THE PERFECT BRAINSTORM: OUR THOUGHT PANELS JUST WENT INTO CEREBRAL OVERLOAD.
Prepare to cram your cranium with incisive insights, apt analysis and out-there opinions.
Weâ€™ve just added two more big-name, big-brain panellists to the discussion panels probing the darkest recesses of the ever-expanding digiverse at State of Social ’19.Â
Digital marketing mastermind Meg Coffey
Daring digiteer. Esteemed entrepreneur. Sought-after speaker, trainer and lecturer. Maverick media commentator. And crucially, the founder of State of Social (yes, itâ€™s Meg you need to thank).
Texan by birth and Australian by choice, Meg is managing director of social and digital marketing agency Coffey and Tea, delivering training and developing ground-breaking campaigns that enable Australian businesses to compete on the global stage.
She is also the founder of #SMPerth, the free X,XXX-strong digital-marketing knowledge-sharing network that inspires and nurtures Australiaâ€™s next generation of digital marketers.
Megâ€™s position at the pointy end of the digital marketing vanguard, combined with her reputation for sharing ideas and inspiration, make her a shoo-in for our Now What? thought panel. Sheâ€™ll be contemplating the great unknowns of digital and social with IP VIP Dave Stewart and hashtag inventor Chris Messina.
Entrepreneur extraordinaire Hugh Stephens
Insightful investor and serial start-upper Hugh sees digital transformation and innovation opportunities the same way Haley Joel Osment sees dead people in The Sixth Sense. Everywhere.
A self-described â€˜failed medical studentâ€™ with a penchant for code, he eschewed the world of medicine for a life as an entrepreneur. Itâ€™s a decision that has seen him build his own consulting business, become a renowned start-up investor, and build Insta management platform Sked from a spare-bedroom side project into a $multi-million international business.
Along the way, he has worked with a dizzying array of big-name brands and became one of SmartCompanyâ€™s ‘Hot 30 under 30’ entrepreneurs (two years running). He has also been listed in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia.
Itâ€™s little wonder Hugh is in such huge demand as a keynote and mentor, which is why weâ€™re chuffed heâ€™s joining Insta Icon Jenn Herman and digital strategy star Matt Popkes on our Real Trends discussion panel, picking out the next big digital waves you need to ride.
Take a closer look at the talent-packed rollcall of digital marketing royalty weâ€™ve brought together for your delight and delectation. Alternatively, donâ€™t waste another second â€“ snap up one of the remaining tickets while you still can.