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19th Jun 2019

6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Loft West End

100 Boundary Street
West End QLD 4101

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Panel Facilitator: James Gauci, Senior Digital Manager LinkedIn | Insta: @jrgauci | Twitter: @jamesgauci

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    Social media isn’t just a powerful influence. It’s an ever-changing and fundamental layer of modern life. The challenge for marketers and their brands is to build teams and systems that play to its strengths - intimacy, authenticity, personality, and belonging.

    Join some of Australia’s leading social media specialists at what is always a Networx smash hit, as they share their experiences and advice on how to make social media work for business in 2019. 

    During this panel, you'll discover

    • How to use content to build brand, create engagement and drive conversions.
    • Managing your business case and continually demonstrating ROI.
    • Using influencers to expand reach and get results.
    • Customer service crossover - chatbots, livechat, direct messages, and avoiding the pitfalls of treating it all the same way.
    • How to navigate a crisis and come out better than before.
    • Standing out from the crowd and finding your brand’s authentic voice.

    Who would benefit from attending

    • Marketing, digital and communication professionals
    • Business owners and directors

    Panel of speakers

    Panel Facilitator: James Gauci, Senior Digital Manager LinkedIn | Insta: @jrgauci | Twitter: @jamesgauci

    MC: Lisa Ma, Event Manager, Networx Brisbane LinkedIn | Twitter: @networxevents @lisama_

    Event hashtag is #nxbris

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    Ticket inclusions

    Your ticket includes networking with drinks & finger food prior to the presentation, facilitated networking, panel discussion, event giveaways, attendee list prior to the event. 


    Networx is information, introductions and inspiration.

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    Loft West End, 100 Boundary St, West End 4101

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  • Giveaways

    [VENUE PRIZE] $500 towards your next function, courtesy of Loft West End

    [NETWORX PRIZE] GoPro Hero7 White valued at $279, courtesy of Interpro Digital

    [NETWORX PRIZE] Complimentary Session for 4 people which is valued at $180, courtesy of Lumber Punks Axe-Throwing.  

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Here’s a sneaky peek at the speakers for this event.

Hugh Rees

Hugh Rees

Co-Founder & Head of Digital, Expose Media

Hugh Rees is the Co-Founder and Head of Digital at Expose Media, a high performance digital agency in its fifth year of successfully skyrocketing brands around the globe. A big advocate for chasing greatness over sameness, Hugh has 15 years of experience in marketing and a passion for innovation - earning him the honour of being voted one of Australia’s Top 100 Entrepreneurs of 2018 and Brisbane Marketing Entrepreneur of the Year. He’s the go-to man for all things social media strategy both paid and organic, with the experience to back it.

LinkedIn | Insta: @hugh_rees @xposemediagrp | Twitter: @hr_entrepreneur exposemediagrp

Tyra Gunnis

Tyra Gunnis

Content & Social Media Manager, City Beach Australia

Tyra Gunnis is the Content and Social Media Manager at City Beach Australia. At only 25 (and a bit) years old Tyra has managed to pave her own unique pathway through Social Media. For over 6 years, Tyra has been at the forefront in navigating some of Australia’s largest retailers through the ups and downs of the 24/7 cycle that is Social Media. From crisis through to success, it’s safe to say that she has almost seen it all.

LinkedIn | Insta: @tyra.jane @citybeachaustralia

Billy Perrier

Billy Perrier

Social Media Manager, Neds & Ladbrokes

Billy Perrier has been working in social media since 2014 across fashion, theme parks and sports betting. After a baptism of fire at BlackMilk Clothing where he learned just how seriously some people take leggings and solid community management skills he headed to Dreamworld. After making friends with the on-site dingoes and Shannon Noll, Billy headed into agency land to hone his programmatic skills. When an opportunity arrived to build a brand from the ground up Billy headed to sports betting company Neds where he now heads up social for Neds and Ladbrokes. In his spare time Billy enjoys tending to his bees, dreaming about spreadsheets & occasionally wandering through national parks for days at a time.

LinkedIn | Insta: @notactuallybilly_ @nedsaus @ladbrokescomau | Twitter: @nedsaus @ladbrokescomau

Panel Facilitator: James Gauci

Panel Facilitator: James Gauci

Digital Director, PPQ

James is an agile leader and delivery specialist with a keen interest in technology and creativity. Over his 10-year career he has led cross-functional teams to deliver award-winning projects for the likes of Spotify, MTV, Northwestern Mutual, Brisbane Festival and many others. James is also an experienced general manager, having overseen operations and digital transformation initiatives in for-profit and for-purpose contexts, yielding improvements in profitability, productivity, culture, and customer satisfaction.

James is Digital Director at Personalised Plates Queensland, Non-Executive Director at Metro Arts, and sits on the national management committee of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT). He holds an MBA from Deakin University.

LinkedIn | Twitter: @jamesgauci 

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