Upcoming Seminars and Certification Courses

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events with the Direct Marketing Association of Northern California.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Live Online Certification Workshop (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Fundamentals Workshop


What You’ll Learn in this Workshop

The first session opens with a review of the basics of SEO. What is SEO? Why use SEO? How does it work? This is explained with visual examples.

We then go on to keywords. You’ll learn how to find thousands of keywords (including your competitors’ keywords!) and how to use those keywords to write your meta-tags. You’ll see how to test meta-tags to find the best one.

You can easily find and test 10,000 keywords to get the best ones. You’ll see how to easily find keywords in other languages.

The course includes presentation, live demonstration, and examples. You get downloads, spreadsheets, and ebooks. Lots of opportunity for your questions.

Friday, June 5, 2020
Live Online Certification Workshop (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST)

How to Get the Most out of Twitter: Advanced Features and Strategies


Led by Andreas Ramos, the author of #TwitterBook (#1 Amazon Best Seller), you’ll see how to get the most out of Twitter. You’ll get up-to-date on Twitter’s advanced features. Companies can use Twitter for visibility and to connect directly with their audience and customers. You can use Twitter build your career credibility and find clients. We’ll cover both corporate and personal accounts.
Friday, June 12, 2020
Live Online Certification Workshop (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Intermediate


What You’ll Learn in this Workshop

The relation between keywords, meta-tags, and search results. How changes to keywords and meta-tags can improve your ranking in search results.

Using an example of a fictional mid-size company, you’ll see how to add keywords to your page. How to edit the meta-tags, the page heading, the body text, ALT tags, and links. How to use the Excel spreadsheet to fit within Google’s limits. You’ll also see a quick way to test meta-tags so you’ll have the best ones. Which pages to SEO (you don’t need to SEO every page). How to find meta-tags in the HTML code.

We’ll also talk about the Google updates (Panda, Penguin, Hummingbird, HTTPS, and mobile) and how they affect your work. A list of what is banned at Google. Examples of beneficial Google updates. How to get Google to add your page again if it gets banned.

Friday, June 19, 2020
Live Online Certification Workshop (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Advanced


What You’ll Learn in this Workshop

We’ll look at how Google indexes and ranks web pages. Learn about Google AI Machine Learning tool and how Google uses 10,000 humans to score and improve its AI tool. We look at the elements that Google’s humans evaluate in websites. You’ll see that you can do to improve your chances of better page reviews. We then look at a powerful SEO tool.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Live Online Certification Workshop (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST)

Google Analytics Workshop--Fundamentals


This is part one of the three-part series on Google Analytics, led by Andreas Ramos, author of fourteen books on SEO. He was the Head of Global SEO at Cisco, where he worked with 44 languages in 85 countries. He has also founded three digital agencies (one with 170 staff) and was the head of the digital agency at Acxiom, which did digital marketing for Fortune 200 companies. Andreas has trained dozens of interns and staffers and he shares that knowledge with you. In three webinars, you’ll learn Google Analytics from one of the leading experts in Silicon Valley. You can take this course as part of the series or à la carte.

Testimonials

This was great, answered 99% of my Google questions in an efficient 2 hour format.

Steve NewmanPresident, Founder and CEO at Rock.com

Today’s workshop was timely, relevant and clearly explained with some actionable go-forward steps. Having access to the presentation ahead of the call is also effective for implementation post-workshop.

Jocelyn QuallDirector of Marketing, ABODA by RESIDE

Very relevant and timely, presented in easy to understand fashion.

Steve McConnellVP Marketing at Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc.

It provided a lot of usable information that can be applied to our business.

Julie FlannDigital Marketing Director, Nordic Ware

Presenters were knowledgeable and presented the topic well. I like that it was given adequate time to dig into the topic and didn’t skim over the subject just to fit it into an hour. It was also helpful that the slides had actual content, and not a bunch of stock images, so they’re useful to download and reference after the presentation.

Collette ChleboveMarketing Services Manager, Follett LLC

Slides were very detailed and informative.

Rolando RodriguezMarketing Manager - Fremont Bank

Lots of excellent data. Great actionable information tools and guidelines.

Robert CallaghanEnterprise and Cloud Solutions Marketing - Sandisk

Great technical info – very usable! Thanks!

Rachel ArtzVine Connections, now at Global Business Marketing (Facebook)

This workshop was perfect for me – just the right amount of information at the right level. I will take it back to the company and find out how we analyze and make some suggestions where necessary.

Lynn OrlandoSenior Manager, Marketing - Western Digital Corporation

Discussed strategy and practical tips.

Diana LaPointVP/Marketing Manager - First Northern Bank

Smart use of language that lined up with the presentation.

Thomas KeadyMarketing Associate at RSM US LLP

Great preso!

Maeve NaughtonPartner (VAR, ISV) Marketing - Intacct

This workshop is a great idea and great job pulling together.

Gina VarelaSenior Global Campaign Manager, Enterprise Marketing - Veritas Technologies LLC

Comprehensive coverage of available tools. Examples and best practices of different tactics.

Thea CopelandDirector of Marketing at Buckles-Smith Electric

Love all the case studies shared from the panelists.

Nancy OzawaSenior Vice President, Marketing at PCBB (Pacific Coast Bankers’ Bank)

My favorite presentation. You kept it REAL. Honesty is why I came here. I didn’t want a vendor pitch. I came here for subject matter expertise.

Felipe CaldeiraMPH - Senior Manager, Strategic Development at Practice Fusion

Insightful & timely actionable information I can take to the bank – great use case examples and fresh perspective on ABM.

Rocco SantoroGrowth Architect, Business Catalys, Ecosystem Developer, Advisor - GISTICS Incorporated

Provided a great start to the presentation that was though out and beneficial.

Thomas KeadyMarketing Associate at RSM US LLP

The content and information of the presentation was awesome and the instructor clearly and effectively communicated the teaching, It would be great if the actual presentations slides had less words and were a bit more designed and polished to help visually assist the concepts and learnings.

Heather SuburuSr. Marketing & Communications Manager - Contiki Holidays

DMA always provides great speakers on timely topics.

Dana TehraniSenior Marketing and Communications Leader, Stanford Federal Credit Union

John clearly knows his area of expertise. A very broad topic with many layers is hard to convey in a brief timeframe, and he was quite effective in doing so.

Ken BerryPresident - Pro Horizons

Excellent subject matter and panel. Keep them coming.

Patty ColemanSenior Graphic Designer, ReMark Group

Excellent overview , this made my time worthwhile today!

Diane RamesLaw Office Administrator, Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer

Important updates and discussion on critical B2B lead generating efforts.

Ernest KhirallahVice President Marketing & Corporate Communications, Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc.

A great collection of information that I [will] begin to implement immediately into my direct marketing strategies.

Elizabeth InpynFounder, INPYN Nutrition & Consulting

Well prepared presentations w/real world examples and speakers.

Steve BorgDirect Marketing Specialist, BorgDirect Marketing

I found the material relevant, timely & current. This is info that you can’t get anywhere else. Audience participation makes the day.

Karla HaleyMarketo & Salesforce.com Consultant

Great presentation informing about a marketing strategy tactic that I wasn’t very familiar with. Will be considering in our mix for the future.

Judy FriedmanVice President, Strategic Client Communications and Engagement Consultant, WellsTrade Online Brokerage

Yes! Every time I attend a DMA luncheon, I walk away pleased w/the investment of my time. It is always worthwhile for me to carve out the time.

Carrie BeamOwner and Principal, Carrie Beam Consulting

Very valuable info that can apply across verticles.

Kate CoghlanMarketing Professional and Health & Wellness Enthusiast, Transiris Corporation

Really liked the forum – panel discussion. Great, knowledgable speakers, work well together.

Kathy SchmidtStrategic Initiatives, SAP SuccessFactors

Just a bunch of great insights & tips.

Whit MagorBusiness Solutions Representative, KP LLC

Really liked the various backgrounds of the speakers & different perspectives they brought!

Kim JohnsonEVP, Managing Director, HERO Marketing & Advertising

Very well run, comfortable setting to ask questions in & I appreciate the different perspectives of the panelists.

Lindsey O’BrienAccount Manager, Gunderson Direct, Inc.

Incredible presentation! Engaging and insightful until the very end!

Adelaide HillAssociate Product Marketing Manager at Infoblox

What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon – eating a delicious lunch and learning about valuable marketing topics.

Chris OtchyCopy Writer, Content Strategist and Internet Marketing Professional, Willis Towers Watson’s OneExchange

Marketing changes so quickly with new technologies & approaches. DMA helps me keep up!

Dana TehraniSenior Marketing and Communications Leader, Stanford Federal Credit Union

Detailed, in-depth information across social platforms that you can’t find elsewhere.

Jeannine VaughanMarketing Leadership, Vaughan & Company

The depth of information was quite good and I particularly found helpful the focus on applicable marketing use cases.

Jeff HorningAccount Executive at Business Wire

Real-world true-life tales from the frontline of B2B marketing.

Rajesh KrishnanB2B Marketer Building Engines for Growth, Synack, Inc.

My favorite presentation. You kept it REAL. Honesty is why I came here. I didn’t want a vendor pitch. I came here for subject matter expertise.

Felipe CaldeiraSenior Manager, Strategic Development, Practice Fusion

A lot of info, mostly new to me but very educational. Will look for ways to implement what we learned into practice.

Kyoko RamirezMarketing, Hitachi High Technologies America

Very informative & entertaining. Learned a lot in two hours.

Karen OlsonVice President of Marketing, CalChamber

Excellent presentation about a very interesting business topic.

Michelle WaltersDigital Marketing Strategist & Customer Success Manager, Marvel Marketers

DMAnc continues to provide helpful, in-depth training that is applicable, relevant, and expert driven.

Alicia GaravagliaHead of Marketing

This workshop gave a great overview of the insight that Google Analytics can provide. Though I have been using Google Analytics for years this course still provided new ways of thinking and reporting that I will be applying when analyzing my company’s website.

Barret GuildDigital Marketing Specialist

Great guidance for targeting audience and making advertising more of a conversation.

Ellen IsraelsonCMO, Jewish Communal Fund

Provided the foundational information necessary to be prepared for GDPR compliance.

Misty Borg MisterekDirector of Marketing, Merchant & Gould

You answered the questions we had going into the webinar.

Matt WernerMarketing Manager, The Bradbury Co, Inc.

Thanks for taking questions and providing responses.

Nice blend of legal versus non-legal.

David OnsagerManaging Partner and President, Bailey Onsager

Very knowledgeable presenters. Clear and well prepared structure.

Allison FingerhuthGlobal Director C&M Business Group Strategy, XL Catlin
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