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Recap: Social Media Women April 2014: So Nailicious

Thank you to So Nailicious founder Maria Vlezko on sharing her knowledge and tips for Success in Cut Throat Beauty Industry with us.

EVENT: 8 April 2014: SoNailicious: Succes in Cut Throat Beauty Industry

for other non SMW events click here

You’re Invited ~ 8 April 2014
*** Men welcome too!! ***

Eventbrite - SoNailicious: Succes in Cut Throat Fashion Industry w founder Maria Vlezko

SoNailicious:
Succes in Cut Throat Beauty Industry
with founder Maria Vlezko

Born and raised in Europe, SoNailicious.com founder and editor, Maria Vlezko has had a diverse career from fashion to finance. She arrived to Australia in 2006 to continue her financial education and career in corporate finance. As a hobby, she began blogging about the reinvention of her personal style on CrashingRed.com which quickly became one of the most popular Australian fashion blogs. She suddenly found herself in the front row of fashion parades and featured in online and print publications and so took up blogging full time.

When nail art series on CrashingRed.com became one of the most read and commented on parts of the blog, Maria decided to take it to the next level and in November 2012, founded SoNailicious.com. The new site has became an excellent outlet for her passion for art and beauty. It has quickly grown and became one of the popular online beauty resources worldwide – over 70,000 people visit SoNailicious every month. Maria has also published two books and was featured in a number of online and traditional print media.

In conjunction with running SoNailicious.com, Maria can be found traveling the world with her family, sun bathing on Sydney’s Northern beaches or writing her new book.”

Connect with Maria here:

Her personal Twitter & Instagram

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*** Men welcome too!! *** A not to be missed event!!


Event Starts @ 6.30 pm ::
6.00pm arrival so you can find a seat, grab a drink & meet fabulous people

Eventbrite - SoNailicious: Succes in Cut Throat Fashion Industry w founder Maria Vlezko

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WE ARE LOOKING FOR SMW SPONSOR (S)

There are so many things I would like to do with the group, that I cannot do. Seminars, courses, workshops, special guest presenters… just to name a few.
I am looking for a sponsor that also has more to give than just money – to continue to support the growth of the group.
If you are interested, please click here to email me.

Please note: Social Media Women is held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month February – November.

 

Register here for our April event

Date: Tuesday 8 April 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Venue: The Suite @ The White Horse Hotel

381 Crown Street, Surry Hills, NSW

*** Men welcome too!! ***

Meet amazing women and men as well as discussing
the ever changing world of social media.

The open discussion about social media is one of the best parts of the event. So bring your social media questions for the group to answer.

Please note: Photographs are taken at the event. These photos are posted online & are used online & offline at the organiser’s discretion.

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THANK YOU!

I can’t run these events without your help! A HUGE Thank You to:
Photos: Judith Cantor
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The White Horse Hotel

Thank you to our venue sponsors!!
We couldn’t hold the events without them!

Inside The White Horse Surry Hills are stylishly designed meeting and drinking spaces, from a garden roof terrace to a cosy open fireplace.
Refurbished in 2013 by its new owners, this grand Surry Hills Hotel has been revitalised.

281 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW
ph: 02 8333 9999

Social Media Women Collage

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Nancy Georges, Social Media Women Organiser is running a great new program for retailers and business owners, click image to find out more:
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Social Media Women March 2014: Alexx Stuart

How do you become a changemaker & create a community around new thinking?

Alexx Stuart shared her story about creating & growing the Real Food Low Tox living community; why it started, how it grew and the role she’s decided to take as a concerned citizen, putting her teaching and empowering skills to use most where they are needed today, amidst more confusion than ever before over what’s healthy and what’s not.

Click here or on the image below to see the posts and pics posted on twitter, instagram and facebook.

Check out the pics here.

Social Media Women March 2014

Geolocational Social Media for Business with Posse creator Rebekah Campbell ~ 11 Feb

You’re Invited ~  11 February 2014

*** Men welcome too!! ***

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Eventbrite - Geolocational Social Media 4 Business~Posse Founder Rebekah Campbell 11 Feb

Posse is the world’s first social search engine.

Posse helps you find all the best places in the world according to people whose tastes you can trust – your friends. The next time you’re in a new city or are even just hanging out in your own neighborhood, you’ll know exactly where to go for the best of everything!

You can find the favorite places of celebrities, chefs, designers, musicians and politicians. Search for who you want to follow, look around their town, then go ‘bump’ into them at brunch.

So how should businesses use these tools and technologies?

How do we connect wtih our customers, promote our businesses & utlimately increase our sales?

Geolocational technology has changed search for ever and consumers are using them as part of their every day digital activity.

Rebekah will share her insight and advice as to what this technology is and how to navigate it to prosperity and connection with your customers.

Who should attend?

  • PRs
  • Venues
  • Event Organisers
  • Retailers
  • Business Owners
  • Marketers
  • Anyone curious about cool new technology!

 

ABOUT REBEKAH CAMPBELL, Posse CEO

rebekah_CampbellRebekah founded top music management company, Scorpio, in 2002, and developed the careers of 11 of Australia’s biggest stars. In 2010, Rebekah switched careers and started Posse.

“In 2008, while promoting a tour for Evermore, I hit a problem when ticket sales to the band’s Perth show flagged. Disillusioned with the impact of traditional advertising channels on sales, and searching for alternative avenues of promotion I decided to ask the band’s Perth fans if they’d become promoters of the Evermore show at school or university, offering to pay commissions for tickets sold.

It worked. Evermore fans started putting up posters in school common rooms and university foyers and selling tickets to their friends. The result? A sold out show and a lot of empowered young fans who now felt they were part of the music business.

And the idea arose – could there be an internet version of this, selling tickets on a secure website?

From this initial thought, Posse.com was born.”

Rebekah is obsessed with American politics and if you don’t have three hours to spare, don’t bring up West Wing.

Connect with Rebekah :

Twitter:        @RebekahPosse

Site:            www.rebekahcampbell.comwww.posse.com

Facebook:   Posse

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 *** Men welcome too!! ***  A not to be missed event!!

** Event Starts @ 6.30 pm ::
6.00pm arrival so you can find a seat, grab a drink & meet fabulous people **

Eventbrite - Geolocational Social Media 4 Business~Posse Founder Rebekah Campbell 11 Feb

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WE ARE LOOKING FOR SMW SPONSOR (S)

There are so many things I would like to do with the group, that I cannot do.  Seminars, courses, workshops, special guest presenters… just to name a few.
I am looking for a sponsor that also has more to give than just money – to continue to support the growth of the group.
If you are interested, please click here to email me.
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Please note: Social Media Women is held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month February – November.

Eventbrite - Geolocational Social Media 4 Business~Posse Founder Rebekah Campbell 11 Feb

Register here for our February event

Date:      Tuesday 11 February 2014

Time:     6:00pm – 8:30pm

Venue:   The Suite @ The White Horse Hotel

381 Crown Street, Surry Hills, NSW

 *** Men welcome too!! ***

Meet amazing women and men as well as discussing
the ever changing world of social media.

The open discussion about social media is one of the best parts of the event. So bring your social media questions for the group to answer.

Please note: Photographs are taken at the event.  These photos are posted online & are used online & offline at the organiser’s discretion.

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THANK YOU!

I can’t run these events without your help!  A HUGE Thank You to:
Photos: Judith Cantor
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The White Horse Hotel

Thank you to our venue sponsors!!
We couldn’t hold the events without them!

Inside The White Horse Surry Hills are stylishly designed meeting and drinking spaces, from a garden roof terrace to a cosy open fireplace.
Refurbished in 2013 by its new owners, this grand Surry Hills Hotel has been revitalised.

281 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW
ph: 02 8333 9999

Social Media Women Collage

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Nancy Georges, Social Media Women Organiser is running a great new program for retailers and business owners, click image to find out more:
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Social Media Women September 2013: Social Food

A super fun night!

Social Food: Building Communities with Carmel Ruggeri Sicilian Food Tours, Sara McCleary Belly Rumbles & Cenk Baban Social Dinner Club sharing the food & social media journey.

Thank you to the great panel and everyone who came last night!

Scroll down to see the pics.

Click here to read the posts and see the pics posted via #smwomen on Storify.

Social Media Women July 2013: “The Internet of Things”

The internet has revolutionised our world.
The next generation of the digital revolution is called ‘The Internet of Things’.
More objects are becoming embedded with sensors and gaining the ability to communicate. The resulting information networks promise to create new business models and disrupt existing business models.
Kate Carruthers shared her insight into this next stage in the digital revolution.

Click here to see Kate’s presentation on Slideshare.

Click the Storify below to see all the posts:

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May Meetup: Social Media Speak Easy

NEW VENUE!!

The Havana Lounge @ The Dolphin Hotel

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All of your questions answered! Every month we have questions that range from “What is…?”, “How to…?”, “Why…?”. 

Bring your questions with you or click here to email it to me.

No question is too basic or complicated ~ just ask!!

I have flagged the following questions already asked:

  • outsourcing
  • crowd-funding
  • google +
  • pinterest
  • instagram
  • blogs
  • building community
  • seo and search

A not to be missed event!!

** Event Starts @ 6.30 pm ::  6.00pm arrival so you can find a seat, grab a drink **

 *** Men welcome too!! ***

WE ARE SUPPORTING A WONDERFUL CAUSE EVERY MONTH!!

This month you get to vote on which of these 3 worthy charities receive the entry money (less fees):

Greenpeace www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/
ACCA – Australian Crohn’s and Colitis Association www.crohnsandcolitis.com.au/
Act for Kids – provides free services to prevent & treat child abuse & neglect. www.actforkids.com.au

The donation is 100% of your $10.00 contribution less the booking fee!We’ll announce the total on the night.

Register here for our May event

Date:      Tuesday 14 May 2013
Time:     6:00pm – 8:30pm
Venue:   The Havana Bar @ The Dolphin Hotel  |  412 Crown St, Surry Hills 2010

Eventbrite - Social Media Women May 2013

‘Facebook Envy’ via MiNDFOOD Magazine

mindfood_facebook_envyInteresting post from MiNDFOOD magazine:

“Does logging onto Facebook ever leave you feeling jealous, dissatisfied with your life, or left out? You’re not alone… a new study is claiming that “Facebook Envy” could be making us miserable “

Click here to read.

This is a sad sad thing – People should be inspired by what they see & happy for those that have great experiences. This is indicative of people whinging and not being proactive in their own lives, in my opinion.

What do you think?

Social Media Women April: Measuring the value of social media with Tracey Brown

With growing numbers of Australian businesses using social media, the need to measure the effectiveness of social media activity is becoming increasingly important.

Surprisingly, many businesses do not measure the effectiveness of their social media activity, or they’re unsure what to measure or where to start.

Tracey will discuss the importance of measuring social media activity by looking into how success can be defined and measured using simple tools.

She will explain how to get the most out of your social media measurement tools, how to measure the success of a social media campaign and what the future holds for social media measurement. 

About Tracey:
Tracey Brown has worked in online for over 15 years, from Westpac eBusiness, to co-founding Tipping Point in Sydney, before moving to London as Head of Digital for Schroders. She also held a global online CRM role for Vodafone Group.

Now back in Sydney, Tracey co-founded eMarketingConnected in December 2010.

Her breadth of experience ranges from online strategy, strategic email marketing, social media strategy, benchmarking and optimisation strategies, to user experience definition and content strategy.

Tracey has delivered workshops and training programmes in USA, Asia, Sth Africa, UK & Europe. She also conducts events and workshops for clients and members. 

Tracey’s company eMarketingConnected has recently produced a comprehensive report on the social media activities of Australia’s 500 largest organisations, ‘How the Largest Australian brands use Social Media’. The company has also produced other reports such as ‘Why The Largest Australian Retailers Are Losing The Online Battle’ and ‘How Are Australian Brands Using Facebook’. 

Twitter: @traceybrown74 

Please note: This month’s Social Media Women is being held on the FIRST Tuesday of the month as the second Tuesday falls too close to Easter.  

A not to be missed event – learn about the importance of measuring your social media activity by using simply tools. 

LUCKY DOOR PRIZE – You could win a corporate headshot session from Polly Street valued at $385! This includes: 30 to 45 Minutes on location photo session, an online preview gallery to select your favourite shots, 3 Edited and retouched high res image files.

Register now for our April event at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1933221317  

Date:      Tuesday 3 April 2012 (First week in April)
Time:      6:00pm – 8:30pm
Venue:   The Supper Club at the Oxford Hotel,
             134 Oxford St, Darlinghurst.
(Enter the Oxford St side of the hotel and walk up the stairs. Metered parking is a few steps away on Bourke St, $1.10 per hour)

Meet amazing women as well as discussing the ever changing world of social media.

What’s Your Story? This is Mine…

 

Hi! I have been wanting to document this story since Catriona Pollard and I started Social Media Women, so it seemed a great time to share it since we are asking you to share your story, here’s mine…

A couple of years ago, I found myself changing my business, Paper Magnolia, and working on a new business, Magnolia Solutions.  I was a stationery wholesaler who was building her brand and working on customers businesses  as any good wholesaler does.  As much as I loved my products and my customers, I was feeling isolated from the world and  not as fulfilled as I once did, I was not using my brain as much as I would have liked. I was also at the mercy of the fickle retail market. 

As Magnolia Solutions grew, I was recommended to get into Twitter.  My initial thought was, “No Way!!! I have a website, I have just gotten into this Facebook thing, I can’t possible do another thing…”.  But as a marketer you have to keep up with what is going on and the tools at your disposal.

WELL! What I discovered was an amazing resource filled with amazing people (and lots of really not amazing people but I wanted to concentrate on the great things!)  The think that impacted me the most was the true spirit of sharing and collaboration.  The access to people that I would never normally have, and no I don’t mean Ashton Kutcher (for the record I don’t follow him).  Initially I was just observing and learning. 

By being a part of a few online communities who were connecting online but not in real life, I ‘met’ Frances Jones http://twitter.com/FrancieJones).  Frances told me all about Tweet Ups and noticed that I had blogged about Gelatomassi as had Tony Hollingsworth (@hollingsworth).   She kindly ‘introduced’ us and I started to watch Tony’s Tweets.  Tony was tweeting about coffee mornings  – now I love coffee (not so much a lover of mornings but hey!) so I investigated further!

Coffee Mornings are on in Surry Hills and in Mosman Northside Coffee Mornings (#nscm).  As #nscm started later than Coffee Mornings they won it for me!!  So I started watching the tweets and connecting with a couple of people.  I was a little nervous turning up and checking it out but that feeling disappeared in minutes!!  So I started going weekly and being part of a real online discussion and group on Twitter it was so great!!  Instead of just re-tweeting I was contributing.  I was also able to be part of discussions that I would not normally be part of.  I even did a posterous post on my wonderful friends.

One of the people I admired in the group was Catriona Pollard, she was a canny savvy business woman with an appreciation of the important things in life.  After a couple of chats I asked her if she would mind me discussing my new business and how I was setting up the services etc as I was new to all this and she had been doing it for 10 years.  I am not normally so forward (until I know people a LOT better) and glad I was this time!

I quickly discovered that Catriona is EXACTLY the same person online as offline, she is genuine, giving, a true sharer of information and is an amazing collaborator.  My experience is that a lot of people aren’t what they seem, so I was very pleasantly surprised!

After a short time we started meeting up and so began a great friendship.  Catriona had been talking about starting a group for women in social media and then we decided to give it a go!  I would not have gone on this great journey with anyone else, absolutely.  Catriona and I have been having a blast and are thoroughly enjoying all that is coming our way!  I am not sure that we eventually would not have met if it was not for Twitter, but we will never know!!

I have met so many great people who I now consider friends from this group and other communities. 

So thank you Social Media for giving me a wonderful new friend!

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