Speaking Events

11:30 AM11:30

Houston Interactive Marketing Association


About Houston Interactive Marketing Association (H/IMA)

I'll be presenting an SEO Deep Dive at Houston Interactive Marketing Association’s (H/IMA). H/IMA's mission is to promote graduate level executable techniques and stay ahead of trends that help practitioners reach their growth goals. Launched in January 2006, H/IMA members include representatives from agencies, Fortune 500 interactive teams and small to medium business owners and marketing decision-makers. H/IMA is a non-profit business association dedicated to increasing awareness, education and utilization of interactive marketing in the Greater Houston area. H/IMA serves members, sponsors and the Houston Community with passion.

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11:00 AM11:00

Social Media Strategies Summit


Making Water Fashionable with Instagram

How do you build an audience that wants to buy bottled water… from Mexico? That was the challenge that Giovanni Gallucci was faced with when building a digital strategy around his client Topo Chico's effervescent bottled mineral water. Answer: strike the right balance between internally produced and user-generated content of visually-pleasing photos and emotion-invoking stories on social media. Giovanni Gallucci will show attendees how to focus on social media platforms that are continuously increasing in B2C engagement like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, SnapChat and Twitter to successfully contribute to and increase fan-driven brand advocacy.


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10:30 AM10:30

American Marketing Association

American Marketing Association (Houston Chapter)

The Houston Chapter of the American Marketing Association is the area’s premier professional marketing organization that provides marketers the ability to remain competitive in today's business environment through networking events, special interest groups and real-world educational programs. AMA Houston has won the national honor of Chapter of the Year five times in last eight years. AMA Houston serves more than 1,000 members with diverse marketing expertise from a variety of industries. 

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6:30 PM18:30

Social Media Dallas

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Our Mission: Enhancing Social Media education, sharing best practices, and advancing digital marketing careers through networking, community, and meaningful and relevant programming.

Social Media Dallas was founded in 2009. Our organization has grown from a handful of social media enthusiasts meeting up over drinks, to over 100 professional members plus an even broader monthly attendee audience. As our organization continues to grow, we strive to support our members and further establish our organization as Dallas’ premiere organization for digital marketing.

Social Media Dallas primary mission is to expand digital media literacy, promote standard technologies, encourage ethical behavior and share best practices. Our organization hosts conversations that explore key issues facing our society as technologies transform the way we connect, communicate, collaborate and relate to each other.

Social Media Dallas strives to drive conversation and educate members on how companies are leveraging social media to reach, engage, and, most importantly, drive revenue. Furthermore, the organization explores how companies are innovating, measuring and improving upon social media tactics. We focus on the complex issues facing organizations when trying to build brands, manage customer service, and engage potential customers.


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7:00 AM07:00

Social Media Breakfast



Social Media Breakfast Dallas is perfect for all types of individuals. Whether you are a:

  • Business owner trying to add social media to your marketing/PR mix
  • Social media expert
  • Social media newbie
  • Someone who wants to come to learn
  • Someone who wants to come to teach
  • Someone who really likes breakfast


Once a month we get together to share experiences, stories and learn from each other on a variety of different topics in and around the social media sphere. We look forward to the new mix each month. For more information about social media breakfast, please contact us.

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to Jun 7



What Makes BevNET Live the Leading Conference for the Beverage Industry?

Actionable Innovation and Stories from the Market Leaders and Innovators 

  • Our speakers are leaders in the beverage industry talking about their experiences and focused on moving the industry forward. 
  • Speakers deliver talks on best practices, battle scars, data insights or cases that focus on breaking through or getting to the next level and the lessons learned in the process. 

Networking Opportunities to Drive New Partnerships 

  • We pace the event to promote conversations. 
  • Using the stage as a thought starter, people come to make connections and figure out how they can work together. 

Your Beverage in the Hot Seat 

  • The New Beverage Showdown pits your beverage against the top new products in the market. This is your opportunity to pitch against the best of the best, get instant feedback from a group of industry expert judges and be crowned winner of the New Beverage Showdown. 
  • Past champions include: Rise Brewing Co., Health-Ade, Mother Beverage, Monfefo, MALK, Rau and Tio Gazpacho. 

Get your Products and Services Noticed 

  • BevNET Live Expo is an intimate showcase of beverage-specific industry supplier and service companies. It delivers a more personalized experience than mega trade shows in an environment fit for in-depth conversations. 
  • The Sample Bars are a chance to get your products in front of potential partners and the people who know what you are up against. 

Education to Get You Started 

  • Beverage School gives the new beverage pro a solid foundation with special access to additional networking. An added bonus for young brands looking for that edge.
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8:00 AM08:00

Brand Innovators Future of Food & Consumer Experience

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Digital media and the Internet are transforming the way brands must communicate and interact with their consumers. Evolving media vehicles, including online video and mobile advertising, location based marketing, social media, and out-of-home media, are creating new methods for connecting with consumers, anytime, anywhere, and on any device.


While the opportunities for engagement have never been greater, these new ways of interacting with the marketplace are, for the most part, a new science. More information is needed about what’s working and what’s not, measuring and analyzing data, and how much of your marketing budget should be getting allocated to interactive media.


The Brand Innovators Summits provide brand marketing and media professionals with best practices, case studies, and proof points, demonstrating how “best of breed” brands are leveraging electronic media. Attendees hear first hand from client side CMOs, media directors, and brand marketers about how they are reaping the benefits of digital media. From thoughtful panel discussions and workshops, to insightful keynotes from the most innovative leaders in brand management, our speakers share their core strategies and tactics for creating winning online advertising and social media campaigns.


The transition in media, from analog to digital, is accelerating and those brands which learn how to unlock the ROI in “real time marketing” will have a significant first mover advantage. To achieve this goal, however, corporate cultures need to change and key stakeholders at every level of the organization need to “buy in” and embrace these new media platforms. Industry leaders need to provide their management teams with all of the resources, tools, and experience necessary to maximize the opportunities that the media revolution is presenting them with.


Brand management is undergoing a sea change, and the aim of the Brand Innovators Summits is to provide marketers with the knowledge and professional network they need to succeed in this exciting environment. The Brand Innovators Summits are the only “buy side” conferences that guarantee you will learn what you are seeking most — directly from your client side peers!

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to Nov 13

The Marketing Summit


The Marketing Summit

Fit a year's worth of meetings in 2 action-packed days. The event registration is no cost to qualified delegate attendees.

Who attends: This event is specifically designed for Marketing decision-makers with purchasing power (Manager, Director, or VP), who are from mid- or large-sized company (200+ employees).

What you can expect:

  • Meet one-on-one with solution providers specific to your current project needs
  • Attend workshops and sessions
  • Network with peers from leading companies
  • Receive complimentary event registration, hotel accommodations, and meals at a luxury venue

How it works:

  • You select the solution providers you're most interested in meeting
  • Your interests shape your agenda of one-on-ones and sessions
  • We continue to add workshops up until the event
  • We cap our attendance at 50 spots
  • We hold the event twice a year and rotate regionally

Why you should attend as a delegate:

  • It's a more efficient way to source solution providers, and to get custom attention specific to your needs
  • You'll make profitable connections to help further your business goals
  • You'll stay up-to-date about the latest trends and technology advances in your industry

Forum Events has 20+ years of experience holding successful events across multiple markets. We're dedicated to providing you with a complete VIP experience from start to finish.

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Social Media Camp 2017
to May 4

Social Media Camp 2017

About Social Media Camp

We are Social Media Camp – Canada’s largest social media conference. What makes us unique is the broad spectrum of delegates we attract as we tackle all aspects of social media. People come from all over North America, and from all sectors of the economy – small business, large business, government, education, and non-profit.

Of course we cover social media marketing – communications, sales, crowdsourcing, e-learning, digital marketing, content marketing, e-mail marketing, inbound marketing, and more.

But we are not only a “marketing” conference. We look at the cultural impacts of social media, its effects on politics, and its security and safety implications.

What does the future hold, what’s on the horizon, and what is its impact on your business, relationships, family, lifestyle, and our world?

Perhaps best of all, we network – a lot – share our ideas with each other, collaborate, build lasting partnerships, and epic ventures. In seven years, the meetings held at Social Media Camp have spawned thousands of amazing partnerships, and there are thousands more ahead.

We are a conference for experts, and a conference for beginners. If you are newer to social media, our renowned, complimentary coaching program will help kick start your Social Media Camp experience.

You can see that the Social Media Camp community is a diverse one, and we’d like to invite you to join us.

Don’t miss the 7th annual event, May 5th to 7th, 2016, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

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to Mar 29


National Summit On Small Business Digital Marketing

Learn from America's Experts in Small Business Digital Marketing

Welcome to America's fastest growing small business-focused marketing training, education, and networking organization. Whether you're a business owner trying to develop a more effective social media strategy or a marketing professional for a small business looking to drive stronger results through your website, SBDM is the place to come for answers, new insights, and connections to the most influential minds in small business digital marketing today. Explore our site, watch our videos, connect with us on social media, and discover all that SBDM can offer you - starting right now.   

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Arlington Social Media Marketing Group
6:30 PM18:30

Arlington Social Media Marketing Group

Real, Actionable Tips & Techniques to Launch Your Brand on Instagram

Instagram users are 58 times more likely to engage with a brand’s post than Facebook users and 120 times more likely than Twitter users. Let the data speak for itself — if your brand isn’t on Instagram, you’re missing out on a huge marketing opportunity.

Don’t know where to start? Giovanni Gallucci will show you how by walking you through actual social media campaigns he manages for clients. 

Giovanni Gallucci will be sharing his skills and expertise using Instagram for online branding. Attendees will learn firsthand how to generate real, highly-engaged fans with social media and will train anyone interested in online marketing, public relations, and communications teams to utilize the social media marketing tools of videos & photos in their online marketing, customer relations, audience development, and pr efforts. 

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Yeah Field Trip
to Feb 27

Yeah Field Trip

  • El Capitan Canyon, Santa Barbara, CA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS



Field Trip is a 5-day, 4-night event for evolving creators and artist entrepreneurs. We're talking specifically to you: photographers, videographers, designers and art directors.

At Field Trip we believe that expanding your mind is essential and for this reason we pour our best energy into bringing you 3 full days filled with classes taught by innovative teachers that will help you excel in your business and your craft.

All meals are shared making connections with other like-minded artists easy to come by. Evenings and free time are laced with activities that will leave you feeling like a kid again. All at an award-winning, 300-acre resort where "camping" equates to tin roofs and warm showers.  



Set in a gorgeous, unplugged, natural environment (imagine California luxury living—in a forest by the ocean), Field Trip is the perfect venue for you to relax, learn, and connect—in a way that’s intimate.

Our time together will be spent at El Capitan Canyon, just north of Santa Barbara along an unspoiled stretch of the California coast. 
This is not camping as you know it. We're all sleeping in cabins and not doing our business in the woods! There are hot showers, modern bathrooms and resort like amenities. Glamping!

Nestled against the Los Padres national Forest with access to 3,500 acres of pristine nature preserve, the Canyon is set on 350 acres of rolling hills and creek canyons and is a five minute walk to El Capitan State Beach.

El Capitan Canyon is the perfect place for people to unplug, relax and connect as it offers a no fuss, back to nature camp experience with s'mores by the fire, hiking, and outdoor hangouts. 

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11:30 AM11:30


The American Marketing Association (AMA) is the essential community for marketers. 

In 1953, Neil Borden transformed the business world when he articulated the strategy of “Marketing Mix” in his AMA presidential address. Borden was just one of many AMA leaders who were not satisfied with existing best practices. These thought leaders sought answers for the future that would propel business growth and elevate the role of marketing.

Today, the AMA leads an unparalleled discussion on marketing excellence. Continuing in the tradition of Borden and so many others, the AMA offers differentiated content that focuses on the tension between Best Versus Next Practices™. 

With content coming from unrivaled scholarly journals, like the Journal of Marketing, and award-winning publications, like Marketing News, the AMA offers a robust perspective that understands marketer are expected to provide both solutions for today and solutions for tomorrow.

No other organization provides more ways for marketers and academics to connect with the people and resources they need to be successful.

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