Connected Marketing Week: The Tasty Other Half of #SES SFO 2011

SES Training EventsAh, San Francisco… home to many hip goings-on throughout any given year, from historical walking tours to epic musical festivals, theatrical performances, and exhibits at the pristine Conservatory of Flowers.

This August, a digital marketing powerhouse is coming to town, drawing crowds in the thousands for five full days of seriously tasty brain-chow. It’s an all-you-can-eat knowledge buffet, serving up the latest on search, social, display, email and everything in between.

We’re talking Connected Marketing Week, held at the Moscone Center, August 15 – 19. Let’s take a peek under the lid and see what’s cookin’.

The 2011 San Francisco edition of Connected Marketing Week will feature nearly a dozen main attractions, including OMS Social Media Marketing Summit, MMA Forum, eec Email Marketing Forum, IAB Forum, Search Congress Forum, SEO Training Workshops, Bruce Clay’s Search Engine Optimization Training, eec Email Marketer’s Toolkit For Success, and of course, Search Engine Strategies Conference & Expo. New to the line-up is aimClear’s Facebook Marketing Intensive, a full-contact full day training workshop on all-things Facebook.

Connected Marketing Week brings together marketers, executives, business owners, programmers, and designers from around the world for a feast of tips, tactics, and actionable tactics for navigating and rocking the dynamic digital landscape.

Last year, Greg Jarboe advised attendees wear cross training shoes if they aimed to survive the five days of walking from session to session, from forum to summit. Smart tip, good metaphor, still applies — deep marketers can’t afford to pigeonhole themselves into a single conference track, a single aspect of this constantly evolving industry. Increasing emphasis on social signals in organic rankings, for one thing, tells us that cross-training in the vast spectrum of online marketing is a must for survival and success.

This year’s star-studded speaker list features industry luminaries Bryan Eisenberg, Eric Enge, Brad Geddes, Andy Beal, Liana Evans, Bill Hunt, Debra Mastaler, Dave Naylor, Lee Odden, Crispin Sheridan, and Marty Weintraub, among others. The week’s itinerary boasts an impressive 200 sessions spread out Monday through Friday, peppered with nightly networking events and opportunities to rub elbows with some of the best in the biz. If ever there was a place to dive headfirst into hardcore online marketing training, Connecting Marketing Week is it.

Sound like your jetpack of espresso cup of tea? There’s still time to register for the workshops, forums, summits and expos that ring your bell. Of course, the All Access Pass is a smart choice for attendees interested in sampling a taste of everything Connected Marketing Week has to offer.

Hope to see you there!

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