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9 Marketing Events to Attend (Online) in 2020 [updated 4 June 2020]

Updated: Jun 4

Marketing events are a great way to network, discover new ideas, develop your knowledge and draw inspiration. But due to obvious global developments (which need no introduction), a huge number of physical marketing events have been cancelled, with more set to meet the same fate.

Smart companies have tackled this challenge head-on, leveraging the opportunities afforded to them by modern technology, moving their events online.

So, if you still want to get all the benefits of a marketing event, whilst sitting comfortably in your own home, check out our list of online marketing events in 2020.

Complete List: Online Marketing Events 2020

  • SMWONE (5-28 May)

  • IBM Think Digital (5-6 May)

  • MG Empower: The Power-Up Series (6 May)

  • SMX London (19-20 May)

  • Search Engine Journal: eSummit (2 June)

  • Influencer Marketing Strategies Summit (9-12 June)

  • DigiConf (7 July)

  • Youth Marketing Strategy: Online (16 July)

  • DigiMarCon World (17-19 November)


Date: 5-28 May 2020

Social Media Week is a hugely popular series of events which take place across the globe each year. With the current challenges in mind, they are now running a 4-week event online with the goal of ' bringing the world of media, marketing, and technology together during a time of unprecedented crisis'.

SMWONE promises huge speakers including Gary Vaynerchuk, Arianna Huffington, Steven Bartlett and many more. More information can be found on their website.

IBM Think Digital 2020

Date: 5-6 May 2020

This event from IBM is dedicated to helping businesses 'accelerate recovery and transformation' during the Covid-19 crisis. Although this event focuses on various areas across the business spectrum, spanning from IT resilience to business continuity, many lessons will be applicable to the marketing space.

Details available on their website.

MG Empower: The Power-Up Series

Date: 6 May 2020

For those interested in social and influencer marketing, MG Empower have been running a number of highly engaging events in London over the past 12 months. On the 6th of May, they take these events online with a new session focusing on 'Why Brands Need Influencer + Social Marketing During The COVID-19 Outbreak'.

Register for your FREE ticket here.

SMX London

Date: 19-20 May 2020

The SMX event is run by Search Engine Land and focuses on helping attendees take their SEO and SEM skills to the next level. This event is now taking place online on the 10-19 May.

Join experts to learn the latest trends and strategies in the search marketing space. You can also benefit from networking with the ability to arrange 1:1 online chats with other attendees.

Find more information and book your space on the SMX London website.

Search Engine Journal: eSummit

Date: 2 June 2020

If you want quality, actionable advice and tips on SEO, PPC, social media and content marketing, then the Search Engine Journal events will be right up your street. On 2 June, SEJ's eSummit is taking place online with 18 great speakers.

Best of all? You can register for free.

Influencer Marketing Strategies Summit

Date: 9-12 June 2020

Dedicated influencer marketing events are becoming more common as this branch of digital and social media marketing becomes a widely accepted part of many businesses' marketing strategies.

Don't miss the opportunity to learn from industry leaders at the Influencer Marketing Strategy Summit on the 9-12 June.

Youth Marketing Strategy: Online

Date: 16 June 2020

YMS is the go-to event for those who sell and market their business to GenZ and Millenial audiences.

With top speakers from industry-leading businesses including McCann London, BBC Sport and the National Youth Theatre, YMS:Online promises to be both an insightful and exciting event that is well worth attending.

Find more details on the event and book your tickets here.


Date: 7 July 2020

This is a must-attend event for all B2B marketers. Join a host of expert speakers, with sessions spanning from automation for B2B to LinkedIn marketing and a great panel on influencer marketing (advocacy, compliance and measurement).

Tickets are currently just £50, so book yourself a space now.

DigiMarCon World 2020

Date: 17-19 Nov 2020

DigiMarCon run some of the best marketing events around the world. This November, they take their event and make it digital with DigiMarCon World 2020. This event promises audacious and thought-provoking speakers alongside the ability to network with industry professionals and leaders from around the globe.

Check their website for details and to book your space.

Online Marketing Events 2020

The challenges we face in 2020 means we have all been forced to adapt drastically and quickly. This is certainly true of the events space.

But that doesn't mean that we cannot gain the benefits of attending these events from the comfort of our own homes. In this article, we have highlighted the organisers who have been quick to think and moved their events online. So, we can still get involved in this uncertain time.

NOTE: Have we missed a killer online marketing event? Let us know by getting in touch or tweeting us @BizToolsUK

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