No matter what niche your professional efforts are focused on, getting the most out of your business means integrating social media into your public relations, branding and marketing plans. Not only does this give you instant, targeted access to more than 1 billion people around the world, social media has the potential to replace other often unwieldy platforms for the purposes of customer service and brand-building.
With a commitment to take your social presence to the next level in the new year, whether as a CEO or a lone blogger, here are five of the biggest social media conferences to attend in 2013:
1. New Media Expo (NMX) 2013
Whether your professional focus is marketing a major brand or being a successful freelancer, the ever-changing way that the web works means that you’ll need to stay in the loop in order to be effective and this is the aim of the New Media Expo. NMX 2013 promises to offer three days of workshops and other activities centered around social tasks like blogging, podcasting and networking – everything you need to excel at in order to take your online efforts to the next level!
When and Where: Balance your work time with unbeatable play time in Las Vegas from January 6-8, 2013 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.
2. Social Media Strategies Summit
Having built a solid reputation as the place to be for social marketers over the past two years, the Social Media Strategies Summit is set for its third year in Las Vegas in 2013! Next year’s conference will be held over three full days, providing an interactive learning environment, keynote talks from influential names in social media marketing, more than 40 learning sessions, nine workshops on varying topics and much more!
When and Where: You’ve got yet another excuse to take in the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas from February 5-7, 2013 in order to check out SMSS 2013! Make your stay an extra special one by booking your accommodations at great prices via CheapHotels.org.
3. Social Media Insider Summit
Well-known for its enjoyable format since its inception a few years ago, the Social Media Insider Summit narrows down its itinerary to things strictly related to the way that people are engaging each other on the web, helping you to be a better citizen of the internet by giving you savvy insight into how to leverage platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and their ilk into business success.
When and Where: Visit the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in Incline Village, Nevada from February 10-13, 2013, combining social media goodness and resort-style relaxation all at the same time!
4. Marketing 2.0 and Social Media Conference 2013
Recognizing that the marketing landscape is rapidly evolving, the people behind the Marketing 2.0 and Social Media Conference have put together an event that aims to teach all those in attendance the skills that they need to keep up. The focus here is on exchanging ideas and using real-life experiences to learn to be more successful with social media from a business perspective.
Events to be held include lively special presentations from some very talented guests, workshops focused on new technology and the latest trends in social media, and, of course, networking opportunities that will put you in touch with colleagues and peers from around the world.
When and Where: Visit Hamburg, Germany from April 15-16, 2013 in order to take part in the Marketing 2.0 and Social Media Conference, set to be held at the city’s Grand Elysee Hotel.
5. The Blogging Workshop
For many social media enthusiasts, the primary activity keeping them in the social spotlight is blogging and The Blogging Workshop is an online conference whose sole focus is making each attendee a better and more socially connected writer and online publisher.
The activities held under the Blogging Workshop flag aim to provide you with the tools that you need to better connect your blog, brand, marketing activities and other endeavors, helping you to narrow your business – and yourself – into to a lean, mean social media machine.
When and Where: The Blogging Workshop will be held from May 17-19, 2013 in the virtual world of the internet, meaning that anyone can register and take part in the action from any internet-connected location in the world!