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Digital Presence Conference | July 17-18 2017 | Chicago, IL
Learn the latest digital strategies to gain a competitive edge, understand consumers, and increase direct bookings.

Engage 2017

Learn the latest digital strategies to gain a competitive edge, understand consumers, and increase direct bookings.
Milestone will be holding their annual digital marketing conference, newly branded as Engage, in Chicago July 17th-18th 2017. Marketers and business owners will learn trends and strategies rarely discussed in public forums, with the objective of increasing ROI. Speakers will be digital and hospitality leaders, discussing topics from website development, to local search, paid marketing, social media, and search behaviors impacting revenue.
Monday July 17, 2017
1:00pm - Open House & Registration
1:00pm - 5:00pm - Milestone Chicago Office - 980 N Michigan Ave. Ste 1710
6:00pm - Welcome Reception & Registration
6:00pm - 8:00pm - Location TBD
Tuesday July 18, 2017
(All events take place at Hyatt Regency Chicago)
8:00am - Breakfast & Registration
9:00am - Welcome Address
9:15am - Keynote
5:00pm - Closing
5:30pm - Reception


Attendees at our past Digital Marketing conferences rave about our content and actionable strategies. View below to see what previous attendees highlighted from our conferences, expect a great 2017 Digital Marketing Conference July 17th-18th in Chicago.
  • "Tangible takeaways to implement and make immediate impact"
  • "Meeting the MS staff - without exception, everyone is/was very bright, but without hint of ego. Nice culture!"
  • "Excellent content. Very detailed, very well-rounded, furnished a huge list of takeaways. Home Run"
  • "A great amount of information well-presented /relevant content. No wasted time."

Past Videos

Milestone Digital Marketing Conference Video

Keynote:How the Customer Journey is Driving Digital Marketing Innovation

Bill Hunt
2017 Keynote presents the future of customer marketing by Bill Hunt, a highly regarded, globally-recognized search and digital marketing guru.

Key Technology Innovations and Mobile Trends

Benu Aggarwal
Learn strategies to influence website visitors and convert them into customers, includes AMP, CRO, Knowledge Graph, and more.

Top 2016 Website Design Trends

Brian Tawlks
Get ready to deliver a world class web experience to users in a multi-device world - telling a story, minimalism, grid designs, bright colors and stunning imagery.

ADA Compliance: Why Should You Care?

Puru Chiplunkar
Learn how to offer guests best user experience and protect your business against uncalled-for lawsuits.

Changing Landscape of Local and Organic Search

Kanika Thakran
Decipher the key components impacting your visibility on Google, Bing, and Local Search Directories and walk away with actionable insights to create an impactful local ecosystem presence.

Leading with the Heart

John Wallis
John Wallis is the former Chief Marketing Officer of Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, he highlights an evolving method of managing and driving results with passion and sincerity.

Success with Social and Search

Nisha Thakkar and Mike Supple
Integrate social seamlessly into your digital marketing strategy to connect to customers and increase revenue.

Advancements in Paid Marketing

Eileen DeLisle and Megan Lau
Make your marketing dollars go further by optimizing your channel and media mix. Learn about new channels to reach targeted customer segments.

Enterprise Level Search, Value of a Customer Centric Buying Funnel

Ben Karesh
Merging online and offline marketing efforts on an enterprise level.

Measuring the Success of Your Digital Strategy in Today's Multi-Touch World

Gaurav Gautam and John Bezdek
Walk away with tools to understand how your marketing dollars are working for you.

Benchmark Your Digital Presence Against Competition

Icida McClean and Gabrielle Montgomery
Tools to benchmark your performance vs. competition and staying ahead of the game.

PANEL: Up Close and Personal with Hospitality Industry Experts

Robert Cole, Tim Peter& Chris Rockett
Hear experts discuss and argue the latest threats to the hospitality digital world as well as the opportunities based on current trends.

Closing: 2017 Planning, Digital Marketing, Bots, AI, Virtual Reality

Anil Aggarwal and Tammie Carlisle
Conclusion of conference main takeaways and review of a budgeting sheet to use for digital marketing for hoteliers.
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