Upcoming Live Online Workshops and Webinars

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

Friday, October 14, 2022
Live Online Certification Workshop (9:00 AM to 11:00 AM PDT)

Use SEO for Digital Marketing--Module 3, Off-page SEO, Google Updates, Reporting SEO


Key Takeaways:

  • Off-page SEO covers the changes that you can make outside of your website that affect your ranking.
  • How to build quality inbound links.
  • How to check if there are links from your site to bad sites.
  • How to block bad (toxic) incoming links.
  • How to place your press releases on 100+ media sites, magazines, and newspapers.
  • If your organization has dozens (or hundreds) of locations, there’s a way to list all of them on Google.
  • How to get your organization in the Knowledge Box at the top of Google.
  • How to use web analytics to get data and create reports for SEO.
  • How to justify the cost of SEO work.
  • List of resources for information and help in SEO.
Friday, October 14, 2022
Live Online Certification Workshop (12:00 PM to 2:00 PM PDT)

Use Google Ads for Digital Advertising: Module 3: The Google Ads Bidding System and Quality Score


Key Takeaways:
  • Google’s auction system and how the bidding algorithm works (with examples).
  • Google Ads Quality Score determines your final bid and ranking. You’ll see how to improve your Quality Score so you can use a lower budget and lower bids, yet your ads will show more often, rank higher, and cost less per click than your competitors (you can bid $0.25 and rank higher than a competitor who bids $5.)
  • How to set bids, manage bids, and manage your budget.
  • How to use portfolio theory for your ads.
  • How to calculate KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators). We’ll send you a KPI eBook.
  • An example of a large account with 200,000 keywords where cost-per-click (CPC) fell from $0.76 to $0.07, clicks jumped up from 52 clicks per day to 17,650 clicks per day, and the click-through-rate (CTR) went from 0.12% to over 8%.
  • We’ll look at a tool that lets you manage several Google Ads accounts. Another Google tool that lets you manage hundreds of thousands of keywords. These tools are available only by request from Google. We’ll show you how to get them.
  • A series of slides cover how to manage global ad campaigns by time zone, continents, and languages.
  • Finally, if you’re a non-profit, how to use Google Foundation Grants as a test bed for your Google Ads campaigns.
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Live Online Certification Workshop (9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Pacific Date Time PDT)

Email Marketing Masterclass, Module 2: Improving email deliverability to get your emails in the inbox


What You'll Learn

In this workshop, you’ll learn the difference between deliverability and inbox placement and how you can influence success in both areas; for both B2B and B2C senders. We’ll discuss your sending infrastructure, list hygiene practices,  spam content and how engagement impacts deeper than just your top-line results. We’ll also dive into specific strategies to monitor your situation on an ongoing basis, fix problems as they arise and optimizing your sends for Hotmail and Gmail specifically.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Live Online Certification Workshop (9 AM to 11 AM PDT)

Content Marketing Masterclass, a 2-Module Series


Key takeaways:
  • Establish your content ecosystem and lay your digital footprint.
  • Create an engaging content calendar and build effective, omnichannel promotional plans.
  • Build an effective content operations model.
  • Create a robust SEO content strategy.
  • Learn to analyze and optimize your content.
  • Understand advanced content marketing techniques and the powerful Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) tools at your disposal.
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Live Online Certification Workshop (12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Pacific Date Time PDT)

Use SEO for Digital Marketing, Module 4, Page Optimization for Speed


Key Takeaways:

  • Should your website be designed for desktop or mobile? How to see the share and trend at your site.
  • Most of your visitors have a slower connection than they expect. Shared WIFI connections and VPNs impact the page speed. You can throttle your browser to experience how your pages open for your visitors.
  • Google’s new CWV speed metrics: FCP, LCP, CLS, FID: what these mean and how to see the scores.
  • Examples of good and bad web design: placement of buttons, tracking tags, content, and more.
  • How to use your Google Analytics to see page speed and decide which pages to optimize first.
  • How to reduce the amount of text on your site.
  • How to reduce the kilobtye weight of images on your site. The impact of image formats. Which images to compress. Comparison of results when compressing images. New image formats. Size of webP, GIFs, SVG, carousels, and video. How to use different sizes of the same image.
  • How to use segmentation in Google Analytics to see your traffic and page speed.
  • Dozens of practical tips and ideas to improve the speed of your pages.

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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