I think you know how I feel about using a blog as a marketing tool for your business. :-) So you can probably imagine my excitement when I was invited to be on the faculty of the largest online blogging conference. No hesitation on my answer, I can assure you.
My friend and colleague, publisher of the wildly popular Social Media Examiner, and the brilliant impresario of online summits, Mike Stelzner has teamed up with the producers of BlogWorld to host the largest online blogging conference: Blogging Success Summit 2011. Registration opens today and is currently being offered at a 50% discount so you'll want to action now because I have no idea how long the discount is available.
I don't want to forget any important info so here's the official announcement...
Have you heard the buzz about Blogging Success Summit 2011—the web’s largest online blogging conference?
Before I tell you how this virtual summit will help your business gain more exposure, more qualified leads, better customer engagement and more sales, let me share a story with you.
PROOF BLOGGING WORKS...
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, he has nearly 50,000 email subscribers, a half-million page views a month, and has generated nearly $2 million in sales from the site.
Everything he does focuses around delivering high-quality content along with intelligent marketing.
Michael’s story is not unique. A significant 43% of U.S. companies will be marketing via their own blog by 2012, according to eMarketer.
Now the connection… Blogging represents a new marketing frontier because it bypasses all the costly middlemen and allows you to own your own platform, quickly engaging with your customers and prospects! AND this presents an enormous opportunity for you. [If you've following me for more than a few minutes, you know I evangelize about this all the time!]
SO WHAT’S THIS ABOUT?
Michael (and his team) have been working for months to bring the best minds in blogging together in a fully online event called Blogging Success Summit 2011.
More than 4,400 marketers and business owners from around the world attended his last two summits. Businesses were transformed. In fact, 95% of attendees said they’d attend again.
This summit’s focus is to empower you to implement successful blogging strategies, grow a loyal following, generate quality leads and sell with your blog.
Twenty-three of the world’s leading social media superstars will be summit instructors.
Presenters include Technorati CEO Richard Jalichandra, Scott Monty (head of social media, Ford), Darren Rowse (co-author, ProBlogger), Brian Clark (Copyblogger), Michael Stelzner (Social Media Examiner), Debbie Weil (author, The Corporate Blogging Book), Douglas Karr (co-author, Corporate Blogging for Dummies) and experts from McDonald’s, Cisco, Southwest Airlines, Sony and Procter & Gamble.
Plus join Joe Pulizzi (co-author, Get Content Get Customers), Mari Smith (co-author, Facebook Marketing), Jay Baer (co-author, The Now Revolution), Chris Garrett (co-author, ProBlogger), Dave Garland (author, Smarter, Faster, Cheaper), Mike Volpe (VP of marketing, HubSpot), Rick Calvert (CEO, BlogWorld) and me!—just to mention a few.
Attendees at our two last summits included well-known organizations such as General Electric, American Express, Staples, General Mills, Intel, Harvard, San Francisco Giants, Kraft Foods, Hyatt Hotels, Stanford, IDG and Disney. But you don’t need to be a big business to benefit!
This is the world’s largest online blogging event designed to empower marketers and business owners to master blogging. And the great news is it’s a live online conference you can attend from your home or office.
Go here now to learn more.
I invite you to join me at the Summit and blog on!
P.S. You can get 50% off if you act now. Twenty-three successful blogging pros will show you how to use blogging to market and grow your business.
Remember, the experts teach the sessions live (and it’s all online). So you don’t need to leave your home or office! Go here to see how this works.
P.P.S. As a way of saying “thanks” for checking out the summit, there’s a gift just for marketers called “Building Community with Facebook and Blogs” (valued at $59) waiting for you. Go get it here.