Here at JBH, we love to attend digital PR conferences and SEO events. They provide a great opportunity to meet and network with fellow industry experts and learn more about new and exciting developments that can inspire ideas for future campaigns and projects that we work on.
Conferences and events bring a wealth of opportunity to build your network and gain valuable industry knowledge and insight, so for this reason, we’ve put together our comprehensive list of the top digital PR and SEO events throughout the UK in 2019:
1. BrightonSEO | Brighton | 11-12 April & 12-13 September
BrightonSEO has become an institution in the UK, starting off in a small room in a pub with just a few attendees it has now grown to become one of the UK’s largest SEO conferences hosting over 4,000 guests last year.
Set in the beautiful seaside town of Brighton, over 2 days, some of the best and brightest in the SEO industry host talks and small group sessions sharing detailed and practical SEO insights.
2. SMX London | London | 21-22 May
Anyone who knows anything about SEO has probably gathered some of their knowledge from the Search Engine Land blog – one of the best sources of SEO industry news and technical developments you can find. SMX is their three day SEO event in London, that you can attend to improve your search marketing efforts.
The talks are designed to be accessible to both newbies and veterans, meaning that every attendee will be able to take away practical and actionable tips from their sessions that cover almost every topic imaginable in search.
3. CMA Live | Edinburgh | 5-6 June
CMA Live is an Edinburgh based content marketing event that plays hosts some incredible speakers in the content marketing industry. Past speakers include Ann Handley of Marketing Profs and Chris Brogan, CEO of Owner Media Group so you can expect this years line up to be just as exciting.
These industry experts are constantly creating incredible content for the web and attending CMA Live gives you the opportunity to learn first hand the practical experience and technical knowledge they can share.
4. SearchLove | London | 14-15 October
SearchLove conference takes place over 2 days in October each year. Guest speakers give presentations on content creation, analytics, trends, mobile search and a range of other digital marketing topics.
It is geared toward both in-house and agency professionals as well as business owners and marketing managers looking to improve their SEO strategies.
5. Marketing Show North | Manchester | 27-28 Feb
Marketing Show North is the biggest digital marketing event outside of London (formerly Prolific North Live). It covers more than just SEO and digital PR going into broader topics of media, branding and marketing and sales.
6. Outreach Conference | London | 8 June
Outreach Conference is the UK’s only event that is dedicated entirely to outreach, digital and online PR. Here you’ll learn all about the techniques, tips and tricks that go into gaining links and coverage for your campaigns.
Top industry professionals host sessions on mindset, creativity and outreach strategy, providing you with a ton of tips to generate coverage and improve your website’s backlink profile.
7. Ungagged | London | 1-3 April
Ungagged is a 2-day SEO & Digital Marketing event taking place on April 1st and 2nd, with day long intensive masterclasses happening on April 3rd.
Ungagged isn’t your typical marketing conference and promises an unconventional delivery with uncensored sessions that are sure to both inform and entertain.
8. Search Leeds | Leeds | 20 June
Search Leeds is one of the few SEO events in the North of England. Its tagline is ‘No sales pitches – just actionable advice’ and that’s exactly what you get. Speakers are search industry specialists who really know their stuff, running sessions to share their knowledge. You really do come away from this event feeling like you’ve really learned something. Plus, it’s completely free of charge to attend!
9. International Search Summit | London | 20 May
This is the event to attend if you are running an online, digital marketing or SEO project that involves multiple countries and/or languages.
The summit complements the larger SMX London event (as it’s organised by the same team) but this part of the conference focuses primarily on the linguistic and cultural challenges which can affect the operational running of a multilingual site.
10. Atomicon | Newcastle Upon Tyne | 8 March
Atomicon is a marketing event with a difference. They brand themselves as the most fun digital marketing event in the UK and put a core focus around providing practical insights on a range of topics as well as advising how you can implement them to ensure what you learn is going to make an impact.
11. Marketing Technology Expo | London | 27-28 March
This two-day expo showcases all the latest and greatest technologies and that are impacting modern marketing practices.
They boast an impressive range of speakers this year including Andrew Fryer from Microsoft, Yoann Pavy from Depop and Martin Tavener from IBM.
12. Benchmark Search Conference | Manchester | TBA
Benchmark Search Conference is the North’s leading search marketing event, packed full of inspiring, engaging and entertaining talks from world-renowned experts.
Last years event featured speakers from huge industry names such as SEMrush, Google, Canon, Barclays and BingAds. While this year’s event details have not yet been released, we can expect it to be just as inspiring.
13. Youth Marketing Strategy | London | 16-17 April
This event gives attendees a youth perspective and helps brands understand the latest trends, meaning you leave will everything you need to know about winning over the most diverse, influential and ambitious generation of young people yet.
Post published on Wednesday January 2, 2019