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Small Business BIG Marketing
In 2014, almost 900 people attended Small Business BIG Marketing. This is an inspirational and fun half-day event which brings together the experiences and expertise of Australia's leading marketers, innovators, brand developers, designers, and researchers. The event incorporates seminars, a panel discussion, marketing services exhibition and networking opportunities.
Small Business BIG Marketing 2014 speakers
Carolyn is a highly regarded and well-known figure within the Australian creative industries. As a regular panellist on the ABC's The Gruen Planet, she is a recognised authority on creative persuasion and is also a writer for both Drum Media and designfederation.net. She has been working in the advertising and marketing industry for over 15 years as a communications strategist, gaining considerable experience in both hosting symposiums and delivering exciting and engaging keynote addresses.
Ken is an Australian designer with an international reputation. He is Chairman of Cato Brand Partners, established in Melbourne in 1970 and with partner offices worldwide. As a graphic designer, his work has earned him an international reputation and encompasses all facets of corporate and brand management and design. He has won numerous international and Australian design awards, and his work is represented in museums and galleries throughout the world. Ken is also an acclaimed author and has written numerous books.
Public speaker, trainer, CEO, media commentator, international marketer, entrepreneur, editorial contributor and single mother – Sharon Williams' experience and knowledge is an unbeatable combination.
Sharon is a pioneer in the Australian agency industry. In 1995 she established Taurus Marketing, a boutique public relations, integrated marketing and creative agency after a successful career in marketing and management, working across the UK, Europe and Asia. Her professional experience includes management training with renowned UK retailer Marks and Spencer, and various marketing management roles in the IT, shipping and travel industries.
Under Sharon's leadership and entrepreneurial flair, Taurus Marketing is now recognised as one of Australia's highest profile agencies, offering service to global corporations including QBE Insurance, KAZ and Napoleon Perdis.
Cameron Research Group, founded in 1992, specialises in providing marketing research and strategy services to large businesses seeking to develop their understanding and insight into small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and their business owners.
Over the past 22+ years, the Cameron Research Group team has conducted hundreds of group discussions, thousands of in-depth interviews and over 50,000 telephone interviews with SME operators.
Ross Cameron is also a highly knowledgeable and passionate speaker who has conducted executive briefings on the SME market for a host of Australia's leading suppliers to SMEs, including Australia Post, HP, MYOB, SEEK, NAB and Telstra.
Toby Travanner is a professional corporate trainer, keynote presenter, master of ceremonies and consultant. His primary area of expertise is coaching individuals and teams to realise their business and personal goals, especially in the areas of sales and marketing. He is an entertaining and challenging facilitator, with a reputation for high-energy, high-contact presentations. Toby consistently achieves 'excellent' ratings from the participants of his sessions, with most of his clients rating him as the best presenter they have ever worked with.
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What attendees thought
Well organised. Excellent MC and presenters. Very informative, very impressed. Loved Ken Cato's presentation. Went back to work feeling very inspired and enthusiastic about our business and determined to achieve all that we can. Thank you for creating great events like this!
The speakers were well chosen and they gave me very relevant information that I am applying to my business
Choice of presenters was excellent. MC was fantastic - very engaging. Useful and practical information presented. Good networking time during the break. Well run and well done!