13 Events on Data Marketing, Analytics, and Social Listening at #SMWNYC

Social analytics, data marketing, and machine learning has become the new guidebook for today’s most successful marketers and advertising agencies. Amazing creative alone is not as effective as it once was, and now the game has changed where insights and automation are almost essential.

At Social Media Week New York, attendees will get real-world examples of how brands are using data marketing tools and social analytics to gain deep insights on their consumers. Here are 13 events that will explore these topics and help you become a smarter marketer in 2017 and beyond.

1. Breaking Down The Facebook Auction: How To Combat Inflated CPMs and Bigger Budgets to Deliver More Sales In 2017 (Croud)

This session will break down everything from how Facebook auctions work. Learn new approaches to Facebook bid management, creative testing and audience fatigue. Attendees will also gain actionable insights to take away and implement on their Facebook marketing campaigns the next day.

2. Building a Billion Dollar Business: How Blue Apron Used Data and Social Media to Acquire and Retain Customers (Simon Data)

Join Greg Fitzgerald (Director of Acquisition Marketing, Blue Apron) and Joshua Neckes (Co-Founder, Simon Data) for an in-depth look into how Blue Apron employs a data-first, cross-channel approach to getting the most out of social media for customer acquisition, and how they grew from an innovative upstart to the undisputed market leader in curated home food delivery.

3. How To Use Bitly Beyond Shortening & Branding (Bitly)

Each month, five billion unique browsers engage with Bitly links, and 300 million links are created through the platform. This session with Bitly’s Senior Content and Community Manager, Denise Chan, will unpack the top 10 metrics of your Bitly dashboard, and how to use Bitly for A/B testing, UTM codes, and other data-focused capabilities.

4. Listen, Analyze, Inform: Pulling Human Insights from Online Interactions (Ready Set Rocket)

This workshop focuses on social listening, social analytics and their impact on the customer journey. Attendees will learn how today’s marketers are mining human insights from data and using that knowledge to effectively communicate with modern consumers to drive bottom line ROI.

5. Share Rate is King (BabyFirst)

BabyFirst’s General Manager, Yuval Rechter, will discuss the importance of “Share Rate” for exponential and organic growth on your social channels. This data-driven approach to custom content production finds what resonates with your target audience and optimizes for shares.

6. Objective Based Marketing: Using Creative Sequencing To Drive Sales (mllnnl)

Consumers need to see the right creative at the right time in the right place. In this panel featuring top paid social experts from invite-only millennial marketing agency, mllnnl, we’ll discuss when to shift measurement away from the sale, creative sequencing best practices, and the future of paid social planning.

7. Data-Driven Customer Experiences and the Voice Paradigm (Bitly)

In this session, Matt Thomson (Chief Product Officer, Bitly) will explore how data is being used in more sophisticated ways to keep up with the increasingly complex customer journey across channels and devices. He’ll also predict what the future holds for data-driven personalization, and provide actionable steps for marketers to take to improve the customer experience.

8. TeraBites! Feeding Algorithms With Open Government Data (BetaNYC)

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer will moderate a panel discussion on open data as food for algorithms. Content is king and municipal open data allows social media teams to harness location sensitive information to enrich the user experience of the customer.

9. Words of Wisdom: Advanced Text Analytics and Strategies that Influence Consumers (Marina Maher Communications)

In this session, David Richeson (Chief of Innovation and Influence, Marina Maher Communications), will explore the vital role language has in helping brands, through advanced text analysis, find new ways into the consumer vernacular, and ultimately into their hearts, minds and purchase decisions.

10. A/B Testing is Dead. Long Live Rapid Mass Experimentation (Wunderman)

Join Yannis Kotziagkiaouridis (Global Chief Analytics Officer, Wunderman), as he discusses why ‘rapid mass experimentation’ (RME) is the future of experimentation, and how humans and machine-learning can come together to provide a deeper understanding of how emotions drive consumer behavior.

11. How Data Can Cure Your Influencer Headache (Truffle Pig)

Learn how data is bringing transparency to influencer selection and pricing, powering differentiated creative campaigns, and enabling brands to measure results that impact their bottom line. Executives from Thuzio, Food Network, Collective Bias, and Truffle Pig will also explain how to develop campaigns by merging data insights and creative ideas on emerging platforms.

12. Looking Beyond the CPA: Finding High-Quality Users that Don’t Break the Bank (Reuters TV)

In this session, learn some tips and tricks for looking beyond the most obvious acquisition metrics, and more into the metrics that measure true value for your app or website, with real examples from Reuters TV’s Senior Marketing Manager, Ashley Christiano. She’ll also discuss some useful ideas for what to do with data once you have it.

13. Social Listening 2.0: How Machine Learning Gets to the “Why” of Analytics (Crimson Hexagon)

Hear from social analytics and machine learning experts from Crimson Hexagon to learn how cutting-edge brands are using these tools to stay ahead of the competition. Attendees will get real-world examples of how brands are using machine learning to gain deep insights on their consumers, as well as a glimpse into the near future of deep social listening.

Social Media Week returns to New York this February 28 to March 3. HQ passes are sold out, but you can still watch the official sessions LIVE and on-demand through our video platform, SMW Insider.