10 Reasons You Should Attend Social Media Marketing World 2014

social media reviewsDo you attend conferences?

What if you could rub shoulders and soak in knowledge from the social media pros you follow online?

Imagine networking with 2,000 fellow marketers in beautiful San Diego, California.

Now add the waterfront Manchester Grand Hyatt, an opening-night party on a naval aircraft carrier and 60 expert-led sessions.

You can now bring this vision to reality.

Introducing Social Media Marketing World 2014…

Social Media Examiner founder and CEO Mike Stelzner and his team have prepared the social media marketing conference of the year—Social Media Marketing World 2014!

Running from Wednesday, March 26 through Friday, March 28, 2014 in San Diego, California, this in-person conference is designed to offer outstanding content infused with a truly social experience.


Watch this quick video for an event overview.

Here are 10 reasons you should attend Social Media Marketing World 2014.

#1: Amazing Content

The most valuable and inspiring social media marketing content will be at your disposal at Social Media Marketing World. And the best part is there’s something for everyone! Whether you’re a social media rookie or a pro, you’ll have your choice of 60+ expert-led sessions to attend.

Tracks will include social tactics, social strategy, community management and business development, and content marketing. You’ll leave incredibly energized and inspired by the amount of knowledge you’ll gain.

#2: Priceless Networking

Social Media Marketing World will be the networking event of the year! While the conference is guaranteed to provide extraordinary value in terms of content, the people you’ll meet will be the highlight of the event.

Be prepared to make priceless professional connections that will last a lifetime. There will be multiple networking opportunities to meet with speakers, peers and people in your industry. Here are some of the ways you can expect to network:

  • A pre-event LinkedIn group
  • A mobile app to help people meet and connect with each other at Social Media Marketing World
  • Different interest groups will be meeting throughout the event
  • A team of dedicated networking ambassadors will help you make the connections you’re looking for
  • Two networking parties and four dedicated times reserved just for networking


Marketers getting to know each other…

#3: Entertainment Galore!

midwayThe opening night party will be held on board a Naval aircraft carrier—the USS Midway—the world’s largest ship until 1955. You’ll enjoy mouth-watering food and stimulating conversation, experience giant hanger bays, view San Diego from the 4-acre flight deck, fly simulators and explore this massive ship. It’ll be a truly unforgettable evening!

#4: Meet the Speakers

smmw14 speakersSocial Media Examiner is bringing together over 75 of the world’s leading social media experts to be your instructors.

How would you like to meet them face to face?

Your presenters include the experts you’ve come to know and respect, such as Mari Smith, Jay Baer, Chris Brogan, Amy Porterfield, Nichole Kelly, Lee Odden and many more.

You’ll also get to meet new instructors who have very interesting things to say.

In addition to those listed above, instructors include:

  • Michael Hyatt
  • John Jantsch
  • Michael Stelzner
  • Mark Schaefer
  • Laura Fitton
  • Steve Farber
  • Joe Pulizzi
  • Marcus Sheridan
  • Gini Dietrich
  • Cliff Ravenscraft
  • Pat Flynn
  • Simon Mainwaring
  • Steve Spangler
  • Viveka von Rosen
  • Pam Moore
  • Kim Garst
  • And many more!

#5: Rave Reviews

Last year, 1100 marketers attended Social Media Marketing World. Here’s what some of them said about the conference:


Click Play to hear what people said about our 2013 event.

“Outstanding job—this is one of the most well-executed, high-class conferences I have attended.”Lisa McManus

“The quality of the content and speakers were a huge draw. They gave practical tips that I can implement in my everyday work—not high-level theory.”Ashley Levesque

“It’s hard to say whether I loved the networking or the speakers more! I loved the opportunity to meet and talk with so many speakers and to build lasting relationships.”Alexander Briggs

“Hearing from experts in their fields was very valuable. It made me want to read all of their books! I found the conference incredibly energizing as a whole.”Rachael McGovern

Hear what other attendees said here.

#6: Leading Brands

When you attend Social Media Marketing World 2014, you’ll hear from experts from leading B2B and B2C brands around the country. Last year, speakers came from Sony Electronics, Petco, Walmart, Whole Foods, SAP, Citrix, Sharpie and more.

If you want to hear what other large companies are doing, you can hear from industry panels at every session.

#7: Impressive International Attendance

Over 2000 marketers from around the globe will be attending Social Media Marketing World 2014. Last year, 1100 participants came from 30 countries including Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, India, Philippines, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, France, Italy, China and many more.

#8: San Diego

In keeping with tradition, Social Media Marketing World will return to ‘America’s Finest City.’  If you’ve never been to San Diego, prepare to be amazed—it is breathtaking!

The city boasts wonderful weather all year round, 70 miles of pristine beaches and a dazzling array of world-class family attractions, which make it a truly unforgettable destination for you. When you get here, you’ll understand why Social Media Examiner chose San Diego as its headquarters.

If you’re coming from the East Coast, this will be the perfect place to thaw out after a long, icy winter.

#9: The Venue

The conference will be held at the bay-front Manchester Grand Hyatt, which is just 10 minutes from the airport. It’s located on the waterfront in scenic San Diego, California, adjacent to Seaport Village, the San Diego Convention Center and the historic Gaslamp Quarter. The hotel is gorgeous!

If you book early, you’ll be able to stay in the same venue where the event is taking place (the hotel has capacity for all 2000 attendees). That means you’ll have plenty of chances to bump into your peers and speakers while you’re on your way to the pool, gym, spa or any of the other luxury amenities that are complimentary to hotel guests.

#10: Vacation Getaway

Social Media Marketing World starts on Wednesday, March 26 and ends on Friday, March 28, 2014. Why not stay for the weekend and make a vacation out of your trip? If you’ve never been here before, you’re in for a treat!

San Diego has some of the finest shopping and dining experiences you can imagine. You’ll have a variety of eateries, including gourmet restaurants, sports bars, coffee houses and quick ‘grab-and-go’ outlets.

Check out this video for some inspiration on what you can do while you’re here:


San Diego is calling you!

Want to Save Money?

For a limited time, you can save hundreds of dollars off the regular registration price. Click here to register.

Your Turn

Are you pumped up about this conference? Don’t take our word for it. Come and experience the excitement and opportunities in store for you at Social Media Marketing World.

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About the Author, Patricia Redsicker

Patricia Redsicker writes research reviews for Social Media Examiner. She is the Social Media Manager at US Pharmacopeia, a public standards setting organization. Follow her on Twitter at @predsicker. Other posts by »




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  • MaaniaR

    What if you live in San Diego? Is there an alternate price to attend the conference?

  • Veronica

    What are your thoughts on some scholarships for registration? This looks awesome.

  • PhilMershon

    Hi Veronica,
    We don’t have any scholarships, but the discounts available now are substantial.

  • PhilMershon

    Hi Maania,
    The price is the same no matter where you live. But you can forego the hotel and travel expenses :)

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Patricia, this is an amazing overview of Social Media Marketing World 2014, and reading through all the highlights here has me FIRE UP about it! I’ve already secured my ticket, and I cannot wait for the incredible content, events, networking and more that I know will be included.

  • predsicker

    Thanks John – looking forward to finally meeting you :)

  • Maria Berneiser Haase

    I used to live in San Diego and I am thinking that this will be a great reason to come back to my old stomping grounds :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    For sure Maria – come on back :)

  • http://www.sovainfotech.com/ Sova Infotech

    This article looks just awesome! I am delighted to find such a detailed study on Social Media Marketing world 2014. All the aspects of this article have fired my imagination and am ready to pack my bags and attend the conference! Great article, thanks a lot!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Sova! Hope to meet you in San Diego

  • http://wtuthink.wordpress.com/ wtuthink

    I am delighted to find such a detailed study on Social Media Marketing world 2014. I cannot wait for the incredible content, events, networking and more that I know will be included.

  • http://www.callboxinc.com/ Julie Dawn Harris

    Informative! Really awesome and I’m excited to read your next post with regards of Social Media Marketing 2014.

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Julie

  • http://www.sovainfotech.com/ Sova Infotech

    Yeah,
    looking forward to meeting you and having a great time. :)







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