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Why sponsor Social Media Marketing World?

Thinking about sponsoring Social Media Marketing World?

Here are four strong reasons:

#1: Increase awareness: Your brand is front and center for thousands of social media influencers, digital marketers and creators who are seeking to take their marketing to the next level.


“We really love this conference because it really is our people,” Candice Charleton, Hootsuite.

#2: Generate better leads: Imagine your ideal prospects, all in one location. No calling, no emailing, you simply smile at the line of people who want to talk to you.

“We had a huge crowd around our booth trying to lean in and see a demo from us,” Cyndi Knapic, Animoto.


#3: Develop influencer relationships: You’ll connect with high profile influencers who can accelerate your awareness in the industry.

“We’ve had cross collaboration with some industry experts,” Kurt Hankin, Cision.

#4: Meet your customers in person: Imagine meeting your best customers, face-to-face.

“We have a number of customers here and it’s always great to get in front of people who are users of the software,” Dean Cruse, Union Metrics.

WHAT will Social Media Marketing World do for you?

There’s a lot Social Media Marketing World can offer you:


Attendees come to Social Media Marketing World looking for solutions. With your sponsorship, your investment puts you top of mind with the world’s leading social marketers.

How do we do it?

#1: Networking Plaza designed for maximum visibility: At other events, your booth is buried in rows. At Social Media Marketing World, sponsors display on the perimeter of a large dedicated networking space. In this space there are ongoing networking events, lunch and more.


“We’ve had a huge line of people,” Matt Tesmond, Simply Measured.


“We were able to meet hundreds of people coming by our booth,” Vivian Chow, Pinterest.

#2: Added brand exposure: Want more exposure? Some of our sponsor packages include:

Conference guide ads and listings: Promote your company in the conference guide that every attendee carries at all times and many store as keepsakes.

Mobile App Listing: Place your special offer in the mobile app and engage with attendees.

Recognition from the keynote stage: Your brand is recognized prior to each keynote and we will mention optional giveaways to drive people to your booth.

Exposure at the opening night networking party: Imagine thousands of attendees talking to you as part of our Networking Bingo promotion aboard a naval aircraft carrier.

Attendee email promotion: Drive people to your booth with a mention in one of our daily broadcasts to all attendees.


If your goal is to directly reach social media marketers and content creators, you’ll find the most qualified audience at Social Media Marketing World.

How can we make this claim?

  • Attendees are Social Media Examiner fans: Social Media Examiner attracts the industry’s largest and most loyal fans via its very large blog (1.2 million people a month) and podcast (250,000 monthly downloads).
  • Quality speakers draw quality attendees: All speakers are carefully recruited based on their expertise and ability to teach. Often called the “Super Bowl” of events, we draw the largest quantity of high-class speakers.

“The speakers and attendees were some of the most distinguished people in social media sharing knowledge gleaned first-hand. The information in the sessions have paid off tenfold for me and my team.” Noah Stanley, CBS Interactive.


How do we help you get leads?

#1: Collect leads with the built in traffic flow inside our Networking Plaza: Networking is one of the unique value propositions of Social Media Marketing World. Our Networking Plaza is where the magic happens. This is what takes place there:

  • People gather to eat breakfast, lunch and snacks throughout the day.
  • Experts sign books at our bookstore.
  • Attendees record podcasts and videos, and take lots of photos.
  • People gather around themed tables for planned discussions, impromptu meetups and to close business deals.


With your booth sponsorship you are in the midst of all the action. This means more demos, more dialogs and more leads.


“It’s been an amazing experience, we’ve had a lot of great traffic to the booth,” Nik Pai, LiftMetrix.

#2: Effortlessly collect leads: With a simple mobile app on your phone, you can scan the badge of any attendee and acquire their contact information. This means you can focus more on showing off your product.


“Our guys have given a hundred demos live,” Joe Griffin, ClearVoice.


#3: Locate a key prospect via our Networking Ambassadors: The pros at our Networking Embassy can help facilitate connections with specific attendees, helping you make that important contact.


#4: Pre and post-event prospecting: Build relationships with Social Media Marketing World attendees months before the conference in our private LinkedIn group.



Getting discovered by the right influencer can be an accelerant that fuels your business growth. Among our world-class speakers and attendees, you’ll find influencers in every major industry and on every major social platform.

“Every top expert in every area of social media is here in one location. It’s unheard of.” Chalene Johnson

Want to meet influencers?

Need to connect with top bloggers? Check.

Looking for top vloggers? Check.

Hoping to find leading podcasters? Check.

“The people that are up to big things in the social media digital world, they’re all here!” Lewis Howes.

Developing stronger relationships with influencers will never be easier.

Here’s why:

#1: Speakers are highly accessible: We don’t have a speaker ready room that speakers can retreat to–by design. This means all speakers network in the same places as attendees.


“Loved that the speakers weren’t hiding between sessions, instead they were networking and engaging with everyone,” Brian Fanzo.

#2: Attendees label their interests on their badges: Attendees place “interest stickers” on their name badges. This helps you identify B2B brands, bloggers, podcasters, video producers, consultants, small businesses and much more.


#3: People gather at tables around interest topics: Dozens of tables are labeled with special discussion topics to help bring people together based on shared interests. Examples include social selling, management tools, video marketing, Facebook ads, analytics, virtual reality, social customer service and many more.


“I was so surprised at how much I got out of things that happened outside the sessions – the networking and amazing people I met were incredible.” Darnelle O’Brien.

WHERE does Social Media Marketing World take place?

Social Media Marketing World takes place in “America’s Finest City,” San Diego, California.


“First time in San Diego and at Social Media Marketing World, and we’re having a great time here,” Todd Grossman, Talkwalker.

A beautiful city AND an amazing venue. Social Media Marketing World is held at the waterfront San Diego Convention Center–home of Comic-Con International.

With 70 miles of pristine beaches, a dazzling array of world-class family attractions and its idyllic climate, San Diego is a truly remarkable experience for everyone. Local activities include surfing, whale watching, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, San Diego Safari Park, San Diego Zoo, and more! Extended vacation anyone?

Watch this video to learn more about what to do in San Diego.

San Diego enjoys beautiful weather year-round with an average daily temperature of 70.5° F (21.4° C).

“Enjoying the great weather in San Diego, and definitely will come back to Social Media Marketing World.” Mary Tarczynski, Ditto Labs.

WHO attends and sponsors Social Media Marketing World?

You’ll experience a unique event that brings you carefully recruited experts who live and breathe social media marketing every day. Only the best.

Imagine making connections with the world’s top social media pros including Guy Kawasaki, Mari Smith, Scott Monty, Jay Baer, Ann Handley, Michael Stelzner, Michael Hyatt, Amy Porterfield, Chris Brogan, Mark Schaefer, Kim Garst, Tim Schmoyer, Darren Rowse, Gini Dietrich, Shaun McBride, Joel Comm, Viveka von Rosen, Zach King, Marcus Sheridan, Amy Schmittauer, Pat Flynn, Joe Pulizzi, Cliff Ravenscraft, Chris Penn and many, many more.


Looking for big brands? Many of the world’s most recognized brands attend, including Amazon, BMW, Discover, Experian, HP, IBM, IKEA, Intel, Kellogg’s, Macy’s, P&G, Sprint, Sherwin-Williams, UPS, Verizon, Walmart and many more. Plus, you’ll network with people from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and other platforms.

Wondering who sponsors?

If your solution falls into any of these categories, Social Media Marketing World IS for you:

  • Social analytics
  • Social media management
  • Social media monitoring
  • Influencer marketing/management tools
  • Social advertising apps
  • Specialty social media apps/tools
  • Photo/video/audio equipment manufacturers
  • Visual apps
  • Video or live video apps
  • Customer support software
  • Community management
  • Marketing automation/email management
  • Social sharing plug-ins
  • WordPress plugins

Social Media Marketing World attendees are also interested in:

  • Business productivity solutions
  • Communication/workflow solutions
  • WordPress and hosting companies/domain registries
  • Financial services/digital payment solutions
  • Design services
  • Agencies
  • Directory listings
  • Local business apps

Some of our sponsors have included Simply Measured, Hootsuite, Adobe, Cision, Animoto, Brandwatch, Talkwalker, Animatron, Dynamic Signal, Cox Business, Canva, IZEA, ClearVoice, Pinterest, LinkedIn, LiftMetrix, Synthesio, Union Metrics, AgoraPulse, TapInfluence, Nexgate, InsightPool, Crimson Hexagon, Digimind, Offerpop, Trackmaven, Shareasale, Siteground and Newscred.

To add YOUR company to our exclusive sponsor list, contact Emily Crume, Director of Strategy at 949-444-8459 or emily@socialmediaexaminer.com.

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