Get ahead of the competition next year by building strategic partnerships in Q3 and Q4 with these media-focused events. If you find yourself with some budget left to spend before the end of the year, consider hitting these fall conferences.
The media world is ever-changing, and in a landscape where digital, programmatic and social are being led by innovation and emerging technologies, events and conferences are a vital channel for media sales professionals who are looking to build new strategic relationships , and drive new sales in this sector.
With marquee events such as Upfronts and SXSW happening in the first half of the year, you might think you’ve missed out on the big media conference opportunities, but you’ve still got plenty of opportunity.
Here are a few on our list of the top conferences for media sales professional like yourself to attend in Q3 and Q4 of 2016.
SEPTEMBER 13-14, 2016 | NEW YORK, NY
This is a must attend for anyone who sells to agencies and national advertisers. The Mirren Media Summit on Media Innovation is set to help you Master the agency, master the client and is one of the most anticipated media sales conferences of the year. Check out the agenda, and the speaker line-up.
SEPTEMBER 26-30, 2016 | NEW YORK, NY
Last year’s conference featured more than 500 events, with speakers ranging from Sir Martin Sorrell to Demi Lovato and Pete Cashmore. The conference typically features a little something for everyone — from trends in publishing and digital advertising to adtech, brand building advice and insights from both agencies and advertisers on their growth and business best practices.
Ad Week Europe takes place on April 18-22 in London, and Ad Week Asia is from May 30-June 2 in Tokyo.
OCTOBER 16-18, 2016 | LOS ANGELES, CA
This three-day event is one of the go-to direct marketing and media sales summits, often referred to as “The Global Event for Data-Driven Sales People and Marketers”. &Then 2016, by the Direct Marketing Association, will bring together over 400 global marketing leaders and technology innovators, with 150+ events. Join the leaders of the marketing and sales community and explore the science of creativity. The key notes this year including Beth Comstock – Vice Chair of GE, Simon Senek – Best Selling Author, and Kobe Bryant – 5X NBA Champion.
NOVEMBER 2-3, 2016 | NEW YORK, NY
Ad:tech New York is an event for tech providers, brands, advertisers, agencies and publishers. Digital marketing is on full display at this 2016 global conference that brings together the converging worlds of the advertising industry at the Javits Center in New York each year. Thousands of professionals from the worlds of marketing, advertising and tech exchange ideas and resources through in-depth keynotes and breakout sessions. Key themes for 2016 include Shift, Experience and reimagine.