Free One-on-One Consults at Social Media Marketing World

Have you ever wished you could have private one-on-one time with some of the world’s top social media consultants?

Well, we have exciting news!

Social Media Examiner has partnered with a small group of experts to bring free private consultations for a select few attendees during this year’s conference.

How it Works

Simply examine the opportunities below. If you feel you have a need in any of the listed categories, simply complete the application process.

The consultant will review all applicants and will award a free and private one-on-one consultation at Social Media Marketing World.

Applications must be completed by Sunday March 1st, 2015.

You will be notified the week of March 9 if you have been accepted or not.

The Opportunities:

Topic: Facebook Marketing

Description: If you’ve been feeling challenged by your Facebook marketing efforts — what with the huge decline in organic reach, the continuous rollout of more complex features, and the constant platform changes — well, you’re not alone! But, the truth is, we cannot get 2015 Facebook marketing results using 2012 tactics. Even last year’s approach must be adjusted to properly embrace all that Facebook offers, including free and paid, and really start to see solid, measurable results from the world’s #1 social network! In this 1:1 private consulting session, premier Facebook marketing expert, Mari Smith, will happily answer your most compelling Facebook questions as well as help you craft the foundational pieces of a customized Facebook marketing strategy.

Available Appointments: up to 4

Consultant: Mari Smith is a leading social media strategist, widely recognized for her Facebook marketing expertise. She 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 10 social media influencers, and Fast Company dubbed her the “Pied Piper of the Online World.” As a speaker and consultant with over twelve years in the fields of relationships, marketing and internet technology, she helps corporations and entrepreneurs optimize their social presence online.

Apply here for a free consultation with Mari Smith.


Topic: Influencer Marketing

Description: Amplifying your content (and your story) via influencers is a key tactic in today’s digital marketing ecosystem. But how do you find the right influencers? How can you get them interested in working with you? And are the best influencers the “social media famous” or are the optimal influencers for your company your current customers and employees. Digital marketing strategist Jay Baer will work with you 1:1 to determine an influencer marketing program that’s right for you.

Available Appointments: 2

Consultant: Jay Baer is a hype-free social media and content strategist and speaker. He’s the author of Youtility, the innovative new book on content marketing, and his Convince & Convert blog is ranked as one of the world’s top marketing resources. He is president of Convince & Convert, a consulting firm that works with major corporations like Nike, Caterpillar, and Maersk to accelerate their social and content strategies. A tequila aficionado and collector, Jay is also the host of the popular weekly Social Pros podcast.

Apply here for a free consultation with Jay Baer.


Topic: Social Media Marketing

Description: Where does social media fit in the marketing mix? Is it relevant and necessary for your company? How do you take your strategy to the next level? Should you explore the idea of social selling? ​Mark Schaefer will help you pierce through the confusing world of social media and help you focus on a winning strategy.

Available Appointments: up to 5

Consultant: Mark Schaefer is the author of five best-selling marketing books including Social Media Explained, ​the number one social media book of 2014. His new book The Content Code reveals the secrets of breakthrough content marketing in an information-dense world. Mark is a marketing faculty member of the graduate studies program at Rutgers University and his blog {grow} is among the top marketing blogs in the world. He specializes in social media strategy/training and his clients include both startups and diverse global organizations such as Dell, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, the UK government, and the US AIr Force.

Apply here for a free consultation with Mark Schaefer.


Topic: Content Marketing

Description: There is a ton of talk about content marketing but many companies still aren’t sure where to start, struggle with understanding ROI, and can’t seem to get the results they’re looking for. In this one-on-one, Marcus Sheridan will help you understand exactly where you’re currently going wrong with your Content Marketing strategy and then give you a game-plan whereby can immediately start getting the results you’ve been looking for.

Available Appointments: up to 5

Consultant: Although Marcus Sheridan originally made his name in the Content Marketing space by taking his swimming pool company from near bankruptcy to what is today the most trafficked swimming pool website in the world, he has since become known as a world-class consultant in the content marketing arena, helping companies and brands around the globe to dramatically increase traffic, leads, and sales by following his proven methods and strategies.

Apply here for a free consultation with Marcus Sheridan.


Topic: Crisis Management

Description: Trolls. Critics. Rogue employees. Disenchanted customers. Every organization runs the risk of having a crisis explode if something goes wrong or someone says something negative. Thankfully, human beings have short memories and will turn to the next crisis in just a few days. How long your crisis lasts depends on how you handle it from the start. Gini Dietrich will work with you 1:1 to outline a crisis plan that will help you maintain your reputation and not lose money for your organization.

Available Appointments: up to 5

Consultant: Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She also is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. Gini can also be found writing at Crain’s Chicago Business and in various PR and marketing blogs and publications.

Apply here for a free consultation with Gini Dietrich.

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