About Social Media Examiner
The world’s largest online social media magazine, Social Media Examiner helps businesses discover how to best use social media, blogs and podcasts to connect with customers, drive traffic, generate more brand awareness and increase sales.
Our mission is to help you navigate the constantly changing social media jungle.
A Bit More About Us
More than 210,000 email subscribers and 800,000 monthly readers look forward to our daily original content.
Technorati and AdAge rank Social Media Examiner as one of the world’s Top 5 business blogs.
Social Media Examiner also hosts the popular Social Media Marketing podcast show—a top 10 marketing podcast on iTunes.
The industry’s leading conference, Social Media Marketing World, is also hosted by Social Media Examiner.
Social Media Examiner’s Networking Clubs is a FREE and thriving community with thousands of marketers and business owners who are networking and helping each other.
Offering a unique single source of knowledge, the site contains comprehensive articles on how to use the best social media tools, along with original case studies, reviews of the latest industry research and advice direct from the world’s leading experts.
Watch this video for a bit of our story from our founder. Also read about our story in The Huffington Post.
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We have more than 90 writers who produce original content for Social Media Examiner. Here is a list of our leadership 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 show.
Director of Editorial: Cindy King is the director of editorial of Social Media Examiner. She spent 25 years abroad in international business development and then built her own international business from scratch by using Twitter, blogging and social business networking. She now enjoys overseeing all content strategy for Social Media Examiner.
Events Director: Phil Mershon is the director of summits for Social Media Examiner. He is a strategic marketing consultant specializing in customized events, mission-driven campaigns and creative communication strategies.
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.
Community Manager: Andrea Vahl is the community manager for Social Media Examiner and a social media coach, speaker and strategist. She is a co-author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies. She specializes in helping small businesses with their social media strategy. She also uses her improv comedy skills to blog as an entertaining character named Grandma Mary – Social Media Edutainer.
Advisor: 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.” As a passionate social media thought leader, Mari empowers her clients and students to master the art of relationship marketing. She is also a regular speaker at major events.
What Our Peers Have to Say
We had a naming contest for our mascot during our one year anniversary. Here’s what some of our peers had to say about our site.
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. More than 90 social media experts regularly contribute to our site.
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