Industry Conferences, Webinars and Other Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Location: Virtual and iSOCRATES HQ, Suite 550, 150 Second Ave North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Time: 5:30 – 7:00pm EDT

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Digital First Friday

If you are interested in business innovation, digital media and marketing, data analytics, technology, and new business models, then join us for networking and guest speakers at Digital First Friday in downtown St. Petersburg Florida. There is absolutely no cost to join or attend.

Be sure to join HERE at no obligation and put this community meetup on your calendar now as a recurring event – every first Friday of the month from 5:30 – 7:00pm EDT at the iSOCRATES office, Suite 550, 150 Second Ave North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. No dress code and all are welcome.

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PREVIOUS EVENTS

Digital First Friday: Fireside Chat: B2C Amazon E-Commerce Best Practices

Location: Virtual and iSOCRATES HQ, Suite 550, 150 Second Ave North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Time: 5:30 – 7:00pm EDT

Join the DFF Meetup group here: MeetUp Link

Reserve your spot for this meetup here: MeetUp Link

iSOCRATES MAdTech OS and MAdTechBITM Demo

Location: Virtual and iSOCRATES HQ, Suite 550, 150 Second Ave North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Time: 5:30 – 7:00pm EDT

Join the DFF Meetup group here: MeetUp Link

Reserve your spot for this meetup here: MeetUp Link

Fall 2020 Kick-off and Virtual Open House

Location: iSOCRATES HQ, Suite 550, 150 Second Ave North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Time: 5:30 – 7:00pm EDT

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OPEN HOUSE, USA If I Knew Then What I Know Now

Location:433 Central Ave St Petersburg, FL within the Rising Tide Innovation Center

Presenters: Alison Choinere (COO FreightCenter) and Virginia Lee (VP of Technology with Nielsen), Andi Graham CEO, Founder of Big Sea)

Building careers can be challenging. Ever wish you had the benefit of hindsight? We’ve hand-picked a couple of seasoned leaders to share career planning “hindsights” with you.

Join us for an evening of rapid-fire insights from industry pros who will share perspectives that may very well alter the course of your career…no matter what stage you are in of your career life.

OPEN HOUSE, USA Inside Video

Location: 433 Central Ave St Petersburg, FL within the Rising Tide Innovation Center

Summary: With video continuing to grow in popularity and importance, it’s vital to stay on top of the latest advances in order to create a strong digital video marketing strategy. Keeping your marketing ahead of the curve is a constant effort; incorporating VIDEO into all of your marketing is not just novel, it’s a price of entry if you want to keep your audience engaged. Understanding the basics – and the advancements – when it comes to video marketing can make any business decision maker a better consumer and better marketer.

Scatter Brothers owners/producers, Douglas Tschirhart and Ben Daniele, will talk us through how video shapes marketing and how you can leverage the latest techniques and trends to up your branding.

OPEN HOUSE, USA Small Business Growth Resources

Location: 433 Central Ave St Petersburg, FL within the Rising Tide Innovation Center

Summary: If you are a small business owner in the St. Pete / Tampa area and wondering what resources are available to you, we hope to see you for this DFF. Our panelists, Joe Hamilton and Sue Goodman, will help to uncover available resources that our SMBs commonly struggle with. We will also have moderator, Mark Lombardi, seamlessly facilitate the talking points allowing Joe and Sue to provide more clarity into the many resources available to small business owners, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs alike.

Sponsored by: CBFC, helping Florida small businesses and entrepreneurs achieve success for more than 60 years.

OPEN HOUSE, USA Clicks to Bricks

Location: 433 Central Ave St Petersburgh, FL within the Rising Tide Innovation Center

Summary: How can you stand out locally online to drive customers into your store(s)? Bob Kahns from MarineMax, the largest boat dealer in the U.S., and Jessica Frigo, Franchise Marketing Coach of College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving will be reviewing “Clicks to Bricks” at our June Digital First Friday.

OPEN HOUSE, USA Latest and Greatest in Augmented and Virtual Reality

Location: 433 Central Ave St Petersburgh, FL within the Rising Tide Innovation Center

Summary: What is Virtuality Reality? How is it different from Augmented Reality? How are companies leveraging these technologies? And where is the future headed? With tech giants like Facebook and Google investing heavily, now is the time to learn more about this ever-growing world from HD Interactive’s very own Chief Strategy Officer, Kevin Hohl. Test out some cool gadgets while gaining more clarity into why and how eCommerce, gaming, travel, medical, real estate, education, and even marketing verticals are already using it.

OPEN HOUSE, USA Programmatic Media and Marketing: What is It, Its Past, Present and Future by Bill Lederer, Founder, Chairman and CEO of iSOCRATES LLC

Location: 433 Central Ave St Petersburgh, FL within the Rising Tide Innovation Center

Summary: Understand more about how programmatic digital media can help you minimize marketing waste and maximize ROI across display, video, social and mobile from our very own Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Bill Lederer. Bill is a global C-Level digital media and marketing services executive with extensive consulting /founding/building/turnaround expertise in both entrepreneurial and established companies in Programmatic trading, Advanced TV and online & mobile Video, Internet and e-commerce, advertising/marketing, and information services. He has extensive work experience in the Americas, Europe, India, and Israel. Bill is also an Adjunct Professor at The New School Graduate Program in Media Management and co-author of the leading industry textbook Media Selling, 5th Edition.

OPEN HOUSE, USA Travel and Tourism with Shivan Durbal, Head of Marketing Sciences at Audley Travel

Location: 433 Central Ave St Petersburgh, FL within the Rising Tide Innovation Center

Q&A Session: Moderated by Eric Ortiz, Executive Director of Sales & Acquisition at McKay Advertising

Summary: Learn more about how Audley Travel gained traction in a niche industry with heavy competition while boosting sales productivity.

Feel free to pick Shivan’s brain on topics outside of the travel industry to include programmatic trading, upfront digital buys, performance media, publisher/network models, web UX / conversion optimization, e-commerce, and advanced analytics.

OPEN HOUSE, USA Sports Digital Marketing with special Guest Speakers -- Patrick Abts/Tampa Bay Lightning, Dir., Digital & Social Media and Emily Miller/Tampa Bay Rays, Dir. of Marketing

Location: 433 Central Ave St Petersburgh, FL within the Rising Tide Innovation Center

Q&A Session: Moderated by Eric Ortiz, Executive Director of Sales & Acquisition at McKay Advertising

Summary: This is our inaugural Digital First Friday, a new Meetup series in downtown St. Petersburg sponsored by us (iSOCRATES LLC). This event brings together digerati to share, learn, discuss and network in the burgeoning data analytics, digital media and marketing, and technology professions in Pinellas County. We will feature St. Petersburgh Mayor Rick Kriseman, Pinellas County Commission Chair Karen Seel and the digital marketing heads of the Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Lightning.

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