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Benchmark Search Conference 2017

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Passionate about your brand’s online performance? Looking to upskill and ramp your search marketing knowledge up a notch? 2017’s Benchmark Search Conference will be right up your street…


What is the Benchmark Search Conference?

It’s the North’s breakthrough annual search marketing event, run by Click Consult to help connect senior marketing professionals who are passionate about achieving search marketing success for their brands.

The day features world-class speakers covering the need-to-know topics to develop and advance your brand’s search engine presence, including:

Why attend BenchmarkOrganic Search (SEO) – how to achieve and maintain your brand’s ranking in natural search engine results

Why attend BenchmarkPaid Search (PPC) – driving targeted traffic to your website by showing ads in search engine results when people search for related keywords

Why attend BenchmarkSocial Media – enhancing brand awareness and social authority to support your online search visibility

Why attend BenchmarkContent Marketing – how to be smart with your content campaigns to build trust and credibility, and earn quality backlinks


What will I gain from Benchmark 2017?

Why attend BenchmarkInspiration to become a better marketer

Why attend BenchmarkPractical, actionable insights and advice from the best in the industry on how to raise the bar for your brand’s online visibility

Why attend BenchmarkThe chance to network other digital marketing professionals who are on your wavelength

Why attend BenchmarkThe opportunity to get involved in discussion and ask the questions that matter to your company

Why attend BenchmarkEarn Chartered Marketer CPD credits

Why attend BenchmarkA productive day out of the office in a friendly and collaborative atmospshere


How do I get advice that’s specific to my brand?

This year, Benchmark will take a dual-track approach with all-new panel sessions giving you the opportunity to get involved in discussion with speakers and other search innovators, ask the questions that matter to your company, and find out how to apply what you’ve learnt to your own marketing strategy.


Who’s speaking?

Omid Sido – Senior Technical SEO, Canon Europe

Nick Wilsdon – SEO Lead, Global Channels Optimisation, Vodafone

Sabrina Garufi – Agency Development Manager, Google

Jon Myers – Chief Growth Officer, Deepcrawl

Paul Morris – Digital Marketing Director, PZ Cussons

Amanda Coleman – Head of Corporate Communications, Greater Manchester Police

Anu Adegbola – Paid Performance Manager, Zoopla

Alan Reeves – Director Of Search, Click Consult

Tom Cheesewright – Applied Futurist

Bas van den Beld – Digital Marketing Strategist, State of Digital

Dave Karellen – Head of Paid Search, Click Consult

Lukasz Zelezny – Head of Organic Acquisition, uSwitch

Zak Adwards – Managing Director, Prezzybox

David Edmundson-Bird – Principal Lecturer in Digital Marketing, Manchester Metropolitan University


What’s the agenda for the day?

Benchmark Conference Schedule 2017

Panel Session 1 (11.50 – 12.15) – SEO, Social & Content Marketing – What does the future hold?

Tom Cheesewright – Applied Futurist (Panel Session Chair)

Alan Reeves – Director of Search, Click Consult

James Rowland – Search Manager, Financial & Risk, Thomson Reuters

Sean McDonnell – National Digital Manager, Slater and Gordon

Panel Session 2 (14.05 – 14.55) – Beyond the Basics – How to Achieve PPC Success in 2018

Sabrina Garufi – Google (Panel Session Chair)

David Karellen – Head of Paid Search, Click Consult

Lukasz Zelezny – Head of Organic Acquisition, uSwitch

Anu Adegbola – Paid Performance Manager, Zoopla

Ms. Dodo Kwong – Operations & Product Manager, Qihoo 360 International Advertising


Where is it happening?

Benchmark Search Conference 2017 takes place in the heart of Manchester, at the prestigious Bridgewater Hall.


Sponsors and Partners

Benchmark Sponsors 2017

What have past attendees said about Benchmark?

This year will be the third conference, and we keep making it bigger and better every year. Here’s a selection of what delegates from 2015 and 2016 told us about their Benchmark experience:


How do I get my hands on a ticket?

To apply for a place at this year’s bigger, better event, register now by clicking on this button…


On overview of Benchmark 2016


Get in touch

If you’re interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the conference, or would  like more information about the day, please do not hesitate to contact our events team on 0845 205 0292 or email your request to hello@click.co.uk