Masterclasses | Digital Summit Kansas City

Digital Summit Masterclasses

Half-day, interactive workshops devoted to in-depth learning

“So far I have been LOVING this class and learning so much to fill in my gaps of knowledge! I love the view points this Masterclass has shared so far, and we are only half way through!”

Digital Summit Masterclass attendee

Masterclasses
November 8, 2022 | 08:30AM – 12:30PM

(Included with Platinum Pass, upgrade required for Main Event Pass)

Digital Summit Masterclasses are the perfect expansion of the core Digital Summit conference experience. Each classroom will be a highly interactive, deep-dive taught by the brightest minds in marketing and technology – on the complex topics and strategies that matter most to your company’s bottom line.

We have these amazing courses available for Digital Summit Kansas City:

Day 1 Tuesday, November 08

8:30am - 12:30pm

Preparing for Google Analytics 4 (GA4): What You Need to Know Today

Masterclass
  • Alan K’necht, K'nechtology Inc.
  • Alan K’necht

With Google planning to sunset Universal Analytics in favor of Google Analytics 4 by July 2023, there’s an urgent need to develop a plan of action and prepare for this change to your measurement practices.

This Masterclass is an interactive and hands-on approach to learning the key difference between Universal Analytics and GA4. Through a combination of presented information and hands-on tasks, you learn how to leverage the features of GA4 to extract meaningful and effective data & reports for marketers.

At the end of this Masterclass, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the difference between Google’s Universal Analytics (UA) and the new GA4 data
  • Create a measurement plan and apply that to your GA4 reporting
  • Define conversion within GA4
  • Apply UTM tagging for campaign tracking within the newly defined channels
  • Create custom reports within GA and create and apply filters
  • Leverage the new features of GA4’s Explore (formerly Custom Reports)
  • Leverage the power of data visualization to create more engaging and interactive reports
  • Develop an annotation tracking methodology

Included with Platinum Passes, upgrade required for Main Event Passes
  • Data & Analytics

Building the Brand Trifecta: Develop the Three Key Messaging Components that Win More Work

Masterclass
  • Kate DiLeo, Kate DiLeo Branding
  • Kate DiLeo

Poor brand definition, positioning, and presence lead to a painful lack of buyers. That’s real risk for your bottom line. The good news is you can develop a brand that gets the right prospect to the right table at the right time. This hands-on mastermind will teach you how to pinpoint your brand’s unique tone of voice, surgically define your unique target audiences, uncover key messaging that articulates the most important problem you solve, and subsequently write the core brand components that will compel your audiences to want to buy from you versus the competition.

At the end of this Masterclass, you’ll be able to:

  • Hone in on your brand’s personality and tone of voice, so that your message authentically sounds and seems like you
  • Define what “ideal” looks like for your target audiences and uncover the bottom-line heart pain you solve for each
  • Develop the three key brand messaging components that provoke the prospect to want to have a conversation with you
  • Clarify how to deploy your brand to get more prospects to the table, more users who click, and more customers who buy

Who should attend? This session is for marketing leaders who have direct responsibility for developing and implementing a brand strategy in alignment with their organization’s sales and marketing goals.

Included with Platinum Passes, upgrade required for Main Event Passes
  • Branding

Conversion Optimization for Every Business

Masterclass
  • Brian Massey, Conversion Sciences
  • Brian Massey

The cost of collecting and using behavioral data has dropped to essentially zero, but the conversion rates of online campaigns has not risen accordingly. How can this be? If we can find out what designs will succeed, why are we still struggling?

The days of “”Launch and See”” marketing are behind us. Marketers, business owners and CMOs aren’t waiting for the results of campaigns. They are building conversion optimization into their design process.

Brian Massey has been a driving force in this process. Based upon thousands of tests on the websites of companies of all types and sizes, he’s developed a proven, repeatable way to build high-performing digital campaigns, from ad click to purchase. And he’s going to teach it to you.

The workshop includes live site reviews to drive home the lessons from the workshop. This half-day workshop covers:

  • Why your design is doomed, and what to do about it
  • How to think about your audience
  • Evaluating ideas – what to throw out and what to test
  • Using data to grow your idea list
  • How to score your hypotheses
  • The two jobs of an experimenter
  • The Rules of Data Quality
  • Increasing the sample sizes and sample quality
  • The two jobs of a landing page
  • Creating choice
  • AB Testing
  • A new way to design

After this Workshop, you’ll be able to:

  • Design a website and landing pages with high conversion rates
  • Effectively use data to manage design teams
  • Determine what to test and what not to test
  • Answer design questions before launch
  • Learn best practices from live reviews of your websites and landing pages

Who should attend?

This workshop will be very effective for any business that is selling online or generating leads for the business online: Digital marketers, Business owners, CMOs, Designers, UX professionals and Copywriters.

Included with Platinum Passes, upgrade required for Main Event Passes
  • Lead Gen / Conversion / Retention
  • UX & Design

“I’ve never seen a conference go this in-depth, this is awesome!”

Digital Summit Masterclass attendee

What’s Included?

4 hours of deep-dive content, tips, and insights (per Masterclass)

Workbooks from all Masterclasses

Exclusive DS Masterclass Certification

The ROI from a DS Masterclass is unbelievable
Masterclasses

We’re already pretty excited about the impact that two core days of Digital Summit is going to have on your business and professional toolkit.

But add the Masterclass day? Wowee…you’ll be able to unleash exponentially more potential impact in your marketing campaigns, strategy, and customer relationships.

We are confident the number of tangible, actionable things you’ll take away will more than justify the time and money you spend to join us on Masterclass day.

FAQs about our Masterclasses

Hands down, DS Masterclasses go the most in-depth our into topic offerings – ideal for subjects like analytics, content marketing, social media, and CRO that have a lot of complexity and moving pieces to them. Our masterclasses offer a more intimate teacher-student environment to create a highly-specialized learning experience.

The Masterclass is included in the Platinum Pass only. If you’re already registered with a Main Event Pass and would like to add the Masterclass, just select the add-on option on the registration page.

DS Masterclass instructors will typically include a little context-setting content in their lessons but, as a whole, our Masterclasses are designed to be more advanced and highly tactical – ideal for seasoned marketing practitioners from most any company size or industry.

Yes! Our instructors love the interaction with you and facilitating that between you and your fellow attendees. They build multiple interactive exercises and Q&A opportunities throughout the day.

Yes! All Masterclasses will be available post-event to rewatch. We’ll send out an email post event with instructions on how to access.

Not at all – you’re welcome to attend whichever session you’d like. Feel free to jump in and out of sessions during the event as well.