Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. 21/09/2017
Book your place at Benchmark Search Conference 2017 to get practical, profitable ideas from search marketing innovators who are at the top of their game. Learn how they’re shaking things up at their own brands as they discuss their success stories and share the latest strategies and techniques.
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Passionate about your brand’s online performance? Looking to upskill and ramp your search marketing knowledge up a notch?

Benchmark Search Conference is the North’s breakthrough marketing event, offering an inspiring, engaging and entertaining day where world-class experts discuss the latest strategies and techniques, and share their own success stories.

Now in its third year, Benchmark has established a reputation for attracting the best search marketing thinkers and speakers from a diverse range of global brands. 2017 is no exception, with a line-up featuring marketing experts from Google, Vodafone, and JustGiving, amongst others.

And we’re going interactive this year with a dual-track approach – Benchmark 2017’s all-new panel sessions offer you the opportunity to get involved in discussion with speakers and other search innovators, ask the questions that matter to your company, and find out how to apply what you’ve learnt to your own marketing strategy.

Highlights of last year’s event included Microsoft’s search evangelist James Murray reveal the current abilities of AI, Bas van den Beld discuss the psychology of content, and JD William’s Head of Earned Media, Rob Hughes, talk about building in-house support for SEO. For a taster of what to expect, you can view the video and slideshare of each 2016 talk.

Why should you come?

Benchmark is for you if:

  • You’re a senior marketing professional who’s passionate about achieving search marketing success
  • You want inspiration to become a better marketer
  • You’ve got a desire to learn and get actionable insights and practical advice from the best in the industry
  • You want to meet other digital marketing professionals who are on your wavelength
  • You’re not satisfied with simply ‘adequate’ performance when it comes to your brand’s online visibility
  • You fancy spending a productive day out of the office in a friendly and collaborative atmosphere

Want to get your hands on a ticket for this year’s bigger, better event? Apply now.

Speakers include:

Anu Adegbola


Bas van den Beld

State of Digital

Tom Cheesewright

Amanda Coleman

Greater Manchester Police

David Edmundson-Bird

Manchester Metropolitan University

Zak Edwards


Sabrina Garufi


David Karellen

Click Consult

Dodo Kwong

Qihoo 360 International Advertising Unit

Sean McDonnell

Slater and Gordon

Paul Morris

PZ Cussons

Jon Myers


Alan Reeves

Click Consult

James Rowland

Thomson Reuters

Omi Sido

Canon Europe

Gerry White

Just Eat

Nick Wilsdon


Lukasz Zelezny

Sponsors and Partners

Headline Sponsors

Previous attendees

What our delegates say:

Benchmark Search Conference 2016

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