Our brains are still buzzing from the largest social media conference in the world, Social Media Marketing World, held earlier this week in San Diego. As some of the brightest minds in digital marketing took the stage, we took to pen and paper to record their every musing, out of which came many nuggets of information.
There was no shortage of trends, tools and tips shared, but one of the biggest things that made #SMMW16 so impactful was the pure passion and exuberance that everyone you encountered excuded. The speakers were no different—offering words of wisdom that went far beyond social media. At one point, John Lee Dumas actually made me tear up!
Here are the 11 most inspring quotes we heard at the conference.
Related Article: The 4 Most Important Trends from Social Media Marketing World 2016
"The best listeners often make the most engaging conversationalists." - @briansolis
"Visual marketing does not just sell a product or service - it sells an experience around your business." - @RebekahRadice
“The key to engaging content? Think bigger, bolder and braver.” -@annhandley
"If anyone pushes back about social ROI, ask your marketing team if they're still buying print." - @portentint
"Everything that you love and you're good at... never give up. Everything else... punt." - @garyvee
“We spend 80% of our time developing content and only 15% sharing it.” - @IanCleary
There is no more B2B or B2C. It’s H2H: Human to Human. - @bryankramer
“Success is never owned; success is only rented, and the rent is due every day.” - @rory_vaden
"Marketing is still thought of as an expense. Sales is still thought of as revenue. We've got to change that." - @TheSalesLion
“If you want engagement, be engaging. Be conversational. Ask questions. Leave room for your audience to add their voice.” - @problogger
We live in a world that a magazine is an iPod that doesn’t work. - Unknown