Victoria is on the map for many reasons, not the least of which is our vibrant technology and communication industry and the annual Social Media Camp. Now in its 4th year, the conference brings together experts and thought leaders from around the world presenting their ideas and solutions to participants at all levels of expertise. Over the next few months we will be profiling some of the keynote speakers presenting at this year’s Social Media Camp (May 6th to 8th) on #YYJchat – and we are delighted to welcome Mari Smith (@MariSmith) for Tuesday February 19th.
Mari Smith is renowned as one of the most influential and knowledgeable new media thought leaders in the world. A passionate believer in the power and potential of social connections and commerce, Mari is viewed as a top online marketing expert with her innovative strategies that accelerate business profits through the use of social media. It’s no wonder that Fast Company dubbed her “the pied piper of the online world”.
Harnessing the skills, knowledge and experience accumulated from more than a decade immersed in relationship marketing and Internet technology, Mari Smith International’s social media consultancy and training business works with organizations and entrepreneurs in all corners of the globe.
Mari’s expertise has also attracted the attention of international media, that regularly cite and interview her; she has been featured in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Inc., Chicago Tribune, Success Magazine and The Vancouver Sun to name but a few.
Mari is also a multi-published author of The New Relationship Marketing: How To Build A Large, Loyal, Profitable Network Using the Social Web and co-author of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day, as well as contributing to numerous other titles.
Get your questions ready on communication, online marketing and how social media is changing communities like Greater Victoria!
#YYJchat is Tuesday February 19th from 7:30 to 8:30 pm PST. Just follow the hashtag on Twitter and post your thoughts and questions to our guest. Follow @YYJchat for updates. Moderators and organizers are Susan Jones (@SusanJones), Kyle Schembri (@KyleSchem) and Mat Wright (@MatVic)
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In the run up to Social Media Camp in Victoria BC – one of the largest and most dynamic conferences of its kind anywhere – #YYJchat will be featuring some of the lead, keynote speakers. This week Mari Smith, noted for her future thinking on marketing and communications.