Social Media Marketing University Awarded the 2012 International Business Award for Best Social Media Training Site

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Panel of the world’s leading executives affirm comprehensive social media training plays a critical role in the global marketplace.

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It’s an honor to be recognized alongside such well-respected industry leaders

Social Media Marketing University (SMMU), a leader in social media training, was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Best Training Site category in the 9th Annual International Business Awards on August 15. Entries were received from more than 50 nations and territories, and more than 300 executives worldwide participated in the judging process.

In addition to the International Business Awards, SMMU has been recognized by The Mashable Awards, Forbes magazine’s America’s Most Promising Companies campaign and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).

SMMU first launched in 2009. Since then, the e-learning firm has provided social media and online marketing training to more than 85,000 entrepreneurs and business professionals around the world. SMMU currently offers 12 comprehensive course modules, certification for experienced or aspiring social media strategists and weekly professional development webinars.

“This award further validates our commitment to helping businesses increase visibility and revenue by providing them with the most comprehensive social media training available,” said John Souza, founder and chief strategist of SMMU. “It’s an honor to be recognized alongside such well-respected industry leaders as SAP, Siemens, Accenture, Fiat-Chrysler and InterContinental Hotels Group.”

This year’s International Business Awards will be presented at a gala event at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on Monday, October 15, 2012.

To learn more about SMMU and its award-winning social media training program, visit

To interview John Souza, or inquire about speaking engagements or guest blogs and columns, contact Ty Mays at (770) 256-8710 or ty(at)smmu(dot)com. Souza is available for interviews and guest blogs or columns and is available to provide commentary on social media trends, best practices and crises, and the impact of social media on breaking news stories.

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 course curriculum includes interactive sessions and instruction on social media strategy, platforms and tools. The program currently boasts nearly 3,000 graduates, and more than 85,000 business owners and business professionals have attended SMMU’s social media webinars. For more information, visit


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