On Wednesday March 26  Social Media Marketing World 2014 will commence. When this happens I will be working away recording as much of the conference as humanly possible.

I’ll be recording all of my notes and posting them here. This post will serve as the index of all the posts in the Social Media Marketing World series.

My Setup

my social media marketing world arsenal

I will be armed with the following weapons of mass creation:

  • iPhone 5
  • Chromebook 11
  • Evernote Notebook
  • Field Notes notebook
  • Glif
  • Business cards

I bought the Chromebook last week in preparation for the conference. It was either that, or lug my iMac around in an over-sized duffel bag. I figured that might look a bit odd.

This will be one heck of a field test for the Chromebook as I’m a vigorous note-taker and I like to publish those notes quickly. Let’s just hope the Wi-Fi at the conference is ready to handle 2,000 other social media maniacs all connecting at once.

I’ll also be creating some images on the fly using my favorite iPhone apps for image creation:

  • VSCOcam
  • Mextures
  • Typic
  • Pressgram (2.0 is amazing)

I’ll be preparing as many blog post feature images as I can before the conference so I don’t have to spend time creating them while I’m there. This is where having great image resources comes in handy.

How to Follow SMMW14

The official conference hashtag is #SMMW14. You can follow the hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, and of course Google+. You can attempt to follow the hashtag on Facebook too, but let’s be honest the only hashtags on Facebook are the ones being auto-posted from Twitter.

You can also follow the HOA Street Team for some great “on the streets” action. The team is composed of Mia Voss, Christine DeGraff, and Ben Fisher with Ronnie Bincer and David Oldenburg checking in remotely.

It’s going to be one epic event. If you’re going to be there, please be sure to let me know in the comments below. And if you’re not going, I hope you enjoy following from a far.


This section will be updated with each session that I take notes for. Come back here Wednesday afternoon for updates!

For those of you not going, who’s the one speaker you’d like to meet if you were there? You can leave a comment by clicking here.


  1. says

    Dustin, for me, I would like to meet and chat with Mike Stelzner, Founder of Social Media Examiner.

    Second (which you didn’t ask for) would be Martin Shervington.

    Have a grand time Dustin.

    • says

      Well I can tell you first hand Donna that both of those guys are awesome! Martin is both energizing and entertaining and Michael is completely down to earth despite all the craziness of putting on an event like this– he’s like a social media James Bond. lol

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