Meet Your Host
Mari Smith is one of the world's leading social media strategists and widely recognized as THE top Facebook marketing expert in the world. She is author of The New Relationship Marketing and coauthor of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day.
Fast Company describes Mari as, "A veritable engine of personal branding, a relationship marketing whiz and the Pied Piper of the Online World." Forbes recently named Mari as one of the top ten Social Media Influencers, and Dun & Bradstreet Credibility named Mari one of the top ten Most Influential Small Business People on Twitter.
Mari Smith's background includes over twelve years in the fields of relationships, marketing and Internet technology, making social media her ideal arena. As a veteran in the genre, she travels the United States and internationally to provide engaging social media keynotes and in-depth training to entrepreneurs and corporations. She frequently shares the stage with notable leaders and celebrities; previous co-presenters have included Sir Richard Branson, the Dalai Lama, Tony Robbins, Guy Kawasaki, and Paula Abdul.
Through her consulting and training agency, Mari teaches and consults with businesses and brands to become a true social business, with measurable profits from integrating proven social media marketing strategies. After applying Mari's methods, her clients typically achieve significant increases in traffic, subscribers, lead generation and conversion, client growth, affiliates, lucrative strategic alliances and targeted media attention.
Mari Smith and her team have mentored countless social media departments and individual social media professionals in a variety of specializations. Tens of thousands have gone through the 'Mari Smith' intense social media training over the past several years.
With her popular blog at MariSmith.com, and her large, loyal following on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, Mari is considered one of the top resources and thought leaders in the world of marketing. She regularly appears in media locally and nationally in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Inc., Forbes, Fortune, Chicago Tribune, and Success Magazine.
On a personal note, Mari is Scottish-Canadian; she was born in Ontario, Canada, then lived in Scotland for two decades before moving to San Diego, California in 1999.