Social Media Down Under Event – Meet Speaker and Organiser Adam Franklin
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 17 incredibly influential speakers on social media in business. One of these remarkable speakers, I am proud to announce is one of our own Adam Franklin.
Adam Franklin is a social media speaker and marketing manager of Bluewire Media – the web strategy consulting firm he co-founded in 2005 with school mate Toby Jenkins. Adam is a social media commentator on 2UE and writes for two of the Top 25 Business Blogs in Australia (Startup Smart and Bluewire Media). Plus he lives and breathes Twitter, Facebook YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+ and email marketing.
Adam has co-created the Web Strategy Planning Template and co-wrote the e-book Web Strategy Secrets which have been downloaded by thousands of people worldwide. Adam has also been featured on Smart Company’s Hot 30 Under 30 and the Dynamic Business 2012 Young Guns list of young entrepreneurs, as well as in the latest edition of the book “The New Rules of Marketing & PR“.
S: What are you hoping to gain from the Social Media Down Under Event?
A: “I’m looking forward to having many of my favourite social media speakers together for a day sharing their real world experiences. There should be lots to learn, even for the social media professionals in the room.”
S: What are you hoping people will gain from your presentation?
A: “I’ll be sharing the insights from my recent travels in the U.S. People will discover what we learnt from visiting high-tech companies like Google, Twitter, Hubspot and 37 Signals, to what we learnt from some Silicon Valley start-ups, and finally what we gleaned from meeting with social media superstars like Chris Brogan, Liz Strauss, Brian Solis and Jeremiah Owyang.”
S: What are your thoughts about the use of social media in Australia?
A: “I think there is a huge opportunity for businesses that embrace social media early on and get a head-start on everyone else. Most Australian companies aren’t heavily involved yet and judging by trends in US business, they are several years ahead of us. What Aussie businesses do in the next 5 years will determine which companies reap the rewards!”