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.
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.
You don’t need to be a professional marketer or photographer to reach customers on Instagram! Here, Ryan Sargent, social media manager at MakeMusic, and Billy Cuthrell, owner of Progressive Music Center, show you how to tear down the filters between you and your customers on social media and grow a following on Instagram. Find out how to introduce your business to new customers and drive engagement.
Presented By Peter Malick
Disappointed by poor returns from your email marketing? Find out how to harness cutting-edge techniques to grow your list, acquire new customers and re-engage existing customers. In this session, Inbound Audio Video CEO and MI industry marketing expert Peter Malick uncovers the six things that will transform your email list into a growth engine for your business.
Looking for effective ideas to drive store traffic and sales in a digital world? Then don’t miss this fast-moving roundup of proven promotions and events from an independent music retail leader, Whitney Brown Grisaffi of Ted Brown Music. She covers simple, powerful and not-so-obvious ideas for getting people into your store, introducing them to your brand and making them long-term customers.
Presented By Dan Abel
Video is an invaluable tool for building your customer base and improving your online visibility, but are you doing everything you can to ensure that your videos are making an impact? In this session, Dan Abel, director of marketing for, explores five powerful tips to help you grow your video audience.
Why do some companies consistently outperform everyone else—and stay at the forefront as the competition struggles to keep up? At The 2017 NAMM Show, marketing legend Guy Kawasaki revealed the answer in "The Art of Innovation," a NAMM U Breakfast Session. Kawasaki offered practical, surprising and even counterintuitive ideas to trigger innovation in your own music business.