If you haven’t visited the 2014 Reel Video Summit site lately, check it out today! The ReelSummit, which will be held July 24-25 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, will feature more experts, gurus, and brands than Dorothy discovered on the Yellow Brick Road.

As Mark Robertson, the founder and CEO of ReelSEO, said in a press release that was distributed on Tuesday, “This is without doubt the most important event on the calendar for marketers and brands wanting to dive deep into the latest trends and gain insights to success. This summit is not just about theory. We’ll be digging into case studies and reports about real brands running real campaigns. Nowhere else will you get to rub shoulders with more top practitioners in our industry. Just take a glance at this awesome speaker list and then reserve your pass today before places run out!”

Keynote Speakers and Thought Leaders

This year’s Reel Video Summit schedule has been expanded to a two-day summit featuring insights from the foremost influencers in video marketing, video advertising, and video analytics/results. As a result, the ReelSummit will feature several keynote speakers and thought leaders, including:

Davis, for example, will give an exclusive look at new research, which will be released just days prior to the summit.  The research will show that the consumer buying journey is impacted by online video in comparison to TV. It is NOT an anti-TV report, just an assessment of what works well online.

And Wijering will showcase the latest and greatest in online video technology innovations.  With the proliferation of HTML5 Video, new innovations allow retailers and marketers to focus beyond the video player itself – to creating relevant, immersive and interactive viewing experiences.

There are also in-depth sessions. This includes panels like “Micro-Video Strategies – Effective Marketing on Vine & Instagram,” which will discuss the kind of content that that brands like Oreo, Dunkin Donuts, Ford, Samsung, Target, and Mini are creating. It includes sessions like “Storytelling Formulas for Retail & E-Commerce Video,” which features leaders from, Crutchfield, Ogilvy, and Invodo. You can join Brightcove, Nextiva, EMC, and Oracle as they showcase and discuss “Video Across the Buyer Cycle: Awareness to Consideration to Advocacy.”

There’s a panel entitled, “YouTube Strategies for Brands,” which features speakers from Pepsico, Discovery, and VICE. There’s a session entitled, “Video Ad Solutions – How to Choose Where to Place Video Ads in a Fissured Landscape,” which features speakers from Ogilvy, Seventeen Magazine, Mekanism, Sharethrough, and Swirl. There’s also a closing keynote entitled, “Is Your Company’s Culture Killing your Video Marketing Potential,” which features speakers from Grainger and Cisco.

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There’s also something new on the agenda called “Grill the Gurus,” which features a different format. “Grill the Gurus” enables attendees to the 2014 Reel Video Summit to learn, network, and share information with their peers and industry professionals. You will have a wide range of industry topics and tables to choose from and can sit down in a low-key, small group setting and enjoy relaxed conversation while engaging in thought-provoking discussions on any of the relevant and valuable topics.

Plus, there are three optional pre-Summit training workshops on “YouTube SEO & Audience Development for Marketers”, “Become an Expert in YouTube TrueView Advertising”, and “Branded Video Content Development – from Ideation to Creation.”

The 2014 Reel Video Summit is a must-attend event, which means you must attend. And you don’t need to bring back anyone’s broomstick in order to get there. Just click your heels three times and say, “There’s no place like the ReelSummit for marketers, brands, retailers and storytellers to gather to get serious about the business of video.” ReelSEO readers get a 35% Discount by using this code so book today!