightonSEO

Brighton - 7th April 

The Inbounder World Tour: London

London - 2nd May 

Search Elite

London - 9th May 

Adobe Summit London

London - 10th & 11th May 

Thinking Digital

Newcastle - 16th & 17th May 

Programmatic Pioneers Summit

London - 17th & 18th May 

SMX London

London - 23rd & 24th May 

Camp Digital

Manchester - 24th May 

London Technology Week

London - 12th - 16th June 

UnGagged London

London - 15th & 16th June 

#DMWF London

London - 19th & 20th June 

The Email Design Conference

London - TBA July

Social Media Week

London - 12th -15th September 

BrightonSEO

Brighton - 15th September 

Technology for Marketing (TFM)

London - 27th & 28th September 

Festival of Marketing

London - 4th & 5th October 

Conversion Conference

London - 12th & 13th October 

Searchlove

London - 16th & 17th October 

Hero PPC Conference

London - 24th & 25th October 

Emetrics

London - TBA October 

Canvas Conference

Birmingham - TBA October

WAVE 2017: The Influencer Marketing Summit

London - 14th November

Integrated Live

London - 15th & 16th November 

Ad:tech

London - 29th & 30th November 

 

That’s a lot of choice, isn’t it? I won’t be attending all of them but will keep an eye out for any interesting developments. The events I have attended in the past and plan on attending this year are mentioned below.

Social Media Week 

When: 12 September 2017

If social media marketing is your thing, then this week needs to be on your radar. 

A series of events held during one week and operated by Crowdcentric

Social Media Week is a conference that curates and shares the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture around the world.

During that week, there will be events and conferences on six continents, including Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Australia and Asia.

The 2016 events were truly inspirational that almost broke my brain with the sheer volume of new information, but it’s a week not to be missed.

Learn more about Social Media Week.

Integrated Live

When: 15 November 2017

Formerly known as The Digital Marketing Show, this will be the 5th event. Run by Amplified Business Content, this event has become bigger and better each year. This year an estimated 10,000 marketers will be attending, and over 120 speakers will be presenting on trends, best practices and strategies. 

If you are a member of the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing, then guess what? Attending the sessions contribute towards your continuing professional development (CPD) score. 

Learn more about Integrated Live

The Email Design Conference (TEDC)

When: TBA (likely to be July 2017)

Put together by Litmus, this event might appeal to more than just marketers and possibly to designers as well. 

Attendees will be treated to speaker sessions, live optimisation workshops, roundtables, and networking with fellow attendees. 

If you live and breathe email marketing, then you will enjoy this one! 

Learn more about The Email Design Conference

Digital Media Strategies

When: 20 February 2017

If you are working in the publishing world than this is definitely up your alley. Organised by Briefing Media, this four-day event is in its 4th year and attracts 250 – 300 attendees.

If you are a mid to senior manager or director in a publishing firm than this is one to attend. Tackling commercial strategies on how to diversify revenue streams, big data and new content frontiers, this is going to leave you with food for thought.

Marketing Week Live

When: 8 March 2017

This one is for all marketers, it’s a multi-disciplinary event organised by Marketing Week and Econsultancy. Attendance for marketers is free but if you wish to attend some of the Accredited CPD sessions then be ready to drop some cash.

The event is split into five stages, each of which is focussed on a specific area of learning and development.

  • The fundamentals
  • Brand engagement
  • Marketing tech
  • Marketing transformation
  • The marketing academy

Learn more about Marketing Week Live here.

Online Marketing Network

When: Throughout the year

Organised by the Tetrad consultancy. The Online Marketing Network (OMN) events are where the digital marketing community comes together to network and learn about all things digital marketing. 

They hold two events every year so keep an eye on their page.

Learn more about the Online Marketing Network events.

What do you think?

So there you have it, a few excellent digital marketing events and conferences to choose from. We’d love to hear from you about:

  • What conferences will you be attending?
  • Are there any other events you’d like us to add to our list?
  • How many events do you typically attend every year?