If you are working in the digital marketing industry, then you know that taking some time away from your daily tasks can sometimes be difficult and challenging. But there is no doubt that attending a specialized conference such as UnGagged is a great opportunity that will improve your career.
High-quality conferences provide an ideal environment for people to get new ideas and strategies and to be inspired by others. Just being around people who share the same interests and people who are the best of the best in a place that cultivates idea sharing and learning is the best way to stay up-to-date.
Here are some of the key reasons why attending digital marketing conferences is so important:
- You will learn a lot – This type of conference is the optimal learning environment as here you will get to listen to some of the brightest minds in the industry. While you might be in a place where you think you are an expert in your field, you should know that there is always something new that you can learn, especially in online marketing. And if you really are the best in your field and know all there is to know about it, you should not hesitate and share your knowledge with those around you.
- You will have the opportunity to promote your brand – This is something that most online marketing specialists need – whether you have your own business or are working for someone else, you still have something to promote. Or maybe you simply want to promote yourself, your services and your experience – in other words, your personal brand. Regardless of what you want to promote, or the extent to which you wish to promote it, specialized conferences are the place to start. If you want to succeed, you must make sure you network extensively and that you exchange contact details with everyone who catches your attention.
- Networking, networking, networking – There is a famous quote in business that says ‘your network is your net worth’ and this saying is reflected when you look at those who attend conferences. You should avoid those conferences that are attended by thousands upon thousands of people because networking there might be quite difficult. Instead, seek out more intimate environments, and conferences that offer sessions with good speaker-to-guest ratios. For example, the UnGagged conferences have a ratio of 1 speaker to 16 guests, which is great, because that means that the speakers will actually be able to discuss and offer personalized answers to everyone in their audience.