How to Grow Your Business with Social Media

I wanted to tell you about the Social Media Success Summit 2011 – it’s the web’s biggest online social media marketing conference and there’s a lot of buzz around it at the moment as it all kicks off on 3rd May and runs until the 26th.

The conference is designed to empower business owners to master social media marketing and it’s not just the likes of me and you that will be there.  This conference is attended by: American Express, Staples, Microsoft, Harvard, Ben & Jerry’s and Disney to name but a few.

And why?  Because they all want to learn how to use the fastest growing marketing platforms on the planet and they want to learn from the people who are doing it right.

One of these people is Michael Stelzner and his story is amazing . . .

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.

Slightly more than a year later, his site has more than 57,000 email subscribers, over 31,000 Facebook fans, half a million page views a month, and has generated nearly $2 million in sales.

Everything he does focuses on delivering high-quality content coupled with intelligent social media marketing.

Isn’t that amazing?  I want that for my business and I want that for your business too.

Just think about this: Our customers are using social media every day and that’s where we can communicate with them, build relationships with them and get to know exactly what they need so that we can offer the products and services that are right for them.

Learning how to use social media as an effective business tool is also a great way to cut out the middleman and costly advertising and to directly connect with our audience.

This summit may be just what we need!

Michael has brought together twenty-three of the world’s leading social media superstars to be the summit instructors including:

Jeremiah Owyang (Altimeter Group)

Guy Kawasaki (author, Enchantment)

Brian Solis (author, Engage)

Frank Eliason (Citigroup)

Mari Smith (co-author, Facebook Marketing)

Erik Qualman (author, Socialnomics)

Dan Zarrella (author, The Social Media Marketing Book)

Andy Sernovitz (author, Word of Mouth Marketing)

David Meerman Scott (author, Real-Time Marketing & PR)

Jay Baer (co-author, The Now Revolution)

Hollis Thomases (author, Twitter Marketing)

Steve Garfield (author, Get Seen)

Ann Handley (MarketingProfs)

As well as himself and experts from Boeing, Intel, Verizon, Cisco and LinkedIn.

And it's all online!  No need to travel.  You can just join in from your computer - YAY!!

If you think it’s for you - Go here now to learn more: Social Media Success Summit 2011