Zenith Agenda 2014 Is Live! Duluth’s Social Media Marketing Conference Returns

In association with the Duluth Chamber of Commerce, AIMCLEAR is thrilled to announce the third annual Zenith Social Media Conference.  Zenith is truly a national-level social marketing conference held locally in Northern Minnesota each year. Attendees will be treated to cutting-edge-relevant social media marketing curriculum.


Held May 22 in multiple locations downtown in our beautiful Lake Superior city, Zenith 2014 has announced an ambitious three-track agenda.  This social media marketing conference is a tremendous training value, costing less than half of comparable full day online marketing conferences. So, you can afford to train the whole team.  Early bird pricing for Duluth Chamber members is only $149. Non-members’ early bird price is STILL a crazy cool value, at only $199.  How awesome is THAT?

OMG The Speakers!
Once again, our AIMCLEAR team sequenced the agenda and we’re flying in a number of our internationally known colleagues to set the speaking roster’s tone.

This year’s presenters include Joanna Lord, Lisa Grimm, Dennis Yu, Lisa Buyer, Ric Dragon, Cindy Krum, Michelle Ross, Marty Weintraub, Merry Morud, Manny Rivas, Will Scott, Kevin Jacobson and many others-both regionally and nationally known.  SRSLY!


These are the same highly regarded experts who speak regularly in Sydney, Milan, London, San Francisco, New York, Portland, Charlotte, Minneapolis, Dallas, Toronto, etc. at conferences including SMX, SES, ClickZ, PubCon, AdTech, SearchFest, SearchX, MIMA, International Search Summit, OMA, Search Insider Summit and others.  Panelists include 3 authors who penned 5 major social marketing books from publishers including Wiley Brothers and McGraw Hill.  These speakers sport marketing credits including Siemens, Firestone, Martha Stewart, Victaulic, Washington Post, Moz, Starbucks and many others.


Yep, we’re sharing an extraordinary sampling of the illuminating panelists you’ve see us presenting aside at international conferences over the years, and now they’re coming to the Zenith City.  Watch AIMCLEAR Blog in coming days as more speakers are announced and interviewed. Here’s a link to the Zenith website, for more speaker information, bios, etc.


Get ready to rumble. Take in priceless sessions offered for social media marketers at all levels. Attendees will choose from offerings and move between three fantastic tracks.

Down N’ Dirty Track
From newbie beginners to experienced marketers, this track offers tactics you can use NOW. It’s run and gun from beginning to end, totally stuffed with “How To,” “What Next” & “What For?”  The Down N’ Dirty track is not for attendees who want theory or futuristic bullsh*t. The focus is NOW, YOU, DO IT!

  • 12 Essential Steps To Being A Profitable Community Manager
  • Growing Your Networks To Build Personal Brand & Advance Your Career
  • 12 Social PPC Hacks You Can Use Tomorrow! Targeting, Distribution & Sales, OH MY!
  • Social Media Marketing “Live” Clinic

Channel Wizards Track
This track is for those with marketing interest in specific channels. The track begins with a session to flesh out real meat-on-the-bone to define what “Wins” mean using social analytics. Then our panelists will take seriously deep dives into Mobile, Facebook & Twitter.

  • Using Social Media Analytics To Define ROI KPIs
  • Mobile Marketing: A Field Guide For Those Who Will Not Be Left In The Dust!
  • Breaking Bad with Twitter! Game Changing Tactics & Prodigal ROI
  • Power Facebook Marketing For Professionals

Advanced Track
This track is geared for experienced social marketers and those who want a taste of serious geek-tech-marketing-talk-and-tactics-wow!

  • Advanced Facebook & Twitter Social Advertising
  • SEO, Social Media & What Every Marketer (SRSLY) Must Do
  • Content Marketing Master Class
  • Building Brand Evangelists & Encouraging Loyalty

Storied Keynotes
The first two years of Zenith were smash hits, with some of the brightest speakers in the online marketing business attending, huge names including Rand Fishkin and Danny Sullivan.


This year’s Zenith morning keynote is Neal Rodriguez. He’s a brilliant online marketer with a 10-year background in social media engagement and search engine optimization that spans across many verticals including companies serving luxury markets, such as private jet charters and fractional homes, and B2B sales engagements. Neal has executed blog outreach, mainstream media placement, and SEO campaigns to promote events featuring Donald Trump and other high-profile athletes and celebrities. He also writes for Forbes Magazine.

College Student (& Recruiters) ALERT!
Are you a marketing & communications student looking for an amazing internship and/or a job after graduation at a world famous agency? BUZZER! Maybe you’d like an agency leader, who actually does the hiring, to review your resume and make suggestions. Zenith Social Media marketing conference is pleased to offer a completely unique networking opportunity for college students only.

Panelists speaking at Zenith impact hiring for hundreds of social media, SEO, PPC, content, community management and other online marketing jobs in America and internationally. To our knowledge there is no other dedicated college student-networking event at any major online conference anywhere else in the world. Heck, speakers of this caliber usually only appear together at conferences that costing a lot more money + airfare. Join internationally known agency leaders for a private lunchtime networking session, “How To Get Your Online Marketing Dream Job! For College Students Only.”

  • Get one on one face time with true movers, shakers and job providers
  • Receive feedback on resumes and other advice
  • Find out what online marketing employers are really looking for and how to approach them
  • Ask questions and otherwise network
  • Make new friends that matter, including amongst other students
  • Hang out at AIMCLEAR for lunch

If you say you want a career in marketing (social media included) and you do NOT attend this event in YOUR city, then you are full of hooey. Attend this session or read about it somewhere else. Or, you may hear that your friend who did attend made a contact that resulted in a job in San Francisco, Duluth, Italy, or Australia.

Register Now!
So if you’re ready to go, head on over and Register to cash in on the early bird. AIMCLEAR is proud to be associated with such an important effort, and are grateful we have the opportunity to share our international community with the region.


It’s hard to believe but the Duluth Chamber has set early bird pricing for this gem of a one-day educational shindig at $149 for Duluth Chamber members and $199 for non-Chamber members. Don’t delay, because the price goes up substantially after the early bird expires. Group discounts are available and registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and admission to the after party!


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