I am beyond excited & thrilled to announce that I made it to the Finals for the 2019 Social Media Marketing Awards for Australia and New Zealand in the following two categories:
- Best Social Media Educator of the Year (being the only one from New Zealand), and
- Best Emerging Social Media Marketer of the Year.
"The finalists were selected after an extensive judging process that included judges from 6 different countries, with a record number of entries" arriving to the Social Media Marketing Institute this year!
It will be an honour to contribute to putting Nelson and New Zealand on the social media world stage at the Social Media Marketing Awards Ceremony in August in Sydney and be recognised on an international level by industry leaders in the social media marketing space.
How can businesses create & leverage communities around their products/services with the help of Social Media? I'm bringing you today an exciting live case study from the luxury watch industry. An example of an engaged worldwide community connected through - yes, a simple hashtag.
Check out this special video interview with Balázs Ferenczi, Content Marketing Manager of Chrono24, an online platform for watch sellers & buyers, and also the editor of the online Fratello Magazine. He shares with us not only the success story behind #SpeedyTuesday, but also how online communities can be taken back offline to connect fans in real life. From all over the world!
I'm very excited about this topic as I feel this is at the heart of Social Media Marketing today. #offlineisthenewblack ?! This is something I would recommend smart businesses to definitely leverage in a creative way as we move into a more and more digitalised world! Using social media to connect people. Create communities. Not only online, but back to basics, offline.
A big theme throughout Social Media Marketing World #SSMW19 this year, and the inspirational closing keynote of Mark Schaefer.
Tune in to the video or read the full interview below.
B!Social with Mari Smith, the world's top Facebook expert at Social Media Marketing World! Why do we need to look at global trends in Social Media Marketing? How is WeChat, a Chinese App massively impacting the evolution of Facebook? What's the future of the Facebook product family (including Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp)?
Which direction are we heading, what's coming next? How can marketers adapt - quick - to stay ahead of the game? Check out the full interview here.
Notes from my imaginary LinkedIn Diary:
Excitement in the air. Looking forward to some special moments to share. It’s finally time. It’s time to meet the people behind their LinkedIn profiles.
Hear some top tips on what works best for others and why local businesses find value in using social media for their own business! Join us as we celebrate World Social Media Day and connect global to local. B!Social from Nelson, New Zealand!
On the occasion of World Social Media Day, let's connect, let's celebrate - globally, and also locally - here in Nelson, New Zealand! With #bsocialnelson, my aim is to bring the local community together and inspire each other on how we use social media in our businesses, and what we love about it. I would love you to join!
I had the pleasure to attend the local end of the year celebration of IT Professionals New Zealand, the largest and most trusted tech body in the country.
Working with Social Media that is so strongly linked to IT & Tech, it was very interesting to hear CEO of ITP NZ, Paul Matthews talk about some of the latest news and developments, especially from a regional point of view, and learn about the plans for next year.
How leveraging Facebook and a group of inspiring women contributed to creating one of the local leading networking groups
Your Tribe Nelson is taking connections to another level. The B!Social interview series continues, this time bringing you some great tips from the founder of the group, Caron Proctor. Check out how Caron leveraged events, the amazing potential and engagement of a group of inspiring women to create one of the leading networking groups for business & social in Nelson.
How the power of Social Media helped spread the word of a charity, creating support and changing lives
My first guest on the Blog is Kristin Paterson, Director of Whole Lotta Life Foundation. She shares her insights and best practices on how the power of social media, and in particular Facebook, can spread the word of a charity to you adults diagnosed with cancer, creating an online support and community, and thus changing lives.
Hi, I'm Bea!