SOURCE: Online Marketing Connect

Online Marketing Connect

January 11, 2010 14:21 ET

Online Marketing Summit Announces 2010 Conference

Flagship Event Features Expanded Educational Offerings

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - January 11, 2010) - New technologies and practices, social media marketing tools and metrics are increasing at an overwhelming rate. In the past three years, The Online Marketing Summit (OMS) has enabled marketers of varying levels of expertise to connect with the tools and information needed to grow their companies. OMS is the only education-focused online marketing conference available to marketers.

The Online Marketing Summit 2010 will be held in San Diego, California on Monday, February 22 through Thursday, February 25. Along with speaker and panel events with leading industry experts, the premier educational event will offer complete case studies, personalized one-on-one labs, advanced tactics roundtables and networking events.

Among the new offerings for OMS 2010 are:

-- Extensive case studies track. Take the next step past theory and learn from real examples of leading brands that illustrate what works -- and what doesn't.

-- New advanced-leadership track. A panel of thought leaders and experts will discuss cutting edge strategies and share advanced tactics.

-- Certification & training workshops. The Online Marketing Institute and the Wharton Interactive Media Initiative team will provide a series of targeted workshops to help marketers expand or refresh their knowledge.

-- New one-on-one expert labs. Personal consultation sessions that allow individuals to work directly with industry experts on various topics.

Through the four-day event, marketers will receive a hands-on education on best practices and strategies in social media, search, lead/demand generation and more. Attendees are given an actionable approach to the tools needed to launch strategic, goal-oriented marketing plans. Additionally, marketers will have the opportunity to meet and network with experts and like-minded peers to expand their industry connections.

"With technology constantly evolving, online marketing can feel daunting to those who are used to more traditional practices; but the Internet isn't nearly as esoteric as people think," said founder Aaron Kahlow. "The goal of OMS is to make online marketing accessible and understandable."

Among the 2010 featured speakers are:

--  Gary Spangler, DuPont
--  Jason Gan, Cisco WebEx
--  Liza Tewell, REI
    

For more information on the 2010 Online Marketing Summit, visit www.onlinemarketingsummit.com.

About the Online Marketing Summit (OMS): The Online Marketing Summit is unique in that there are no salesmen, no exhibitors/booths and no pitching allowed. This educational environment facilitates learning, networking and collaboration opportunities. Over 5,000 marketers have learned, collaborated and networked at OMS events.

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