Upcoming Virtual Marketing Events : October 2020

Virtual Marketing Events

As marketers, we’re often faced with unexpected change and disruption within all sectors. We’re able to think fast and adapt our approaches to wherever possible. Therefore, with 2020 bringing a world of unknown, the digital industry has adapted more than ever; bringing some of the best marketing conferences online.

This October, just a few months on from MozCon virtual there are more virtual digital marketing events than ever before.

If you’re looking to keep up with the latest trends, learn something new, or even brush up on knowledge after 6 months furlough; here are just a few of the best virtual conferences in October 2020.


Originally postponing the event back in April, BrightonSEO will officially be going ahead with their second planned event this October. Only this time, the event won’t be hosted on the coast and ending with a bag of chips by the pier. This time, BrightonSEO will be hosted as an online event, taking place on the 1st and 2nd October 2020.

As one of the most prestigious SEO events in the UK, BrightonSEO has a range of diverse and well-known speakers this year including; Gary Illyes, Natalie Arney & Lukasz Zelezny.

You can now register for updates and alerts online, with more tickets coming soon!

International Search Summit

Bringing you the latest search trends from across the globe, the International Search Summit will also be taking place on 1 and 2 October 2020, serving a global audience 9:00am – 1:30pm EST (1:00pm – 5:30pm GMT).

Panning over a two day period, the search summit will be a fully interactive event, with a wide range of topics and speakers running throughout both days. With some of the industries greatest speakers, you’re sure to be impressed with the line up, including:

  • Intent-based content optimisation for global companies – Shari McConahay
  • Planning to set up an international SEO team that fits your budget? No problem! – Nitin Manchanda
  • Missed opportunities in global search – Bill Hunt

With tickets still available to one of the best international search events, you can purchase online now to ensure you don’t miss out. They’re also offering all morethanSEO readers a 10% off all tickets, use the code INTSS2020AL.

Festival of Marketing

This really is the chance to learn something new every day.

The Festival of Marketing event is a week-long marketing event which will be hosted online for the first time, in 2020. With a jam-packed agenda, you’ll be sure to gain a wealth of insight and knowledge throughout the week; from October 5th – October 9th 2020:

With a range of consumer-focussed topics from both in-house and agency based speakers, a wide array of knowledge is sure to be on the cards. Here are just a few of the incredible talks lined up:

  • McDonald’s – looking ahead to 2021 – Paul Pomroy, CEO UK & Ire – McDonald’s
  • Don’t get left behind: How to benefit from creative disruption – Chaka Sobhani, CCO, Leo Burnett
  • Think you can’t build a brand online? Think again – James Chandler, IAB UK & Matthew Bushby, Just Eat
  • How Uber stays agile in a rapidly changing world – Meg Donovan, Uber

Content Marketing World Conference and Expo

Like many other sought-after marketing events, Content Marketing World are also going virtual this year.

Keeping their original conference dates, the much anticipated event will be hosted online from October 13th – October 16th 2020. Over these three days, you will be given the opportunity to connect with thousands of fellow marketers worldwide, with their brand-new virtual experience.

Along with with over 4,000 marketers who are expected to attend, it’ll be the perfect opportunity to listen some of the most incredible content marketing strategies of 2020.

To date, there’s 109 sessions planned throughout the three days, with topics ranging from “Content Marketing 101 – Let’s Begin” to “Your Website Homepage? It Isn’t Your Homepage Anymore.”. There will also be two, incredible keynote speakers; the Emmy award winning producer and comedian, W. Kamau Bell, and New York Times bestselling author, Luvvie Ajayi Jones.

Do you know any other events going virtual this year? Do you prefer the new virtual-first world? Or would you prefer to be networking face to face? Leave your comments below or get in touch today!

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