Fast-track your social media marketing success.

Discover how to use social media to attract and engage quality customers and quickly grow your business.

Largest Online Social Media Conference: Fourth-Annual Social Media Success Summit 2012



Dear Fellow Marketer;

Do you want to attract more qualified customers with social media?

Could you use some guidance and fresh ideas?

Yes, the promise of social media is strong—direct contact with customers and prospects who were previously unreachable. This means greater exposure, increased traffic, better insight and enhanced search rankings—all without costly middlemen.

And given this economy, who doesn't want more business?

But if you're like me, you're looking to choose your social media activities wisely, without getting consumed by all of the options. You simply want to know what works best.

Social Media Examiner is happy to announce Social Media Success Summit 2012—our fourth-annual online conference designed for marketers and business owners who want to quickly achieve social media success. There's no travel! You simply attend from the comfort of your home or office.

Twenty-seven of the world's most respected social media experts have come together to share their newest strategies, tips and practical, real-world, proven examples.

They'll reveal all of the latest business-building tactics you need to know to immediately benefit from Google+, blogging, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest and more.

Three thousand of your peers attended our 2011 summit!

Consider this: 98% of attendees at Social Media Success Summit 2011 said they'd recommend it to a friend and attend again. This year we have an all-new slate of professional development sessions just for marketers.

Keep reading to learn how this online summit works and see if it might be useful for your business. And be sure to check out the free class from our prior summit in the yellow box above.

Here's to a bright future together!

Michael A. Stelzner
Founder, Social Media Examiner
and fellow marketer

P.S. In case you're wondering, social media marketing involves engaging people with online social networks to generate exposure, increase traffic, gather insight, improve search rankings, enhance customer relations, build strong brand advocates, generate quality leads and grow sales.

P.P.S. Can I be blunt? Studies show that people prefer to work with businesses that have a strong social media presence. It's not too late to get your business engaged with customers and prospects via social media. But if you wait, you'll be giving your competitors a significant advantage that'll be hard to overcome.

P.P.P.S. You don't need to do this alone. If you like the thought of joining a welcoming community of like-minded peers (our last Social Media Success Summit had 3000 attendees) who'll share their experiences and wisdom as you journey together down this road, keep reading...

P.P.P.P.S. Act now and save 50%! Click to register.



WHO
: This event is ideal for any marketer or business owner focused on business-to-business OR business-to-consumer. You'll recognize some of the organizations that attended Social Media Success Summit 2011: General Mills, Microsoft, Honda, IEEE, Junior Achievement, SAP, Tyco, 3M, LexisNexis, Mayo Clinic, Coca-Cola, Wells Fargo, Disney, Bruegger's, Visa, Intuit, Warner Music Group, Party City, Constant Contact, Yahoo!, Cisco, Kraft Foods, Princeton Theological Seminary, Autodesk, ConAgra Foods, London Convention Centre, Stonyfield Farm, Rust-Oleum, Teradata, Four Seasons Hotels, Carnegie Mellon University, Cardinal Health, Comcast, Dole Food Company, Lexus, Monster Cable, Dow Chemical, Allstate, Siemens, Verizon Wireless, U.S. Army, Circus Circus Hotel & Casino, Henkel, Ritz-Carlton, SanDisk, Ashley Furniture, DuPont, Thomson Reuters, HP, Creative Memories, EMC, Yale University, Hostess Brands, T-Mobile, Fuddruckers, Albertsons, John Wiley & Sons and thousands of small businesses.

WHAT
: This fully online summit will help you master social media marketing with how-to sessions from actual social media experts and book authors. Presentation topics include: developing a social media strategy, finding and engaging your target audience, measuring success, converting activities to sales, social customer service, Google+ marketing, business blogging, Facebook marketing, LinkedIn marketing, YouTube marketing, Twitter marketing, Pinterest marketing and much more! A certificate of achievement will be presented to attendees who successfully complete a post-summit exam.

Here's the schedule: (or download here)

WHERE: At your home or office! You attend this live event using your computer (no long-distance bill or travel expenses!).

WHEN: Starting May 1, 2012 (spread over four weeks to improve learning and accommodate your schedule; scroll down for the full schedule). Plus you'll get recordings and transcripts of all live sessions.

WHY: You'll be able to quickly implement effective social media marketing techniques, attract great customers and prospects and gain a unique competitive advantage. You'll also discover how to best measure the effectiveness of your social media activities, how to sell with social media and the newest social media tactics. This event will help your business maximize the full potential of social media.

HOW: Registration is limited. NOTE: Our Social Media Success Summit 2011 sold out. Scroll down for the event costs. Click here to save 50% (lock in your early-bird savings before they're gone!) and secure your spot.

Event Highlights

Secure your spot in the largest online professional development conference for marketers seeking to master social media. By attending this online summit, you will:
  • Discover the best and newest ways to market your business with Google+, blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter and Pinterest (no guesswork... you benefit from the wisdom of those who've gone before you)

  • Find out how to track and measure your social media return on investment (so you can finally prove it works!)

  • Enhance your social media marketing plan (discover new strategies that will draw ideal customers to your business)

  • Uncover how to sell your products and services via social media (learn how to turn fans into paying customers)

  • Discover how to creatively grow and engage a loyal social media following (gain raving fans who'll become your advocates)

  • Eavesdrop on the closely guarded secrets of the industry's top experts (interact live with social media superstars such as Jeremiah Owyang, Chris Brogan, Mari Smith, Brian Solis, Jay Baer, Jason Falls, Scott Monty, Frank Eliason, Michael Stelzner, Mark Schaefer, Dave Kerpen, Jesse Stay, C.C. Chapman and many other social media pros!)

  • Interact live with experts from big business-to-consumer and business-to-business brands, including Ford, Dell, Citigroup and Citrix

  • Gain a leg up on your competitors, helping you stand out

  • Ask live questions and get answers (you speak live to the experts—no chat boxes)

  • Learn in your spare time and eliminate travel (you participate via the Internet in live sessions that are spread over multiple weeks—plus recordings and transcripts are included!)

  • Network with your peers and share experiences via a private and exclusive LinkedIn group (nearly 1600 marketers joined our private LinkedIn group at our last summit)

  • Become part of a genuine community of maketers and business owners just like you

  • And much more!

Proof That Social Media Means Business


Check out the stats in this video

You're familiar with social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. But do you know the impact social media is having on businesses?

Just consider these interesting factoids:
  • Social media use on the rise: More than 65% of businesses plan on increasing their use of YouTube, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, blogging and LinkedIn in 2012, according to the 2012 Social Media Marketing Industry Report.

  • Mass consumer adoption of social media: Nearly 80% of all active U.S. Internet users regularly visit social media sites (Nielsen). And while consumers spend 25% of their Internet time on social sites, Facebook has become the most visited website in the world. Your customers are there. These are numbers you just cannot ignore.

  • Social media delivers eyeballs: The top two benefits of social media marketing are generating more exposure for the business and increasing traffic to websites, according to the 2012 Social Media Marketing Industry Report.

  • Small businesses have reached the tipping point: A significant 61% of small businesses are landing new customers through social media activities (crowdSPRING). Only 10% of small businesses say they won't use social media in 2012, down from 24% in 2011 and 39% in 2010, according to the Ad-ology 2012 Marketing Forecast.

And these recent statistics are just a small sampling of the power of social media.

So the big question is this: What do experienced marketers and business owners know and do with social media that makes them so successful?

If you knew that—if you knew step-by-step how the pros create and execute social media campaigns to attract high-quality customers and achieve success—you could simply duplicate what they do and achieve similar results.

That's what the Social Media Success Summit 2012 is all about. We've brought together the world's most successful social media practitioners and asked them to reveal their success secrets to YOU. And it's all live!

And the best part? You don't have to spend a small fortune on travel, meals or a hotel to attend. The conference is completely online. You "attend" from the comfort of your own home or office, using your computer to watch, listen and participate in the presentations and networking.

However, like any conference, there's a limit to how many people can fit in the "room." So if you're interested in connecting with valuable customers and prospects, turbo-boosting your lead generation, enhancing your image in your industry and improving sales, secure your spot at this conference today.

Is the Social Media Success Summit 2012 a Fit for You?

First, you don't need to be a techno-geek or twenty-something to use and benefit from social media. You might be surprised to learn that many social media marketers are aged 30 to 60.

If you find yourself in one of the categories below, the Social Media Success Summit 2012 is a fit for you:

  • The Small Business Owner: You're the boss—likely a consultant, coach, local business owner, writer, agent, blogger, artist or general "gun for hire"—and understand the value of social media, but want to speed your path to success with the least effort and the greatest return.

  • The Corporate Marketer: You work for a corporation and have been tasked to manage the company's social media initiative. People are pinning their hopes on you. You want to implement the best tactics to help your company grow and don't have a moment to waste.

  • The Experienced Social Media User: You've been using social media for a while, but want better results. You're ready to take your business to a whole new level by measuring your return on investment, following the proven tactics of the pros and leveraging the latest techniques. Better response. Less work. More profitability.

If you find yourself in any of the above categories, Social Media Success Summit 2012 is an event you don't want to miss.


How It Works

Studies frequently show people who attend such professional development events are more successful, reach their business goals faster, enjoy their work more, build better relationships and earn a higher income!

Here's how this event works:

1. Though this summit will take place online, it will be a live event.

The instructors will be presenting their sessions live in real time, right on your computer screen. You can listen and watch their presentations, and speak directly to the experts, asking questions and getting instant answers.

When you register, you'll be given a link and access information for each session. When the date and time arrive, you simply pull up your web browser, go to a web page, type in your login information and, voilà, you're "there." It's the virtual equivalent of walking into a room at a live conference and sitting down!

2. You can interact live with the presenters.

That means you can actually speak with the social media pros.

During each session, you'll hear and see the sessions (so be sure to turn on your computer speakers!). The virtual room also offers interactive capabilities beyond what's possible at live conferences. You can participate in instant polls and download presentation slide decks to print out for note-taking.

Just like regular conferences, sessions last an hour, and will offer an opportunity for live questions and answers.

If you want to ask a presenter a question, we'll provide a toll-free number you can dial. A live operator brings you on the line (like a radio talk show) and you speak directly to the experts!


During live sessions, you can dial a toll-free number and speak live with presenters.

We also provide a private LinkedIn group where you can interact with presenters and fellow attendees. You also get a downloadable video recording of each session with transcripts!

Session recordings can be streamed online using a computer, iPhone, iPad or other HTML-5–enabled mobile device—or downloaded to your desktop for playback.

3. Of course, networking is a big part of this event...


Our summits have active private LinkedIn groups for discussion and networking.

Many people who attend our professional development summits report the relationships they establish with fellow attendees are priceless... relationships that often continue to be a source of advice and support for years to come.

Between sessions, you can network with other summit attendees on the "exclusive" Social Media Success Summit 2012 LinkedIn group—available ONLY to event registrants (at one of our prior events, more than 1600 people networked in our private group).

You also get access to Twitter-based chat rooms where you can interact live with your peers.

4. Designed to fit your busy schedule!

This event was designed by marketers for marketers. That means we built it to accommodate your busy schedule. We've spread the summit out over 4 weeks, with multiple sessions each week.

You don't have to stop working to attend (AND you can begin applying what you learn immediately). Video recordings and transcripts from each session are provided for further study.


Each live session is available for playback and downloading the same day, at no added charge.

We'll provide a certificate of achievement for attendees who successfully complete the summit and pass an examination.

"Attend" Any or ALL of the Following Sessions

At traditional conferences, groups of sessions are often held at the same time, so it's impossible to attend them all.

Not this summit.

When you register, you'll be able to take advantage of EVERY business-building opportunity. Even better, if you miss a live session, we'll provide you a recording AND transcript for FREE.

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The Sessions

Review the following session list. But remember, you don't have to choose. You get them all!


EVENT KEYNOTE: Social Media Marketing 2012: What Businesses Need to Know
INSTRUCTOR: Jeremiah Owyang

TOPIC: Social Media Trends

Altimeter industry analyst Jeremiah Owyang will explore the growing social media space and how it impacts businesses. He'll reveal new social media research, examine industry trends and provide examples of businesses that are tapping into social tools to achieve real business results—not just chatty engagement. You'll discover the latest industry insights and walk away with pragmatic action steps you can apply to your business.

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 1 at 5pm Pacific (8pm Eastern)


Google+ for Business: How Google's Social Network Changes Everything
INSTRUCTOR: Chris Brogan

TOPIC: Google+ Marketing

You're on Facebook. You've got a Twitter account. The company is blogging. Why do you need another social network? Google+—the newest social network launched by the world's top search engine, Google—changes everything! During this high-energy session, Chris Brogan, author of Google+ for Business, will reveal why your business should build a Google+ presence. He'll share tips, techniques and strategies that will help you build a profitable presence on Google+.

DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, May 2 at 12 Noon Pacific (3pm Eastern)


How to Grow Your Brand and Following with Facebook
INSTRUCTOR: Mari Smith

TOPIC: Facebook Marketing

Newsflash: You don't need a huge Facebook following to achieve measurable results! Renowned Facebook marketing expert, Mari Smith (co-author of Facebook Marketing), shows you exactly how to grow your brand with a compelling Facebook business page. You'll discover how to attract GENUINE fans that love what you do and want to engage with you and your content on a daily basis! You'll leave with a clear game plan for consistently generating leads and sales from your Facebook efforts!

DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, May 2 at 1:15pm Pacific (4:15pm Eastern)


YouTube 2012: No Camera, Content or Audience? No Problem!
INSTRUCTOR: Paul Colligan

TOPIC: YouTube Marketing

The idea that YouTube requires a video camera, a library of content or a pre-existing audience is downright silly. You can start on YouTube, today, and connect with your ideal customer, today, with none of these things. YouTube expert Paul Colligan will reveal simple processes anyone can use to quickly build a real and engaged YouTube audience. Whether you're starting from scratch or have an existing library of content, this is the session for you.

DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, May 2 at 2:30pm Pacific (5:30pm Eastern)


The End of Business as Usual: How Social is Impacting Business
INSTRUCTOR: Brian Solis

TOPIC: Social Media Strategy

Disruptive social technology is empowering customers in ways previously unimaginable. Is your business paying attention? During this session, social anthropologist Brian Solis (author of Engage and The End of Business as Usual) will reveal how to best engage customers, build loyalty and create brand advocates. You'll discover how to convert listing into insights and meet the needs of customers using emerging channels.

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 8 at 12 Noon Pacific (3pm Eastern)


Twitter Power Strategies: Essential Insights for Business Success
INSTRUCTOR: Mark W. Schaefer

TOPIC: Twitter Marketing

Are you looking for new Twitter marketing ideas? Mark W. Schaefer wrote the book on Twitter success strategies: The Tao of Twitter. In this fast-paced session Mark will reveal proven Twitter marketing approaches and show you new ways Twitter can ignite your business. Whether you're new to Twitter or an experienced pro, you'll walk away with a long list of actionable ideas by the end of this session!

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 8 at 1:15pm Pacific (4:15pm Eastern)


How to Plan Your Social Media Success
INSTRUCTOR: Jason Falls

TOPIC: Social Media Strategy

To move your social media marketing to higher levels of success, you need a solid strategy. Jason Falls, co-author of No Bullshit Social Media, will reveal seven social media marketing business drivers and teach you a strategic planning process. You'll discover how to locate your ideal audience, communicate effectively and measure the results. You'll leave this session with a blueprint for strategic social media success.

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, May 10 at 12 Noon Pacific (3pm Eastern


How to Put Google+ to Work for Your Content and Your Business
INSTRUCTOR: Jesse Stay

TOPIC: Google+ Marketing

In this jam-packed session, Jesse Stay, author of Google+ For Dummies (and another soon-to-be published book on Google+) will reveal simple ways that you, as a marketer, can bake "social" into your content and products using Google+. Jesse will reveal how to use Google+ widgets, scripts and insider tricks that will give you a competitive edge.

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, May 10 at 1:15pm Pacific (4:15pm Eastern)


3 Simple Steps to Generating Massive Traffic With YouTube
INSTRUCTOR: James Wedmore

TOPIC: YouTube Marketing

With over 3 billion daily views and 800 million users every month, YouTube.com is not just a place to watch distracting cat videos or the latest viral sensation. It is a powerful online community that gives you the ability to build a strong following and a loyal audience using the power of video. In this presentation, YouTube expert James Wedmore will break down and reverse-engineer YouTube's platform, revealing how you can make simple videos that actually get viewed and then get you traffic!

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, May 10 at 2:30pm Pacific (5:30pm Eastern)


8 Steps to Managing a Social Media Crisis
INSTRUCTOR: Jay Baer

Topic: Social Crisis Management

Today, every customer is a reporter. With more than one billion connected citizens, the digital world can be a knee-jerk, unforgiving place. In this era of real-time business, social media crises occur with stunning swiftness, and increasing regularity. When the crisis wave hits, you need to act swiftly. Join social media strategist Jay Baer, co-author, The NOW Revolution, for this critically important session on how to plan for and recover from social media mishaps.

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 15 at 12 Noon Pacific (3pm Eastern)


@YourService: How Social Customer Service is Attracting New Customers and Increasing Sales
INSTRUCTOR: Frank Eliason (Citibank)

Topic: Social Customer Service

Social media tools have made it easier than ever for companies to join social conversations, solve problems and gain instant feedback. In this session, Frank Eliason, author of @YourService, reveals how to create a culture of empowered employees who understand the value of a great customer experience. He'll share tips and strategies you can employ to best serve your customers while gaining a competitive advantage.

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 15 at 1:15pm Pacific (4:15pm Eastern)


How Big Brands Are Using Social Media (Panel Discussion)
PANELISTS: Scott Monty (Ford) and Adam Brown (Dell) with Rick Calvert

Topic: Big Brand Panel

Wondering how mega-corporations are using social media to engage customers and sell? Here's your answer! In this session, two of America's largest brands will reveal how they've achieved success with social media. They'll share their insight and tips, plus you'll have the opportunity to ask your questions live to our panel.

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 15 at 2:30pm Pacific (5:30pm Eastern)


How to Leverage Business Blogging for More Traffic, Leads and Sales
INSTRUCTOR: Michael Stelzner

Topic: Business Blogging

Are you tired of flushing endless dollars down the advertising toilet? Are you looking for a better way to attract relevant and repeat eyeballs to your website? During this high-energy session, Michael Stelzner, founder of one of the world's largest business blogs (Social Media Examiner) and author of Launch, will help you set a path to success with business blogging. He'll explore guest blogging versus building your own blog. He'll lay out a road map to building highly relevant content that people want to share. And he'll show you how to generate leads and sales. You'll leave with actionable tips and techniques that will help you quickly achieve blogging success.

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, May 17 at 12 Noon Pacific (3pm Eastern)


Why It Pays to Be Likeable on Facebook
INSTRUCTOR: Dave Kerpen

Topic: Facebook Marketing

Is your business taking full advantage of the power of Facebook? Do you want to know how to grow a loyal fan base that loves your brand and isn't shy about letting their friends know? During this session, Dave Kerpen, author of Likeable Social Media, will share key Facebook strategies and case studies from leading companies. You'll discover how to make your brand likeable via Facebook.

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, May 17 at 1:15pm Pacific (4:15pm Eastern)


How Big Brands are Using Blogs (Panel Discussion)
PANELISTS: Justin Levy (Citrix) and Kipp Bodnar (Hubspot) with Michael Stelzner

Topic: Big Brand Panel

Want to know how to create a blog that provides ongoing streams of traffic and fuels the growth of your business? During this session, the editors for two very popular business blogs (WorkShifting.com and HubSpot) will discuss the role of content in building their businesses. You'll discover the secrets of their success, what to avoid, and how to use blogs to drive sales. You'll also have an opportunity to ask your questions live to our panel.

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, May 17 at 2:30pm Pacific (5:30pm Eastern)


The Social Sale: How to Turn Fans and Followers into Customers
INSTRUCTOR: Rich Brooks

Topic: Selling With Social Media

Are your social activities making the sale? Are you wondering how to turn your Facebook fans into paying customers? In this information-packed session, Rich Brooks will share tactics you can put to use immediately to convert your fans, followers and subscribers into paying customers. You'll discover how to increase your conversion rates using proven strategies and move people down the sales funnel. You'll also learn how to measure your social media activity and results so that you can continually improve your bottom line.

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 22 at 12 Noon Pacific (3pm Eastern)


Top 5 Ways Your Business Can Kick Butt on LinkedIn
INSTRUCTOR: Mario Sundar (LinkedIn)

Topic: LinkedIn Marketing

With more than 135 million business users, LinkedIn is the world's largest social business network. 2012 is LinkedIn's tipping point for businesses, brands and marketers that want to connect with their most valuable customers. During this session, LinkedIn's in-house expert Mario Sundar will reveal how businesses can immediately benefit from the network. He'll share insider secrets, actionable tips and practical examples that will help you establish a robust and effective presence on LinkedIn.

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 22 at 1:15pm Pacific (4:15pm Eastern)


No Fluff Social Media Measurement
INSTRUCTOR: Nichole Kelly

Topic: Social Media Measurement

Social media measurement doesn't have to be hard. During this session, Nichole Kelly will provide you with real-world tested methodologies for proving social media's return on investment and selling its value to executives. She'll show you how to get beyond measuring fans and followers and transition to measuring social's impact on sales, revenue and cost. You'll be able to show where social media fits into the sales funnel and easily measure metrics using low cost tools.

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 22 at 2:30pm Pacific (5:30pm Eastern)


The Art of Story: How to Succeed With Blogging
INSTRUCTOR: C.C. Chapman

Topic: Business Blogging

Every business and organization needs to get its story out to the online world. Establishing and publishing a blog is the best way to do this. Author and consultant C.C. Chapman (co-author of Content Rules) will reveal how any company can get started with blogging. Rather than a dry technical discussion, C.C. will show you creative ways to find your voice and offer compelling content that keeps readers coming back for more. You'll also discover how to create an editorial calendar that keeps you on the right track.

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, May 24 at 12 Noon Pacific (3pm Eastern)


Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Facebook, But Were Afraid to Ask
INSTRUCTORS: Amy Porterfield, Phyllis Khare, Andrea Vahl with Michael Stelzner

Topic: Facebook Marketing

Want to know how to use Facebook to build a thriving community? Wondering how to generate leads and convert sales? During this panel discussion, the three co-authors of Facebook Marketing: All-in-One for Dummies will share their marketing tips and take your live questions. All three women are renowned social media coaches and consultants. Together they will draw from their depth of experience and reveal what you need to know about Facebook.

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, May 24 at 1:15pm Pacific (4:15pm Eastern)


Pinterest: How Your Business Can Use Images to Drive Traffic
INSTRUCTORS: Ana White and Kelly Lester

Topic: Pinterest Marketing

Pinterest is a rapidly growing image sharing site that has a predominantly female following. With more than 10 million active members and rapidly climbing, Chris Brogan calls Pinterest "an interesting concept: somewhere between visual social bookmarking and scrapbooking." If you're wondering how other businesses are benefiting from Pinterest, you won't want to miss this session. Two small businesses will reveal how they use Pinterest. They'll reveal tips and techniques that have brought massive traffic to their websites. You'll walk away with actionable steps to begin benefiting from Pinterest.

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, May 24 at 2:30pm Pacific (5:30pm Eastern)



REMEMBER: If you miss a live session, we'll provide you a free recording.

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Wow, that's some line-up! By the way, NONE of the sessions are off-the-shelf presentations that these experts have given a dozen times before. These are original educational experiences that have been created specifically for this summit—each containing insights, strategies and up-to-date tips that you can use to transform your business.



Common Questions Answered

I can't attend all the live sessions. Will I get a recording?

Yes. For each session, we'll provide a recording you can watch online or download to your desktop, so you won't miss a thing. If you have other commitments (like a day job) or if a session occurs at an inconvenient time, no need to worry. Even if you attend a live session, you'll still get the recording. You'll get access to recordings for 12 months from the day you purchase your ticket.

When are the session dates?

Here are the dates and times of each session. If you can't make a live session, you won't miss a thing! You automatically receive session recordings and transcripts. (Note: When you register, you'll get a downloadable schedule for Outlook, iCal or Google.)
  • May 1, 5pm Pacific (8pm Eastern)
  • May 2, Noon Pacific (3pm Eastern)
  • May 2, 1:15pm Pacific (4:15pm Eastern)
  • May 2, 2:30pm Pacific (5:30pm Eastern)
  • May 8, Noon Pacific (3pm Eastern)
  • May 8, 1:15pm Pacific (4:15pm Eastern)
  • May 10, Noon Pacific (3pm Eastern)
  • May 10, 1:15pm Pacific (4:15pm Eastern)
  • May 10, 2:30pm Pacific (5:30pm Eastern)
  • May 15, Noon Pacific (3pm Eastern)
  • May 15, 1:15pm Pacific (4:15pm Eastern)
  • May 15, 2:30pm Pacific (5:30pm Eastern)
  • May 17, Noon Pacific (3pm Eastern)
  • May 17, 1:15pm Pacific (4:15pm Eastern)
  • May 17, 2:30pm Pacific (5:30pm Eastern)
  • May 22, Noon Pacific (3pm Eastern)
  • May 22, 1:15pm Pacific (4:15pm Eastern)
  • May 22, 2:30pm Pacific (5:30pm Eastern)
  • May 24, Noon Pacific (3pm Eastern)
  • May 24, 1:15pm Pacific (4:15pm Eastern)
  • May 24, 2:30pm Pacific (5:30pm Eastern)

Are you outside the United States? Click here for a time coverter. Note: Select location: U.S.A. - California - San Diego.

Where is the event located?

At your home or office. Because this is an online event, there is no physical venue and no travel expenses. And you'll get the recordings, so if you miss a live session, no worries.

Will there be transcripts?

Yes. We'll provide FREE transcripts of each presentation in Adobe PDF. This will allow you to study and scan the content of each presentation.

How long are the sessions?

Each of the sessions is one hour in duration.

How can I ask questions during the summit?

Two ways. First, during the live presentations, you'll be able to dial a toll-free number (U.S. and Canada) and speak directly with the presenters during the live Q&A portion of each session. Second, we've set up an interactive LinkedIn group where you can post questions and get answers from your peers and the presenters (and this can happen the moment you sign up!).

Can I purchase just a single session, or just the recordings?

You can attend any or all of the sessions (or catch the recordings if you miss any). However, a summit ticket is like a Disneyland ticket—you get access to everything. If you want access to any of this great content, you must purchase your ticket before the completion of the summit. After the summit has ended, this exclusive content will no longer be available for sale and the recordings will only be available to summit attendees.

What if I still have questions?

Two options here... First, you can try our live support chat window below. You can also send an email to summit@socialmediaexaminer.com and we'll get back to you right away.

How to Register/Event Cost

Traditional professional development summits—featuring a line-up of world-class experts and providing a chance to network with your peers—often cost thousands of dollars to attend. And that doesn't include the added costs of travel, meals, hotel accommodations, rental cars and lost work time. Ouch! Not at Social Media Success Summit 2012!

At Social Media Success Summit 2012, you have no costs for travel, meals, hotels, cars or lost time! Why? Because it's an online event.

The registration fee for Social Media Success Summit 2012 is just $597. That's less than $29 per session.

EARLY-BIRD HALF-OFF SALE:

  • One Ticket, One Payment: Get one ticket to Social Media Success Summit 2012 for only $297 (a $300 savings-that's about $14 per session). Click here to reserve your seat.

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We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. (Note: PayPal is only accepted for the single payment option.)

The event begins May 1 and runs through May 24 (scroll up to see sessions and dates).

Sample It Guarantee: You can try the first two days of the event and still cancel for a full refund if you determine this event is not for you. Scroll down for more about this guarantee.

If you learn just one strategy that will attract better clients and increase your social media success, the investment in your professional development will have paid for itself many times over.

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Isn't it time for YOU to get social media working for your business?

Yes, you can achieve success with social media marketing.

You just need to learn what the most successful social media pros do, and then follow in their footsteps.

Social Media Success Summit 2012 paves the way.

Reserve your spot today.

Here's to your success!


Michael A. Stelzner
Founder, Social Media Examiner and fellow marketer

P.S. Don't forget that we record all of the sessions and provide you access for a year to this online event. So if you have a scheduling conflict, don't worry about it! You won't miss a thing.

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EVENT SUMMARY

Social Media Success Summit 2012 is a live online conference that will empower you to use social media to gain more exposure, increase traffic, cultivate loyal fans and grow your business. The world's leading social media gurus will show you how.

Join 27 experts, including Jeremiah Owyang (Altimeter Group), Chris Brogan (author, Google+ for Business), Mari Smith (co-author, Facebook Marketing), Brian Solis (author, Engage), Jay Baer (co-author, The Now Revolution), Jason Falls (co-author, No Bullshit Social Media), Scott Monty (Ford), Frank Eliason (author, @YourService), Michael Stelzner (author, Launch), Mark Schaefer (author, The Tao of Twitter), Dave Kerpen (author, Likeable Social Media), Jesse Stay (author, Google+ for Dummies), C.C. Chapman (co-author, Content Rules), Kipp Bodnar (co-author, The B2B Social Media Book), Amy Porterfield (co-author, Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies) and experts from LinkedIn, Dell, Ford, Citigroup and Citrix—just to mention a few (scroll down to see full list)!

Event runs May 1 to May 24 (fully online).

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Meet Your Instructors

You'll join 27 of the world's leading social media marketing experts...

Jeremiah Owyang
Jeremiah is partner of customer strategy at Altimeter Group, a consulting firm that provides thought leadership, research and consulting on digital strategies. He was a senior analyst at Forrester Research and brings over 10 years experience as a practitioner on the vendor and brand side. Jeremiah serves as a regular columnist for Forbes magazine and is frequently quoted in the mainstream press.

Chris Brogan
Chris is the author of Google+ For Business. He's also president of Human Business Works, a media and education company. His blog is in the Top 5 of Advertising Age's Power150. Chris consults and speaks with companies like Disney, SAS, Citrix Online, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Ford and many others.

Mari Smith
Mari is co-author of Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day and author of The New Relationship Marketing. D&B Credibility named Mari one of the top ten most influential small businesspeople 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.

Brian Solis
Brian is author of the books Engage and The End of Business as Usual. He's also a principal at Altimeter Group, a research-based advisory firm. His books are regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to build and measure success in the social web. A digital analyst, sociologist and futurist, Brian has studied and influenced the effects of emerging media on business, marketing, publishing and culture.

Jay Baer
Jay is co-author of the book The Now Revolution and is a social media strategist, speaker and coach for well-known brands including Nike. He has helped more than 700 businesses. His award-winning blog (Convince & Convert) provides practical social media advice to corporations. He spreads his "think social media tools last, not first" message through numerous conference speaking engagements and social media training seminars.

Jason Falls
Jason is co-author of No Bullshit Social Media. He's the founder and editor of Social Media Explorer and its companion learning community Exploring Social Media. Jason is revered as a leading thinker, educator, speaker and consultant in the world of social media marketing, public relations, digital marketing and communications.

Scott Monty (Ford)
Scott is head of social media for Ford Motor Company. He's a strategic advisor on all social media activities across the company, from blogger relations to marketing support, customer service to internal communications, and beyond. Scott also writes about social media marketing at The Social Media Marketing Blog.

Frank Eliason (Citigroup)
Frank is senior vice president of social media for Citigroup. He also authored the new book @YourService. His specialties include customer service and measuring customer satisfaction. With over 15 years in customer support and technology firms, Frank has worked for companies like Comcast, Advanta and Lord & Taylor.

Michael A. Stelzner
Michael is the founder of Social Media Examiner—the world's largest online magazine specializing in social media. With more than 530,000 monthly readers, Technorati and AdAge rank Social Media Examiner among the world's top five business blogs. He's also author of the books Launch and Writing White Papers.

Mark Schaefer
Mark is the author of The Tao of Twitter and Return on Influence. He is also a marketing faculty member at Rutgers University and his blog {grow} is among the top marketing blogs in the world. Mark's a globally acclaimed business writer, marketing consultant, and innovator, receiving seven international patents for new product ideas with Fortune 100 companies.

C.C. Chapman
C.C. is co-author of Content Rules and the founder of Digital Dads. As a consultant, he helps a variety of clients embrace all forms of new media and online marketing. His work has won awards and clients have included HBO, American Eagle Outfitters, Verizon FiOS and The Coca-Cola Company.

Dave Kerpen
Dave is author of Likeable Social Media. He is also the CEO and co-founder of Likeable, a social media marketing firm with a focus on Facebook marketing. He and his work have been featured on CNBC's On the Money, ABC World News Tonight, the CBS Early Show and The New York Times. Dave's social media clients include Heineken, Neutrogena, Cumberland Farms, Uno Chicago Grill, Verizon, 1-800-Flowers and Stride Rite.

Jesse Stay
Jesse is author of multiple books, including Google+ for Dummies Portable Edition, Facebook Application Development for Dummies, and I'm on Facebook-Now What??? . He's a speaker, author, blogger and entrepreneur who writes and consults on the topics of social media and new media architecture, bridging the gap between "technical" and "social" for both marketers and developers.

Amy Porterfield
Amy is co-author of Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies. She's been in the marketing arena for over 11 years and has spent 6 years working alongside Anthony Robbins, for whom she managed the content marketing team as well as executed major online marketing campaigns. She currently consults and coaches entrepreneurs and small business owners on social media strategy.

Mario Sundar (LinkedIn)
Mario is senior global social media manager and chief blogger at LinkedIn. His blog, Marketing Nirvana, is listed as a top-10 marketing blog and Edelman ranked him #15 in their Top 30 Social Media Influencers list. With a software development background, Mario brings 10 years of experience in the high-tech industry, having served companies like Intel, Hitachi and Sun Microsystems in their online marketing departments.

Adam Brown (Dell)
Adam is Executive Director of Social Media for Dell. He leads the company's social media listening and engagement activities as well as the strategy around new media marketing, communications and commerce initiatives. Previously at Coke, Adam created the company's first blog and developed its social media strategy. Adam is an award-winning designer and marketer for previous clients that include Cox Communications, Proctor & Gamble, Nokia and Novartis.

Justin Levy (Citrix)
Justin heads up social media at Citrix Online, where he is a strategic advisor on all social media activities across the company, as well as being the editor-in-chief of Workshifting.com. Prior to joining Citrix Online, Justin was an Executive Director at New Marketing Labs, a social media and digital communications agency. Justin worked with clients ranging from Fortune 500 brands to small-to-medium sized businesses including: SAS, Sony, PepsiCo and Microsoft.

Kipp Bodnar
Kipp is co-author of The B2B Social Media Book. He's an inbound marketing strategist at HubSpot, where he leads a team of marketers that guide and execute HubSpot's content strategy. He's an experienced social media marketer who co-founded SocialMediaB2B.com, the leading online resource for social media's impact on B2B marketing.

Phyllis Khare
Phyllis is co-author of Facebook Marketing: All-In-One for Dummies and author of Social Media Marketing eLearning Kit for Dummies. She is also the social media director and columnist for iPhone Life magazine. Phyllis writes the widely read column, "The Social Media Report" and consults with authors, musicians, teachers, presenters and business owners on how to use social media for fun and profit.

Paul Colligan
Paul is CEO of Colligan.com, Education Czar for Traffic Geyser Inc., and Executive Producer for eMarketingVids.com. He is a contributing author of Success Secrets of Social Media Marketing Superstars and is a popular speaker and writer. Paul has played a key role in the launch of dozens of successful web and internet marketing strategies, including clients such as Traffic Geyser, Rubicon International, and Microsoft.

Rick Calvert
Rick is the CEO and co-founder of BlogWorld & New Media Expo, the world's largest social media trade show. He has been active in the trade show industry since 1997, serving in sales management positions for major events such as the SEMA Show and Comic-Con. He founded BlogWorld & New Media Expo in October 2006.

Andrea Vahl
Andrea is co-author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies. She's also a social media coach, speaker and strategist. Andrea uses her improv comedy skills to blog as an entertaining character named Grandma Mary, a social media edutainer. She is also the Facebook community manager for Social Media Examiner.

Rich Brooks
Rich is founder and president of Flyte New Media, a web design and Internet marketing company focused on helping small businesses. He is currently an expert blogger at FastCompany.com and a regular contributor at Social Media Examiner. Rich is a nationally recognized speaker.

Nichole Kelly
Nichole is the CEO of Full Frontal ROI Consulting, the social media firm that understands your bottom line. She has been highlighted by leading organizations as a social media strategy and measurement expert, including Forrester Research, Marketing Profs, Radian 6 and HootSuite. Nichole publishes fullfrontalroi.com and is a regular contributing blogger for Social Media Examiner and Social Media Explorer.

James Wedmore
James is co-founder of Video Traffic Academy and founder of Video Sales Magic and Video Copy Pro. Holding a film degree from Chapman University, he helps businesses master video marketing. From traffic technology to conversion maximization, James creates video marketing strategies and assists in technical areas like production and syndication.

Ana White
A "homemaker" from Alaska, Ana began blogging her DIY furniture plans in October of 2009. Two and a half years later, with a Facebook following of 57,000 and continuing to deliver 3 million impressions a month, Ana has leveraged social media to turn her passion for woodworking into real income to support her family. Ana White's first book is due out with Random House in Sept 2012.

Kelly Lester
Kelly is the creator and CEO of Easy Lunch Boxes and the host of the musical web series, Let's Do Lunch! She's also a wife, mother of 3, and an actress and singer. Having previously started Art Plates, Kelly founded Easy Lunch Boxes out of a personal desire to create easy, healthy lunches for her children.



Attendee Feedback

An incredible 98% of attendees at last year's Social Media Success Summit said they'd recommend it to a friend. Here's what some of them had to say:

"If you're using social media to promote your business, (and you're crazy if you're not) this summit is a must. The instructors and content were excellent!" Paul Rodriguez

"Guaranteed to improve the way you approach social media. I'll be back next year!" Derrick Sweet

"Worth every penny. Great, savvy, real-world presenters." Diane G. Peterman

"Phenomenal topics and knowledgeable speakers. The ability to 'catch up' on sessions thanks to recordings was a selling point for me due to scheduling." Erin Caples

"This is the most comprehensive training I have yet seen on social media. The line-up of presenters was most impressive and the whole summit exceeded my expectations." Suzanne Kiraly

"I was unsure at first that there would be info I could immediately implement. I am pleased to say I have used several of the tools and secured two new clients before the seminar series ended!" Stefanie LaHart

"Comprehensive, thought-provoking and immediately applicable to my work." Alisa Rivera

"I got something out of every single session. Fabulous content and presenters who are leaders in their field. Suitable for the novice business owner starting out in social as well as experienced social media strategists and practitioners. I'll be back again!" Jacki James

"It was an amazing plethora of knowledge presented by highly qualified industry experts. The format allowed me to watch the videos at my convenience or even participate and ask questions. Definitely worth the investment." Laurie Boettcher

"I feel very confident in social media now and the summit filled in gaps and showed me what I didn't know. There were a couple of key elements I was missing. Thank you." Tara Husband

"I loved it! Thank goodness the recordings and transcripts are available as I will be visiting often!" Michael D. Allen

"I loved it. The sessions were very informative with relevant content, not a sales pitch for whatever cause the speaker was touting, as in other conferences I have attended. A tremendous value for what I took out of it. I would highly recommend the summit next year." Paige Crusen

"One of the best virtual events I've had the opportunity to experience." Heather

"The depth of information was fabulous, and the variety of topics was extremely helpful. I didn't watch all of them live (what actual human could?), but the fact that they are available for a year makes the summit an even greater value." Jaime

"Top work on this, Mike—you've done a super job and I'll definitely be back for the next summit." Peter McHannigan

"The summit was well planned, organized and flawlessly executed." Prinnie Szeto

"Thoroughly wowed by the format and content. I will most definitely attend future summits." Kim Kiefer

"Thanks for the opportunity. Looking forward to next year!" Alison Munn

"What a wonderful summit and very valuable information. I will definitely continue to attend these over the years as the field continues its rapid change." Rachel Goodspeed

"I loved the summit schedule—spreading it out over a month and having sessions accessible by the following day if I missed them was extremely helpful to me." Kim Kiefer

"I've particularly enjoyed the LinkedIn group and tweets. Great connections made with some great people, including the presenters! Thanks." Anne Wood

"It has been splendid. I will continue to keep dipping into the videos, presentations and transcripts as a reference source." Sadie-Michaela Harris

"You will learn so much! The recordings of the sessions are available, so don't stress if you can't participate on the designated day." Amy LaMagra

"Finding your website and your summit was one of the most valuable marketing tools we have found this year." Maree Belle

"It is often very difficult to pull away from work to make all of the sessions, which is why the recorded sessions make this summit an A+!" Joanna

"Best social media education series available today." Clare Kelway









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