Expert Speakers Include:

Angelique Schierz-Crusius

Crusius, Head of Social Media, Samsung

Angelique is one of the leading digital marketing strategists within the entertainment industry, having worked with Warner Music Group, Channel 4, Universal Pictures, Capcom and for clients like Mr. Bean, Resident Evil, Muse and Madonna. For years, her social media campaigns have been featured by Facebook and other social networks.

Miri Rodriguez

Social Media Lead, Microsoft US

Miri is a social innovator within Microsoft, we are delighted to bring her vision and clarity on social evolution to this event. Having founded Microsoft’s initial move into social, she has many years on the ground practical experience in managing social customer service and engagement.

Dionne Lew

CEO, The Social Executive

She is a non-executive director and seasoned communications executive with 30 years of experience in strategic corporate communications, marketing, media, public relations, stakeholder management, crisis management and online & social media communication.

Louise Vansleve

Senior Social Media Manager at Cancer Council NSW

Digital Strategist, Content Production and Social Media Specialist. Louise is a dynamic social media expert with extensive social strategy and content production expertise with positive influence on stakeholders.

Michael Eva

Michael manages Origin Energy’s enterprise-wide social media team. We look after digital content, risk and reputation management, channel management, social media customer service and sales and employee advocacy.

Kate McBean

Marketing Director, Yahoo 7

A passionate marketing and communications leader, with a proven track record managing innovative and effective marketing and PR strategies. Kate is responsible for leading the strategy and implementation of all audience acquisition and engagement, consumer and trade PR, and internal communications for the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Brie Stewart

Brie has been immersed in the social media industry playing a pivotal role in building and executing measurable social media and digital campaigns. Brie has seen all sides of how social media can work, from working within a digital performance marketing agency for close to 6 years.

Brendan Lucas

A curious mind with an eye for detail and passion for bringing to life innovative digital experiences. With a wealth of 5+ years in industry, Brendan has hone his craft in social media, photography, video production, stakeholder management and project managing VR experiences.

Kate Heironymus

Social Media Lead (former Nine Network)

She manages and writes news content for Australia, Brisbane and the Gold Coast’s 9 News social media platforms. Alongside producers and reporters, she sources information and vision to publish on social media.

Mireille Ryan

CEO at Social Media Marketing Institute

Founder of the Social Media Marketing Awards and an award winning entrepreneur, and speaker. In 2010, Mireille was named Australian Exercise Professional of the Year and her business was named 2011 QLD Personal Training Business of the Year.

Roghan McKerlie

Founder & Director, Rogues Gallery

With more than 15 years experience in the fields of content creation and strategy (including print, TV and digital), Roghan is a certified Digital Content Jedi who loves designing relevant narratives to engage your target audience.

Benjamin Mulligan

Regional Marketing Leader, Hootsuite

Ben is a Sydney based marketing strategist and technology evangelist with a passion for all things digital. His career was built around brand development and digital strategy for some of the world’s leading youth lifestyle and consumer technology brands.

Lyndsey Douglas

Head of Social Media, Ray White

Ambitious professional with over ten years of experience in fulfilling journalist, communications and public relations roles. Accountable and autonomous individual able to undertake challenging and complex projects.

Anthony James

Social Innovator, TCS

Anthony has a global reputation – inspiring innovation within leading organisations, including the Government’s Digital Transformation Office. He has assisted in delivering exceptional social and digital campaigns to many large scale organisations and will be at hand to share insights and practical social advice to attendees throughout the two days.

Ming Johanson

Ming Johanson, Social Nerd, OTOTGo

Ming works with businesses to strategise their social media, sales & marketing and develop digital marketing solutions. She started OTOTGo with the vision of teaching people how to use technology fearlessly. Since 2014 Ming’s passion turned towards teaching business owners how to gain positive outcomes in their marketing faster and in a more functional and sustainable way.

Rod McGuiness

Social Media Lead, ABC

Rod has extensive experience in strategy, training and policy development for media organisations and their effective use of social media. His specialities include – Managing
team, social media strategy, moderation and editorial guidelines, customer support & governance, developing and delivering projects as well as managing campaigns.

Chris Ledlin

Director of Social Media, Southern Cross Austereo

Chris works closely with content teams across the business and The Studio, Chris leads SCA’s expansive Social Media portfolio to drive growth for audiences and results for clients. At Twitter he lead some incredibly innovative projects and forged many partnerships to grow the business in Australia.

Travis Longmore

Social Specialist, Australia Post

Travis develops and implements all online community programs for Australia Post and is responsible for the organisation’s future focused social road map. Former Head of Social at the US Embassy, Travis will share his key learnings in social integration and growth.

Peter Holmes

Social Media Marketer, Officeworks

Digital professional with experience gained in marketing and e-commerce. A true passion and drive in the retail & consumer industries.

Todd Wheatland

Global Head of Strategy and Author, King Content

Australian-born Wheatland has been based in Paris since 2005 as VP Marketing at Kelly Services, as well as heading up global marketing for KellyOCG. Wheatland is also an established author and speaker in marketing and social media.

Dr. Karen Sutherland

Social Media Researcher, University of Sunshine Coast

Karen has worked in the fields of public relations, marketing and communication since 1999. During that time she has performed roles at high-profile organisations such as the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABCTV), Grundy Television, Fremantle Media, the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and Monash University.

Louise Wilson

Sales Director, Twitter

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