Whenever I attend great marketing conferences, and I have been doing so since 2001, I try to hand pick a list of speakers that you absolutely must see speak. This is my personal best-of-the-best list. I’ve personally heard all of them speak previously, know the information that they present, and consider them the “best of the best”. The bottom line? I know that you won’t be disappointed if you take the time to see any of these speakers present during SMX West 2015, held again this year at the San Jose convention center in San Jose California.
My list isn’t in any sort of order, they all are worth seeing. Be sure to take lots of notes, as you’ll learn a lot from these folks. I know I always do, and this is one way how I keep up with so much going on (and changing) in this industry. So, with adieu, here’s my list of 34 speakers to see this year at SMX West 2015.
Eric Enge – Stone Temple
Bill Slawski – Go Fish Digital
Christine Churchill – KeyRelevance
Bill Hunt – Back Azimuth Consulting
Mindy Weinstein – Bruce Clay, Inc.
Debra Mastaler – Alliance-Link
Christi Olson – PointIt
Gord Hotchkiss – Giro Vacations, Inc.
Greg Sterling – Sterling Market Intelligence
Larry Kim – WordStream
Marty Weintraub – aimClear
Shari Thurow – Omni Marketing Interactive
David Wallace – SearchRank
Dr. Peter Meyers – Moz
Steve Hammer – RankHammer
Gary Illyes – Google
Marie Haynes – HIS Web Marketing
Rae Hoffman – PushFire
Sha Menz – rmoov.com
Tim Ash – SiteTuners.com
Greg Gifford – AutoRevo
Andrew Shotland – Local SEO Guide
Scott Clark – BuzzMaven, Inc.
Jenny Halasz – JLH Marketing
Martin Macdonald – Orbitz
Janet Driscoll Miller – Marketing Mojo
Matt Siltala – Avalaunch Media
Duane Forrester – Bing
Dennis Goedegebuure – Fanatics Inc.
Andrew Goodman – Page Zero Media
Jennifer Slegg – The SEM Post
Wil Reynolds – Seer
Marshall Simmonds – Define Media Group
Brad Geddes – Certified Knowledge
And finally, don’t miss the Solution Spotlight by Majestic (10:45-10:50) on Tuesday. Just for full disclosure, I’m a US Brand Ambassador for Majestic.com. Be sure to come by the Majestic booth and say hi!
I will also be speaking this year, on the HTTP vs. HTTPS panel, which is on Wednesday afternoon.