Top 10 Comms Conferences to Attend in 2014

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With nine months left in 2014, what great conferences and networking opportunities can you attend?

membership_feb2014_245x245In the communications industry, events are happening all the time. So how do you know which one is best for you? Whether your job is in social media, public relations, marketing or a combination of the fields, these 10 events can add value to your current strategies.

Bonus: If you can’t attend a conference, follow along with the included hashtags!

  • MozCon
    Focus: The digital landscape– SEO, social media, community building, content marketing, brand development, analytics, etc.
    Location: Seattle, WA
    Date: July 14-16
    Hashtag to watch: #MozCon 
  • Content Marketing World
    Focus: Social strategists who focus on content marketing and execution.
    Location: Cleveland, OH
    Date: Sept. 8-11
    Hashtag to watch: #CMWorld 
  • Inbound
    Focus: Connecting customer buying behavior to your business in an evolving digital world.
    Location: Boston, MA
    Date: Sept. 15-18
    Hashtag to watch: #Inbound14 
  • PRSA International Conference
    Focus: Addressing trends, new technologies and strategies for public relations practitioners of all sectors.
    Location: Washington D.C.
    Date: Oct. 12-14
    Hashtag to watch: #PRSAICon 
  • Social Brand Forum
    Focus: “Designed to help marketers at organizations small and large build better brands online through social media content, conversations, and community.”
    Location: Coralville, Iowa
    Date: Sept. 25-26
    Hashtag to watch: #SocialBrand14 
  • Social Shakeup
    Focus: Experienced social media marketers who are ready to ‘shake up traditional organizations and communication channels to create a brand new form of business: the Social Enterprise’.
    Location: Atlanta, GA
    Date: Sept. 16-17
    Hashtag to watch: #SocialShakeup 
  • SMX Social Media Marketing
    Focus: Making the most of social marketing strategies– going beyond implementation to proving results.
    Location: Las Vegas, NV
    Date: Nov. 19-20
    Hashtag to watch: #SMXsocial 
  • Social Media Strategies Summit
    *There are six Social Media Strategies Summits in different locations throughout the rest of 2014. Check the website for a location closer to you.
    Focus: “Building, managing, and analyzing successful social media strategies and campaigns.”
    Location: New York
    Date: June 12-13
    Hashtag to watch: #SMSsummit 
  • B2B Marketing Forum
    Focus: B2B marketing strategies to optimize your business– “inspiring, relevant and new content” every year.
    Location: Boston, MA
    Date: Oct. 8-10
    Hashtag to watch: #mpb2b
  • Social Fresh Conference
    Focus: One-track social media conference discussing success stories and useful tactics.
    Location: Orlando, FL
    Date: July 17-18
    Hashtag to watch: #socialfresh

headshot2Lauren Rosenbaum is the PRSA New Professionals Social Media Co-Chair and Co-Founder of Soversity, a public relations and digital marketing company. You can connect with her on Google+LinkedIn or Twitter.

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