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AWeber Survey Concludes Small Business Owners’ Online Marketing Efforts Would Benefit from More Time and Expertise

Company hosts ASCEND Digital Marketing Summit 2014 to help increase success for entrepreneurs

Chalfont, Pa. September 3, 2014 – In a 2014 survey of nearly 15,000 of its customers, leading email marketing service provider AWeber, finds that more than half of small business owners spend less than two hours a week maintaining their online marketing efforts and only 12% consider themselves marketing pros. To help boost expertise and business growth through digital marketing, AWeber will welcome small business owners and entrepreneurs to Philadelphia for ASCEND Digital Marketing Summit 2014, October 22-24, 2014.

“Our survey findings shown in 4 1/2 Things You Need to Know About Small Biz Marketing in 2014 tell us that small business owners want to ramp up their online marketing efforts, but they’re crunched for time and most likely lack the confidence to do so,” says AWeber’s CMO Erik Harbison. “ASCEND is for entrepreneurs and marketers at every stage who want actionable steps they can take to get their digital marketing to the next level.”

Philadelphia’s Mayor Michael Nutter has been invited to kick-off the event that AWeber will host. ASCEND will be two days packed full of strategies from an A-list lineup of digital marketing thought leaders. Experts and topics include:

  • Ann Handley – A Content Marketing Makeover
  • Peter Shankman – The Entrepreneur Story
  • Justin Rondeau – Killer Email Tests that Increase Conversions
  • Justine Jordan – Three Strategies for Mobile-Optimized Emails
  • Marcus Sheridan – How to Produce Content that Gets Results, More Leads and Way More Customers
  • Wil Reynolds – SEO Straight Talk

“These experts and topics were hand picked with one goal in mind: to help entrepreneurs and marketers increase business growth through digital marketing,” said Harbison. “Anyone seeking to extend their online marketing and enhance their brand should attend this conference.”

ASCEND takes place at the beautiful Westin Hotel located in the heart of Philadelphia. View the full agenda and register here.

About AWeber
AWeber, headquartered in Chalfont, Pa., helps more than 120,000 businesses, entrepreneurs and bloggers increase sales and profits through its suite of web-based email marketing software. The privately held company was founded in 1998. For more information, visit, subscribe to the AWeber blog, or follow on Twitter and Facebook.