In this NAMM U sesison, Tim Spicer of Spicer’s Music shares his best tips for hosting events that help drive business. As a NAMM Top 100 retailer and winner of Best Marketing and Promotions in 2017, Spicer offers best practices, his formula for success and valuable lessons learned along the way. 
Andertons Music’s YouTube channel has more than 75 million YouTube views and 315,000 subscribers. In this session, Lee Anderton offers an insightful look at how he did it—and what it means to your business. In this fast-moving presentation, Anderton shows how he grew his store’s YouTube channel, how it’s expanded his customer base and what you can take away from his best practices.
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.
If you’ve noticed your Facebook traffic drop recently, you’re not alone. Facebook has rolled out major changes this year, and using outdated marketing tactics will cost you. Don’t let your posts go unseen! Check out this session from 2018 Summer NAMM by leading social media authority Jenn Herman. No matter the size of your Facebook audience, you can surpass the competition.
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.
Presented By Mike Guillot
Music retail may be about face-to-face communication with our customers, but we can’t overlook the importance of email. So, how do we stand out from the clutter of email marketing and make the most of our communications? Mike Guillot of Mississippi Music offers 10 quick-and-easy tips for creating effective emails that get opened, read and responded to for measurable results.

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