We bring in the best marketing minds in the industry for one reason: To help YOU integrate digital channels.

Marketing agency Aimclear and the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce host the eighth annual Zenith Marketing Conference on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Designed for marketing pros of all levels who want to engage in meaningful digital marketing programs, #Zenith2019 brings innovative marketing pros to Duluth, where they will provide attendees the strategies, tactics and tools necessary to make more money through digital marketing. Attendees will gain actionable knowledge they can use right away to help them sell more, generate valuable leads, boost online engagement, increase social market share and avoid wasteful online spend.

SPEAKERS

Zenith Keynote Speakers

Cindy Krum

Cindy Krum

MobileMoxie | @Suzzicks

CEO & Founder, MobileMoxie

Susan Wenograd

Susan Wenograd

Aimclear | @SusanEDub

Account Group Director, Aimclear

Adam Proehl

Adam Proehl

NordicClick | @adamproehl

Partner, NordicClick Interactive

Mike Seyfer

Mike Seyfer

Hailey Sault | @htkseyf

Partner/CEO, Hailey Sault

Mark Traphagen

Mark Traphagen

Perficient Digital | @marktraphagen

Content Strategy Director, Perficient Digital

Michelle Stinson Ross

Michelle Stinson Ross

Apogee Results | @MStinsonRoss

Senior Marketing Consultant, Apogee Results

Duane Forrester

Duane Forrester

Yext | @DuaneForrester

Vice President of Industry Insights for Yext

Will Scott

Will Scott

Search Influence | @w2scott

CEO & Co-Founder, Search Influence

Akvile DeFazio

Akvile DeFazio

AKvertise, Inc. | @AkvileDeFazio

President, AKvertise, Inc.

Michelle Robbins

Michelle Robbins

Milestone | @MichelleRobbins

Head of Digital, Milestone

Matt Siltala

Matt Siltala

The Business of Digital | @Matt_Siltala

Digital Marketing Podcaster, The Business of Digital

Lisa Buyer

Lisa Buyer

The Buyer Group | @lisabuyer

Adjunct Professor @UFJschool, Author of #SocialPRSecrets

Courtney A. H. Thompson

Courtney A. H. Thompson

Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Senior Associate Attorney

Kevin Mullett

Kevin Mullett

MarketSnare | @kmullett

Director of Visibility and Social Media, MarketSnare

PRICING

Early Bird

$149 – Non-Profit
$149 – Chamber Member
$199 – Non-member

$149 – Non-Profit
$249 – Chamber Member
$299 – Non-member

Early Bird

Student: $99

Available to all college students. You must present your student ID when checking into the conference.

Register Now

AGENDA

Questions? Contact Martha

See the Agenda

Track 1: Beginner to Intermediate Track 2: Intermediate to Advanced Track 3: DIY, SMB, Startup, Nonprofit
7:30-8:30am Registration, Introductions, Networking - Greysolon Ballroom
8:30-9:30am Morning KeynoteTBD Greysolon Ballroom
9:45-10:30am Marketing in the Moment: Executing Along the Buyer Journey
Speaker:
Adam Proehl
Mike Seyfer
Focus on Search Marketing, Full Stack Integration, & Brand
Speaker:
TBD
The Essential SMB Growth Marketing Checklist
Speakers:
Duane Forrester
Will Scott
10:45-11:30am Good Content Isn't Good Enough for Free or Cheap Viisability
Speaker:
Kevin Mullett
Social PPC in the Marketing Mix #REALISTIC
Speakers:
Akvile Defazio
Must-Have Marketing Tools, For Little or No $$$
Speakers:
TBD
11:45-12:30pm Social PR, Reviews, Reputation Management, & Social PR, BOOM!
Speakers:
Lisa Buyer
AI & Machine Learning Tools YOU Can Use!
Speaker:
Michelle Robbins
Effective Branding & PR Plays on a Shoestring Budget
Speaker:
TBD
12:30-1:30pm Lunch Greysolon Ballroom
1:45 - 2:30pm Afternoon Keynote:
Mobile-First Indexing & What the Documentation Doesn’t Tell You

Cindy Krum
Greysolon Ballroom
2:45-3:30pm TBD
Speaker:
TBD
Marketing Data, Evolutionary KPIs, & Dashboards From Heaven
Speakers:
Mitch Larson
Podcasting 'cause I HATE Writing?! (also for lead gen & sales) 🎤
Speakers:
Matt Siltala
3:45-4:30pm Competitive Intel Unhinged: Digging in the Dirt for $$$$
Speaker:
Adam Proehl
Michelle Stinson Ross
Content Marketing to Drive All the Channels
Speaker:
Traphagen
Nimble Non Profit Tactics for Budget-Challenged Rock Stars
Speakers:
Ricky Mcmanus
Dan Hartman
Tony Cuneo
4:30-Close Happy Hour Celebration!

7:30-8:30am

Registration, Introductions, Networking - Greysolon Ballroom

Welcome

8:30-9:30am

Morning Keynote

9:45-10:30am

Beginner to Intermediate Track

Marketing in the Moment: Executing Along the Buyer Journey

Adam Proehl
Mike Seyfer

Intermediate to Advanced Track

Focus on Search Marketing, Full Stack Integration, & Brand

DIY, SMB, Startup, Nonprofit Track

The Essential SMB Growth Marketing Checklist

Duane Forrester
Will Scott

10:45-11:30am

Beginner to Intermediate Track

Good Content Isn't Good Enough for Free or Cheap Viisability

Kevin Mullett

Intermediate to Advanced Track

Social PPC in the Marketing Mix #REALISTIC

Akvile Defazio

DIY, SMB, Startup, Nonprofit Track

Must-Have Marketing Tools, For Little or No $$$

11:45-12:30pm

Beginner to Intermediate Track

Social PR, Reviews, Reputation Management, & Social PR, BOOM!

Lisa Buyer

Intermediate to Advanced Track

AI & Machine Learning Tools YOU Can Use!

Michelle Robbins

DIY, SMB, Startup, Nonprofit Track

Effective Branding & PR Plays on a Shoestring Budget

12:30-1:30pm

Lunch

1:45-2:30pm

Afternoon Keynote

2:45-3:30pm

Beginner to Intermediate Track

TBD

Intermediate to Advanced Track

Marketing Data, Evolutionary KPIs, & Dashboards From Heaven

Mitch Larson

DIY, SMB, Startup, Nonprofit Track

Podcasting 'cause I HATE Writing?! (also for lead gen & sales) 🎤

Matt Siltala

3:45-4:30pm

Beginner to Intermediate Track

Competitive Intel Unhinged: Digging in the Dirt for $$$$

Adam Proehl
Michelle Stinson Ross

Intermediate to Advanced Track

Content Marketing to Drive All the Channels

Mark Traphagen

DIY, SMB, Startup, Nonprofit Track

Nimble Non Profit Tactics for Budget-Challenged Rock Stars

Ricky Mcmanus
Dan Hartman
Tony Cuneo

4:30-Close

Happy Hour Celebration

TESTIMONIALS

Molly Solberg - MAS Marketing
"I have found this social media conference now 'Zenith', helpful and informative every year I have attended, including the first year! AimClear does an excellent job bringing in nationwide experts in a variety of marketing fields. You are guaranteed to learn something. They have various tracks you can choose from, whether your employees are just starting to dabble in social media for your business, to expert and advanced topics. Besides the wealth of information you learn I love the networking piece. It's a place to meet locals in your field and talk about their marketing challenges and successes. It's a great day, well planned out and crafted."
-Molly Solberg - MAS Marketing
Lucie Amundsen
"This is one of my favorite conferences because while I walk away with big aspirational goals for my social channels, there are always a handful of tips I start using the next day."
–Lucie Amundsen - Marketing Chick, Locally Laid Egg Company
Don Ness
“Fun, innovative, creative, inspiring – the Zenith Digital Marketing Conference exudes the very qualities that we try to project to our audiences. Each participant is both contributing to and benefitting from this dynamic culture. It’s pretty cool to be part of it.”
-Don Ness, Executive Director, Ordean Foundation
Dan Hartman, Director, Glensheen
“As someone who attends 5 or more conferences a year, this is easily one of the most useful and engaging I attend. If you don't expand your skills, you’re not paying attention.”
-Dan Hartman, Director, Glensheen
Mark Zimmerman, President, IEDC
“The Zenith Conference has been a great resource to our staff at Itasca Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), a small nonprofit in Itasca County. As a small business development center, we work with many small businesses. The knowledge we have gained has helped us to better understand opportunities available to our local businesses, ways to implement social media in their marketing strategies, and great ideas for our social media breakfasts.

Thanks to all who make the Zenith Conference such a premier event in the Northland! We look forward to seeing you in 2016!”
-Mark Zimmerman, President, IEDC
Dave Grandmaison, CEO, The Duluth Experience
"I attended the Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference in 2014 thinking I knew a little bit about social media. Sure, I'd been tweeting and posting and liking and sharing content for years, but what I didn't grasp was the depths to which you could take your online marketing strategy. I mean... you can go real deep and achieve some pretty amazing results. Attending the conference sessions provided my team with insights for a more cohesive social media strategy, and we've focused ourselves on creating a stronger social media marketing plan over the past year based on much of what we learned at Zenith 2014. I'm excited to return in 2016 and explore additional techniques that help refine our plan and communicate our vision to our future guests."
-Dave Grandmaison, CEO, The Duluth Experience
Elissa Hansen, Managing Partner, Steam Creative Consulting
"The Zenith Digital Marketing Conference brings first class, world renowned, expertise to Duluth! I have gone every year because the speakers are fantastic and it is rare to receive such a high level of training without traveling around the world."
-Elissa Hansen, Director of Business Development, Buzz Frenzy

VENUES

Greysolon Ballroom by Black Woods

231 E. Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
Greysolon Ballroom

Zeitgeist Teatro Theatre

222 East Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
Zeitgeist Teatro Theatre

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