Events, SEO & Content Marketing

Dates for the Discerning SEO & Marketing Expert’s Diary

Written by Neil Hannam on 9th December 2013

As you will undoubtedly know, staying up-to-date with the latest news regarding the SEO industry is essential. And one effective way you can learn what the experts in online marketing are doing (and what tools they are using) is to attend conferences. With this said, we’ve outlined some of the top conferences which you should place in your dairy and attend.

So grab your diary, your pen (or your mobile) and start planning your diary for 2014!

SASconsascon conference

Date: 17th January

This mini conference, held at The Studio, 51 Lever St. Manchester is a spin off from the main SAScon event and will cover social, PR and search. Speakers include Dominic Burch (Head of Social at Walmart UK), Phil Mackechnie, Head of Organic Performance ( and Drew Benvie, Managing Director at Battenhall.

Cost: £50

To book your place or to find out more information please click here.

Masterclass ConferenceMasterclass Digital & Social Marketing Conference

Date: 23rd – 24th January, 2014

Masterclass on Tour is the second edition of the sold-out Masterclass Digital & Social Marketing held in Dublin last September. The January Masterclass provides an alternating program of practical, intensive digital marketing and social media workshops in Dublin, hosted by the premier digital marketing and social media companies in the world, including Facebook, LinkedIn, HubSpot, Google, Marketo, Yammer, Acquia (Drupal),DataXu and Twitter.

Cost: The standard participation fee for Masterclass on Tour, per person is £1695 (or €1995 ), including all costs and excluding VAT. But as a previous participant Anicca is able to offer a fantastic discount for delegates. Book with us and you will only pay £995!

Contact Ann Stanley for more details and for booking information: [email protected]

Find out more about the event:

Affiliate ConferenceAffiliate Marketing Conference

Date: 6th – 9th February, 2014

Back for the 8th time in a row, the London Affiliate Conference in being held in London on the 6th February 2014 for four days of conferences, exhibitions and networking events. This conference has long held a reputation as one of the ‘biggest’ events, and last year had over 3,000 people attend!

Cost: £499 +VAT

Find out more:

SES Conference Expo

SES Conference

Date: 10th – 13th February, 2014

Held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, the SES Conference is set to help businesses merge earned, owned and paid media into one cohesive structure. This will look at all the eligible content platforms available to you and explain how you can integrate them so that they support one another.


 Ticket Type Dates Saver Full Price
 2nd Nov – 13th Dec 14th Dec & After
 All Access Pass 10th-13th Feb £1,599 £1,899
 Platinum Pass 11-13th Feb £999 £1,199
 Single Day 11-13th Feb £599 £899
 Exhibition 11-12th Feb Free in Advance £25 on-site
 Training Workshops (Full Day) 10th Feb £899 £899
 Training Workshops (Half Day) 10th Feb £599 £599

There is a discount for groups so it’s worth getting in touch. Find out more:

TFM&Atfm conference

Date: 25th – 26th February, 2014

Held at Earls Court in London, this conference claims to help you to harness “technology to deliver creativity, innovation and professional success”. While it will provide you with the latest insights into online marketing, it also gives you the rare and exciting opportunity to network with some of the best-known thinkers of our time.

Cost: TBA

For more details click here.

retailweek live

Retail Week Live

Date: 12th – 13th March, 2014

Hundreds of senior retail leaders have gathered in London at Retail Week Live for two action packed days of industry-led debate, exclusive research, breaking news and cutting edge content. Key highlights with cover the following topics;

  • The UK retail industry needs to think of itself as an international export industry to ensure future growth,
  • Secretary of State for Business Vince Cable

Cost: TBA

Find out more:

the big rethink

The Big Rethink

Date: 18th March, 2014

The Big Rethink 2014 is about meeting the challenge to make marketing feel personal to every customer. Customers empowered by digital technology expect marketing to provide value that is tailored to their interests and be delivered in a way that fits in seamlessly with their life. They want to receive relevant information and interaction at the right times in the right places.

Cost: £995

Find out more and register online:



Date: 18th – 19th March, 2014

Designed to give you the latest insight into how to develop an innovative marketing strategy, this marketing conference is being held in London. Previous speakers included Hamish Pringle Dave Trott, John Grant, Oliver Shoddy and many more.

Cost: £1,200

For full details click here:


Internet Retailing Expointernet retailing expo

Date: 26th – 27th March, 2014

Set in the perfect location of Birmingham, this conference is based at the NEC so it is easily commutable for those in the Midlands. The conference will look to uncover the latest in omni-channel retailing, help you to resolve the latest challenges in multi-channel marketing plus it will aim to demystify the future of digital marketing so that you can effectively future-proof your online marketing strategy.

Cost: Free Entry

For more details regarding this conference please click here.

social media cponfrence

Social Media Forum #SMWF

Date: 31st March – 1st April, 2014

If you want to develop a new social media strategy or develop the one you currently have, then this is a good conference to add to your diary. It’s held at The Brewery, in London and offers advice and insight around how to engage with your audience, how to manage your brand reputation and perception, and how to devise a social media campaign for your company which will work.

Cost: £595

In 2013, they had some of the best experts in the industry speaking at their event. Click here to view who spoke last year.


Digital Minds Conference

Date: 7th April, 2014

The Digital Minds Conference 2014 will be the 6th edition of the conference which has become a must-attend precursor to the Fair itself. This is a must-see event for all those serious about the future of their online marketing business.

The conference will consider in depth how the publishing industry is evolving, innovating, reinventing, and working with new players, new approaches, new benefits and new communities.

Cost: TBA

Register your place and find out more:

Catalyst EUcatalyst-event

Date: 10th April, 2014

Based at the Hilton London and hosted by the experts at ChannelAdvisor which successfully brings together some of the leading industry figure who are recognised for their innovation and forward thinking attitude. This is the perfect conference for any PPC expert who wants to expand their knowledge and continue to develop an effective PPC strategy.

Cost: £50 if you book before the 31st December, 2013. Otherwise it will be £100.

For more details please click here.


Figaro Digital ConferenceFigaro_logo

Date: 17th April, 2014

Held at the Royal College of Physicians in London, The Figaro Digital Marketing Conference is a one day conference which is expected to have some of the best speakers in the industry. While this conference is highly anticipated to be one of the best digital marketing conferences of 2014 we are still waiting for the agenda to be announced.

Cost: Early bird ticket price is £295 + VAT

For full details please click here.

PPC Hero – Hero Confheroconf 2014

Date: 28th – 30th April, 2014

With a large list of speakers from some of the leading businesses and agencies, this conference is specifically designed for those who love PPC. Based in Austin, Texas this conference will allow you to network with some of the biggest names and brightest minds, giving you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and explore a whole new and exciting world of PPC.

Plus, our very own Managing Director, Ann Stanley will be speaking at this conference so make sure you book your place now!


 Ticket Type Early Bird   (Ends 31st January 2014) Regular Price
 Full Pass (Days 1,2 & 3)$2,375 $2,475
 Conference (Days 1 & 2) $1,200 $1,300
 Workshop Pass (Day 3) $1,350 $1,450
 One Day Pass (Days 1 or 2) $700 $750

For further details please click here.


SMX London

Date: 13th – 14th May,2014

This is a fantastic conference and one that any SEO specialist will be keen to get tickets to. While the list of speakers are yet to be confirmed we can inform you that Danny Sullivan, who is the founding editor of Search Engine Land and Marketing Land will be speaking.


 Ticket Type Super Early Bird   (Now – 7th Feb) Early Bird   (8th Feb – 28th March) Full Rate   (29th Mar – 13th May) Online
 Two Day SMX Full Conference Pass £690 £790 £890 £1090
 One Day SMX Full Conference Pass £395 £495 £595 £795


Don’t forget your Anicca Discount:

Book your tickets today and use our exclusive discount code ANICCA14 to get a 15% discount!

To find out more please click here:

thinking digital

Thinking Digital

Date: 20th – 22nd May, 2014

This hotly anticipated conference will take place 20th -22nd May, 2014 with Thinking Digital master classes on Tuesday afternoon, followed by the main conference Wednesday and Thursday.
As usual there will be an opening party Tuesday night, conference dinner on Wednesday evening and a closing party on Thursday.

Watch this space for more conference updates:

Marketing Week Livemarketing week live 2014

Date: 25th – 26th June, 2014

The aim of this conference is to unite all aspects of marketing, so that you are able to create a succinct marketing strategy which effectively utilises both offline and online marketing tactics to meet your goals This conference is being held in London at the Olympia Grand.

Cost: TBA

For further details about this event or to register please click here.

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Date: 14th – 16th July 2014

If travelling to Seattle isn’t a problem then this conference is a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in three days of “forward-thinking, actionable sessions on SEO, social media, community building, content marketing, brand development, CRO, the mobile landscape, analytics and more”. As you can see this is a pretty intensive conference and one that would offer a lot of valuable insight to those in the SEO industry.

Cost: $1,099.00 for General Admission – this is Super Early Bird Pricing but other discounts do apply. Tickets are selling out fast though, so be quick!

Find out the full pricing information here:

content marketing world 2014

Content Marketing World 2014

Date: 8th – 11th September, 2014

Fancy seeing Cleveland, Ohio in The Fall? Then the Content Marketing World conference, now the largest content marketing event on the planet, is the one for you!
Produced by the Content Marketing Institute, Content Marketing World is the one event where you can learn and network with the best and the brightest in the content marketing industry. You will leave with all the materials you need to take a content strategy back to your team – and – to implement a content marketing plan that will grow your business and engage your audience.

Cost: Full conference early bird applies until February 2014: $995.00 Look online for full cost options.

Registration is opening soon – find out more:

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Date: 15th -18th September, 2014

Join thousands of marketing and sales professionals from around the globe in beautiful Boston, USA, for the world’s most remarkable business event.
INBOUND provides attendees with the inspiration, education, and connections needed to transform their businesses to match the way purchasing behaviours are evolving in a connected and digital world.

Cost: TBA

Registration opens early 2014 – sign up for a reminder:


eCommerce Expo

Date: 1st -2nd October, 2014

The Future of eCommerce is the group where you can discuss the latest eCommerce and digital marketing knowledge and hear updates about the UK’s largest eCommerce event, eCommerce Expo. The group aims to take social networking to the next level, from exciting debate online to mingling with industry colleagues in a forum dedicated to eCommerce education, taking place in Olympia, London in October.

Cost: TBA

Register your interest in the 2014 conference:


ad:techad tech

Date: 21st – 22nd October, 2014

Located at the National Hall, Olympia in London the ad:tech conference aims to keep you up to date with the latest trends, giving you the rare opportunity to learn from the best in the industry. You can learn how to lay the foundations for an effective and successful digital strategy while having any questions you may have about the future of digital marketing answered.

Cost: TBA

For further details or to register, be sure to click here for further details.

Dates To Be Announced

Below we have listed the conferences in 2014 where the date has not been set. So make sure you keep posted to ensure you don’t miss out!


Brighton SEO

Date: TBA

This is a free conference and one that is great for any marketing expert. While the dates are yet to be announced it definitely worth checking it out. Last year free conference tickets sold out in less than an hour and a half so register online today to make sure you don’t miss out.

Cost: Free

For details click here.



Date: TBA

This conference is a two day conference which shines a light on the latest ideas and techniques in SEO. Yet again – dates have not been announced so why not sign up to their newsletter now and make sure you’re kept up to date and know when the tickets are available.

Cost: Early Bird: £949.00 + VAT

For more details click here.

Hopefully this will keep your diary fully booked for 2014 and keep you updated with the latest updates in the online marketing industry!