The Social Marketplace

Wednesday 17 June 2015, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm @ Vodafone, 20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland City

The Social Marketplace

Do your social channels make money? Or maybe they are saving you heaps o' dosh? How much do you need to spend on a social media channel to make or save a buck? Our June event is all about real life Kiwis adding to their bottom line using social media. Whether you are a business or your own brand - or maybe you are both - come along to hear how our panel is converting their social media efforts into cash.

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  • Panel

    • Motivate Me New Zealand

      Makaia Carr

      Makaia founded online business Motivate Me New Zealand (MMNZ) in 2012. MMNZ is an exclusive members only community created for Kiwi women looking for positive support, encouragement and advice during their journey of living a healthier lifestyle.

      The community currently has 1,700 active members and over 76,000 Facebook followers.

    • BuddyBid

      Ken Brickley

      Ken has been advertising online since Jerry Yang used to answer the phone at Yahoo.  Now CEO of BuddyBid & a passionate advocate for making commerce easier, Ken is focused on helping businesses create new channels of revenue within social media, starting with a simple principle: bring the transaction into your customers' preferred environment; don't bounce them out of social into an old school checkout cart.

    • Socialites

      Wendy Thompson

      As Founder and MD of social media marketing company Socialites, Wendy will give us a brief rundown on how some of NZ's biggest brands Mitre 10 and House of Travel have increased sales and reduced customer acquisition costs with social media. Because if you can’t measure it you can’t manage it.

    • GrabOne

      Alex Mackrill

      Alex has worked in social media since 2011, ideating and executing campaigns for SMEs and charities throughout New Zealand. He is currently the Digital Content & Community Manager at NZ's leading online deal site, GrabOne.

  • MC


      Jam Mayer

      Jam creates digital strategy plans for SMEs and manages Conversologie, a digital agency focused on virtual events and social media. She is a Hootsuite ambassador for NZ and helps bloggers in the country through the NZ Bloggers Network. She now dabbles with location-based social media monitoring for her clients.

  • Shiny New Thing

    • Semble

      Sarah Evans

      Sarah is head of marketing and partners of Semble and brings more than 15 years experience across mobile, financial services and payment industries both locally and internationally. Her specialty is herding carts, driving change and useful marketing outcomes. She has previously run a consultancy business specialising in cross industry marketing and held senior marketing roles at Payments NZ, NAB and GE Capital AU.



      Semble is an app that lets you pay for things using secure, digital versions of your credit and debit cards stored on your phone. It is a unique collaboration between New Zealand’s mobile network operators and Paymark. They launched the country’s first mobile wallet last March 31. Secure payments are just the start. Soon Semble will expand its services to include transport, loyalty cards, vouchers and more. Sarah Evans will share some insights from the journey, exciting future developments as well as providing a demonstration of this new shiny new thing in action.

  • Sponsors

    • Vodafone
    • Domino's
    • Invivo
    • Bloggers Club
    • Socialites
    • Blackroom Photography
    • Pandora
    • Old Mout Cider
    • Desperados
    • Interlike
  • Livestream