Meet Mari Smith - Top Social Media Expert Speaker and Trainer

Meet MariMari 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.

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[L-R: Mari with Arianna Huffington, Sir Richard Branson, Guy Kawasaki, Steadman Graham, Suze Orman, Jack Canfield, Eckhart Tolle]

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.

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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, and her large, loyal following on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, 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 TimesThe Wall Street Journal, Inc.ForbesFortuneChicago 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.

If you’d like to hire Mari to provide social media marketing consulting and training for your business and/or to speak at your next event, please visit this page.

  • Melissa Guthrie

    Hi Mari,

    I am new to the social media networking, specifically facebook. I’ve been looking for the experts who can provide the “know how” of social networking and until today I’ve not found who I felt was the right teacher for me. Through the Law of Attraction, I came across your name today. A friend, Amy Grant, had posted on her Facebook site that she was studying your material. I immediately wrote your name down. As I’ve browsed your site, I am delighted to have found you and look forward to learning from you. Thank you for all you do.

    Melissa Guthrie

  • Mari Smith

    @Melissa – Wowee, thank you SO much for your very kind feedback. I’m delighted to connect with you!! ;)

  • Richard

    Mari, I was hoping to be on the conference call that you did for WTPowers recently – but I was out of town. I would like to learn about Facebook, etc., and would like to know if there is a way to contact you to get questions answered. I have heard of this, but have no clue as to what it is, and if it is something that would even make sense for me to utiliuze. The things I have read about it really tell me NOTHING of value.

  • Riaan Labuschagne

    Dear Mari,

    I am in the process of putting togother a Social network marketing short course for a prominent university in South Africa. I need to know how we can partner on this project.

    Kindly contact me urgently as teh course must start running in February 2009.

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  • Hervé Ndayi

    Hi Mari,

    I am sorry, my english is not good. My mother tongue is french.
    I found your name from “PEAK POTENTIALS TRAINING” I registed for the 3 days training next month Juin 2009 in Toronto. I realy want to learn from you how to use facebook and twitter to promote my business.
    God bless you

    Thank you


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  • Aissa

    Hi Mari,
    I am glad to join your circle business particularly in Calgary.I am wondering to manage my businness with you
    and your comity of marketing.
    Enjoy your days,

  • Devada Rammell

    Wow, Mari, I met you today at a women’s network luncheon meeting and was so inspired that I purchased your Social Media Kit. Rushed home this evening and couldn’t wait to get started. Look for me soon on Facebook and Twitter!

    To your health,

    Devada Rammell, HHP
    La Vida Sana Wellness

    P.S. I was stoked to learn that we live in the same hometown and we’re both Scottish…very cool!

  • Ana Lucia Novak

    Hi Mari, I am a member of ISMA and signed up or your Facebook 2 day online workshop. I am looking forward to learning from you ! When you have a moment, please forward me the link and dial in number for Monday and Tuesday’s Facebook Page training! Thank you!

  • Michelle

    Hi Mari,
    I am really looking forward to your free talk tonight – any chance of a virtual drink after?
    Kind regards

  • Michael in the UK

    Hiya Mari…
    I just love the media names people like yourself end up with. Yours being the Pied Piper, so i looked it up in the dictionary.
    “Named after the Pied Piper of Hamelin, title and hero of a poem by Robert Browning d. 1889, English poet.
    The poem recounts a German folk tale about a piper who first rids the town of hamelin (Hameln near Hanover) of rats, and then, when payment for this services is refused, leads away the children of the town to a nearby hill, where they disappear through a door never to be seen again”.
    I am completely new to the social media thing but i do find it absolutely facinating. the idea that you can connect with so many people aroung the world.
    You yourself have a very strong presence and style about you.
    I also saw one of your video clips on youtube, the Blue Light-Up Pen one. I would like one PLEASE.
    How does one tweet you?
    All the best for 2010……

  • Michael in the UK

    ……the power of that “folk tale” for good.
    Connecting with people and empowering them to realise their passion and potential – then doing the same for other people.


  • Diane Sellers

    Hi Mari,
    I attended your talk at the Seattle NW Women’s Show; very informative. At the show you said if we need help just to ask you so here I am asking. Marlene’s Market & Deli was on FaceBook and we were recently pulled off without any notice. We did not think we had anything offensive, we are a natural and organic food store. Would you have any idea why we were pulled off. We have sent a message to the FaceBook people but have had no response.
    Can you help us solve this mystery.

    Thank you.

    Diane Sellers

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  • Alan Stransman

    You found the right gal, Melissa.

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  • Monico Perez

    I look forward to seeing you and an upcoming SANG convention!

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  • Don

    I am thrilled to join you in developing contact in the social media. The future is unlimited in what we will be able to do here. The money people make in selling their products and services is just part of the total picture. My ultimate goal is to connect the world with each other so that we can truly understand other cultures and bring world peace to this planet. What we fear is what we don't know or who we believe to be our enemies. Only governments make enemies. People make friends.

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  • Susan

    You are inspiring! My sister and I have started a new online Virtual Assistant business helping local companies brand with social media tools and a great website and blog (BlogSite). There is a wealth of information out there – it is hard to keep up. Watching your videos at Social Media Examiner and your online webinars have helped to keep me in focus. Thank you! Susan – elSue

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  • Steven G. Howard

    After reading this blog, I’ve found that Mari Smith is energetic and intriguing – refreshingly mentally stimulating! She brings her vigor and extensive experience in showing you how you, too, can attain the level of success you desire. You GO, girl! Best Wishes Always, Steven G. Howard

  • Beth Blair

    Lovely video interview, Mari. I found you via your insightful feature in Success Magazine. Keep up the inspirational work!

  • stan nesi

    Wow!!! she’s awesome!!! cool!!

  • Jeanette

    Wow! You are very inspiring and encouraging!  I love when you said, “God did not put a dream in your heart that you cannot manifest”.  That is so awesome and has really resonated with me, as I presently working on that dream he has put in my heart.

    I wish you continued success!Jeanette

  • Harleena Singh

    It’s so nice to hear about you Marie, as I only got to know more about you, after I circled you on Google+ !
    You do inspire and motivate all of us :)

    Thanks for sharing a part of your life with us :)

  • Todd

    Dear Mari,

    You mentioned using webinar technology.  I use Skype, and it is okay.  What are you using?


    Todd Liles

  • Muhammad Waheed

    very intrested i like your site and also like your work if you have some time please visit our network and if you like then please join us at HBBN

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  • Alexis Jay

    Thank you for giving me a blueprint on how to start a career in social media. I love connecting with people and found you from looking for a image to share on my site It would be a true joy to work with you and learn the business from a professional. 

  • Hosted Ecommerce Software

    really Nice meeting u Ms.Mari These days, social media has become the best way in improving the online business even just like online stores.

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