Here’s a shout out to all my eCommerce friends in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. Google is holding a nationwide Google Parenters Connect event next Wednesday, May 21st. Internet marketing agencies around the country are inviting customers to their location to watch a live webstream where Google experts will talk about how to grow your business.
The Google presentation will feature:
VP, Global Small Business Marketing
Help small businesses succeed on the web
Arjan, author of The Small Think Big Book, will share unique insights, inspirational stories, and actionable ideas to help small businesses thrive in a hyper-connected marketplace.
Google AdWords Evangelist
Maximize your business online
Fred will examine how businesses can navigate online advertising and expand their online presence through smarter insights—leading to greater customer engagement with digital ads.
Director, Channel Sales Americas
Work and win with an agency
Ben will discuss how small businesses should approach working with an agency, what resources the Google agency team provides, and the importance of working with an online professional.
While most agencies are hosting clients for the one hour presentation from Google, my team at Solid Cactus is kicking it up a notch by making it a half-day event at our office in Drums, PA. In addition to the presentation from Google, you’ll also hear from:
Jacklyn Rudeski who will share insight into the latest updates made to Google Shopping and what they mean to small businesses like yours.
Kelly Reilly who will review what’s new with Google Ad Words and give an overview of the new reporting now available. Plus, she’ll share information about what new initiatives Google is making to enhance the online advertising experience for eCommerce store owners.
Jeff Stolarcyk will talk about some of the features of Gmail that all email marketers should be aware of including the recently introduce tabbed in-box, email schema, and the Pinterestification of Gmail.
Sara Tomkins will introduce free tools from Google such as Google Trends, Google+, Google Keyword Research Tool and more that provide valuable benefits to small businesses.
And last but not least, yours truly will give an overview of some of the new eCommerce store features Solid Cactus rolled out over the past few months that are designed to increase sales and decrease cart abandonment.
I won’t be physically on site for the day, but through the magic of television and this thing called the Internet, I’ll be joining remotely from my home base in sunny south Florida.
Now here’s the skinny… we have a very (let me stress, very) limited number of seats available for this event. In other words, there are only so many sardines you can fit in a can comfortably! We’re not booking the grand ballroom at the Holiday Inn across the street, but we will give you more room than a seat in coach to kick back and listen to the presentations in the comfort of one of our conference rooms. We’ll also keep you hydrated with water, awake with coffee and fed with sandwiches and snacks.
The event is free and open to all Solid Cactus, Network Solutions and web.com customers, however, you must attend in person at our location in Drums, PA (a little out in the middle of the woods close to Hazleton), AND you MUST register in advance. If you don’t register and decide to show up, you’re going to get strange looks from Sue at the front desk and nobody wants that to happen. Registration closes this Friday, May 16, 2014 at 12:00pm ET.
If you want to attend this event, IN PERSON (I keep stressing that because this isn’t a webinar and isn’t going to be available to watch anywhere online), please call 888.381.9814 ext 7097 or email email@example.com – you MUST also mention that you received an invite via Scott Sanfilippo’s blog.
Once officially registered you will be sent all the details on the event as well as the address for our office. While I won’t get to see you in person, I hope to see you virtually next Wednesday!