Over the past few years, the world of social media marketing has taken off in a truly tremendous manner. Today, Facebook marketing has become one of the top ways for established brands and small companies alike to promote their businesses. As this trend continues to grow, certain experts have emerged from the market and proven to be true aficionados when it comes to Facebook marketing. If you want to learn about this promotional approach and see first-hand the possibilities of professional Facebook marketing, these are the pros to look at.
Here are six of the top Facebook marketers right now and a little look at how they are changing the game when it comes to online marketing.
Ben Simkin, the world's number one Facebook marketer, is the founder and CEO of BusinessNET, an online marketing firm that has sold over $1.45 billion in products and services to date for its clients on Facebook. Ben manages an ad spend in the millions of dollars and works with clients in a wide variety of industries.
When asked for his secret, he says that a successful campaign only happens when three things are in perfect alignment: the right target, the right offer and the right articulation. "If you aren't having much success then you need to make sure those three are in alignment by continually adjusting. Once you see your Facebook campaign produce some result, then it's time to scale it up over time. That's how millions of dollars in sales are made with Facebook."
Curt Maly is a former real estate mogul from Austin, Texas who ended up falling in love with the marketing side of real estate and soon realized the power that social media had not only on the real estate world, but on the sales world in general. This is when he and fellow real estate developer Nick Bridges formed their company Black Box Social Media. The goal of the company was simple: to help other business owners harness the latest technologies and the power of the internet to make as much of a profit as possible for their businesses.
Today, his brainchild helps companies of all types to create the online social media strategies they need for their companies to really shine. One of the ways in which Maly truly shines is that with his company, he offers different levels of training based on the needs of the individual client. This has helped Maly's company reach countless clients of all different shapes and sizes, from all over the world, to find the social media assistance they need.
Ryan Stewman is known throughout the industry for his work not only in marketing, but for being a true salesman at heart. This sales approach, along with his no BS approach to closing sales, has enabled him to seamlessly transition into a successful career in online marketing. He is also the CEO and founder of Hardcore Closer, a program designed to help business owners and individuals understand the secrets of successful lead generation.
This Dallas entrepreneur also hosts a number of successful seminars every year aimed at teaching clients of all types the basics of running a successful social media campaign.
Kim Garst owns Boom Social, a company designed to educate and motivate entrepreneurs who want to use digital and social media marketing to build their brands. Kim Garst not only started this company, but she has also received a number of accolades for her work, including a place on the list for Forbes "Top 20 Women Social Media Power Influencers". In addition to running her blog and receiving a great deal of attention for her social media work, she also regularly appears in media outlets as a social media expert, including the Huffington Post, Fox News and Business Week.
Gary Vaynerchuk is known for building businesses and his latest venture into the world of social media has been one of his biggest yet. He runs VaynerMedia, one of the world's biggest digital agencies. Vaynerchuk is not only at the head of one of the biggest online media firms in the world but he also hosts his own show the #AskGaryVee Show, to provide listeners of all types with information on social media, startups and entrepreneurship. He is also an established public speaker; in fact, you can listen to his speeches on his YouTube channel.
During his career, Vaynerchuk has been named by Fortune and Crain's on their 40 Under 40 Lists and been profiled in the New York Times, Fortune and Inc Magazine.
Shama Hyder is the CEO and founder of the award-winning The Marketing Zen Group. She is also a web and TV personality and a best-selling author. She has been dubbed as the "Zen Master of Marketing" by Entrepreneur Magazine and the "Millennial Master of the Universe by FastCompany.com. If there is one thing that this multi-talented CEO knows, it is how to harness the power of social media and use it in a way to help companies thrive. Using this knowledge, she hasn't just gotten the attention of major publications, she has actually grown her startup from a small organization to a team of more than 30 online marketing experts.