2016 Event Highlights

We are so grateful to our attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors for making 2016 another successful year!

So many to thank – from Cynthia Rowley, India Hicks, Justina Blakeney, Mary McDonald, Nathan Turner, Christi Tasker, Courtney from French Country Cottage, Saxon Henry, Colleen Duffley, Julianne Taylor, Robin Catalano, Conor Dwyer, Natasha Murphy, and Adrienne Brown.

We also want to thank this year’s Advisory Board members whose counsel and recommendations helped shape our conference program: Cheryl Draa, Cheryl Draa Interior Designs; Beth Felsen,Vice President Trade and Showroom Partnerships at Viyet; Kyle Hoepner, editor-in-chief of New England Home magazine; Bethanne Matari, PR and marketing guru at Currey & Company; Holly Hollingsworth Phillips, residential interior designer and co-owner of The English Room; Elizabeth Ralls, Editor-in-Chief of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles; and Jackie von Tobel ( http://www.jackievontobel.com/), interior designer, product designer, best selling author and illustrator.

DBC-2016-exh-spon-rWe also want to acknowledge the generous support of the nearly 60 exhibitors and sponsors on our expo floor – from ADAC to U-Line – who strive to make our lives better and more beautiful everyday.

If you missed the event we figured that we couldn’t summarize the conference any better than YOU, our attendees, so here you’ll find a collection of the highlights, recaps, new friends, and key takeaways from the conference, along with lots of photos.

Hoping we all meet again next year when we return to Los Angeles – March 5-7, 2017.

 

 

WordPress and Google Analytics: Websites, Blogs, and Analytics Made Simple(r) 

WordPress is the leading platform used by design bloggers. Knowing how to get the most out of WordPress will save you time and improve your blog. This session will cover:

  • The top 5 WordPress plugins you can not live without
  • What can plugins do to optimize your SEO
  • What to consider when shopping for a new WordPress theme
  • Why WordPress is the right platform for your site
  • How to approach web security and hosting for WordPress environments
  • Top new developments affecting WordPress users
  • Getting comfortable with Google Analytics
  • Best Google Analytic metrics you should know for guiding your content strategy

Natasha_Murphy_217x300Natasha Murphy describes herself as just a good girl who likes design and computers. Natasha has ten+ years of front-end development experience and is a big fan of clean, responsive web design. Design, development, and online marketing all fall into her firm’s, Nicely Built, wheelhouse.  From e-commerce, professional websites or personal blogs, Natasha is dedicated to WordPress for good reason.


 

adrienne-brownAdrienne Brown is a Digital Strategist and founder of Adrienne J Media, a digital marketing firm. Adrienne has an extensive background in B2B, consumer and lead generation marketing and advertising. As a self proclaimed digital media maven, Adrienne is obsessed with all things digital and committed to helping brands become their “digital best.”