2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Bootstrap It! Marketing Automation on a Budget

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ATTENTION: You must signup in advance to attend this workshop. You will need to have a valid SXSW badge, and an activated SXsocial account. To reserve your seat, please go here: https://sup.sxsw.com/schedule/IAP25233

When you’re running a startup or small business -- and strapped with limits in time, money and human resources -- your marketing success often hinges on your ability to get more utility out of fewer assets than your big business competitors.

But there’s a silver lining to that grim forecast:

Your WordPress website combined with a little effort and few third party tools and services can make you a marketing machine. An SEO ninja. An email Jedi. A lion of lead generation.

In this two and a half hour long workshop, presenter Erik Wolf will show you step-by-step how to leverage WordPress for optimal marketing efficiencies and automation without breaking your budget.

Attendees will learn:

- Email marketing strategies that would make Ron Popeil proud
- Why blogging is ACTUALLY a timesaver!
- How to reduce abandonment on products and offers
- How to build SEO into everything you do
- How to get the most out of forms.

With 90 minutes of time every week and a total budget of less than $150 per month, you can get all your online marketing done easily and this talk will show you exactly how.


- Experience with WordPress is a plus.

What to Bring:

- Either a laptop/tablet or an "analog" pen/paper will work too.



Erik Wolf



Erik Wolf is a small business marketing expert and the author of two books: Blog for Business and the award winning Marketing: Unmasked. Erik is the founder of ORBTR, the first marketing automation platform for WordPress, and of Zero-G Creative, an online marketing agency serving small (and growing!) business clients exclusively. Erik has been featured in The Huffington Post, NewYorkTimes.com and Atlanta Business Radio among other media outlets and has been a speaker at conferences including South by Southwest (SXSW), WordCamp Atlanta, Ignite Denver, Digital Atlanta, ProductCamp and The Business of WordPress Conference. Erik lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and two children.

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Music sponsor

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