Whether you’re a seasoned marketer or brand new to the field, digital marketing events can be a gold-mine. Not only do they allow you to learn from industry experts, but they also give you the opportunity to network.
In marketing, it’s not always what you know — it’s who you know. And events are a great place to meet like-minded individuals.
Fortunately, there’s an abundance of events to attend. Here’s a look at 10 of the must-attend digital marketing and analytics events for 2023.
Date: 20th-21st April 2023
BrightonSEO is one of the largest search marketing conferences in the UK, attracting thousands of professionals each year. If SEO is your thing, this is your conference. The two-day event features more than 99 expert speakers, 20 workshops, an abundance of networking opportunities and one ice cream van.
- Adriana Stein (CEO & Founder, AS Marketing)
- Alex Wright (SEO & Performance Marketing Director, Clicky)
2. eConsultancy Live
Date: 27th April 2023
Where else can you learn from senior figures from Pepsi, Marvel, Ogilvy and Adobe in a single day? This one-day event showcases the latest thinking in digital marketing, with a lineup of top industry experts. This year’s event covers 4 content pillars: CX Design, Content & Social, Data & Measurement, and Ecommerce Strategy & Optimisation. A conference perfect for marketers, analysts, and digital professionals looking to stay ahead of the curve.
- Claire Hoang (Head of Social Marketing, ITV Studios)
- Adri Cowan (Executive Director of Social Media, Marvel)
- Ali Holmes (Sr. Director, Demand Acceleration, PepsiCo UK)
3. DigitalMarCon UK
Date: 1st-2nd September 2023
DigiMarCon is a thought-leadership style conference, offering cutting-edge sessions on topics such as content strategy, social media, and customer engagement. It’s the 7th year of the annual conference, so it’s sure to run without a hitch. With a mix of keynotes, panel discussions, and workshops, you can expect to walk away with actionable insights and practical advice.
Date: 22nd June 2023
SearchLeeds is the largest search marketing event in the north of England. With the lion’s share of digital marketing events taking place in the capital, this is a great event for those further north. This one-day conference features expert speakers from leading agencies, covering topics such as SEO, PPC, and content marketing.
- Dixon Jones (Marketing Director, Majestic)
- Laura Crimmons (Communications Director, Branded3)
5. Advertising Week London
Date: 16th-18th May 2023
You don’t get much more premiere than an AdWeek conference. With a variety of talks, panels, and workshops, attendees can learn from the cream of the crop in the advertising world.
- Caroline Fenner (Commercial Director, Buzzfeed)
- Paul Wright (Head of Uber Advertising, Uber)
- Benjamin Moncrieffe (Head of Strategic Foresight, Jaguar Land Rover)
6. Ungagged London
UnGagged is an unconventional digital marketing conference that focuses on delivering actionable insights and tactics, without any sales pitches or fluff. All recording is banned from the conference, enabling the speakers to tell it like it is. This two-day event covers a wide range of topics, including SEO, content marketing, and social media. Due to take place last year, it was postponed to 2023.
While the date hasn’t been released as yet, it’s sure to be a sell-out when it goes live.
7. CRO Elite
Date: 28th June 2023
CRO Elite is a one-day conference dedicated to conversion rate optimization. It’s possibly the only dedicated event in the UK. With expert speakers and interactive workshops, this event is perfect for professionals looking to boost their CRO skills and knowledge.
- Erin Weigel (Senior Product Design Manager, Deliveroo)
- Lukas Vermeer (Director of Experimentation at Vista)
- Luke Frake (User Growth Lead at Spotify)
8. Digital Marketing World Forum
Date: 21st-22nd October 2023
This two-day event brings together leading digital marketing professionals from around the world to discuss the latest trends and strategies. With a mix of keynotes, panel discussions and workshops, the 2023 event will explore the future of digital marketing technologies, while addressing the challenges that the industry’s future brings.
Some of the top global brands will also share their thoughts, while attendees will be given ample opportunity to network and digest the information shared together.
- Robert Cianatti (Director of Social Strategy, Condé Nast)
- Tayo Ologbenla (Head of Digital Marketing, Savills)
- Vik Khagram (Head of Influencer Marketing, Ketchum)
9. Influencer Marketing Show
Date: 26th October 2023
The Influencer Marketing Show is a one-day event that allows professionals, influencers, and brands to network. It’s a one-of-a-kind. The conference offers insights into the latest trends and best practices in influencer marketing, along with opportunities to network and learn from experts in the field.
2023 speakers have yet to be confirmed, but 2022 names include senior figures from TikTok, Walmart and Linkedin.
10. Mad//Fest London
Date: 4th-6th July 2023
Mad//Fest London is an exciting event that combines innovative content with a festival-style atmosphere. A breath of fresh air in the world of marketing conferences. The two-day event features industry-leading speakers, interactive sessions, and plenty of networking opportunities, making it a must-attend for marketing professionals looking for fresh ideas and inspiration. Did we mention it’s in a brewery?
- Christian Stindt (Marketing Director, Mast-Jaegermeister UK)
- Claire Miller (Global Head of Strategy and Analytics, The LEGO Group)