Ready to Grow Your Business Through Social Media?

Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14 2019
Norfolk, VA

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! 

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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!


Email Marketing

Find out how you can leverage the power of email marketing!


And MUCH More!

Check Out Our All Star Speakers!

Fri, Apr 12, 2019 – Sun, Apr 14, 2019 – Norfolk, VA

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Carrie Wilkerson

Keynote

International speaker, television and radio guest and award winning author of “The Barefoot Executive: The ultimate guide for being your own boss and achieving financial freedom.

Sarah Hanford

Presenting: 
Facebook Messenger Bots

Messenger Bots have the potential to completely revolutionize the face of customer service, sales and marketing as we know it- ad for the better. Automation is very much the way of the future!

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 .

Julie Lockman Siomacco

Presenting: 
YouTube

74% of all internet traffic is video content, so don’t get left behind. Learn the best techniques for YouTube marketing, a proven strategy that leverages the ability to grow your brand and influence.

www.southerncharmwreaths.com

Myown Holmes

Presenting: 
Instagram

Telling an interesting story is a great way to create an emotional connection with your audience and that’s what Instagram does. Now, find out the 7 most important steps to grow and monetize your Instagram account.

Website: http://socially-polished.com

Melanie Diehl

Presenting: 
Google and SEO

Keynote

Email marketing is a cost effective solution that gives businesses the power to reach customers in a place that most people visit every day- their inbox.

melaniediehl.com

Lauren Kilgore

Presenting: 
Etsy

Presenting: 
Facebook Messenger Bots

How to build an Etsy shop that stands out, selling successfully and tactics for  driving more online traffic to your shop.

www.beautifulmeshwreaths.com

Brooke Riley

Presenting: 
Blogging

With over half a million monthly views, Brooke has learned the key to blogging and how to make it work for both you AND your followers! As your "home base", your blog has the capability to propel your brand into multiple revenue streams- just by utilizing your voice and influence to help others with what they are already searching for.

Re-Fabbed.com

Chris Shelton

Presenting: 
Small Business Resources

What resources are out there? Find out about the many organizations and resources available to small business owners and start ups.

Cheryl Tan

Presenting: 
Be seen as an expert in your field, creating your first media pitch

The host of Hampton Roads Business Weekly teaches “How to raise your visibility and be known as an expert in your field”.

Damon Oates

Presenting: 
Facebook Live

Facebook Live is a force to be reckoned with: since its launch in April 2016, Facebook Live has become the #1 video streaming service on the internet!

Tentative schedule

Friday Evening 

5:30 cocktail hour at the Percolator Ford campus with live entertainment

                                             6:30 VIP dinner with the speakers and Platinum package dinner

Saturday

9am- opening remarks- breakfast provided by us

9:15-10:15 Carrie Wilkerson- International speaker, television and radio guest and award winning author of “The Barefoot Executive: The ultimate guide for being your own boss and achieving financial freedom”

10:15- door prize

10:30 -11:30 Melanie Diehl- Email marketing is a cost effective solution that gives businesses the power to reach customers in a place that most people visit every day- their inbox.

11:30- 12:30 lunch provided by us and vendor browsing

12:30- 1:30 Julie Lockman Siomacco- 74% of all internet traffic is video content, so don’t get left behind. Learn the best techniques for YouTube marketing, a proven strategy that leverages the ability to grow your brand and influence.

1:30- 2:30 Damon Oates- Facebook Live is a force to be reckoned with: since its launch in April 2016, Facebook Live has become the #1 video streaming service on the internet!

2:30-2:45- break and vendor browsing

2:45- 3:45 Sarah Hanford- Messenger Bots have the potential to completely revolutionize the face of customer service, sales and marketing as we know it- ad for the better. Automation is very much the way of the future!

3:45- 4:45 Cheryl Tan – The host of Hampton Roads Business Weekly teaches “How to raise your visibility and be known as an expert in your field”.

6:30- ?? Wreath making party with speaker Lauren Kilgore. Lauren will be teaching you how to make a beautiful wreath to take home with you. Pizza and wine will be served as well. Tickets will be available on the website and only 50 tickets will be sold. Price is $30. Trendy Tree is sponsoring the event and supplying the materials.

Sunday

9:00-9:15- opening remarks and instructions on main door prize- breakfast provided by us

9:15- 10:15-Melanie Diehl- Google, registering your business and SEO- getting your business seen!

10:15-10:45 Speaker

10:45-11:45 lunch provided by us

11:45-12:45- Myown Holmes- Telling an interesting story is a great way to create an emotional connection with your audience and that’s what Instagram does. Now, find out the 7 most important steps to grow and monetize your Instagram account

12:45- game and prize

1:00- 2:00 Lauren Kilgore-  How to build an Etsy shop that stands out, selling successfully and tactics for  driving more online traffic to your shop.

2:00-2:30- Bobby Wright- co-host- fills us in on coworking spaces like Percolator that are breaking down the walls, physically and metaphorically, that stymie productivity and collaboration. Because we are better together.

2:30- 3:30- Chris Shelton- Small Business Resources- What resources are out there? Find out about the many organizations and resources available to small business owners and start ups.

3:30- 4:30- Brooke Riley- The key to blogging and how to make it work for both you AND your followers!

Social Media Marketing Made Easy will be held at The Granby Theater in Norfolk, VA!

  • 421 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

This unique and one-of-a-kind venue was constructed 100 years ago under the direction of an Italian immigrant, Mr. Feroni. Originally the theater was named The Virginian and was built for small plays, one act operas and vaudeville shows. Granby Street was “Theater Row” in those days, and each theater would sell out nightly to thousands of sharply dressed visitors.

Today the theater serves as a unique venue for birthdays, weddings, corporate functions, military ceremonies, concerts, religious functions, charities and holiday events.

Hotel information

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

777 Waterside Dr, Norfolk Va  757-622-6664

Hilton Norfolk The Main

100 E Main St, Norfolk Va  757-763-6200

Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown

700 Monticello Ave, Norfolk Va 627-5555

Residence Inn by Marriott

227 W Brambleton Ave. Norfolk Va 757-842-6216

Courtyard by Marriott

520 E Plume St, Norfolk Va 757-963-6000

Airport information

https://www.norfolkairport.com/

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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Contact Us

Have a question? Feel free to contact us and we will answer any questions you may have!

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

2018 SMMME Speakers

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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