ATLANTA, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 17, John Souza, founder of Social Media Magic and Social Media Marketing University, was named "Social Media Marketer of the Year" by the 2011 Tech Marketing Awards at a gala celebration at the Defoor Center in Atlanta, Ga. The awards are presented annually by The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).
The award for "Social Media Marketer of the Year" is presented to business leaders who have exhibited outstanding marketing performance and proved the value of their contributions. Souza accepted the award among Atlanta's most respected thought leaders who have advanced the use of technology to get marketing results.
"This award is a testimony to my commitment to providing leading edge services and resources to companies and business leaders who want to leverage social media to dominate their industries," said Souza. "It's an honor that my team and I are excited and grateful for, and we're eager to share the news with our clients, our training program participants and all of our supporters."
In addition to being an acknowledgement of Souza's contributions to the advancement of social media marketing, the award is also a nod to the recent enormous success of Social Media Marketing University (SMMU). Since its launch, more than 75,000 business leaders have participated in the program. SMMU offers 11 results based social media and online marketing courses and is known as the most comprehensive social media training curriculum currently available to entrepreneurs, and business and marketing professionals.
SMMU is the training arm of Social Media Magic, an Atlanta-based social media management firm of which Souza is also founder. The firm has been recognized by the Mashable Awards as one of the best social media companies. The firm's client list includes global business leaders, including SAP and leading small and medium enterprises.
For more information about John Souza, Social Media Magic or Social Media Marketing University, visit http://www.socialmediamagic.com or http://www.smmu.com. Connect with John every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET for #SMMUChat (http://www.smmulive.com/smmuchat), a weekly interactive Q&A and discussion on Twitter that focuses on social media and online marketing strategies, trends and tools for entrepreneurs and business professionals.
About Social Media Magic
Social Media Magic is an Atlanta-based social media management firm that equips companies with the strategy, creative innovation, tools and manpower to launch and sustain results-driven social media campaigns. The firm's training arm, Social Media Marketing University (SMMU), boasts more than 75,000 course attendees and is the preferred social media curriculum provider SMEs, Fortune 500 companies, and nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit http://www.socialmediamagic.com.
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