July 24 2017, Santa Clara, CA - Milestone, a leading provider of digital marketing software and services for hospitality, retail and finance, today announced an outstanding lineup of speakers for their 5th annual digital marketing conference - ENGAGE 2018 - taking place July 25 and 26 at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, in Santa Clara, CA.
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This year at Milestone's ENGAGE 2018 digital marketing conference audiences will be wowed by an amazing array of speakers, focused discussions and presentations relevant to location-based businesses and Milestone employees showcasing their talents. The 2018 edition of Milestone's conference will feature and incredible lineup of speakers who will present thought-leadership topics on a broad array of technology and marketing initiatives aimed at location-based businesses:
- A high focus on omnichannel marketing with case studies throughout the presentations
- Coverage of emerging topics that matter to location-based marketers like voice-search, the changing landscape of location-based marketing, the shift to mobile-first usage and how all of it impacts marketers
- Speakers from both Milestone and premier partners including Google, Yelp, The Local Search Association as well as premier Milestone customers
- A "special event" - featuring Milestone employees showcasing their dancing skills
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Milestone will be tweeting throughout the event #ENGAGE2018. We will also be providing regular posts on our Facebook page
and we will be broadcasting keynote speeches on Facebook Live throughout the day. Mark your calendars for July 26th from 8:30 AM PST to 6:00 PM PST. We expect to broadcast at these times:
- 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
- 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
- 03:15 PM - 04:00 PM
- 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
This year's Keynotes
In the speaker lineup, this year Milestone thrilled to announce that Mr. Chip Conley, the founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality as well as former Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy for Airbnb will also be a keynote speaker at the conference. Mr. Conley will discuss how people can dig deep into their own experiences to explore new ways of looking at what's possible.
Milestone's lineup will also include Mr. Greg Sterling, VP of Strategy and Insights for the Local Search Association and contributing editor for leading tech blogs like Search Engine Land and Marketing Land. Mr. Sterling will be discussing the top trends impacting Local search in 2018 and beyond.
"We are honored to have these remarkable people as features speakers," said Benu Aggarwal, Milestone Founder and President. "Each year we strive to make our ENGAGE conference richer and more valuable, and 2018 looks to be our best yet," continued Mrs. Aggarwal.
Other key speakers will include John Carroll, Evangelist for Yelp, Steven Chen, from Google's GMB team as well as other Milestone executives including Sathya Krishnamurthy, VP of Products for Milestone who will be presenting Milestone's product vision for the coming year.
Milestone's ENGAGE conference this year covers a broad range of topics that are top-of-mind for digital marketers - like Voice search and its impact on content, the future of digital marketing technology, how local search will change in the coming years and much, much more.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn digital and search strategies rarely discussed in public forums and network with key influencers in the hospitality and digital marketing industries, as well as their peers. Anyone interested in Milestone's ENGAGE conference, can learn more by visiting https://engage.milestoneinternet.com.
Digital Marketing Trends in 2018 and 2019 | Benu Aggarwal, Milestone President & Founder
SESSION: Driving website engagement through personalization and UX
PEAK | Chip Conley
SESSION: Understanding Google GMB
SESSION: Mobile on Steroids, moving from responsive to engagement-centric mobile
SESSION: Segmentation & personalization in driving high-ROI paid marketing campaigns
SESSION: Case studies in omnichannel marketing
Top 10 local trends in 2018 and 2019 | Greg Sterling, Sr. VP of Strategy & Insights, LSA
SESSION: Using analytics & competitive insights to drive returns on digital marketing
Yelp, the power behind mapping systems, John Carroll, Yelp
SESSION: The new fundamentals of SEO
SESSION: 21st Century Digital Marketing - Milestone's Local Presence Cloud | Sathya Krishnamurthy
Milestone is a leading provider of digital marketing software and services for hospitality, retail and finance. We provide a full range of solutions including website and mobile design, content creation, SEO, analytics and competitive intelligence. Our best in class technology and solutions drive revenue and ROI for clients across the globe. Over 2,000 companies do business with Milestone, including leading hotel chains, major retailers and financial services companies. Milestone has garnered over 300 awards and a reputation for blending outstanding design with advanced technological capabilities. Milestone is one of Silicon Valley Business Journal's fastest growing companies and is an Inc. 5000 company.