Proof social media marketing works

In October 2009, Michael Stelzner started Social Media Examiner, a blog for marketers and small business owners. Almost overnight, his site became one of the top business blogs in the world.

He didn’t advertise, didn’t rely on the press and almost none of his traffic came from search engines.

SocialNow, after two years, he has 600,000 unique people visit his site monthly, more than 132,000 email subscribers and 80,000 Facebook fans. His site has become one of the top 1,000 in the United States.

His secret: create valuable content his audience loves and apply intelligent social media strategies.

Michael’s story is not unique. A significant 68% of business owners and marketers plan to increase their use of social media in 2012 (2012 Social Media Marketing Industry Report).

What’s the connection? Your customers (and prospects) are using social media every day. Social media is a new marketing frontier because it bypasses all the costly middlemen and allows you to engage directly with your customers and prospects! You’ll never need to advertise. AND this presents an enormous opportunity for you.

So what’s this about?

Michael (and his team) have been working for months to bring the best minds in social media together in a fully online event called Social Media Success Summit 2012.

A significant 3,000 marketers and business owners from around the world attended his last Social Media Success Summit. Businesses were transformed. In fact, 98% of attendees said they’d attend again and invite their friends.

Social2This summit’s focus is to empower you to implement successful social media marketing tactics, track and measure your social media ROI, and see how successful social media campaigns were executed.

Twenty-seven of the world’s leading social media superstars will be summit instructors, including:

Jeremiah Owyang (Altimeter Group)
Chris Brogan (author, Google+ for Business)
Mari Smith (co-author, Facebook Marketing)
Brian Solis (author, Engage)
Jay Baer (co-author, The Now Revolution)
Jason Falls (co-author, No Bullshit Social Media)
Frank Eliason (author, @YourService)
Michael Stelzner (founder, Social Media Examiner, author Launch),
and experts from LinkedIn, Dell, Ford, Citigroup and Citrix
Plus join,

Jesse Stay (author, Google+ for Dummies),
Mark Schaefer (author, The Tao of Twitter),
Dave Kerpen (author, Likeable Social Media),
C.C. Chapman (co-author, Content Rules),
Kipp Bodnar (co-author, The B2B Social Media Book)
and Amy Porterfield (co-author, Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies)–just to name a few.
Attendees at our last summit included well-known organizations such as General Mills, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, SAP, Tyco, 3M, LexisNexis, Disney, Mayo Clinic, Coca-Cola and Wells Fargo. But you don’t need to be a big business to benefit!

This is the world’s largest online social media event designed to empower marketers and business owners to master social media marketing. And the great news is it’s a live online conference you can attend from your home or office.

For a limited time, you can secure 50%-off tickets to this online event! Go here now to learn more.

Here’s to your success!