Month: November 2018

Podcast: “Social Media for Business – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” at Spark Festival.

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Live at Spark Festival – “Social Media for Business – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #199 Live at Spark Festival – “Social Media for Business – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”.

“Social media for business – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”

Spark Festival represent! 

In the midst of a digital media age where privacy breaches, social manipulation and world domination are a real concern – myself and 3 senior industry experts unveil the truths at Spark Festival in Sydney about social media and answer the million-dollar question for you – “Should I bother using Social Media for my start-up/business/personal brand?”

If you are an entrepreneur, founder, business owner or just curious about what our digital future has in store, then this is the podcast episode for you. Discover the different ways that you can (and cannot) use Social Media to scale your business, attract investors and become a recognisable brand.

  • The Good – The access to affordable advertising options and the opportunity of building and engaging a community of customers.
  • The Bad – The myth of organic traffic, vanity metrics, measuring ROI and reputation management.
  • The Ugly – User trust issues, fake accounts, fake news, bot takeover.

Join myself Benjamin Kassel ([Haimat] agency)Christo Hall (Basic Bananas) and Daniele Tanner (Social Media College) at Australia’s largest event for startups, innovators and entrepreneurs, as we deep dive into ‘Social Media for Business – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’.

Thanks so much to Spark Festival, Laneway College and Thais Oso for inviting us along to be part of such a wonderful event. 

Download it free now! Let’s get into the show!

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #199 Live at Spark Festival – “Social Media for Business – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”


Live at Spark Festival – “Social Media for Business – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”

Social Media Strategy for your B2B and Small Business Starts Here.

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Nomad Brewing Co. Photography by Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet).

What are you missing from your B2B Business, Startup, Small Business or Small To Medium Enterprise digital media and content strategy right now? You probably don’t even know and it’s crucial that you take the time for the right advice!

There are a literally thousands of self-titled, self-appointed “Social Media Unicorns”,”Social Media Rockstars”, “Social Media Ninjas” and “Social Media Gurus” out there in the digital media industry, who will generate content that doesn’t ladder up to strategic business objectives, not designed for the user experience and won’t drive prospective consumers down the marketing funnel to conversion through lead generation and sales or loyalty. That takes a lot of more time, experience at scale working with the world’s biggest brands, an understanding for the user experience and how to connect the dots for client ROI.

That’s where my business comes in. Across the last 8 years of my life I have built a wealth of knowledge and experience as a global award-winning Senior Social Media Strategist and Content Producer across a range of industries including B2B, tech/apps, virtual reality, fintech, FMCG, beer/alcohol brands, Not-For-Profit, health & wellness, a global cosmetics brand, health insurance and travel.

Over the past 2.5 years I have and we have worked with the likes of Telstra Enterprise, Cancer Council Australia, Transplant Australia, Moula fintech brand, driven the launch of the Plant Life Balance augmented reality greening app (as part of The Bravery agency), Cherry Blooms global cosmetics brandMahlab Agency (on a global B2B digital client, hbf insurance), Soap Creative (PepsiCo snacking, Ferrero, Microsoft) and many more.

The key to that success has been a clear understanding of client objectives, knowing where their target markets are making purchase decisions, researching competitors, exploring the type of content consumers that connect with digitally, developing an understanding of the ever evolving technical capabilities of the major digital platforms, the platform strengths, data analytics and creating bespoke strategies with ad solutions that are most likely to drive the desired results for a client and their brand.

This success and knowledge has also been provided by the opportunity to work with Australian and global brands with 1M+ audiences and massive paid media budgets. THAT’s how you get to see what works at scale!

But there-in lies the challenge for many B2B Businesses, Startups, Small Businesses and Small To Medium Enterprises. All businesses and organisations want their digital media to be an immediate success and the vast majority quite simply can’t afford (or can’t justify) the retainers that the top creative/digital agencies want to charge to run their digital media strategy, content production and reporting. And quite frankly, many of these agencies still aren’t doing the job required despite the expense!

That’s why I’ve been changing the market with our business model. Over the past 2.5 years, we’ve worked both agency and client-side on 3 to 6 month projects (at various levels and designed to each individual business/organisational budget) to set-up our clients with full audits of organisational digital ecosystems and assets, content pillars that ladder up to brand goals as part of a marketing funnel, the development of 1-3 year strategic roadmaps, Best Practice Social Media Playbooks, digital media reporting frameworks, business-as-usual/campaign ideation, organizational training workshops, Issues & Crisis Management Escalation procedures, influencer outreach and driving efficiencies with the set-up of client internal/external systems, processes and ways of working.

The idea is that we teach you and your team how to fish, so that you can save thousands of dollars per month/year by producing your own brand content internally to a strategic plan, specifically designed dually to drive strategic business objectives and for the user experience, allowing you to free-up and reallocate much needed funds to paid media and other areas of the business, only relying on external resource for strategy updates, ideation and additional reporting consultancy/review on an as-needed basis.

We can also generate content and photographic briefs/brand books over that 3-6 month period (and ongoing if needed) to help create a consistent style and tone for your brand, so that the internal team members producing your content have brand guidelines and templates to work off.

I guarantee you that very few self-titled, self-appointed “Social Media Unicorns”,”Social Media Rockstars”, “Social Media Ninjas” and “Social Media Gurus” will be able to deliver what you need and it’ll save you a LOT of time, heartache and $$$ in the long run.

Whether it’s our business or someone else’s, I highly recommend that you only hire someone who actually knows how to provide all of the above with examples and it is in fact up to you now to ask the right questions from word go when it comes to your digital media strategy. I’ve provided a number of them above for you, even if digital media isn’t your strong suit.

If you’re like to know more, check out our portfolio of global award-winning, previous clients and overview of our Digital Media offering:

And get in touch! We’d love to hear from you!

Dan Wilkinson

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Nomad Brewing Co. Photography by Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet).