First Sessions confirmed
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Oct 16, 2019
Opening Keynote with Rand Fishkin

Opening Keynote with Rand Fishkin

Date:

Thursday, Oct 16, 2019

Time:

9:10 am

Track:

Oct 16, 2019
How to Survive in the Age of AI, Voice & Personalization

Speakers:

Karl Gilis

Speakers:

Karl Gilis

How to Survive in the Age of AI, Voice & Personalization

Date:

Thursday, Oct 16, 2019

Time:

4:45 pm

Track:

Summary:

Did you know that 52% of the Fortune 500 companies of 2000 don’t exist anymore? And that digital disruption will wipe out another 40% in the next decade? AI, voice & personalisation are conquering the world. Once again, technology completely changes the way we do business and communicate with prospects and clients. How can you keep on winning the hearts of your customers in this new era? How to make sure you will survive? After 18 years of successes and defeats as a digital consultant for companies as TUI, Carglass and Yoast, Karl thinks he has found the answer. And he’ll share it with you.

Oct 16, 2019
What Happens when Everybody’s Website is Fixed?

What Happens when Everybody’s Website is Fixed?

Date:

Thursday, Oct 16, 2019

Time:

1:40 pm

Track:

Summary:

We spend huge amounts of time and energy fixing and improving things. We correct errors and omissions, maintain websites, reduce errors, improve quality, fight fires, chase budget, reduce waste and inefficiency. We compete on “how can I make this website, this advert, this content, this page, better than my competitor’s?”. We seek out marginal, incremental gains, to make our campaigns and pages ‘less bad’, or, ‘good enough’. What happens when all of this is no longer necessary? What happens to us, when things aren’t broken? When everybody’s website is perfect? We need to start thinking about what digital marketing means in a world where the playing fields are levelled, and when Google sees and knows everything about our content and our businesses, and all barriers to competition are removed. Projects like AMP, Schema, and WordPress’ Gutenberg editor are the tip of the iceberg on their quest towards the standardisation of the web – and their momentum is now unstoppable. Tomorrow, everything changes. What’s the plan? What are the alternatives? What do we do? We need to decide what we become, when we stop fixing our platforms, and when the real competition begins.

Oct 17, 2019
Business-Led Advanced Practical Optimisation Techniques

Business-Led Advanced Practical Optimisation Techniques

Date:

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Time:

1:40 pm

Track:

Summary:

Assuming an understanding of SEO already, this session will cover 3D keyword analysis for content and on-site optimisation, technical auditing and what really matters (ignore what those tools say), Is AMP worth it and the importance of Schema, SEMRush and how to best utilise it for your competitor analysis (cheaters really do prosper), blogger outreach including what to pay bloggers for their stats, and resources for you to use. This session will finish off with a top 12 hit list of advanced elements to target. 

Oct 17, 2019
A Behavioural Economic Framework for Ideation

A Behavioural Economic Framework for Ideation

Date:

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Time:

11:45 am

Track:

Summary:

People are aware of cognitive biases – but do we know what to do about them?  In this session, Anna will show how you can identify which cognitive biases are affecting your visitors’ behaviour and how you can exploit these behaviours to create a better customer experience.

Oct 16, 2019
AI & Email Marketing: The rewards and how your business can reap them

AI & Email Marketing: The rewards and how your business can reap them

Date:

Thursday, Oct 16, 2019

Time:

11:45 am

Track:

Summary:

Jenna Tiffany, recognised as one of the top 100 female marketers to follow, also a Chartered Marketer and email consultant to brands worldwide, will share practical tips on how you can access whether AI is a good fit for your email marketing strategy and how you can implement this technology strategically into your business. 

From this session you’ll leave knowing how to:
• Strategically prepare your digital marketing activities for artificial intelligence,
• Use AI data to predict your customer’s future digital journeys and send contextual email marketing throughout the customer lifecycle,
• Successfully implement artificial intelligence in your organisation, featuring examples from international brands.

Oct 17, 2019
The Lost Art of Asking Questions

Speakers:

Els Aerts

Speakers:

Els Aerts

The Lost Art of Asking Questions

Date:

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Time:

9:30 am

Summary:

World-class user research is the driver behind every successful optimisation program. And when it comes to qualitative user research, that means getting up close and personal with your users. Talking to them. Asking them questions. The right timing, wording and tone of voice of your question can make all the difference. In this talk, Els helps you reconnect with this key element of qualitative research: the lost art of asking questions.

Oct 16, 2019
Voice Visibility: Quantifying the Opportunity for your Brand

Voice Visibility: Quantifying the Opportunity for your Brand

Date:

Thursday, Oct 16, 2019

Time:

3:55 pm

Track:

Oct 17, 2019
Web Performance Madness: Two seconds is all you have!

Web Performance Madness: Two seconds is all you have!

Date:

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Time:

3:55 pm

Track:

Summary:

Especially in a mobile-first world, fast loading websites are of outmost importance. Unfortunately, it has become really hard to measure performance as it also depends on your mobile device’s CPU amongst other factors. Also, Google has been very vocal about anything web performance in the last years and is pushing hard to innovate repeatedly. But performance is so much more! User satisfaction should be the main goal because expectations are clear: You’ve got two seconds maximum to deliver, so make it count. During his talk Bastian will be walking you through various advanced topics and strategies around web performance optimisation going way beyond Accelerated Mobile Pages (and other short-term solutions) to make any website really, really fast.

Oct 17, 2019
Building Resilience in a 21st Century World

Speakers:

Cate Murden

Speakers:

Cate Murden

Building Resilience in a 21st Century World

Date:

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Time:

10:55 am

Track:

Summary:

In this session we focus on a topic that is not strictly online marketing but it is relevant to every company in this world. Stress and stress-related illnesses are hugely on the increase. So, to start this talk, we will take a brief look at why and the impact our challenging and ever-changing world is having on our companies and our people. However, Cate believes that talking about stress just breeds more, well… stress. So, let’s focus on how you can overcome that. By supporting the four basic human needs, we will look at how you can build your resilience, motivation and happiness; putting yourself first and empowering you to genuinely live better. Our engaging, energising and highly practical talk will take you through some incredibly easy tools to shift you into a positive mind-set and help improve your energy levels. They will improve your mindset and leave you inspired and buzzing with positivity, as you make your future work better for you. And this will ultimately help your business.

Oct 17, 2019
Considered Creativity: How to Supercharge your Ideas to Drive Better Results & Stay Ahead

Considered Creativity: How to Supercharge your Ideas to Drive Better Results & Stay Ahead

Date:

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Time:

3:55 pm

Track:

Oct 17, 2019
International Website Migrations

International Website Migrations

Date:

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Time:

11:45 am

Track:

Oct 16, 2019
Breaking Down Silos to Deliver Growth

Breaking Down Silos to Deliver Growth

Date:

Thursday, Oct 16, 2019

Time:

10:55 am

Track:

Summary:

In this talk Laura will explain how breaking down the silos between internal teams and agencies can lead to increased growth and success. Naively, companies still tend to silo activity into organic/paid/PR etc as opposed to taking a full view. Laura will demonstrate the benefits of fully optimising campaigns across all channels to deliver more revenue overall. Your customers don’t view your brand in silos and channels, so why do you?

Oct 16, 2019
Selling (Shoes) Faster

Selling (Shoes) Faster

Date:

Thursday, Oct 16, 2019

Time:

3:55 pm

Track:

Summary:

Stuart has worked at schuh for seven years, in that time they have gone from having a slow website to having the fastest in the industry. Stuart will be sharing his big lessons from that journey, to help you make your site faster and convert better.