You’re not alone.
“Most businesses are intimidated by how to navigate the new world of online marketing,” said Michele Chatburn, Brentwood Press social media manager. “But it needn’t be complicated or anxiety-provoking.”
On Wednesday, Nov. 9, the Brentwood Press & Publishing Corporation and thepress.net will host an Online Marketing Success Summit from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill, 144 Oak St. in Brentwood. The event will include nationally known as well as local experts who will show business owners, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations how to get the most of out of their businesses using today’s social media tools.
“This is the kind of event you would find in San Francisco and other big cities,” said Chatburn. “And we’re thrilled to be able to offer it to people here in East County.”
Topics will include:
Search engine optimization
Learn how to improve your organic search engine ranking and drive more qualified leads to your website.
See how you can create a campaign that works by incorporating a QR code.
Are all websites mobile optimized? Find out why that could be key to your business success.
Social media marketing
Learn why social media marketing is important to your business.
The featured guest speakers are Jason Smith, Joe Ruiz and Chatburn.
Smith is a digital marketing consultant from Utah with more than 16 years of experience in the field. The online marketing expert travels the country providing training on such topics as search engine optimization, search engine marketing, pay per click advertising and social marketing and websites, to name a few.
Chatburn, The Press’ social media manager, also heads her own social media company and brings vast experience in training small business owners on the benefits of incorporating social media into their marketing strategies.
Ruiz, a QR code program developer from Pleasanton, works with Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Microsoft and AT&T, but his passion is helping small-business owners develop Internet marketing techniques.
“Social media and digital marketing is not the future,” added Chatburn. “It’s here right now, and we want to help people make the most of it.”
The $49 admission includes a continental breakfast, lunch and training materials. Seating is limited. To sign up online, register here or in person before Nov. 1 at The Press offices, 248 Oak St. in Brentwood. For additional information, call Michele at 925-634-1441.