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About Mari

Business HeadshotsMari 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 Influencers three years in a row, 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. 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.

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.

Meet Team Mari!

Mari feels blessed to work with a wonderful team of local and global professionals. Meet the team here.



  1. Hosted Ecommerce Software on January 31, 2012 at 2:44 am

    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.

  2. Alexis Jay on December 23, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    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. 

  3. Todd on September 13, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Dear Mari,

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


    Todd Liles

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