How to Not Work at Marketing Conferences, INBOUND vs. IMPACT Live, & Hacks for Making Conferences More Affordable... This Is THE LATEST!
This photo was taken last August, one day after IMPACT Live 2018:
That's me. A 35-year-old woman. Using a teddy bear of unusual size as a fuzzy bodyguard, shielding me from responsibility and all forms of human interaction.
I'm sharing this because, yesterday morning, I woke up to not one, not two, not three, not four, but five (five!) emails about different marketing conferences taking place in 2019. "Call for speakers is now open! Early bird pricing expires soon! We've announced a new keynote! Thank you to our new sponsor, Quackers, the only gluten-free cracker for ducks!"
Part of me wants to cry, "It's only January!"
But the professional digital marketer part of me -- the part that isn't a total wuss -- understands that making the most of the 2019 marketing conference season without going completely insane requires planning.
So, gather 'round, ladies, gents, and water fowl. I'm hijacking my issue of THE LATEST this week to arm you with the tough love, tactics, and tips you need to be a marketing conference pro.
💯 Working at Marketing Conferences Is a Problem We Pretend We Can't Solve -- But We 100% Can
This article is for those who are tired of hearing about the importance networking at conferences for the 1,000th time and instead want to know what you reallyneed to do to not lose your mind at INBOUND, IMPACT Live, or any other conference.
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TODAY: How do you create brand loyalists out of your current customer base? Later today, January 24, Will Harris of Real Thread will show you in this interactive webinar. You'll learn how to retain your customers and what you need to do from first-touch to signed contract (and beyond) to transform those customers into lifelong brand loyalists.Register for this webinar today.
What's your favorite tip for making the most of a marketing conference experience without totally burning out?
I'm asking for a friend. And by friend, I mean me. 👀