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This two-part seminar will provide participants a valuable glimpse into the keys to succeeding in today’s complex marketing world, including:

Part I: Social Media and Digital Marketing Basics

  • An overview of social media and digital marketing platforms, with strengths and weaknesses of each
  • An in-depth review of social media basics, including content, posting, and the efficient management of social media by your team
  • How organic and paid social and digital work differ, and the advantages and shortcomings of each
  • Today’s “push” and “pull” marketing, and how closely digital platforms are interrelated
  • The differentiation of SEO and SEM, and how to optimize your spend on each
  • The options of how to manage your company’s social and digital, regardless of your firm’s size

Part II:  Advanced Insights and Practical Application of Digital and Social

  • How to effectively outmaneuver your competition in digital media
  • Bidding strategies: costs per impression, click, and lead
  • Understanding the pros and cons of creative formats: single-image, carousel, and video ads
  • How conversion tracking is created, measured, and reported
  • How to tap into digital marketing talent, finding the right – and long-term – blend for your firm

Dave Mahoney serves as Principal of the Velocity Marketing, a Maryland-based digital strategy agency which helps its clients optimize digital media and apply the latest marketing technology innovations to their business. Velocity has worked on behalf of numerous noteworthy brands, including Marvel Entertainment, the University of Maryland Medical System, and the Catholic University of America.Prior to Velocity, Dave’s work with Bill Me Later, PayPal, and eBay allowed him to lead numerous brand name digital marketing initiatives with firms such as Comcast Business, Loyola University, the National Football League, Discovery Channel, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, and many more.

Dave also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University, teaching digital and social media marketing to undergraduates. Dave received his B.S. in Business with an Economics minor from Frostburg State University and MBA from Harvard.


February 27, 2020

10:00am-Noon: Part 1

Noon-1:00pm : Lunch

1:00pm-3:00pm: Part 2


Digital Basics Course (PART 1) Only:

Members: $150 (Includes Lunch)

Non-Members: $250 (Includes Lunch)


Advanced Digital Course (PART 2) Only:

Members: $150 (Includes Lunch)

Non-Members: $250 (Includes Lunch)


Digital Basics and Advanced Course (PART 1 & 2):

Members: $275 (Includes Lunch)

Non-Members: $475 (Includes Lunch)



ABC of Metro Washington

6901 Muirkirk Meadows Dr, Suite F

Beltsville, MD 20705


Please note that a reservation constitutes a financial
commitment unless cancellation is made no later than noon
on February 24, 2020.  Substitutions are accepted at any time.