9 Reasons why you should attend Social Media Summit 2013

By Patricia Redsicker
Published August 8, 2013

Could your social media marketing efforts use a boost?

Are you looking to improve your professional development when it comes to social media?

Do you feel overwhelmed by endless social media platform changes?

If so, Social Media Examiner has just the event for you.
The Social World is Changing

One of the biggest challenges marketers face these days is keeping up with the dizzying rate of change in social media marketing.

This year alone, Facebook has introduced Graph Search, Hashtags, Power Editor and recently, new Facebook Insights.

YouTube is another example. In March 2013, they significantly changed the layout for brand channels, forcing marketers to go back to the drawing board and rethink their strategies.

It can be unsettling trying to keep up with all of these changes, not to mention how much time it takes to learn and make the necessary adjustments.

Introducing Social Media Success Summit 2013…

How would you like to fast-track your social media learning curve?

Whether you’re a small business owner, a corporate marketer or an experienced social media user, you can discover the latest platform updates, social media tools, tactics and strategies and empower yourself to build a successful business.

This online event is designed to help you master the latest features, tactics and strategies for marketing with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube, blogging, podcasting and video marketing.

Social Media Examiner founder and CEO Michael Stelzner and his team have recruited 45 of the world’s top social media marketing experts to share their newest tips and latest advice at Social Media Success Summit 2013.

In the past, thousands of marketers from around the world have gathered at Social Media Success Summits to discover new social media strategies, network with peers and discover how successful brands are using social media marketing.

Here are 9 compelling reasons you should attend Social Media Success Summit 2013:

#1: Fully Online

Travel is not required! The summit is 100% online so you can attend all the sessions live, wherever you are in the world, all from the comfort of your home or office computer!

#2: Convenient

The summit is spread over 4 weeks from October 1 to October 23, 2013 making it easier and more convenient to learn.

If you can’t attend a live session, you can watch the video recordings and read transcripts whenever your schedule permits. You can keep studying the material for up to one year from the date of your ticket purchase.

#3: Amazing Content

Dozens of action-oriented social media marketing sessions have been prepared for you by the world’s leading social media experts.

There will be 33 expert-led sessions designed to inspire you and give you actionable tips on how to build your business with social media marketing. But you don’t have to choose between these 33 sessions. Your pass gives you access to all of them!

You’ll notice that many days have a theme, like Pinterest Marketing, LinkedIn Marketing, blogging or video marketing.

#4: Expert Social Media Instructors

Your sessions will be led by 45 of the world’s top social media marketing experts. Did you know that 67% of the instructors are published social media book authors?

Here’s a small sample of your instructors:

Jay Baer, author of Youtility
Mari Smith, co-author of Facebook Marketing
Michael Hyatt, author of Platform
Chris Brogan, co-author of The Impact Equation
Michael Stelzner, author of Launch
Amy Porterfield, co-author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies
Jamie Turner, author of Go Mobile
Nichole Kelly, author of How to Measure Social Media
Viveka von Rosen, author of LinkedIn Marketing
Joe Pulizzi, author of Epic Content Marketing
Beth Hayden, author of Pinfluence
Todd Wheatland, author of The Marketer’s Guide to SlideShare
And many, many more!

#5: Cost-effective

Most conferences cost thousands of dollars in travel, hotel expenses and the other costs of attending a physical conference. Not Social Media Success Summit. This is an online conference so those costs are eliminated.

What’s more, this year we have 50% more sessions than last year! Go here to see current pricing.

#6: Leading Brands

You’ll hear from and interact live with experts at leading B2B and B2C brands such as Sony, General Electric, Whole Foods Market, Discovery Channel, E! Online, Kelly Services, Walmart and more.

They will share the very same practical, real-world, proven social media marketing strategies that make their brands so successful.

#7: Impressive Attendance

Nearly 3000 fellow marketers will be participating in this year’s online summit.

Last year, some of the marketers who participated were from NASA, Wells Fargo, Home Depot, American Express, New York University (NYU), Marriot, Kodak, UPS, General Motors, Motorola, Federal Reserve Bank, Verizon Wireless, HP, IBM, Dell and thousands of small businesses.

There’s no other social media marketing conference in the world that is so well attended.

#8: Rave Reviews

Last year, thousands of marketers attended the online summit and 98% said they would come again and invite their colleagues. Here’s what some of them said about that event:

“Incredible value for money! Love that this quality of knowledge and expertise was available to me from my home office. Incredible job, Michael. Thank you.” – Vanessa Carrington

“Thank you is a very small thing to say, but what I have learned is giving me a fantastic future!” – Debra Sillanpaa

“Do it! Experts who are actively having success in their specific social media arena lead the webinars. They bring RICH content that can’t help but get your creative juices flowing! In my book, it’s a must-attend event!” – Miriam Battson

#9: Valuable Networking

You’ll make valuable new connections in our private and exclusive LinkedIn group (nearly 1600 marketers joined our group last year) and chat live with other participants in our Twitter chat room.

On a closing note, Social Media Examiner is very excited to bring you this year’s summit. We’ve poured our hearts into it, and worked tirelessly to bring you the best social media marketing content from the best instructors in the world.

We really believe this will be the best Success Summit ever! We hope you share our enthusiasm. We can’t wait for you to experience it with us in October!

Want to save money?

Reserve your spot now and save. Click here for details on our current sale.

What do you think? Would you be interested in learning what some of the world’s top social media experts are doing to be so successful? Leave your questions and comments in the box below.

About the Author, Patricia Redsicker

Patricia Redsicker writes research reviews for Social Media Examiner. She helps business owners craft content that sells. Her blog provides healthcare industry content marketing advice. Other posts by Patricia Redsicker »

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