Seminars

Internet Marketing workshop

New Zealand DMA workshop — Auckland, NZ

October 7th, 2003

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Join us for a hands-on, one-day workshop on Internet marketing tactics, including search engine optimisation, copywriting, conversion, and web project management. Each module will be jammed packed with practical advice, online resources, tools, tips, case studies – including the “inside scoop” on what worked and what didn’t – and interactive critiques of attendees’ websites and online marketing efforts. With a live Internet connection, we will examine in-depth:

Search engine optimisation
You want to get to the top of the search engines? Ah… but which search engines should you target? What keywords are your prospects searching for? And how do you get your site to the top for those keywords and then stay there?

Learn the tactics that will make your site ‘scream’ in the search engines – ethically and sustainably – without costing you a fortune ongoing.

  • Hands-on keyword research
  • Fine tuning your content, HTML, design, and site architecture for optimal rankings
  • Workarounds for poor search engine practices (such as frames, question marks in URLs, Flash, pop-up windows, links that say “click here,” page titles like “Welcome to ABC.com”, pull-down navigation menus)
  • Making your e-commerce or database-driven site “search engine friendly”
  • Building links (directories, niche sites, etc.)
  • Google’s secrets revealed (PageRank, hyperlink text, etc.)
  • Pay-per-click search engines (Overture, etc.)
  • Benchmarking & competitive intelligence
  • Measuring the return on your search engine marketing investment

Improving conversion rate
So you’ve got visitors on your website, but will they “convert” to customers? Improving conversion on your site is an art and a science that involves a mix of clever copywriting, compelling offers, a follow-up strategy, meaningful metrics for measuring success, and more.
  • Developing a unique voice / personality
  • Active vs. passive tense
  • Verbs vs. adjectives
  • “You” vs. “we”
  • Toning down the marketingspeak
  • Fine tuning your offer
  • The call-to-action
  • Segmenting
  • Personalizing the content and the message
  • Marketing metrics: cost per click, cost per conversion, customer lifetime value, churn rate, etc.
  • “Blogging”

Working with your web developer
What are the ingredients for sucess when launching a redesign or a new site? What processes are helpful in keeping the project and the vendor on track? What are reasonable expectations of the client and the vendor? What goes into (and what doesn’t go into) an effective brief or specification? How do you manage the legal risk?
  • Writing a strategic brief, creative brief, functional spec, content plan, etc.
  • Budgeting and resource allocation
  • Vendor selection
  • The art and science of estimating time and costs
  • The web development process
  • Change management
  • The project extranet
  • Web development contracts
  • Liability and disclaimers
  • Ownership of source code
  • Terms & Conditions for your website users

We guarantee that after this intensive workshop you’ll walk away with loads of practical, actionable tactics and tips. So what are you waiting for? Register today.

BIOGRAPHY
Stephan Spencer, M.Sc., is the founder and president of Netconcepts, a full-service interactive agency with specialization in search engine optimisation, e-commerce, email marketing, and Web site auditing. They count amongst their U.S. clients: Birds Eye, Wella, Midwest Express Airlines, InfoSpace, Homestead.com, The Sharper Image, Cabela’s, and MP3.com; local clients include Westpac (NZ), The Fletcher Trust, nzgirl, SmokeCDs.com, TrustPower, and Business in the Community.

Stephan is a columnist for Unlimited. He has also written for Marketing Magazine, Management Magazine, Catalog Age, and Building Online Business. He has been featured on the cover of In Business magazine in the U.S. Stephan is a frequent speaker at Internet conferences around the globe – Berlin, London, Toronto, Santiago, Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco. He currently serves as a director of Sales & Marketing Executives International.

Evaluating and Auditing Your Website

Marketing Today (New Zealand DMA annual conference) — Auckland, NZ

June 17th, 2003

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Internet Marketing workshop

Marketing Today (New Zealand DMA annual conference) — Auckland, NZ

June 16th, 2003

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Presented by Stephan Spencer, Managing Director of Netconcepts:

  • Search engine optimization
    You want to get to the top of the search engines? Ah… but which search engines should you target? What keywords are your prospects searching for? And how do you actually get your site to the top for those keywords and then to stay there? Learn the tactics that will make your site ‘scream’ in the search engines – ethically and sustainably – without costing you a fortune ongoing.
  • Improving conversion rate
    So you’ve got visitors to your site, but will they purchase? Improving conversion on your site is an art and a science that involves a mix of clever copywriting, compelling offers, a follow-up strategy, meaningful metrics for measuring success, and more.
  • Email marketing
    Email can get you in front of your customers and prospects without relying on them to remember to come back and visit your site. But pitfalls abound. Get it wrong just once and you’ll significantly trim your list and burn your relationships. Learn what it takes to make great campaigns and newsletters, get the permission you need from your intended audience, and then test your assumptions scientifically.
  • Working with your web developer
    What are the ingredients for sucess when launching a redesign or a new site? What processes are helpful in keeping the project and the vendor on track? What are reasonable expectations of the client and the vendor? What goes into (and what doesn’t go into) an effective brief or specification? How do you manage the legal risk?

Presented by Kelly Goto, Principal, gotomedia, Inc.:

  • Usability
  • Information design
  • Workflow
  • Metrics for ROI from a user experience perspective

Search Engine Marketing: Top Ideas That Guarantee Results

Annual Catalog Conference 2003 — San Francisco, CA

June 2nd, 2003

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Discover ways you can leverage your catalog content, gain motivated online customers, and win with search engine marketing! This fun, fast-paced panel discussion focuses on search marketing strategies catalogers can implement right now.

Taught by leading SEO experts and search engine representatives, from site design to search engine writing, pay-per-click marketing to campaign development, you’ll discover the exact search marketing techniques you need to skyrocket your online sales.

Heather Lloyd Martin, President, SuccessWorks
Alan Rimm-Kaufman, Marketing Director, Crutchfield
Stephan Spencer, Founder and President, Netconcepts
David Fisher, US Manager – AdWords, Google

50 Breakthrough Search Marketing Ideas for Winning Skyrocketing Site Traffic (panel)

Net.marketing (DMA / AIM) — Miami, FL

May 7th, 2003

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Viral E-Mail Marketing Workshop

Internet World Essentials — San Jose, CA

April 15th, 2003

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Learn how to start a word-of-mouth epidemic centered around your company, brand, products or services. Discover how to put together the right offer; examine who’s going to spread your message, and how to make it easy to spread your message via your Web site. In addition, learn how to use e-mail to spread your message. Success stories include Hotmail, Unleashing the Ideavirus, HotorNot.com, Blue Mountain, and more!

Search Engine Marketing Workshop

Internet World Essentials — San Jose, CA

April 14th, 2003

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In this fundamentals workshop, discover the basics of search engines as a tool to promote your organization. Examine which search engines to target, which keywords that are both relevant to your business but also popular with searchers, and the secrets of pay-for-performance search engines. Best and worst practices and case studies give the inside scoop on what worked and what didn’t, and make your e-commerce or database-driven site search engine friendly. Walk away with a search engine marketing plan.

Leveraging Search Engines to Market and Advertise (panel)

Internet World Essentials — San Jose, CA

April 14th, 2003

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Research shows that up to 85% of Internet users find what they need on the Web using search engines and directories. As marketing and advertising budgets have been in decline, return-on-investment (ROI) has become an increasingly important metric in evaluating a campaign’s effectiveness. Learn how to use search to effectively to market your product and service and gain the highest ROI.

Moderator: Stephan Spencer, President, Netconcepts
Panelists:
Paul Schulz, Senior Vice President, Marketing and General Manager, Online Business, Overture Services, Inc.,
Christine Churchill, Founder, Key Relevance
York Bauer, Executive Vice President, Wireline, Infospace
David Fischer, U.S. Manager, AdWords, Google Inc.

Email Marketing: Rising Above the Inbox Noise

American Marketing Association webinar series — online

March 17th, 2003

Seminar by Brian Klais and Stephan Spencer

Inboxes are quickly becoming a new wasteland, filled with unsolicited, impersonal, useless, and often offensive messages. As a result, consumers have had to find new ways of coping with the suspicious deluge. Alias addresses and spam filters have become standard defense-mechanisms, while the definition of spam has evolved beyond not having permission, to not delivering relevance.

Yet many marketers continue to treat email as a “cheap” contact strategy for chest pounding and mass promotions. Rather than building trust, this impersonal carpet-bomb approach erodes hard-earned trust by branding the company as a “spammer” more interested in economies of scale than deepening relationships.

So what does it take to compete – and win – in this hostile environment? Join Stephan Spencer, founder of Netconcepts (parent company of GravityMail) for an information packed presentation.

You’ll learn:

  • Relationship strategies to access the elusive “circle of trust”
  • Essential techniques of effective campaigns/newsletters
  • How Web usability and direct marketing principles combine
  • Metrics for gauging success
  • How to audit campaigns against best practices
  • Case study examples. Plus some real stinkers

Who should attend:
Marketing Executives and Directors, Internet Marketing Managers, and others interested in learning the essentials of successful email marketing.

Internet Tactics

eMarketing: Strategy & Tactics (DMA) — Auckland, NZ

November 21st, 2002

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  • Launching an online brand
  • Driving more traffic to your site
  • Search engine marketing



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