We’ve been on our travels again here at Clear Ads – this time, we headed Stateside to attend The Billion Dollar Seller Summit hosted by Kevin King in Austin, Texas. This was our second US trip of the year so far as we were also in Vegas earlier this year for the 2019 Prosper Show. It’s really important to us to attend as many of these events as we can because they offer such invaluable learning opportunities plus plenty of chances to network, meet vendors and some of the suppliers we work with. There’s also tonnes of workshops on offer as well as some really inspiring speakers to share their experiences, successes and failures so they really do keep us sharp and with our finger on the pulse of Amazon ads and Amazon technologies.
If you aren’t familiar with Kevin King, he is a successful entrepreneur, was named one of the Top 40 Direct Marketers under 40 and is often quoted in media such as Forbes, The New York Times and USA Today. Kevin is an Amazon selling legend and has built multiple million dollar businesses on the platform – in short, he knows what works and what doesn’t and is a true Amazon ads authority so it was really inspiring to get to connect with him and listen to some of his stories.
As well as Kevin, there was a long roster of accomplished marketing and Amazon experts. In fact, this years Billion Dollar Seller Summit really outdid itself and saw some of the world’s largest Amazon Sellers come together to network, share techniques and learn from truly established specialists in disciplines such as marketing. The thing that really sets this conference apart is that Kevin is so stringent about who is invited and who gets to speak – it’s limited to the top 50 Amazon sellers and all invited guests make a 7 or 8 figure sum from Amazon each year so they truly are at the very top of their industry. This means of course that the sessions are truly invaluable and incredibly informative.
The speakers chosen spoke about how to better optimise your products, the best way to advertise to maximise sales, when to and how to expand into other marketplaces, new techniques for getting ahead against competitors, when and how to know when to sell your Amazon business and many other priceless techniques to get ahead.
Clear Ads was one of four sponsors for the 2019 Billion Dollar Seller Summit. This meant we were also able to share some of our own insight on best practices we’ve developed when it comes to managing Amazon Seller Central and Vendor accounts. Not only did we get to promote our services but we were able to speak to some of the most successful sellers and add to our bank of techniques to optimise Amazon Ads.
One of our favourite moments from the event was meeting with the founder of Helium 10, Manny Coats to discuss some of the exciting developments underway at this incredible tool.
After also hearing Norman Farrer from PR Reach speak at a number of events around the world we finally got to meet and connect to discuss how PR can help Amazon sellers achieve maximum success. Norman has sold multiple Amazon businesses north of 7 figures and this has been heavily influenced by integrating PR with Amazon advertising.