Why We’re Excited About Our 2018 Confluence Speakers

Swag bags are cool, but they aren’t the only things we’re excited to get during this year’s Confluence Conference. We’re most excited to get top secret tools and strategies from the industry’s leaders, influencers, and path-setters. Whether you’re a specialist, jack-of-all-trades, a manager, or a creative, we can guarantee these speakers will have some valuable skills to share.

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Marty Weintraub

If you’re in the marketing biz, you may have heard Marty’s name before. He’s the entrepreneur who founded Aimclear®, winner of 10 U.S. Search Awards including Best Large Integrated Agency and Best Use of Social in a Search Campaign.

Marty founded Aimclear® after battling cancer and has gone on to become an author, speaker, and winner of four Top 25 Most Influential PPC Experts awards. His presence alone is more than enough of a reason to attend this year’s Confluence. Marty is a rockstar – literally.

Ruth Burr Reedy

If you attended Confluence 2017, you know why we’re excited about Ruth. She has a knack for taking a complicated topic – like last year’s keynote about technical SEO, which you can watch below – and simplifying it so her audience can easily understand and implement her data-backed ideas.

This year, she’ll be talking about buy-in and how to make sure your recommendations actually get implemented. As director of strategy at Upbuild LLC, she’s sure to have some advice that will change the way you strategize.

Shannon Cassidy

Video has become a necessary part of every marketing strategy, but its potential can be hard to unlock without the right strategies.

That’s where Shannon comes in. As a video strategist at Wistia, Shannon knows what it takes to leverage video in an authentic way that increases conversions. If you’re looking for a way to kickstart your video strategy, Shannon is the one to turn to.

Aurora Morales

Aurora Morales is a search outreach specialist with Google who has worked with both YouTube and Twitter. Her track record alone should be enough to convince you she’s worth coming to Confluence.

This year, she’ll be sharing her expertise on managing your online presence in 2018 with Google Search – a must-hear presentation for every business owner and marketer.

Marcela De Vivo

Entrepreneur, international corporate speaker for SEMrush, and founder of a customizable, collaborative productivity platform called Gryffin, Marcela has a diverse background that provides her with a unique perspective on all things marketing.

With 20 years of digital marketing experience, Marcela knows how to reach buyers at every stage of the buying funnel. She’ll be sharing her expertise with us at Confluence 2018 – lucky us!

Joe Martinez

If we were to name someone the PPC Master, we would choose Joe Martinez, director of paid media and community at Granular. In fact, he is such a PPC pro that he was named Top Rising Influential PPC Expert in 2016 and a Top 25 Influential PPC Expert in 2017 and 2018 by PPC Hero.

He’s a little obsessed with PPC, which is good for us because it means he’s willing to share his expertise at Confluence. His focus? YouTube Ads – no, they aren’t a waste of money if you do them correctly!

You can see Joe’s Confluence 2017 presentation on event tracking here:

Damon Gochneaur

Digital marketing entrepreneur and founder of Aspiro Damon Gochneaur has an extensive list of specialties including SEO, SEM, organic search, Google TV, AdWords, and local SEO, the latter of which he’ll be speaking about at Confluence 2018. He also specializes in beard-growing.

Damon was the 2017 crowd favorite for more than just his beard, though. Don’t just take our word for it! See for yourself!

The other thing we’re looking forward to? The Monday after Confluence, when we’ll be able to take these industry secrets, implement them, and change the way we play the marketing game.

With this kind of line-up, how can you not buy a ticket? There are a lot of digital marketing conferences across the nation, but Confluence is the best bang for your buck. Claim your spot today, and to stay up-to-date on all things Confluence, follow us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our email newsletter.