They’re HERE…! aimClear welcome hundreds of attendees to the inaugural Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference. The KPIs are pleasure and sharing. By way of background, “Zenith” is the traditional moniker for our famous Northern Minnesota city along the great Lake Superior. Today’s groovy three-track agenda will greet you upon arrival at the downtown Holiday Inn Conference Center.
About a seven minute walk “up” the skywalk, today’s Advanced Track is hosted at aimClear’s office. Even if you take in sessions on other tracks, DO stop by and see our lovely office, meet what team is around at that time, etc… Merry, Matt, Manny, myself (whew, that’s a lot of Ms), Laura W. and Lindsay will be out and about speaking and sometimes around the office. Twenty of aimClear’s 21 employees are here today. Please DO say hello and introduce yourselves.
The speaking lineup here is stunning, on par with events held annually in much larger cities. Dude, this is like a slice of NY, SFO, Sydney, London, and Boston, for less than the cost of airfare. Notable national and internationally known speakers and authors include Rand Fishkin, CEO & Co-Founder SEOmoz, Greg Jarboe, Owner at SEO-PR, Columnist Search Engine Land, William Scott, Founder and President, Search Influence, Lisa Raehsler, SEM / PPC Strategy Consultant, Lisa Buyer, Lisa Buyer, President/CEO Buyer Group, ClickZ Academy Instructor & Columnist, Stefan Heeke, Director Digital Communications, Siemens Corporation, Cindy Krum, President, Mobile Moxie. Author: Mobile Marketing: Finding Your Customers Wherever They Are, Ric Dragon, Author of Social Marketology, CEO at DragonSearch, and others.
Major brands are represented on the speaker roster including Siemens, 3M, Betty Crocker, Luther Auto Group as well as cool regional-company-gone big, rock star bloggers and numerous others. Here’s a link to the “official conference site for more information and bios.” The sessions, staged by the Duluth Chamber Of Commerce, were sequenced by aimClear. Everyone involved put in tons of time and the effort. Planning has taken months and involved 15 team members in two cities. It was interesting to watch the conference perpetuate itself, radiating from Duluth. Bravo, Duluth! Bravo, Twin Cities!
Lisa Grimm & Lisa Buyer (Two Of Our Favorite Lisas)
We’re absolutely thrilled to see Duluth take its place on the annual map of serious social media training opportunities. Yep, that’s right here at home in Duluth. Welcome friends, welcome. We’re gratified to note the participation and attendance of local agencies including WestmorelandFlint, Out There Advertising, PureDriven, HTK, and JPG. From Minneapolis, we welcome Orange Communications and others. Entire companies have journeyed to Duluth for today’s conclave. The city has been buzzing for weeks about this.
aimClear extends a special thank you to Linda Kratt and Kellie Cloutier for their tireless efforts and support of growing this project. You guys are tight marketers and The Duluth Chamber Of Commerce is very good. Thanks to Swim Creative, track sponsors, and those who supported the event word-of-mouth. aimClear team members Laura W, Laura P, Megan, and our whole rocking tech/dev/systems team, Dan, Alyssa, Joe, Reed, Quentin… YOU guys rock my world.
The weather promise to be really awesome if you like listening to “Wreck Of The Edmond Fitzgerald.” Saddle up and get ready to RUMBLE baby! Enjoy, enjoy and then ENJOY some more.