Get ready, marketers! Signals 19 is less than a week away and we can’t wait for you to see and experience all of the exciting things we have planned. We could hardly pick a favorite (we’ve packed a lot into three short days!), but we managed to narrow it down eight things you can’t miss to have the best possible experience at the event.
1. Stop by the red registration booths
Drop off your bags, settle in, and head to the Grand Horizon Ballroom on the fourth floor of the Marriott Marquis. Meet us at the red registration booths to let us know you’ve arrived and grab your swag bag full of awesome Signals 19 gear. We might be biased, but it’s pretty good!
While you wait for the festivities to begin, take a walk through the event space. Meet your fellow attendees, stop by the sponsor booths, and map out your game plan for the days ahead.
2. Download the Signals 19 app
There’s a lot going on at the event — don’t miss a moment of it. Download the “Signals 19” app in the Google Play or Apple app store and log in with your business email to get access. Once you’re in, browse through keynotes, breakout sessions, and panels; bookmark the ones you want to see (this sets up reminders); and let us know you’re here with a selfie using the #signals19 hashtag.
Don’t forget to allow push notifications so we can let you know when events are starting or give you a heads-up on any last-minute changes — or if a fellow attendee reaches out to say “hey!”
3. Grab a seat at the Mainstage for a glimpse into the future of marketing
Bright and early Thursday morning, grab breakfast and meet us at the Mainstage for opening keynotes from Cheetah Digital CEO Sameer Kazi and CPO Bill Ingram. They’ll share the vision for Cheetah Digital, including the brand new solutions and features we’ve been keeping up our sleeves.
Next, learn about the importance of loyalty marketing from Forrester Analyst Emily Collins and or be entertained by the creative Master of Ceremonies, Ron Tite. We expect you’ll walk away with a strong understanding of what customers want from brands — and what yours can (and must) do to compete for and retain your customers’ loyalty.
Hint: Don’t know where a stage is? Need to find food or the bathroom? Check out the “Interactive Map” section of the Signals 19 app.
4. Stop by for a hands-on product demo
The future of marketing is starting now — and you get to take it for a test drive. Grab lunch and make your way into the Festival Hall where our team of experts will be waiting at the Solutions Experience Zone to give you a closer look at the exciting new products and features at Cheetah Digital.
Stop by anytime throughout the event to ask questions, see demos, and get excited about what’s to come!
5. Hit up a few breakout sessions on key marketing topics
Throughout the afternoon, we’ll be offering 11 total sessions on all aspects of marketing from data management to email deliverability to customer privacy with our unique, festival-style setting.
With up to three sessions taking place at any given time, pick one that appeals to you most or move around and get the full experience — it’s completely up to you. No reservations. No cramped conference rooms. Only fun and great learning.
Hint: If you walk away from a session feeling crazy inspired, let us know by leaving a review of any keynote, panel, breakout session, or speaker in the Signals 19 app.
6. Meet back at the Mainstage to close out the day
Thursday is packed with engaging, informative content — but we may have saved the best for last. Two exciting speakers will close out the day with their respective and unique views on change.
As the first woman to hold the position of Vice Chair at GE, Beth Comstock has embraced change as a core part of her identity. She’ll inspire you with her insight and provoke you to become a change agent in your own professional and personal life.
Hasan Minhaj, host of Patriot Act on Netflix, uses his platform to spark laughter and discuss current cultural and political issues. Find out his views on how our culture is changing, what is driving that change, and how it determines the topics he covers on his show.
7. Join us for evening entertainment inspired by the Windy City
After a great day of inspiring ideas and actionable takeaways, it’s time to relax and unwind. Meet us at 7:00pm in the ABC Building attached to the Marriott Marquis for an immersive Chicago experience of the tastes, sights, and sounds that make the city so special.
Enjoy beers and cocktails from local brewers and mixologists, grab a Chicago dog and other foods from various “neighborhoods,” and see if your swing is good enough for the Cubs at the VR batting cages. We’ve got a live performance and even more fun activities lined up, so don’t miss out!
8. Come back for the grand finale
Take your seat at the Mainstage on Friday morning for the exciting conclusion to Signals 19, where we’ll be showcasing the people and brands that are inspiring us all.
Leading marketer and bestselling author Andrew Davis knows what it takes for businesses to thrive in a noisy, signals-filled world — he’s helped many of them get there. Now he’s sharing his knowledge with us so your brand can build a fanatically loyal fanbase, too.
Speaking of thriving brands, Cheetah Digital clients represent some of the world’s best and most inspiring ones. Our Chief Customer Officer Michelle Curless will be talking to a few of them in an insightful client panel.
Finally, Amy Purdy will close out the event with her story of overcoming incredible odds and inspiring millions — two things bound to affect any marketer. She’s sure to leave you feeling motivated to tackle challenges and end Signals 19 on a high note.
We are counting down the days here at Cheetah Digital — and we hope you are too. Download the Signals 19 app now in the Google Play or Apple app store and let us know what you’re looking forward to most at the event. We’ll see you in Chicago!
Bryn Smith is a Digital Marketing Coordinator at Cheetah Digital. Throughout her career, she has provided digital and content support for nearly every area of digital marketing, including lead generation, blogs, social media, websites, apps, email, and more.