Social Media Marketing World 2018 – Why You Need a Ticket

Social Media Marketing World 2018 is a must-attend event for marketers – but why should you get your ticket to attend?  

Here are 6 Reasons you should attend Social Media Marketing World 2018, including all you need to know about getting your ticket! 

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Social Media Marketing World 2018 will be the 6th Year of the event. I’ve been to all 6 years of this conference and this will be my 5th time speaking (gotta say, I’m kind of excited about that milestone).

So I am uniquely qualified to say whether I think this is a great conference.

168 hours +++ of flying time, 140,000 miles, a few dozen margaritas and a whole lot of fish tacos (you can’t go to San Diego without fish tacos) say that I’m qualified.

So I am going to say this:   If you have been saying “next year” for the past 5 years then this is the year you should attend Social Media Marketing World.

It’s time to jump off that fence!

But seriously, I couldn’t be more impressed with the quality of the event, the speakers, event staff and attendees at this conference.

I know that #SMMW18 will be no different to every other stellar year at Social Media Marketing World.

It’s the biggest gathering of social media professionals in the world (with over 120+ sessions from the World’s Leading Social Media Experts) but it’s also the best.  Don’t believe me? Check this out:

After watching that video, I may not need to convince you of why you should attend (because I know you want to).

But first,  I wanted to share two ways you CAN attend Social Media Marketing World 2018 – tickets for Social Media Marketing World 2018 are at their lowest but will rise in price between now and the event in late February, 2018.

2 Ways to Grab Your Ticket to Social Media Marketing World 2018

1  Just get on a plane and DO IT with an All Access Pass!

I come all the way from Australia ever year so I know you can do it.  It’s worth it for the 120+ sessions and access to the world’s smartest marketers and brands.  Grab your ticket here.

And the networking opportunities are second to none.  Many attendees say it is worth coming to Social Media Marketing World just for the networking alone – they have had such amazing opportunities arise from the event as a result of the networking.

I’ll get into why the event is so great a moment, but if you can’t wait then jump in and get your ticket here.

And make sure you come and see me …. live, in person!

Donna Moritz - Speaker at Social Media Marketing World 2018
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2   Grab a Creator Pass

This year the team at Social Media Examiner are doing something different with the ticket options.

I’ll let you check it out here, but basically it means that you can go Full Monty and get the All Access pass that includes all the parties, food, networking, all sessions and keynotes – the whole kit and kaboodle.

Or, if you have limited time, can’t attend parties, and you are sorted for lunch, you can get a creator pass. This gives you access to all the sessions focusing on Live Video, YouTube, Podcasting and Blogging and you can skip the rest – you’ll save money too.

So you have options!

Hint:  Personally I think it’s worth going all out and getting the All Access Pass. The event is worth it, the parties are awesome (see below) and you won’t regret it.  But at least you have the choice, which is new this year at Social Media Marketing World 2018.  Check out the ticket options here.

IMPORTANT:   I am a proud partner of Social Media Examiner events so if you purchase using my link then I’ll receive a commission… if you do buy through my link, chase me down for a drink in San Diego!  


Why You Need a Ticket to Social Media Marketing World 2018

1  Get Up to Speed with Social Media Marketing Trends and Best Practices

The quality of presentations and speakers at Social Media Marketing World 2018 will be superb. I know that because it has been superb at every event for the past 5 years so this year will be no different!

There are sessions on blogging, all the social media platforms, content strategy,  live streaming, podcasting, video… the list goes on.

The speakers are world class and there are over 120+ of them from all over the world (and a few Aussies!)

As well as the main keynotes, you can attend regular 45 minute sessions or longer workshops (which is a popular option).

If you are someone who likes to go deeper on a topic, then definitely check out the workshops. These are no extra cost to you which is awesome.

Listen to what some of the speakers say about the event and why you should come to Social Media Marketing World 2018.


2  Network Network Network

Social Media Marketing World 2018 will be networking heaven like it is every year. You’ll make new friends, meet your online friends in real life and take advantage of awesome opportunities.

Like the past 5 years, you’ll get to network in a variety of ways – at the parties, during the sessions or workshops and in the (generous) breaks arouund the networking plaza. Or if you are more introverted, there’s an awesome chill out space to stay away from the crowds.

Networking at SMMW17 - Image by Social Media Examiner
Network like a boss at SMMW18


3  Play with the Top Social Media Marketing Experts

At Social Media Marketing World 2018 you will get to meet and chat with your favourite speakers.

That’s the thing about Social Media Marketing World – the speakers stay and play and don’t speak and run. They love meeting everyone and being part of this amazing event.

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I’m in here somewhere – The Speakers at Social Media Marketing World

So if you see me, come and say Hi.  I guarantee you will love how engaging and approachable the speakers are.

I’ve said it before – speakers often miss lunch because they are talking to people so please…. if you are chatting with one, offer to walk them to the lunch table hehe.

Chris Brogan and friends at Social Media Marketing World - Social Media Marketing World 2017 why you should attend
Chris Brogan and friends – Image by Social Media Examiner


4  You Get a Virtual Ticket.

When you attend Social Media Marketing World, you also get a virtual pass to all the sessions you have access to on your pass.

It’s impossible to see all the sessions at the event and the choice of speakers can be overhwelming.

So, this Virtual Pass is a Godsend.

It means you can watch all the sessions when you get home, and even the ones you loved seeing live… for a second time!


5  It’s One Heck of a Classy Party!

Social Media Marketing World 2018 is going to be a whole heap of fun. It’s fun every year!

Why else would dozens of Aussies make the trip over the ocean to join in (I’m serious, there are loads of us, so be prepared).

Which also brings me to this – if we can fly for 14 hours, you can fly from the East Coast of the US or from Europe, OK?

Glad we’ve got that settled.. here’s where you get your ticket. [wink]

But seriously, the parties and events are worth the price of the ticket alone.  I personally love the party on the Midway Aircraft Carrier every year. It’s all kinds of cool.

USS Midway Part at Social Media Marketing World - Social Media Marketing World 2017 - Why You Should Attend
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I may or may not have crashed and burned in a simulator with Zach from Canva.   I sure did spend a lot of time upside down, I know that!

Fly High at the USS Midway Party
Fly High at the USS Midway Party


6  San Diego.. that is all.

Let’s talk about San Diego. It’s one of my favourite cities in the world. And I have been to almost 35 countries, so I have been to a few awesome cities in my time. This city is special.

Make sure you allow a few days to soak it all in. There is so much to see, do (eat and drink!) in San Diego you don’t want to waste the opportunity to immerse yourself in this awesome city while you are here at Social Media Marketing World 2018.

Check out the So Cal beaches, drink some craft beer, and wander down the Gaslamp Quarter (or along the harbour)… maybe take a trip over to Coronado Island.

Go on then….I know you want to!

If you have kids then bring them… it’s kid mecca here with Legoland, the San Diego Zoo… so much to see.

…or leave the kids at home and come and play with me and almost 5000 other marketers! I even know some delegates who bring partners and Grandparents and kids and everyone has a holiday!

PS if you are still unsure about San Diego, then watch this video:



And…. here’s your ticket [wink]

Are you coming to this World Class Conference in 2018?

Social Media Marketing World 2018 will be awesome and like no other digital conference you have seen.

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Opening Keynote with Michael Stelzner – Image by Social Media Examiner

It only gets bigger and better and the team is amazing – they pour their hearts and souls into making this a great conference. The CEO of Social Media Examiner, Mike Stelzner,  is committed to making this conference exceptional.

I know these people – their team truly do care about the attendees and you will be made feel super welcome.

Nothing is too much trouble for the team at Social Media Marketing World.

… and as a speaker, I can say that it’s one of my favourite events to speak at because of they way they make us feel so welcome. The tech and AV is exceptional… that’s what YOU want right? -Happy, excited, relaxed speakers, jumping on stage ready to give you massive value.

So… are you coming?

Ready to get your ticket to Social Media Marketing World 2018?  The tickets are at a super low price now for the next few weeks so grab one now before they rise.

Come and join me!

Donna Moritz - Speaker at Social Media Marketing World 2018
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Your Turn

Are you joining me at Social Media Marketing World 2018?

NOTE:  I am a proud affiliate for all Social Media Examiner events including Social Media Marketing World 2018. If you purchase a ticket I will get a commission but I only recommend events that I speak at or attend and love, so you are in good hands.

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Donna Moritz

Visual Social Media Strategist at Socially Sorted
Donna is the founder of Socially Sorted, winner of Best Business Blog in Australia 2014 and a Top 10 Social Media Blog for Social Media Examiner, 2015-2017. She helps brands leverage the power of visual storytelling and content strategy in their business. Her content has been featured in publications such as Forbes and Entrepreneur Online and she is a contributor to Social Media Examiner. Donna speaks about digital and visual content for the marketing and tourism industries internationally.