ATLANTA, Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Social Media Marketing University (SMMU) invites business owners and professionals to participate in "Create Trust and Sales with Business Blogging," a free webinar Q&A with blogging expert Dave Barnhart. Taking place on Thursday, September 1 at 11 a.m. ET, the session will give attendees an opportunity to ask questions and gain insights on the top blogging platforms, blogging best practices, how to create compelling content and more. To register, visit http://www.smmu.com/series.
Dave Barnhart is the founder of Business Blogging Pros, a unique firm that helps business owners unlock the power of blogging and use it as a force to grow their businesses. Through his company and as the blogging instructor at Social Media Marketing University, Barnhart shows business leaders how to create professional blogs and equips them with the tools and techniques required to expand their reach and effectively spread their message.
During "Create Trust and Sales with Business Blogging" on September 1, Dave Barnhart will provide expertise on how to leverage blogging to create trust and drive sales, must-have blog functions and features, best practices for incorporating video and search engine optimization strategies. The session will also be an ideal opportunity for attendees to ask questions specific to their businesses and learn insider secrets on how to use blogging to build strategic relationships and establish themselves as a subject matter expert in their respective industries.
"According to a recent survey, companies that maintain a professional blog attract 55 percent more traffic than companies that don't," said John Souza, chief strategist and founder of Social Media Marketing University (http://www.smmu.com). "Establishing and maintaining a corporate blog yields huge results. This session will be an excellent opportunity for business owners and business professionals to discover how to launch a results-driven blog and leverage it for overall marketing and social media success."
Social Media Marketing University is the training arm of Social Media Magic, recognized as one of the top five social media services for businesses by the Mashable Awards. The Q&A webinar with Dave Barnhart is the thirteenth session in the training firm's newly launched "No Holds Barred: Ask the Expert" series.
The series was launched in conjunction with the unveiling of the firm's newly expanded curriculum, which now includes 11 courses on social media and online marketing. Course topics include:
- Blogging - http://socialmediamarketinguniversity.com/blogging/
- Facebook marketing - http://socialmediamarketinguniversity.com/facebook/
- Mobile marketing - http://socialmediamarketinguniversity.com/mobile-marketing/
- Video marketing with YouTube - http://socialmediamarketinguniversity.com/video-marketing/
In addition to offering social media marketing classes, free social media webinars and opportunities for certification, Social Media Magic also provides "done for you" services for companies and organizations of all sizes, including small businesses, colleges and universities and global enterprises.
To sign up for "Create Trust and Sales with Business Blogging" with Dave Barnhart on September 1 at 11 a.m. ET, visit http://www.smmu.com/series. Registration for the webinar is free. Space is limited.
About Social Media Marketing University
Social Media Marketing University (SMMU) is the world's most trusted social media training program. Courses are taught by some of the world's foremost authorities on social media and online marketing best practices, and the social media class curriculum includes interactive sessions and instruction on social media strategy, platforms and tools. The program currently boasts nearly 3,000 graduates, and more than 65,000 business owners and business professionals have attended SMMU's social media webinars. For more information, visit http://www.smmu.com.
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