The Global Source for Social Media Researchers

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What is Social Media Research?

With the explosion of Social Media, all businesses of any size often struggle to understand what is being said, and more importantly, how to promote and protect their brands. 

The Social Media Research Association is creating a community of marketing professionals at every level and students who are are just starting to learn about social media marketing in Universities. 

A professional social media research association is something that is much needed in the marketplace today. Business professionals networking, learning and creating best practices around the ever changing social media landscape. 

Come join us!   


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Why Join? 


  • If your company is currently employing or recognizing the need for social media for brand promotion 
  • If you are a student seeking to connect with companies needing social media promotion and research 
  • If you are currently a Social Media Professional
  • if you are a Market Research firm using social media listening as part of your service offerings or would like to start

We invite you to join us in shaping the future of this growing field.  Member benefits include:

  • Networking with the world’s leading professionals in the social media research industry;
  • Gaining exposure among clients, agencies, technology firms and the media;
  • Career center with resources, guidance and leads to further your career in social media;
  • Opportunities for speaking, promotions and demonstration of thought leadership in our Speakers Bureau;
  • Discounts on registration fees for leading conferences, such as Innovation Insight Exchange (IIeX), The Quirk's Event, The Social Shake Up Show, The Market Research Event (TMRE) and more;
  • Educational classes, webinars and workshops on social media research;
  • Sharing articles, whitepapers, presentations on the SMRA website;
  • Mentor Exchange Network;
  • Ask an Expert Panel and Office Hours Consulting;
  • Helping to shape best practices and ethics for social media research.

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  • Networking with the world’s leading professionals in the social media research industry;
  • Gaining exposure among clients, agencies, technology firms and the media;
  • Career center with resources, guidance and leads to further your career in social media;
  • Opportunities for speaking, promotions and demonstration of thought leadership in our Speakers Bureau;
  • Discounts on registration fees for leading conferences, such as Innovation Insight Exchange (IIeX), The Quirk's Event, The Social Shake Up Show, The Market Research Event (TMRE) and more;
  • Educational classes, webinars and workshops on social media research;
  • Sharing articles, whitepapers, presentations on the SMRA website;
  • Mentor Exchange Network;
  • Ask an Expert Panel and Office Hours Consulting;
  • Helping to shape best practices and ethics for social media research.

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