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Social Media Examiner TV Show Launches With Host, Mari Smith!

Today is an exciting day!! The pilot episode of Social Media Examiner TV launches and I’m thrilled and honored to be the Host!

Social Media Examiner was founded in October 2009 by Mike Stelzner; it’s a popular online magazine and has been named one of the top business blogs by Technorati. Mike is also founder of the annual Social Media Success Summits and now the Facebook Success Summit 2010.


Mike and I first met in December 2008 via our mutual friend, Denise Wakeman, at a social media event in San Diego. We immediately hit it off and I’ve been delighted to team up with Mike and contribute to his ventures ever since!

Four of the Social Media Examiner team members:
Amy Porterfield, Denise Wakeman, Mike Stelzner (founder) & Mari Smith.
[Pic taken at Seth Godin event by LinkedOC, Feb 2010]

Meanwhile, over the past six months or so, I had been thinking about starting an internet TV show. Many friends of mine would say, “You should do an internet TV show!” I’ve loaded several fun videos to my Facebook Fan Page. I was a guest on BraveHearTV and got the chance recently to shoot a TV infomercial for Jim Britt along with host, Valerie Brooks-Flores, (details coming!). I just love the medium of TV to communicate so much more.

I looked at all kinds of approaches for TV shows and, quite frankly, the logistics seemed overwhelming. I’ve always been inspired by the amazing Gary Vaynerchuk and his wildly popular WineLibraryTV. Gary definitely has a fabulous personality for TV!!

Social Media Examiner TV is born!

Well, there’s much to be said about the power of intention. Over a recent business lunch, Mike and I had one of those simultaneous, spontaneous sparks of genius … and Social Media Examiner TV was born!! This episode is the first of three pilots and we’ll begin running regularly after that!

In this episode, I review the awesome new iPad app, Flipboard—an amazing way to consume your social media news and see your Facebook and Twitter contacts—along with my passion for Facebook‘s 500 million users and the game-changing social plugins. Plus, we take a look at how Foursquare could help your local business.

Take a peek at our inaugural show below – be sure to max up to full screen (click the wee four-arrow icon in the bottom right corner). [And, look for a funny line at minute 6:30; it still cracks me up!]

If you enjoyed this pilot episode of Social Media Examiner TV, please do tweet about it (use hashtag #SMEtv), share it on Facebook or even embed this episode on your blog.

By the way, here’s my excited tweet when I met up with Ross Epstein, Regional Marketing Coordinator for Jimbo’s Naturally:

And here’s that funny original tweet I talk about at minute 6:30 in the Social Media Examiner TV show:

The Power of Intention

When I got back to my home office after filming this first Social Media Examiner TV pilot, I was so ecstatic and made a video for my Facebook Fan Page on the subject of manifesting what we want.

When you have clarity on something that you want to create (the “What”) and why, you can leave the “How” part up to the Universe. We often get caught up in the “How” and try to control all the details. But when we’re committed to serving the greater good, magic can really happen in an even bigger and better way than you might’ve first imagined.

Please do leave your comments below — I’d love to hear what you think of this first TV show. Feel free to add your suggestions for future show content and your comments about Internet TV in general.

In fact, do hop over to this post on Social Media Examiner‘s blog today. Plus – guess what?? In future episodes, you’ll have an opportunity to get your questions answered! And, if you leave a video response on YouTube, Mike and I may just put your video into one of our future episodes!!!

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. Woody Haiken on August 29, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Your TV show is very informative and helpful! I especially found the link to the Facebook plugins very useful. When is the next show? Thanks Mari!

  2. Jenna on August 16, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    That is so exciting! Congrats!

  3. Larrybenet on August 10, 2010 at 10:17 am

    I have 2 words for you
    congrats on your new show.
    larry benet

    • Mari Smith on August 13, 2010 at 5:06 pm

      Thank you so much, Larry!!!!

  4. Linda Sherman on August 9, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Congratulations on the launch of @Mike_Stelzner's #SMEtv w host @MariSmith Bookmarked at I'm expecting lots of great Facebook tips. Would love to see something addressing my current obsession – fact-based comparisons of WordPress themes including factors like speed, code, ease of customization, child support, help support by owner/forums, cost (for 1, for 20), integration with WordPress 3.0. Since every social media plan needs a website at it's hub. Speaking of which – obviously this site is WordPress, but I couldn't tell which theme you started with?

    • Mari Smith on August 10, 2010 at 12:38 am

      Hi Linda!!! Thanks heaps for your kind feedback and for bookmarking!! I'm in midst of a mega blog overhaul; I don't know which theme was used originally. Lol. I think I'm moving to Headway or Thesis.

  5. Clare Appleyard on August 8, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Fab way to start out the SME tv shows Mari!

    • Mari Smith on August 10, 2010 at 12:38 am

      Mwwuah – thanks heaps!!

  6. Linda Coles Blue Banana on August 8, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Mari, keep it coming. Any plans to come to New Zealand?

    • Mari Smith on August 10, 2010 at 12:38 am

      Ohhh, not yet. But ya never know. I'm in Barcelona just now!! 🙂

  7. sandrabaptist on August 8, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Hey Mari! You SO rock! Keep up what you're doing!

    Have a great day!


    • Mari Smith on August 10, 2010 at 12:38 am

      Type your reply…

  8. Nicky Kriel on August 8, 2010 at 2:27 am

    Mari, you are a fabulous role model!

    • Mari Smith on August 10, 2010 at 12:45 am

      What a lovely thing to say – thanks so much!!

  9. GangwayAdvertising on August 7, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Awesome job, Mari! I’d love to see more advanced topics covered in future episodes for those of us who are already clued in to the basics! Keep up the good work!!

    • Mari Smith on August 10, 2010 at 12:46 am

      You bet – there'll be something for everyone over time!! 🙂

  10. Michael A. Stelzner on August 7, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Mari, it's been a fun ride!

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