What you can expect at Marketing United

March 24, 2016 Jeff Slutz


If you’re thinking about coming to Marketing United or you’re a first-timer who’s already bought a ticket (see you soon!), you might be wondering, what’s it like? What can I expect when I get there? Will I see someone from the cast of Nashville out on the town? Let’s break it down, friends.


Tickets for Marketing United are nearly sold out! Register now and we’ll be sure to save you a seat.


Who you’ll learn from


“It’s not just status quo sessions – we’re really getting at the heart of what we need to be doing to become better marketers.” – Shawn Sweeney, The Jane Goodall Institute

Every great conference starts with a top-notch agenda – and we’ve got one. The sessions range from the inspiring story of Scott Harrison’s charity: water to in-depth email design tactics courtesy of Litmus’s Justine Jordan.

Our friends and world-class marketing experts Jay Baer, Ann Handley, and Scott Stratten are back with brand new content. Fun brands like Tito’s Vodka, Mario Batali, and Canyon Ranch will be sharing the strategies that made them so successful. And you’ll get smarter just by being in the room with marketing whiz kids from Moz, Sprout Social, Eventbrite, and IBM. Plus, we absolutely can’t wait to hear tall tales from the big man behind Field Notes, Aaron Draplin.

There’s of course many, many more, but enough with the name dropping. Here’s a GIF:





Where you'll get to hang out

“There’s nothing dry, there’s nothing boring – it was energizing the entire time.” – Erica Tannen, the-e-list

One of the things we like to say about Marketing United is that “We don’t do ballrooms.” What we mean is that we’ve made it our mission to avoid tired conference clichés like sitting in stale ballrooms eating stale muffins listening to stale sessions that feel more like sales pitches.

So at Marketing United, this where you’ll get to spend your time...



Believe it or not, these beautiful rooms are part of Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and we’re proud to call it the home base for Marketing United. You’re going to love learning here. Plus, it’s right in the heart of the city, so you can experience all the great food, music, and excitement that’s brought Nashville so much attention recently.



The fun you’ll have



“I wish I had a clone of myself. There was so much I wanted to go to.” – Marci Whitman, Boomerang Marketing

Speaking of the attention Nashville’s received, here’s just a little taste.

From the fantastic music scene to all the amazing restaurants that seem to open on a daily basis, if you don’t have fun in Nashville, you’re doing it wrong. And be sure to ask us for recommendations at the Marketing United Welcome Party. We’ll be happy to point you to our favorite spots while you’re here.



The conversations you’ll be part of

“When you get back to the office after a conference and you’re like 'Oh, God. Everything must change.'" – Kayla Moore, Racery

One of the best parts of Marketing United is the connections you’ll make while you’re here. It’s such a smart, engaged group that attends, and you’ll pick up a bunch of helpful tips and ideas in the quick chats you have over the course of the conference.

You should also follow (and participate in) #MarketingUnited on Twitter. The problem with such a full agenda is that you can’t be two places at once, so it’s a fun way to stay connected to the entire conference.

There’s plenty more we could share, but we don’t want to spoil all the surprises. So come see for yourself!

And pro tip: Register now to get a discounted rate on tickets. Prices go up April 7th!


About the Author

Jeff Slutz

Jeff is a senior content writer at Emma. When he’s not geeking out over email marketing, he enjoys jogging short distances, chowing down on Mom’s cooking, appreciating a beautiful jump shot, and telling anyone who listens how underrated Ohio is. Usually not at the same time.

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