CMA Live 2017: Independent review articles and videos from #CMALive17
The sheer volume of CMA Live 17 related content has been unbelievable. I know, a content marketing event that motivates people to create content after the event…who would’ve thought, eh?!
As much as we expect some people to create a blog or a video about their experience at CMA Live 17, we certainly didn’t expect the huge efforts that people have gone to.
The feedback has been out of this world and we’ve been a tad overwhelmed!
Two weeks after the event and my social media feeds are still full of CMA Live 17 guests sharing their experience and what they learned from the conference. Over 30 blogs, vlogs and videos have appeared quickly and it feels like we are still discovering more of them daily!
To make your life a little easier, we’ve pulled together an overview of all the articles and videos that have been published from those who attended.
So, if you are curious about what all the fuss is about, or perhaps you’re still deciding whether you should register for CMA Live in the future, this will help you get a better understanding of what goes on at CMA Live.
Andy was first out of the blocks with a piece of content post the conference and I loved that it was his first ever blog!
I can’t really put it into words how motivating and inspiring CMA Live really was, but it’s amazing how just two days at the event has completely changed my outlook on marketing and the way that we communicate.
Andy not only summaries key points from the main speakers but captures the feel and atmosphere of the event. A great first blog and can’t wait to read more.
4 – Is CMA Live worth all the hype? Read my Review of CMA Live 2017 by Anne Johnston
When you go to events you hope that the money you invest will be worth it. You hope that there will be some actionable content for you to takeaway that you can bring home and put into your business and CMA Live 2017 did not disappoint.
This was Anne’s first year at CMA Live having embraced all things Content Marketing since joining the CMA Membership community last year.
Anne’s blog takes each session and outlines their key points. A great summary of the two-days.
Little did she know that she’d be handed an award for Most Promising New Content Marketer while at the event!
5 – Can Leaders in Organisations Learn from Content Marketing by Beverly Sherratt.
Cathy was our Queen of Twitter both in the run up to the event and over the two days itself! It was no surprise that she topped our Twitter leader board that her blog is an epic account of all speakers with fantastic images and twitter snippets too.
There has just been so much buzzing around my head since the event finished, I hope that I can put it all into action – new branding and website coming soon – and I would love to keep in touch with all the great people I met.
Cathy hanging out with fellow CMA Live attendee Kelly Baader
9 – How a Conference Changed my Life.. Again by Col Gray.
Col took to video to share his key takeaway points and his personal thoughts following CMA Live 2017.
Col also spent two hours with one of our key note speakers Erika Napoletano and you can hear more about the clarity that this has helped Col define the next steps for his own brand.
10 – CMA Live 17: A Review & the Big Takeaways by Colin Gray.
Technically our very first attendee to post a review of the event for the second year in a row. Claire chose to liveblog throughout CMA Live and really captured key messages and her own thoughts as they arose.
Effective communication is the most valuable skill in the world today. Marcus Sheridan, Closing Keynote, CMA Live 2017
Claire also touches upon the pros and cons of liveblogging in her article. Great insight for anyone considering this approach at future events.
Another first time attendee at CMA Live 17, Gudrun shared her 7 top tips from the two day event. Giving high praise to two of our keynote speakers Marcus Sheridan and Mark Schaefer, Gudrun talks about how energised she was from their sessions.
But what I learned from everybody who spoke was about the importance of authenticity, of having confidence in yourself and what you do, and to engage with your audience, who are always your first priority, so they love you and trust you and want to do business with you (and only you).
18 – Why the CMA Content Marketing Conference in Edinburgh Rocked by Karen Elwis.
As a solopreneur, Karen perfectly sums up why she feels conferences and events can help with that loneliness in her blog post the event.
On reflection, I believe the conference ‘worked’ so well because there was a tangible meeting of minds in the room – and this despite the facts that the attendees came from a wide range of business environments and that many had never met previously.
With between 3-8 direct quotes and takeaways from each speakers, this is great round-up blog from Karen.
One of the greatest tools in the world is asking the right questions at the right time. Marcus Sheridan, Closing Keynote, CMA Live 17.
One our lightning speakers, Yva, chose to embrace video following CMA Live and shared her own 9 takeaways on Facebook Live.
Amazing quick wins and actionable advice.
She also shared these via her blog:
So, what’s next? Well, I’m going to create my launch plan, content plan and follow up with all the people I spoke to and connected with and see if there are some people out there I can help through my service.
Did we miss your review of CMA Live 17?
If we somehow missed your review, please let us know – just email Vicky@cmauk.co.uk and we’ll add it in.
Don’t forget to book your place for CMA Live 18. We have 100 early-bird tickets for sale up to 30th June. After this date you can join the waiting list for our second batch of tickets which will go live later this year. Click here to buy your ticket and find out more information.
We are honestly blown away by all of the feedback and content that you’ve created post CMA Live 17. We really can’t say thank you enough, but we’ll try – THANK YOU!
About Vicky Gunn
Beach addict and crazy spaniel mum (thanks to Millie), I love helping others create memories. Founder of Millie's Lifestyle and avid blogger - life would be boring doing just one thing. Wouldn't it?!?!?