Making sense of social media

About

iJump is an innovative company that makes sense of social media for you or your clients.
What’s social media? It’s things like:

  • blogging
  • podcasting
  • social networks
  • virtual worlds (like Second Life)
  • online video

At iJump, we help clients understand social media, and then use it to

  • reach new customers
  • engage with existing customers
  • engage with existing or potential staff

…and that’s just the beginning. Social media is changing the face of business. Be smart and take a test flight now!

Who are we?

Simon and Marie Young cofounded iJump in September 2007.

Simon Young

synewpicsml.jpgSince 2000 Simon has written and spoken extensively about new media, as well as being a heavy user of new media tools.
He’s educated New Zealand marketers about the opportunities and threats of new technologies through the pages of NZMarketing magazine, Idealog and iStart.

He’s spoken regularly at PR and communications conferences since 2004 on the topic of blogging and consumer-generated media.

Simon also founded copywriting agency SimonYoungWriters and cofounded the world’s first consumer-generated documentary about Generation C, Looksy.org.

At a glance

  • Blogger since 2001. Serious blogger since 2004.
  • Introduced the NZ marketing world to blogging in November 2004 with the Marketing Magazine cover story Logging into Blogging
  • Regular conference speaker on social media (“Simon was my favourite speaker! Great content as well as audience participation”)
  • Explorer of the future of business. Has written for visionary business magazine Idealog as well as co-producing the Generation C podcast with Jake Pearce
  • Prolific writer of articles for NZMarketing magazine featuring new technology such as mobile marketing, online advertising, and breakthroughs in marketing academia
  • Regular columnist for Marketing Magazine on online advertising
  • Online marketing manager of three websites

Career path
Dreamer, voluntary copywriter, odd-jobs guy, full-time radio copywriter, programme producer, publications editor, freelance copywriter, freelance journalist, managing director, contract in-house PR writer, movie producer, co-conspirator, creative instigator … Catalyst.

Simon: phone 021 192 0016 Skype simonisntsoyoung

Follow Simon on Twitter or connect on Facebook.

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Marie Young

img_46291.JPGMarie comes from a background in customer experience and training, combining a passion for memorable customer engagement with the skills to help people connect their work to real life. Her new found passion is researching and experimenting with new social media. When curiosity meets insight you get iJump!

At a glance

  • Customer experience champion
  • Trainer specialising in “making it real” - not settling for a mere tranfer of information, Marie’s goal is permanent, positive behaviour change.
  • Innovator - awarded two awards in a previous employer for introducing transformative business ideas
  • Makes learning fun. From a call centre trainee: “Marie is gifted with the virtues of patience and wit. I was learning and having fun at the same time. I remember the time I was expected to be on my own for the first time, I was so nervous but Marie was there to assure me that I’d be fine and that I’d feel better after taking that first call and she was so right. She’s very good at bringing out the best in people.

Career path
Hanger assembler, maintenance person, customer service, waitress, telemarketer, receptionist, bank teller, sales consultant, account executive, case manager, in-house trainer, tertiary sector tutor, project manager, client custodian … Catalyst

Marie: phone 021 100 4041, Skype msisayoung

Follow Marie on Twitter or connect on Facebook.

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