social media reviews*** WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT ***

Congratulations to the winners of the Social Media Marketing World Free Ticket Contest 2017. Our two winners were selected from over 300 entries by judges Ray Edwards, Sue B. Zimmerman, and Carlos Gil.

Anna Bezuglova (@AnnaBezu) wins the grand prize–a ticket to Social Media Marketing World and free hotel stay–for her entry describing the professional challenges she faces on three fronts: confidentiality, education, and experience. Check out her winning entry here.

Shannon Fogg (http://www.facebook.com/ShannonKFogg) wins a ticket to Social Media Marketing World for her inspiring entry describing her search for the perfect social media marketing job, and all that she needs to do now that she’s found it. See her winning entry here.

Thanks to everyone who entered the Free Ticket Contest!

*** FREE TICKET CONTEST FOR 2017 IS NOW CLOSED ***

Want to win a free ticket to the industry’s largest social media marketing conference of the year?

Social Media Examiner has been working hard to bring you our fifth annual physical conference.

And we’ve come up with a fun way for you to get involved.

First, what is this event?

Social Media Marketing World 2017 is the world’s largest physical social media conference dedicated to helping marketers and business owners master social media marketing.

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Watch this video for a quick overview.

More than 150 of the world’s most respected social media marketing experts will share their strategies with you–and you can meet them face to face.

Imagine chatting with Guy Kawasaki, Mari Smith, Scott Monty, Jay Baer, Ann Handley, Michael Hyatt, Amy Porterfield, Chris Brogan, Mark Schaefer, Michael Stelzner, Kim Garst, Tim Schmoyer, Darren Rowse, Zach King, Pat Flynn, Joel Comm, Shaun McBride–and many, many more.

Your presenters also include top social media marketers from brands such as Dell, BMC Software, the Weather Channel, Alaska Airlines, Citrix, Deloitte, MGM Resorts, Marriott, and SAP. These world-class experts will be sharing their in-the-trenches knowledge and experience from a variety of industries and types of businesses.

You’ll choose from 120+ pitch-free sessions and workshops presented. We’ll cover all of the newest techniques to help you excel on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest.

You’ll also discover how to expand into YouTube, live video, blogging and podcasting, and explore the tools you need to dive right in.

Our 90-minute workshops will help you gain hands-on skills and practical knowledge in content creation, business building, agency growth, and more. You’ll walk away with skills that will immediately make you a better marketer!

One of the best parts of Social Media Marketing World is the opportunity to network with 4,000 fellow marketers. We’ve built networking right into the schedule, with dedicated networking times after lunches and keynote sessions, an enormous Networking Plaza where you can connect with experts and peers between sessions, networking walks and runs, and two networking parties, including the Opening Night Networking Party aboard the USS Midway aircraft carrier.

People attending represent large and small companies just like yours, and some attendees are flying in from places like Australia, Brazil, the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, India, Venezuela, Egypt, Japan, New Zealand, Ireland, Nigeria, Jamaica, Poland, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

How can you win a ticket?

Win Free Tickets to Social Media Marketing World 2017 by Phil Mershon on Social Media Examiner.

Win Free Tickets to Social Media Marketing World 2017.

We’re giving away two free tickets to the conference (retail value $1,597 each).

Here’s how you can enter to win:

Simply write about your biggest social media marketing challenge and why you should win a free ticket in the comments box below (scroll down).

Our judges will select two winners. The grand prize winner will be awarded a free ticket to Social Media Marketing World 2017 and two free nights at the Manchester Grand Hyatt!

The second place winner will be awarded a free ticket to Social Media Marketing World 2017.

The judges–Ray Edwards (author, How to Write Copy that Sells and host of the Ray Edwards Show), Sue B. Zimmerman (Instagram expert and creator of the online course, “Ready. Set. Gram!”), and Carlos Gil (global head of social media, BMC Software)–will select the winning entries. Their decisions are subjective and final.

What you need to know:

  1. Enter by leaving a comment below. Write about your biggest social media marketing challenge and why you should win a free ticket.
  2. The entry deadline is Friday, January 27, 2017, and the winners will be announced shortly thereafter.
  3. If you’ve already purchased a ticket, no worries. If you win, we’ll either give you a refund or you can give your spare ticket to someone you really like.
  4. No purchase necessary to win.

We look forward to seeing your comments. Good luck!

Win Free Tickets to Social Media Marketing World 2017 by Phil Mershon on Social Media Examiner.

Win Free Tickets to Social Media Marketing World 2017 by Phil Mershon on Social Media Examiner.

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