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Events

Through this segment of our website – we showcase some of Australia’s most important social media events and industry collaborations. Many of these events are organised by leading Exhibition and Event Management companies in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

SocialMediaNews.com.au is often a media partner for a range of industry events around Australia and we even also run our own events around Surry Hills and the Sydney CBD area.

We are happy to work with event organisers right across Aust – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Gold Coast etc. Feel free to get in contact if you would like to promote your conference, keynote or product launch.

Would you like your event listed here? If you would like to list your event – contact us to discuss listings your event. We charge $100.00 + GST per event listed on this page. Package deals are available for event organisers.

UPCOMING AUSTRALIAN SOCIAL MEDIA EVENTS

 

Women in Tech & Telco Leadership Summit 2017  Theme: ‘Innovate, Impact, Inspire’
Pre-Summit Workshop - 21 March 2017
Summit - 22 & 23 March 2017
Post-Summit Workshop - 24 March 2017

Liquid Learning Group is proud to partner with Social Media News Blog Australia for Women in Tech & Telco Leadership Summit 2017 which will be taking place at  Primus Hotel Sydney on March 22nd & 23rd, 2017. Successful leadership in a transformational and disruptive environment is imperative in the Tech & Telco industries. Furthermore, a diverse workforce that embraces innovation to remain market relevant needs fearless leaders who are prepared to challenge the traditional structures and embrace new opportunities. Be inspired by these impactful leaders as they share their tips for innovative success.

Social Media News Blog Australia members can get a 10% discount off the standard rate by using the promo code ‘Q2’ when booking.

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The 8th Annual National Public Sector Communication Officers’ Conference 2017  Theme: Utilising Media to Achieve Optimal Audience Outreach
Pre-Conference Workshop – 3 April 2017
Conference – 4 & 5 April 2017
Post-Conference Workshop – 6 & 7 April 2017
Novotel Canberra

Liquid Learning Group is proud to partner with Social Media News Blog Australia for The 8th Annual National Public Sector Communication Officers’ Conference which will be taking place at The Novotel Canberra on April 4th & 5th, 2017. This unique forum provides the opportunity for practitioners to discuss the challenges, best practice and future directions for the communication realm within the public sector. With a compilation of case studies, expert commentaries and a panel discussion comprised of some of the country’s leading professionals in the space, real-world insights and practical advice will be provided concerning communication efforts in the public eye.

Social Media News Blog Australia members can get a 10% discount off the standard rate by using the promo code ‘Q2’ when booking.

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The 2nd Annual Women in Sales Leadership Summit 2017 Theme: ‘Visions of Success’
Summit – 19 & 20 April 2017
Post-Summit Workshop - 21 April 2017
Primus Hotel Sydney

Liquid Learning Group is proud to partner with Social Media News Blog Australia for The 2nd Annual Women in Sales Leadership Summit 2017 which will be taking place at Primus Hotel Sydney on April 19th & 20th, 2017.  We have invited some of Australia’s most influential and inspiring sales leaders to reflect on their own personal vision of success, how it has changed and developed with them, and their advice to you for turning that vision into a reality.

Social Media News Blog Australia members can get a 10% discount off the standard rate by using the promo code ‘Q1’ when booking.
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Public Sector Digital Transformation Summit 2017
18, 19, 20 & 21st of April 2017
Boat House by the Lake, Canberra
More Info/ Registration: http://bit.ly/2lqc1BS

Liquid Learning is pleased to partner with Social Media News for our Public Sector Digital Transformation Officers Summit 2017 which will take place at Boat House by the Lake, Canberra on the 19th & 20th of April. This event will bring together leading IT specialists, cyber security experts and digital transformation officers to discuss how they have integrated digital into their department, how interdepartmental collaboration can enhance the user experience and how to keep the customer information safe.

Presenters at this event include:

  • Maree Bridger First Assistant Secretary, Digital Transformation and Channel Division Department of Immigration and Border Protection
  • Jane King Deputy Commissioner, Design and Change Management Australian Taxation Office
  • David Anderson Director of Digital Network and Corporate Strategy and Planning Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Matt Boyley Chief Information Officer / Chief Digital Officer Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • Rachel De Sain Executive General Manager, Innovation and Development Australian Digital Health Agency
  • Matthew Steine Director of Innovation Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Alex Jones Chief Information Officer Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, Victoria
  • As well as 8 other industry leaders

Social Media News subscribers get 10% off of standard rate by using the promotional code ‘Q1‘ when booking.

More Info/ Registration: http://bit.ly/2lqc1BS

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Women in Marketing and Communications Leadership Summit
Summit 18 & 19 April 2017 
Post-Summit Workshop 20 & 21 April 2017 
Crowne Plaza Auckland  

Liquid Learning is proud to partner with Social Media News Blog Australia for the Women in Marketing and Communications Leadership Summit 2017 which will take place from April 18th – 21st at the Crowne Plaza Auckland. This is the first Women in Marketing and Communications Leadership Summit 2017, bringing together aspiring, emerging, and existing leaders in the marketing and communication space across New Zealand.

Speakers for this event include:

  • Julia Jack, Chief Marketing, Officer Mercury
  • Genevieve Tearle, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Fisher & Paykel Appliances
  • Frazer Scott, Chief Marketing and Operations Officer, Microsoft
  • Sarah Finnie, General Manager, Marketing TVNZ
  • Liza McNally, Chief Marketing Officer, NZME
  • Greg Forsythe, National Manager, Marketing, Immigration New Zealand Former Director, Relay Communications, Former Group Account Director, M&C Saatchi
  • Megan Wiltshire, Head of Internal Communication, Bank of New Zealand
  • Jodie Burnard, General Manager Marketing, Flight Centre (NZ) Ltd
  • Jo Mitchell, Director of Marketing, McDonald’s
  • as well as 11 more influential speakers

Receive 10% off the standard rate by using promotional code ‘Q1’ when registering

More Info/ Registration for Women in Marketing and Communications Leadership Summithttp://bit.ly/2leB3iZ

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Marketing and Communications Professionals Leadership Workshop
Expert Commentary: Aisha Daji Punga, Managing Director, AISHA&CO
20 & 21 April 2017 

Crowne Plaza Auckland

Liquid Learning is proud to partner with Social Media News Blog Australia for the Marketing and Communications Professionals Leadership Workshop.This two-day interactive workshop will give attendees the tools they need to successfully lead and support their team through challenging changes while building a positive and prosperous workplace culture. Participants will learn how to tailor their communication style, behaviour, and gain an understanding of how this impacts their teams.

Receive a 10% discount by using the code ‘Q‘ when registering.

More Info/ Registration for Marketing and Communications Professionals Leadership Workshop: http://bit.ly/2lplndK

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Communication Professionals Leadership Workshop
Expert Commentary: Adrian Cropley, President and Founder, Cropley Communications
27 & 28 April 2017 

Cliftons Sydney

Liquid Learning is proud to partner with Social Media News Blog Australia for the Communication Professionals Leadership Workshop. In this workshop, participants will be guided through a number of activities and be presented with strategies designed to assist their progression from technical specialist to strategic leader. The interactive course will explore the demands of communications leadership and the skills and attributes needed to lead an effective team and achieve key organisational outcomes.

Receive 10% off of standard rate by using the promotional code ‘Q’ when registering.

More Info/ Registration for Communication Professionals Leadership Workshop: http://bit.ly/2ml3Ze2

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ICT Professionals Leadership Toolkit
Expert Commentary: Stephen Dunkerley, Founder and Director, Matsue Pty. Ltd.
1 & 2 May 2017 Cliftons Melbourne 

8 & 9 May 2017 Cliftons Canberra

Liquid Learning is proud to partner with Social Media News Blog Australia for the ICT Professionals Leadership Toolkit. This two-day workshop will delve into strategies for driving performance, modifying your communication style, engaging staff and stakeholders and adding strategic value through enhanced ICT leadership. Delegates will address their own leadership styles, strengthen existing skills and develop new leadership techniques.

Receive 10% off the standard rate by using promo code ‘Q1’ when registering.

More Info/ Registration for ICT Professionals Leadership Toolkit:http://bit.ly/2mB5n8m

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Social Media for Higher Education
Driving engagement and organisational growth through social media strategies
3rd - 5th May 2017
Sir Stamford at Circular Quay, Sydney

With 2.3 billion active social media users and 96% of undergraduate students on Facebook, the most powerful tool for current and prospective student engagement is at your fingertips. Using social media effectively will expand your market scope, increase your student recruitment and drive engagement.

Akolade’s Social Media for Higher Education focuses on driving current and prospective student engagement through cutting-edge social media campaigns. This event explores strategies to produce creative, meaningful content, the latest social media trends to reach your target demographic as well as how to measure the impact of your social media campaigns to inform future initiatives.

Click here for the event brochure

Why should you attend?

  • Drive current and prospective student engagement through a comprehensive social media strategy
  • Produce creative cutting-edge video content with limited budgets and resources
  • Measure the impact of your social media campaigns to inform and shape your strategy
  • Gain a competitive edge by forecasting future social media trends
  • Build your brand through digital marketing and establishing your organisation as an industry leader
  • Progress your brand through cutting-edge video creation techniques

Don’t miss hearing from:

  • Robert Bochnak,Director of Social Media – Office of Alumni Relations, Harvard Business School, USA
  • Shannon Kliendienst,A/g Chief Marketing Officer, Director of Communications, Macquarie University
  • Callista Thillou,Executive Director, Office of Communication and Engagement, Flinders University
  • Dr Aidan Burke,Director – Office of Corporate Communication and Public Relations, University of Southern Queensland
  • Julia Scott,Director – Media and External CommunicationsSwinburne University of Technology
  • Dr Collette Snowden,Program Director – Communication and MediaUniversity of South Australia

 

SocialMediaNews readers are eligible for a 10% discount off the current price!
Please contact Akolade on 02 9247 6000 or email registration@akolade.com.au and quote your VIP Code: WFXK1.

Click Here to Book/Register for this event.

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The Sixth Annual Gathering on Social Media and the Australian Government
Australian Government Social Media Toolkit 2017
3-4 May 2017, Novotel on Collins, Melbourne 
Event Hashtag: #agsm
Taking an Open and Hard Look at Where Social Media Is!

This is an On-Going Essential Exercise.
http://arkgroupaustralia.com.au/events/australian-government-social-media-toolkit-2017/

There are new and popular social media avenues that seem to open up every two months, and the current popular avenues Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn are constantly updating and creating new ways of application and ROI:

* WHAT ARE THEY?
* WHAT DO YOU USE? MORE IMPORTANTLY, WHAT IS EVERYONE ELSE USING?
* EVALUATE AND PROCEED: DO YOU CONTINUE WITH WHAT YOU ARE DOING?
* HOW DO YOU INSTILL GOOD GOVERNANCE?
* WHERE, WHAT, & HOW ARE THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS FOR ENGAGEMENT ENHANCED?

Sharing insights and learnings through case study presentations are:

  • Parliament of Victoria
  • Bureau of Meteorology
  • City of Melbourne (TBC)
  • Australia Post
  • Service NSW
  • ANZ
  • Visit Victoria
  • LinkedIn

Comments from last year:

  • Thank you, I walked away today with my desired toolkit! (Department of Transport & Main Roads)
  • Inspired me to get into it and raised me confidence (Tweed Shire Council)
  • Variety! Lots of applications and practical applications, useful in many different ways (Intern at DELWP)
  • Practical Tips! (Tweed Shire Council)
  • Learnt something new from every session! (DET)
  • Case studies useful, how to, and lessons learnt. It was more than social media 101!(Natural Resources Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges)
  • Very relevant thank you (Parliament of Victoria)

More info and Registration: http://arkgroupaustralia.com.au/events/australian-government-social-media-toolkit-2017/

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Records & IM Professionals Leadership Workshop
Expert Commentary: Kate Fuelling, Director, Lime Business Solutions
16 & 17 May 2017 Cliftons Melbourne 

23 & 24 May 2017 Cliftons Sydney

Liquid Learning is proud to partner with Social Media News Blog Australia for the Records & IM Professionals Leadership Workshop. This practical workshop is specifically designed to prepare the next generation of Records and Information Management leaders for future challenges and potential growth. Focusing on the leadership essentials for Records and Information Management career success, delegates will learn practical tips, tools and strategies and deliver expert solutions for robust business outcomes. Receive 10% off the standard rate by using the promo code ‘Q1’ when registering.

More Info/ Registration for Records & IM Professionals: http://bit.ly/2lVIJdP

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The 2nd Annual Women in Retail and FMCG Leadership Summit 2017
Crown Plaza Auckland
Pre-Summit: May 22nd
Conference: May 23rd & 24th
Post-Summit: May 25th

Liquid Learning Group is proud to partner with Social Media News Blog for The 2nd Annual Women in Retail and FMCG Leadership Summit 2017. This event brings together aspiring, emerging, and accomplished female leaders. Delegates will be provided with the opportunity to hear uplifting and inspiring stories and receive practical advice from successful women in this space. The content is brought to life via and engaging mix of case studies, expert commentaries, panel discussions that will take a deep dive into the critical skill sets required of female leaders today.

Speakers at this event include:

  • Katherine Rich, Chief Executive Office, NZ Food and Grocery Council
  • Kim Ballinger, Director Tip Top and FBNZ Export, Fonterra Brands NZ
  • Karen Jenkins, Managing Director, General Mills
  • Andy Routley, Managing Director DB (Heineken), New Zealand and Australia
  • Tim Edwards, Chief Executive Office, Noel Leeming and Torpedo 7 Group
  • Melanie Dooney, Executive Vice President Human Resources, Fisher and Paykel Appliances
  • Bevan Adin, General Manager, Licensed and Alcohol, Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand
  • Matthew Clews, Finance Director, Red Bull
  • As well as 10 more industry leaders

Social Media News Blog Australia subscribers get 10% off by using the code ‘Q2’ when registering.

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Past Events

 

Gamification Sydney 2016
8-10 November 2016 – 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Sydney Rydges Central
Website: www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/events/gamification-sydney-2016/

  • Tools and Techniques
  • Creating Value and Gaining Buy-In for Gamification
  • Engagement through Gamification
  • The “Do’s” and Don’ts” of Gamification

Take part and learn from some of the world’s leading experts, thinkers, practitioners and doers in Gamification Today:
– Marigo Raftopoulas, Strategic Labs
– Stephen E. Dinehart IV., Colorverse™
– Consumer Affairs Victoria
– KPMG
– Millipede
– Deakin University
– Department of Family and Community Services

Event Brochure/ Registration/ Enquiries: www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/events/gamification-sydney-2016/

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2nd Annual Digital Engagement in VET
Increasing ROI through innovative acquisition & retention strategies
22nd – 24th November 2016 | Crowne Plaza, Melbourne

With 12 digital learning centres to be built across NSW, digital transformation in the VET sector is only just beginning. Evolving consumer demands for higher digital skills requires the VET sector to adapt their method of delivery and assessment, including the exploration of blended online and face-to-face learning experiences.

Akolade’s 2nd Digital Engagement in VET Forum provides attendees with digital strategies proven to increase student recruitment and retention as well as ensure long-term ROI.

Click here for the event brochure

Why should you attend?

  • Develop effective digital plans to gain a competitive edge against other institutions
  • Improve student acquisition and retention processes within vocational education
  • Optimise funds and resources to strengthen digital engagement programmes
  • Quantify and qualify data to measure performance outcomes of digital strategies
  • Align digital strategies with business needs and operations

Don’t miss hearing from:

  • Dr Xavier Csar, Executive Director, TAFE & Participation Division, Department of Education and Training, VIC
  • Brad Seaman, Chief Executive Officer, Ikon Institute
  • Marc Ratcliffe, Chief Executive Officer, MRWED Training and Assessment
  • Stuart Manifold, Chief Executive Officer, iCollege
  • Terry O’Hanlon-Rose, Chief Executive Officer, VETnetwork Australia
  • Adam Jacoby, Executive Director, Innovation and Strategic Development, Melbourne Polytechnic

SocialMediaNews readers are eligible for a 10% discount off the current price!
Please contact Akolade on 02 9247 6000 or email registration@akolade.com.au and quote your VIP Code: WFXO1.

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7th Social Media for Gov
Evaluating emerging trends and next steps in social media
22nd – 24th November 2016 | Crowne Plaza, Melbourne

Social media is constantly evolving and engaging with communities online can be a bit of a moving target. As a social media manager, it can seem like the rules change all the time as algorithms and user expectations shift. Now more than ever, government departments and agencies need to respond to this ever evolving landscape and deliver effective, impactful and up to date digital strategies.

Akolade’s 7th Social Media for Gov gathers expert international and local speakers from social media platforms, the government and the private sector to help you understand the how to take the next step in your social media strategy.

Click here for the event brochure

Key Benefits of Attending:

  • Learn about emerging trends in social media, and how to implement them into your strategy
  • How to innovate and grow your social presence in a risk averse environment
  • Strategies for delivering compelling and creative video content for increased engagement with your network
  • Engage with consumers and consulting with the community via social media channels
  • Learn to make data-driven decisions based on effective and meaningful analysis of audience insights

Don’t miss hearing from:

  • Douglas Shirlaw, Chief Digital Officer, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, Scotland
  • Ellen Sandell, Member for Melbourne, The Greens
  • Jonathan Harley, Director of Media Partnerships, Twitter
  • Mia Garlick, Director of Public Policy, Facebook
  • Benjamin Stavert, Head of Social Media, Network Ten
  • Jayne Dullard, Executive Director of Communications, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
  • Melanie de Souza, Acting Director of Marketing, Visit Victoria

Click here for the event website

SocialMediaNews readers are eligible for a 10% discount off the current price!
Please contact Akolade on 02 9247 6000 or registration@akolade.com.au and quote your VIP Code: WFXS1 to register.

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Women in Media 2016
22-24 November, 2016
Aerial UTS Function Centre, Sydney, Australia
Website: http://bit.ly/2wim16

The 2nd annual Women in Media event, to be held from 22 – 24 November in Sydney, will be once again a platform for you to network with and get inspired by some of the most influential executives from all parts of the media landscape in Australia.

View event PDF information: http://www.questevents.com.au/women-media-2016/download-brochure

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Corporate Communications & PR Leadership Forum
21-23 February 2017 

Sir Stamford Circular Quay, Sydney

The belief that corporate communications and PR are a secondary, supportive function is outdated.

In the era of social media and 24/7 communications, the impact corporate communications teams have on the public brand cannot be underestimated. When something goes wrong, it’s the communication teams on the front line, developing real-time decisions and processes to respond to a crisis and re-establish the brand image in the public eye.

Akolade’s Corporate Communications and PR Leadership Forum brings together senior directors and leaders from some of Australia’s most well-known brands to examine the rapid change digital disruption has brought to a transforming sector and how to build influence and impact in your organisation as a strategic leader.

At this industry-leading event you will hear from the following leaders including:

  • Sasha Grebe, Director of Strategy and CommunicationsThe Hon Scott Morrison MP, Federal Treasurer
  • Aimee Buchanan,Managing Director, OMD Sydney
  • Stewart Murrihy, Chief Communications OfficerIncitec Pivot
  • Cori Drogemuller, Head of Communications & PR,Cisco
  • Shaneez Johnston, Head of Corporate AffairsSamsung Electronics
  • Michelle Skehan, Head of Communications – MediaAustralia Post

Click here for the event brochure

Why should you attend?

  • Position communications as a central leadership role in your organisation
  • Lead your team and communication effectively through times of organisational crisis and change
  • Promote organisational diversity and inclusion through media and communications
  • Respond to digital disruption and transformation
  • Interact with the fragmented, evolving media landscape

SocialMediaNews readers are eligible for a 10% DISCOUNT off the current price.
Contact Akolade on 02 9247 6000 or registration@akolade.com.au and quote your VIP Code: WFXS1.

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The Content Safari: Sydney, Australia
21 & 22 September 2016 – 8:30 am – 4:45 pm, Rydges Sydney Central
A Two Day Deep Exploration of Content
Website: www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/events/the-content-safari/

Each session, led by an organisation, will be called a ‘safari’ with 3 station stops:

  • Content Creation
  • Social Media Best Practice Implementation
  • Content Communication Strategy

This event is not vendor-driven: there will be no sales presentations. Each session will deliver practical and useful knowledge for you to take back to your workplace. And while you’re at it, enjoy ‘learning’ with speakers and like-minded professionals in this hands-on atmosphere!

Event Brochure/ Registration/ Enquiries: www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/events/the-content-safari/

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F098 468 60
Connections Attention Innovations

Marketing and Communicating with Today’s Youth
One day connected forum with two post-forum workshops
26-27 October 2016  Rydges Sydney Central

AUD $995 plus gst to attend the forum
http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/events/marketing-communicating-todays-youth/

Take part in hearing about successful case studies and expert perspectives from:

  • Australian National Maritime Museum
  • Fiona Killackey Consulting
  • The Wiggles
  • Australian Football League
  • Transport Accident Commission
  • Nickelodeon
  • Former Strategic Client Partner – Nike Europe at AKQA London

About:

  • Lessons from the world’s hottest youth brands
  • How to weave a children’s layer into everything
  • Pleasing parents and appealing to youth; a balancing act
  • The new model for youth engagement
  • Taking responsibility for ethical issues
  • Understanding your customer
  • Engaging kids and families

F098 300 250

Event Brochure/ Registration/ Enquiries: http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/events/marketing-communicating-todays-youth/
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Content Days Australia 2016: Crafting a New School of Thought
The right tools, plans and processes are crucial
24-26 May 2016, 
Rydges Swanston, Melbourne, Australia

Sold Out last two times held
Separately Bookable
Table Bookings Available

Day One
CONTENT CREATION DAY 2016
The Art and Science of Compelling Content
http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/events/content-creation-day-2016/
One-day interactive study group modules
24 May 2016, Rydges Swanston, Melbourne

Day Two
AUSTRALIAN SOCIAL MEDIA BEST PRACTICE TOOLKIT 2016
http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/events/australian-social-media-best-practice-toolkit-2016/
One-day case study led forum
25 May 2016, Rydges Swanston, Melbourne

Day Three
Strategic Content Communication 2016
One-day case study led forum as part of our ‘Content Days’ Event
26 May 2016, Rydges Swanston, Melbourne
http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/events/strategic-content-communication-2016/
Engagement , Social Media, Push Notification, Marketing, Buzz Words
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GOV 3.0 Forum: INVESTIGATING THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR PUBLIC SECTOR 2016 FORUM, 21st -22nd April in Canberra

Download the brochure: Click here

A timely landmark event designed to uncover the best approaches and share global insights on future social media development across the public sector / government. This event has been designed for public sector to both update and educate significant developments and changes in the field of social media.

This two day investigation of social innovation and 3.0 strategy will assist in creating pioneering social strategy throughout Government and the Public Sector and with emerging social technologies organisations can become more able to succeed through their social innovations.

The 2016 social shift:

*what technologies are emerging – from where- and what’s the expectation

*Social innovation – what will it require beyond this year? What should social communicators be anticipating.

*Case studies of global pioneering social initiatives – why they worked and their future evolvement

*Generating fresh and meaningful content in the 3.0 realm.

*Securing the ‘buy-in’ from the board to go further into unknown social territory.

*Assessing where next for organisations in the social arena, moving out of social comfort zones and into new areas of potential social impact and benefit.

*Global social research and technology updates – insights into specific trends and social behaviour to assist in strategy development.

TO REGISTER

To register for the conference please download the brochure and fax the form to us or you can email us on register@ibrc.com.au or give us a call

Registrations Manager
IBR Conferences Pty Ltd
Tel: +61 (0) 2 9896 0776 | Fax: +61 (0) 2 9896 0796 | register@ibrc.com.au |http://www.ibrc.com.au

Conference Brochure link:

http://www.ibrc.com.au/newsletter_images/P-GOV3.0-Future of Social Media for Public Sector 2016 Canberra, April.pdf

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CONTENT 4.0 – Future Social Media Content 4.0 Forum in Sydney, 17th-18th May.

Investigating the future of social content, innovative strategy and exceptional content experiences

  • Intelligent social creation for 2016
  • The future direction for social content development Innovation in social content strategy
  • Content 4.0 – leading in compelling and ground breaking initiatives
  • The evolution of social platforms and the impact on content creation
  • Developing efficient and scalable content strategies

Download the brochure: Click Here

TO REGISTER

To register for the conference please download the brochure and fax the form to us or you can email us on register@ibrc.com.au or give us a call

Registrations Manager
IBR Conferences Pty Ltd
Tel: +61 (0) 2 9896 0776 | Fax: +61 (0) 2 9896 0796 | register@ibrc.com.au |http://www.ibrc.com.au

Conference Brochure link:

http://www.ibrc.com.au/newsletter_images/P-Social Media Content4.0 Forum.pdf


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Contents Days Australia – Sydney

22, 23, 24 September 2015, Rydges Sydney Central, New South Wales
Separately Bookable
Hands On and / or Strategic
Forums and Workshops

Day 1: Strategic Content Communication Day
Tuesday, 22 September 2015, Rydges Sydney Central
Creating engaging and high impact communications through an integrated brand content strategy

Day 2: Content Creation Day – $695 plus if you join early
A practical guide to create online audio, photo and video content
Wednesday, 23 September 2015, Rydges Sydney Central

Day 3: The Australian Social Media
Best Practice Toolkit
Social media beyond posts for proactive community engagement and an improved service delivery
Thursday, 24 September 2015, Rydges Sydney Central

Info/ Registration: http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/Events-F048ContentDAYSSYDNEY.htm

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SOCIAL MEDIA FOR GOV
Building participative governments
25-27 November 2015
Crowne Plaza, Melbourne

Not only does social media allow government departments to receive feedback on their services, it is also an extremely valuable tool for the delivery of services, increasing trust, building legitimacy, and of course, engagement. Social media is a golden opportunity for the public sector to easily and efficiently engage in a discussion with the population and build strong relationships.

Are you generating rich and high quality content that the public will engage with?

Akolade’s Social Media for Gov Conference will provide a platform for networking and discussions on all things social media strategies to engage with your audience.

Attend this conference and discover:

  • How to promote your content via relevant channels to reach your audience
  • How to adopt new techniques to effectively measure ROI
  • How to implement a successful social media strategy with limited resources
  • How to coordinate effectively with staff to strengthen web presence
  • How to drive community engagement through social media channels
  • How to manage social media in times of extreme crisis

Click here to see the event brochure

 

Attend and hear from senior leaders including: 

  • Lisa Portolan, Director Communications, Australian Sports Commission
  • Andrew Parsons, Assistant Director Media & Communications Unit, Fire & Rescue NSW
  • Nicole McKechnie, Director of External Communications, Telstra
  • Simon Dunstall, Research Director, Digital Economy, CSIRO
  • Christine Wallace, Coordinator National & Social Media, Chief of Staff Portfolio, Australian Federal Police
  • Dr Collette Snowden, Digital Futurist and Program Director: Communication and Media, University of South Australia

SocialMediaNews readers can receive a 10% discount off the current price!
To lock in your exclusive discount, please contact Akolade on 02 9247 6000 or registration@akolade.com.au and reference VIP Code: WFXS1.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Follow us on Twitter with #SM4GOV and @AkoladeAust for event updates.

Visit Event Website for Registration

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DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT IN VET
Strengthening retention & acquisition through digital & social media
1-3 December 2015
Stamford Plaza, Melbourne

In the dynamic and increasingly competitive vocational education sector engaging students in a digital environment is critical. While the marketing activities of the VET sector have been under the microscope recently, providers must continue to engage their target audience in order to ensure financial viability and success in the market.

Are you effectively engaging prospective students online?

Is your organisations driving revenue growth through digital engagement?

Akolade’s Digital Engagement in VET Conference will provide platform for discussion and practical approaches to engage and retain students by delivering strong content via well-established social media platforms and digital channels.

Attend this conference and discover:

  • Examining digital trends for 2016 and the implications for VET providers
  • Strategies to enhance student acquisition, engagement and retention
  • How to ensure your organisation takes an integrated approach to digital engagement
  • Strategies to drive revenue growth through effective utilisation of digital channels
  • How to develop a robust digital engagement strategy

Click here to see the event brochure

 

Attend and hear from senior leaders including: 

  • Amjad Khanche, Chief Executive Officer, AIPE
  • Caroline Schmidt, Group Marketing Manager, Bendigo Kangan Institute
  • Rob Brown, Group Marketing Manager – eMarketing, Navitas
  • Michael Crump, National Marketing Manager, Upskilled
  • Mike Rhodes, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, WebSavvy.com.au & PPCsavvy.com
  • Tim Madin, Manager – Creative, Sales and Customer Experience, The Northern Sydney Institute, TAFE NSW

SocialMediaNews readers can receive a 10% discount off the current price!
To lock in your exclusive discount, just contact Akolade on 02 9247 6000 and reference VIP Code: WFXS1.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Follow us on Twitter with #SM4VET and @AkoladeAust for event updates.

Visit Event Website for Registration

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Social Media for Gov
Embedding strategic channels for strong community engagement
16-18 March 2016 | Rex Hotel

Social media has been gaining traction as an important tool for governments across Australia to achieve organisational goals. With millions of users now engaging with social media on a daily basis – 14 million just on Facebook alone, all levels of government have come to realise the potential of social media to reach customers in ways that traditional methods have not been able to.

Building on Akolade’s success with the Social Media for Gov series, this all-new conference will discuss how to embed strategic channels for strong community engagement.

The program has just been released, click here to see the event brochure

Attend this conference and discover: 

  • How to drive community engagement through effective content planning
  • Practical tools to use social media strategically with limited resources
  • Ways to measure the effectiveness of your social media activity and ROI
  • How to build a governance structure for social media
  • Strategies to find the balance between creativity and risk management

Don’t miss hearing from Australian and International speakers including: 

  • Joe Mirabella, Director of Communications, City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development and Office of Film and Music, USA
  • Mia Garlick, Director, Public Policy Australia & New Zealand, Facebook
  • Amanda Dennett, Senior Social Media Adviser, Department of Human Services
  • Brendon McKenzie, Social Media Manager, Chief of Staff Portfolio, Australian Federal Police
  • Debra Just, General Manager, Willoughby City Council
  • Rebecca Lewis, Campaign Director, R U OK?

Click here for the event website

To register, just contact Akolade on 02 9247 6000 or email us on registration@akolade.com.au

We look forward to seeing you there!

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#SM4GOV 4TH SOCIAL MEDIA IN PUBLIC SECTOR ROADSHOW
24th June 2015 – The Grace Hotel, SYDNEY
25th June 2015 – Rendezvous Hotel, MELBOURNE
26th June 2015 – Novotel, BRISBANE
30th June 2015 – Novotel, PERTH

The popular #SM4GOV 4th Social Media in Public Sector Roadshow is coming to you Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth!

This next event in its series will showcase social media case studies from across the public sector with a particular focus on the review, analysis and integration strategy into traditional mainstream services.

With over 25 industry speakers across States, here is a snapshot:

  • Sam Highley, Director of Communication, The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO)
  • Matt Murray, Senior Adviser Digital Communications, Redland City Council
  • Dale Bowerman, Digital Communications Manager, UBIMET
  • Penny Paterson, Assistant Marketing Manager, Department of Health Queensland
  • Louise Tapsell, Social Media Producer – Media Communications, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
  • Melanie Mayne-Wilson, Executive Manager – Marketing and Communication, RFDS Queensland Section
  • Anne Driscoll, Commissioner for Consumer Protection, Department of Commerce – Western Australia
  • Bruce Campbell-Fraser, Manager – Media & Public Affairs, The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia
  • Yves Calmette, Principal Planner – Engagement Strategies, ACON
  • Nicole Swanson, Digital and Social Media Manager – Office of Marketing and Communication, University of Western Sydney
  • Vanessa Bond, Media & Communications Manager, State Library of New South Wales
  • Shoshana Wall, Director – Corporate Relations, Service NSW
  • And many more…

Key benefits of attending – gain a further understanding of how to:

  • Integrate social media into the whole-of marketing strategy and mainstream
  • Engage senior level executives on social media adoption
  • Use social media as an integrated customer service tool
  • Find ways to reach the audience where they are
  • Use social media analytics to drive better business improvement decisions
  • Prepare for crisis: Is your social media strategy disaster-proof?
  • Increase your social media ROI

SocialMediaNews readers can receive a 10% discount off the current price!
TO BOOK and lock in your exclusive discount, just contact Akolade on 02 9247 6000 and reference VIP Code: WFXA1

Event Website: http://bit.ly/mKt11
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Public Sector Digital Marketing & Communications
Sustaining excellence in stakeholders engagement through an innovative digital strategy
26th & 27th August 2015, Canberra Rex Hotel
www.marketingcommsaps.com

Social Media News members quote CC*SMN when registering to SAVE $100 off the current price!

Government departments are reliant on being able to communicate effectively with large groups of external stakeholders. However this is becoming increasingly difficult for government agencies as budgetary cuts mean departments are struggling to deliver high quality campaigns.

This has led communications, marketing and public relations areas looking for new ways to engage communities and individuals in driving change. This conference will address how communications professionals can improve their strategy with a decreasing budget.

Attend this conference to gain strategies for:

  • Maximising the impact of your social media presence
  • Build an innovative digital strategy
  • Engage stakeholders through two-way communication
  • Manage your communications operations

Hear key contributions from

  • Kim Ulrick, Assistant Secretary Digital Communications, Department of Communications
  • Jonathan Thorpe, Assistant Commissioner, Digital Delivery, Australian Taxation Office
  • Brant Trim, Lead of Engagement, Digital Transformation Office
  • Shoshana Wall, Director, Corporate Relations, Service NSW
  • Kirsten Lea, Brand and Marketing Manager, CSIRO
  • + many more!

Register today and save $400 off the registration fee! Don’t forget you must quote
CC*SMN when registering to receive your $100 discount. Limited time only!

For more information or to register contact Criterion Conferences on +61 2 9239 5700, visit www.marketingcommsaps.com or email registration@criterionconferences.com.

Twitter Hash: #GovComms15
Blog: https://blog.criterionconferences.com/category/government/
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Social Media in Tertiary Education Conference
Using social media to strengthen recruitment in a competitive environment
25th & 26th March 2015
Mercure Sydney
Social Media News members quote CC*SMNews when registering to SAVE $100 off the current price

With deregulation of higher education fees set to spark shifts in student decision making, institutions will require more targeted marketing efforts and creative content to differentiate themselves from the competition.

Tertiary education marketers are under increasing pressure to leverage social media for new markets: how do you plan to adapt your social media strategy to engage and attract students in this competitive era?

The 4th Social Media in Tertiary Education  conference will help you take your social media strategy to the next level to differentiate your institution and attract new students.

 This conference will address how to:

  • Understand the  impacts of deregulation on student expectations
  • Plan and  adapt your social media strategy to changes under deregulation
  • Utilise innovative social media to  engage and recruit students
  • Recruit international students through social media
  • Create and curate great content to  differentiate your institutional brand

Key Speakers:

Professor Todd Walker
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement)
Federation University Australia

Alicia O’Grady
Executive Director Marketing & Communications
University of Tasmania

Carissa Dennis
Senior Marketing Officer (Digital Marketing)
CQUniversity Australia

Website: http://bit.ly/Socialedu
Registration page: http://bit.ly/Socialedurego

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Strategic Online Content Communication Day

Identifying audiences needs and addressing them through content strategy
14 April 2015
Rydges Melbourne

One-day case study led forum

Hear practical case study presentations from:

  • CPA Australia
  • Australian Football League
  • Deakin University
  • Digital Dialect Consultancy
  • University of Sydney
  • Story Rock Star
  • RMIT University
  • Content Ark

Register here: http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/Events-F032ContentStrategy.htm

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Content Creation Day: Melbourne

Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Rydges Melbourne

Learn how to plan, shoot, edit, tweak, post, paste and upload

Social Media content using the latest and greatest content tools.

Register here: http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/Events-F030ContentCreationMelbourne.htm

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Australian Government Social Media Best Practice Toolkit 2015
Social media beyond posts for proactive community engagement and an improved service delivery.
16th April 2015
Rydges Melbourne

One-day case study led forum.

Hear practical case study presentations from:

  • VicRoads
  • Brisbane City Council
  • SBS Australia
  • World Vision
  • ORM Consulting
  • DEPI
  • City of Whittlesea
  • Porter Novelli
  • Department of Economic Development

Register here: http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/Events-F031AGSM2015.htm

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Social Media in Government Conference
10th – 12th November 2014
Crowne Plaza, Melbourne

Upon the success of Akolade’s Social Media for Government events across Australia, we are proud to announce the commencement of the 4th Social Media in Government Conference coming this November in Melbourne!

This conference has been developed to specifically address the lack of engagement concerns between the Public Sector and communities in social media networks. With two days of leading edge content and performed examples, you will gain assess to the latest industry insights and knowledge:

  • New social media tools and techniques to better engage with the community
  • Strategies to invite a more positive dialogue
  • How to manage risk, discover new approaches and leverage opportunities to build a more comprehensive online community
  • Techniques to better shape, resource and sustain national stories
  • Build an integrated, transparent and participatory engagement strategy

Key Speakers:

  • Chris Wagner, Director of Communications, Mental Health Council of Australia
  • Jason Bartlett, Director of Media and Communications, Australian Maritime Safety Authority
  • Ben Adams, Digital Marketing Manager, Sydney Living Museums
  • Dr Scott Hollier, Project Manager & Western Australia Manager, Media Access Australia
  • Mark Bayly, Online Communications Manager, Victoria Police
  • And many others

Click here to see the event brochure.

SocialMediaNews readers can receive a 10% discount off the current price!
To lock in your exclusive discount, just contact us on 02 9247 6000 and reference VIP Code: WFXA1

Visit the event website: http://bit.ly/mkt09web

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Australian Government: Community and Marketing 2014
#Govmarket
Digital and social media strategies & tools to effectively engage and communicate with stakeholders for Now for the Future
One-day connected forum and two post-forum workshops
12-13 November 2014, Rydges Capital Hill, Canberra

http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/Events-F019GovMarketing.htm

Hear practical case study presentations from:

  • CSIRO, ANU, NAA, Defence, CASA
  • Creative Suburbs
  • Australian National University
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria
  • Queensland Government
  • Defence Housing Australia
  • National Archives of Australia
  • CASA
  • ACT Government

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Social Media Risk, Compliance & Privacy 2014 Forum
17th-19th November 2014
8:30am – 5:30pm
Grace Hotel, Sydney

Effectively managing risk whilst building social media strategy. The congress convenes social media strategists, risk managers and those responsible for compliance to establish a clear future pathway for social media management.

Discussion will be focused on:

  • The evolving web and the anticipation of emerging risk
  • Building effective internal collaboration for successful social media management
  • Assessing the risk factors throughout key channels – determining how new platforms look
  • set to present a new era of social risk management
  • Pioneering risk management case studies – redefining social media policy
  • Investigating how risk management can be integrated into social media strategy
  • Preparing for the worst case scenario – what every social media manager should be prepared for
  • Understanding the future of ‘communities’ and how to successful manage them
  • Updates on regulation and the evolving legal framework around social media

Discounts Available:

  • Group Discount- Register 2 & get 2 free delegate tickets( Save 50% cost on your registration)

Brochure Download: Click Here

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Content Creation Day
Learn how to plan, shoot, edit, tweak, post, paste and upload Social Media content using the latest and greatest content tools
11 December 2014, Rydges Sydney Central, Sydney

Save $300 if you book before 11 Nov 2014, making it just $695 plus gst to attend

http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/Events-F018ContentCreation.htm

Receive practical learnings from social media and content creation experts on:

  • Creating engaging visual for social media
  • Making video content on a budget
  • Storytelling and branding strategy related to AV content
  • Creating and initiating content using mobile phones

This workshop is a must-have Audio Visual (AV) skills and online content creation workshop. With expert tuition, you will receive essential knowledge and skills for conceiving, assembling, and engaging with social media and AV Content.

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Marketing and Communicating for Student Recruitment and the Australian Higher Education Sector
One-day connected forum with two half day workshops
3-4 December 2014, Rydges Sydney Central

http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/Events-F014EduMkt.htm

Listen, network and learn from your peers:

  • Macquarie University
  • Australian National University
  • Charles Sturt University
  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • University of Melbourne
  • International College of Management Sydney
  • University of New England

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Gov 3.0 – Investigating the future of Social Media: Public Sector Congress
30th September – 1st October 2014
8:30am – 5:30pm
Canberra, ACT – Rex Hotel

A timely landmark event designed to uncover the best approaches and  share global insights on future social media development across the public sector / government. This event has been designed for public sector to both update and educate significant developments and changes in the field of social media. This two day investigation of social innovation and 3.0 strategy will assist in creating pioneering social strategy throughout Government and the Public Sector and with emerging social technologies organisations can become more able to succeed through their social innovations.

Discounts Available:

  • Group Discount- Register 2 & get 2 free delegate tickets( Save 50% cost on your registration)
  • Charity/Non-Profit rate available

Click here for more information

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Social Media Week Sydney
September 22 – 26, 2014
Various locations across Sydney CBD.

Social Media Week Sydney announces key speakers & Early Bird ticketing

– SMW Sydney attracting local and international speaker talent for inaugural event

– Limited advance ticketing now available for Social Media Week Sydney Insider Passes

Sydney, Australia, 1 August, 2014: Today Social Media Week Sydney organisers Rinsed and Evolve Social announced that Neal Mann from the Wall St Journal, Simon Crerar from BuzzFeed Australia, Tom Eslinger from Saatchi & Saatchi and John Heywood from Twitter will all be speaking at the inaugural event this September. The news comes alongside the release of early bird SMW insider passes, which are now available via the SMW website: http://socialmediaweek.org/sydney/pass-options/

Each of the speakers announced today will contribute a unique and valuable perspective to the conversations around Social Media Week’s global theme for 2014, “The Future of Now”. SMW Sydney’s event program will do this with a key focus on Innovation, Advertising & Marketing, and Society & Culture.

Wall Street Journal, Multimedia Innovations Editor, Neal Mann, will host the Future of Publishing panel, alongside BuzzFeed Australia and other panelists to be unveiled soon. Mann has recently been spending time in Australia working on Strategy for News Corp, and will be sharing views gained from his local and international experience.

Speaking on his involvement, Mann said “After the success of SMW in NYC, it’s great to see it come to Australia and host a panel on the future of publishing. I’ve always seen SMW as an important forum to discuss the changing media landscape. With the heavy shift to mobile consumption in the Australia it’s vital we change the way we publish and deliver content to engage consumers”

In addition to participating on the panel with Mann, Simon Crerar, Editor of BuzzFeed Australia, will present insights on what content Aussies share most and why they share it. BuzzFeed is known globally for its approach to highly sharable content and Crerar’s keynote will put a distinctly local flavor on why some content shares better than others.

Commenting on the news, Crerar said “Australia is a genuinely social country and since BuzzFeed opened its local office at the beginning of the year we’ve learned lots about the content that makes Aussies tick. That can be Mulligrubs or knights and dames, but that doesn’t mean we don’t also care about news and viral content from around the world. I’m very excited to be involved in SMW Sydney and look forward to seeing the week unfold.”

Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide Digital Director, Tom Eslinger, brings more than a decade worth of experience in mobile creative and production to SMW Sydney. He will present his unique ‘Mobile Magic’ methodology, based on real human insights, to demonstrate why mobile is an essential part of the marketing mix in our post-PC era.

Discussing his session, Eslinger said “Mobile is such an essential part of the modern marketing mix, and people sometimes forget that. As user behaviours change, marketers need to identify where the real opportunities exist to add value to conversations and make a meaningful experiences for consumers. I’ll be talking about this more at SMW Sydney, and I hope to spark ideas for those that will be attending.”

Twitter’s Senior Product Marketing Manager for advertising products, John Heywood, is also travelling from San Francisco to present at the event. Heywood is currently leading Twitter’s marketing strategy and development for TV and will be participating in several sessions throughout the weeklong event.

The Twitter team has been working diligently at local and global levels to create better social and TV experiences for consumers, as well as better opportunities for marketers. Acknowledging that Australia has one of the most advanced and active social media communities in the world, Heywood is looking to discuss social TV, how the industry is performing and possibly even what could be next.

With over 60 total keynote, panel and master class sessions planned across the event’s two major venues – The University of Sydney and The Beresford Hotel – and more than 120 total speakers and panelists expected to be involved in the official program, SMW Sydney is slated to be a world-class event. The quality of the key speakers announced today also speaks to the quality of the full event program that will be announced in coming weeks.

Early bird SMW Sydney Insider Passes are also available at http://socialmediaweek.org/sydney/pass-options/ from today. The Insider Pass costs $239 and entitles holders to:

  • Admission to two (2) SMW Sydney Master Classes
  • Priority Access to all regular sessions at the Official HQ, The Beresford
  • Invite-only Official SMW Party
  • Exclusive benefits from SMW Sydney partners and sponsors

Commenting on the announcements, David Wesson, Managing Director at Evolve Social said “We have been working for months to put world class speakers and industry leaders at the center of SMW Sydney. Today we’re thrilled to be able to announce this initial taste of what is to come for the event. The variety of the sessions and the quality of our speaker line up we are confident will engage the local marketing, education, technology and social media communities”

For more information on Social Media Week Sydney, visit www.socialmediaweek.org/sydney/ or contact the team via Facebook, @SMWsydney or Sydney@socialmediaweek.org

About Social Media Week Sydney

Social Media Week, powered globally by Microsoft, is a leading media platform and worldwide event that takes place in 26+ cities each year. The mission of Social Media Week is to provide the best information, ideas and inspiration to help people understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world.

Social Media Week is making its debut in Australia with Sydney as the host city from September 22 – 26, 2014.
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Digital Communications: A Female Leader’s Perspective

16 July, 2014
Rydges Hotel, Sydney Central
#womencomms

Advancement in technology, social media and customer expectations are creating huge demands for quality and innovative communication.

This unique event has brought together the some of the top female leaders in communication to share their experiences and knowledge on how to:
- Create authentic and relevant external, internal and social communications
- Create and keep ‘followers’, inspire and involve customers and clients
- Build a stand-out culture in the digital age

They will be sharing their war stories from the digital frontline and helping you to understand how social media and digital communication can deliver benefits on a personal and professional level.

$795 plus GST to attend the forum.

For more Info and to Register: http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/Events-F010WomenComms.htm


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Digital and Social Media Communication Strategies in Government

24th June 2014 – Stamford Plaza, Adelaide
25th June 2014 – The Grace Hotel, Sydney
26th June 2014 – Stamford Plaza, Brisbane
26th June 2014 – Novotel Perth Langley, Perth

Upon the success of Akolade’s Social Media for Government roadshows in 2013 and the national conference in February 2014, Akolade is proud to announce the commencement of the Digital & Social Media Communication Strategies in Government Roadshow.

This next segment coming in June 2014 and across states Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, is focused around digital and social media strategies in Government. This allows us to broaden the topic to other forms of digital media and thus provide richer and more diverse content to the audience, with a keen focus on the practical strategies to create blended technologies.

Stay up to date on the latest industry insights and knowledge:

  • Current and innovative digital and social media strategies
  • Explore the range of tools, techniques and analytics associated with management, use and governance of social media
  • Understand key legislative compliance matters regarding employee conduct, organisational brand use and privacy law implications
  • Discover a range of tools to achieve customer service, engagement, and broader reach
  • Discuss the steps to implement a digital and social media policy
  • Compare the risks and rewards of a centralized vs. decentralized approach to social media and digital use

Key Speakers:

  • Gail Fairlamb, Acting Director – Strategic Engagement and Communication, Department of Premier & Cabinet SA
  • Darren Whitelaw, Assistant Director – Strategic Communication and Protocol Branch, Department of Premier and Cabinet VIC
  • Dr Tarun Weeramanthri, Executive Director of the Public Health & Clinical Services Division, Department of Health WA
  • Chris Wagner, Director Communications, Mental Health Council Australia
  • Shona Cox, Director of Video and Social Media, Public Service Business Agency (QLD)
  • Peter O’Halloran, Communications Manager – Social Media, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
  • Anika Johnstone, Communications Manager, SA Water
  • John Colton, Project Leader, CSRIO
  • Tony Tang, Planner, Digital and Engagement Campaigns, ACON Health
  • And many others

Click here to see the event brochure: http://bit.ly/mkt07brochure

SocialMediaNews readers can receive a 10% discount off the standard price!
To lock in your exclusive discount, just contact us on 02 9247 6000 and reference VIP Code: A FXB 1

Follow this event on Twitter using #SM4Gov and @AkoladeAust for daily industry event updates!

Visit the event website: http://bit.ly/MKT07Web


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2nd Annual Digital Marketing Forum 2014
23rd – 25th June 2014
The Grace Hotel, Sydney

Looking to improve your customer’s digital experience and ensure the success of your digital marketing campaigns?

Akolade is extremely excited to bring to you the upcoming 2nd Annual Digital Marketing Forum in June this year! This event will provide 2 days of thought-leading speakers, 12 exclusive case studies, engaging programme content, and of course plenty of coffee-fuelled networking opportunities.

See the event brochure here: http://bit.ly/MKT08Brochure

Learn how these reputable Australian brands have created effective, engaging and successful digital marketing campaigns!

Key Speakers:

  • Adam Zammit, CEO, Big Day Out & Peer Group Media
  • David Holmes, CEO, AIMIA
  • Alice Manners, CEO, IAB Australia
  • Emily Rayner, Group Digital Director, Nova Entertainment
  • Carl Mogridge, Head of Digital Australia & New Zealand, Avon
  • Duncan Young, Head of 2016 Census, Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Louise Martin, Director Strategic Communication and Protocol Branch, Department of Premier & Cabinet VIC
  • Gail Fairlamb, Acting Director – Strategic Engagement and Communication, Department of Premier & Cabinet SA
  • Neil Collins, Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Fox Sports
  • And Many More

Key Benefits:

  • Deliver effective content that enables interaction and seamless delivery across all media
  • Integrate new digital marketing technologies into your business plan
  • Build customer loyalty and continuous engagement
  • Choose the right digital marketing channel for your business success
  • Measure and track your digital marketing ROI

SocialMediaNews.com.au readers receive a 10% Discount off the standard price! (Reference VIP Code: A FXB 1)

Follow this event on Twitter using #DMF14 and @AkoladeAust for daily industry event updates!

Visit the event website: http://bit.ly/MKT08web

For further information or to register, please contact Akoalde on 02 9247 6000, or marketing@akolade.com.au.

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2nd Annual Social Media in Government Conference
17th - 19th February 2014
Novotel, Canberra

Akolade is proud to present the 2nd Annual Social Media in Government Conference 2014 - a two-day National event bringing together executive and operational level experts from every state and territory across Australia to forum the practical tools, techniques and strategies needed to meet and exceed future market expectations.

As previous Australian Government social media forums addressed the practical delivery of Social Media platforms as a subset, this conference specifically focuses on all facets of expanding and engaging audience effectively, increasing ROI and cost effectiveness and improving efficiency.

More event information here: http://bit.ly/MKT06

Key Speakers:

  • Rob VellarAssistant Commissioner Policy and StrategyNSW Fair Trading
  • Penina ReidMedia DirectorU.S. Embassy Canberra
  • Darren WhitelawAssistant Director Strategic Communications, Department of Premier & Cabinet
  • Duncan YoungHead of 2016 CensusAustralian Bureau of Statistics
  • Tom VergotisHead of Digital, Social and Reactive MediaCity of Gold Coast
  • Rob McGuinnessSocial Media Producer, ABC Radio
  • James KliemtSenior Digital Strategist/ProducerQueensland Police Service
  • Brady JacobsenGeneral Manager Customer Sales and ServiceAustralia Post
  • Tamera BradleySenior Marketing ManagerUniversity of New South Wales
  • And Many More

As a SocialMediaNews.com.au Reader receive a 10% Discount off the current rate to attend the Conference (Reference VIP Code: A FXB 1)

Request the Event Brochure: http://bit.ly/MKT06BR

Visit the Event Website: http://bit.ly/MKT06

Engage with Industry related peers and view news updates on Akolade’s Social Media and Marketing LinkedIn Group.

Please feel free to contact me for any queries on molly.haskell@akolade.com.au, or on #02 9247 6000, marketing@akolade.com.au

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SocialMediaMarketinginTertiaryEducationEventAustralia

Social Media
Innovative strategies to achieve your institution’s goals
26th & 27th March 2014, CQ Functions, Melbourne

www.socialtertiaryed.com

Social Media News members quote CC*SMN when registering to SAVE $100 off the current price!

Don’t miss your chance to hear from world-class social media experts!

65% of online Australians are now using social media and 45% access it daily. Social media’s engagement potential is huge. Are you searching for creative and innovative ways to achieve your institutional goals? Or maybe you’re struggling with day-to-day social media management in a rapidly evolving era?

This conference will provide you with practical implementation strategies to effectively listen, engage and broadcast to your target audience.

This conference will address how to:

  • Become a thought leader in social media
  • Recruit and engage students via innovative use of platforms
  • Measure ROI to improve your social media business case
  • Align content and platforms to strengthen your institutions brand
  • Manage multiple platforms through strategic resource management

> Download the agenda here www.socialtertiaryed.com/brochure

Hear key contributions from

  • Karen Lee, Social Web Strategist, Stanford Graduate School of Business, California
  • Emeritus Professor Steven Schwartz AM, Director, Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences & Former Vice Chancellor, Macquarie, Brunel and Murdoch Universities
  • Tyson Densley, Social Media Manager, Australia Football League (AFL)
  • Brendon Walker, Social Media Manager, TAFE NSW                              
  • + many more!

Register today and save $700 off the registration fee! Don’t forget you must quote CC*SMN when registering to receive your $100 discount. Limited time only!

For more information or to register contact Criterion Conferences on +61 2 9239 5700, visit www.socialtertiaryed.com or email registration@criterionconferences.com.

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Customer Loyalty Summit 2013
2nd – 3rd December, 2013

Rydges Swanston, Melbourne
Victoria, Australia

Loyalty programs are exploding as companies are struggling to not only keep their existing programs but to also get new ones. The internet and social media has shifted power to the consumer. As the time cost of switching brands decreases, the number and visibility of competitors increase. The proliferation of channels means creating a consistent, remarkable customer experience is becoming more complex.

IQPC’s Customer Loyalty Summit 2013 has been developed in collaboration with industry experts, for external customer professionals to benchmark against current best practice and the strategies behind loyalty programs.

Register Here.

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Australian Sustainability Conference 2013
9th - 10th October 2013
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
South Wharf
Melbourne, Victoria

In 2013, the Australian Sustainability conference will take attendees on a journey through their complete product and supply chain lifecycles. Together they will identify the points along this cycle where sustainable practices can be developed and applied in order to achieve significant impacts on their triple bottom line.

People. Planet. Profit.

Register Here.

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The annual Advertising, Marketing & Media Summit will be held at the Bayview Eden in Melbourne on the 14th October 2013.

This key industry event is for the advertising, marketing and media communities.

Along with multi award winning case studies the summit theme “The New Reality” will focus on ideas, insights and powerful multichannel communication strategies.

The full summit agenda can be viewed via the below link:

Summit brochure: http://www.elitemedia.com.au/files/amms2013_summit_flyer.pdf

Speakers include:

  • William Easton, Managing Director Australia & New Zealand, Facebook
  • Rhys Thomas, Senior Agency Manager, Google
  • Yianni Konstanopoulos, Group Managing Director, Social@Ogilvy
  • Daniel Prowse, Head of Digital Marketing, ANZ Bank
  • Ruslan Kogan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kogan
  • Adam Ferrier, Director of Marketing, Naked
  • Ryan Tuckerman, Director of Marketing, Art Series Hotels
  • Brendon Cook, Chief Executive Officer, oOh!media
  • Alex Burke, Managing Director Asia Pacific, TigerSpike
  • Matt Pinkney, Head of Content, AFL Media
  • Andrew Smith, Head of Brand Marketing, Bupa
  • Plus many more…

Summit delegates lay claim that this is where the advertising, marketing & media sectors gather!

Testimonials:

“A fantastic symposium on the past, present and future of the marketing industry.”

Nick Kenn, Marketing Manager, Betfair

“An insightful summit covering relevant topics to today’s changing landscape”

Michael Demosthenous, Account Executive, Saatchi & Saatchi

“Fantastic conference, took away lots of new ideas and fresh perspectives which our agencies clients will really benefit from.”

Rhys Morrison, Account Director, Grey

“”The summit far exceeded my expectations as far as content, networking and overall quality. I would definitely recommend it to media and advertising professionals.”

K-Duane Mackey, Workflow Specialist, Fuji Xerox

“I feel like I got a clear overview of the current advertising, marketing & media industry at the summit. I’m going back into my workplace with a new motivation and focus on our advertising and marketing objectives.”

Fran Callaghen, Marketing Coordinator, Greater Building Society

4 easy ways to register:

  1. Telephone Elite Media Group on Ph: + 61 3 9595 3510
  2. Mail back the registration form on the back page of the summit brochure to:
  3. Elite Media Group Level 1, 181 Bay Street Brighton VIC Australia 3186
  4. Fax the registration form to us on Fax: 03 9595 3800

Book on line at www.elitemedia.com.au

Summit brochure: http://www.elitemedia.com.au/files/amms2013_summit_flyer.pdf

Book online at: http://www.elitemedia.com.au/form/registration.html

Or call our booking hotline now on Ph: +61 (0)3 9595 3510

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SocialMediaNews.com readers are entitled to a 10% discount to attend when the VIP code TR36FM9 is quoted.

The 5th Annual Online Retailer Conference & eCommerce Expo brings together innovative content, inspiring speakers, strategic networking opportunities and top-tier solution providers all in the one place.

Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
20-21 August, 2013

Over four days you will hear from industry thought-leaders as they offer strategic insights, tactical ideas and demonstrate how to implement practical advice to improve your results, increase your profits and grow your business.

The 2013 conference agenda will discuss key themes including:

• mCommerce & Multi-Device
• Responsive Design
• Customer Insights & Analytics
• Omni-Channel Corporate Structure
• Omni-Channel Technology
• In-Store Digital Innovation
• Customer Engagement & Social

Key speakers include:

  • Simon Russell, Director, Retail Operations Development, John Lewis
  • Bernard Luthi, CMO & COO, Rakuten (Buy.com)
  • Kerry Cooper, Former COO & CMO, modcloth.com
  • Ryan Hennig, Vice President Marketing, Miles Kimball
  • Adrian Salamunovic, Co-Founder, CanvasPop.com
  • Lauren Freedman, President, The E-Tailing Group
  • Rob Schmults, SVP Strategic Partnerships, Intent Media
  • Alan Dick, EVP of Merchandising, Vintage Tub & Bath
  • Will Lockie, Head of Ecommerce,  Evans Cycles (UK) Ltd
  • Kévin Charef, Senior Intl Social Media Manager & Online Mediaplanner, LVMH/Givenchy Beauty
  • Erika Sirimanne, Senior Analyst, Euromonitor International

For further information on this event or to register please visit www.onlineretailer.com

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Digital Financial Services 2013
27 – 28 August 2013, Swissotel Sydney
Download the full agenda here http://bit.ly/1afMMqw

IQPC’s 5th Annual Digital Financial Services Conference is the only annual Digital Marketing and Customer Engagement event featuring innovators at top-tier financial institutions across Australia.

In an intimate setting, you will have the rare opportunity to learn best-in-class examples from financial firms leading the way in:

  • Developing an integrated digital strategy ensuring a seamless multi-channel experience for the customer
  • Unearthing hidden behaviours and data patterns to fuel cross-selling, up-selling and retention
  • Solving the multi-channel attribution problem across digital channels
  •  Fostering a high level of customer engagement by creating digital experiences that are remembered, repeated and valued
  •  Effectively defining the metrics of social channels to measure the true return on marketing investment
  • Share experiences, exchange ideas, and procure effective digital strategies with unparalleled access to the most innovative marketers and digital strategists in financial services today

Key speakers:

Matt Mansour, Managing Director, Digital at GE Capital
Michael Weeding, Head of Digital Banking at Citi
Janelle McGuinness, Head of Digital and Emerging Channels at ING Direct
Alex Sion, President and Managing Director at Moven
Cam Cimino, Director of Marketing at AMP
Sean Kaln, Head of Delivery – Insights & Analytics at ANZ
Roger Seow, Head of Social Media & Digital Intergration, Direct Banking at NAB

Download the full agenda here http://bit.ly/1afMMqw

Resource centre: For exclusive interviews, presentations, articles and podcasts – check out the digital financial service resource centre here http://bit.ly/12cJStL

HOW TO REGISTER:

Email registration@iqpc.com.au or call +61 2 9229 1000

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Akolade’s Digital Marketing Forum 2013
28th - 30th August 2013
Radisson Blu Hotel, SYDNEY

Akolade’s Digital Marketing Forum 2013, to be held at the Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney, August 28th - 30th 2013 bringing together the trailblazing leaders of the digital marketing age for a 2 day intensive conference designed to leave attendees with new thoughts on how to generate streamlined strategies to enhance and grow their digital marketing presence.

As anyone in the marketing industry knows, the rules are currently being re-written right under their feet. Long established strategies are no longer working as they used to and the move to faster, cheaper, digital marketing avenues is the only way organisations are going to stay at the front of the pack.

As the economy continues to be dire and consumers are spending less while demanding more, it’s hard to justify the time and expense of attending a conference. The Digital Marketing Forum is case study driven, providing real life experiences in launching and turning around your marketing strategies to provide more cost effective and user friendly marketing.

As a SocialMediaNews.com.au Reader receive 10% off the current rate to attend the Conference. Call (02) 9247 6000 to register and quote your VIP Code: A FXB 1

Download Agenda: http://bit.ly/12JOVrL
Visit Website: http://bit.ly/11zvV7T

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The 2nd Annual National Higher Education Faculty Marketing Innovation Conference 2013
9 & 10 April 2013
Melbourne Marriott Hotel

Developing and Implementing Marketing Strategies that Succeed in the Unique and Evolving Operating Environment of the Higher Education Faculties

Liquid Learning is delighted to present the 2nd Annual National Higher Education Faculty Marketing Innovation Conference 2013 – the premier information, professional development and networking platform to debate and prepare for the unique challenges of Faculty Marketing in the Higher Education sector. A balance of local and international case studies combined with expert presentations will allow delegates to develop and implement marketing strategies that succeed in the unique and evolving operating environment of the Higher Education faculties.

Event Brochure – click here: http://bit.ly/Wyok7V

EXPLORE

  • Leveraging the University’s brand at faculty level
  • Student-centred marketing for both recruitment and retention
  • Evolving use of digital marketing, social media and online communities
  • Engaging with key internal stakeholders to successfully meet evolving market needs

FEATURED SPEAKERS

  • Professor Jim Macnamara Deputy Dean and Professor of Public Communication, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    University of Technology, Sydney
  •  Professor Linda Brennan, PhD, FAMI Head of Centre, Commerce and Management
    RMIT International University Vietnam
  • Associate Professor Colin Jevons Department of Marketing, Faculty of Business and Economics
    Monash University
  •  Simon Kozak Acting Group Director, Marketing and Communications
    Auckland University of Technology
  • Richard Teng Regional Director, South East Asia
    Teesside University Michelle Segal-Crawford Executive Officer, Communications, Faculty of Business and Economics
    University of Melbourne
  • Mark Pearce Director, Media and Communications Unit, Marketing and Engagement Division
    La Trobe University
  • Warrick Glynn Internal Communications Manager, Marketing and Engagement Division
    La Trobe University
  • Dr John Lenarcic Lecturer, School of Business IT and Logistics
    RMIT University
  • Nick Besley Manager, Marketing and Communications, College of Science, Engineering and Health
    RMIT University
  • Dr Shane Moon Managing Director
    Inner Truth
  • Guest Lecturer, Neuromarketing
    University of Melbourne
  • Joanne Jacobs Chief Operating Officer
    1000Heads
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Creative Industries
    Queensland University of Technology
  • Robert Lawrence Principal
    Prospect Research and Marketing
  • Monika Engelhard Assistant Director, Marketing and Business Development, College of Design and Social Context Office
    RMIT University

Follow this event on Twitter using the event hash tag #FMI13 and @LiquidLearning for daily industry updates!

Event Brochure – click here: http://bit.ly/Wyok7V

To request more information or book your place at this inspiring event, contact Liquid Learning by email: marketing@liquidlearning.com.au, phone +61 2 9437 1311 or visit our website: www.liquidlearning.com.au

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Social Media and Communication for Government 2013
Monday 8th April 2013, Novotel Canberra
Tuesday 9th April 2013, Crowne Plaza Melbourne
Wednesday 10th April 2013, Stamford Plaza Adelaide

As social media is being utilised as an effective marketing tool across various industries, public sectors are now discovering the opportunities and challenges that come with this new technology.

Different government sectors are now engaging with key stakeholders and their communities through social media platforms. Now is the time to start implementing social media and communication strategies to discover which bear the most fruits and which are risky.

Akolade’s Social Media and Communication for Government 2013 provides a one day intensive covering Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide, addressing case studies, panel discussions and practical workshops on how to effectively utilize social media and incorporate it into the everyday communication functions of your organisation.

As a Social Media News subscriber receive 10% off the standard rate to attend the Conference. Call (02) 9247 6000 to register and quote your VIP Code: A FXA 1

Link to brochure: http://akolade.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/MKT01-Social-Media-and-Communication-for-Government-2013.pdf

Link to website: http://akolade.com.au/single-product?product_id=351

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iStrategy Conference
April 23-24, 2013
Sydney
http://www.istrategyconference.com/events/sydney

iStrategy is an inspirational two-day digital and social media marketing conference that looks at modern marketing through a digital lens. We showcase the best speakers, the sharpest ideas and the most innovative technologies – all aimed at helping our attendees make social, mobile and other digital technologies work for their business.

Speakers at this event include:

  • KEN SEGALL – Former Apple Agency Creative Director & Author, Insanely Simple
  • JASON HINCKS – Chief Operating Officer, Movember
  • DUANE VARAN – Chief Research Officer, Disney Media and Advertising Lab
  • JAMES MINER – SVP, Digital Media, ESPN
  • ADRIANE MCDERMOTT – GM Marketing, David Jones
  • KEVIN LILLIE – GM Marketing, Honda
  • NICK BAKER – Executive General Manager Marketing, Tourism Australia
  • JOHN BATISTICH – Marketing Director, Westfield Group
  • STUART BARTRAM – Director of Marketing Solutions ANZ, Linkedin

The topics that will be discussed include:

  • Social Media
  • Mobile Marketing and Applications
  • Display Advertising
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and Pay-per-Click (PPC)
  • Email Marketing, Database Marketing and Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Web Analytics
  • E-commerce
  • Content Strategy, including Video, Viral and Blogs

View the full programme: http://www.istrategyconference.com/events/sydney/#eventProgram

Book online today: https://www.istrategyconference.com/register/?eventReg=Sydney

Social Media for the Public Sector Conference 
19-20 March 2013
Sydney, The Menzies Hotel

The 2013 Conference builds on the success of the Social Media for the Public Sector Conference 2012, which attracted more than 200 delegates. In 2013, attendees will again obtain practical information that can be used to build their organisation’s social media presence as well as hearing case studies showcasing the successful use of social media within the public sector.

Speakers include:

  • Joshua J Maxwell, Chief Inspector and Manager, Project eyewatch, NSW Police Force
  • Crista Harrison, Manager Marketing Communications and Bree Dixon, Web Content Officer, Townsville City Council
  • Paula Bray, Manager, Visual and Digitisation Services, Powerhouse Museum

For more information or to register visit: http://bit.ly/11JP5KQ

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2nd Annual, Social Media Marketing in Tertiary Education
L’Aqua Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour, Sydney
19 & 20  February, 2012

More than half of all Australians own a smartphone and almost a fifth own a tablet. Social media is critical for reaching the tech- savvy generations.

In a highly competitive sector, effective social media strategies are vital for attracting prospective students and engaging both current students and alumni.

This conference will address how to:

  • integrate mobile into your overall online campaign
  • engage meaningfully with your target markets online
  • interpret and connect data sources
  • Manage your social media resources
  • Gain organisation wide buy in

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #socialedu

SocialMediaNews.com.au readers are entitled to a $100 discount.

Simply quote the following code when registering:

CC*SMN

Register Here: http://socialtertiaryed.com 

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Omni-channel Marketing
L’Aqua Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour, Sydney
26 & 27 February 2013

The seamless integration of customer intelligence sourced from all potential touch points is becoming increasingly important to the future success of businesses.

Rich customer data and the insights gained will enable companies to make informed decisions and implement best practise strategies.

Marketers are striving toward achieving life cycle marketing as well as targeted and personalised marketing that reaches the customer through their preferred communication medium.

The conference will address how customer data and behavioral analytics can be used to create an integrated and seamless experience to the consumer through Omni-channel marketing strategies.

By attending this conference you will learn how to:

• Integrate all channels of customer data (both online and offline) for a single customer view
• Select technologies to assist your marketing strategies
• Convert online traffic into sales by improving your value proposition
• Streamline customer communication and marketing channels.

SocialMediaNews.com.au readers are entitled to a $100 discount.

Simply quote the following code when registering:

CC*SMN

Register Here: http://confreg.criterionconferences.com/register/?c=38#regFormTopAnc

More info: http://onlineofflinedata.com/ 

Questions:  registration@criterionconferences.com

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The Internet Show Australia
21 – 22 November 2012
Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia

The Internet Show Australia expo and conference is Australia’s largest internet business event.

It brings together businesses hungry to profit from internet related solutions.

Featuring 5 conferences covering social media, digital advertising, search and mobile marketing, web content, mobile applications and mobile marketing, there is something for everyone. With so much content on offer, you’ll definitely need to bring your team along!

Visit the exhibition to find out the latest products, services and technologies. Attend the free exhibition seminar to learn from world class solution providers.

The Internet Show is co-located with The Mobile Show, IP Networks Show and the Connected Homes Show.

Exclusive 15% discount for subscribers. Call +61 2 9021 8807 to register at exclusive rates.

Event Website: www.internetshow.com.au/sydney

Event Contact: Melissa Ye – +61 2 9021 8817 or melissa.ye@terrapinn.com

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Loyalty World Australia 2012
Atlantic Group V, Melbourne
27 – 28 November 2012

Loyalty World Australia 2012 is about understanding what loyalty actually means today in a constantly changing environment with a very discerning customer base. It brings together business leaders from across a variety of industries to explore the solutions and strategies that businesses need to create a loyal and valuable customer.

It will outline how brands can effectively deliver on their customer strategy and deliver a consistent, engaging message across all channels – new and old. Loyalty leaders will be looking to overcome their challenges, enhance, develop and implement successful customer strategies.

For more info, visit: www.terrapinn.com/loyaltyworldau

For all enquiries, contact Melissa Ye on +61 2 9021 8817 or by email to melissa.ye@terrapinn.com

SPECIAL OFFER: Get 15% off ticket prices. Quote “TEWY” when you register online.

You can also access the discount directly through this link:
https://secure.terrapinn.com/V5/rCalc.aspx?E=5122&R=TEWY

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Big Data World Australasia 2012
Atlantic Group V, Melbourne

27 – 28 November 2012

Big Data strategy for all businesses

Big Data World Australasia is the event that will prepare business leaders, marketing professionals and IT executives with the knowledge, intelligence and technology they need to handle big data effectively for operational efficiency and profitability. These leaders will come together to address the current big data challenges businesses face and how they can overcome them to improve business performance and customer insights. This conference will deliver strategic keynotes and technical ‘how to’ case studies showcasing innovation and excellence.

Among the companies speaking are: eBay Australia, The Coffee Club, ninemsn, Suncorp Group, ING Direct, Telstra, Santos, and many others…

For more info, visit: www.terrapinn.com/bigdataau

For all enquiries, contact Melissa Ye on +61 2 9021 8817 or by email to melissa.ye@terrapinn.com

SPECIAL OFFER: Get 15% off ticket prices. Quote “CSPA” when you register online.

You can also access the discount directly through this link:
https://secure.terrapinn.com/V5/rCalc.aspx?E=5355&R=CSPA

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Introduction to Social Media for Professionals
09 November, 2012
Sydney, Citigate Central

This event is being run by SocialMediaNews.com.au writer Anna James.

If you feel clueless and lost in the world of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and blogging?

This is the perfect learning opportunity – where everyone is a beginner and no question is too silly.

Who should attend?
This is an introductory course that anybody can attend – there are no pre-requisites with regards to prior knowledge, job title or level of seniority. If you are looking to use social media in any professional capacity, then this course will provide the knowledge you need. For information please visit the event website.

Facilitated by: Anna James, Freelance Journalist and Independent Social Media Advisor.

Anna James has been published across a variety of Australian and US publications, mainly for sports writing. Using her passion for creative PR and social media management, Anna pens regular articles for Social Media News Australia where she employs humour and trial and error to navigate through the confusing marketing blogosphere.

Register at the following link: http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/Events-E027SMProf.htm

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Tonkin’s Media Law Compliance Conference
29th – 31st of October 2012
The Grace Hotel, Sydney

The ever changing landscape of the Australian media is a hot topic in every newspaper and online news site at the moment, but what does it mean for media professionals nationwide? The debate on the subject is robust, but media professionals are lacking clarity on what the future of the media, and media regulation, means for them and the industry as a whole.

This year new privacy reforms will also come into affect, with the consequences of these reforms scarcely anticipated and understood – and defamation and copyright laws continue to trip up a myriad of Australian companies.

Tonkin’s Media Law Compliance Conference will demystify the changing media landscape in Australia and media legal compliance issues by offering a wealth of expertise from legal, corporate media and mainstream media leaders on everything from the convergence review, to media relations crisis strategies, defamation and social media relations case studies. The conference will also facilitate a robust panel discussion on the current and future states of defamation laws in Australia.”

Speakers:

  • Darren Burden, National Editor in Chief, Fairfax Media
  • Nicola Shaver, Network Legal Counsel, Ten Network
  • Tania Petsinis, Legal Counsel, Southern Cross Austereo
  • Jon Church, Head of Communications, Coles Group
  • Coran Lill, Senior Manager of Media Relations, Westpac
  • Sarah-Jane Wood, Communications Manager Operations and Property, Westpac
  • Craig Middleton, Corporate Affairs Manager, Telstra
  • Chris Gross, Head of Social Media, Vodafone Australia
  • Phil Hayes-St Clair, General Manager of Corporate Affairs, Transfield Holdings
  • Chris Wagner, Director of Communications and Government Relations, Lifeline Australia
  • Brendan Maher, Director of Sustainability, Lifeline Australia
  • John Thompson, Manager of Media Unit, New South Wales Police
  • Sally Fielke, General Manager of Corporate Affairs, Sydney Airport
  • Kirsten Andrews, National Media Manager, Heart Foundation
  • Malcolm Long, Committee Member, Convergence Review
  • John Butterworth, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA)
  • John Fairbairn, Partner, Minter Ellison
  • Peter Bartlett, Partner, Minter Ellison
  • Sophie Dawson, Partner, Ashurst
  • Marlia Saunders, Senior Associate, Ashurst
  • Andrew Pollcock, Solicitor, Freehills
  • Mark Westfield, former Business Editor, The Australian

Registration and more details: http://www.tonkincorporation.com/images/australis/LAW118.pdf

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Engaging Students through Digital Communications
15th & 16th August 2012
L’Aqua, Cockle Bay, Sydney

http://socialtertiaryed.com

$100 discount off today’s rate for SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS members!

Stronger strategies for student communications

Given the number of marketing functions across any tertiary institution, and the need to engage students past, present and future, it comes as no surprise that education providers struggle to deliver an aligned message.

Add to this the imperative to:

  • meet incoming digital natives on the social platforms where they interact
  • deliver integrated online/offline communications
  • and keep abreast of constantly evolving technologies and media trends

It is clear that there is a great opportunity to discuss these issues and examine practical strategies to overcome these challenges.

In the current funding environment the role of student communications is vital, not only pushing a greater recruitment effort, but also looking toward developing true student engagement to encourage retention not only of current students but also after graduation.

This conference will address:

  • Integrating channels including website, social media, mobile and email
  • Strategic alignment of student communications across the university
  • Reputation building, community engagement and using social feedback channels for university planning
  • Building the business case for social and new media channels

Featuring leading expertise from:

– Lisa Lapin, Assistant Vice President, University Communications, Stanford University

– Carl Rallings, Pro Vice Chancellor, Student Management, University of Southern Queensland

– Richard Fisher, Chief Communications Officer, Development and Alumni Engagement,
The University of British Columbia

– Paul Tagell, Web Marketing Director, The University of Melbourne

Plus many more!

For the full speaker line-up and conference agenda visit: http://socialtertiaryed.com/


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Turning Smartphone Apps into a Marketing Tool
4 July 2012 
Rydges Melbourne, Australia

http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/Events-E017SmartphoneAPPs.htm

One day session / workshop

During the day you will gain:

  • An insight into what we mean by ‘mobile business’ and its impact on business practices
  • An understanding of the social dynamics enabled by the mobile environment
  • Internal and external use cases for mobile apps in companies
  • Thoughts on the integration of mobile apps into key processes and the transformations these can bring to the company
  • Views on how to manage the strategic introduction and KPIs of mobile apps.

For more information or to request a brochure please contact Ark Group Australia on aga@arkgroupasia.com or call +61 1300 550 662

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Reputational Management Symposium
9-11th July 2012 
The Grace Hotel, Sydney

Tonkin’s Reputation Management Conference is coming to Sydney in 2012 with an impressive line-up of leading Australian Reputation Management industry specialists. Here from the experts in the industry on the legislative changes, as well as assessing your organisation’s readiness for a carbon constrained future and what should business consider. If you’re a SocialMediaNews.com.au subscriber save 15% OFF the standard price* BOOK NOW TO SECURE YOUR SEAT: CALL (02) 9224 6000

More info at this Link & Booking: http://www.tonkincorporation.com/?m=5&id=1064&t=13

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The Australian Law Firm Social Media Best Practice Toolkit
16-17 May 2012
Rydges Melbourne, Australia

Hear from our expert panel of speakers:

  • Adrian Dayton and Associates (USA)
  • Minter Ellison
  • Mallesons Stephen Jaques
  • Tindall Gask Bentley Lawyers
  • EntrepreneurLawyer Limited (UK)
  • Ashurst
  • Knowledge Management Roundtable
  • Reachlocal Australia

Delegates attending the event and industry practitioners interested in the topic are joining Social Media Asia Pacific on Linkedin.
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2813516&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr

Twitter hashtag: #lawonline

Register early and receive a FREE Kindle (ends 13 April 2012) - http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/Events-E019TheAustralianLAWFIRMSocialMedia.htm

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Enhancing Online & Mobile Content for Government
30th & 31st May 2012
Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

Making online content accessible, participatory & optimised for mobile devices.

$100 discount off today’s rate for SocialMediaNews.com.au subscribers!

Featuring leading expertise from:

  • Senator the Hon. Kate Lundy, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister & Immigration and Multicultural Affairs
  • Andrew Arch, Senior Policy Officer, AGIMO, Department of Finance & Deregulation
  • Bob Smith, Director, Web Information Capability, Department of Defence
  • Raven Calais, Accessibility Manager, User Centred Design, Competency Centre, Department of Immigration & Citizenship

For the full speaker line-up and conference agenda visit: http://govcontent.com/agenda/

SocialMediaNews and Criterion Conferences are pleased to offer SMN subscribers an exclusive $100 discount off today’s conference rate.

Twitter hashtag – #govcontent

For more information or to register contact Criterion Conferences on 1300 316 882 or email registration@criterionconferences.com. Don’t forget to quote your discount code CC*SMN when registering to receive your $100 discount.

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Frankademy for B2B
Friday, 1 June 2012
Time: 2 – 4 pm
Venue: 36B St Edmonds Road, Prahran, VIC

In Social Media Marketing we see many strategies for B2C marketing, but what about B2B?

One of the toughest objectives for most B2B social plays is knowing where to begin. We’ll provide our tried and tested approach on how to begin with a social business strategy.

This course covers:

  1. Introduction to social business: why we should care?
  2. Implementing a social business strategy
  3. Social ROI
  4. Case histories on social and B2B – both the good and the bad
  5. Where and how to begin a successful social business strategy

Register Here: http://frankmedia.com.au/social-business/frankademy-for-b2b/
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Social Media Management
17th & 18th April 2012, L’Aqua, Cockle Bay, Sydney, Australia
Nurturing communities, thinking social in processes & avoiding reputation damage.

Click here for more info!

Register online here: www.mysocialmediamarketingstrategy.com
(SocialMediaNews.com.au readers are entitled to a 10% discount on the standard pricing by quotingof CC*SMN when registering).

The Social Media Management Conference will provide you with tools to:

  • Uncover techniques for developing timely and positive responses to negative situations
  • Develop your community management capabilities to nurture the best community for your brand and enable brand advocates
  • Debate the best measures and KPIs for social media and influence
  • Hear advice on creating and implementing appropriate social media policies and models

Featuring leading case studies & presentations by:

  • Megan Berry, Marketing Manager, Klout (USA)
  • Joy Toose, Social Media Community Manager, World Vision Australia
  • Rod McGuinness, Social Media Producer, ABC Multiplatform, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Jodie Sangster, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Direct Marketing Association
  • Emma Merrigan, Communications Manager, Direct Channel Marketing, Consumer Marketing, National Australia Bank

Twitter hashtag – #SSM12

If you have an questions in relation to this event please contact Criterion Conferences on 1300 316 882 or registration@criterionconferences.com

(Don’t forget to quote discount code of CC*SMN when registering).

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The Australian Government Social Media Best Practice Toolkit
17-18 April 2012, Canberra, Australia
Untapping the full potential and mitigating the risks of social media for the public sector.

http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/Events-E008TheAustralianGovernmentSocialMediaBPT.htm

Hear practitioner case study presentations from:

  • Attorney General’s Department
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Education and Training NSW
  • BlandsLaw
  • NSW Rural Fire Service
  • Zen Ex Machina
  • Department of Justice

This one-day forum will help you to:

  • Understand the practical applications and impact of social media in your workplace
  • Adopt the right mindset: how far must you go with social media?
  • Develop an effective social media strategy and policy
  • Deal effectively with legal, security and governance issues of social media
  • Train your staff on social media etiquette

Delegates attending the event and industry practitioners interested in the topic are joining Public Sector Australia Group on Linkedin:
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2109273&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr

Twitter hashtag – #govonline

For more information or to request a brochure please contact Ark Group Australia on aga@arkgroupasia.com or call +61 1300 550 662.

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The Internet Show 2012
30 April – 1 May 2012
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia

  • 3 conferences
  • 60 seminars
  • 1 exhibition showcase

The Internet Show is Australia’s only expo and conference that brings together forward thinking businesses hungry to profit from internet related solutions. They come together to evaluate strategies and technologies to successfully deploy internet solutions across a range of business activities.

http://www.internetshow.com.au/

Contact:
Antonette Jayona
+61 02 9021 8803
Antonette.jayona@terrapinn.com
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Social Media World Australia 2012
30 April – 1 May 2012
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia

Social Media World is Australia’s largest established social media conference. It attracts the region’s leading consumer brands, social networks, and their partners to create effective social media strategies.

As social media continues to grow in prevalence and importance, this conference sets the tone for businesses that are looking for optimal ways to harness its direction and impact.

http://www.terrapinn.com/socialmelbourne

Contact:
Antonette Jayona
+61 02 9021 8803
Antonette.jayona@terrapinn.com
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The Mobile Show Australia
30 April – 1 May 2012
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia

The Mobile Show is Australia’s leading mobile technology conference and exhibition.

Featuring 3 conferences, 60 free seminars and 1 exhibition showcase, this is the mobile technology expo that you cannot miss!

The Mobile Show brings together forward thinking businesses hungry to profit from mobile solutions, demonstrates the benefits of mobile in the enterprise and the growing market for mobile payment, advertising and entertainment applications.

www.terrapinn.com/mobileshow

Contact:
Chua Yee Ling
+61 02 9021 8885
Yeeling.chua@terrapinn.com
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Planet of the Apps World Australia
30 April – 1 May 2012
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia
www.terrapinn.com/planetofapps

Contact:
Chua Yee Ling
+61 02 9021 8885
Yeeling.chua@terrapinn.com
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M2M World Australia
30 April – 1 May 2012
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia
www.terrapin.com/m2mworld

Contact:
Chua Yee Ling
+61 02 9021 8885
Yeeling.chua@terrapinn.com
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Measuring and Optimising Social Media Marketing in Tertiary Education
22 - 23 February 2012
CQ Functions, Melbourne
Driving student recruitment through your social media strategy

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Exclusive 10% discount for Social Media News subscribers!

Featuring expert analysis from:

– Perry Hewitt, Chief Digital Officer, Harvard University
– Jodie Sangster, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Direct Marketing Association
– Ellen Griffin, Director, University Communications, San Francisco State University
– Mal Chia, Digital Strategy Manager, University of Adelaide
– Stephen Scott, Web Marketing Manager, RMIT University
– Tony Wilson, Director, QUT Marketing & Communications, Queensland University of Technology

To see further details about the event and a full speaker line up visit the following link: www.socialtertiaryed.com

Social Media News and Criterion Conferences are pleased to offer Social Media News Australia subscribers an exclusive 10% discount off the standard registration fee.

Twitter Hashtag - #socialedu

For more information or to register contact Criterion Conferences on 1300 316 882 or email registration@criterionconferences.com. Don’t forget to quote your discount code CC*SMN when registering to receive your 10% discount.

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Brisbane Advertising, Marketing & Media Summit
26th March 2012
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Advertising, Marketing and Media industry event

Summit brochure: http://elitemedia.com.au/files/bamms12_brochure.pdf (Has all event details and speakers info)

Speakers from Companies such as:

  • Google
  • Regional TV Marketing
  • Bank of Queensland
  • Allens Arthur Robinson
  • IKON
  • Tigerspike
  • Lavender
  • Junior
  • SapientNitro
    + more

Want to register for this event?

Book online http://www.elitemedia.com.au/form/registration.html

Telephone Elite Media Group on Ph: + 61 3 9596 9882

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Strategic Government Marketing & Communications
28-29 March 2012
National Convention Centre, Canberra – ACT
Measurable and engaging communication campaigns for the public sector

Click here for more info!
Case studies by:

  • Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
  • Defence Force Recruiting
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Health and Ageing
  • Government of South Australia
  • GetUp
  • Cancer Institute of NSW
  • South Australian Tourism Commission
  • Change the Conversation
  • Kindred Culture
  • TNS Social Research

Twitter Hashtag – #govmarcom

Exclusive 10% discount for Social Media News subscribers off the standard registration fee!

Register online here: http://marketingcommsaps.com/ (SocialMediaNews.com.au readers use discount code of CC*SMN for a 10% discount on the standard registration fee price).

For further information contact Criterion Conferences
P: 1300 316 882
E: registration@criterionconferences.com

Don’t forget to quote your discount code CC*SMN for 10% discount.

Event Proudly Sponsored by Change The Conversation, Kindred Culture & TNS Social Research

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Bluewire Media Full Day Interactive Workshop
Sydney, Tuesday 8th November
Brisbane, Thursday 10th November
More Details:
http://www.bluewiremedia.com.au/social-media-full-day-interactive-workshop

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Social Media World Sydney 2011
27 – 28 October 2011
Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre
Hall 3

Social Media World is the best conference in Australia for assisting you to devise and implement all aspects of your social media strategy. From planning and executing social marketing campaigns, to connecting with your customers and employees, these two days will show you and your team how to gain a real return from social media.Find out how to network with customers, prospects and partners with special presentations from Facebook and LinkedIn. And learn from organisations with successful social media strategies, including AMP, Snowy Hydro, Canon Australia, 7-Eleven, Amway, and more!NOTE: All SocialMediaNews.com.au readers and subscribers receive a special 15% discount to attend Social Media World Sydney 2011. To claim you discount click here and make sure you use voucher code: Social MediaNews
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Internet Show Sydney 2011
27 -28 October 2011
Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre
Hall 3

The Internet Show Sydney is Australia’s largest internet business event. The event features 4 themed seminar theatres on social media, digital marketing & advertising, content management, e-commerce & payments and mobile solutions. Each of these theatres contains cutting edge content and provides the knowledge and know-how required to supercharge your online business.  PLUS attend the exhibition showcasing the latest technology. This is where the world’s leading online business brand show their product and conduct demonstrations. It’s FREE to attend! To fast track your entry register online at www.internetshow.com.au/sydney and click on “visit the exhibition”.

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  • Wellington, New Zealand – Become a Social Media Super Hero – Wellington – One Day Workshop.
    RSA building ANZAC House, 181 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Wednesday, April 20 · 9:00am – 5:00pm
More info / Bookings: http://www.thecreativecollective.com.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=105809
Facebook Event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=185497724814960
Questions: Contact Zoe – Zoe@MarkandZoe.com
  • 24 March 2011, The Beresford Hotel, 354 Bourke St, Surry Hills, NSW – Sydney Twestival
  • Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm-8pm, The Oxford Hotel (Taylor Square) Darlinghurst, 134 Oxford Street – Social Media Women
  • August 4th August starting 7.30am -  North Ryde Tweet-up

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