Digital Crush is a full-packed, one-day conference for digital marketers and business professionals looking to grow their digital marketing skillset and toolbox. In a collaborative and inspiring atmosphere, participants will be able to learn, exchange ideas, network and establish relationships with others in the area.
Our goal is to bring together and educate digital marketers and small business of the inland northwest on practical and important digital marketing practices. Through this we hope that your business is able to increase market share, customers and profit by utilizing the newest and best practices in digital marketing.
CEO / Simple Strat
The Search for Hidden Insights: How to setup and use analytics for smarter marketing
Ali Schwanke is the CEO and Chief Marketing Strategist of Simple Strat, the marketing agency for B2B companies that are serious about growth. With nearly 15 years of marketing experience as both an in-house marketer and entrepreneur, Ali brings a unique data-driven perspective to marketing and sales.
As an industry professional, Ali’s work focuses on helping companies develop and implement growth-driven marketing programs. Whether that’s removing roadblocks, identifying new tools, clarifying a message, or developing better ways for sales and marketing to collaborate, audiences love Ali’s fresh approach and tell-it-like-it-is style. She is a HubSpot Certified Inbound Marketer and content creator, speaking and contributing to a number of marketing publications, communities and events worldwide. Ali is also the co-founder of BrandPlan, a technology start-up focused on helping marketers better plan, visualize, and execute their marketing strategy.
Ali is the incoming president of the AMA National Practitioner’s Council in Chicago, and a past-president of the Lincoln Chapter of the American Marketing Association, as well as an AMA award recipient – Marketer of the Year (2010) and Corporate Marketer of the Year (2018). She also serves as a marketing mentor for NMotion and the Global Accelerator Network and marketing advisor with the regional Vistage Trusted Advisory Board. In her free time, she enjoys running, writing and photography, spending time with her husband and two boys, and making a delicious batch of oatmeal raisin cookies.
Marketing Campaign Manager / Schweitzer Engineering
Content Strategy: Manage the Challenges of Control and Creativity
Paul Warner is a business owner and content marketing campaign manager at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, where he oversees advertising, digital content strategy and analytics. Starting with his first job in Silicon Valley, he has gained marketing and sales experience across several industries. Locally, Paul has worked with Northern Quest Resort & Casino on digital content strategy and Washington State University teaching entrepreneurial marketing. Additionally, he has performed consulting work for clients in government, education and private industry since starting his business in 2009. Paul has a B.A. in journalism and an M.S. in communications.
CEO / BrandCraft
Torey founded BrandCraft in 2012. An artist at heart with an entrepreneurial spirit. Torey directs company overall strategy and growth in Digital Marketing, Analytics, Branding, Web and Content Creation. Torey has a strong passion for the business of design and growth strategies for companies who share in the same growth mindset. He has a strong belief in importance digital agencies can play in providing cohesive campaigns across multiple platforms. Torey’s background winds through Science & Engineering (a registered Civil Engineer) until he decided to chase his true passion – marketing.
Blogger | NichePursuits.com | Founder of LongTailPro.com and LinkWhisper.com
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Digital Content: Your 24/7 Sales Person
Chief Digital Strategy Officer of Klu Digital
Using Data for Effective Digital Marketing
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Using Call Tracking for a 360-degree Marketing Performance View
Digital Marketing Strategist for BrandCraft
Strategic Brand Positioning and Your Digital Marketing
Digital Marketing Manager for Visit Tri-Cities
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CEO of Guide Social
The Secret Social Video Method I Use to Get 100 Million Views On Videos
Director of Marketing for Vivid Learning Systems
Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls (Stick to the ICP)
Director of Marketing at ISM
B2B Digital Panelist
Manny Rivas III
Measuring Brand Lift & the True Value in Your Top of Funnel Investments
Director of Advanced Advertising Sales for Spectrum Reach
B2B Digital Panelist