Our brains are still buzzing from being at #SMMW16 in San Diego and If you didn’t attend, then you missed out on our amazing hoop contest, never ending social media quotes and some great content of course. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered starting with one of our greats going for the perfect shot at the booth!

The photo at the top there are our fearless leaders with one of our favorites. We also had some well known visitors pop by and great booth partners!

Now that we got that covered, you may have also missed some of the top quotes about social media and what’s around the corner in the industry from our favorite speakers. 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 from everyone around us. The speakers offered up words of wisdom that went far beyond social media. So have no fear, we’ve shared our favorite quotes overheard from San Diego this year:

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

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

“Build TRUST, not traffic!” 

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

“No matter what you do, your job is to tell your story.” 

“Every company should have a thank you department”

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

“Success is never owned; Success is only rented - And the rent is due every day.”  

“Everything that you love and you’re good at… never give up. Everything else… punt.”

“Marketing is still thought of as an expense. Sales is still thought of as revenue. We’ve got to change that.” @TheSalesLion

“Build trust before you need it. Building trust right when you want to make a sale is too late.” @ThisIsSethsBlog

“The best listeners often make the most engaging conversationalists.” @briansolis

“A good photo is the ability to capture + conceptualize with intention while building a narrative with purpose.” 

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

In addition to the hoops and quotes above, #SMMW16 had some amazing insights on the social media industry along with some great people. We’ve loved reading some of the recap articles to come out, like these 4 Trends from #SMMW16, Highlights from Mark Schaefer’s Keynote and Data, Content Marketing, and Brand Storytelling.


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Posted by Jessica Burkhead