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  • MarketingBitz Bootcamp is an affordable one-day digital marketing intensive designed to help business owners gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of online marketing. The event is heading to Chicago, bringing together expert speakers who will provide practical advice on the many digital marketing tactics being used today. Lunch and coffee breaks provided.

    Questions? Call 248-244-0708 or email info@marketingbitz.com

    • Location

      222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
      Suite 475
      Chicago, IL 60654

    • Date & Time

      Thursday, May 3, 2018
      9:00am - 3:00pm

    • Price



  • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


    Expo Hall open for opportunity to meet potential partners and get questions answered.

  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

    Welcome and Overview

  • 9:10 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.

    The Customer Journey: What You Need to Know

    Consumers today are using multiple sources of information to find and choose local businesses. Business owners need to understand how digital media impacts buying decisions, what their customers are looking for and to develop a marketing approach that mirrors consumer behavior. It’s a lot to think about but this session breaks it all down for you.

  • 9:40 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

    Boosting Your Online Visibility

    This session explores claiming your business listings online and making sure the information is accurate and complete everywhere consumers are looking online. It also offers advice on how to improve your visibility and rankings in search results.

  • 10:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    Expo Spotlight

    Meet the companies exhibiting at MarketingBitz Bootcamp.

  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Morning Coffee Break

    Expo Hall open for opportunity to meet potential partners and get questions answered.

  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Paid and Organic Social Media Strategies

    Social media is now one of the most important platforms for local business discovery and engagement. While most businesses are on Facebook (and other platforms) most are not taking full advantage of social media capabilities, including advertising options. This session includes advice on best practices and how Facebook and other tools fit into your marketing mix.

  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Managing Your Online Reputation

    Large majorities of consumers rely on reviews before making buying decisions. What are the most important places to be reviewed online? What are the best ways to respond to negative and positive reviews? And how can your business get more favorable reviews in a way that doesn’t violate ethical guidelines?

    • Emily Washcovick

  • 12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.

    Expo Spotlight

    Meet the companies exhibiting at MarketingBitz Bootcamp.

  • 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

    Lunch and Networking

    Expo Hall open for opportunity to meet potential partners and get questions answered.

  • 1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

    Email Marketing & Your Customer List

    An active and growing customer list is critical to the health of any business. This session discusses how marketers can efficiently build their prospect and customer lists and market to them more effectively. It will also discuss best email marketing practices in an era when more than 70% of email is opened on smartphones.

  • 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

    Paid Search: What You Can Do, When You Should Hire Someone

    Many business owners have had negative experiences with paid search because they couldn't manage it efficiently. This session will explore setting up and testing PPC campaigns so you don’t waste money. It will also discuss what you can do and when you should really hire someone.

  • 2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Wrap Up and Giveaway Drawing

    In this open audience Q&A session, ask and get answers to your most challenging digital marketing questions.

  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Expo Hall Open

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