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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:

http://bit.ly/HotndeliciousSocialMediaStrategyContent

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

Dan Wilkinson

For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

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Entrepreneurship podcast: Choose Day x hotndelicious x Secret Men’s Business.

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Entrepreneurship podcast: Choose Day x hotndelicious x Secret Men’s Business on Bondi Radio

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #198 Choose Day x hotndelicious x Secret Men’s Business.

Have you ever desired a life of more financial freedom, pursuing a life work balance that you believe you can have and being the best person you could be for yourself and the people around you?

WICKED Entrepreneurship & Leadership Choose Day radio show recorded LIVE yesterday at The Bucketlist Bondi on Bondi Radio with my home-boys Stacy Henderson (POVAR) and Seth Lawrence (Secret Men’s Business) on Bondi Radio, whilst watching the blue green waves roll in at Bondi Beach. And I loved it so much that we decided to release it as a podcast!

The conversation flows and as always we go on a number of tangents:

  • Early in the show Stacy and I talk openly about how we’re both looking to re-position ourselves professionally, striving for more financial freedom in life, creating a career for yourself based on what you love, what you’re good at and what you want out of life.
  • Seth Lawrence speaks in depth about Men’s Mental Health and his current path of “helping a lot of men (and women) in our communities understand and feel their emotions, move through and release them rather than suppression” which in his belief leads to depression, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, etc. His training has helped him to let go of a lot of negative thoughts, beliefs and patterns that no longer serve him and it has allowed Seth to establish a deeper connection with himself and others. 
  • I face a few demons of my own on the Choose Day show and share with the boys the steps I took from having no confidence as a kid to being someone that I’m proud of and I love.
  • Spark Festival – ‘Social Media for Business – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’.
  • We share a few top tips for anyone craving to pursue a new career that they’re passionate about.
  • Yoga, meditation and we of course wax lyrical about life in Bondi Beach.

Super chats and I hope that this radio show podcast puts a smile on your face and makes your heart soar as much as it does mine!

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Entrepreneurship podcast: Choose Day x hotndelicious x Secret Men’s Business on Bondi Radio.

Craft Beer podcast: The Story behind Nine Fingers Brew.

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #197 David Anderson – Nine Fingers Brew cofounder & head brewer.

Nine Fingers Brew is one of Sydney’s exciting new Inner West craft beer breweries and cofounder & head brewer, Dave Anderson is a super inspiring guy!

A home-brew fanatic from a young age, after losing his finger in an circular saw accident on a construction work-site Dave was determined to take life by the horns, created his own construction business and after winning multiple awards for his home-brews, turned his hand to bring his brewery dreams to life!

Determined and centred, this wonderful chat with Dave Anderson illustrates that we can and should have multiple careers across this lifetime of ours, how we can be so much more than one dream and learning how to pivot when things don’t quite go the way we expected.

We chat beer, we drink beer, talk about Sydney Beer Week, the upcoming Sydney launch of their latest beer Waltzing Ma Pilsner & much, much more!

Let’s get into it!

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #197 David Anderson – Nine Fingers Brew cofounder & head brewer.

Senior Social Media Strategist – Gun For Hire.

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Wow, what an experience!

I am still coming down from the excitement that has been Telstra Vantage™ 2018 and yet I’m hitting the ground running on the hunt for my next contract/freelance project or full-time Head of Social Media/Social Media Director/Social Media Strategist role, preferably in Sydney or US-based, but do have clients in other Australian capital cities.

Across the past 3.5 months, I have been Digital & Social Media Lead for Telstra Enterprise on Telstra Vantage, the annual invite-only event 6,000+ customers on smart business tech and innovation held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. And what an experience it was!

Apart from the successful launch of the Telstra Vantage™ TV livestream/on demand service and watching our amazing onsite Enterprise Social Media team bring Telstra Vantage™ to life in digital, key event highlights from the 5 stages at event include the closing keynote from Thai cave rescue heroes, Dr Richard Harris and Craig Challen, as they related to our audience their experiences of the Tham Luang Cave rescue – dubbed “Mission Impossible” – in Thailand earlier this year, Neha Narula’s keynote on blockchain, bitcoin and cryptocurrency, the Business of Sport panel featuring Foxtel CEO Patrick Delany and AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan on how technology is influencing how we promote, broadcast, sponsor and watch sport now and in the future, the Women in Tech “Unstoppable force meets irresistible objective – empowering women in technology” panel and a plethora of the latest Telstra tech including 5G demonstrations, the evolution of drones and any number of partner activations from the likes of Cisco, Samsung, Microsoft and more.

As my role wraps up on the Telstra Vantage project for 2018, I’m excited about my next steps in the industry in Australia/abroad and effective immediately I am on the hunt for either a client-side or an agency-side role/contract and the 3 key elements that I’m seeking in new business opportunities are as follows:

  1. Digitally Progressive – you are a digitally progressive business/brand or you want to be (if you’re not there yet then, you want to pay someone who is and can bring you up to speed).
  2. Corporate Culture/Champion of the People – you foster a culture of inclusiveness from the top down and that is evident in the energy/experience of the people who work with you at all levels.
  3. Champion Great Work – contractors and employees describe your business approach as one that fosters big ideas and proactivity. Industry leaders not followers.

I am a global award-winning social media strategist, university lecturer, speaker, podcaster and content producer with experience across B2B, Fintech, FMCG, Travel, Beer/Alcohol brands, Not-For-Profit, Augmented Reality, Tech/Apps, Health & Wellness, Cosmetics, Health Insurance & more.

I drive strategy for medium to large size enterprises, both agency and client-side.

Over the past 2.5 years, my biz Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! has worked with Cancer Council Australia, Moula fintech, The Bravery, Dos Equis (via FWRD Agency), Cherry Blooms global cosmetics brand, Mahlab Agency (a global B2B digital client, hbf insurance), REBORN Agency and Transplant Australia providing a range of services including a full audit of organisational digital ecosystems and assets, development of 2-3 year strategic roadmaps, Best Practice Social Media Playbooks, development of Digital Media Reporting frameworks, Business-As-Usual/Campaign ideation, organizational training workshops, Issues & Crisis Management Escalation procedures/management, development of brand influencer networks and setting up of agency/client internal/external ways of working systems.

In a previous life as Social Media Lead at SapientNitro and Head of Social Media at Soap Creative across the Mondelez, Carlton & United Breweries, Microsoft, PepsiCo (snacking) and Ferrero portfolios, I have worked on social media strategy for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Peroni Italian Beer, Miller Genuine Draft, Bulmers Original Cider, Doritos, Tic Tac, Kinder Surprise, Nutella, Xbox and many more.

Need a gun for hire to transform your business? Want to know more?

Drop me a link via email or LinkedIn and let’s grab coffee. I am excited about working with you!

Dan Wilkinson

For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet!) – Global Award-Winning Social Media Strategy Portfolio.

Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet!) – Global Award-Winning Social Media Strategy Portfolio.

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Inspiring Mental Health podcast with One Wave founder Grant Trebilco.

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One Wave founder Grant Trebilco live on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly iTunes entrepreneurship podcast.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #191 One Wave social enterprise founder Grant Trebilco.

One Wave founder Grant Trebilco joins us live on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly iTunes entrepreneurship podcast!

With ‘Fluro Fridays’ held every week at sunrise at over 150 beaches in 50 countries around the world, One Wave is a global non-profit surf community set-up to tackle mental health issues with a simple recipe…saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro.

On today’s episode of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly iTunes entrepreneurship podcast recorded LIVE in Bondi Beach, we deep dive into what inspired Grant to launch One Wave in the first place, self awareness, ways that every single one of you out there can manage your own mental health, discovering bi-polar and making a positive impact on the lives of others.

Wicked chats with one of my favourite lads in Bondi Beach. Download it now!

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For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #191 One Wave social enterprise founder Grant Trebilco.

One Wave founder Grant Trebilco live on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly iTunes entrepreneurship podcast.

Craft Beer Podcast Feature: Dan Norris (Black Hops Brewery co-founder, author & entrepreneur).

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Dan Norris (Black Hops Brewery co-founder, author & entrepreneur) live on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #185 Dan Norris (Black Hops Brewery co-founder, author & entrepreneur)

Dan Norris is a best-selling author, entrepreneur & co-founder Black Hops Brewery.

In June 2013, after failing at entrepreneurship for 7 years, Dan co-founded wpcurve.com, one of the fastest growing WordPress support companies in the world, designed and available 24/7 to fix any small jobs on the same day, which he sold in 2016 to global giant, GoDaddy!

Then in 2014, Dan, Eddie Oldfield and seasoned brewer Michael (Govs) McGovern joined forces for their first cooperative brew, the Eggnog Stout which was an instant delicious success and Black Hops Brewery was born.

 Black Hops Brewery were the first brewery in the world to brew a beer for Call of Duty®, called the limited edition Call of Duty: Black Hops III – Midnight Pale Ale, for the global launch of ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’ and Dan Norris’ 4 best-selling business books are The 7 Day Start-Up, Content Machine, Operation Brewery and Create or Hate. 

This is an inspiring man of action with lots of stories to tell, so if you’re one of those peeps out there who harbours the desire to pursue your dreams, but just don’t quite know where to start, this is the podcast for you! We bring his story fresh off the taps from the brewery to your ears!

Let’s get into it! 🎙🍻✨

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For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #185 Dan Norris (Black Hops Brewery co-founder, author & entrepreneur)

Dan Norris (Black Hops Brewery co-founder, author & entrepreneur) live on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!

Anthony Bourdain. Brash, Open & Honest – Love.

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Anthony Bourdain visits the Serengehti Plain in Tanzania on March 19, 2014. Photo by David S. Holloway/CNN.

Fare thee well, Anthony.

‘Medium Raw’ & ‘Kitchen Confidential’ are books that I read a number of years ago; your story and the way that you told it (along with the many biographies/autobiographies of my favourite inspirations) have been part of the rich tapestry that have inspired me to continue to trailblaze life in my own way, to embrace the inner weirdo that I was always so afraid of growing up and the light-globe of realization that I’m not alone. Brash, open & honest. It’s like looking in the mirror. Although you’re clearly a lot more deadly handsome in black & white 😁😜

You are you and I’m sorry that you felt that this was the only way. Scrolling my Social Media Newsfeeds today, it is clear to me that you have made such a positive impact on friends in my inner circle & beyond who also inspire me. Rest well, big fella. You’ve earned it

 #AnthonyBourdain #love

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Anthony Bourdain visits the Serengehti Plain in Tanzania on March 19, 2014. Photo by David S. Holloway/CNN.