We hate to brag, but…
Social Media Examiner® helps millions of marketers discover how to best use social media and content to connect with customers, drive traffic, generate awareness, and increase sales.
Our mission is to help small business marketers navigate the constantly changing social media jungle.
We’ll help you get there by giving you direct access to original research, how-to advice, and wisdom from the industry’s top experts so you can become a social marketing rockstar.
More than 93 million marketers have benefited from our content. Have a look around and see why so many people recommend us.
A Bold Undertaking With Great Intentions
In 2009, the birth year of Social Media Examiner, our founder Michael Stelzner knew next to nothing about social media marketing.
He noticed that lots of marketers had strong opinions about social media, but few were openly sharing how to use it for marketing. So, in the middle of the Great Recession, Michael set out to create a movement—a place where marketers revealed what worked with social marketing.
By bringing together the brightest minds to create high-quality content, he believed that businesses could thrive.
Watch the below video for a bit of our backstory (yes, there’s a story in there…).
Watch this video for more of our story from our founder.
The Best Content for Marketers
Social Media Examiner is the only resource you need for tactical and strategic marketing insight that’ll help you crush your marketing goals. Our editorial team tracks the changing trends, so you don’t have to. No need to hunt around for value. We’ve got you covered.
No matter where you find yourself in the marketing jungle, we’re here to help you become a better marketer.
Original Written Content
Instead of chasing news and opinions, get exactly what you need to improve your marketing skills.
Each week you can look forward to original articles focused on how to effectively market using the largest social media platforms for business. Looking for organic marketing social tips? Check! How about paid acquisition? We’ve got you covered.
Want to know what other marketers plan to do with their social media?
Check out our annual Social Media Marketing Industry Report. This report surveyed thousands of marketers to find out how they’re using and plan to use social marketing. Use these industry insights to make better decisions about your social marketing plans.
Actionable Marketing Shows
Looking to dive deep into social marketing technique and strategy? Want a quick update on relevant changes in the world of social marketing? Our shows keep you learning and informed.
Listen to the Social Media Marketing Podcast to learn new strategies and tactics, discover how successful marketers employ social media, and gain actionable tips to improve your social marketing.
With millions of downloads each year, this top-rated show has been helping marketers for more than nine years.
The Social Media Marketing Talk Show is a live show and podcast that will keep you informed on critical changes across the major social platforms and what they mean for marketers.
It’s the longest running weekly talk show dedicated to social media marketing.
Helpful Video Tutorials
Are you a visual learner?
We’ve got a huge library of video tutorials designed to help you thrive with your social media marketing. Here’s a great playlist from our YouTube channel to get you started.
Learn from Marketing Experts Live and In-Person
The world’s largest social media marketing conference, Social Media Marketing World®, is your ticket to better marketing.
Experience three full days of top-notch content from industry experts, make connections with thousands of social media pros, and discover the latest tactics to improve your marketing in sunny San Diego, California.
By attending, you’ll come away with the knowledge and drive to transform your social media marketing. You can’t afford to miss this event!
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About Our Society
The Social Media Marketing Society® is our member organization for marketers—a place where you can discover new marketing ideas, improve your results, get support, and become indispensable. Plus, you join a genuine community of thousands of marketers who share your struggles.
Here’s how the Society can help you:
✅ Accelerate your career as you begin delivering better results and are seen as a indispensable asset.
✅ Gain more confidence because you tap a network of always-available peers who become your sounding board.
✅ Discover new ideas that lead to more wins for your business or clients.
✅ Get ahead on marketing trends as you focus on actions that yield the biggest results.
Social Strategy Club
The The Social Strategy Club® is marketing trends subscription service for small business marketers who want to confidently make better marketing decisions in less time. Get the right insights at the right time to pivot faster and stay ahead of the competition, no matter what challenges lay ahead.
Here’s how the Social Strategy Club can help you:
✅ Understand what’s coming down the pipeline and pivot your strategy faster.
✅ Prioritize and plan marketing efforts for your company and your clients.
✅ Stay one step ahead of the competition with actionable insights you can use.
✅ Know the ‘why’ behind the trends and how it affects your strategy.
✅ Filter out the noise and focus on what really makes an impact.
✅ Save time and make big picture decisions quickly.
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Our Executive Team
This is a small sampling of the many people who work for company:
Founder & CEO: Michael Stelzner is the founder of Social Media Examiner, author of the books Launch and Writing White Papers, and the man behind Social Media Marketing World–the industry’s largest conference. He’s also host of the Social Media Marketing podcast and founder of the Social Media Marketing Society.
Director of Events: Phil Mershon is the director of events for Social Media Examiner. He brings over 25 years experience in leading customized events, mission-driven campaigns, and creative communication strategies. He now leads Social Media Marketing World.
Director of Strategy: Emily Crume is the director of strategy for Social Media Examiner. A consummate networker, she has a track record for architecting strategies that drive business growth. She spent three years at Digg.com helping world-class brands benefit from the social platform.
Director of Editorial: Lisa D. Jenkins is the director of editorial for Social Media Examiner. Her expertise in social media comes from years of serving destination organizations and businesses in the travel and tourism industry.
Director of Operations: Joel Black is the director of operations for Social Media Examiner. He has over 16 years of experience as an owner/operator of a digital marketing agency, serving businesses across many industries. He directs the operations team and supports all divisions at Social Media Examiner.
Special thanks: Back in 2009, Michael Stelzner, the site’s founder, had a vision to bring together the brightest minds in social media. Mari Smith, Chris Garrett, Denise Wakeman, Cindy King, Casey Hibbard, and Jason Falls answered the call as founding contributors.
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