Mari Smith has been described as ‘A veritable engine of personal branding, a relationship marketing whiz and the Pied Piper of the Online World’ by Fast Company. She has also been selected as one of the Top Ten Influencers in Social Media by Dun & Bradstreet Credibility and Forbes. As one of the world’s leading experts on using Facebook as a marketing channel, Marie can boast of being a Trainer par excellence as also a Thought Leader and Social Media Keynote Speaker. She is the world’s leading social media strategist and is even referred as the “Queen of Facebook’ at times by many leading analysts and internet marketing gurus. Her personal website is MariSmith.com.
With ten years backing her experience in relationships and internet technology Mari Smith helps professionals and entrepreneurs to give a boost to their business profits using the integrated social marketing strategy as available on Facebook and Twitter. She is a consultant and trainer and highly skilled in the social media arena. Many of Mari’s clients have experienced large increases in their list of clients and formed lucrative strategic alliances. Her travels to conduct social media keynote addresses as also in depth training take Marie all over the US as well as abroad. Prominent people with whom Mari has shared the stage would include names like Dr. Stephen R. Covey, President F.W. de Klerk, Sir Richard Branso, Paula Abdul and Tony Robbins.
Even Facebook itself selected Mari to hire and partner with as the company’s leading Small Business and Facebook Marketing expert, where she facilitates and teaches at the 2015 Boost Your Business series of live training events across the United States.
Of Scottish-Canadian descent, Mari stands 6 ft tall. She has a great sense of humor and her style of simplifying difficult issues is unique. Her gracious, kind and professional approach literally captures her audience who leave not only more knowledgeable about social media, but also with a feeling of well being. It is Mari’s intention to make a positive dent in people’s lives and freely shares her online marketing, business building and social media marketing skills. Though Mari Smith’s knowledge and expertise are in all areas of social media marketing, she is known more for her Facebook passion. Her talks often range on how to integrate social media marketing with traditional marketing; social media management systems; relationship marketing; best practices and personal branding. When giving her speeches, Mari does not rush in and out of the lecture hall as many other speakers are apt to do. Instead she takes time to spend with the attendees and answer any queries they may have.
Some of the topics which Mari Smith builds her talks on are: (a) Five Keys to developing a raving fan base; (b) How to create a stampede of local customers via your Facebook page; (c) 7 step formula for profitable Facebook marketing; (d) How to build a large, loyal, profitable network using the Social Web; (e) How to design a powerful Social Media strategy using the right tools for your business. Marie has written a book entitled ‘The New Relationship Marketing’ and co-authored ‘Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day’. She has also been a contributing author to several other books. With her extensive expertise in speaking, Mari is not deterred even if the audience figure crosses 5000. She has given talks to independent professionals, speakers, authors, coaches and trainers. Leading in-house customized immersion days for different companies is one of Mari’s favorite activities.
Mari’s books include: 1) “The New Relationship Marketing: How to Build a Large, Loyal, Profitable Network Using the Social Web”, 2) F”acebook Marketing: An Hour A Day”, and 3) “The Relationship Age”.