Mari Smith is one of the world’s leading social media thought leaders, widely recognized for her Facebook marketing expertise. She is author of The New Relationship Marketing and coauthor of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day.
Fast Company described Mari as, “A veritable engine of personal branding, a relationship marketing whiz and the Pied Piper of the Online World.” Forbes named Mari as one of the Top Ten Social Media Power Influencers four years in a row, and Dun & Bradstreet Credibility named Mari one of the top ten Most Influential Small Business People on Twitter.
Mari’s background includes over twelve years in the fields of relationships, marketing and Internet technology. As a passionate social media leader since 2007, Mari travels the United States and internationally to provide engaging social media keynotes and in-depth training to entrepreneurs and corporations.
Mari often shares prestigious stages with notable leaders and celebrities; previous co-presenters have included Sir Richard Branson, the Dalai Lama, Eckhart Tolle, Tony Robbins, Paula Abdul, Chip Conley, and Arianna Huffington to name a few.
[L-R: Mari with Arianna Huffington, Sir Richard Branson, Guy Kawasaki, Steadman Graham, Suze Orman, Jack Canfield, Eckhart Tolle]
Through her training services, Mari teaches 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. Plus, tens of thousands of business owners and marketers from around the world have attended Mari’s popular social media webinars over the past several years.
With her popular blog at MariSmith.com, 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 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, spent her childhood in a small rural Quaker community in BC, Canada… then lived in Scotland for two decades before moving to San Diego, California in 1999.
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