We’re tapping some of the best marketing minds in the industry for one reason: To help YOU integrate digital channels. #CASHCOW FTW!

cash cow FTW

Marketing agency Aimclear and the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Fifth Zenith Marketing Conference on April 28, 2016, in Duluth, Minnesota. This year the legendary social media conference is expanding to profit motivated digital marketing.

Designed for anyone with drive to take better financial advantage of digital marketing, #Zenith2016 conference will tap best-in-class minds to provide attendees with strategy, tactics and tools necessary to make more money with digital marketing. Attendees will leave with actionable intelligence to sell more, generate valuable leads, boost online engagement, increase social market share and avoid wasteful online investments.

SPEAKERS

We're excited and proud to announce our keynote speakers
Cindy Krum and Dennis Goedegebuure

Cindy Krum

Cindy Krum

mobilemoxie.com | @Suzzicks

Chief Executive Officer at MobileMoxie, LLC

Dennis Goedegebuure

Dennis Goedegebuure

thenextcorner.net | @TheNextCorner

VP Growth & SEO at Fanatics, Inc.

Purna Virji

Purna Virji

Microsoft | @purnavirji

Senior Bing Ads Client Development and Training Manager at Microsoft

Matt Siltala

Matt Siltala

avalaunchmedia.com | @Matt_Siltala

President, Avalaunch Media

Emily Grossman

Emily Grossman

mobilemoxie.com | @goutaste

Mobile Marketing Specialist, MobileMoxie

Arnie Kuenn

Arnie Kuenn

Vertical Measures | @ArnieK

CEO, Vertical Measures

Michelle Stinson Ross

Michelle Stinson Ross

illumai | @SocialMichelleR

Digital Marketing Manager for illumai

Marty Weintraub

Marty Weintraub

Aimclear | @martyweintraub

Founder, Aimclear

Joe Warner

Joe Warner

Aimclear

CTO, Aimclear

Gretchen Gautreaux

Gretchen Gautreaux

Aimclear | @GretchGautreaux

Social Account Manager, Aimclear

John Lee

John Lee

Clix Marketing | @John_A_Lee

Managing Partner at Clix Marketing

Megan Taggart

Megan Taggart

Aimclear | @MeganTaggart_

SEM Account Manager, Aimclear

Merry Morud

Merry Morud

Aimclear | @MerryMorud

Senior Creative Strategist, Aimclear

Lea Scudamore

Lea Scudamore

Aimclear | @LeaScudamore

Ad Operations Specialist, Aimclear

Rachel Malone-Olson

Rachel Malone-Olson

Aimclear | @DuluthRachel

Social Account Manager, Aimclear

Imelda Khoo

Imelda Khoo

Aimclear | @imeldak

VP of Account Management, Aimclear

Kevin Mullett

Kevin Mullett

MarketSnare | @kmullett

Director of Visibility and Social Media, MarketSnare

Jessie Johnson

Jessie Johnson

Flint Group | @jjhnsn

Director of Digital Engagement & Strategy, Flint Group

Mark Traphagen

Mark Traphagen

Stone Temple Consulting | @marktraphagen

Senior Director of Online Marketing, Stone Temple Consulting

Jennifer Van Iderstyne

Jennifer Van Iderstyne

Overit | @Vanetcetera

Senior Strategist, Overit

Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Aimclear | @C_Davis20

Account Manager, Aimclear

Jen Jamar

Jen Jamar

Resonant Results | @JenJamar

Owner, Resonant Results

Alexis LeBlanc

Alexis LeBlanc

Aimclear

Graphic Designer, Aimclear

Eric Enge

Eric Enge

Stone Temple Consulting | @stonetemple

CEO and Founder, Stone Temple Consulting

Joe Thornton

Joe Thornton

Aimclear | @JoeThornton

Senior PR Director, Aimclear

Jamie Berger

Jamie Berger

Dell | @JamieHBerger

Senior Manager, Digital Marketing at Dell

Danielle Thralow

Danielle Thralow

Tycoons Venture Fund | @Thralow

Partner, Tycoons Venture Fund

Jon Thralow

Jon Thralow

Tycoons Venture Fund | @jonthralow

Partner, Tycoons Venture Fund

Will Scott

Will Scott

Search Influence | @w2scott

Owner, Search Influence

Sara Pfitzinger

Sara Pfitzinger

3Q Digital | @3QDigital

Director of Display Advertising, 3Q Digital

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AGENDA



See the Agenda

TIL Track (Today I Learned): Foundational digital marketing track. Sh*t marketers just NEED to know NOW to be complete & compete in 2016! Greysolon: Moorish Room Hunter Gatherer Track Still stalking elusive profit online? You are the digital #WARRIOR converting for the #CASHCOW. Zeigeist: Zinema Screen 1 BAMF Track Badass Mother FACTS: Extremely tactical, cerebrum-intensive. Strap in for mind-fark marketing tactics & strategies. Zeitgeist: Teatro Zuccone Theater Resource-Challenged Track Not enough time in the day to market, let alone train? Life-saving resources can help capabilities-hungry marketers innovate, safely test & make more money. Zeigeist: Zinema Screen 2
7:30-8:15am Registration, Introductions, Networking - Greysolon Ballroom
8:15-8:30am Welcome Martha Bremer, Director of Fuse Duluth Marty Weintraub, Founder of Aimclear
Greysolon Ballroom
8:30-9:30am Morning Keynote: Digital Marketing & The Age of Artificial Intelligence, Learning Algorithms & APIs

Cindy Krum Chief Executive Officer at MobileMoxie, LLC Moderator:
Marty Weintraub
Greysolon Ballroom
9:45-10:30am LinkedIn Secrets: Building a Dominant Profile, 2016 Edition
Speaker:
Marty Weintraub
Moderator:
Michelle Stinson Ross
Realize Realistic Results with Real Content Marketing
Speaker:
Arnie Kuenn
Jamie Berger
Moderator:
Joe Thornton
The Machine Learning Revolution and its Impact on Search
Speaker:
Eric Enge
Moderator:
Merry Morud
Almost AI: Achieve PPC Growth with an Evolving, Learning Keyword Research Machine
Speaker:
Purna Virji
John Lee
Moderator:
Todd Mintz
10:45-11:30am Programmatic Media! What The Heck Does That Mean Anyways?
Speaker:
Chris Davis
Sara Pfitzinger
Moderator:
Manny Rivas
The Mobile-Social Web, Redux: How to Leap Frog Local Competition
Speaker:
Emily Grossman
Cindy Krum
Moderator:
Imelda Khoo
Top 10 Ghost-Blasting Advanced Facebook Ad Strategies
Speaker:
Gretchen Gautreaux
Rachel Malone-Olson
Moderator:
Merry Morud
Website & Social Profile Feedback Clinic! Put your assets on the line & our team of panelists will give real-time feedback to your questions about your website or social media channels.
Panelists:
Jamie Berger
Will Scott
Kevin Mullett
Dennis Goedegebuure
Moderator:
Joe Warner
11:45-12:30pm Reputation Monitoring & Protection: DATA EVERYWHERE! (B. S. U. R.)
Speaker:
Michelle Stinson Ross & Jen Jamar
Moderator:
Dan Morrison
Psychographic Targeting Hot House!
Speaker:
Merry Morud
Chris Davis
Moderator:
Imelda Khoo
Creatively Scaling Campaigns: Multi-Channel Integration and Leveraging Sales Funnel Attribution
Speaker:
Megan Taggart
John Lee
Moderator:
Todd Mintz
Over 200 Search & Social Tools for Marketers Who Wear Too Many Hats
Speaker:
Kevin Mullett
Moderator:
Rachel Malone-Olson
12:30-1:30pm Lunch Greysolon Ballroom
1:45-2:30pm PR/ Digital Marketing Crossover, Oh My!
Speaker:
Joe Thornton
Michelle Stinson Ross
Moderator:
Marty Weintraub
Video & Picture Perfect Marketing Flip Book!
Speaker:
Rachel Malone-Olson
Matt Siltala
Moderator:
Imelda Khoo
Tactical B2B Digital Marketing Playbook:
Speaker:
Lea Scudamore
Mark Traphagen
Moderator:
Merry Morud
How to perform a DIY Site Audit - YOU are the ultimate SEO Tool
Speaker:
Joe Warner
Jennifer Van Iderstyne
Moderator:
Manny Rivas
2:45-3:30pm All Together Now! How to Build a Truly Integrated Marketing Plan
Speaker:
Imelda Khoo
Jessie Johnson
Moderator:
Marty Weintraub
Image Intensive! From DIY Marketer to Pro Designer Tactics
Speaker:
Merry Morud
Alexis LeBlanc
Moderator:
Joe Thornton
Analytics, Tagging Attribution & Tracking Essentials! Are we tracking Bro?
Speaker:
Jon Thralow
Danielle Thralow
Moderator:
Chris Davis
SEO is Dead: Long Live Online Marketing
Speaker:
Will Scott
Moderator:
Dan Morrison
3:45-4:30pm Afternoon Keynote: The Content Brand Pyramid
Dennis Goedegebuure
VP Growth & SEO at Fanatics, Inc.
Moderator:
Marty Weintraub
Greysolon Ballroom
4:30-6:00pm Happy Hour Celebration!
Zeitgeist Arts Atrium Lobby

7:30-8:15am

Registration, Introductions, Networking - Greysolon Ballroom

Welcome

Martha Bremer, Director of Fuse Duluth

Marty Weintraub, Founder of Aimclear

8:30-9:30am

Morning Keynote

Digital Marketing & The Age of Artificial Intelligence, Learning Algorithms & APIs

Cindy Krum

9:45-10:30am

TIL Track

LinkedIn Secrets: Building a Dominant Profile, 2016 Edition

Marty Weintraub

Hunter Gatherer Track

Realize Realistic Results with Real Content Marketing

Arnie Kuenn & Jamie Berger

BAMF Track

The Machine Learning Revolution and its Impact on Search

Eric Enge

Resource-Challenged Track

Almost AI: Achieve PPC Growth with an Evolving, Learning Keyword Research Machine

Purna Virji & John Lee

10:45-11:30am

TIL Track

Programmatic Media! What The Heck Does That Mean Anyways?

Chris Davis & Sara Pfitzinger

Hunter Gatherer Track

The Mobile-Social Web, Redux: How to Leap Frog Local Competition

Emily Grossman & Cindy Krum

BAMF Track

Top 10 Ghost-Blasting Advanced Facebook Ad Strategies

Gretchen Gautreaux & Rachel Malone-Olson

Resource-Challenged Track

Website & Social Profile Feedback Clinic! Put Your Assets On The Line & Our team of panelists will give real-time feedback to your questions about your website or social media channels.

Jamie Berger & Will Scott & Kevin Mullett & Dennis Goedegebuure

11:45-12:30pm

TIL Track

Reputation Monitoring & Protection: DATA EVERYWHERE! (B. S. U. R.)

Michelle Stinson Ross & Jen Jamar

Hunter Gatherer Track

Psychographic Targeting Hot House!

Merry Morud & Chris Davis

BAMF Track

Creatively Scaling Campaigns: Multi-Channel Integration and Leveraging Sales Funnel Attribution

Megan Taggart & John Lee

Resource-Challenged Track

Over 200 Search & Social Tools for Marketers Who Wear Too Many Hats

Kevin Mullett

12:30-1:30pm

Lunch

1:45-2:30pm

TIL Track

PR/ Digital Marketing Crossover, Oh My!

Joe Thornton & Michelle Stinson Ross

Hunter Gatherer Track

Video & Picture Perfect Marketing Flip Book!

Rachel Malone-Olson & Matt Siltala

BAMF Track

B2B Digital Marketing Playbook

Lea Scudamore & Mark Traphagen.

Resource-Challenged Track

How to perform a DIY Site Audit - YOU are the ultimate SEO Tool

Joe Warner & Jennifer Van Iderstyne

2:45-3:30pm

TIL Track

All Together Now! How to Build a Truly Integrated Marketing Plan

Imelda Khoo & Jessie Johnson

Hunter Gatherer Track

Image Intensive! From DIY Marketer to Pro Designer Tactics

Merry Morud & Alexis LeBlanc

BAMF Track

Analytics, Tagging Attribution & Tracking Essentials! Are we tracking Bro?

Jon Thralow & Danielle Thralow

Resource-Challenged Track

SEO is Dead: Long Live Online Marketing

Will Scott

3:45-4:30pm

Afternoon Keynote

Dennis Goedegebuure

4:30-6:00pm

Happy Hour Celebration

TESTIMONIALS

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, Strategist - Ness Partners
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
Shawn Wellnitz, President/CEO
Entrepreneur Fund
"Social media has been a critical component for so many of our clients to effectively build their brand and grow into new markets. Yet, sometimes the "how to" remains an elusive and overwhelming topic. The Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference has been an effective place for our clients to get inspiration, see how they can maximize social media for their business, and come away with real ways to apply it to their business. This has been a fantastic conference and a great way to build a network of social media professionals in the region."
-Shawn Wellnitz, President/CEO ~ Entrepreneur Fund
Elissa Hansen, Managing Partner, Steam Creative Consulting
"The Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference educational opportunity is amazing. 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, Managing Partner, Steam Creative Consulting

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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