Ready to Grow Your Business Through Social Media?

Join Us at Social Media Marketing Made Easy & Learn How the Pros Do It!

Social Media can be a powerful tool to attract new customers and keep them coming back again and again, but how do you know where to start? Trial and error can be expensive and it can take months to work through some social media training programs. 

You don't have time for either option because you've got a business to run! 

Early Bird Special For SMMME 2019!!!

Puzzled With Social Media?

What if you could learn how to use your favorite social media platforms from top experts without spending a ton of time or money?

GOOD NEWS!!! Now you can! 

Social Media Marketing Made Easy is a 2 day workshop that's affordable, efficient, and designed for business owners just like you. This isn't a fluffy event to get you fired up but sends you home more confused than ever. Our speakers are putting together an empowering event that will walk you through the social media basics that all business owners should know. 

We will teach you how to create an easy to implement strategy that fosters brand awareness, increases website traffic, and drives sales through social media! 

Facebook

Get your content in front of the right people with affordable Facebook ads!


Instagram

Build your community and drive traffic on Instagram!


YouTube

Stand out as an expert and build your brand with YouTube

Etsy

Learn how to stand out and create sales!


Google

Help new customers find you via Google search and maps!


And MUCH More!

Check Out Our All Star Guests!

Fri, Apr 12, 2019 – Sun, Apr 14, 2019 – Virginia Beach, VA

Early Bird Special For SMMME 2019!!!

Keynote

Carrie Wilkerson

A small town girl who was able to think beyond city limits, Carrie Wilkerson is a best-selling author, international speaker and a sought-after television & radio personality.
     Featured on CNN and Fox Business News, in Success & Entrepreneur magazines and named by Forbes as a top small business influencer, Carrie has consulted with Google and other business thought leaders on growth strategies, productivity and current trends. However, Carrie mostly enjoys helping ordinary people lead extraordinary lives.
     She has worked from home for over 20 years while raising 4 kids, now ages 10 through 21!
     Carrie loves showing people how to transform their lives, bodies, relationships and bank accounts. Whether you hang around for her tough-love, her hysterical no-filters humor or her big-as-Texas heart, she’ll inspire you and help you make a plan to be more productive and more profitable, without sacrificing your priorities. Carrie has paid off over six figures in debt, lost half over her body weight and founded several successful businesses but she is most proud of being a momma!
     It’s not always easy, but always worth it —  Carrie believes you can create a life you love with the people that matter most!

Presenting: 
Facebook Messenger Bots

Sarah Hanford

Whether you are just starting out with no list, a small list or have a list of thousands the trends of reaching your subscribers are changing.
Tired of composing the perfect email only to have 10-15% of your list open it? Getting frustrated with your list and not getting the responses you need from your list? Not sure what you can do?
Hello, Messenger Bots!
Messenger bots are the future of reaching your followers. Sarah Hanford is the Queen of messenger bots and is going to show you how to not only how to set up the messenger bot platform but also how to take your subscribers on an engaged journey that will provide you with 80-90% open rates and followers utilizing your information and promos.
Want to learn a little bit more about messenger bots before the conference? You can find Sarah’s bot here at this link - https://m.me/BeeSocialSolutions and you can also find her bots in action on her website at www.beesocialsolutions.com .


Presenting: 
Instagram

Brittany Hanson

Brittany Tilley Hanson of Tilley's Social Threads.

After spending 2 years in radio advertising in North Carolina, Brittany learned about every type of advertising there was but could never escape the effectiveness and affordability of social media! Upon returning to her home state, Virginia, in late 2015 she began Tilley’s Social Threads to help local businesses with their social media. Years later she is still doing the same thing but on an ever growing scale! She believes in staying on top of the latest and ever changing social media trends for TST Clients and serving them with excellence.

Oh and “Tilley” is Brittany’s maiden name but since there are SO many Brittany’s she grew up being called “Tilley” and the nickname stuck!

Website: https://www.tilleyssocialthreads.com/


Presenting: 
YouTube

Julie Lockman Siomacco

Julie started creating wreaths to make her home warm and inviting while being a stay-at-home mom of three. In 2009 she turned her hobby and passion for wreath making into a full-time business after having her neighbors wanting to buy her wreath creations off her door.
She's now the queen of wreath making and do-it-yourself holiday decorating. A master of producing quality works of art on the fly with the heart of a teacher. Julie has turned her passion of floral design and holiday decorating into Southern Charm Wreaths, a thriving faith-based business that inspires hundreds of thousands of crafty people every day. She’s trained in several product lines and stays up-to-date on trends, products and techniques in her industry to give her audience the best advice possible.
With her expertise and amazing eye for color and texture, Julie is rejuvenating the holiday decorating and wreath making industry, showing her audience how to be more confident in their creations and teaching creative business owners how to grow a six-figure business using the talents God gave them.
Julie’s encouraging and welcoming personality, along with her fool proof tips, has gained her a loyal online following. She offers coaching programs, classes, decorative door wreaths and inspiration to help her audience create a festive holiday environment for their homes.
She's a Southern girl, born and raised in the South and has been a resident in the Columbia, SC area since 1999. She's blessed to be the wife and mother of three.

For more information visit her at www.southerncharmwreaths.com

Presenting: 
Google and SEO

Melanie Diehl

Professional presenter and digital marketing extraordinaire, Melanie Diehl means business. She is on a mission to teach the “not-quite-sure-about digital marketing” entrepreneurs and business owners the tricks of the online trade.
Thousands of students have attended Melanie’s workshops, seminars and one-to-one coaching sessions. She enjoys creating “aha” moments that help business owners become more confident growing their businesses online. Melanie’s coaching style provides clarity and comfort so participants feel at ease and don’t have to “be social” alone.
As one of 16 National Speakers for Google's GYBO Program, Melanie has the opportunity to meet with and train numerous business owners in a multitude of industries. Melanie’s efforts have resulted in several awards including the Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year 2009, Constant Contact’s All-Star Award 2014 and 2015, and Google’s Official City Partner Bronze Award 2017. She has served as a Small Business Saturday Neighborhood Champion since 2014, and is a graduate of Fairmont State University and the Social Media Certificate program at North Carolina State Univeristy-TTS.

Learn more about Melanie here: melaniediehl.com

Presenting: 
Etsy

Lauren Kilgore

Lauren Kilgore has been selling wreaths since 2014 but it wasn’t until the last year when she unlocked the secrets of selling online with an Etsy shop that her business really exploded! With a facebook following of over 34,000 and With a 5 star rating and Etsy sales over 1600, now she is passionate in teaching others to do the same! She has written an eBook on Etsy that has already sold hundreds of copies, holds a monthly membership group to teach handmade sellers how to market and sell on Etsy, and she has completed individualized reviews of hundreds of shops - all with great results! She lives in Virginia with her husband and two kids and a whole lot of ribbon.

www.beautifulmeshwreaths.com

Presenting: 
Instagram With Intention

Rocki Richeson

Instagram is set to be at 1 Billion users by the end of 2018! What are you doing to leverage the platform for your business? I'm sure business and brands are aware of what Social Media can do for them but are unaware of how to use the platform to gain massive leads, continuous traffic, and economic sales. This is where Rocki, Social Media Manager/Marketer and Instagram Busines Educator steps in! For over 2 years Rocki has taught clients and her loyal tribe of business men and women ways to build their brand and business through Instagram. She has taught many how to grow their following by 50-100 followers a week, create a sales funnel through Instagram that is automated, how to style their aesthetic to make their feed irresistible and more! Rocki has managed over 50 Instagram accounts and has created recurring revenue for her clients. She currently holds a full time job as an Army Soldier and is currently pursuing her degree in Business Management Administration at the University of Maryland . Rajsheda "Rocki" Richeson is all about having a helpful spirit and is full of energy and excitement about teaching Instagram and will soon come out with InstaBiz Univeristy where business men and women can attend a schooling to learn all things Instagram and Instagram Marketing. Connect with Rocki today and get your business set up through Instagram!

2018 SMMME Speakers

Jennifer Allwood

Keynote

Angela Herrington

Presenting: 
Facebook Ads

Brittany Hanson

Presenting: 
Pinterest

Sarah Hanford

Presenting: 
Facebook Messenger Bots

Melanie Diehl

Presenting: 
Google Search

Cindi Pope and Trish Gleason

Presenting: 
Growing Your Business Through Social Media & Email Marketing

Rocki Richeson

Presenting: 
Instagram With Intention

 
Social Media Marketing Made Easy will be held at the beautiful Wyndham Hotel right on Virginia Beach! 

With a quiet seaside location away from the hustle-bustle of the boardwalk, the non-smoking Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront scores points with our guests for its free Wi-Fi and two pools. The 17-floor Wyndham features 244 rooms, 166 of them facing the ocean. All accommodations include flat-panel TVs, private balconies or patios, mini-fridges, free Wi-Fi, mp3 alarm clocks and luxurious bedding. The hotel has a fitness center, a hot tub and connecting indoor and outdoor pools. On-site concierge services can secure golf tee times and restaurant reservations, as well as discounted tickets to area attractions. Free parking is available. Pets are welcome for an additional fee, and the property offers a limited number of pet-friendly rooms with patios leading to a well-maintained lawn. The Wyndham is situated on a semi-private stretch of sand on the northern end of the beach and provides free shuttle service when guests crave the excitement of the boardwalk, located about two miles away. They can also enjoy nature's splendor at First Landing State Park, within a seven-minute drive of the hotel. Fort Story is three-and-a-half miles away. Norfolk International Airport is 17 miles west of the property. our guests like the "great location" of the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront, on the beach but away from the crowds, and say the "hotel is clean" and the "staff is helpful and friendly."

Discounted rooms Available for anyone attending Social Media Marketing Made Easy!

  • 5700 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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Fri, Apr 12, 2019 – Sun, Apr 14, 2019 – Virginia Beach, VA

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