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Facebook Marketing at Ali Brown’s Online Success Blueprint Workshop

IMG_2377Ali Brown is a dynamic, successful business woman and internet marketer that I’ve admired for many, many years.

You may be familiar with Ali’s former brand “The Ezine Queen.” Her new brand of Ali has blossomed into an incredible venture, complete with the Ali Magazine and, launching in January, the Ali Boutique! See pic right – taken today at Ali Boutique pre-launch at her mega event. Ali’s line includes clothing, jewelry, fashion accessories, even branded flip cameras! Love it!

I’m writing this post from my hotel room at Ali’s last ever Online Success Blueprint Workshop in LA. I am truly honored to be a guest speaker at the event, teaching about marketing your business on Facebook. 500 attendees will be here – 90% women! I’m launching the next phase of my own brand and product line. Stay tuned! 😉

imageThough Ali and I had known one another peripherally for years, it wasn’t until (a) we connected further via Facebook and (b) we met face-to-face at a special event with David Neagle earlier this year. (Plus, we discovered that my hubby and I are actually in the same real estate investment club as Ali’s brother and sister-in-law! Neato, small world, eh!)

Pic left: taken at David Neagle’s “Just Believe” event in April.

Ali’s tagline is “Live your good fortune.” What would you do if you knew you could truly live your dreams? If money and time were no object, what would you be doing with your life, your business, your brand? I’d love to know. And if there’s any way I can support you, do let me know!

Mari Smith

Often referred to as “the Queen of Facebook,” Mari Smith is widely known as the Premier Facebook Marketing Expert and a top Social Media Thought Leader. Forbes describes Mari as, “… the preeminent Facebook expert. Even Facebook asks for her help.” IBM named Mari as one of seven women that are shaping digital marketing. Mari is an in-demand keynote speaker, corporate social media strategist, dynamic live webcast host, and popular brand ambassador. She is coauthor of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day, and author of The New Relationship Marketing.

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  1. john silveira on November 14, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Hi Mari – i’m a new follower of yours and enjoying everything. I’m also in the process of launching my first internet venture with http://www.Care4Horses.com , writing an ebook. I definately need to come up to speed with the Facebook aspect of things . anyway thanks for the work you do.
    john silveira

  2. Travis Campbell on November 14, 2008 at 12:57 pm


    Looking forward to what is next for you. Thanks for the recap on Ali’s event. While I haven’t met Ali personally, I find her to be an outstanding marketer indeed. Was your presentation a hit or what? 🙂

    Travis Campbells last blog post..Feedburner, Top 5 Features Online Marketers Must Consider

  3. Malcolm R. Campbell on November 14, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Hi Mari,

    When I was following (er, online, of course) Ali as the Ezine Queen, I was inspired by her energy and infectious enthusiasm. (I see that in you as well.) It takes that, I think, not only to find our dreams, but to live them. We just can’t allow life, or any part of it, to become boring, not for a moment.


  4. Julette Millien on November 14, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Hey Mari,

    With that assumption, money being no object – meaning it is way ABUNDANT, as in the multiple streams are now rivers overflowing…I would give, give and give some more, along the lines of Oprah. Give time, gifts, and lots of opportunities all over the world. I would set up Forgiveness Retreats & Spas all over. And spend lots of time with doers like you…as a guest at the Spa! 🙂

    Basically I’ll do exactly what I’m doing now, just on a grander scale. Life is so good.
    Thank for this opportunity to share!

    Have a grand time at the event – they are so blessed to have you.
    All the best to you,

    Julette Milliens last blog post..Forgive in 5 Venues – The Questions

  5. Dr Betsy on November 14, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Hey Mari,

    Long time – gr8 to see u moving around the globe and having fun!

  6. Paul on November 14, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Hi Mari,

    It was great to meet you at jvAlert Live! last month. And it’s always a pleasure to read your tweets and get more great insight.

    If I had no obstacles for my life, right now, I’d be spending more time with my wife and two sons, helping people restore broken relationships, gifting them with the opportunities to grow to their potential and help them build the lives they dream of as well.

    We plan on building our dream life around this, as we have begun working on it already, and plan on speaking at events, just as you are this week!

    Best wishes,

  7. Danielle on November 14, 2008 at 2:27 am

    Hi Mari:

    That is a great question…I think for the most part I AM living my good fortune…I have a great life BUT I am in the process of building my business online and if money and time were no object I would love to “pick the brains” of peeps online that I admire and want to emulate (You, Barefoot Exec., Yanik Silver, Ed Dale, Warren Whitlock, Willie Crawford) peeps that I want to learn from, get feedback on my business ideas, get direction how to turn those ideas into my dreams…I am learning, but to shorten the learning curve would be sweet!
    Thanks for letting me share…

  8. Michelle Trent on November 14, 2008 at 3:18 am

    Thanks for introducing me to Ali Brown!

  9. Paul Richardson on November 14, 2008 at 3:15 am


    Hope you’re receiving great response to your presentation at Ali’s last OSBW.

    I’m eager to learn of your next phase release of your brand and product line.

    I enjoyed speaking with you at the recent event in Las Vegas, JV Alert Live, and would enjoy catching you ‘on stage’ at some point in the future. Oh, and by the way, thank you again for your facebook tips; priceless!

    Warmest Regards,
    Paul Richardson

  10. Shonika Proctor, Teen Biz Coach on November 14, 2008 at 3:05 am

    Hi Mari,

    Love you and Ali both…GRRRLS on the move!

    I lead a pretty simple, stress-free & ‘flexible’ life and I wake up nearly everyday feeling as if ‘Everyday is Like Friday’ 🙂 I travel quite a bit (always for pleasure and for generous amounts of time)….and I don’t believe that I ‘want’ for a lot of luxuries (micro or otherwise) that a lot of other people do.

    But to answer your question what would I be doing more of…I think speaking and advocacy work with a focus on youth and their holistic development (under 18). Many people focus on reform or breaking down the ‘invisible’ walls around us persay, but I would focus more on internal reform and breaking down walls within ourselves. And also a lot of people are taught that their success is about overcoming obstacles but I want to show young people that things that many adults see as obstacles are actually tools. And I want to teach them how to leverage those tools. I do it now but primarily through the written word.

    I read and write a lot, everyday, for hours upon hours at a time. But I think that the spoken word is also very powerful when used on the right platform. So if you could know a good resource for getting on the speaking circuit or something to that effect that would be much appreciated.

    Thanks for sharing you….totally love it 🙂

    p.s. what is that little blog update thingamajig on the footer of the comment section?

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