The DMA of Northern California was formed to educate, inform and provide networking opportunities for Direct and Online Marketing professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We hold monthly luncheon meetings, workshops, periodic half-day seminars, and provide opportunity for the best in learning and job networking in the Northern California marketing community.

Benefits for Joining the DMA of Northern California* include:

  • $20 Discounts on all DMAnc meetings
  • $50 Discounts on all DMAnc workshops
  • Discounts to several partner marketing events throughout the year
  • NON-STOP networking opportunities to build essential contacts. … and much more!

Membership is low as $200 per person, per year. Multiple membership discounts are available for 1 or 2 year plans.

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Friday, September 27, 2019
Live Online Certification Workshop (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST)

Google Analytics Intermediate Workshop


In the intermediate analytics session, we will use Google Analytics live in the webinar. Andreas will go through Google Analytics, screen by screen, and show you the important items and how to understand the reports. This will include lots of real-world examples.
    We will cover the first two major sections of Google Analytics:
    • Audience: Who is visiting your website?
    • Acquisition: How did those visitors find your website?
Friday, October 4, 2019
Live Online Certification Workshop (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST)

Google Analytics Advanced


In the third and final analytics session, we will use Google Analytics live in the webinar. Andreas will go through Google Analytics, screen by screen, and show you the important items and how to understand the reports. This will include lots of real-world examples.
We will cover the last two major sections of Google Analytics:
  • Behavior: What are your visitors doing at your website?
  • Conversions: Which visitors are buying or registering at your website?
  • We’ll close with notes about the reality of using Google Analytics at companies
Friday, October 11, 2019
Live Online Certification Workshop (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST)

Use Social Media for Marketing


Our Goal

To show you how to manage and optimize your social media marketing campaigns in Facebook, In-stagram, Pinterest, Youtube, Twitter, and LinkedIn to get more traffic, leads, and sales. You’ll come away with actionable tactics and strategies that you can apply to your company’s social campaigns. We’ll look at examples of social media projects, both good and bad.
Friday, October 18, 2019
Live Online Certification Workshop (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Fundamentals


This course is part one of the three-part SEO series with Andreas Ramos, author of fourteen books on SEO, Social Media and Content Marketing. You can take this course as part of the series or à la carte. The first session covers 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.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Live Online Certification Workshop (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST)

How to Produce a Podcast: Strategies and Tips from an Experienced Channel Producer


This course, led by Susan Finch, co-producer of 15 B2B podcasts for the Funnel Radio Network, keynote speaker, 35-year+ marketing professional, is the first step to building a successful podcast, saving you from mistakes, time, and embarrassment long before you turn on the microphone.
Friday, October 25, 2019
Live Online Certification Workshop (10:00am - 12:00pm PST)

Improving Email Marketing Response Rates: Winning email marketing strategies for acquiring and retaining customers


Email marketing requires immense effort to make it work effectively these days. Small (or large) creative and strategic missteps can cost you dearly in your response rate. You need to have all of your bases covered in terms of creative, list and engagement strategies.
Friday, November 1, 2019
Live Online Certification Workshop (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Intermediate


In this workshop, we cover meta-tags. How to find ALL of your competitors’ meta-tags. How to find your missing or duplicate meta-tags. How to edit your meta-tags. You’ll learn how to use a spreadsheet to write meta-tags to fit Google’s limits. You’ll also see a quick way to test meta-tags so you’ll have the best ones. In the live demonstration, you’ll learn how to use free tools to find your meta-tags.
Friday, November 8, 2019
Live Online Certification Workshop (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Advanced


We’ll look at Google’s overall strategy for indexing and ranking. We’ll then look at how Google uses AI to index and rank pages, along with a sample website that ranks #1. We then dive into many technical issues, such as broken links; bounce rates (how to identify, how to fix); page speed (with quick fixes); how to make XML sitemaps and XML image sitemaps in only a few minutes; how to edit EXIF meta-data; how to find your site’s indexability; how to use 301s to fix 404s (and what that means in plain English!); how to set up an SEO help desk at your company; and how to do international SEO with HRefLang tags.
Friday, November 15, 2019
Live Online Certification Workshop (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST)

Google Ads Fundamentals


You’ll see how a Google Ads account is structured and we’ll do a live walk-through of an Ads account. You’ll see how to quickly find 10,000 keywords, including your competitors’ keywords, and how to test those keywords to find the best keywords.

Testimonials

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

Steve NewmanPresident, Founder and CEO at Rock.com

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

Steve McConnellVP Marketing at Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc.

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