Pre-VIP Agency Summit Networking Spot...come say hi!

Waving hi @kmeiler!!! Of course I HAD to use a GIF so it would be like the #AgencyChat Twitter Chat days! Loved the conversations attendees would have with GIFs! We were just looking at some of those great topics and discussions we had and talking about bringing some of them up here in Social Media Pulse! Happy to see you here!

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Hi all ~ Fiona Lucas from iRespectOnline which is now just over 10 years old . I’m currently back to pretty much just me consulting since covid but I have had up to 3 on my team. Hoping to build back up again but having a bit of a inward look to see the direction I want to head. Currently working on a social enterprise so it’s taking up time.

I think the best advice I ever got (or maybe i gave it ha ha ) was to give your team space to grow and to trust them. Micromanaging never helps anyone right? Find time to get to know them especially if you are a distributed team.

Last big trip was March for SMMW22 to San Diego . but i didn’t have time to make it my vacation. last decent trip would have been April when i went to a place called Nelsons Bay in New South Wales for 4 day trip for a friends birthday and road tripped back down coast (i live in Geelong, Victoria, Australia) otherwise it’s mostly weekends away. I definitely need a vacation as it’s winter here and I’m in the south where it’s cold!

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@julia2 @darwin.orozco @orestis @angelicawhetstone11 @howellmgmtva @info25 Here’s the pre-networking post :space_friend: Please…

  1. Introduce yourself and tell us about your agency
  2. Share the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten that’s helped your agency.
  3. Share where you went on your most recent vacation or trip.
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  1. Hi everyone! I am Julia Jornsay-Silverberg, the Brand Manager of NOW Marketing Group! We’re a relationship marketing agency founded by Jessika Phillips and I like to refer to our team as the Avengers. :wink:
  2. The best piece of advice I’ve ever gotten has been to not be afraid to try new things. Testing out new features and functionality, and taking a human approach to your brand’s marketing might be the best thing you do all year!
  3. I’m overdue for a vacation haha and recently booked a trip to Florida in February 2023, so I can’t wait for that!
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Hi everyone. My name is Raqual and I am from sunny South Africa. I own a small digital agency (5 peeps) which specialises in franchise supermarket marketing. So much so that we recently changed our business name to Supermarketing which I think is fun :relaxed:

The best advice I ever received was from one of Jason Swenk’s podcasts, where he talks about niching down. This has dramatically changed how we operate, and as a result, have scaled dramatically and has opened doors for me even with the directors of these retailers.

Vacation…what is that? :sweat_smile: I was fortunate to take a weekend away with hubby 2 weeks ago to Hermanus, which is world famous for their whale sightings. But my dream is to take more than 3 consecutive days off without chaos breaking out in the office. Deadlines are not my friend.

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LOVE the new biz name @info25 !!! So unique! Love how you applied Jason’s advice!

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@martin.kaser @ChiefCoffeeDrinker @melaniesheridanmedia @Debs-TheChichesterSocial @joseph @andrewpitchford @lisa.monks @meredith1

Here’s the pre-networking post :space_friend: Please…

  1. Introduce yourself and tell us about your agency
  2. Share the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten that’s helped your agency.
  3. Share where you went on your most recent vacation or trip.
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Good Morning from “Brisbane by the Sea” in sunny Australia.
I’m Andrew Pitchford from Excite Media. We are a 15yo digital agency that has flourished out of web design into being a full service digital agency with about 32 staff. Our key focus is on small business lead generation work with great expertise in consumer areas like home improvement, B2B such as engineering and specialty areas like Childcare.

Best piece of advice we’ve received was to “keep doing what we’re doing” in staff culture from an agency consultant who has worked with over a 1000 agencies. We love our people as much as our clients.

The pandemic hasn’t given us many trip opportunities but we made the most of available options for our 30th Wedding Anniversary and enjoyed some of the Gold Coast’s beach and hinterland areas for a week.

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  1. My name is Joseph S. Kahn and I am the Growth Marketer and President of a new digital agency called Hum JAM. We specialize in online marketing that is built on the foundation of solid SEO, User Experience and Channel Harmony.

  2. The best piece of advice I got was from a well-known Agency in the space (I am not going to name names, lol) who told me to turn down the volume to negative feedback. He said that haters will hate even more as your success gets louder. He said to tune them out and turn the volume up on the fans. That was the best advice I have received to date!

  3. My most recent trip was a road trip from San Diego to my partner in Atlanta, then the road trip right back while heading to speak at SEO Rock Stars Las Vegas! (and our car died in Arizona on the way, but that’s for another time!)

Nice to meet you all!

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