"She provides detailed instructions for launching social media campaigns and sound guidance for fully leveraging and optimizing search engines, web sites, and blogs. VERDICT: Kabani’s assertion that this is 'the last social media guide you’ll ever need' has merit, as anyone purchasing this also has access to a continually updated online version. Highly recommended for anybody with anything to market onlineincluding him- or herself."
Library Journal (refers to 2012 edition)
"Since the April 2010 release of The Zen of Social Media Marketing, social media marketers have been provided a serious leg-up in their A-game.
This time around, (the) Third Edition goes into even greater detail about social media, spending more time with SEO and Google+, as well as blogging and the importance of video. Kabani thoroughly delivers the ins and outs down to the do’s and don’ts social medium by social medium."
If you need a brief, basic introduction to social media marketing, you can’t do better than this book.”
a much recommended pick for any publicist or marketer.”
Midwest Book Review
As good as any of the books I have read on the subject but far easier to read and use than most.”
American Marketing Association, Dallas/Ft. Worth chapter
"...everything you need to know about social media before creating a social media marketing strategy. Newbies will find the necessary explanations while veterans will discover details that will enhance their strategies."
—Wireless and Mobile News
About the Author
Kabani formed The Marketing Zen Group in 2009. Since then, the company has grown to include a team of 30 and clients that range from publicly held, Fortune 500 companies to privately held small businesses and non-profit organizations. The company serves clients worldwide, including companies in Europe, Asia, and Central and South Americas. Since its start in 2009, average company growth is 400 percent. She holds a master’s degree in organizational communication from the University of Texas at Austin and prides herself in being a constant learner. In 2009, Bloomberg Businessweek honored Kabani as one of the Top 25 under 25 entrepreneurs in North America. In 2010, Kabani won the prestigious Technology Titan Emerging Company CEO award. In 2011, Entrepreneur magazine featured her as one of four Super Sonic Youth, dubbing her a zen master of marketing.”
When not working directly with her clients or shooting her shows, Kabani travels the world speaking on business, entrepreneurship, and technology. She is passionate about empowering youth and works closely with the Young Entrepreneur Council in fostering youth entrepreneurship around the world. In 2011, she was the only woman delegate invited by the U.S. State Department to mentor tech entrepreneurs in Cairo as part of President Obama’s initiative in the region.