Masterclasses | Digital Summit Chicago

Digital Summit Masterclasses

Half-day, interactive workshops devoted to in-depth learning

“So far I have been LOVING this class and learning so much to fill in my gaps of knowledge! I love the view points this Masterclass has shared so far, and we are only half way through!”

Digital Summit Masterclass attendee

Masterclasses
October 27, 2021 | 08:30AM – 12:30PM

(Included with Platinum Pass, upgrade required for Main Event Pass)

Digital Summit Masterclasses are the perfect expansion of the core Digital Summit conference experience. Each classroom will be a highly interactive, deep-dive taught by the brightest minds in marketing and technology – on the complex topics and strategies that matter most to your company’s bottom line.

We have these amazing courses available for Digital Summit Chicago:

Day 1 Wednesday, October 27

8:30am - 12:30pm

Advanced Digital Analytics Strategies and Tactics

Masterclass
  • Chris Sietsema, Teach to Fish Digital
  • Chris Sietsema

If we cannot measure it accurately, we cannot improve it adequately. Measurement is a critical element for any successful and long-sustaining organization. With an endless supply of data from an abundant variety of sources, the analyst’s challenge is no longer how to gather data, but how best to tame it. When properly planned and executed, a strategic analytics process can help us arrive at smarter business decisions with velocity. If you are seeking ways to use measurement to improve your association or non-profit organization, join this day long workshop to learn advanced digital analytics strategies and tactics. You’ll receive an online interactive workbook to use during the workshop which will allow you to walk through exercises and customize the information and insights you learn to your company or brand. It has been designed to take it back to the office and begin implementing immediately.

We’ll cover topics including:

  • Analytics Audit: Learn the criteria required to efficiently evaluate an existing analytics program and diagnose issues affecting data accuracy and measurement efficiency.
  • Configuration: Get a blueprint for activating all the features necessary to produce a representative and rich data set.
  • Reporting: Discover how to deliver clarity, accountability and vision with reporting structure, and learn how to automate your report generation process.
  • Data Mining and Insights: Learn the tricks of the analytics trade pertaining to efficient data mining, finding exciting correlations and extracting insights to “wow” your team.
  • Measurement Process: Find out the best ways to build, maintain and advocate for a solid analytics process that saves time, improves accuracy and fosters growth for your organization.

At the end of this Masterclass, you’ll be able to:

  • Create new Google Analytics (GA) Accounts, Properties and Views and/or audit an existing account
  • Configure conversion goals, filters, account integrations, advanced segments and cross-domain tracking within GA
  • Prepare an accurate, reliable and repeatable process for campaign tracking code creation and stewardship

Included with Platinum Passes, upgrade required for Main Event Passes
  • Data & Analytics

Advanced Email Marketing: Tactics to Build Robust Email Programs

Masterclass
  • Michael Barber, Brand Consultant and Marketing Strategist
  • Michael Barber

Marketing teams around the globe are tackling the resurgence of the Inbox in their buyer’s journey. The challenge is that many organizations don’t know how to develop their email programs from one-size-fits all campaigns to those that are timely, targeted, and relevant for individual subscribers. You’ll walk away from this half-day session with recommendations and ideas for developing additional personalization and segmentation opportunities, along with advanced email design tactics and metrics that measure the short- and long-term impacts of email programs.

One of our highest-rated speakers, Michael Barber, will guide you through this masterclass designed for intermediate and advanced email marketers, as well as those marketing leaders and business owners looking to broaden their email marketing knowledge. You’ll receive an online interactive workbook to use during the workshop, which will allow you to walk through exercises and personalize the information you learn to your company or brand.

At the end of this Masterclass, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain why email still matters
  • Understand the difference between simple and robust email programs
  • Develop a roadmap for managing inactive subscribers
  • Leverage advanced design tactics for your templates
  • Make your emails more accessible
  • Better understand how the ISPs (internet service providers) score your campaigns
  • Move from “”batch and blast”” to segmented and personalized campaigns
  • Develop a robust email metrics dashboard
  • And, see what the future of email might look like

Included with Platinum Passes, upgrade required for Main Event Passes
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Email Marketing

“I’ve never seen a conference go this in-depth, this is awesome!”

Digital Summit Masterclass attendee

What’s Included?

4 hours of deep-dive content, tips, and insights (per Masterclass)

Workbooks from all Masterclasses

Exclusive DS Masterclass Certification

The ROI from a DS Masterclass is unbelievable
Masterclasses

We’re already pretty excited about the impact that two core days of Digital Summit is going to have on your business and professional toolkit.

But add the Masterclass day? Wowee…you’ll be able to unleash exponentially more potential impact in your marketing campaigns, strategy, and customer relationships.

We are confident the number of tangible, actionable things you’ll take away will more than justify the time and money you spend to join us on Masterclass day.

FAQs about our Masterclasses

Hands down, DS Masterclasses go the most in-depth our into topic offerings – ideal for subjects like analytics, content marketing, social media, and CRO that have a lot of complexity and moving pieces to them. Our masterclasses offer a more intimate teacher-student environment to create a highly-specialized learning experience.

The Masterclass is included in the Platinum Pass only. If you’re already registered with a Main Event Pass and would like to add the Masterclass, just select the add-on option on the registration page.

DS Masterclass instructors will typically include a little context-setting content in their lessons but, as a whole, our Masterclasses are designed to be more advanced and highly tactical – ideal for seasoned marketing practitioners from most any company size or industry.

Yes! Our instructors love the interaction with you and facilitating that between you and your fellow attendees. They build multiple interactive exercises and Q&A opportunities throughout the day.

Yes! All Masterclasses will be available post-event to rewatch. We’ll send out an email post event with instructions on how to access.

Not at all – you’re welcome to attend whichever session you’d like. Feel free to jump in and out of sessions during the event as well.