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SMX Advanced is consistently one of the highest caliber marketing conferences. I never fail to leave with more actionable take-aways than time to implement. Worth its weight in gold!

Kristy Bolsinger - PwC

SMX East was a strategically, well planned conference that provided a wealth of information from the novice to the expert SEO enthusiast. It was a refreshing experience to attend a conference and leave with innumerable tools and information that I could use when I got back to work.

LaTishia Lyles-Grifols - Biomat USA

SMX was an extraordinary experience. Excellent speakers, well managed, and entertaining. I met some very interesting people, made a new friend or two, and took away knowledge that I did not have before. I am an experienced SEO so learning something completely new and actionable is not usually expected but I was able to do just that at SMX West!

David Peters - Net Point Marketing LLC

SocialPro easily paid for itself within the first day based off the knowledge attained in the first few sessions alone. It offers great insight into internet marketing and a unique opportunity to network with influencers throughout the industry. I highly recommend it and will definitely be attending again.

Mike Wilton - Plastic Surgery Studios

SMX West is hands down one of the best conferences for SEO and SEM managers due to the breadth of topics covered and excellent speakers talking about what's happening *RIGHT NOW*. What really helps me justify attending this conference is the networking opportunities with the speakers and attendees. Each year I go to the conference with questions and I'll meet multiple individuals who can help answer my question as well as provide a fresh perspective so that I can solve the issues at hand and have new tactics and ideas to take into my next fiscal year planning sessions.

Christi Olson - Harry & David

I've been doing SEO for almost seven years now, six of which were spent at an Inc. 500 SEO agency. In my time, I've worked with HUNDREDS of websites of different natures, such as lead generation, local, international, e-commerce, etc...I have had the luxury of testing out many different SEO strategies and software, and even still, I learned so much at the SMX West conference I attended. The presentations were strategy focused and actionable, the presenters were receptive to answering technical questions I had, and the networking experience was truly one of a kind. This was truly a first time experience for the record books and I look forward to attending many more in the future.

Allison Chaney - Bare Knuckle Marketing, Inc.

This was by far the best conference I have ever attended. My team has gained learning from SMX that will make us and many other companies millions in the coming years.

Michael Bodnar - A–1 Locksmiths

Amazing amount of knowledge gained in four days, loved the format of asking questions live. Received a tremendous amount of knowledge from some wickedly smart people!

Brandi Kloostra - Service Brands International

SMX really shines when it comes to providing a one–on–one opportunity to talk with the experts. The planned evening social events were also fun and productive. They helped me develop connections beyond a brief meeting which will be key to fostering actual business relationships.

Angie Schottmuller - Interactive Artisan

I found the keynote presentations to be interesting and innovative.

Adrienne Frankenfield - Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Online

The opportunity to learn and discuss SEO with new friends and faces, plus the opportunity to meet industry experts. The birds of a feather tables are excellent.

Catriona Orosco - Yardi Systems

I learned a bunch. And I enjoyed the honest interviews. It was not all nicey–nicey.

Deb Edgecombe - Creative Converting

You're up to speed with the industry within one week.

Martin Koel - InternetMarketingMan.nl

For the third year in a row, I'm still trying to digest the information I learned a week later. I can't wait to put it in action for my company!

Nicki Hicks - flyte new media

Really outstanding conference — I'll be returning next year!

Stephanie Salmon - US News & World Report

I love the content of the show. For most of the time slots there were more than one session I wanted to go to! Overall, speakers were great. Audience questions were great. Vendors were great. Wonderful experience!

Val Czamara - Eric Mower and Associates

My favorite thing about the show is... the fact that you learn what you aren't doing and why you should be doing it! As a takeaway I had 5+ things that we have now started to implement to get our clients greater reach and visibility.

Aimee Smith - Moore and Scarry Advertising

Excellent speakers, case studies were very interesting and particularly liked the admittance of failure of certain projects.

Gail Banim - Rabodirect

From start to finish, every session was informative and relevant to the challenges being faced in transforming organisations both technically and culturally to drive customer engagement. Great speaker line up and packed with practical take outs that will help us immediately derive benefit from attending the conference.

Graham Thomas - Liverpool Football Club

Overall, an excellent experience. Well done to the team! I am certainly planning on returning next year.

Matt Chamley - Webfirm

SMX is a great digital marketing conference, covering all aspects of the digital space – despite focusing in on how to rank competitively in Search Engines. I recommend it to any one serious about marketing – especially on the web.

Tim Eschenauer - Austin & Williams

This was my first time attending SMX. I thought it was a great way to meet new people with the same interests and listen to amazing keynote speakers. I look forward to next year. I'M HOOKED!

Chris Rosser - Moneytree, Inc.

We had a great time – all of the events were fantastic and we learned a ton. The Birds of a Feather lunches were a great idea to get like–minded people together, not only to connect but to share ideas, network, help each other out, etc.

Stacy Kowalchuk - Trupanion

The best networking opportunities with leading experts all in one place.

David Reynolds - Reed Business Information

The amount of information and actionable ideas that you take away is outstanding and will hopefully make our company that much better.

Bert Adam - Sierra Trading Post

I'm actually a little overwhelmed because I learned so many tactics I want to apply to our business. It was great to be around other SEO, SEM professionals like myself and brainstorm with them.

Elesha Soldan - Buyseasons, Inc

Loved the show, though I wish there was more of me as I wanted to view multiple tracks that were going on at the same time.

TJ Szymczak - YPM, Inc.

SMX Advanced is the show for folks interested in more than just basic industry information and expertise.

Brian Ussery - Search Discovery Inc

Nice to pick up new tips and tricks as well as reassurance that I'm on the right track with a strong foundation. Invaluable for anyone who is serious about Search Marketing.

Andrew Wong - Inflection

One of the best conferences I have attended – I attended many – and my third year for SMX Advanced. I value the advanced tracks with more advanced colleagues to network and learn from.

Shannon Yelland - activestate

The networking and socializing with my peer community is more than beyond invaluable to me... It's downright priceless!

Alan Bleiweiss - Search Marketing Wisdom

SMX Advanced is "the" conference of the year I suggest when I am asked the question: "What is the one conference you recommend I go to?" and I am ALWAYS asked the question. The networking opportunities, quality of speakers and information given is second to none.

Matt Siltala - Dream Systems Media

I wish I had a clone with me. So much great content, speakers, and topics. I must say that the best information gained was during the networking events though; the contacts and conversations have been priceless.

Zak Nicola - Kaseya

I love SMX – it should a priority event for any online marketing company!

Scott Fish - EngineWorks

This was my first SMX show, and needless to say I'm hooked. I can't get enough, I have turned into a Search Junkie!!

Ryan Everhart - Omni Imaging LLC

SMX Advanced may have been the best conference I have attended in the last few years. The speakers did a good job of providing high level content and there was plenty of time for conversations in between sessions. Will be there in next year.

Arnie Kuenn - Vertical Measures

Thank you again for another year that has given me a list of action items, a brain full of ideas and a heart filled with motivation to achieve the best SEO practices.

John Zarate - Veeco Instruments, Inc.

There was the incredible buzz of excitement around all the latest thinking in the SEO industry. There were so many good take–aways, one is challenged to take advantage of them all.

Eileen Scharenbroch - Briggs & Stratton Corp.

The sessions easily paid for the investment. Can't imagine a better way to learn from the best in the business, and network with those serious about staying on top of the SEO – SEM industry.

Frank Barnett - Speech Privacy Systems

Great information and great people who are dealing with many of the same issues... refreshing!

Andrew Brewster - BV Consulting

Great conference. I would definitely attend again. There were several instances where I had a very tough time deciding which session to go to.

Jack Ogilvie - Radiant Systems

I left SMX feeling refreshed, for lack of a better term. Not refreshed physically, because I was pretty exhausted, but refreshed in terms of my attitude towards SEO. I felt much more engaged with the SEO community as a whole, and all of the things that are currently going on in the world of search. I definitely look forward to attending another conference like this, and would encourage you to do the same if possible.

John Vantine - Wpromote

This was by far the best conference I have been to. I enjoyed not having to go through the basics of SEO and Social Media. It allowed for a lot more in–depth learning and even threw some things out that I had to look up!

Ellen Wright - LA–CO Industries, Inc

SMX Advanced was extremely organized, held in a great venue and was jam packed with valuable takeaways and networking opportunities for seasoned SEOs!

Cristie Reed - Web.com Search Agency

All the speakers were very passionate and engaged in their fields and expertise.

Alison Johnson - Carlson Marketing

Overall I love the sessions, some really interesting topics and ideas being shared. Great access to all of the data from the website.

Emma Cockburn - Resultrix

Great content, from companies not vendors.

Matthew Tod - PwC

SMX East gave me with the opportunity to grow and learn from industry experts that were willing to share their experiences and give the inside scoop on SEM. SMX East is a great learning experience and an amazing networking opportunity for all industry professionals!

Lindsay Keller - Search Mojo

SMX East was a fantastic event that facilitated the brilliant knowledgeshare of search and social topics. The sessions were incredibly smart and provided a diverse range of subjects that were both interactive and entertaining. No matter what your level of expertise was, SMX East provided a track that was just right for you. Furthermore, SMX East showcased a wide variety top–notch vendors that were happy to provide information about their services and offerings. Finally, I met quite a few new friends that I look forward to keeping in touch and networking with in the future. I highly recommend SMX conferences to all search marketing professionals and digitally focused organizations. Thanks for a great time, SMX!

Adam Dince - MRM – NY

The content was great in terms of current challenges and best practices, as well as providing tools and guidance for businesses that need to introduce change.

Adele Ghantous - Lapis Angularis

SMX East in New York City was a fantastic event! I only wish I could have cloned myself so I could have gone to multiple sessions at the same time. The speakers were top–notch, and the whole atmosphere made it easy to meet lots of other search marketing professionals. Definitely a "can't miss" conference for anyone who wants to stay on top of the industry.

Steve Sasman - Sycara.com

Thanks so much! It was a fantastic experience -- wish I was still there!

Leslie Jones - White | Thompson

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at SMX East. The sessions were insightful, cutting edge, and I definitely left with plenty of tactics I can apply to the search engine marketing campaigns I currently manage. The networking was also phenomenal. Between pre event networking on SMX connect, and all of the networking focused events at the conference, I was able to connect with dozens of other Internet marketers.

Mathew Guiver - e–storm international

SocialPro was a phenomenal experience full of great speakers and abundant networking opportunities. I met some amazing marketers and learned a ton from the presentations that I can take back with me and apply to my clients. I'm a huge fan of SocialPro!

Nick Roshon - iCrossing

From meeting new industry experts, hanging out with old friends, and learning a ton of awesome techniques that you can work with almost immediately, the SocialPro conference is where it's at if you're serious about honing your skills as an online marketer. The privilege of meeting new industry experts and learning new skills to enhance your online marketing abilities are reason enough to attend. The connections you can make and the knowledge you can gain are priceless and can last a lifetime (or until the next algorithm update).

Brian Harnish - Bisnar | Chase Law Firm

As an agency, each time a team member attends SocialPro, we come back with industry related knowledge, above and beyond the price of admission. SocialPro was chocked full of take-aways for SMB's and Enterprise organizations, say hello to me at the next one!

Ty Downing - SayItSocial

SocialPro has been, and continues to be, one of the top Internet marketing conferences out there. With its focus solely on the seemingly ubiquitous social platforms, is a fantastic arm of this hallmark event. In our industry, it's crucial to keep up with the ever–changing platforms– this can, of course, be a challenge – which makes top–notch training, like that offered by SocialPro, a crucial investment. Our team always comes away from SocialPro inspired and armed with actionable takeaways to implement with our clients, both B2C and B2B.

Merry Morud - aimClear

Whether you're new to Social Media or consider yourself well-versed, SocialPro is definitely a show you should attend. The speakers were experts in their respective fields and offered fresh perspectives and helpful data and tools on the latest and greatest in our space. There was also ample networking time, which allowed for the ability to share strategies and connect with other attendees.

Jessica Fielding - Social Media Strategist

Leaving SocialPro felt like leaving summer camp! What a warm, friendly environment to forge connections with a great group of smart marketers. Many social media conferences provide abstract ideas about community and engagement, but it's rare to find one that offers as much actionable data and strategy as SocialPro.

Courtney Seiter - Raven Internet Marketing Tools

The SocialPro event was great. Packed full of awesome information, great presenters, incredible attendees and killer networking. If you have an opportunity to attend a future SocialPro event, do it!

Darin "Doc" Berntson - SEO.com

As a first time SocialPro attendee, I found SocialPro to be a well organized event, packed full of relevant, high-quality information from a variety of dynamic, interesting speakers. I'm already looking forward to the next one!

Melissa Smith - Equity Marketing Solutions

SMX easily paid for itself within the first day based off the knowledge attained in the first few sessions alone. It offers great insight into internet marketing and a unique opportunity to network with influencers throughout the industry. I highly recommend it and will definitely be attending again.

Mike Wilton - Plastic Surgery Studios

SMX West gets better each year. It's become a "must–attend" event for networking and getting the latest actionable insights from speakers and peers.

Dana Lookadoo - Yo! Yo! SEO

As usual, SMX didn't disappoint. Great speakers, great session topics, and great people. And I even met a few exhibiting vendors that I'd never heard of before and may begin doing business with, which is was an added bonus! I definitely plan on continuing to attend SMX events in the future.

Hugo Guzman - HSN

The level of new information was great. I was challenged with advanced techniques and tips, and learned something new in each session. The connections I made were very valuable as well, as I'm able to collaborate with other experts on future projects. And the opportunity to meet and have lunch with a variety of experts was priceless as well.

Allison Kulage - Bare Knuckle Marketing

SMX West was an extraordinary experience. Excellent speakers, well managed, and entertaining. I met some very interesting people, made a new friend or two, and took away knowledge that I did not have before. I am an experienced SEO so learning something completely new and actionable is not usually expected but I was able to do just that at SMX West!

David Peters - Net Point Marketing LLC

SMX Advanced is consistently one of the highest caliber marketing conferences. I never fail to leave with more actionable take–aways than time to implement. Worth its weight in gold!

Kristy Bolsinger - Ant's Eye View

I love attending SMX Advanced. The speakers and sessions always leave me with great ideas and invaluable takeaways to bring home. On top of that, the networking opportunities are priceless. Everyone is super approachable, and you never know when just saying "hi" to someone balloon into an amazing Search Marketing conversation. More often then not at Advanced, it does!

Kiko Correa - Mindbody, Inc.

SMX Advanced is the most informative and accessible search marketing event I've attended... ever. Danny and team put on an awesome event at a great venue that the SEO community has come to rely on every year. Everything from the speakers to the networking opportunities is top notch.. even the food!

Andrew Lipstein - Thomson Reuters

SMX Advanced is what conferences should be. My goal for conferences is to leave every session with at least two "must do" actions, and SMX Advanced doesn't disappoint. Sessions were both informative and actionable. And the bright, like–minded people you'll meet at SMX Advanced take the experience from just a conference to an amazing networking event. There's nearly as much to learn in the evenings as there is during the sessions.

Rachael Gerson - SEER Interactive

I've been attending the SMX shows since 2010 and each one just gets better and better. The content is always fresh, valuable and interesting, even for advanced marketers. There's a perfect balance of learning and networking opportunities, organized with the care and precision typical of the SMX shows.

Purna Virji - Microsoft

Agenda was excellent. Most speakers were high quality I liked the single track and each pitch was exactly the right length. I like the mix of b2b and b2c

Adam Sharp - CleverTouch

SMX East is on my must–attend conference list! It's a great event with great speakers in a great city. There's always so much to do and learn and the session agenda leaves even the most advanced marketers choosing which ones they want to attend.

Ryan Jones - SapientNitro

This was my first SMX conference. I was so grateful for the opportunity to be there. I learned so much, met some fascinating and highly accomplished people, and generally had an amazing time. Thank you so much! Can't wait until the next one!

Kristin McGowan - CloudClicks

With the search engine optimization world and social media marketing disciplines overlapping in influence and strategies, the SocialPro conference was a natural fit for me and my agency. The seminars and speakers did a great job conveying current trends in content strategy and customer engagement through a variety of channels. I particularly appreciated the insights into upcoming social channels and tools.

Joel Solomon - RIESTER

Going to SocialPro was a great opportunity to meet and collaborate with people in my industry from all over the world. The conference was extremely informational and fun, I learned a lot to help my business with more social media! I will definitely be attending again.

Alecsy Christensen - Marketing Gypsy

Of the many shows I've been to over the years, I found that SMX West was probably the best–planned and best–run show I've attended. Registration was handled smoothly by professional and friendly staff members. The tracks were not only planned out well in terms of timing and variety, but the team made sure that speakers started on time and ended on time, and provided ample time between sessions for interpersonal conversations and relationship development. The vendor floor was a perfect size (not too many exhibitors, and not too few), and we had ample time to walk around and get to know the exhibiting companies and their products⁄services without feeling rushed to make another speaking track. The food provided was good, and the After Dark event was a great time to continue getting to know new friends and colleagues. Overall, I was extremely impressed with the professionalism, attention to details, approachability and friendliness of everyone who was part of the SMX organizing team, and am looking forward to my next SMX event!

Tom Hobbs - Myers Media Group

SMX West is hands down one of the best conferences for SEO and SEM managers due to the breadth of topics covered and excellent speakers talking about what's happening *RIGHT NOW*. What really helps me justify attending this conference is the networking opportunities with the speakers and attendees. Each year I go to the conference with questions and I'll meet multiple individuals who can help answer my question as well as provide a fresh perspective so that I can solve the issues at hand and have new tactics and ideas to take into my next fiscal year planning sessions.

Christi Olson - Harry & David

If you have never been to SMX West, you NEED to attend this great conference! Great networking opportunities, engaging and technical sessions, quality vendors in the Expo Hall, good food, and an overall amazing experience. What more could you ask for? Seriously, register today for SMX West... Why are you still reading this? Go, now, it's for your own good, I promise!

Blake Denman - RicketyRoo Inc

I am extremely pleased that I had this opportunity to attend the SMX West Conference. Not only was it a validation of what we're doing well, I learned valuable information that I am excited to share with my team. Thank you to the SMX West staff for a well executed and fun event!

Wesley Miller - Pro Athlete, Inc.

SMX West was a well–packed conference with a lot of actionable information from genuine authoritative sources (Google, Bing) for search engine marketers and in–house SEOs.

Alex Sun - Penske

Working in Search and Online Marketing for over 14 years, SMX Advanced is one of the only conferences I can attend and still walk away from with new learnings and actionable takeaways.

Jody Resnick - President & CEO, Trighton Interactive

SMX Advanced was filled with incredibly experienced and friendly digital marketers which led many valuable networking opportunities, including great conversations with attendees and vendors about the latest trends in search, marketing and analytics industries. Moreover, the speakers and SMX staff were some of the most helpful and gracious people with whom I've had the opportunity to work at a conference.

Thomas Ciszek - Co-founder & Product VP, Cojoin

SMX Advanced was the most worthwhile conference I have been to. Between the value I obtained from hands on sessions to the amazing networking opportunities, every minute spent was worth its weight in gold. I hope I can carry on attending SMX Advanced for many years to come and continue obtaining high caliber search marketing insight.

Jonathan Hurst-Sneh - GlynnDevins Advertising & Marketing

I came away with a lot of action items that I could implement almost immediately. There were also good high-level discussions on strategy and the future of the industry.

Andon Carling - Mayo Clinic

The classes of the conference were great. They had a wide variety of topics to listen to and they were in depth enough to really get into the issues people were having but not too far over my head where I was lost in the communication.

Jenifer Ivey - Flora-Bama

I had a great time this year. As with every SMX I have ever attended, there are always old friends to connect with, new things to learn and a fun time just to get together with other search marketing people.

Mary Jo Caruso - Lodging Interactive

This was my 3rd SMX conference but the first time at SMX East. The value of the conference is in its comprehensive array of speakers that covered the important industry topics. I returned to the office with a valuable collection of contacts, ideas, and an actionable to–do list inspired by the some of the issues discussed. I'd also like to commend Third Door Media for their excellent organization of the event and their choice of venue — the best city in the world. I look forward to attending next year's conference.

Igal Stolpner - Head of SEO at Investing.com

SMX East was a strategically, well planned conference that provided a wealth of information from the novice to the expert SEO enthusiast. It was a refreshing experience to attend a conference and leave with innumerable tools and information that I could use when I got back to work.

LaTishia Lyles - Grifols – Biomat USA

SMX East represents the best collection of search marketing talent. It attracts some of the best and brightest in the business. If you want to know who the major players are, if you want info on hot topics or if you want to network with industry peers, this is a must attend event.

Ingo Grammel - Primacy

I absolutely loved attending SocialPro and can't wait to go back. Not only were the presenters top-notch, but they were all incredibly accessible. I spent several sessions picking the brains of what I thought were conference attendees like myself, only to discover that my new friends were actually speakers. I've been to a lot of internet marketing conferences and this is the best. After the show, I actually couldn't wait to for the flight home so that I could begin implementing what I had learned. Our customers are going to be thankful that I attended SocialPro!

Scott Childress - Internet Marketing Manager, Smile Savvy

Attending SocialPro was encouraging for me and gave me confidence that I am on target. Meeting and working with colleagues that are there to answer the same questions, have shared experiences and frustrations made the event a huge success. I appreciate the speakers' willingness to answer questions and provide feedback. To date, this is my favorite educational Social Media event I have attended.

Lea Buckingham Scudamore - ARI Network Services, Inc.

SocialPro was everything I had heard and more! After the workshop and two days of amazing seminars my brain could not hold any more information. The presenters were all top notch. No posers in this group. If you're not attending one of the SocialPro events you are making a huge mistake.

Darren E. Squires - Director of Digital Strategy, 2ndLAW Media

I've been doing SEO for almost seven years now, six of which were spent at an Inc. 500 SEO agency. In my time, I've worked with HUNDREDS of websites of different natures, such as lead generation, local, international, e–commerce, etc... I have had the luxury of testing out many different SEO strategies and software, and even still, I learned so much at the SMX West conference I attended. The presentations were strategy focused and actionable, the presenters were receptive to answering technical questions I had, and the networking experience was truly one of a kind. This was truly a first time experience for the record books and I look forward to attending many more in the future.

Matt Dimock - iMarket Solutions

Experiencing 1 degree of Danny Sullivan, Bruce Clay, Matt Cutts, Marty Weintraub, and other super stars was worth the price of admission. But even more, I reshaped my understanding and expression of what SEO means in today's environment: SEO is the application of a collection of Best Practices applied to your organic search campaign that provides visitors with the most rewarding experience. It also meets the Search Engines' requirements for indexing your website and your other Digital Assets in the most effective manner.

Martin L Bloom - Major League SEO & Traffic Bloom

SMX is a fantastic opportunity to stay in touch with the industry leaders and keep a pulse on the latest in search marketing. With an industry that changes so often, an event like this is crucial to the success of our business and the ability to keep our edge. This is also a great way to fast track new employees and bring them up to speed with the latest in search marketing trends, tips, and techniques. The addition of the yoga classes before the conference this year was one of my favorite parts! It brought a new level of balance and energy to the conference and enabled me to soak up and retain so much more information!

Allison Chaney - Bare Knuckle Marketing, Inc.

SMX Advanced is what a marketing conference should strive to be. Full of sessions that are led by leaders in the search marketing industry providing attendees with valuable and actionable takeaways. Then add the networking opportunities with peers, the speakers, and after hour events, make SMX Advanced a can't miss conference.

Timothy Carter - Nimlok Displays

The Search Engine Land Summit was my favorite! I learned loads about future trends and its great to stay ahead on trends. The sessions were good and I came back with a lot of new ideas to implement for our clients and our own business. The takeaways were impressive. It was worth the long trip from India.

Sangeeta Kumar - VP, GMR Web Team

SMX Advanced has consistently been the most valuable conference I attend every year. When I first got into SEO, the amount I learned here was enough to keep me busy for months, now I find that the connections I make save me months of work. There is simply no better way to learn from and meet the best people in digital marketing than to attend SMX.

Jeremy Bencken - Written.com

Thanks for a great conference. I have a solid 4th quarter plan thanks to all the great speakers. Now the hard work starts getting it all into place and not slipping back into the same old in 2 weeks. Easily best Conf I have attended in 15 years doing digital marketing.

Steve Godlewski - Caterpillar Inc.

I really enjoyed the conference. The sessions were great, the presenters were lively and knowledgeable, and I learned a lot as well as enjoyed connecting with other industry professionals. The food was good as well!

Heidi Kramer - MarketingMojo

Well organized event, nice venue and hotel. Great speakers, lots of insights, case studies, brainstorming sessions, more educational insights as opposed to sales pitches. I appreciated the fact that you have the vendors also give mini presentations from the podiums (theaters) nearest the expo in case the attendees were interested in learning more about the products⁄services offered and their features and⁄or demos. Not been before but will be back next year for sure!

Stephanie Beer - The Home Depot

This was my third year attending and each year, I leave with actionable information that benefits our company's bottom line and our client services. See you next year!

Clinton Barras - Two Oceans Digital

I found SMX East - overall - informative and energizing. I was excited to get back to my accounts and make some new things happen.

Ann Marie Warner - A Second Opinion

Every SMX I've been to has made me a better marketer. They're well organized and incredibly informative.

Dane Collins - Lahoma Management

I loved the level of this conference. A lot of detailed sessions that have given me inspiration for future projects.

Iwona Lucyna Ordon - Inevo

Well organized, excellent selection of topics, speakers were well chosen for their expertise. Slides were clear and useful as a resource after the show. Topics covered were offered at different levels so that we could select based on our background for each topic.

Alicia Clapp - Pacline Overhead Conveyors

Both the presenters and the attendees at SocialPro were the best in the business. The level of knowledge floating around was inspiring. The subject matter was far more in–depth than can be found in any online materials and I was surprised at how willing experts were to share their own personal techniques. I'm confident that I have a massive edge on my competition now and I can't recommend this conference enough.

Paul Zubrinich - Co-founder, Little Web Giants

Excellent speakers with actionable insights.

Karianne Stinson - Priceline.com

All of the panels that I attended had great resources and charismatic presenters. No matter what skill level you're at, there was something to learn at this conference. I'll be back next year.

Tim Welsh - Vine 18

The conference was a great experience all around–loved the speakers and style of the conference. Also, loved that there were a lot of chances for collisions.

Kelly Smith - Zappos.com, Inc.

The inaugural MarTech was full of ideas and solutions from a host of accomplished speakers and panel members. The topics covered the profound shifts in marketing in a digital world and the challenges it presents along with the ways to overcome them. If you are looking to grow your business in the coming years, you absolutely want to have your key marketing executives attend MarTech!

Jacob Varghese - FITT

The expo hall well organized and I was able to meet with many vendors. The plus sessions were very informative and the theater presentations were helpful to gain insights into the vendors and their products/services.

Matt Almeida - Screening Intelligence, LLC

I found the conference to be very enlightening and full of useful information that will improve our company's SEO and SEM strategies. It was a privilege to be able to learn from the leaders in the industry and hear some of the strategies and techniques they have employed.

Matt Joseph - Fishbowl

The opportunity to hear how changes in search marketing are impacting the variety of stakeholders in the industry. It is too easy to get stuck in one's own perspective alone, and SMX really opens up horizons.

Liz Walsh - Microsoft

It's great to interact personally with experts in the search marketing field. Sometimes there's only so much you can gain from reading and commenting online––the face–to–face interaction is helpful to get feedback on your own projects, as well as to learn from the successes and failures other SEOs that present. It's a great place to network and to surround yourself with many creative, eager SEO professionals!

Alyssa Vitale - Vivid Seats Ltd.

I learned tons about PPC, and was able to meet with a lot of solutions vendors that should be able to help us streamline and automate our processes.

Ashley Heinaranta - AutoCanada

My favorite thing about SMX was all the excellent speakers and the opportunity to meet other people in our industry. It was also a great learning experience due to the range of topics discussed at each session. SMX has something for everyone.

Alanna Rosebery - Digi-Key Corporation

I really enjoyed being immersed in search marketing trends, technology and ideas. It helped me see not only a big picture of the direction our company should be going, but the details of how to get there.

Erika Nieman - Apex Capital Corp.

There was a great mix of excellent take–aways for both the advanced search marketer as well as beginners, which is a tough balance to strike, but the conference hit it seemingly effortlessly.

Purna Virji - Purview Marketing

This was my first time attending the SMX West Conference and it didn't disappoint. The speakers and topics were spot on to what is going on within the search industry.

Kristen Bowlds - C.H. Robinson

My favorite thing about SMX West is the enormous amount of information, knowledge and tools I can learn from each session.

Diana Change - helpIT Systems

There are always top quality speakers and varied topics at the conference covering a wide area of digital marketing. Networking is also always great at SMX.

Katrina Pesek - Kelley Blue Book

It's hugely important for leaders in our industry to stay current with best practices as well as changes. SMX is a great way to not only stay current but to meet and interact with some of the great brains in the industry.

Emily Yetzer - Vivid Seats Ltd.

…I felt that the conference was very informative and really had great speakers that presented relative and advanced techniques to consider when implements SEO, PPC or Local campaigns.

George Landes III - Aronson Advertising, Inc.

…it is by far the most actionable search conference I've ever been to. I love that speakers assume we already know a lot about SEO (because we do) and the presentations are therefore more specific with more information that we can act on.

Sharon Mathias - HomeAdvisor

This conference was much more focused on walking through the theories/strategies/best practices in a way that I can digest and implement/test.

Lyndsey Jones - Cinmar

The most advanced techniques are shared and I love the insights that are gained when deep vertical and technical experts present on a topic they are passionate about.

Mandy Ison - Intuit

The speakers were very knowledgeable and it was great to be alongside so many advanced like minded SEM professionals.

Jill Caudill - Samaritan's Purse

Takeaways are worth the investment of time and money.

Sheila Smiley - J.D. Byrider

The level of knowledge and the material covered by the speakers was much more technical and useful to me then in some of the other conferences I have attended in the past.

Steve Rosenfeld - Mindgeek

Very helpful seminars, I liked the variety to choose from so that it would appeal to more of my colleagues.

John Cooper - Vast Bridges

It attracts some of the top search marketing professionals in the world (good for networking and sharing ideas).

Richard Winkler - Sigma Aldrich

SMX easily paid for itself within the first day based off the knowledge attained in the first few sessions alone. It offers great insight into internet marketing and a unique opportunity to network with influencers throughout the industry. I highly recommend it and will definitely be attending again.

Mike Wilton - Plastic Surgery Studios

SMX was a phenomenal experience full of great speakers and abundant networking opportunities. I met some amazing marketers and learned a ton from the presentations that I can take back with me and apply to my clients. I'm a huge fan of SMX!

Nick Roshon - iCrossing

From meeting new industry experts, hanging out with old friends, and learning a ton of awesome techniques that you can work with almost immediately, the SMX conference is where it's at if you're serious about honing your skills as an online marketer. The privilege of meeting new industry experts and learning new skills to enhance your online marketing abilities are reason enough to attend. The connections you can make and the knowledge you can gain are priceless and can last a lifetime... or until the next algorithm update.

Brian Harnish - Bisnar | Chase Law Firm

As an agency, each time a team member attends SMX, we come back with industry related knowledge, above and beyond the price of admission. SMX Social Media Marketing was chocked full of take–aways for SMB's and Enterprise organizations, say hello to me at the next one!

Ty Downing - SayItSocial

SMX has been, and continues to be, one of the top Internet marketing conferences out there. SMX Social Media Marketing, with its focus solely on the seemingly ubiquitous social platforms, is a fantastic arm of this hallmark event. In our industry, it's crucial to keep up with the ever–changing platforms– this can, of course, be a challenge – which makes top–notch training, like that offered by SMX, a crucial investment. Our team always comes away from SMX conferences inspired and armed with actionable takeaways to implement with our clients, both B2C and B2B.

Merry Morud - aimClear

Whether you're new to Social Media or consider yourself well–versed, SMX is definitely a show you should attend. The speakers were experts in their respective fields and offered fresh perspectives and helpful data and tools on the latest and greatest in our space. There was also ample networking time, which allowed for the ability to share strategies and connect with other attendees.

Jessica Fielding - Social Media Strategist

Leaving SMX felt like leaving summer camp! What a warm, friendly environment to forge connections with a great group of smart marketers. Many social media conferences provide abstract ideas about community and engagement, but it's rare to find one that offers as much actionable data and strategy as SMX.

Courtney Seiter - Raven Internet Marketing Tools

The SMX Social Media Marketing event was great. Packed full of awesome information, great presenters, incredible attendees and killer networking. If you have an opportunity to attend a future SMX event, do it!

Darin 'Doc' Berntson - SEO.com

As a first time SMX attendee, I found SMX Social Media Marketing to be a well organized event, packed full of relevant, high–quality information from a variety of dynamic, interesting speakers. I'm already looking forward to the next one!

Melissa Smith - Equity Marketing Solutions

With the search engine optimization world and social media marketing disciplines overlapping in influence and strategies, the SMX Social Media conference was a natural fit for me and my agency. The seminars and speakers did a great job conveying current trends in content strategy and customer engagement through a variety of channels. I particularly appreciated the insights into upcoming social channels and tools.

Joel Solomon - RIESTER

Going to SMX Social Media Marketing was a great opportunity to meet and collaborate with people in my industry from all over the world. The conference was extremely informational and fun, I learned a lot to help my business with more social media! I will definitely be attending again.

Alecsy Christensen - Marketing Gypsy

I absolutely loved attending SMX Social Media Marketing and can't wait to go back. Not only were the presenters top–notch, but they were all incredibly accessible. I spent several sessions picking the brains of what I thought were conference attendees like myself, only to discover that my new friends were actually speakers. I've been to a lot of internet marketing conferences and this is the best. After the show, I actually couldn't wait to for the flight home so that I could begin implementing what I had learned. Our customers are going to be thankful that I attended SMX!

Scott Childress - Internet Marketing Manager, Smile Savvy

Attending SMX Social Media Marketing was encouraging for me and gave me confidence that I am on target. Meeting and working with colleagues that are there to answer the same questions, have shared experiences and frustrations made the event a huge success. I appreciate the speakers' willingness to answer questions and provide feedback. To date, this is my favorite educational Social Media event I have attended.

Lea Buckingham Scudamore - ARI Network Services, Inc.

SMX was everything I had heard and more! After the workshop and two days of amazing seminars my brain could not hold any more information. The presenters were all top notch. No posers in this group. If you're not attending one of the SMX events you are making a huge mistake.

Darren E. Squires - Director of Digital Strategy, 2ndLAW Media

Both the presenters and the attendees at SMX Social were the best in the business. The level of knowledge floating around was inspiring. The subject matter was far more in–depth than can be found in any online materials and I was surprised at how willing experts were to share their own personal techniques. I'm confident that I have a massive edge on my competition now and I can't recommend this conference enough.

Paul Zubrinich - Co-founder, Little Web Giants

Excellent speakers with actionable insights.

Karianne Stinson - Priceline.com

All of the panels that I attended had great resources and charismatic presenters. No matter what skill level you're at, there was something to learn at this conference. I'll be back next year.

Tim Welsh - Vine 18

The conference was a great experience all around–loved the speakers and style of the conference. Also, loved that there were a lot of chances for collisions.

Kelly Smith - Zappos.com, Inc.

It was, by far, the best conference I've been to. Well run, wonderful presenters. I took a lot of ideas away for immediate application within my organization.

Elizabeth Murphy - State Street Global Advisors

MarTech brought me the most actual insights on the current integration of Marketing, Technology and IT. These developments do not only shape our marketing future, but will also be decisive for the business strategy of almost every organization. The conference was powerful and energetic, with an excellent list of speakers. It also offered great opportunities for networking with other participants. In a fast changing marketing landscape this conference is a 'must attend' for every strategist and marketing professional.

Peter Sprenger - Techonomy Europe

MarTech was the only conference I attended this year because I knew it would be worth not only the money but, more importantly, the time. Scott Brinker and his team assembled a vendor-neutral panel, a refreshing break from the conference norm. The group was made up of marketers itching to dive deep into the details of how technology is impacting marketing, as well as improving not only our companies' bottom lines, but also our customers' lives.

Melinda Byerley - Vendorsi

Excellent presenters that have vast industry knowledge and were very informative and it's a fantastic forum to meet and discuss issues and solutions with marketing technologist peers.

Shawn McCallum - Dell

Great topics and speakers. Very engaging and full of insightful information. I have a marketing operations background but it help put focus on the growing challenges we all face across many marketing/tech capabilities.

Jane Marchand - DigitaLBi

I thought MarTech was fantastic; a great investment of time and money. The speakers (especially the keynotes) were first rate; the audience was highly engaged and the venue was seriously amazing. I was a convert before I got there, but I'm now fully convinced that marketing technologists are to marketing today what social media pioneers were in 2005. Despite the progress, everything is still being defined, and that translates to opportunities galore for those who hop on board today. It will be fascinating to see how theory, so passionately evangelized at this inaugural conference translates over time into actionable learning from high profile case studies.

Rick Murray -

One of the best shows I've been to (and been to many). Content focused and on track - rock-star speakers.

Mitchel Ahern - Cantina

Well done, MarTech! I loved the power packed agenda, awesome speakers and above all that it was not about vendors but about us; the MarTech community. After several years, I finally found the conference that I was searching for; a conference fully focused on the marketing technology space.

Rohit Parbhakar -

It was great to pull together all of the MarTech unicorns in one room and hear all about the work they are doing. Excellent speakers.

Jennifer Gruniger - Dell

Well informed speakers, good solutions overall at expo. Hearing perspectives and strategy from other CMOs was useful.

Adam Arnette - Nobilis Healthcare

Relevant sessions, good speakers and loved the quicker format. Great job keeping audience engaged. Vendors were great and offered good mix of practical solutions.

Jeff Bowman - Pecora Corporation

Learned a ton and feel like the information shared will continue to drive my company to stay on the forefront of the MarTech world. Thanks for a great 2 days.

Bryan Greaves - Truthe

Fantastic learning and networking opportunities. Great energy, professionally sponsored and great ability to connect, speak with and learn from industry thought leaders.

Candace Jenum - Ion Interactive

Great presentations, learning experiences and thought invoking opportunities... Lots of vendors in one place. And a VERY well orchestrated conference!

Greg Lindout - Amway

Great topics and speakers, valuable interactions with vendors and peers.

John West - Honeywell Sensing & Control

The best (only?) conference to get a sense of the mar tech landscape, where it is, and where it's going.

Keith Holloway - Envoke.com

Terrific content, fantastic speakers and a wealth of learning and affirmation.

Mike Atwood - Wilde Agency

I find this the only conference that provides information and insight into the skills and tools necessary to navigate the overlap between marketing and technology.

Sue Haddrill - Nestle Purina PetCare

Vendor agnostic program, and 'how we did it' style presentations that are relevant to our organization needs = a conference program that isn't currently available anywhere else.

Stephen Allcock - Questrade

Great speakers and content, excellent moderation of panelist discussions allowing a lot of information, ideas, and insights to come out.

Justin Wong - Stein IAS

I learned a lot I didn't know and made wonderful contacts with agencies.

Susan Patton - Flexjet

Quality presentations, plenty of time for networking, and a bonus of great food! The presentations covered new things to test on my company's account.

Sarah Parker - Union Metrics

SocialPro continues to be the best social media conference I go to. The tips given during sessions are useful and the networking is great.

James Carroll - Tableau Software

Best industry event.

- SMX East 2016 Attendee

SMX was a great experience with a good mix of presentations that both outlined things going on in the search world and also tangible action items to improve my own account performance.

- SMX East 2016 Attendee

It is obvious SMX is for serious marketers looking to grow. The vibe was better than other conferences I've been to. Also, very organized!

- SMX East 2016 Attendee

I went to the boot camp and conference in complete ignorance of SEO optimization, advertising, etc. I learned a tremendous amount during the day. The presenters answered my questions and were encouraging and helpful. I found this same attitude amongst the distributors as well.

Gerard Karlen - SMX East 2016 Attendee

The event schedule was packed with industry leaders talking on topics with relevance and practical application.

- SMX East 2016 Attendee

It's my second time at SMX and I always bring back something good for my company.

- SMX East 2016 Attendee

I thought SMX was remarkably well organized and a great mix of higher level talks and more practical, actionable insights and learnings to guide me in my new responsibilities. I definitely plan on attending next year's conference. Thank you so much for a great experience.

- SMX East 2016 Attendee

Everyone that is in the industry of search advertisement should attend this event.

- SMX East 2016 Attendee

Good for business. Good for networking!

- SMX East 2016 Attendee

It's a great opportunity to get exposure to what's going on in the industry on a macro level. It's also an opportunity to mingle and network with industry thought leaders.

- SMX East 2016 Attendee

Terrific content and speakers, great environment, good food, relevant vendors. Really a great show.

- SMX East 2016 Attendee

Great learning for me as we start out on the road to implementing our Martech strategy. Most useful were case studies from people who have been down the road.

Bob Tait - Xilinx

It was a great conference. The sessions were fantastic and focusing on real case studies is definitely the right way to go.

Arunn Ramadoss - Talis Education Ltd.

Compact, high-value presentations, made available afterwards. Experienced speakers

Gert Lintermans - SAM I PERFORMANCE MARKETING

Concentrated learning experience

Paul Pickering - opento.com

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