Content Marketing Events in 2014: The Ultimate List

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Marketers are a busy group of professionals, no doubt. However, regardless of the availability of webinars, virtual events and Google Hangouts, we still get a lot of value from good old fashioned in-person interaction at an event. That being said, I’m still very cautious as to where I allocate my time as a CMO throughout the year for in-person events; as well as the time and resources of my team and my organization. Therefore, each year, I pull together a list of marketing events to consider; focused specifically on content marketing as well as general marketing.

I’ve included this list below across a couple of categories. If you think I’ve missed an event or if you’d like to add insight about your experience with one of these events, please do so below in the comments section. I’ve also included the name of the organization managing the event and the estimated number of attendees since these help me to assess the value of the event.

Event

Date

Location

Est. # of Attendees

Event Owner

Where to Keep Track on Twitter

CMO-Level Marketing Strategy Conferences

CMO Leadership Forum

1/16/2014

New York, NY

100

Argyle Executive Forum

@ArgyleExecForum, #ArgyleCMONY

CMO Exchange

1/22 to 1/24/14

Florida

100

IQPC

@IQPCNAExchange, #CMOXchange

The 360 CMO

3/13/14

New York, NY

200+

The Economist

@TheEconomist

Innovation and Inspiration Spring Summit

3/24 to 3/25/14

New York, NY

160

The CMO Club

@TheCMOclub

Forrester’s Forum for Mktg. Leaders

4/10 to 4/11/14

San Francisco, CA

600

Forrester

@forrester

Forbes CMO Summit

11/5 to 11/7/14

Florida

Forbes

@Forbes

General Marketing Conferences

NMX Conference

1/4 to 1/6/14

Las Vegas, NV

New Media Expo

@NMX, #NMX

AAN Digital Conference

1/23 to 1/25/14

San Francisco, CA

Association of Alternative News Media

@AltWeeklies

REVTalks – The Revenue Marketing Summit

1/27/14

San Francisco, CA

400

The Pedowitz Group

@revenuemarketer#REVTalks

Social Media Insider Summit

1/29 to 2/1/14

Captiva Island, FL

Media Post

@MediaPost

Integrated Marketing Summit

1/30 to 1/31/14

San Diego, CA

IMS

@IMSummit

Social Media Strategies Summit

2/4 to 2/6/14

Las Vegas, NV

GSMI

@GSMIonline, #SMSsummit

Mobile Marketing Strategy Summit

2/11 to 2/13/14

San Francisco, CA

GSMI

@GSMIonline, #MMSS

Marketing Sherpa’s Email Summit 2014

2/17 to 2/20/14

Las Vegas, NV

800

MECLABS

@MarketingSherpa, #SherpaEmail

Tech Marketing 360

2/18 to 2/20/14

Dana Point, CA

400

UBM Tech

@techmktg360

Intelligent Content Conference

2/26 to 2/28/14

San Jose, CA

The Rockley Group and The Content Wrangler

@therockleygroup, @scottabel

Real-Time Marketing: The Agility to Leverage Now

2/27/14

Virtual

Altimeter & Rebecca Lieb

@altimetergroup, @lieblink

SXSW [Interactive]

3/7 to 3/11/14

Austin, TX

32000

SXSW, LLC

@SXSW #SXSW

Changing Media Summit 2014

3/18 to 3/20/14

Kings Place, London

400

The Guardian

@guardian

Pubcon New Orleans

3/18 to 3/20/14

New Orleans, LA

500-750

Pubcon

@pubcon

Digital Strategy Innovation Summit

3/19 to 3/20/14

New York, NY

200

Innovation Enterprise

@iegroup

SUMMIT: The Digital Marketing Conference

3/24 to 3/28/14

Salt Lake City, UT

Adobe

@AdobeSummit

Social Media Marketing World

3/26 to 3/28/14

San Diego, CA

2000

Social Media Examiner

@smexaminer, #SMMW14

Understanding Content Marketing and Making Money From It

3/27/14

New York, NY

StrategyEye

@StrategyEye

Marketing Nation Summit

4/7 to 4/9/14

San Francisco, CA

3000

Marketo

@marketo

Custom Content Conference 2014

4/8 to 4/10/14

Naples, FL

Custom Content Council

@ContentCouncil

Social Media Strategies Summit

4/29 to 5/1/14

Chicago, IL

GSMI

@GSMIonline, #SMSsummit

The Marketing Forum USA

5/4 to 5/6/14

Jacsonville, FL

100

Richmond Events

@MKTForum, #MKTForum

Content2Conversion

5/6 to 5/7/14

New York, NY

500

Demand Gen Report

@DG_Report

Confab Central

5/7 to 5/9/14

Minneapolis, MN

Brain Traffic

@ConfabEvents

4th Annual Content Marketing Retreat

5/8 to 5/9/14

Langley, WA

Langley Center for New Media

@LangleyNewMedia

The Incite Summit: West

5/13 to 5/14/14

San Francisco, CA

FC Business Intelligence

@InciteMC, #InciteMC

Sirius Decisions Summit 2014

5/21 to 5/23/14

Orlando, FL

2000

Sirius Decisions

@siriusdecisions, #sdsummit

Social Media Strategies Summit

6/11 to 6/12/14

New York, NY

GSMI

@GSMIonline, #SMSsummit

Content Marketing for Life Sciences

6/12 to 6/13/14

Chicago, IL

ExL Pharma & Digital Pharma

@DigitalPharma

Marketing World 2014

7/14 to 7/17/14

Boston, MA

Frost & Sullivan

@Frost_Sullivan

Dialogue Conference 2014

8/24 to 8/27/14

Strömstad, Sweden

Dialogue Conference

Content Marketing World 2014

9/8 to 9/11/14

Cleveland, OH

1700

Content Marketing Institute

@CMIContent, #CMWorld

Inbound 2014

9/15 to 9/18/14

Boston, Ma

HubSpot

@HubSpot

The Social Shake-Up

9/16 to 9/17/14

Atlanta, GA

700

Social Media Today

@Socialmedia2day

Future M

9/16 to 9/18/14

Boston, MA

3000

MITX

@FutureMBoston

AMA Annual Marketing Conference

9/30 to 10/2/14

New Orleans, LA

400

AMA

@AMA_Marketing

eMetrics, Boston

10/5 to 10/9/14

Boston, MA

rising media

@emetrics

Pubcon Las Vegas

10/6 to 10/9/14

Las Vegas, NV

Pubcon

@pubcon

MarketingProfs BtoB Marketing Forum

10/8 to 10/10/14

Boston, MA

400

MarketingProfs

@marketingprofs

Lavacon

10/13 to 10/14/14

Portland, OR

Jack Molisani, Executive Director, Lavacon

@LavaCon

The Marketing Forum USA

10/19 to 10/21/14

Scottsdale, AZ

100

Richmond Events

@MKTForum, #MKTForum

Information Development World 2014

10/22 to 10/24/14

San Jose, CA

The Content Wrangler, Content Rules

@InfoDevWorld

Gilbane

12/2 to 12/3/2014

Boston, MA

1000

Gilbane

@gilbane

Eloqua summit

TBD

Eloqua

@Eloqua

Other Conferences of Importance to Marketers

IDC Directions West Coast

3/11/14

San Jose, MA

1000

IDC

@IDC

IDC Directions East Coast

3/19/14

Boston, MA

1000

IDC

@IDC

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

10/5 to 10/9/14

Orlando, FL

8500

Gartner

@Gartner_inc

Dreamforce

10/13 to 10/16/14

San Francisco, CA

75,000+

Salesforce.com

@Dreamforce

 

Couldn’t make it to the following events this year? Check out our recaps to see what you missed.
Social Media Marketing World:

The Marketing Nation Summit

michael@curata.com'

Michael is the CMO of Curata. He is responsible for Curata's marketing strategy and all related activities. Michael has over 25 years of marketing and sales experience, having successfully launched and sustained three start-up ventures as well as having driven innovative customer creation strategies for large technology organizations. (e.g., IDC, Kenan Systems, Prospero (mZinga) and Millipore). Michael received his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, as well as a BS in Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MS in Engineering from Northeastern University.

  • mherman31

    Thank you for this list. I am now in the process for signing-up for one of them I wasn’t aware of. Much appreciated.

  • Ardath Albee

    Here’s an addition for you: Information Development World 2014 – 10/22 – 24 in San Jose, CA put on by Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler and Val Swisher from Content Rules informationdevelopmentworld.com/

    • Michael Gerard

      Thanks Ardath! We’ve added it above. Sorry I missed you at the recent Content2Conversion event in NYC.

  • Ed Youngblood

    Thanks Michael, this is a great list. Now, if I only had budget to attend even 10% of this list I’d be eccstatic

    • Michael Gerard

      LOL. Thanks Ed. I’d recommend identifying your top 3-5 events that you’d like to attend; and for those that you can’t attend in person, check out the event wrap-ups that attendees pull together afterwards and follow Tweets from the events through their hashtags. For example, here are some wrap-ups that I did on a couple of these, from a content marketing perspective:

      – Social Media Marketing World: http://bit.ly/SMMW14WrapUp
      - Marketo’s Marketing Nation Summit: http://bit.ly/Marketo2014
      - Forrester’s Forum for Marketing Leaders: http://bit.ly/Forrester2014

  • Karolina Haussa

    Search Marketing Day in June ( http://www.searchmarketingday.com) or Content Marketing World in September ( http://www.contentmarketingword.com ). Which one do you suggest guys???

    • Michael Gerard

      The Search Marketing Day event in Poland has a great agenda Karolina. If you can make the trip to Ohio, USA in September(time & $), then I’d recommend Content Marketing World; however, if you’re located in or near Poland, then the Search Marketing event looks like a good alternative.