SMMW17 Blasts Social Media and Wins Hearts


This year with 3000 marketers from all over the world, SMMW17 blasts Social Media and wins hearts


Have you ever been part of something that was special?

A memory that leaves you feeling all warm and fuzzy?

That’s Social Media Marketing World for me.

I attended in 2013 and had the BEST ever time.

I had never before visited the United States or journeyed solo.

#SMMW13 allowed me to enjoy the teenagehood I never had.

Ride a electrical bull.

Teach Americans what a progressive dinner is.

Rock n roll with strangers

Listen to the “real” jazz and blues.

Develop a love of social media that attracts new clients to me.

Jeff Bullas and Mark Schaefer taught me how a international success should behave.

Full of authenticity, genuine interest and warmth.

My only regret, I was too nervous to take Jeff Bullas’s gracious offer to have coffee with me!


Social Media Marketing World 2017

I excitedly watch on the sidelines of social media and through hashtag tracking.

It’s just like being on a online treasure hunt!!


Social Media Rockstars

No conference is without their elite, rockstar status personalities

Fortunately, in the social media world they are approachable, friendly, lovable and real!.

Here are four of my favorite online people who happened to very conveniently appear on instagram.

Mike Alton

The Social Media Hat

All round friendly guy who is happy to help you from google+ to hootsuite and beyond.

You can catch his informative blogs at

Peg Fitzpatrick

Social Media Strategy at Kreussler Inc

I have never met Peg in person, but I have connected online with her.

Peg’s genuine warmth endears many a follower and her Pinterest expertise is second to none.

Catch her tips and Pinterest tricks on her blog at

She is one of the reasons my Bookkeeping Pinterest @myofficebooks has 11,500 followers.

Rebekah Radice

Rebekah Radice, LLC / Chief Marketing Officer @ Post Planner

Warm, funny and ultimately just a really nice person,  Rebekah solves my social media pain very quickly.

Get your social media pain solved also by following her on

Jeff Sieh

Podcast Manly Pinterest Tips

and Social Media Examiners Pinterest Manager

You just have to click over to  and you cannot help but like Jeff.

His Pinterest tips are also inspirational and motivational. Go on, check him out!


Moments from day one at #smmw17 #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing

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Here are another four, including our own Aussie representative Donna Moritz from Socially Sorted  

with Andrea Vahl, Stephanie Sammons and John Lee Dumas

What a group! @johnleedumas @texaswineproject @sociallysorted #SMMW17

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Favorite Quotes from Day 1 of #SMMW17


“The most potent story you will ever tell is the story you tell yourself.

So make it a good one”

Always be mindful of the stories you tell yourself. #StoryOn #SMMW17 #QOTD #Truth

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“if the plan doesn’t work, Change the plan, but never the goal



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“Good things come to those who stop whining and get stuff done”


words to live by ??? #repost @jessicavwalsh – * * * * #every12post #smmw17

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And Lastly

Learn rules carefully, so you can break them properly @rebekahradice


Learn Rules Carefully So U Can Break Them Properly @rebekahradice #SMMW17

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The Social Media Marketing World conference starts tonight for those of us in Australia.

I know I will not be doing much sleeping, as I will not want to miss the gems flowing on social media tonight.

I hope to all those speaking, the energy you have fills the room and inspires people from all over the world.

I know that the conference touched my heart back in 2013, and if I could convince my husband of it’s value I’d be there every year!

But alas, that is not to be. So I will cheer you from my iphone and computer screen as I share your gems in my blog.

Thank you Michael Stelzner for your courage, inspiration and creating reality from a idea!