Win Tickets to BlogWorld: The Mega-Conference for Social Media

social media expert interview**UPDATE: We have announced our two winners. The winner of the comment/blog portion of the contest, receiving one ticket to the BlogWorld Expo  is Denise Skinner, read her comment here. The winner of the Twitter contest is Margie Arnett. Thanks to everyone who participated in the event. We hope to see many of you at BlogWorld!**

Want to win a free ticket to BlogWorld & New Media Expo 2011 in Los Angeles?

The entire Social Media Examiner team will be there!  Keep reading to learn two ways you can win a full-access pass to this mega-social media conference.

What Is BlogWorld?

blogworld expo 2011The best way to learn about BlogWorld is directly from one of its co-founders.

In this video, Michael Stelzner interviews Rick Calvert, CEO and co-founder of BlogWorld during their 2010 event.


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BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the largest conference, tradeshow and media event dedicated to blogging, podcasting, social media, social networking, online video, music, Internet TV and radio. With more than 120 educational sessions, this is THE event to attend for blogging and social media knowledge.

How Can You Win Tickets?

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How to Use Facebook Places and Facebook Deals for Local Business

social media expert interviewWelcome to Social Media Examiner TV with your host Mari Smith. In this episode, Mari examines Facebook marketing for local businesses.

Mari explains how Facebook Places and Deals work, why you should pay attention to them and how you can use them to grow your local business.

Share your feedback and see the show notes!


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Social Media and Search Engine Optimization: Why They Work Together

social media expert interviewIn this video I interview Brian Clark , CEO of Copyblogger Media.

Brian talks about how social media and search engine optimization (SEO) go well together.

You’ll find out why smart SEO pros participate in social media and how social media can send traffic to your website and improve your website ranking.

Be sure to check out the takeaways below after you watch the video.

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How SAP Uses Communities to Connect With Customers

social media expert interviewIn this video I interview Mark Yolton, senior vice president of the SAP Community Network.

Mark shares how SAP’s community of 2 million members from 200 countries is organized around business roles (such as developers, IT professionals and business process experts) to better engage with customers.

You’ll find out how SAP puts together content focused on specific needs to build their community. Listen to the tips to learn how you can get customers to participate in your community.

Be sure to check out the takeaways below after you watch the video.

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How Wells Fargo Tracks Twitter Interactions

social media expert interviewIn this video I interview Kimarie Matthews, vice president of social web for Wells Fargo.

Kimarie shares how Wells Fargo uses Twitter to improve customer support. You’ll also discover how she documents Twitter interactions to monitor customer sentiment and uses the data to develop a business case for social media investment.

Be sure to check out the takeaways below after you watch the video.

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Hot Trends in Social Media: Globalization and Real Time

social media expert interviewIn this video I interview Steve Rubel, EVP/Global Strategy and Insights at Edelman Digital.

Steve reviews the biggest changes in social media over the past 12 months.  He also shares the latest social media trends and gives tips on what businesses should focus on in the future.

Be sure to check out the takeaways below after you watch the video.

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How to Use Game Theory to Grow Faithful Followers

social media expert interviewIn this video I interview Bart Steiner, CEO of Bulbstorm, where media agencies and consumer brands can capture the passion of their fans.

Bart shares how he created the Bulbstorm community for anyone to come with their own ideas and share them with others.  He also shows how brands can use this new game theory to acquire faithful followers.

Be sure to check out the takeaways below after you watch the video.

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How Mobile Is Changing Social Media

social media expert interviewIn this video I interview Jason Falls, founder of the popular blog Social Media Explorer.

Jason talks about how the smartphone revolution is changing social media and the businesses most likely to benefit from these trends. He also shares some of the biggest mistakes businesses continue to make today.

Be sure to check out the takeaways below after you watch the video.

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How LinkedIn Is Helping Businesses Grow

social media expert interviewIn this video I interview Lewis Howes, author of Linked Working. Lewis is a popular speaker and an expert on LinkedIn.

Lewis shares how you can use LinkedIn for much more than just job search and how he is using LinkedIn to grow his business.  And he gives you tips to integrate LinkedIn marketing tactics to help you grow your business.

Be sure to check out the takeaways below after you watch the video.

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