I am thrilled to tell you I have been given the opportunity to do a live interview with Mari Smith on Wednesday, November 9, 2011! Mari has been called “the Pied Piper of the Online World” by FastCompany.com and has been deeply immersed in Social Media since 2007. Mari recently released her latest book, The New Relationship Marketing: How to Build a Large, Loyal, Profitable Network Using the Social Web and is sharing her thoughts, ideas and information on what’s inside the book. She is even going to answer any questions we might have about Mari, the social web or anything we might want to know! So share your questions or comments on this page below and I will be sure to ask her!
I will be sure to share my interview with Mari Smith on my blog and social media networks following the interview!
In her new book, social marketing thought leader Mari Smith outlines a proven nine-step program for building a sizable, loyal network comprised of quality relationships that garner leads, publicity, sales, and more. The pressure is on to shift your approach to using social media marketing, to better understand the new soft skills required for success on the social web, and to improve your own leadership skills through emotional and social intelligence. Mari will share proven tactics to develop and hone a solid marketing skill set for the digital age.
Check out this video for a great overview of who Mari Smith is and what she does!
Mari Smith is passionate about people! She is a Relationship Marketing Specialist and one of the world’s foremost experts on using Facebook as a marketing channel. She is coauthor of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day and her next book The New Relationship Marketing out in September 2011, both published by Wiley.
Fast Company describes Mari as “a veritable engine of personal branding, a relationship marketing whiz and the Pied Piper of the Online World.” Dun & Bradstreet Credibility named Mari one of the top ten Most Influential Small Business People on Twitter.
Mari’s background includes over ten years in the fields of relationships, marketing and Internet technology, making social media her ideal arena. She travels the United States and internationally to share her wisdom and provide social media keynotes and in-depth training. She has shared the stage with the likes of Sir Richard Branson, the Dalai Lama, President F.W. de Klerk, Tony Robbins, Dr. Stephen R. Covey, and Paula Abdul. Through her consulting and training business, Mari helps business owners to accelerate their business profits by integrating proven social media marketing strategies. After applying Mari’s methods, her clients typically experience a significant increase in traffic, subscribers, clients, affiliates, lucrative strategic alliances and targeted media attention.
Mari also mentors up and coming social media professionals in a variety of specializations. Sixty-five graduates have gone through Mari’s intense social media professionals training since 2009 and thirty-five students are currently under Mari’s mentorship.
With her popular blog at MariSmith.com, and her large, loyal following on both Facebook and Twitter, Mari is considered one of the top resources and thought leaders in the world of marketing. She regularly appears in media locally and nationally in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Inc., and Success Magazine.
A self described “bubbly Scottish-Canadian,” Mari was born and raised in Canada to Scottish parents, then lived in Edinburgh for 20 years and has been living in San Diego, California since 1999. Mari has a penchant for turquoise and bling and is frequently known for “owning” the color turquoise; she only ever wears shades of blue in public.