Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Register for Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition and save $200

Register now for IRCE and use Promo Code "IRCEAP181to receive $200 off any conference pass! 
IRCE provides all the right technologies, strategies and connections to enhance your e-commerce business, with a conference full of industry experts and an expo hall filled with 600+ top solution providers.
Don’t miss our 2018 Keynote speakers including top influencers from HouzzWarby Parker, and Eloquii, as well as our SIX dedicated workshops and TEN separate learning tracks offered across four days.
Sign up before June 3rd to take advantage of Pre-Show pricing! 

Twitter Handle: IRCE_Official
Event Hashtag: #irce18

Website: https://registration....­
Promo Code: IRCEAP181


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Video Marketing – Google Partners Event

Proceed Innovative has partnered with Google to present a digital marketing seminar on the latest trends in video marketing. In today’s digital world, Video is part of the customer journey. Make the most out of your online videos. Learn how businesses can leverage Google’s video tools to connect with customers in the right place at the right time. Space is limited so register today!

Key Takeaways

  • The power of video marketing
  • Get ahead by adjusting your advertising strategies to target consumers where they are spending their time
  • How to connect with customers in the right place and at the right time

When: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Schedule:
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Registration
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Seminar presentation
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM – Q&A
Where: Schaumburg Corporate Center, Suite 200N
1501 East Woodfield Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Presenters: TBD (Google) / Jasmine Panayotov (Proceed Innovative)

Registration


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Experts, Insights and Innovation Converge at IRCE


Today, excelling in retail means excelling in e-retail. And that means having in place the right strategies, technologies and connections to enhance your e-commerce business. The Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) provides that and more, with a conference full of industry experts and an expo hall filled with hundreds of the top solution providers. 

Main Stage speakers for 2018 include top influencers from Houzz, Warby Parker, Eloquii. Don't miss their inspiring sessions, as well as our 6 dedicated workshops and 10 separate tracks offered across four days. 

Join IRCE in Chicago, June 5-8, at McCormick Place West, to discover the latest trends in e-commerce and improve your online strategies - plus, take advantage of the nearly 600 solution and technology providers in the expo hall. Register now and use Promo Code "IRCEAP181" to receive $200 off any conference pass and if you sign up before April 2nd, you can save up to an additional 20%!

Twitter Handle:   @IRCE_Official

Event Hashtag:     #irce18

Promo Code: IRCEAP181 



Monday, December 4, 2017

Facebook Advertising and Messenger Bots

Register today for the 

Facebook Advertising

As of the third quarter of 2017, Facebook had 2.07 billion monthly active users. In the third quarter of 2012, the number of active Facebook users had surpassed 1 billion, making it the first social network ever to do so. 
Facebook allows advertisers to reach people where they’re engaged. Facebook is on 3 of every 4 smartphones, and more than half of people on Facebook visit every day.
Most online advertising reaches only 38% of its intended audience. Facebook’s average is 89%.3 Your business gets more value from every ad.

Facebook Messenger Bots

Facebook Messenger Platform connects businesses to over 1.3 billion people each month.
Over 2 billion Facebook messages are exchanged between people and businesses each month, including both automated and people-initiated.
About 53% of people who message businesses say they are more likely to shop with a business they can message.
There are over 100,000 monthly active bots on the Messenger platform, and counting.
This is our schedule:
  • 6pm-6:30pm Registration and Networking
  • 6:30pm-7pm Nathan Garrett - Facebook Ads
  • 7pm-7:30pm Arri Bagah - Messanger Bots
  • 7:30pm-8pm Q&A, Wrap up
Nathan Garrett

For over a year now, Nathan Garrett has been managing Facebook Ads for local businesses. He was an accounting tutor for years and after creating his video tutoring website, he had to learn how to promote it online.
Ever since then, he dove right into the online marketing world learning the best strategies to help small businesses generate more leads.
From Basic Ads to Sales Funnels to Facebook Messenger bots, Nathan has an arsenal of tools to help small businesses cut through the noise and reach more customers on Facebook.
He loves to talk anything and everything online marketing so make sure to catch up with him after the presentation, he’d love to learn more about you!
Arri Bagah

Arri helps e-commerce companies generate more sales through high-ROI Facebook ad and Messenger bot campaigns.
Messenger Bots Explained:
  • What is Facebook Messenger and how it works
  • How Facebook Messenger is outperforming email marketing and why it’s the next big thing
  • The different ways of utilizing Facebook Messenger sequences
  • Setting up your own Facebook Messenger bot and the technologies involved
  • Select case studies to show you the results we’ve driven

Event organizer:
Todor Krecu

Founder
Chicago Social Media Marketing Group

Event Host:

Platform Coworking: A modern approach to the daily grind. Shared workspace for the Chicago professional.

Register today for the 

Friday, November 10, 2017

MakeOffices Open House on 11/16

Let’s celebrate with MakeOffices! Check out their newly renovated space and join us from 9am-7pm for a free day of coworking - all you need is a laptop!

Raffle prizes including $1,000 cash and up to 3 months of free rent. Snacks and lunch will be offered throughout the day followed by happy hour at 5pm.

RSVP Required:




Why you need to attend:
-FREE FOOD
-HAPPY HOUR
-WIN $1,000 CASH
-GET FREE OFFICE SPACE




Monday, August 21, 2017

Learn, Share and Be Social with Gina Song from Sears Auto

Share, Learn, and Be Social with Gina Song from Sears Auto as we discuss the new Digital Tire Shopping Experience

When: Tue, August 29 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: 60 E Lake St, Chicago, IL
RSVP: https://learn-share-and-be-social.eventbrite.com

Join us to learn about the new online tire shopping experience that Sears Auto launched. This new tire shopping experience was designed to be highly user-interactive by integrating IBM Watson's natural language processing and showing tire results for different user driving styles.

Gina Song, Manager of Digital Strategy at Sears Auto, will share how her team came up with the concept, how they collected user ratings, how they connected the web tool to the Sears.com e-commerce site, how they track the ROI and how the interface has been evolving. Gina will discuss the ins and outs of developing the user experience and get feedback on how it may be improved.

Gina Song is a passionate strategist who loves thinking from the consumer's perspective. Gina has digital strategy, product marketing, and UX experiences at Sears, Motorola Solutions, and Amazon. She is extremely cross-functional in areas such as strategy, marketing and product management and wants to be part of the people who will shape the future of digital advertising and technology.

Register today for this event at https://learn-share-and-be-social.eventbrite.com

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Social Media Day Chicago 2017 with Start-ups

At Social Media Day Chicago 2017 we will have a panel discussion with start-ups:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-media-day-chicago-2017-tickets-35137843235


John Yi is the son of a South Korean immigrant who he says instilled an entrepreneurial spirit in him from a young age. John's first company was a dog-walking business he founded with his brother out of their mom's cleaners when he was about 8 years old. John and his brother created NextME, an app that takes the guesswork out of restaurant waits. Already in use by over 100 restaurants, NextME is a mobile app that helps restaurant employees manage their waitlist of walk-in customers. While waiting, customers can view their position in line via SMS Text and access the restaurant's social media pages via a weblink, significantly boosting the restaurant's online presence.



Thomas Ma is the Co-Founder of Sapphire Apps, and he loves digital marketing. His company has created over 500 iOS apps with a portfolio of over 15M+ followers. They have a network of over 100 influencers with a combined following of 250M+. Thomas Ma and Sapphire Apps have been featured on VICE, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, WGN, and other major publications. His company specializes in viral marketing. They combine ASO strategies + influencer marketing to help their clients amplify their digital brand.