Top 10 B2B Digital Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2021 - Marketing Insider Group

Top 10 B2B Digital Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2021 – Marketing Insider Group


In 2021, many top marketing agencies and tech companies are still hosting digital marketing conferences.

Some are virtual, while others are still planning (and we are all hoping for in-person B2B digital marketing events later in 2021.

With virtual events, you may think that we lose something that accompanies traveling, meeting marketing experts and peers face to face, and sitting in huge auditoriums with dynamically engaged marketing speakers.

But there are some positives of going virtual. There may be more than you think.

Regardless of the formats, we still get to hear from top dogs in marketing, advertising, and creative fields. After a year like 2020, we could all use some new perspectives and extra inspiration.

Having virtual options allows us to attend more of the world’s top marketing conferences than we could ever fit into our schedules in the past. Many conferences this year are even streaming for free online.

To plan your 2021 marketing conference calendar, choose the events that best address your business’s unique needs. Showing up with answers in mind to these questions will help you capitalize on every event you attend.

Quick Takeaways:

Top 2021 Marketing Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss

Here’s our annual list of must-attend digital marketing conferences for B2B and B2C businesses. We encourage you to register for as many as you can this year.

You’ll leave feeling recharged, re-inspired, reconnected, and empowered to take the world by storm in 2021 and beyond.

1. B2B Marketing Exchange

Online on February 22-24 | In-Person at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, AZ, June 7-9

“Refresh. Renew. Remix.”

Due to COVID-19 restrictions on gathering sizes and travel, B2B Marketing Exchange has rescheduled its in-person event for later in the year. They’re still planning on an immersive virtual event at the beginning of the year.

The B2BMX digital experience will provide you with:

Sign up online to receive updates and details as they’re released.

2. MarTech

San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA | April 7-8

“MarTech is marketing.”

MarTech targets senior-level marketers looking for actionable tactics they can absorb quickly and implement immediately. Listen to keynotes and attend sessions to learn how to solve confounding martech challenges and achieve optimal results for your business. You’ll also learn new efficiency solutions and how to maximize ROI for your business.

This year’s MarTech Conference will encompass:

MarTech gears its event toward marketers tasked with constructing technology stacks, building exceptional customer service teams, and delivering real results. Leading brands like Apple, Google, Forbes, Facebook, Coca-Cola, 3M, Best Buy, Deloitte, and many others will attend the intensive three-day event.

Sign up today to receive event updates and exclusive offers from MarTech.

3. MarketingProfs B2B Forum

100% Virtual | April 7-8

“That I-want-more experience.”

Compared to some of the other conferences in our lineup, B2B Forum is a small-but-mighty event. It’s truly one of my favorites!

If you’re looking to scale your marketing efforts with new tactics and become a better brand storyteller, this one’s for you.

Each year at B2B Forum, leading B2B marketers take the stage for three full days. They cover everything you need to know to succeed in current and future landscapes as a digital marketer.

To create more engagement, MPB2B hosts a “watch party” with a live Q&A so you can communicate directly with speakers and other participants in real time.

And Ann Handley is simply the BEST! (Hi Ann. Miss you!)

4. Adobe Marketing Summit

100% Virtual | April 13-15

“The future of customer experience is waiting for you.”

Adobe Summit 2021 will be an engaging virtual event with inspiring speakers, expert content, and various networking opportunities. It’s entirely free. Attendees will learn how to make every customer interaction valuable by making them feel connected, relevant, and personal.

If you’re a CX guru in charge of creating, optimizing, or monetizing customer experiences, this event should top your list. As an “Experience Maker,” you’ll learn from the best in the industry and connect with other like-minded professionals.

The Summit will include more than 200 sessions and workshops, covering various skill areas and topics.

To be notified when registration opens in January, join the Summit mailing list.

5. LeadsCon

Location TBD | April 14-16

“Prepare for tomorrow’s changes today.”

This “undeniable, must-attend lead generation event” is a future-focused conference for anyone hoping to implement strategic growth strategies in 2021. Experts from the world’s leading brands will speak on today’s shifting landscape. They’ll detail how to navigate lead gen and performance marketing moving forward.

At LeadsCon 2021, you’ll learn new strategies and glean powerful insights on how to nurture and convert more quality leads for your business. The three-day event will give attendees a chance to network and absorb invaluable content – like growth secrets and hot marketing trends – from the world’s brightest business minds.

6. DigiMarCon

100% Virtual | April to November

“The world’s largest digital marketing, media, and advertising conference and exhibition series!”

DigiMarCon is an international digital marketing conference spanning 13 countries across the globe. The event usually takes place in person but will be 100% virtual in 2021. In-person exhibitions will resume in 2022.

Events on the docket for 2021 include:

Join other marketing professionals to hear and converse with audacious and thought-provoking leaders in digital marketing, advertising, and media. Speakers will share emerging trends and strategies, innovative technologies, and marketing best practices.

You’ll obtain unparalleled insights for:

Build your network and community by collaborating with thought leaders and peers. You’ll be challenged, inspired, and transformed by what you learn at DigiMarCon from some of the world’s greatest innovators and thought leaders.

7. Brand ManageCamp

100% Virtual | May 18-20

“Fresh thinking starts here.”

Don’t miss Brand ManageCamp’s 19th annual conference. It will be 100% virtual for the second year in a row.

Named by Forbes as one of “the conferences to attend in marketing,” the event spans three days and only runs for three hours per day. This allows participants the opportunity to learn without being overwhelmed. You can absorb new information and have enough energy left over to take care of responsibilities at work or home.

Every year, the Brand ManageCamp agenda encompasses a 360-degree view of brand marketing delivered by top-level speakers. Each speaker session will be pre-recorded. Sessions last only 30 minutes. This allows for maximum production quality and minimal technical issues.

Speakers consist of world-renowned brand experts, innovative mavericks, and best-selling business authors. Core topics will include:

Since the sessions are pre-recorded, speakers can attend the event and participate in real time via online chat. Following each 30-minute session, speakers will join a live stream Q&A to continue the discussions and dive deeper on topics through organic conversation.

10-minute breaks between each speaker give attendees time to rest, grab food, check emails, tend to family, or take care of other pressing tasks. Breaks will feature music from up-and-coming artists – a demographic hit hard by the pandemic.

After the event, all sessions will be available on-demand for attendees to access and review. Brand ManageCamp will also provide PREMIUM and PLUS pass-holders access to exclusive content: blog posts, interviews, live Q&A sessions, whitepapers, and additional keynotes.

8. MozCon

100% Virtual | July 12-14

“Not your typical marketing conference.”

MozCon brings together SEOs, content marketers, digital agencies, executives, and marketers of all kinds for a unique online experience. Their carefully curated speaker lineup includes some of the most brilliant minds in digital marketing. They can’t wait to share their most profound tips and tricks with us.

You’ll learn tactical advice covering SEO, mobile search, local search, conversion optimization, and more. Spend time connecting with other like-minded individuals to swap stories and share strategies. Moz has a Facebook Group for MozCon attendees and “Birds of a Feather” networking groups to make it easy to connect and build relationships with peers during the virtual event.

They will release their full schedule, speaker lineup, and topics in spring 2021. Last year’s program covered topics like B2B2C marketing, SEO, link building, trends, client management, and diversity.

9. CMWorld

Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, OH | September 28-October 1

“Sharing experiences, connecting community, creating partnerships.”

Content Marketing World 2021 is the largest four-day content event in the world. Learn from the most successful content marketers in the industry. Network with other content creators, strategists, and marketers.

The experience will include workshops (including from yours truly,) industry forums, and over 100 engaging sessions. Learn from the brightest minds in the industry. You can customize your experience by choosing activities that appeal most to you.

Given the current climate, the event will comprise both virtual and face-to-face options for registrants. The robust hybrid event will include:

We’re thrilled for the opportunity to gather in person and learn and grow as a community together. This is one 2021 event we aren’t willing to miss. We hope to see you there!

10. Digital Summit

Various Digital and In-Person Events | Throughout 2021

“Great opportunities for inspiration, learning, and networking.”

Digital Summit will host several events throughout 2021, including virtual, hybrid, and in-person summits. Conferences cover a wide range of topics: social media, email marketing, creativity, analytics, and website strategy. Expand your skill set, and network with an incredible digital marketing community.

Learn from the comfort of home this winter and spring or at one of the local summits next summer. The virtual three-day events are interactive and target various marketing groups. Here’s what’s on the docket for the Digital Summit At Home Series:

In-person events are scheduled to resume in the summer and will occur in various cities across the U.S.

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