All year long, I get to hear about how awesome C3 is. I’m lucky – I’ve been a part of C3 for the last 5 years, and I start looking forward to the next one a few days after the last one.
I’ve seen it evolve from a small gathering of brainiac marketers into the de-facto event for companies to get up-to-speed on the best methods of organic marketing and customer acquisition.
Sometimes, however, I get the question of: “What should I look forward to at C3 this year?” So I thought I’d take a few minutes and give you the highlights of what you can see at Pier 92 this October 28th and 29th.
There are so many awesome sessions it’s almost impossible to pick a highlight – but here are a few of the ones that I’m personally looking forward to based on area of expertise.
For the Content Marketer
1. Content Strategy at The New York Times
When you want to hear how to create compelling and meaningful stories – you can’t go wrong looking to the New York Times. I can’t wait to hear how Tara Fuller digs into how to create compelling stories that are built on data, while still engaging with your audience.
2. This Guy Wrote the Book on Content Marketing (Literally)
Joe Pulizzi, Founder of the Content Marketing Institute, is a legend in content marketing – and an overall awesome guy. I’ve been listening to his podcasts for some time, but he literally wrote the book on Epic Content Marketing. This session will be an awesome breakdown on how you can make content marketing successful in your organization.
For the Search Marketer
3. A Million Shoppers a Day Can’t be Wrong
bol.com started off as a small online bookstore, and now sells over nine million products online. And one of this company’s critical strategies is making sure those items all show up in natural search.
4. Keep Up with Microsoft, Google, and Pinterest
What’s next for search and organic marketing? This session lets you hear from (and ask questions to) representatives directly from the source.
For Marketing Inspiration
5. Be Fearless: A Blueprint for Marketing in the New World Order.
I’m lucky to have gotten a sneak peak of Seth Besmertnik’s keynote and trust me when I say it’s going to be impressive.
6. Tiki Barber: New York Giant to Marketing Giant
The former hard hitting running back of the New York Giants has seen success on and off the field. Now he’s the Co-Founder/Chairman of influencer marketing company Thuzio. Hear how you can tackle your competition by tapping into the power of influencers and hear about Tiki’s journey into the world of marketing.
C3: Learn to Reach Your Customers
I feel a little guilty since there are so many great sessions, from Birchbox to Wil Reynolds, to the amazing Searchlight sessions. This post only scratches the surface. To take a look at the full agenda, take a look here, and when then sign up at the C3 registration page.
C3 is all about the art, science, and strategy of reaching your customers organically, and the best marketers in the world send their teams to C3. You can’t afford to miss it.
See you in New York, October 28th!