Tradefest’s Top 10 Unmissable Content Marketing Conferences6 min read

Content marketing is all about developing a strategy to provide interesting, informative and relevant content to a particular audience to keep them engaged and implicitly drive a commercial action. As traditional marketing methods have become less effective content marketing is an innovative way for brands to attract and retain customers. The discipline is already evolving rapidly with key trends and innovation in areas such as User Generated Content, Video Content, Live Streaming, Interactive Storytelling and Influencers. Content marketing conferences are a fantastic way to learn from experts, get ideas and build a network. Tradefest has put together our Top 10 Unmissable Content Marketing Conferences.

 

Which Content Marketing Conferences to Attend?

 

1. Confab

Date: May 24-26th 2019

Location: Minneapolis

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Much like the blooming of spring Confab arrives around the same time every year to bring fresh new ideas, innovations and strategy for content marketers across websites, apps, bots, newsletters, and everywhere else users experience content.. Thought leaders from the industry will be on show to give their 2 cents on what to sit up and take notice of. A great event for networking and building contacts. The aim of the conference is that attendees leave inspired and confident about the content they produce.

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2. Digiday Content Marketing Summit

Date: Aug 6-8th 2018

Location: Vail, Colorado

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The Content Marketing Summit organised by Digiday deals with the challenges for content marketers such as sponsored posts and the power of Facebook which make it more difficult to reach a target audience in terms of creating and posting content. The Content Marketing summit discusses how brands need to expand their skill sets to ensure quality content marketing is using the right channels to reach the right people. A very worthwhile content marketing conference for digital marketers and demand generation aficionados!

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3. Conex: The Content Experience (Uberflip)

Date: Aug 20-22th 2018

Location: Toronto

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Conex: The Content Experience is a gathering of attendees from content marketing, demand generation and digital marketing to discuss the influence of experience to the journey of the buyer which is the overarching theme of the event. The 2 days of Conex is a whirlwind of influential and relevant key notes and presentations. Attendees and speakers from different sectors learn and share from each other. Awakening curiosity through qualitative presentations and content designed to show how extraordinary experiences can impact the buyer’s journey.  

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5. Content Marketing World

Date: Sep 4-7th 2018

Location: Cleveland

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Content Marketing World is a unique event to meet and learn from the top minds in the content marketing industry. Understand how to build and implement an effective content marketing strategy with your team to engage more effectively with your audience. 120+ break out sessions and workshops run by content marketing experts covering strategy, storytelling, ROI, demand generation and artificial intelligence. A huge amount of respected industry speakers will do their best to diagnose the latest industry challenges as well as highlighting key innovations and trends not to mention the latest technologies businesses should invest in at this content marketing conference.

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5. Con Con

Date: Nov 2018 (No 2019 dates yet) 

Location: San Francisco

This event is no longer taking place (New content marketing conference appearing here soon)

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Con Con is a 1 day conference dedicated to showing startups how to build and then deploy content to pick up new users and clients. What makes this show different to other content marketing conferences? Well there’ll be experts from digital media, social media innovators, and content marketing masters to present how they create and monetize large scale audiences. Bringing together the most successful men and women in media to give short keynotes on must have tactics for building, deploying, and cashing in on great content marketing. Learn about idea generation, embrace video and written content, showcase it to millions, and transform those visitors into users or customers.

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6. Content Jam

Date: Oct 9-10th 2018

Location: Chicago

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The best content marketing speakers coming from all around the US, each one a thought leader on a specific topic, teaching attendees over two days of content marketing workshops and networking. Learn about new trends and connect with like minded people. Content Jam now in its sixth year was named one of the top content marketing conferences by the Huffington Post. Every year the marketing community makes this event bigger and better. It is now Chicago’s biggest content marketing conference

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7. Content Marketing Summit 

Date: Dec 6-7th 2018 (No 2019 dates yet)

Location: New York

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The Content Marketing Summit hosts over 28 speakers and 100 delegates to discuss how best to establish a strategy for the use of new technologies to improve client communications or ‘focusing your Brand Communication to Improve your Consumer Reach & Return’. Social media and multiple devices means content marketing strategies need to be reexamined. Main topics will include: Extending customer lifetime value Content marketing Social media Growth marketing SEO & search marketing strategy Personalization, tracking & attribution Utilizing data & analytics Audience engagement

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8. Content Marketing Masters

Date: Oct 17-18 2018

Location: Berlin

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Specialized experts speaking at the Content Marketing Masters 2018 will highlight new trends in the universe of Content Marketing Strategy. Sharing their learnings and past experiences in this key discipline of Digital Marketing. There will be ample time for networking over some drinks and nibbles. There will be 16+ sessions from excellent international speakers teaching how to push products and services through valuable, value-added and group-oriented content. The ethos of this event is that content marketing will determine the future of successful digital marketing. One of the most fantastic content marketing conferences in an amazing city.

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9. LavaCon

Date: Oct 21-24 2018

Location: New Orleans

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Originating in Hawaii (hence the name) this content marketing conference aims to give content marketing strategists, documentation managers, and senior content professionals a worthwhile day away from the office to learn, evolve and progress in their professional development. Topics include how to leverage new technology and customer demographics, it’s also a great opportunity to connect with software vendors, consulting and translation partners so that your content marketing tool kit is complete and ready for action.

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10. Smart Social London

 

Date: Oct 5th 2018

Location: London

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At Smart Social London 2018, attendees will network with fellow social media experts, gain insight into the future of digital and social, and learn tips on how best to deliver value to your business. After the event there will be a cocktail reception which offers even more opportunities to swap smart social and content secrets with the brightest minds in the industry.

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