I am incredibly excited to be attending the 2017 Ungagged Conference in Las Vegas in a few weeks. This conference is one of the best-attended digital marketing gatherings and one I have always wanted to attend because of its “no censoring” approach. Too many conferences turn into sales pitches with less focus on ongoing education. As the leader of Smith & 7, I find it is really important to “walk the walk” and not just “talk the talk” about digital marketing. Hence the reason I chose to attend Ungagged.

As digital marketers, it is imperative that we stay up to date in order to stay competitive and bring our clients the best knowledge of the digital space. Algorithms change often, best practices are constantly evolving and innovation keeps the competition fierce. For these reasons, I will continue investing time and money into learning.  I truly care that my clients have access to the latest and greatest strategies, and are informed on best practices in areas such as security, software and resources.

If you are attending Ungagged, please introduce yourself and say hello. I will update this post to share some tips and recommendations upon my return from the conference. – Courtney Smith