5 Crazy Smart Reasons to Attend Social Media Success Summit

Of all the dozens of awesome seminars, summits and conferences that we can choose from every year, there’s only one that I have not missed in the past 8 years – the Social Media Success Summit.

In this post I’ll share 5 get-your-ticket-now reasons why you need to attend the Biggest Online Social Media Summit in the World.  

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I don’t say it lightly when I say that the Social Media Success Summit (by Social Media Examiner) changed my business.

Actually let’s rephrase. It completely guides my business. It has always been one of the primary ways that I check in on what’s working (and what to focus on) when it comes to marketing with social media.

In fact, all of Social Media Examiner’s content is game-changing.

That’s why me and thousands of other marketers turn up every year to soak up the awesome content at the Summit – to learn what is working NOW when it comes to Social Media Marketing.

Quote by Mark Schaefer - Speaker at Social Media Success Summit - 5 Crazy Smart Reasons to Attend Social Media Success Summit 2015

 

So, here’s my 5 reasons why you should grab your ticket and join me in your pyjamas (more of that later!)… and that’s pajamas if you are in the States. 

.. and a few quotes from previous speakers to whet your appetite for a great conference!

 

5 Crazy Smart Reasons for Attending Social Media Success Summit

#1  It’s the Biggest

Did I mention that Social Media Success Summit is the World’s Biggest Online conference for social media?  Biggest? In the World? Huge.

Picture this:  4000+ people online over the month of October, sharing in 39 great speaker presentations around what is working in social media right now.  The learnings and the opportunity for building relationships online with other attendees is off the charts.

Do you want to be part of that?  Heck yes!

Oh and the pyjama part? Down here in Australia, it’s early morning (but not too early) – so if you want to, you can attend in your pyjamas.  

Because… online.

Quote by Melonie Dodaro - Speaker at Social Media Success Summit - 5 Crazy Smart Reasons to Attend Social Media Success Summit 2015
Melonie Dodaro is one of the amazing speakers lined up for this year’s summit.

#2  It’s ON the record.

Yes, not only do you get to attend live and enjoy the fabulous content and meet awesome people online… but you can catch up on any sessions you missed (or re-watch them) later.  All of the Social Media Success Summit is “on the record”.  You can log in any time and watch/listen to the sessions and you get the videos/slides and transcripts too!

Again, Pyjamas optional.  

Quote by Peg Fitzpatrick - Speaker at Social Media Success Summit - 5 Crazy Smart Reasons to Attend Social Media Success Summit 2015
Peg Fitzpatrick always brings timeless advice for social media marketing!

#3  It’s Handpicked and Top Shelf

The Social Media Success Summit features the best of the best speakers from around the world who are experts in their particular area of social media marketing.

In fact, each speaker is engaged to bring an original presentation, with exclusive content not shared before.  So really, it’s the best of the best of the best if you think about it that way.

How else would Mari Smith be a speaker at every Success Summit?

Quote by Mari Smith - Speaker at Social Media Success Summit - 5 Crazy Smart Reasons to Attend Social Media Success Summit 2015
Mari Smith has been a speaker at every Social Media Success Summit. Don’t miss her!

or Amy Porterfield, for that matter…

Quote by Amy Porterfield - Speaker at Social Media Success Summit - 5 Crazy Smart Reasons to Attend Social Media Success Summit 2015
Amy Porterfield always brings it! Not just Facebook Marketing but awesome Online Marketing Tips too!

And guess what?

The sessions at Social Media Success Summit are pitch free. Yes. It’s a month of awesome content jam-packed with tips, strategies and things to do NOW to get better results in your marketing (without wading through all the pitching of products).  It’s pitch-free heaven.

Pure content.

Personally, I will never stop learning – which is why I love this annual dose of social media brilliance every year.

Oh and if you ever wondered why Social Media Examiner have the top-shelf of speakers on their stage, listen to this podcast interview with founder Mike Stelzner and Phil Mershon, Director of Events at Social Media Examiner. It’s good stuff!  

 

#4 It’s in an Awesome Location

Why “awesome”? Because the location is wherever YOU are.

Even in your Pyjamas.

Do you know what this means? You get to save $$$s on travel, accommodation, meals by attending Social Media Success Summit virtually… just invest in one simple ticket that brings you all the great content without needing to leave your front door (though listening at the beach is optional and I can vouch for it being a very fun option).

Quote by Jon Loomer - Speaker at Social Media Success Summit - 5 Crazy Smart Reasons to Attend Social Media Success Summit 2015
Jon Loomer always packs a house in live conferences… but with the Summit you are SURE to get a seat!

#5 It’s Networking Gold

Sure, you can’t beat a live conference for networking… but this comes a very close second.

4000 marketers focused in on the #smss16 hashtag on Twitter – sharing their insights, best tweets, questions and learnings is one of my favourite ways to extend my knowledge every year. The #smss16 hashtag always trends and is packed full of tweetable wisdom.

And don’t forget the Facebook event page and the LinkedIn Group.  Both are integral to the “experience” of this conference, and I highly recommend you join them both when you get your ticket.

And the Summit might just encourage you enough to step out your comfort zone and try something new in your business.

…Something new that might be a game changer in terms of shares, engagement,  traffic and sales.

I know it has been all that and more for me.

Quote by Neal Schaffer - Speaker at Social Media Success Summit - 5 Crazy Smart Reasons to Attend Social Media Success Summit 2015
No Fast Pass required at the Summit though – it’s access all areas!

The Important Stuff

Here’s a few important things to know:

  1. The summit starts in two weeks on Tuesday October 4 and runs for 4 weeks with sessions on 3 days every week. It’s recorded though, so it doesn’t matter if you miss a session.
  2. Tickets are discounted right now but increase in price as the event approaches – so grab your ticket NOW (remember, no flight, no accommodation, no high priced restaurant meals – so it’s just the price of the ticket!).
  3. I’ll be joining you!  I am hugely honored to be speaking again this year, and I hope you will join me in my session.  I’ll be talking about 7 Visual Marketing Tools That Help Your Social Updates Stand Out
  4. Grab your ticket here if you want to join me at the summit, and leave a comment below to let me know!  I can’t wait to see you online – be sure to say hi on the hashtag #smss16 (I’m @SociallySorted).
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Join me at this year’s Summit #SMSS16

Like Pictures Better?

We put all the quotes from this post (and plenty more) into a fun slide deck on SlideShare – check it out:

 

Over to You.

Are you joining us at the Summit?  Leave a comment below if you are attending this year or if you have attended previous summits (or perhaps followed along on the Twitter Feed).   What’s YOUR crazy smart reason for attending?  

I am a proud partner of Social Media Examiner so I will receive a commission should you purchase through a link on this page. Please know that I only choose to share and recommend tools, programs , events and services that I use and benefit from (and love) in my business” – because I know you will benefit from them too.

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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.
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