#eMSF Conference Re-cap: Day 1

Day 1 of eMarketing Association’s “The Power of eMarketing” conference in San Francisco is in the books! There was a great turn out yesterday and we learned a lot of new things. We also met some awesome people and made new Twitter friends. Tina Stewart, SVP of Marketing at LYRIS kicked things off with a very informative keynote presentation. She said Washington, D.C. has the highest concentration of Twitter usage and that spending in the social media sector has grown by 53%. How amazing is that?

Highlights / Facts from the Keynote Presentation

  • URLs showed up in advertisements 10 years ago.
  • 107 trillion people use email (the numbers are growing with mobile).
  • Multi-channel integration tells the story. Think of ways people are engaging. Create an experience!
  • Have a conversation with your audience.
  • The question to ask is, “Who isn’t on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn?”

Chris Baggott, CEO and Co-Founder of Compendium Blogware, gave an awesome presentation entitled “Blogging and Social Media Synergy.” In it he stressed a constant flow of fresh content on your blog. Why? Because according to HubSpot, blogs drive the most traffic to websites – up to 4 times more! Additionally, “content curation” and “multi-tasking marketing” became Baggot’s buzz words of the hour. Think about that when you create your next social media strategy!

Highlights / Facts from “Blogging and Social Media Synergy”

  • Check your site headline, key phrases, and pepper them into your content.
  • Drive traffic to your site with images on your pages and blog.
  • Write content that is re-marketable. Don’t re-invent the wheel. Use what you have and modify it to make it relevant.
  • Having Tumblr over a blog presence is not recommended.

After Baggott’s presentation we had the pleasure of attending Communic8 CEO Lloyd A. Sliverman’s discussion, “Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn – Making it Social.” He shared some funny statistics (did you know ⅓ of women check Facebook in the bathroom) and gave helpful tips on how to drive traffic through planned strategies.

Highlights / Facts from “Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn – Making it Social”

  • Fans are more valuable when they impact their friends.
  • People that give things away have more friends.
  • 1.5 million people have businesses with active Facebook profiles.

The afternoon session got off to a delightful start. We attended Angie Pascal’s presentation on social media reputation management and left with a wealth of information. Pascal is the Communications and Social Media Manager at Location3 Media.

Highlights / Facts from “Managing Social Media – Reputation Management”

  • Be transparent and honest when dealing with negative press.
  • Use social profiles to outrank negative content. Make sure you brand everything.
  • Forums are difficult to control. But if users swear or spam, do not hesitate to delete their comments.

Following Pascal’s presentation we took a break from social and listened to Kevin Lee, CEO and Co-Founder of Didit, speak about search marketing and keyword strategy.

Highlights / Facts from “Advanced Keyword Strategy and Modeling”

  • Develop a strong keyword strategy before you do any search engine marketing.
  • Create words that are in the form of a question when doing keyword searches.
  • On the Google keyword research panel, click on the columns icon to add parameters like cpc, competition. You’ll find out some interesting info.

Thank you to all the speakers for sharing your insight and wisdom with us! Day 2 of “The Power of eMarketing” starts today at 9 a.m. PST. Follow us on Twitter at @websuccess for live updates!

Janette Leon-Speyer
WebSuccessTeam
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