Founder & CEO of Babyology 2007-2017 Babyology is the number one media company for Australian parents. The business was acquired in 2017 and at the time had a Facebook following of over 1.2 million and 1 million visitors to the website each month with a staff of 16 people. Mandi is an experienced entrepreneur, starting her first business at the age of 25 and a finalist in the Australian Telstra Business Awards in 2016. With a BCom from UNSW and 10 years entrepreneurial experience, building and running a digital media publishing company which started as a blog, Mandi is mentoring many start ups in the Australian ecosystem. Mandi is a business consultant working with small and medium business owners to grow their businesses to become more entrepreneurial, focusing on digital, social media, growth and marketing strategy.
$16.67 / min
(Hourly rate $1,000)
Expert in social media, email marketing, content marketing and SEO, I’m passionate about helping businesses of all sizes grow and achieve a return on their marketing investment. Currently the Senior Director of Global Marketing at HubSpot, previously Head of Marketing (APAC) at Salesforce.com. At HubSpot, my team created the most successful global lead generation campaign ever, which generated more than 100,000 organic leads (in under 6 months, for less than $6000). I’m a regular speaker at marketing summits and a contributor to BRW, Boss, Entrepreneur.com and MarketingMag. I have extensive experience across B2B and B2C marketing and sales and would love to give you digital marketing advice to help grow your business and answer any specific content marketing, email marketing, SEO and social media questions you might have.
$4.17 / min
(Hourly rate $250)
I’m the co-founder of a complete lifestyle brand, SWIISH. Our brand spans an online store that in two years has experienced phenomenal growth and become a seven figure powerhouse business; together with a lifestyle website focussed specifically on luxe for less. In addition, I’ve co-authored two best selling cookbooks, including Super Green Smoothies and The Good Life. In addition, in the last 12 months, we have developed and released a number of products to market, including a Super Green Superfood Powder, as well as frozen ready to blend smoothies, manufactured in Australia, that retail across Coles, Woolworths and IGA supermarkets nationally. I started SWIISH 5 years ago together with my sister, Sally Obermeder. Before launching the business in 2012, I enjoyed a 15 year career in senior leadership roles within Human Resources in the Investment Banking industry. I worked alongside CEOs and MDs of global powerhouses including J.P. Morgan and Bankers Trust as well as ANZ Bank, to grow and develop their businesses. My strengths are in having a creative and strategic mindset whilst focussing on scalability and ensuring that the commercial and operational elements of the business thrive; strong leadership skills; as well as starting and running family businesses. I’ve undertaken a mid-life career transition from the corporate world to become a successful entrepreneur and am a skilled blogger, author and a certified health coach. I have a strong passion for developing others and building long term mentoring relationships. I love to see people strive to reach their dreams and help them to unlock their passion and purpose.
Ben has 25 years of experience in the technology space and is passionate about delivering technology-based solutions to problems. He has extensive expertise in evaluating and building technology stacks, first in the film industry and then in his own company which he grew to a successful exit in 2017. He has also designed and managed technology across a range of projects including Hollywood blockbusters like Happy Feet and The Matrix. With a Computer Science background, Ben provides insights into the risks and opportunities surrounding workflows and the software they rely upon. As an entrepreneur, he is uniquely positioned to evaluate not just the technology itself, but its business impact as well. Key areas of expertise include: * Evaluating and building technology-based solutions * Product management * Business and customer analytics * Data-driven decision making * Growth hacking * Maximising personal & team effectiveness
$5.83 / min
(Hourly rate $350)
I started my career in tech-support at Microsoft in Sydney before being shipped around the world to various Microsoft subsidiaries, training tech support staff (USA, UK, Sth East Asia). Upon returning to Australia, I took my passion and knack for education and invented a character for TV called Ms Megabyte as a way to encourage all Australians to embrace technology. This led to many years on the Today Show as the IT Reporter; national magazine columns and radio spots; best-selling books and one of the first consumer websites to sell banner ads (HP, Intel, nineMSN, travel.com.au) Once my national media profile was established, I began accepting requests to MC and Speak at events and conferences, and found this was my absolute passion. Again following the direction the market was pointing me, I accepted invitations from people in the conference audiences to work directly with their businesses on the innovation and digital marketing topics I specialise in. For the past 15+ years working with this diverse range of industries and business sizes, I've built a knowledge base which is as wide as it is deep, yielding a unique set of skills which I bring to every consultation. I can take a look at your online profile across your website, LinkedIn, Facebook to ensure you're making the most of each platform to build your brand. To find new customers and extend your relationship with existing customers. I continue to be extremely passionate about the event industry, coaching upcoming speakers, executives and subject-matter-experts to maximise the impact from their presentations. I'd love to assist you prepare for an upcoming presentation. As colleague Glenn Capelli once said : "If Yvonne was an app, you'd put her on your home screen!" "She does her research and really cares. Our audience, staff, exhibitors and speakers love her. Yvonne is professional, hard-working, loyal and we highly recommend her." Retail Global CEO
I am the founder of The Smoothie Bombs, a smoothie booster range that is vegan, certified organic, palm oil free and gluten free. I went from being a single parent on welfare to building a million dollar business from a simple home recipe. I bootstrapped through Smoothie Bomb's inception by being resourceful and determined on a coin purse budget. In 2007, I returned to study in my 40's to become a clinical nutritionist. In the process I discovered there was a need in the market for my home made smoothie boosters. As a mum, I believe in changing bad habits by making good choices easier. The Smoothie Bombs evolved after my fussy eating daughter stopped eating breakfast. My solution was to providing the right combination of healthy ingredients in a convenient and easy to use way. My products have gone from being hand made in my home kitchen to upscaling the production to hit manufacturing MOQs. I am stocked in over 800 stores around Australia including including Chemist Warehouse. I have stockists in UAE, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Korea. International expansion is currently in progress. My expertise is in: • Bootstrapping a Start up • Branding • Social media • Food product development • Food regulations and council requirements • Organic certification guidelines • Finding and dealing with manufacturers • Distributor agreements • Negotiating with major retailers • Exporting processes Business life is always busy and certain times of the year may be more hectic than others for chats. I have set aside some allocated time for Thursday and Friday afternoons for appointments.
Social media keynote speaker, Telstra Young Business Woman of the year NSW 2016 and B&T 30 under 30. As the Founder and CEO of L&A Social Media, one of Australia’s leading digital agencies, I love helping people grow their businesses, brands and market share through social media. For over 7 years, we’ve delivered wildly creative and hugely successful social media strategies, content and campaigns for both start-ups and global brands. Some of the brands we’ve worked with include nudie juice, Champagne Taittinger, Sol Beer, Black Swan Dips, Samsung, Foxtel, Sol Beer, Stoli Vodka, and many more. I’d love to give you advice about how to get started with your brand or social media strategy, through to upping the ante by developing content and campaigns that truly deliver ROI and brand value. As an agency founder, I also love helping and supporting other entrepreneurs and devising ways for creative collaboration and partnerships.
I have worked in Digital marketing for my entire career, building and delivering strategies including SEO, SEM, Social Media Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Email Marketing, Content Marketing, Retargeting, and Display advertising. I have first-hand experience and know best-practice for most digital tools including everything from Wordpress and Shopify to all major social platforms, most email marketing systems, and many CRMs. I have worked with startups, SMEs, enterprises including Telstra, Unilever and Sony, & governments, on strategy, implementation, optimisation, training, and coaching. I have won awards, presented at industry conferences, and trained the marketing teams of multinationals. I love data and am passionate about helping businesses succeed and grow. I can't wait to work with you.
$2.50 / min
(Hourly rate $150)
We are fashion entrepreneurs, authors, bloggers and social media consultants. Founders of @howtwolive and @twoobs, we have amassed over 150,000 followers on social media. How Two Live is an empowering fashion and lifestyle platform for young women. Last year our first book #HowTwoLive was published in Aus, USA, and the UK. Brands we’ve collaborated with globally include Westfield, Maybelline, Nasty Gal, Windsor Smith and The Zoe Report. Our footwear label TWOOBS launched with a guerilla stunt at New York Fashion Week that was featured on the front page of Huffington Post, and in April 2017 Buzzfeed reported that they were the shoes that took over Coachella. Speak to us if you want to learn how to... - Grow your following & engagement on Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter - Launch & market a product on a budget - Elevate your business through collaborating with global brands …plus tried and tested social media & marketing tips that we can tailor to your business.
$2.92 / min
(Hourly rate $175)
Need help getting started with your digital marketing? Don't know where to focus? With over 20 years agency experience in London & Sydney, I've worked with hundreds of companies to refine their vision, craft their message, organise their approach and find the best way to get their brand out in the digital world. On a call, we'll do a swift audit of your current marketing & make suggestions for better results. Get clarity on the channels you need & how to make the most of each one. Recommend ways to focus your marketing efforts for increased efficiency. Answer any questions & solve any problems you may have with your marketing or business.
20 years' experience including Virgin Money head of PR & Communications and Origin Energy Snr External Affairs Manager. Michelle's business experience spans major multi-national PR agency and in-house roles, including several years in San Francisco, USA representing established and start-up technology companies. Michelle can provide counsel on all aspects of PR & Communications from publicity, social media and events to corporate & internal communications, issues & crisis management.
As one of Australia's leading LinkedIn specialists I help individuals and organisations unlock LinkedIn, the largest professional network in the world. By understanding how to leverage the key features of LinkedIn, I will show you how it can be a powerful touch point. My specialty is B2B sales and marketing strategy. If you have questions about your LinkedIn strategy, including your LinkedIn profile, personal and organisational branding on LinkedIn, publishing on LinkedIn, company page content marketing, sponsored updates and respectful lead generation, I can help.
Funtrepreneur, Speaker, Foodie, and Lawyer. My partner and I started Matcha Maiden when we fell in love with matcha during a traditional tea ceremony in Japan. After returning to Australia, we realised there was a gap in the market for an affordable, accessible, easy to use matcha product and decided to develop one ourselves. At first we launched Matcha Maiden as a hobby, but it quickly took off and we now have stockists across Australia, UK, Hong Kong and the US. Last year we opened Australia's first specialty matcha cafe, Matcha Mylkbar in Melbourne, showcasing this vibrant green superfood as well as a world leading, innovative plant-based breakfast and lunch menu. As well as Matcha Maiden and Matcha Mylkbar, I also run a successful blog and instagram account Spoonful of Sarah, as well as enjoying a daily yoga and meditation practice. Life is busy, but I would love to provide advice to you where I can.
A passionate brand strategist, consumer marketer and product development innovator with over 13+ years experience. I have worked across a stable of both international and local prestige, professional and FMCG brands. Driven by a consumer centric approach balanced with commercial mindset, I have proven capability in leading and executing integrated go-to market plans to ensure a brand’s health and longevity in a dynamic market.
$1.67 / min
(Hourly rate $100)
I specialise in digital customer experience, acquisition and retention in direct-to-consumer operating models. I believe strongly that direct-to-consumer models through digital customer acquisition programs can provide brands with a unique competitive advantage through the collection of valuable user data, reduced reliance on traditional retail channels and increased profit margins. After studying and completing my Masters Degree in International Business in the Netherlands I moved to Melbourne and established the marketing practice for Rocket Internet’s foodora & more recently became the 1st employee at successful e-commerce subscription food start-up Hummingbird Superfoods. I can help you with: - Social media advertising strategy - Influencer marketing recruitment/management - Customer retention & up-sell strategy - End-to-end customer experience analytics - Marketing investment attribution reporting - Stakeholder management & reporting
$4.17 / min
(Hourly rate $250)
I currently look after CX and community at GigSuper. In previous roles I was in charge of developing and optimising business communications with evidence-based marketing across multiple platforms, by combining psychology and online behaviour with persuasive copywriting methods and kickass UX. I did this for some serious players in FinTech, digital search, real estate, and SaaS, and eCommerce. Here are some of the things they trusted me with: • Building brand language style guides (that inform ALL business comms). • Uncovering compelling value propositions and identifying buyer personas. • Developing and executing integrated marketing strategies. • Crafting conversion optimised website and app copy (sales pages, onboarding flows, microcopy, etc.). • Creating comprehensive autoresponder flows (aka 'drip campaigns', 'lead nurturing', etc.). • Composing email marketing campaigns that get the $$$ rolling in. • Developing social media comms/content strategies that grow communities (and profits). Outside of my commitments to growing other people's companies, I've also spent time building my own business - www.onetinytribe.com - and chatting to rooms full of people about all things comms, email, social media, UX, CX, and startups.