Future of Digital

COMPETITION! Win two tickets to the Future of Digital Marketing

WINEvery year Econsultancy brings together some of the brightest brains in digital to figure out what’s on the horizon.

Now in its seventh year, our Future of Digital Marketing event (#FODM) is a brilliant way of filling your head with ideas by listening to a series of inspiring talks.

FODM takes place in London, next Wednesday (15 June). The day is split into three chunks: this year, next year, and beyond.

We’ve lined up some amazing speakers who will share practical insights and case studies on a range of subjects, including mobile, community management, online video, augmented reality, next-gen user experience, data, search, marketing automation and connected TV. 

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to FODM, allowing the lucky winner and a friend / colleague to attend for free (seats are usually £440).

Q&A: The media flow’s Nichola Stott on the future of search

Nichola StottNichola Stott is founder and director of SEO and social media agency the media flow, and previously worked as head of UK commercial search partners at Yahoo! 

We’ve been asking Nichola about the role of the PR in SEO, the merging of search and social media, and mobile and local search…

Nichola will also be looking into the future of search in her presentation at Econsultancy’s Future of Digital Marketing event in London on June 15. 

Q&A: Gerd Leonhard on why social media beats search

Gerd Leonhard is CEO of The Futures Agency, and has been described as “one of the leading media futurists in the world” for his views on the development of next-generation business models in the content, communications & technology industries.

He will be giving one of the keynote speeches at Econsultancy’s Future of Digital Marketing event on June 16.

I’ve been speaking to Gerd (he can be found on Twitter here) about his upcoming keynote, as well as his views on the Times paywall and the future of the music industry. 

Q&A: Sccope Founder Douglas Orr on mobile commerce

Douglas OrrSccope is one of the best mobile price comparison services I have seen so far, and has a mobile site, an iPhone app, as well as services on the Vodafone and T-Mobile mobile platforms.

I’ve been talking to Douglas Orr, the founder of parent company Cogenta, about Sccope’s mobile services, and how he sees the mobile commerce market developing over the next few years. He also has an interesting solution to the problem of making mobile checkouts easier for customers.

Douglas will be speaking about the future of mobile commerce at Econsultancy’s Future of Digital Marketing 2010 event, held in London on June 16.