3 Quick Ways to Prepare for Smart Social Summit

We are excited to see you at SmartSocial Summit, where the smartest minds in social will gather in the live music capital of the world to network with digital marketers, hear inspirational ideas and learn from experts.

To make the most of your time with us in Austin, we’ve pulled together how to get the most out of your experience:

Get Networking

SmartSocial Summit is the perfect place to connect with experienced digital marketers over the most relevant and pressing trends in the industry. Before you attend the Welcome Reception on Monday, discover all the networking opportunities available at Summit. If this is your first time at Summit, welcome! Consider joining us for our first-time Summit attendee reception at 4:30 PM on Monday to learn how to maximize your experience. Past attendee, Lisa McGrath, a social media strategist from Cognizant provided this comment last year, “So fortunate to have spent the last few days listening to and meeting some of the most creative minds in #socialmedia.” Through some led and organic innovative networking opportunities, our goal is for you to make lasting connections.

SmartSocial Summit is the perfect place to connect with experienced digital marketers over the most relevant and pressing trends in the industry.


Get Inspired

Our keynote speakers are some of the brightest minds in the industry and are sure to inspire. This year, we are excited to sit down with Common to discuss the role social media plays in his life as both an artist and activist.

Social media can be a platform to grow purpose and activism for brands. Roy Spence’s session will talk about real-life examples of the power of purpose to inform a brand's work. And from the power of purpose in your brand to how that is executed successfully, will be showcased with Melissa Rosenthal Brenner from the NBA. Rosenthal Brenner will show how her team's experiments with content made the basketball association one of the most digitally savvy sports leagues on the world. We will also hear from Jennifer Saenz on how social has proven to be the best place for Frito-Lay to delight their consumers and place them at the heart of everything they do.

We hope that you will leave Summit reset, recharged, and reinvigorated with the author of Bored and Brilliant and Co-founder of Stable Genius Productions, Manoush Zomorodi. Zomorodi will walk us through how to reset our digital lives and stay balanced - just in time for you to take all this inspiration and put it to action.

Get Working

SmartSocial Summit offers interactive workshops to engage with other digital marketers—and they’re hosted by experts, to boot. Get working as you problem-solve on chatbots, measurement and influencer marketing. Workshops are great opportunities for users to refine and curate a skillset in social media, and for strategists to understand the plumbing that goes into the planning.

Set Goals

What are your goals for Summit? What aspect of social media marketing, management, or data are you concerned with? Most important: what type of session are you going to get the most out of? Let these answers guide you as you develop your personal schedule. Use our online scheduling tool: * Go ​to​ ​​the SmartSocial Summit Schedule. * Create a profile to develop a personalized three-day schedule * View the entire Summit schedule at-a-glance * Sort through color-coded labels for detailed session and speaker info

Douglas Craig, VP, Content Strategy & Programming at Fandango provided this feedback after multiple years attending Summit, "There are some conferences that just aren't worth sending my team to. This isn't one of them." The goal of SmartSocial Summit is bringing the connections you made, the inspirational ideas whirling in your mind and the tactical skills of social media & digital marketing to incorporate into your most complex business opportunities.

Further questions on what to expect at SmartSocial Summit? Check out​ our website, social channels or email us at events@spredfast.com.

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Jaime Netzer is Spredfast's Senior Content Marketing Manager, leading content operations. A Lawrence, Kansas native, she traded seasons for breakfast tacos seven years ago and hasn't looked back since. Also a fiction writer and journalist, Jaime tweets semi-regularly and reads constantly.