Presented By Tracy Leenman, Dan Fugate and Allen McBroom
Does your website need an all-out makeover, or are you just looking for good ideas to update your site? Tracy Leenman of Musical Innovations, NAMM’s 2015 Dealer of the Year, recently gave her website a successful revamp, and during this session, she leads a panel of music retailers who’ve done the same. They share their best practices for navigating a website makeover and share tips you can use to improve your own website.
Are you using your YouTube channel to its full advantage? In this session, Dan Abel, director of marketing for Reverb.com and former content partnerships manager at YouTube, explores five little-known tools and features that will help you create better content, get your videos in front of a larger audience and more.
In this session, Michelle Schulp, website developer and lead designer for Inbound Audio Video, helps you identify your website’s primary call to action and create online experiences that support that goal. Discover how seemingly minor web design choices have a huge impact on how people interact with and understand your website—and how that can affect your company’s bottom line.
The digital consumer has changed business as we know it. How can your business keep up, and even lead, in this new reality? During this NAMM U Breakfast Session at 2018 Summer NAMM, international marketing thought leader Marcus Sheridan revealed proven steps for turning a traditional organization into a powerhouse for this age of online marketing, e-commerce and disruptive technologies.
Presented By Link Walls
Doing social media is easy; mastering social media marketing is an art and a science. Still, it’s achievable for music businesses given some direction. In this session, Link Walls, vice president of digital marketing strategy for e-commerce giant ChannelAdvisor, walks you through the top five mistakes you’re probably making in your social media marketing, and offers tips and strategies to fix these mistakes.
Presented By Jenn Herman
Instagram provides a powerful way to connect with your customers and drive real business results. Here, the world’s leading Instagram blogger, Jenn Herman, offers the best tips and tactics to turn your Instagram account into a lead-generating tool. Get actionable ideas to update your Instagram profile for maximum results, take advantage of business profile tools to drive conversions and use calls-to-action effectively.
More than any time in the past 100 years, consumers have made a dramatic shift in the way they reach purchasing decisions. Has your business adapted? Are you prepared for the ever-evolving digital consumer—and today’s noisy business environment? In a special NAMM U Breakfast Session at The 2018 NAMM Show, online marketing guru Marcus Sheridan revealed how buyers have changed, how you can evolve with this shift and powerful examples from forward-thinking companies.
Presented By Mike and Miriam Risko
Working with other local businesses can be a great way to build community and even generate new sales. Cross-promoting with local partnerships can help increase your customer base and bring awareness to your brand. Mike and Miriam Risko of Mike Risko Music share their tips for working with other businesses to create a win-win for both.  
Port Mac Guitars has built a Facebook following with nearly 30,000 likes and heavy customer engagement, resulting in increased sales directly from the social platform. In this NAMM U session, Rob Mestric, company CEO and founder, reveals how to improve the look and success rate of your Facebook posts. He shows simple but often-overlooked Facebook strategies and discusses how to use its powerful set of marketing tools.
Presented By Mitch Gallagher
Looking to create more effective YouTube videos for your business? Want proven tips to improve your video marketing? Then check out this NAMM U session by Mitch Gallagher of Sweetwater. He shares practical YouTube tips and tricks, covering everything from video creation to YouTube channel essentials to helpful hacks.

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