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ionSearch returns to Leeds this April with speakers from Expedia, HootSuite and Adobe


By Gillian West, Social media manager

February 18, 2013 | 2 min read

Online marketing conference, ionSearch, is to return for a second time this April at The Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds.

Taking place on 18 and 19 April, ionSearch welcomes a host of leading speakers and experts from the online marketing world.

Head of inbound marketing at Expedia Martin MacDonald; Adobe’s head of social strategy Jeremy Waite; Shain Shapiro UK community coordinator for Hootsuite; head of SEO Andrew Smith and BBC Analytics expert Gerry White are just some of the speakers from the world of search and social media marketing due to take the stage.

Founded by online marketing agency Blueclaw in 2012, ionSearch is sponsored by Media Skunk Works, Searchmetrics, Linkdex, rMoov and AnalyticsSEO. Ex-Googler Vanessa Fox, Andrew Dumont of SEOmoz, Dave Naylor of Bronco and 10Yetis Andy Barr will also be speaking at the event.

Fergus Clawson, Blueclaw MD and ionSearch founder, commented: “We had such a fantastic response to the inaugural ionSearch that we decided to expand over two days for the second conference. We have a phenomenal speaker line-up for April, with some of the must see online marketing speakers from Europe and America appearing.”

The expanded schedule this April is set to encompass three tracks: The Keynote Theatre, Talks & Panels and Panels & Workshop Rooms.

Tickets include food and refreshments throughout the day, as well as access to the conference party on Thursday 18 April. Further information can be found on the ionSearch site with Drum readers getting a 15 per cent discount for all purchases of two-day tickets made before Midnight on 18 March by quoting DRUM1179BY during the checkout process.

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