Social Media Down Under Event – Meet International Keynote Speaker Melissa Jun Rowley
Updated on February 8th, 2013
You’re invited to see 17 speakers discuss and debate the state of social media in Australian business.
The Maritime Museum in Sydney will play host to the Social Media Down Under Event- June 13th with a line up of incredibly influential speakers on social media in business. One of these remarkable speakers is our international keynote speaker Melissa Jun Rowley. Melissa’s professional bio reads like a Hollywood film.
Melissa is an award-winning journalist, on-air host, and content strategist with a passion for all things tied to social innovation. She is currently the founder and editor-in-chief of Incentivize, a digital media company focused on the convergence of capitalism and activism. A former producer for CNN and the Associated Press, Melissa has flown in zero gravity at NASA, produced business updates from the New York Stock Exchange, and field produced coverage of the Oscars, Golden Globes and Grammys. Her online work encompasses features for Mashable, Discovery News, BlogHer and MTV Act. As a self-proclaimed “Cause Correspondent,” Melissa dedicates her passion for storytelling to spreading the good word about business, emerging technology, art, entertainment, and heroes benefitting humanity.
S: What are you hoping to gain from the Social Media Down Under Event?
M: “I’m hoping to gain some global perspective from Social Media Down Under, and I’m hoping to help facilitate communication between Oz and the U.S., regarding how both countries can work together to forge ties through social business, while cultivating a stronger global economy. More than anything, I want to learn, be inspired, and offer any American insights about social responsibility that the audience may find valuable. ”
S: What are you hoping people will gain from your presentation?
M: “People will learn about consumer activism, social media and corporate social responsibility, and my journey to becoming a digital journalist and content strategist.”
S: What are your thoughts about the use of social media in Australia?
M: “Some Aussies who work with social media have told me that Oz is a good four years behind the U.S. in terms of implementing social media in business strategies. Perhaps, we don’t need to look at Australia as being ‘behind’ anything. Perhaps, we can look at the budding growth of social technology down under, as an opportunity to reinvent the parts of the wheel that don’t always turn so fluidly.”
To follow Melissa on Twitter: @MelissaRowley
To book your place at the Social Media Down Under Event – June 13th click on the following link. http://www.bluewiremedia.com.au/social-media-down-under-2012