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The 11 Most Inspiring Quotes We Heard at Social Media Marketing World

Shayna Marks
Shayna Marks

Get ready to feel inspired! Here are the 11 most impactful quotes we heard at this week's Social Media Marketing World.

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!

Inspiring Quotes

Here are the 11 most inspring quotes we heard at the conference. 

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Brian Solice quote

"The best listeners often make the most engaging conversationalists." - @briansolis

Rebekah Radice quote

"Visual marketing does not just sell a product or service - it sells an experience around your business." - @RebekahRadice

Ann Handley quote

“The key to engaging content? Think bigger, bolder and braver.” -@annhandley

Ian Lurie quote

"If anyone pushes back about social ROI, ask your marketing team if they're still buying print." - @portentint

Gary Vaynerchuk quote

"Everything that you love and you're good at... never give up. Everything else... punt." - @garyvee

Ian Cleary quote

“We spend 80% of our time developing content and only 15% sharing it.” - @IanCleary

Bryan Kramer quote

There is no more B2B or B2C. It’s H2H: Human to Human. - @bryankramer

Rory Vaden quote

“Success is never owned; success is only rented, and the rent is due every day.” - @rory_vaden

Marcus Sheridan quote

"Marketing is still thought of as an expense. Sales is still thought of as revenue. We've got to change that." - @TheSalesLion

Darren Rowse quote

“If you want engagement, be engaging. Be conversational. Ask questions. Leave room for your audience to add their voice.” - @problogger

Magazine vs ipod

We live in a world that a magazine is an iPod that doesn’t work. - Unknown

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Shayna Marks
Shayna Marks Staff
Shayna Marks is the founder and principal at Citrine Marketing, a boutique marketing studio that utilizes content marketing and social media for brilliant brand storytelling. Prior to launching Citrine, Shayna built her career by creating engaging, educational content on behalf of influential brands on digital mediums. Shayna Marks has a degree in Literary Journalism from UC Irvine, where she learned rich storytelling skills to later pair with her love of new media and technology.