Best 2014 Marketing Conferences

be innovative to attract millennial talentIt’s a new year and if your marketing department hasn’t started changing the way you do things to adapt to the ever-evolving digital landscape, and the new ways in which people are now consuming data and content, you’re at least considering if you should.

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Below is a list of the top marketing conferences in 2014.  They run the gamut from digital and graphic design to content marketing, search engine optimization, and more.  Plan out your calendar and use what you learn at these conferences to take stock of the new skills you’ll need to add to your team.
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SHRM 2013 Day 4 coverage | Gabby Giffords’ closing keynote

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On January 8, 2011 a gunman opened fire outside a grocery store in Arizona. Six people were killed and 20 were injured. Among those injured was U.S. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was shot in the head. Experts weren’t sure how – or if – Giffords would recover.

After countless surgeries, endless therapy and an unwavering demonstration of strength and courage, Giffords has recovered, and today she was joined by her husband, Mark Kelly, to deliver the Closing General Session keynote at SHRM 2013.
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SHRM 2013 Day 3 Coverage – Part 2 | Hiring millennials and the cost of a good hire

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We’re back for more day three coverage of SHRM 2013.

Hiring and retaining millennials

Dan Schawbel is the Managing Partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm. He is the author of the #1 international bestselling book, Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future, now in 13 languages. His second book, Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success, will be released in 2013 by St. Martin’s Press. Dan is a columnist at both TIME and FORBES, and has been featured in over 1,000 media outlets, such as Wired Magazine, PBS Nightly Business Report, “The Willis Report” on Fox Business and ELLE Magazine. He’s spoken at Google, NBC Universal, McGraw-Hill, Harvard Business School, MIT, Time Warner, IBM, and CitiGroup. Dan was named to the Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30 List in 2010, the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 List in 2012, and BusinessWeek cites him as someone entrepreneurs should follow on Twitter.Our first afternoon presentation, Building the Workforce of Tomorrow, was hosted by Dan Schawbel, Managing Partner, Millennial Branding.

Schawbel started his presentation by debunking the notions that millennials, those born between 1982 and 1993, are entitled, insubordinate, lazy and ungrateful. He pointed to some powerful statistics to back it up:
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SHRM 2013 Day 3 Coverage – Part 1 | Leadership and the ACA

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We kicked off day three of our SHRM 2013 coverage with gusto.  With 117 sessions including, workshops, mega sessions, keynotes, roundtables and lunches, it was difficult to choose what we thought would be the right sessions to bring your way. From Auditing Policies to Immigration Law, HRCI Certification to building the best Employee Handbook; we feel the sessions outlined and summarized below, push the gambit of thought leadership you’d need to build your business and become a successful leader.
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Request your FREE SHRM 2013 key takeaway

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Get in synch with the most important lessons learned from SHRM 2013. We know that you are probably one busy HR Manager, and sometimes even events like SHRM can seem a world away. That’s why we aim to provide you with daily updates from the day’s sessions and speakers. At the end of the event, 13,000 people will be heading home with lessons they’ve learned, tips on becoming a better manager, insights from international speakers, and knowledge that will last them a lifetime.

We don’t want you to miss out on that opportunity!
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SHRM Day 2 coverage – HR’s future and making giving a priority

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Day two of SHRM 2013 went off without a hitch, and we got up bright and early to learn from the brightest minds in HR. We want to take you on a recount of yesterday morning’s events, keynotes and lessons’ learned.

The first session of the morning was The Future of HR: Four Keys for Creating Competitive Advantage Through Innovative People Strategies,  hosted by Jennifer McClure, President, UnbridledTalent LLC.

The changing roles in HR
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