Often referred to as “the Queen of Facebook,” Mari Smith is one of the world’s foremost experts on Facebook marketing. She is a Forbes’ perennial Top Social Media Power Influencer, author of The New Relationship Marketing and coauthor of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day.
In 2015, Facebook headhunted Mari to partner with as the company's leading Small Business and Facebook Marketing expert, where she facilitated and taught at the Boost Your Business series of live training events across the United States.
IBM recently named Mari as one of 7 women who are shaping digital marketing alongside Alex Hisaka - Head of global content marketing at LinkedIn; Alison J Herzog - Director global social business strategy at Dell; Susan Wojcicki - CEO of YouTube; and Adrienne Lofton - SVP of global brand marketing at Under Armour. IBM says of these women:
"[These women] are challenging, shaping, and defining the digital marketing space and providing fresh insights into how marketers can move forward in the face of fast-changing priorities and technology." IBM
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 many years in a row and Dun & Bradstreet Credibility named Mari one of the top ten Most Influential Small Business People on Twitter. Forbes recently stated about Mari:
“Probably the preeminent Facebook expert. Even Facebook asks for her help.” Forbes
Mari's background includes almost two decades in the fields of online, offline and relationship 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 properly monetize their social media efforts, with measurable KPIs 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, Instagram, and LinkedIn, 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.
If you'd like to hire Mari to provide social media marketing training for your business and/or to speak at your next event, please visit this page.