Making sense of social media


Simon and Marie are regular speakers at conferences and seminars around New Zealand. Simon has been speaking on the subject of blogging and new media since 2004, when he wrote NZ Marketing Magazine ’s cover story, Logging into Blogging . Before that, he created the Marketing Association ’s Practical Email Marketing workshop, which is still in use today. Here’s what attendees of Simon’s session at the 5th Annual Media Relations summit in Wellington, September 2007, said:

  • "Simon was my favourite speaker! Great content as well as audience participation"
  • "Liked the interaction, great start to the Conference"
  • "Entertaining & informative"
  • "Very keen/enthusiastic - made blogs interesting"

Here’s what Speaker, trainer and consultant John Bishop said about Simon: picture1.png

Simon presented at the Strategic Communications and PR Forum in Auckland and blew his audience away with his depth of understanding about the wired world.

Here’s what Allan Burton, CEO of said about Simon & Marie:

I got expert commentary and coverage of the key social networking developments, blogging, forums and all thats related to it. Half was presentation, the rest was conversation. It was thought provoking and informative They didn’t push their own agenda, they were most interested in making sure "we got it".
If you’re wanting to understand what this means for your business/organisation, I would strongly recommend that you engage them in this introductory session. It’s great value for money.

Here’s what Sue Milne, Partner at Senate Communications said:

The iJump team understand how to best utilise social media as a communication channel, and recently provided Senate with a range of excellent promotional ideas that we could build on and incorporate into a strategic plan developed on behalf of a client.

Here’s what John Schofield, Managing Director at The Internet Bureau said:

Simon is leading the charge into podcasting the best way possible – by using his journalistic skills as a story-listener and story-teller, getting out there and finding compelling stories to film and make available as podcasts.

Here’s Simon’s full presentation from the recent "The Internet Bureau Presents" event:

Here’s where you can see Simon and Marie next: <br>

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