Category Archives: Social Media

Theresa Lim, Play2Lead’s Creator talks Gamification July 2014

Play2Lead’s creator Theresa Lim showed us the value and return of adding gamification to your customer engagement strategy. Learn more here: http://www.play2lead.co/ — at new sponsor, Clarence Professional Offices: http://www.clarenceprofessionaloffices.com.au/

 

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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

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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

SMW 12 November: eunèv revolutionising the events industry!

TICKET PRICE GOES TO THE SALVATION ARMY BUSHFIRE APPEAL !!!
eunèv is revolutionising the event industry around the world!
Introducing eunèv: the world’s 1st online marketplace for people who plan meetings and events.
“If Instagram, Linkedin & Expedia had a love child, it would be eunèv.” Nanette Johnson, Co-Founder.
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Come & Learn all about it from CEO Stephen Johnson who is making a special trip to Sydney to share eunèv with us!
List your venue, business or service or find a venue, business or service WORLDWIDE from your desk.
The eunèv marketplace empowers businesses to profile services, offer deals, promote events and build reputation – at no cost. Members benefit from a seamlessly integrated virtual professional network, secure e-commerce, content publishing and social media syndication – exclusively for MICE professionals.
The global Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) industry is not currently serviced efficiently through online channels, with no end-to-end solution to find, plan and book venues and talent for business meetings and events.
For people tasked with planning a business event it’s a time-consuming and frustrating process, with hundreds of hours spent trawling leisure-based travel websites which lack relevance for MICE.
Business event venues and suppliers are unable to profile themselves appropriately on leisure websites. Other online directories force venues to pay to list or be featured, then only offer unqualified lead generation.
eunèv offer free membership and a unique software-as-a-service procurement process built into it’s social marketplace, that is specific to MICE.
eunèv make it easier to discover and engage business event venues and suppliers, showcase events and build professional reputation – all in one place.
Short video showing how eunèv was born with Founders Nannette Johnson & Corrie Stathis (+ Stephen who has a non speaking part!).

Who should attend?
  • PRs
  • Venues
  • Event Organisers
  • PAs
  • Florists
  • Photographers
  • Stylists
  • Talent
  • Anyone involved in the Event Industry!
  • Marketers
If that’s you, come and join us on the 12th November 2013.

ABOUT STEPHEN

Stephen JohnsonStephen is a social business strategist and thought leader in  digital innovation. His career spans 20 years advising global brands in the use of consumer and emerging technologies.

Stephen’s specialties include social media, brand architecture and product strategy for industries in transition. He is a seasoned speaker and workshop facilitator with a keynote A-list including swarm, SXSWi, MEA and London Design Festival.

Stephen is passionate about social enterprise and holds several appointments to industry advisory boards, most notably One Girl. His work is critically acclaimed with accolades including Cannes Cyber Lion, AIMIA and Webby.

Twitter:        @Huxley
Site:            www.eunev.com
Facebook:   eunèv

Eventbrite - Social Media Women 12 November: eunèv Revolutionising The Event Industry!

*** 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 **

WE ARE SUPPORTING A WONDERFUL CAUSE EVERY MONTH!!

This month we are supporting The Salvation Army Bushfire Appeal!

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

BE PART OF THE PRESENTATION!

You’re Invited to be one of 3 x 5 minute spotlights.  Have you used social media, sites and tools and had success? 
We would like to invite Social Media Women to submit their case study for a chance to present at the May meeting.  You must be able to show that you have integrated it and had success.

Interested? Before you contact me, please make sure you have a presentation ready and send it to me with your email.

Check out the tweets, posts & pics from last month here.

SMW_2013_march_LR_1cPlease note: Social Media Women is held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month February – November.

Eventbrite - Social Media Women 12 November: eunèv Revolutionising The Event Industry!

Register here for our November event

Date:      Tuesday 12 November 2013

Time:     6:00pm – 8:30pm

Venue:   The Suite @ The White Horse Hotel
381 Crown St, Surry Hills

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 new 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

check out past SMW events here

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.

17 Sept Meetup: Social Food; The Blogs, The Venues, The Experiences

You’re Invited!!

For centuries people have connected, bonded, shared experiences & made memories over food.
Social Media has changed the way we connect, the things we share & removed borders.

This month we have 3 Fabulous Foodies who have built great connected communities around different areas who used Social Media to build their business: The Blogger, The Restauranteur, The Experience Giver
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The Panel:

CARMEL RUGGERI

Carmel Ruggeri co-owns La Casa Ristorante with her brother Tony. Her recipe for success? Tony’s skill & industry know-how, her Mother’s meatballs, traditional Italian food and service & twitter!

Initially using it to share her love and passion for great food, she started to share her intention to open an authentic Italian posto!  It wasn’t long before she was tweeting Jamie Oliver and connecting with Sydney foodies!  She shared her journey to open her restaurant with her online friends and we were hooked!!  Not only did she connect with customers, she also connected with Australian chefs, foodies and tweeters.

Once La Casa settled to a frenetic pace, as opposed to the ridiculously crazy busy of the first 12 months, Carm started to work on her true passion, a Sicilian Food Tour; a trip through her island, Sicily. Carmel’s parents were born in the small fishing village of Scoglitti, Ragusa and such a little piece of her is there too.

“It’s been a dream of mine for so long to take a group of my fellow Australian friends through my island of Sicily and experiencing it the way I do. Sharing pure culinary local food and immersing them in the true rustic charm of Sicily. The cannoli, the cheese, the tomatoes, simple items you will never ever forget.”

And that is exactly what she delivered in May this year! Carm and her team took a group to Sicily and it was a huge success and provided much eye candy for those of us back home watching on our screens.

Carm has extended this experience to Sydney with regular Sicilian Food Tours and Regional Dinners; a place where people can meet, laugh, eat and create great memories!

Twitter: @CarmR
La Casa Website
Sicilian Food Tours

SARA McCLEARY

Sara has a deep passion for both food and travel.
With previous experience in both the food and travel industry including front-of-house in various Sydney restaurants, a sales job with a large food corporation and as a manager in one of Sydney’s leading backpacker travel agencies, I have a good insight into the real work that goes on behind the scenes to make a good meal or a great trip happen.

“I started to cook at an early stage learning from my mum, aunt and grandmother. Recently I have been rediscovering some traditional Latvian recipes and building on my love of Japanese ingredients.

I am addicted to travel. Having grown up travelling and living in both Germany and Italy my feet are always itchy and I hunger for new places to explore.  I am a frequent visitor to Japan for work and have incredible memories of Manhattan. I love you NYC.

My experience in developing the blog means I am comfortable working with PR companies, brands, restaurants, hotels and the travel industry.
My blog is a full-time consuming passion.”

Sara Elsewhere
Founder and Chair of  the Sydney Food Bloggers’ Meetup Group.
Co-founder and co-organiser of the Australia wide annual blogger event The Sweet Swap.
Sara has been recognised by HotelClub.com as one of Australia’s top Food & Travel Bloggers.

About Belly Rumbles
A Sydney-based food and travel blog written by Sara McCleary.
Belly Rumbles began in November 2009 after I started reading food blogs when planning a trip to New York.  From humble beginnings as an online diary, Belly Rumbles has continued to grow and evolve into one of Sydney’s most consistent and well known single-voice food and travel blogs.
Over 300 Belly Rumble articles have been published to date with new original content posted 3-4 times a week. Articles categories include: recipes, restaurant reviews, product road tests and travel stories.
Belly Rumbles is attracting a growing number of engaged readers who enjoy following my adventures in food and travel.

Links
Belly Rumbles Blog:  www.bellyrumbles.com
Twitter:  @bellyrumbles
Instagram:  @bellyrumbles
Google + :  mccleary.sara@gmail.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/bellyrumbles
Linkedin:  http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=73465838
The Sweet Swap:  www.thesweetswap.com

CENK BABAN

Cenk is a food lover with a passion for the Internet, emerging web technologies and trends. Combine this all together and you get Social Dinner Club; monthly dinner party where you sample different restaurants and cuisines from around the world, meet amazing chefs, find out more about the cuisine and culture, not to mention meeting new and interesting dinner club foodies!

“We’re lucky to have the best of the worlds’ cuisine in Sydney. Yet most often when we try a new cuisine, we don’t learn much about the food or the culture. We believe discovering a new cuisine should be a unique experience. Social Dinner Club is here to create this experience.”

Cenk is an online marketing consultant working with SME’s.  He helps them to make the most of their online presence by providing assistance in online marketing, digital strategy and social media.  He blogs regularly on his website cenkbaban.com and for trade magazines.

•  Featured in the Top 10 Unique Dining Experiences in Asia Pacific
•  Listed among the Top 10 Trends in Australian Retail and Hospitality
•  SMH mentioned Social Dinner Club for the way Social Media is integrated to the events
•  Featured for its innovative use of Social Media
•  The first event  Google Sydney sponsored
•  Reviewed by leading industry blogs and publications

The Links:

http://www.meetup.com/socialdinnerclub/
https://www.facebook.com/socialdinnerclub
https://twitter.com/socialdinnerclb
short video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tnw6O8hFAY8

 *** 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 **

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):

Kids R Christmas www.chw.edu.au
Miracle Babies Foundation www.miraclebabies.org.au/ 
MS Society www.msaustralia.org.au
The donation is 100% of your $10.00 contribution less the booking fee!   We’ll announce the total on the night.

BE PART OF THE PRESENTATION!

You’re Invited to be one of 3 x 5 minute spotlights.  Have you used social media, sites and tools and had success? 
We would like to invite Social Media Women to submit their case study for a chance to present at the May meeting.  You must be able to show that you have integrated it and had success.

Interested? Before you contact me, please make sure you have a presentation ready and send it to me with your email.

  Check out the tweets from last meetup here.

SMW_2013_march_LR_1c

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

Register here for our September event

Date:      Tuesday 17 September 2013

Time:     6:00pm – 8:30pm

Venue:   The Suite @ The White Horse Hotel
381 Crown St, Surry Hills

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..
Eventbrite - Social Media Women September 2013: Social Food; Blogs, Venues, Experience

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THANK YOU!

I can’t run these events without your help!  A HUGE Thank You to:
Photos: Judith Cantor
To Tania, Emanuel and the team at BAR100 – thank you so much for having us through the winter months. We wish you were more central 🙂
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The White Horse Hotel

Thank you to our new 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

check out past SMW events here

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:

storify_2013_july

You’re Invited to Real Chat Hangout #2 “CROWD FUNDING”: 31 May 2013

Real Chat; real people, real examples, real info!

I often get asked questions about business and social media & I know interesting talented people – so I thought I would combine them!

Using the great technology of the Google Hangout, we will be chatting every 2 weeks (more or less depending on schedules!) about different topics and findings. My partner in info this week is the gorgeous Johanna Baker-Dowdell, head of Strawberry Communications & author of Business & Baby On Board.

If you would like to join us today, Friday, you can:

  1. log into Hangout and Search ‘Real Chat’
  2. email me your email address and we will send an invitation, click here to email

These will be fortnightly chats. Same bat time: Fridays @ 11am -> Same bat channel: Google+ Hangout!

THIS WEEK WE ARE TALKING CROWD FUNDING!

Checkout the 1st Real Chat Google Hangout! @JohannaBD from Strawberry Communications: Writing & PR & I chatted about social media on Friday.

SMW Event: 11 June, Bloggers: How Brands and Influencers Work Together

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You’re Invited ~ Social Media Women 11 June 2013:

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Blogger Outreach:

How brands and influencers can work together

Learn how brands and agencies are currently working with Australian bloggers.
We will cover some of the “do’s” and “don’ts” of working with bloggers, talk bout best practice and share different reasons brands choose to engage influencers.
  • What defines a blog?
  • Overview of the Australian blogosphere
  • Why should brands work with bloggers?
  • How to find bloggers relevant to your brand
  • What are some tips to working with influencers
  • When does this work well?
About Hannah
Hannah looks after all things social media, community and blogger outreach for tech start-up Canva. She also curates the Sydney edition of The Fetch, keeping across what’s happening locally to share the best events, news, jobs and opportunities all in one place.
Mostly recently she worked for Rocketman Media, a specialist influencer outreach agency that partners brands and bloggers. In 2011 she organised ‘The Blogger Relations Forum’ a half-day event for 80 bloggers and brands. She has also spoken at various industry events including Digital Parents Conference and the 2012 Beautify Bloggers Utopia weekend.

 *** 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 **
TICKET PRICE GOES TO CHARITY !!!  Register Here.

Eventbrite - Social Media Women April 2013

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):
1. Clown Doctors – the humour foundation www.humourfoundation.com.au
2. Compassion www.compassion.com.au/
3. Concord Cancer Centre www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/concord/cancer

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

BE PART OF THE PRESENTATION!

You’re Invited to be one of 3 x 5 minute spotlights.  Have you used social media, sites and tools and had success? 
We would like to invite Social Media Women to submit their case study for a chance to present at the May meeting.  You must be able to show that you have integrated it and had success.

Interested? Before you contact me, please make sure you have a presentation ready and send it to me with your email.

  Check out the tweets from last meetup here.

SMW_2013_march_LR_1c

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

Register here for our June event

Date:      Tuesday 11 June 2013

Time:     6:00pm – 8:30pm

Venue:   The Chapel @ Bar100
100 George St, Sydney 2000

Meet amazing women 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.

Eventbrite - Social Media Women April 2013

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

_______________________

THANK YOU!

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

Social Media Women Collage

check out past SMW events here