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It’s not just a sexy headline, we’re going to debate this six ways from Sunday.

Look, most will agree that branding is important, sure! But how important?! How much preliminary branding effort is too much? At what point does that focus on positioning and messaging become excessive and a waste of resources? Is building a brand at odds with the lean startup methodology? And where does branding end and content marketing begin?

Join us for a long-overdue debate featuring a diverse panel of established marketing pros as well as some of the areas newest and hottest agencies. Get ready for a no holds barred discussion moderated by San Diego’s signature straight-shooter Steven Picanza.

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Who to expect

Will Reynolds

Panelist

Will Reynolds
Founder, Seer Interactive

Dave Korinek

Panelist

Dave Korinek
CEO and Founder, Magnetic Creative

Lindsay Lashell

Panelist

Lindsay LaShell
Founder, Director of Strategy, Diamond and Branch

Steven Picanza

Moderator

Steven Picanza
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The Panel

Will Reynolds, Founder, Seer Interactive
Twitter  @willreynolds
Twitter  @seerinteractive

Will likes helping people and businesses grow. A former teacher with a knack for advising, he’s been helping Fortune 500 companies develop SEO strategies since 1999. Seeing the need for an agency that does good by its team, clients and community, Wil started Seer Interactive in 2002 as a one-man operation out of his living room. Today, Seer is home to over 100 employees across Philadelphia and San Diego.

As Seer’s Director of Digital Strategy, Will develops strategies and innovations to help clients build traffic and make money. His methods have shaped the search industry worldwide, and he speaks regularly at marketing conferences across the globe. In his free time, Will hangs out with his wife Nora, son Rio and pup Coltrane. He also serves Philadelphia’s homeless and runaway youth at Covenant House, where he participates in a yearly sleep out.

Dave Korenik, CEO and Founder, Magnetic Creative
Twitter  @magn3tic
Twitter  @davekorinek

Dave has always colored outside the lines and has been pushing the limits of brand strategy and creative since graduating from SDSU in 1996. For him, it’s imperative that we strive to humanize brands by giving them a soul and then find ways to connect and engage with consumers in an authentic way. Leading the charge in consumer-based relationship marketing, he’s helped many a company discover their “True North” which he believes is mission critical for any brand to find their way and differentiate themselves. It’s led Magnetic Creative to award-winning and industry-defining campaigns for brands like VIZIO TV, Pieology, Belkin, Lifeproof, FUGOO, Drew Brees, Sunkist, Life Technologies, Left Coast Brewing, Jenny Craig, ESPN, Gateway, MLB, DIRECTV, Qualcomm, TaylorMade Golf, Tim McGraw, John Mayer.

After leadership roles at several notable design and interactive agencies in Southern California, as well as working with in-house marketing teams at Qualcomm and VIZIO, Dave founded Magnetic Creative in 2006. Fast forward 10 years, the agency employs 50+ employees and has offices in Southern California, Los Angeles and South Africa. An idea guy through and through, Dave pushes Magnetic’s clients and team everyday to think strategically, connect authentically and create something meaningful.

Lindsay LaShell, Founder, Director of Strategy, Diamond and Branch
Twitter  @DandBMG
Twitter  @LindsayDayton

Lindsay Dayton LaShell finished college and entered the workforce at the peak of the first dot-com bubble, affording her the opportunity to learn from historical business failures and successes. Since then, she’s worked for funded startups, bootstrapped projects and marketing agencies, with a brief detour into the wilds of public education. In 2015 she established Diamond + Branch Marketing Group, a digital marketing agency with a keen focus on strategy, content and analysis. Lindsay is passionate about audience-focused strategy and measurable results, and she is currently exploring ways to promote practical workplace feminism in the marketing industry. When she’s not writing a strategy document or analyzing web data, Lindsay will probably be in North Park, eating, drinking and knitting with her adorable dog, Waffles.

Event Sponsors

Search Metrics

SearchMetrics

Searchmetrics provides the world’s leading search and content optimization platform – the Searchmetrics Suite. We provide our customers with a competitive advantage by helping them identify new business opportunities through exposing the content consumers are engaging with on industry and competitor sites. Improve relevance, boost conversions and reach the right prospects at the right time, with the right message. Only with the SearchMetrics Suite.

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California Fruit Wine

The California Fruit Wine Company is an innovative urban winery that handcrafts wines and sangrias wholly from delicious fruits other than grapes – because why should grapes have all the fun? Since 2009, this San Diego County-based winery has helped beverage enthusiasts of all types break free from the constraints of grape-based traditions, by fermenting fruits like mango, pomegranate, cranberry and pineapple as a springboard for an ever-expanding selection of all-natural, refreshing fruit wines and sangrias. The company’s all-natural fruit wines can currently be found in select restaurants, bars, hotel resorts and grocery chains in southern California, Arizona and Texas.

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When & Where

January 26, 2017

United States University
7675 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA

Schedule

6:00 – 7:00pm
Networking Pre-Party
7:00 – 7:15pm
Welcome and Intro
7:15 – 8:30pm
Experts Panel

Tickets

Early Bird: $15
Standard Admissions: $20
At the Door: $25

Parking

Free, Easy and Abundant at
United States University

Refreshments

GRUB: Apps and picky food courtesy of Searchmetrics

BEER: Courtesy of The Agency Guy, Inc

WINE: Courtesy of California Fruit Wine

Would you love to be more of an engaging speaker? 

Working at an agency or marketing company it is required that you present with accuracy while showcasing your passion and authentic self. If that isn't challenging enough you also need to have the skills to read the room so you can adjust on the fly in case the people who you are presenting to aren't connecting with your material.

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If this is something that you would like to improve well you are in luck! 

We will learn from our facilitator Gary Ware techniques that improvisers use to create engaging stories on the fly with no script. This fun and interactive workshop will help you become more engaging so that you can get the results that you are looking for. Your clients and colleagues will thank you.

Five things you will learn 

1. How to be more comfortable and authentic during a major pitch or important meeting 

2. How to become a better listener so you can delight your clients 

3. Exercises that are designed to liven up a meeting and get the participants to connect 

4. A technique that will make any boring topic more exciting, and memorable 

5. A Jedi mind trick designed to make you more persuasive 

Bonus: How to stop being so serious and have more fun 

Learn how to read the room more accurately and quickly adjust presentations. Learning how to NOT oversell. Subliminal marketing techniques for unconscious marketing. Help your clients understand more about what you are saying. Keep clients and coworkers engaged and be more authentic. 

August 25th
6pm to 9pm

Get Tickets on Eventbrite!

Tickets:
- $13 EARLY BIRD - 6/22 - 7/5/16
- $20 STANDARD ADMISSION - 7/6 - 7/27
- $25 at the door
About our Sponsors:   

SearchMetrics:

Searchmetrics provides the world’s leading search and content optimization platform – the Searchmetrics Suite. We provide our customers with a competitive advantage by helping them identify new business opportunities through exposing the content consumers are engaging with on industry and competitor sites.  Improve relevance, boost conversions and reach the right prospects at the right time, with the right message. Only with the Searchmetrics Suite.

http://www.searchmetrics.com/

RockIT Online MarketingInternet Business Coaching, SEO & Facebook Ads

If your goal is to improve your online marketing and you would like to get new traffic to your website. If you want better conversions on your website, or you need strategies to increase engagement with your audience. Take a step forward and let’s talk, I guarantee you won’t look back.

I get it, you need the expertise to propel your business forward. What do you want to do to supercharge your business today? Talk about your new brand ideas? Update your website? Figure out a social media angle? Do you wish you could gain a clear view of all this marketing stuff? I can show you how to manage and create online marketing strategies that you can control and that will help you will get new sales and make more money today. Let me show you how. http://rockitonlinemarketing.com/

Downtown Works: 

We're a curated co-working space, located in downtown San Diego. We're not specialized in any industry, we welcome any member that will be a great addition to our community, as we want to bring people together to foster better work/life satisfaction. We will host events, and workshops lead by industry experts, to make success attainable to our members. We offer flexible plans to meet our members' needs, shared office space, and executive suites for those who outgrow the coworking space.

http://www.downtownworks.com/
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Is anyone else sick of being told the key to SEO is to "Create Great Content" ?!?!

Marketers know it's true but simply saying "create great content" or "10x content" gives us little insight and direction as to what it really means to create "great" content - particularly as it pertains to a search engine's perspective. But here's a big clue: TOPIC MODELING

Join on us on 7/27 as presenter Nicholas Slettengren of Power Digital Marketing schools us on what it really means to create killer content and how leveraging the concept of topic modeling can give search marketers a serious leg up on the competition.

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During Nick's presentation, you'll learn:

• What is Topic Modeling and why is it critical to modern SEO success

• How Search Engines evolved to this point

• How to identify real gaps in content that can make a huge difference in rankings

•  What it means to truly and completely cover a topic

• The role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in today's search algorithms

Get Tickets through Eventbrite!

Tickets:
- $15 EARLY BIRD - 6/22 - 6/30
- $20 STANDARD ADMISSION - 7/1 - 7/27
- $25 at the door

Parking Info:  COMING SOON

Grub :  YES - Pizza or Subs Provided, Courtesy of Search Metrics!
BEER: YES - Courtesy of Power Digital Marketing!
WINE:  YES - Courtesy of California Fruit Wine!
Schedule: (subject to minor changes)

6:00- 7:15 Networking Pre-Party

7:15 - 7:30 Welcome and Intro

7:30 - 8:30 Nick Slettengren

About Nicholas Slettengren:

Nicholas Slettengren is as an entrepreneur by trade and digital marketer by evolution, with over 8 years of professional agency experience he has gained a national and global perspective on the evolving digital world and is a Founder at Power Digital. Over the years, Nick to develop a score of successful digital strategies for Fortune 500 companies from Pfizer to Proctor & Gamble as well as helping lean startups take flight. With a passion for digital strategy, Nick develops and customizes data driven digital marketing campaigns that positively impact his clients' bottom line.

About our Sponsors:
Downtown Works:
We're a curated co-working space, located in downtown San Diego. We're not specialized in any industry, we welcome any member that will be a great addition to our community, as we want to bring people together to foster better work/life satisfaction. We will host events, and workshops lead by industry experts, to make success attainable to our members. We offer flexible plans to meet our members' needs, shared office space, and executive suites for those who outgrow the coworking space.
http://www.downtownworks.com/

California Fruit Wine:
The California Fruit Wine Company is an innovative urban winery that handcrafts wines and sangrias wholly from delicious fruits other than grapes - because why should grapes have all the fun? Since 2009, this San Diego County-based winery has helped beverage enthusiasts of all types break free from the constraints of grape-based traditions, by fermenting fruits like mango, pomegranate, cranberry and pineapple as a springboard for an ever-expanding selection of all-natural, refreshing fruit wines and sangrias. The company’s all-natural fruit wines can currently be found in select restaurants, bars, hotel resorts and grocery chains in southern California, Arizona and Texas, and - in summer 2016 - the company will the launch its ground-breaking online Wine Club at http://californiafruitwine.com/.

Power Digital Marketing:
Power Digital Marketing, a full service digital marketing agency headquartered in San Diego, was born from the "Big Agency" experience but we have taken our skill set and recreated a fresh, customized digital marketing solution for our clientele. By saying goodbye to standardized "cookie cutter" online marketing techniques we empower our clients by learning and understanding their business model online and custom tailoring only the best online marketing verticals to their campaign.
http://powerdigitalmarketing.com/

SearchMetrics:
Searchmetrics provides the world’s leading search and content optimization platform – the Searchmetrics Suite. We provide our customers with a competitive advantage by helping them identify new business opportunities through exposing the content consumers are engaging with on industry and competitor sites.  Improve relevance, boost conversions and reach the right prospects at the right time, with the right message. Only with the Searchmetrics Suite.
http://www.searchmetrics.com/

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Frank Cowell on what Gold Mining can teach us about Systematically Generating Leads and Clients:

There's lots of talk about inbound lead generation through marketing automation these days. There's some really cool stuff happening, but the problem is that we're getting very distracted by all of the "shiny objects" at our disposal. As a result, there's a lot of jumping around from tactic to tactic with little to show for it.

Join Internet marketing veteran, Frank Cowell, as he shares what a reality TV show about gold mining taught him about how to systematically generate leads and customer opportunities, and curing "shiny object syndrome" once and for all. Frank will be teaching you the seven stages of setting up, operating, and growing a lead generation program that consistently produces results.

Frank Cowell from Elevator Agency - @frankcowell

Frank Cowell is President at Elevator, a digital brand strategy agency based in the San Diego, California area. He works regularly with CEOs, CMOs, and VPs of Marketing who are looking to create amazing brand experiences while driving inbound leads. A self-taught programmer with a deep understanding of technology, Frank enjoys a unique blend of brand development and marketing savvy that enables him to offer fresh perspectives on often-complex marketing concepts that he distills into actionable, easy-to-understand language. An energetic and entertaining speaker, Frank presents regularly to regional and national organizations on topics related to branding and digital marketing.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

57 Degrees - 1735 Hancock Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Early bird
$15 online RSVP

Purchase now through EventBrite

Door - $25

Our Sponsors:

 

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Natalie Jill helps people across the globe reach their health, fitness, and business goals. Natalie leveraged the power of the internet and created a globally recognized brand with over a million social media followers which led to an online business that has generated over 7-figures in revenue!

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Many see Natalie Jill as a fitness and nutrition expert, but she is increasingly garnering attention for her ability to help others create, define, and monetize their brand in the online space. In fitness and business, Natalie brings out the BEST in YOU!

Learn how:

  • To leverage social media to build your business.
  • How brand recognition builds a strong following.
  • How to build a better brand.
  • How to build a business you love.

and much more...

$25 at door
$20 if you pay now

Our Sponsors:


rob

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San Diego Rockstar Rob Burns reveals 5 video marketing techniques you probably are not using to EXPLODE your business!

Some of the things Rob will show you are:

  • One of the most important SEO factors videos can help you dominate
  • How Videos can help you increase engagement and sales
  • One simple trick that will give you a 1200% increase in shares than links and text combined.
  • Why videos are a local marketers secret weapon
  • How to use video to increase mobile marketing engagement.

Details:

Date: Thursday, February 25th
Time: 6pm-9pm
Location: DeskHub, 2159 India St (Little Italy area)
Tickets: $15
Food: Yes
Drinks: Yes

Rob Burns is founder of JumpFish Media home of prREACH.com the worlds first video press release distribution service and recently launched VideoTelepathy.com, short “done for you” spokesperson videos you can use for Sales, Marketing, Training, Support, Video Ads and much more.

Rob has been in the digital marketing space for the last 20 years , and has been the behind the scenes guy for countless big name marketing experts and products.

Our Sponsors:

Auto Anything

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Happy New Year!

Our monthly Meetup is January 28th at a new location: DeskHub in Little Italy!

"Why Direct Response Marketing Hasn't Worked for Your Business"

Our speakers include:

Yichen Liu

Yichen Liu

Yichen Liu is the Director of Digital Strategy at Movetic. His experience in and passion for all things digital help elevate brands to the next level. Yichen Liu is a marketing professional focused on digital advertising for SMBs, Enterprise, and Fortune 100 clients in all verticals. With over 5 years of digital marketing experience and a specialization in SEM and SEO, Yichen has had success managing local, national, and international campaigns. To date, Yichen has worked with clients such as MasterCard, Belkin, David Yurman, National Pens, Aria Resort & Casino, and Competitor Group Inc.

+1 More speaker to be announced soon!

Details:

Date: Thursday, January 28th
Time: 6pm-9pm
Location: DeskHub, 2159 India St (Little Italy area)
Tickets: $15 ($10 through Thursday, January 13th)
Food: Yes
Drinks: Yes

RSVP now for the early bird special of $10! We'll have more details out soon.

Sponsors:
22

22Social is an all­-in-­one marketing platform that leverages Facebook to collect leads, take payments, and build communities right on your Fan Page.

Instead of wasting time on complicated websites and expensive marketing software, 22Social gives you everything you need to effectively promote and sell your products online.

Launch your business, engage your audience, and make more sales faster with 22Social’s revolutionary hyper­social Facebook marketing system.

http://22social.com

Auto Anything

AutoAnything is America’s premier provider of performance & protective accessories and replacement parts. Their growth over the last 35+ years can be attributed to AutoAnything’s extensive product selection, unique software development and analytics, passionate employees and a thriving culture.

While AutoAnything continues to grow in size, their commitment to providing the best online shopping experience has remained the same

Interested Applicants should apply here
http://www.autoanything.com/jobs.aspx

www.autoanything.com

@anbernhardt (Senior eCommerce Manager)
@rob (SEO Manger)
@rhotog (SEO Lead)Offering

geary

Geary LSF is a digital advertising agency that empowers its clients to take an omni-channel approach to their marketing by providing the tools and guidance necessary to solve their business challenges. We succeed because of our dedicated and talented team that lives and breathes digital and is constantly pushing the limits of our industry, our clients, each other and our agency.

http://www.gearylsf.com/careers/

@gearylsf

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Are you wasting a lot of time dealing with technical issues setting up or growing your business? Looking for an easier way to set up your business than dealing with WordPress and membership site software?

Come to this month's Meetup and find out how to cut out the annoying part of doing business online, and discover how to use Facebook to build or grow your business online.

You'll learn:

  • How to reduce your cost of customer acquisition by combining Web 2.0 with Web 1.0 strategies
  • How to use Facebook to build your “know, like, and trust factor” to sell products and services
  • How to generate more brick and mortar customers through Facebook marketing
  • How to launch digital products and services 10 times faster on Facebook

Details:

Date: November 18th, 2015
Time: 6pm-9pm
Location: ROC at the Vine
101 Broadway, 3rd Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
Tickets: $15
Food: Yes
Free Beer: Yes

Our speakers:
rene

Rene is the founder and CEO/CTO of 22Social, a Facebook Marketing App that allows businesses to execute hyper social marketing strategies by creating promo pages on
their Fan Pages and mobile sites. 22Social has thousands of users that have used the App to help them collect more than 300K leads and generate millions in revenue. Rene launched his first business, a locksmith service, at the age of 13 and started programming at 14. He earned a Computer Science Degree from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and worked as a software engineer for the telecom and defense industries for more than 5 years. He later quit his last JOB to returned to his entrepreneurial roots. His business experience include Financial Services, Real Estate Investing, Network Marketing and Online Marketing.

Launching 22Social has allowed him to pursue his 3 passions, marketing, technology and business. His mission is to help entrepreneurs reduce the obstacles faced when trying to grow their business. If software can do the job, then a person should not be doing it, they should instead spend that time connecting with people and building relationships.

Interview with Rene

Kevin Koskella

Boost Your Business with Facebook at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier on Thursday, June 4, 2015 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision for facebook/AP Images)

Boost Your Business with Facebook at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier on Thursday, June 4, 2015 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision for facebook/AP Images)

Ever since he turned his love for competitive swimming into a profitable business in 2003, Kevin has been excited about earning income online and maximizing freedom levels via innovative digital marketing. Today, he's committed to helping others do the same with their life passions. His web businesses include triswimcoach.com, 100mustreads.com, and freedomlovin.com.

By harnessing the power of online marketing, Kevin partners with idea-driven people to develop membership websites, e-books, and other high-value niche marketing sites that generate income and thought leadership. Leading by example, he provides expertise and guidance to those wanting to break free from the 9-to-5 office culture and pursue the life they want to be living, building freedom in an unfree world.

Kevin is a co-founder of the SoCal Marketing Club and has been a featured panelist at Facebook's "Boost Your Business" events.

Eventbrite - From Zero To One: How To Use Facebook To Grow Your Business Faster

Sponsors:
22

22Social is an all­-in-­one marketing platform that leverages Facebook to collect leads, take payments, and build communities right on your Fan Page.

Instead of wasting time on complicated websites and expensive marketing software, 22Social gives you everything you need to effectively promote and sell your products online.

Launch your business, engage your audience, and make more sales faster with 22Social’s revolutionary hyper­social Facebook marketing system.

http://22social.com

Auto Anything

AutoAnything is America’s premier provider of performance & protective accessories and replacement parts. Their growth over the last 35+ years can be attributed to AutoAnything’s extensive product selection, unique software development and analytics, passionate employees and a thriving culture.

While AutoAnything continues to grow in size, their commitment to providing the best online shopping experience has remained the same

Interested Applicants should apply here
http://www.autoanything.com/jobs.aspx

www.autoanything.com

@anbernhardt (Senior eCommerce Manager)
@rob (SEO Manger)
@rhotog (SEO Lead)Offering

geary

Geary LSF is a digital advertising agency that empowers its clients to take an omni-channel approach to their marketing by providing the tools and guidance necessary to solve their business challenges. We succeed because of our dedicated and talented team that lives and breathes digital and is constantly pushing the limits of our industry, our clients, each other and our agency.

http://www.gearylsf.com/careers/

@gearylsf

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Ramsay Crooks, EVP of Product @ Geary LSF will be MCing and providing a high-level intro to omni-channel as a discussion to kick things off.

Details:

Date: October 29th, 2015
Time: 4-7pm
Location: Karl Strauss Brewery
5985 Santa Fe Street
San Diego, CA
Tickets: FREE! Just RSVP on this page to secure your spot.

Presenters:

Matt Browne, Founder @ Orbital Analytics

matt

Matt is the CEO and Founder of Orbital Informatics, which specializes in data collection and analysis for web managers. Orbital works closely with Google, Adobe, and other platform providers to offer on demand analysis of your web and marketing analytics. Think Uber drivers for Data and Insights, only way bigger geeks. Founded in 2014, Orbital's mission is to make insights from 'Big Data' more approachable for smaller and medium sized companies.

Mark Weslar, VP of Marketing at Karl Strauss

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Mark is the VP of Marketing for Karl Strauss Brewing Company, an iconic San Diego based craft brewer of award winning beers. Mark’s team of rock stars is focused on building brand equity and generating demand for KARL’s beer and brewery restaurant business. Mark is able to leverage a colorful background of domestic & international experience in companies large & small. Oh…. and he likes to laugh & drink craft beer.

Ramsay Crooks, EVP Product at Geary LSF

ramsay

Ramsay brings 12 years of agency experience to Geary LSF and has previously held positions leading earned media, SEO, project management, editorial and content marketing teams in the ever changing digital marketing landscape. He is driven to bring about impactful results for Geary LSF's clients though a balance of innovation, scalability, and an audience-centric approach to digital marketing, expressed in Geary LSF's omni-channel integrated digital marketing offerings.

We'll be in the garden patio with access to present indoors.

See you there!

RSVP on Meetup!

FLASH SALE! 50% off tickets through September 8th!

And-

!!!We're at a NEW LOCATION this time! In the 101 Broadway location same building as EvoNexus!!!

This month's event is timely:

How to harness the power of content marketing to boost your online presence, engage with your target audience, and develop a strong voice for your company.

Event Details

Date: Wed, September 30th, 2015

Time: 6:00pm

Venue: ROC at The Vine
101 W Broadway, 3rd Floor
San Diego, CA 92101

http://realofficecenters.com/

Price (advance / door) : $15 (FLASH SALE: $7.50 through Tuesday, September 8th)

Parking: FREE - Details coming soon

Drinks: Yes! Beer & wine, details soon

Food: Yes! Details coming soon

Here's what you'll learn:

  • The affects that SEO has on content marketing, and vice versa
  • How to create and implement a clear content marketing strategy for your company
  • How to activate a successful SEO and social media campaign to supplement your content marketing efforts
  • The tools you need to measure your success

Our speakers are:

Julien Brandt

Julien Brandt

Named San Diego Metro's "40 Under 40", a finalist for San Diego Business Journal’s "Most Admired CEO’s," and a nominee for The Daily Transcript's "[masked] Top Influentials," Julien Brandt is the Founder & CEO of Organik SEO, a San Diego-based online marketing company that harnesses the power of SEO, social media and content marketing to help businesses increase their online exposure. Today, Julien and his team of communication specialists manage search engine optimization projects, social media campaigns, web development projects and content marketing campaigns for over 100 small to mid-sized businesses. He is an active member of the San Diego entrepreneur community, serves as a board member for San Diego Accelerators (an Entrepreneur’s Organization) and is a founding board member of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he remains an engaged alumnus of the SDSU Entrepreneur Society and Lavin Entrepreneurship Center. Julien is also a published author with work featured in PR News' Digital Guidebook, and he writes an online marketing column for Examiner.com.

@OrganikSEO @JulienBrandt

Samantha Kerstetter

Samantha Kerstetter

Listed as one of the top "10 PR women to follow on Twitter in 2013" by PR Divas and one of Vocus' "Seven Marketing Experts and Influencers to Follow in 2013," Sam is passionate about helping businesses succeed. She loves strategy and has expertise in social media, branding, writing, speaking and live event promotion through social media. Sam has presented at both intimate workshops and large industry conferences. Her presentation topics include:

  • Digital PR Measurement Tips: Advice from the Trenches
  • Storytelling on Pinterest
  • Manage your Workload: Strategy and Tactics for the Social Media Manager Army of One Outside of work, she supports animal advocacy efforts, enjoys running and loves to hike

@SamKerstetter

Directions to ROC and Parking Suggestions

From I-5 Headed North:

Exit 16B for 6th Avenue toward Downtown
Turn left onto 6th Avenue
Turn right at the 3rd cross street onto Ash St.
Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Front St.
Continue on Front St. until you reach Broadway – building is on Broadway between Front and First St.

101 West Broadway Ste. 300
San Diego, CA 92101
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Parking:

Parking is available in the 101 W. Broadway building garage for a $1.75/12 min.

Another option is to park at Horton Plaza Mall next door, where you can validate for 3 hours free (no purchase required) through any validation machine in the mall. Validation expires at 9:00pm. If you park at Horton Plaza, exit the mall towards Macy’s and the Westin Hotel to end up on First St. the 101 Broadway entrance is right across from the Westin Hotel on First St.

VALIDATION LOCATIONS:

  • Mall Level 1: Opposite Forever Flawless
  • Mall Level 1: Opposite Bert Levi Family Jeweler (Parking Structure Level 4)
  • Mall Level 2: Opposite Sweet Factory (Parking Structure Level 5)
  • Mall Level 3: Outside Macy's
  • Mall Level 3: Game Deck Opposite GAP
  • Mall Level 4: Food Court Opposite Steak Escape (Parking Structure Level 7)

Street parking is free after 6:00pm.

Sponsors:

Holonis

http://holonis.com

Imagine a single place where you could connect, create and personalize the things important to your digital world. Whether you’re a business, a marketer, an artist, a student or anyone in between - Holonis gives you the tools to effortlessly communicate and manage your relationships with people and technology. By seamlessly connecting the the disparate tools of the internet as one integral system, anyone in the world can be liberated to pursue their passions, connect and create opportunity through the INTERNET OF YOU.

Real Office Centers

http://realofficecenters.com/

At ROC you'll find a cohesive and progressive working environment with professional support for entrepreneurs, innovators, and today's leaders. With a variety of office space options, positioned in ideal locations, providing a green office environment and access to premier services and events, ROC is where it's happening. Come see for yourself…engage, exchange, and evolve with us.

AutoAnything

AutoAnything is America’s premier provider of performance & protective accessories and replacement parts. Their growth over the last 35+ years can be attributed to AutoAnything’s extensive product selection, unique software development and analytics, passionate employees and a thriving culture.

While AutoAnything continues to grow in size, their commitment to providing the best online shopping experience has remained the same.

Interested Applicants should apply here
http://www.autoanything.com/jobs.aspx

www.autoanything.com

@anbernhardt (Senior eCommerce Manager)
@rob (SEO Manger)
@rhotog (SEO Lead)Offering

Geary LSF

Geary LSF is a digital advertising agency that empowers its clients to take an omni-channel approach to their marketing by providing the tools and guidance necessary to solve their business challenges. We succeed because of our dedicated and talented team that lives and breathes digital and is constantly pushing the limits of our industry, our clients, each other and our agency.

http://www.gearylsf.com/careers/

@gearylsf