Add some of the UK’s leading social media and digital marketing events into your calendar for 2020. 

With such a huge selection of incredible events across the country, it is often difficult to know where to start. But, don’t worry, we’ve done the research for you and can help you choose the best events for your business. Whether you’re looking for inspiration, guidance, clients or partners, these events will set you on the right track for marketing success.

Here are our top 8 social and digital events for 2020:

Digiconf

Date: 16th June  

Location: Cambridge 

Best for: Insight into all areas of digital marketing

OST’s very own Digiconf is a brand spanking new one-day conference with talks about B2B, B2C, influencer marketing, branding and more. It is based in beautiful Cambridge (45 mins from London by train), providing a top-quality digital marketing conference for the East Anglia area. Featuring strategy guidance, tactical insights and bags of case studies, it is guaranteed to add value to your 2020 digital marketing strategy.

Social Media Week  #SMWLDN

Social Media Week

Date: 21st – 22nd October

Location: London, UK

Best for: Networking with people from around the globe

Social Media Week brings together global leaders within social media marketing for three days of talks, workshops and networking. The events are rolled out across multiple locations in the world and are known to be one of the leading events within online marketing. This year’s theme is Human.X, which will explore a human-first and experience-driven marketing future.  

Social Day 

Social Day

Date: 12-14th May

Location: London, UK

Best for: Expert social media marketing knowledge

Grow your brand, drive better engagement and develop great relationships with the help of Social Day. This event is spread out over three days and aims to offer insight into new trends and knowledge for social media marketers, creators and influencers. Now in its fifth year, Social Day is a fantastic opportunity for networking and idea sharing.

B2B Marketing Expo

Date: 25th/26th March 2020

Location: London, UK

Best for: B2B-specific networking

OffThe B2B Marketing Expo is a part of the biggest sales and marketing event in Europe. It is a key event for 2020 if you are looking to expand your marketing knowledge with the help of high-quality exhibitors and speakers. It will introduce new innovations and tools to adopt in the new year. Expect a great atmosphere, a huge range of speakers and exhibitors, and a total of five shows under one roof.

Digital City Festival

Digital City Festival

Date: 11th/ 12th March

Location: Manchester

Best for: Digital inspiration

Bringing together marketing, technology, eCommerce, media and retail, the Digital City Festival in Manchester is brand new this year and a great choice for those looking for an event outside of London. The event itself brings together various expertise across the digital world for over five days of new knowledge, networking and shaping the future.

DigiMarCon

DigiMarCon

Date: 9th – 10th Sep 

Location: London, UK

Best for: Innovative and engaging speakers

Next on our list is the Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition. Some top speakers will share their knowledge on the latest emerging strategies, innovative technologies, and digital marketing success from around the world. With this new knowledge, you’ll be able to come away with a better understanding of how to grow your audience and how best to move your business forward. See DigimarCons featured topics on their website above, ranging from social media marketing, customer engagement, sustainable growth and more.

Festival of Marketing

Festival of Marketing

Date: 7-8th Oct

Location: London 

Best for: Brand marketing and celeb speakers

Another leader in the marketing world is the well-known and lively Festival of Marketing in London. Join large organisations from different industries for two packed days of everything an ambitious marketer needs to discover, adopt and celebrate. The two days include a variety of inspiring speakers, meet the marketer opportunities, networking sessions and jam-packed insights from leading businesses. Join the ‘glasto of marketing events’ this year.

Hero Conf

HeroConf

Date: 19-20 Oct

Location: London

Best for: Expert PPC knowledge

Everything you need to know about the latest trends and innovations from the world of PPC, Hero Conf is the only all-PPC event in the UK. Attend Hero Conf to join over 300 attendees as they discuss everything from paid social, analytics, content and copywriting to boost your PPC success.

We hope you found these events helpful for your 2020 planning. If you need any help on your social media marketing, strategy or influencer marketing please contact us.

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