Snapchat announces keynote speaker for Benchmark 2019

Benchmark, the North of England’s number one conference for in-house search marketers, is returning on the 11th September for its fifth year, and do we have some news for you!

This year we are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker is none other than Sam Bevan, International Head of Emerging at Snap Inc.

Sam’s talk – Achieving business success on Snapchat- will cover some of the developments they have seen in the industry and will look at how businesses can work in both emerging markets and with new technologies.

Sam explains how businesses of all sizes can meet their advertising goals on Snapchat. He will encourage this year’s audience to learn more about the platform, audience, and ad products that make Snapchat a unique and effective place to grow a business.

In his time with the company Sam has seen Snapchat develop numerous tools that enable marketers to grow and communicate with their consumers in an effective way on the platform.

He will use his time on stage to show how to work across the continuously evolving and interconnected set of tools they produce, all of which share a common foundation for generating app installs, increasing revenue and exceeding customers’ expectations.

His session will pull on examples of different businesses of all shapes and sizes currently working with the platform.

About Sam

Sam joined Snap Inc. as the founding member of Snapchat’s Emerging International team in October 2016. Prior to joining Snap, Sam worked with SMB clients at both Google and Facebook. Sam brings a wealth of expertise in the digital advertising landscape and can advise on the strategies that can drive success across all verticals, for businesses of all sizes. As Snapchat’s Emerging International Lead, Sam can also help businesses in the region navigate new platforms and exceed their performance goals.

So whether you’re new to search, or an established professional, Benchmark will help to prepare you for the future of search and will offer you insights from some of the world’s largest digital service providers.

This year’s conference promises to be the biggest and best yet, thanks in part to sponsors like OnCrawl and Ahrefs – we’d love for you to join us! Apply for your place at Benchmark 2019 today!

Benchmark 2019 is only six months away!


You may or may not have noticed that the Benchmark conference site has been updating slowly over the last month, but we’re almost there – and with six months to go, the time to apply for your ticket is here!

With each passing year, we set ourselves the challenge of outdoing the previous conference – and we think we’ve managed it so far. Last year saw us move to a new venue to cope with the numbers, and this year we’re expecting to push the Hilton to its limit as we assemble our search and digital experts in Manchester for the fifth Benchmark Search and Digital Conference.

With some familiar faces and a lot of major brands represented – both on stage and in the audience – Benchmark represents one of the finest opportunities to learn from and meet fellow experts.

2019 will see the return of speakers from Bing and Google, as well as a host of top speakers from across the digital marketing mix delivering talks specifically designed to help you keep ahead of the changes that are coming thick and fast at the moment.


Whether you’re new to search, or an established professional, Benchmark will help to prepare you for the future of search with talks from one of the founders of helping you get to grips with structured data while Vodafone’s global head of search will offer you insights from one of the world’s largest mobile service providers.

It’s going to be a great year – we hope you’ll join us! Apply for your ticket today!

Check out previous conferences here, or contact us today to see what Click Consult can do for your brand!

Introducing Benchmark Search Magazine

Benchmark Search Magazine

We’re pleased and proud to present to Benchmark Conference attendees – the latest Benchmark Search Magazine!

What is Benchmark Search Marketing Magazine?

Published by Click Consult, Benchmark is a quarterly search marketing magazine, full of news, interviews, vlogs, blogs and podcasts. The magazine also regularly features Benchmark Conference’s very own speakers, analysing and discussing all of the latest hot topics in the industry, focusing on the points that matter the most to you.

When is Benchmark released?

Benchmark is released quarterly in four seasonal issues, Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter.

Where can you read Benchmark?

You can read Benchmark online, here on the Benchmark Conference website or through Click Consult’s profile on You will also be handed our latest printed issue at Benchmark Conference 2019.

Why do you need Benchmark?

Benchmark represents progressive journalism based on the search marketing industry. With experts covering a range of topics and using an analytical approach to inform and educate. Benchmark encourages debate, raises questions and seeks interviews with some of the industry’s biggest names.

Find out more here.