Call For Papers
Content Show, V&A Waterfront, Capetow

Smart Link Consultancy is seeking industry professionals to contribute new ideas, solutions, and innovations for current issues and challenges that confront the content marketing space. Our highest-rated presenters are people like you who have challenged conventional wisdom and/or are willing to share real lessons learned.

Directors, Managers, Officers and Specialists from Private and Public Sectors Organisations with Responsibilities for:

Content Marketing           | Content Strategy           | Sales and Marketing

Public Relations               | Social Media                 | Communications

Digital Marketing              | Customer Experience   | Customer Engagement

New Media                       | SEO                              | Writing, Editing and Publishing

Advertising                       | Marketing                      | Online Marketing

Digital Marketing              | PPC                               | Crises and Reputation

Please note the audience also consists of both new and seasoned (10+ years in industry) professionals.

Proposals will be judged on:

  1. Content

  • Are the ideas presented new and forward thinking?

  • Are the concepts introduced useful and practical?

  • Are learning objectives clearly defined?

  1. Format

  • Are there opportunities for experiential learning interaction among and between participants?

  • Is the scope appropriate to time limitations?

  • Is the instructional design dynamic?

  1. Presenter(s)

  • Is there a demonstrated knowledge of the subject matter?

  • Is there an indication of strong and creative presentation skills?

Smart Link Consultancy is especially interested in next-gen digital content marketing strategies, ideology and methodology. We are also interested in timely information on industry trends, techniques and best practices in the following areas:

  • Content marketing strategies
  • Effective storytelling
  • Content curation
  • Content production techniques
  • Branded content strategies that work
  • Metrics
  • Modern trends
  • Epic content
  • Outstanding content
  • Engaging content
  • Riveting content
  • Compelling content
  • Authentic content
  • Powerful content
  • Viral content
  • Trending content
  • Sessions are 30 minutes in duration.

  • Sessions will be scheduled, Wednesday, May 22 and Friday, May 24. Please do not submit a proposal unless you will be able to appear on any of the days.

  • Sales pitches for products or services disguised as proposals will not be accepted.

  • Session descriptions should be brief and align with content intended to be presented.

  • Smart Link Consultancy requests permission to rebroadcast speaker image, printed materials, and/or voice and video recording in connection with the 2019 Conference. Speakers maintain presentation content copyrights.

  • Working presentations outlines and/ or slide decks are subject to review. Presenters must use the approved Smart Link Consultancy format.

  • Panel discussions are most effective when limited to no more than 3 participants.

  • The deadline to submit proposals is 16:00pm CAT on April 30, 2018.

Please contact Themba at  with any questions.

Submit your proposals to .