“Queen of Facebook,” Mari Smith Becomes Contributor at Business.com

Small Business Marketing Superstar Joins Leading B2B Website’s Roster of Hundreds of Market Experts

Carlsbad, Calif. (November 5, 2015): Business.com — the leading resource for executives in growing companies seeking the knowledge, products and services to run and grow their businesses — today welcomed an all-star to its lineup of contributors: social media thought leader and premier Facebook marketing expert Mari Smith.

Dubbed the “Queen of Facebook,” Mari — who works with Facebook as the company's Boost Your Business chief small business marketing expert — will contribute articles for Business.com that provide perspective, tips and insights tailored to the website's formidable, highly-engaged audience. Business.com and Mari Smith are also developing a video series to launch in early 2016.

“Mari Smith is a brilliant, one-of-a-kind marketer and we are thrilled to feature her insights and hands-on advice for our audience,” said Business.com CEO Tony Uphoff. “Millions of business executives nationwide will learn and benefit from her contributions to Business.com. We're excited to have Mari join our growing community of high-profile market experts.”

“My passion is helping businesses succeed with today's digital marketing technology, especially Facebook,” said Smith. “I'm delighted to have this opportunity to team up with Business.com and share my knowledge with the site's millions of readers. Our values are very much aligned; Business.com is a brand at the forefront of helping businesses grow.”

Mari is the latest addition to Business.com's Market Expert Program, an elite group of more than 200 industry experts and thought leaders that share their knowledge and expertise with 30 million business executives seeking expertise that will directly help them scale their businesses and achieve sustainable success. Market Experts contribute in categories including marketing, sales, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, technology and office management.

Mari's background includes over sixteen years in the fields of relationships, marketing and Internet technology. As a passionate social media leader since 2007, Mari travels the U.S. and abroad to provide engaging social media keynotes and in-depth training to entrepreneurs and corporations. Mari Smith's popular blog and full bio can be found at marismith.com. She can also be found on Facebook and @marismith (@marismith), where she has more than 160,000 likes and 400,000 followers, respectively.

For more information or to request an interview with a Business.com representative, please contact Jacob Streiter at jacob@rosengrouppr.com or 646-695-7047.

About Business.com

Business.com helps over 30 million executives in growing businesses each year acquire the knowledge, products and services they need to run and grow their business. Its suite of performance marketing products enables contextual advertising at every stage of the buyer's journey, driving over half a million purchases for its 10,000+ advertising customers.

Business.com is a JMI Equity portfolio company and based in Carlsbad, California. Visit us at www.business.com.

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