You know that tingling feeling you get in the back of your brain when you learn something incredible? Maybe it’s a new trick that will make you thousands in profit… or just a cool story.
Geek Week brings you 5 days of that.
Hosted by James Van Elswyk and featuring an all-star cast of speakers and attendees, Geek Week brings the brightest minds in media buying together for 5 unique events at a decked-out mansion in Las Vegas.
This high-level creative collision is the smartest way to get a head start in 2019 while having a blast with like-minded geeks. Are you in?!
This is the only place to get raw, recent media buying tactics from leading experts - they’ll share never-before-seen case studies from their latest campaigns with you (FB, ecom, natives, Snapchat, leadgen and more) in an open-question setting.
You’ll learn as much from fellow attendees as you will the speakers. Geek Out events attract millionaire media buyers, old-school affiliates, executives, copywriters, self-starters and even curious college kids. This diversity of perspectives leads to exciting new ideas and partnerships.
Does it get any better than this?! We searched all of Vegas to find the perfect location for our event - it had to be inspiring, relaxing, private, and close to the Strip. And oh boy… did we find a location.
The mansion is a 65,000 sq ft tropical oasis in the heart of Vegas, featuring mosaic-tiled catwalks, poolside entertainment spaces and grotto-style enclaves - all contained in one geeky gated space. And we’ve got it all to ourselves for the entire Geek Week…
Geek Out was an accident. At least, James Van Elswyk didn’t just wake up one day and decide to create another marketing event series…
It all started in 2017 with a last-minute speaking gig. With hardly any time to prepare, James found himself speaking to a huge crowd about native ads. He didn’t know “the rules” about speaking… but he did know media buying.
He gave away everything he knew, and the response was overwhelming. People loved his raw teaching style: no fluff, minimal theory, everything based on facts and recent stats.
This led to more speaking gigs and a deeper thirst for knowledge. James started flying around the globe to meet hyper-smart media buyers, just to pick their brains. Most of these guys were relatively unknown - and yet they were doing jaw-dropping numbers using tactics James had never heard of.
Supported by a community that was clearly desperate for this uncensored style of learning, Geek Out has matured into the go-to event series for curious, self-taught marketers who want the latest knowledge in an inspiring setting.
Whether you catch us at Geek Week or any other event around the world, you can expect the same concept every time: We’re all here to GEEK OUT and PROFIT!
We’re kicking off Geek Week with two badass networking sessions: R.O.High
on January 9th and Pixels & Pints on January 10th. Both
events feature a relaxed setting with different themes for each:
R.O.High gives us all the chance to take a deeeep breath and think creatively about our campaigns. Led by James Van Elswyk and featuring a guest appearance by “Mary Jane”, we’ll dig into creatives and landing pages in the most open-minded setting ever created at a marketing event.
Master copywriter, Heath Wilcock will be joining and he'll present his "improv copy" method that has quickly made him one of the most in-demand copywriters for emails and sales pages.
He'll go in detail on how to write daily emails people eagerly look forward to reading and buying from... and it has to do with "following the weird."
To take advantage of our relaxed state of mind during this night, Heath will also reveal how he uses comic books to create landing pages that people can't help but to scroll and read.
Pixels & Pints is a safe space for free-flowing data discussion over drinks. Hosted by agency rockstar Dee Deng, all the speakers and top-level attendees will gather at the Geek Week Mansion to buzz about budgets, chat clicks over cocktails and set a geeky tone that will carry us through the week.
WHAT: Two unique networking events for data lovers and creative thinkers with James Van Elswyk & Dee Deng
WHY: You love “work talk” and you also love blazing and/or boozing it up. Networking has never been so much fun.
186 million users, many in demographics that are hard to reach on
other platforms. Users are highly engaged, viewing 18 Snaps a day
on average. Snapchat is a sleeping beast… but how do you wake it up
(and get it raging in your favor)?
Matt Smith knows how tough it can be to crack the code. Your creatives need to be platform native, but still packed with selling power. The platform is new, meaning it’s full of nuances that can make or break your campaign. In this session, he’ll demystify this growing (and CHEAP) platform that can supplement your current campaigns or, as he’s proven, stand alone as a high-ROI moneymaker.
WHAT: Exclusive Snapchat session with Matt Smith
WHY: You want to know how to crack Snapchat and get in early on the cheap traffic source type="image/webp" and/or diversify your existing channels.
WHO: Matt Smith, an early adopter and consistently successful Snapchat media buyer
Nick Shackelford has just had another record-breaking Q4 - spending
$500k-$1 million per DAY - and he can’t wait to share!
Over 2 full days, Nick will walk you through the following:
Major learnings from Q4 (plus one unforgettable takeaway)
What you absolutely need to know about changes at FB
Case studies and analysis of what’s working now for numerous brands
How to structure campaigns and accounts effectively
The latest best practices for prospecting, re-engagement and remarketing
Real bidding and budgeting case studies, including success metrics and targets
Advanced split testing methodology (with input from James Van Elswyk)
Step-by-step iterative process for identifying the best creatives and angles
And that’s just the beginning. In this exclusive session, Nick is also offering to log into your account with you and workshop your campaigns (100% private - this will not be live streamed and you cannot get this service anywhere else).
WHAT: FB & Ecom Workshop with Nick Shackelford
WHY: You run FB ads and want to increase your profitability with confidence… or you just want to spend 2 days in a mansion with Nick Shackelford
The tradition goes back thousands of years. Ancient philosophers,
rowdy artists and resource type="image/webp"ful businessmen have gathered throughout
history to discuss their best ideas over dinner, leading to
lifelong friendships, breakthrough ideas and powerful alliances.
The Dumbest Dinner takes it to another level: we challenge everyone to bring their smartest friends and their best ideas… but check the ego at the door. Your goal is to appear to be the “dumbest” person at the table, inspiring conversations with curious questions and (so important we’re repeating it) NO EGO.
The Dumbest Dinner is the highlight of every Geek Out event - the people and perspectives you’ll encounter are unforgettable and the circumstances are unrepeatable. Do not miss this one!!
WHAT: An unforgettable dinner with like-minded marketers who are as inquisitive as they are intelligent - hosted by Josh Elizetxe
WHY: You’re open to the idea that a single dinner can change your life - or at least fill your head with ideas that can.
WHAT THE F%CK? Pardon our French, but this is absolutely insane. James has invented this event with the goal to be the dumbest guy in the room. Doesn't that sound stupid? We think it's clever as F%CK to sit at a table with people that are smarter than you. Pardon again. Know anyone slicker than you? Bring your smartest friend and enjoy fine dining at the dumbest dinner of American history.
James is a Media Buying SAVAGE and due to the natural born ability to inspire crowds of people, the stage is his second home.
With extensive experience in natives, Facebook, leadgen, sales and pretty much every other exciting way to make money, James founded Geek Out because he loves to learn from and meet other media buying geeks.
Nick has quickly become one of the world’s leading experts on ecom and Facebook - he manages 6-figure ad budgets for massive brands ($500k-1m per day), speaks at major events like Affiliate World and ECML/FBML, and makes it his mission to stay relevant and valuable in all his teachings.
He’s seen every situation you can imagine and will help you push ahead with actionable tips from his own hard-earned experience.Watch video
Matt is a full-time media buyer who recently sold his home to roam the country in an RV with his family. That means he depends on stability in his income… and Facebook wasn’t cutting it.
He turned to Snapchat early this year and was shocked by the consistently high open rates and conversions (and low competition = cheap clicks). He’s since shifted the vast majority of his spend to the new platform and he wants to show you why (hint: making 80% ROI on $20k/day spend is a BIG part of it).
Josh began building his internet empire from a public library at age 13 - now his portfolio includes multiple million-dollar brands, all built on the power of media buying, JVs and influencer marketing.
His latest endeavor is Snow Teeth Whitening, an 8-figure brand managing influencer relationships with Floyd Mayweather, Ron Gronkowski and dozens of other high-profile celebrities.Watch video
Heath fell into copywriting by way of improv comedy. With almost 10 years of teaching and performing improv, Heath has developed an "improv copy" style that breaks conventional copywriting rules and helps him produce super fast and entertaining copy for his high profile 8-figure earning clients.
Limited time offer! When you buy one ticket, we’ll give you another for your buddy at 50% off. Amazing gift? Smart investment? Both.
We have limited venue space, so we can only offer this deal to the first 10 who request it.View offer
Exclusive access to all events: R.O.HIGH, Snapchat, Shack Show, Dumbest dinner
Access to: R.O.HIGH, Snapchat, Shack Show & Dumbest dinner
Exclusive stay at the mansion in a single or double room for 5 nights
Guaranteed access to invite only events such as R.O.HIGH session
Attend exclusive recordings with our speakers backstage.
Discuss your business with our speakers & get valuable insights.
Meet & Greet with all speakers & other VIP mansion guests.
2 DAYS ACCESS TO SHACK SHOW
Access to all sessions of SHACK SHOW. 2 full days on Facebook & Ecommerce. Nick WANTS to give you hands-on help.
ACCESS TO THE SNAPCHAT EVENT
World Premiere. Matt Smith will reveal his secret sauce for the first time ever. 5-hour event hosted at the mansion.
ONLY AVAILABLE WITH ALL ACCESS PASS
JOIN OUR EPIC 5-STAR DINNER
One table. 30 brainiacs. 5 hours. 1000+ ideas will fill the room and you can be part of this exclusive event.
ACCESS TO R.O.HIGH
HIGH QUALITY NETWORKING
ONLY AVAILABLE WITH ALL ACCESS PASS
ACCESS TO PIXELS & PINTS
WHERE TRAFFIC AND DRINKING MIX
ONLY AVAILABLE WITH ALL ACCESS PASS
It’s always the same, because we’re always confident in the quality and value of our events:
WE GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL LEAVE GEEK WEEK 100% SATISFIED AND YOU WILL PROFIT DIRECTLY FROM THE INFORMATION AND NETWORKING. IF NOT, WE WILL GIVE YOU 100% OF YOUR MONEY BACK - NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
We offer this guarantee because we know Geek Out is an amazing community for a select group of people, and if you’re one of them, we don’t want you to miss out on the chance to join us.
Yes - absolutely and at any time, if you‘re sincere about this issue and get in touch with us and we’ll refund you completely.
In this case, we’ll be more than happy to transfer your ticket to an upcoming event. If you prefer to get livestream access instead or would like to transfer the ticket to another person, we’ve got you covered.
Our philosophy is to provide an excellent experience for all attendees and we want you to be completely satisfied with our service.
Our events always feature an upscale mix of quality content, excellent speakers and impressive networking.
To ensure consistency and a high quality standard, we require a personal meeting with you. By doing so we’ll be able to tailor a future event matching to your proficiency, and we will gladly offer you a speaking slot if our network of speakers approve your application.
We believe that our events provide long-lasting value and our focus is to educate you in the best possible way while providing access to like-minded people.
Data privacy is a serious issue for us and we never monetize user data to any sponsors. However, we’re willing to offer sponsorship opportunities for partners that provide great value to our attendees - especially if you have a product or solution that is being used by our network of speakers and features a strong reputation, you’re more than welcome to submit an inquiry.
Geek Out is an idea as much as it is an event series; it’s a safe space for data geeks to share their favorite tricks and secrets. You’ll find the same pattern at all of our events: Come, Learn and GEEK OUT. Each event features the latest tactics and stories from guys who are at the top of their game right now. Networking is always high-value, curiosity-driven and ridiculously fun.
We want you to excel in media buying, whether you’re doing leadgen, natives, FB, ecom, Snapchat or anything else cutting-edge. Our expert speakers will showcase their case studies and help you to grow your business.
Geek Out is a platform for all the hardcore oddballs, dreamers and experts of the marketing world to meet and grow together: media buying addicts, data nerds, traffic freaks, conversion surgeons, persuasion pros… if you’re passionate about ads, you’re welcome here.
Stuck trying to reach the next level in your media buying business (or figure out what that even means for you)? Got a burning war story you want to get some feedback on (or just boast about)? Or do you just love geeking out about ad campaigns with people who know what the f&$% you’re talking about?
With tell-all content and crazy unique networking events in a relaxed setting, Geek Week 2019 is not to be missed by any marketer who takes learning (but not necessarily themselves) seriously.
We designed Geek Out the way we want it. No theory or outdated fluff - we’re too smart for spoon-fed information, and we know how to interpret data… as long as it’s the real deal.
Our speakers and sessions deliver the latest working tactics on FB, ecom, natives and more - without sugar coating or spoon-feeding. This is advanced stuff - NOT recommended for beginners!
Geek Week is not just a weeklong party. We’re incredibly proud of the many partnerships that have come from it - that’s the true value here. Not only do you get an overload of information, you get geeks to help talk it through. That leads to engaging conversations that last well beyond the events themselves - we see it every single time.
Not only can you expect to meet people you’d never have crossed paths with otherwise, we also back your investment 100%. If you don’t make $5k in profit from what you learn (or who you meet), then we’ll gladly refund your money.
Some of what happens in Vegas may stay there… but the rest is meant to have lasting impact on your business.
We believe that our events provide long-lasting value and our focus is to educate you in the best possible way while providing access to like-minded people. Data privacy is a serious issue for us and we never monetize user data to any sponsors. However, we’re willing to offer sponsorship opportunities for partners that provide great value to our attendees - especially if you have a product or solution that is being used by our network of speakers and features a strong reputation, you’re more than welcome to submit an inquiry.
We‘re extremely picky in terms of sponsoring and only work with companies that provide great value for all attendees.Contact us