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Welcome to the Social Media Association.We are delighted that you are visiting our website.

ABOUT THE SOCIAL
MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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WHY JOIN SMA?

Tweet, Share, or Post — the Social Media Association is for you!

The Social Media Association (SMA) is a trade association focused on social media and digital communications for business. Our mission is to set the standard for all ethical, legal digital marketing practices. 

Our members are forward-thinking people interested in business and media innovation.

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SMA informs, inspires, and empowers members.

Our goal is to provide an open, inviting forum where

we can learn, grow, and have fun together.  

Our members include:

  • Social media agencies

  • Freelance social media professionals

  • In-house social media professionals 

  • Social media support professionals like website developers, photographers, videographers, graphic designers, public relations and print media personnel, and social media application developers

  • College students interested in a career in social media

  • Consumers who want to learn more about social media 

SPEAKERS + EVENTS

SMA hosts monthly meetings featuring knowledgeable speakers and hosts other events.

SMA presenters have included:

  • The Chief Information Officer of IBM

  • The first investor in Pinterest

  • Visual media experts

  • Branding experts

  • Not-for-profit organizations that use social media to facilitate their charitable purposes

  • Entrepreneurs of successful start-up companies

  • Experts in privacy law and copyright law

 

SMA also conducts events for beginning users of social media. Our experienced team provides hands-on training to demonstrate how to use Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social platforms effectively to enhance one’s business. We also periodically host informal tweetups and meetups throughout the year, providing networking opportunities and social engagement for members and guests.

 

Consider attending one of SMA’s events as a guest and consider becoming a member.

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freelance social media professionals

A freelance social media manager is an individual professional who provides social media marketing services on a contractual basis. 

Why join the Social Media Association?

  • Develop professionally by attending presentations and events

  • Learn from other marketing professionals

  • Get answers to specific questions on social channels

  • Share your experience with others

  • Collaborate and network with like-minded professionals 

  • Gain credibility and trust by becoming active in a respected association

Learn more Why SMA
freelance

IN-HOUSE SOCIAL MEDIA PROFESSIONALS

An in-house social media manager is an individual professional who is hired by an organization to perform social media marketing services.

Why join the Social Media Association?

  • Develop professionally by attending presentations and events

  • Learn from other marketing professionals

  • Get answers to specific questions on social channels

  • Share your experience with others

  • Collaborate and network with like-minded professionals 

  • Gain credibility and trust by becoming active in a respected association

SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS

Social media support professionals assist social media managers reach their goals like website developers, photographers, videographers, graphic designers, public relations personnel, print media, traditional media, and social media tool developers.

Why join the Social Media Association?

  • Collaborate and network with like-minded professionals 

  • Learn from other marketing professionals

  • Gain credibility and trust by becoming active in a respected association

  • Stay ahead of social media trends and updates 

SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS

A social media influencer is a social media user who has established credibility in a specific industry. These content creators have access to a large audience and can share information to persuade others through their authenticity and reach. 

Why join the Social Media Association?

  • Develop professionally by attending presentations and events

  • Learn from other marketing professionals

  • Get answers to specific questions on social channels

  • Share your experience with others

  • Collaborate and network with like-minded professionals 

  • Gain credibility and trust by becoming active in a respected association

  • Stay ahead of social media trends and updates 

college students interested in a
social media career

Why join the Social Media Association?

  • Develop professionally by attending presentations and events

  • Gain real-world experience and knowledge 

  • Explore possible job opportunities

  • Learn from other marketing professionals

  • Get answers to specific questions on social channels

  • Collaborate and network with other like-minded professionals 

  • Gain credibility by becoming active in a respected association

consumers interested in
social media

Why join the Social Media Association?

  • Develop professionally by attending presentations and events

  • Learn from marketing professionals

  • Get your questions answered

  • Share your experience with others

  • Stay ahead of social media trends and updates 

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