The Raleigh, NC Convention Center was packed as expected last week at the Internet Summit Raleigh 2017 with over 90 sessions and workshops designed to give you the latest digital marketing trends and best practices. Over 2,500 attendees came from a broad range of organizations including national brands, agencies, technology companies, media, B2B providers, associations & non-profits and startups to soak up the latest digital trends and session topics: Agile SEO, Data-driven email personalization, Mobile Trends, Digital Storytelling, Social Selling, Content Strategies, User Experience Techniques, Martech and Adtech Convergence, Branding, Content Marketing, A/B Testing and Optimization were among the discussed.
This year’s event was loaded with presenters representing Act-On, Adestra, Adobe, BCBS, Bitly, Brooks Bell, CBS Interactive, Domo, GE, GartnerNtara, HostGator.com, KnowledgeTree, Mailchimp, Marin Software, Mapp Digital, Mashable, Marketo, Moz, Netflix, Pinterest, Redhat, SAS, Topcoder, Sitecore, Shopify, Splash MediaAdestra, Salesforce, Sprout Social, Showtime, Verizon, and Vlogboss to name a few.
Seth Godwin was the Opening Keynote speaker on day one at the Internet Summit Raleigh. The second day featured a Keynote Lunch panel that included Anne Handley (MarketingProfs), Don Buckley (Showtime), Mitch Lowe (Netflix), and Natasha Mulla (Mashable). The day closed with separate keynotes by Ann Handley and Mark Josephson (Bitly).
Shout outs to Triangles own Chris Moody (GE), Peter Mollins (KnowledgeTree), Scott Calderwood (SAS), and Brooke Bell (Brooks Bell).
Missing this year included the Startup community track (my favorite), the Internet Summit 2017 App, The Psychedelic Party bus from 2015, and an ISUM Swag bag to carry goodies like the 10th Anniversary beer glass which oddly was the only shout out to this milestone.
Networking was at an all-time high thanks to cocktail hours and the after party at Issac Hunter’s Tavern. It’s unanimous. The Bathroom Humor Award goes to Chartreuse Moose and The Best Booth Bait goes to Torchlite, a pizza-loving marketing services platform provider.
That’s a wrap for the Internet Summit 2017 until next year folks. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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