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 sixth annual Zenith Marketing Conference on Thursday, April 27, 2017.

Designed for marketing pros of all levels who want to engage in meaningful digital marketing programs, #Zenith2017 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

Christi Olson

Christi Olson

Microsoft | @ChristiJOlson

Search Evangelist at Microsoft

Michael King

Michael King

iPullRank | @iPullRank

Managing Director at iPullRank

Check back often for more speaker annoucements.

David Szetela

David Szetela

FMB Media | @Szetela

CEO, FMB Media

Stoney deGeyter

Stoney deGeyter

WebMarketingChecklist.com | @StoneyD

Author, The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!

Kevin Mullett

Kevin Mullett

MarketSnare | @kmullett

e Director of Visibility and Social Media, MarketSnare

Michelle Stinson Ross

Michelle Stinson Ross

Gruen Agency | @MStinsonRoss

VP of Marketing & Sales, Gruen Agency

Don Ness

Don Ness

Ordean Foundation | @Ness_Duluth

Executive Director, Ordean Foundation

Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones

SapientRazorfish | @RyanJones

Associate Director of SEO, SapientRazorfish

Marty Weintraub

Marty Weintraub

Aimclear | @martyweintraub

Founder, Aimclear

Mike Seyfer

Mike Seyfer

HTK Marketing | @htkseyf

CEO, HTK Marketing

Ian Lurie

Ian Lurie

Portent | @portentint

CEO, Portent

Aline Kasliner

Aline Kasliner

MullenLowe U.S.

Manager of Analytics and Optimization, MullenLowe U.S.

Kristi Gloppen

Kristi Gloppen

The Nerdery

Vice President of Marketing, The Nerdery

Tony Tellijohn

Tony Tellijohn

Aktion Interactive | @tellijohn

Managing Partner, Aktion Interactive | President, MnSearch

Ada Pally

Ada Pally

Digital Marketing Consultant

Joe Thornton

Joe Thornton

Aimclear | @joethornton

VP of Content & PR, Aimclear

Thinking of attending Zenith?
Stay an extra day.

Integrated Marketing! Search and social psychographic targeting, retargeting and conversion mashups Register for Both

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


The agenda is currently underway, please keep checking back for updates!
Questions? Contact Jen@aimclear.com

See the Agenda

Paid Track Zeigeist: Zinema Screen 1 Organic Track Zeitgeist: Teatro Zuccone Theater Martech & Measurement Track Zeigeist: Zinema Screen 2
7:30-8:30am Registration, Introductions, Networking - Greysolon Ballroom
8:30-9:30am Morning Keynote Christi Olson Greysolon Ballroom
9:45-10:30am Master the Undeniable, Ubiquitous Google Ecosystem
Mobile & Local SEO: 2017 Edition
Agency Survival & Emerging on the Cutting Edge
10:45-11:30am Emerging Targeting, Ad Units & AI
Not Your Mom's Influencer & Media Distribution
Guerrillas in the Machine: Martech Automation Solutions
11:45-12:30pm Advanced SEM Tactics: Google + Bing
Effective Content marketing For SEO & Profit
Measurement: The Good, The Bad & Ditching Darlings
12:30-1:30pm Lunch Greysolon Ballroom
1:45-2:30pm The Essential SMB Growth Digital Marketing Checklist
Our "Creative" Future: Humans in the Machine
TBD
2:45-3:30pm Will it blend? YEP! Perfectly Balanced Multi-channel Integration
Politics of Dancing - What Brands Can Learn from the 2016 Election
DIY POWER Audits - Does My Sh!t Stink?
3:45-4:30pm Afternoon Keynote
Michael King
Greysolon Ballroom
4:30-6:00pm Happy Hour Celebration!
Blacklist Artisan Ales

7:30-8:30am

Registration, Introductions, Networking - Greysolon Ballroom

Welcome

8:30-9:30am

Morning Keynote

Christi Olson

9:45-10:30am

Paid Track

Master the Undeniable, Ubiquitous Google Ecosystem

Organic Track

Mobile & Local SEO: 2017 Edition

Martech & Measurement Track

Agency Survival & Emerging on the Cutting Edge

10:45-11:30am

Paid Track

Emerging Targeting, Ad Units & AI

Organic Track

Not Your Mom's Influencer & Media Distribution

Martech & Measurement Track

Guerrillas in the Machine: Martech Automation Solutions

11:45-12:30pm

Paid Track

Advanced SEM Tactics: Google + Bing

Organic Track

Effective Content marketing For SEO & Profit

Martech & Measurement Track

Measurement: The Good, The Bad & Ditching Darlings

12:30-1:30pm

Lunch

1:45-2:30pm

Paid Track

The Essential SMB Growth Digital Marketing Checklist

Organic Track

Our "Creative" Future: Humans in the Machine

Martech & Measurement Track

TBD

2:45-3:30pm

Paid Track

Will it blend? YEP! Perfectly Balanced Multi-channel Integration

Organic Track

Politics of Dancing - What Brands Can Learn from the 2016 Election

Martech & Measurement Track

DIY POWER Audits - Does My Sh!t Stink?

3:45-4:30pm

Afternoon Keynote

Michael King

4:30-6:00pm

Happy Hour Celebration

Blacklist Artisan Ales

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

Blacklist Artisan Ales

120 E Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
Blacklist Artisan Ales

SPONSORS