About Social Media Examiner
The world’s largest social media marketing resource, Social Media Examiner® helps millions of businesses discover how to best use social media to connect with customers, drive traffic, generate awareness and increase sales.
Our mission is to help you navigate the constantly changing social media jungle.
Our media outlets bring you original and comprehensive articles, expert interviews, reviews of the latest industry research and the news you need to improve your social media marketing.
Our large events and training opportunities provide you access to the industry’s top experts so you can remain on the leading edge of social media.
More About Us
More than 450,000 email subscribers look forward to our daily original articles from our online magazine.
Social Media Examiner hosts two popular podcasts, a weekly live video show and a YouTube show.
The Social Media Marketing podcast—a top 10 marketing podcast on iTunes—is a weekly 45-minute interview show hosted by our founder, Michael Stelzner. Discover how successful businesses employ social media, learn new strategies and tactics, and gain actionable tips to improve your social media marketing.
The Social Media Examiner Show is a daily 10-minute show designed to keep you up-to-date on the latest social media marketing know-how. Consume snack-sized social media content each day. The result: this daily dose of marketing know-how will equip you to take your social media to an entirely new level.
The Morning Social Media Marketing TALK show is a weekly live video show where we review the week’s top news in social media and what it means for marketers.
The industry’s leading physical conference, Social Media Marketing World®, is also hosted by Social Media Examiner. The event attracts thousands of marketers in San Diego, California in the spring of each year.Watch this video from Social Media Marketing World.
Social Media Examiner also hosts the worlds largest online conference Social Media Success Summit®. Taking place in the fall, this event empowers thousands of marketers to use social media to gain more exposure, increase traffic, cultivate loyal fans and grow their businesses.
The Social Media Marketing Society® is a membership community for thousands of marketers, hosted by Social Media Examiner. Members receive ongoing original training and connect with a vibrant community of social media marketers.
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How We Started
Watch this video for a bit of our story from our founder.
Our Executive Team
Founder & CEO: Michael Stelzner is the founder of Social Media Examiner, author of the books Launch and Writing White Papers and the man behind large events, such as Social Media Marketing World and Social Media Success Summit. He is also host of the Social Media Marketing podcast, founder of the Social Media Marketing Society and host of the weekly Morning Social Media Marketing TALK show.
Director of Events: Phil Mershon is the director of events for Social Media Examiner. He brings over 25 years experience in leading customized events, mission-driven campaigns and creative communication strategies. He now leads the popular events Social Media Success Summit and Social Media Marketing World.
Director of Strategy: Emily Crume is the director of strategy for Social Media Examiner. A consummate networker, she has a track record for architecting strategies that drive business growth. She spent three years at Digg.com helping world-class brands benefit from the social platform.
Adviser: Mari Smith is author of The New Relationship Marketing and co-author of Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day. Both Forbes and D&B Credibility named Mari one of the top ten influencers online, and Fast Company dubbed her the “Pied Piper of Facebook.”
What Our Peers Have to SayHere are some words from some our industry peers during our five year birthday in October of 2014.
Michael Stelzner, the site’s founder, had a vision to bring together the brightest minds in social media. Mari Smith, Chris Garrett, Denise Wakeman, Cindy King, Casey Hibbard and Jason Falls answered the call as founding contributors. Dozens of social media experts regularly contribute to our site.
Thanks so much!
For the Press
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- We pay for Aweber, but have been given special discounts
- Strutta allowed us to run Facebook photo contests using their application
- Shutterstock allows us to use their images in some of our older posts at no charge
- We have had a complimentary Gigya account in the past
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