GovInnovate Summit 2015

Collaborative. Participatory. Responsive.

GovInnovate is the premium forum for the public sector to achieve excellence in service design, digital delivery and security.

Exploring in detail the challenges and opportunities of delivering a more collaborative, participatory and responsive form of government, this year’s program will examine the technological and policy based aspects of innovation.

Delegates will have the opportunity to share ideas and gain knowledge from colleagues across all three levels of government.

Featuring presentations from: – The Digital Transformation Office
– Jane King, CIO, Australian Taxation Office
– Gary Sterrenberg, CIO, Department of Human Services
– Dr Lesley Seebeck, CIO, Bureau of Meteorology
– Lisa Rauter, First Assistant Secretary – InnovationXchange, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Themes: – Digital Transformation
– Citizen Engagement
– Procurement
– Interoperability and Collaboration
– Cloud Services
– Cyber Security
– Service Oriented Architecture and Shared Services
– Big Data

Content Collective 2015

The ad:tech Content Collective 2015 was created to give marketers the tools, strategies and actionable insight to evolve their businesses and create better and more effective content marketers. The 2015 Content Collective event will give marketers an understanding of the most effective tactics to utilize, along with the best platforms to use across a single day program comprised of keynotes, discussion panels and fireside chats that will allow participants to network and share their knowledge with marketing experts.

Swarm 2015

Swarm 2015 is Australia’s only online community management conference that will connect established experts and new talent together over two days. This event will be a collaboration of ideas, keynote speakers, open discussion forums, networking, best practices and inspiration packed into two days at the University of Sydney. Swarm brings together professionals from various walks of life, with a focus on improving business community management and customer loyalty.

Digital Financial Services 2015

The 7th Annual Digital Financial Services Conference is the only conference in Australia that focuses specifically on practical solutions to help businesses understand how consumers interact with digital financial services and aligning digital strategies with what the consumer wants and needs. To help answer these problems and provide solutions, the Digital Financial Services Conference is to showcase a wide variety of case studies from leading Australian and international banks, credit unions, insurance companies and superfunds to discuss the newest online marketing strategies for maintaining, conserving and growing market share.

IAPA National Conference

At the Institue of Analytics Professionals of Australia (IAPA) National Conference, a presentation will be delivered displaying a global case study on how businesses and analytic professionals are using data and analytics to market and drive their businesses successfully.

Adobe Digital Marketing Symposium

The 2015 Adobe Digital Marketing Symposium gives marketers the opportunity to gather the latest insights, best practices and trends in the digital marketing world. The event will focus on creating, measuring and maximizing digital experiences to help marketers build brand loyalty and bring in new customers. The symposium will also focus on best practices for optimizing web analytics, social, cross-channel campaign management and web experience management.

The Adobe Symposium has quickly become a key marketing event in Australia, last year boasting more than 1,400 marketers attending.

2015 World Social Marketing Conference

The mission of the 2015 World Social Marketing Conference is to help build a global movement dedicated to capturing, spreading and nurturing good practice in Social Marketing, as well as increase the efficiency and effectiveness of Social Marketing practice at both operational and strategic levels. The event will offer attendees new ideas and evidence presented by global thought leaders and practitioners.

Problogger Training Event 2014: Day 2 Live Blog

Problogger Training Event 2014: Day 2 Live Blog

It was another jam packed day of interesting and insightful presentations at the second day of the the Problogger Training Event for 2014 in the sunny Surfers Paradise.

If you couldn’t make it to the conference, don’t despair, the team have put together a run down of some of the key sessions from Day 2 for you:


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Australian Marketing Events Round Up – September 2013

Our Australian marketing events page is certainly one of our most popular pages at

There are loads of quality events taking place right across the country in any given week. It enables marketing and advertising professionals and enthusiasts to get together to learn, to share knowledge and to network and grow the industry.

Given the popularity of our events page, we’ve decided that we’re now going to give you a monthly round up of the upcoming Australian marketing events so that you don’t miss out.

We’ve just updated our page with a bunch of new events. If you come across any we’ve missed or have some of your own to contribute please complete this online form and we’ll do our best to get them up as soon as we can.

Here is your round up below:

Australian Marketing Institute Foundation Workshops – Through to 29 November 2013

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TEDxMelbourne – 22 September 2013

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Melbourne SEO Meetup – 2 October 2013

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Advertising, Marketing and Media Summit 2013 – 14 October 2013

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Australian Marketing Institute Annual Conference – 14-16 October 2013

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Connected Australia Conference – 15-16 October 2013

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IAB Training Course: Integrated Strategy – 16 October 2013

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The Audio Visual for Social Media Communication Toolkit – 24 October 2013

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The China Digital Marketing & Social Media Summit – 24 October 2013

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IAB Training Course: Digital Media Sales – 31 October 2013 & 1 November 2013

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Content Strategy Workshop – 19 November 2013 & 26 November 2013

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Cross Media Live Sydney 2013 – 3-4 December 2013

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If this wasn’t enough event goodness for you, make sure you also check out It’s one of our favourite event sites and it will be of particular interest to anyone looking for technical, entrepreneurial, startup events and meet ups.

Don’t forget if you if you come across any marketing events we’ve missed or have some of your own to contribute you can list your marketing event for free, please just complete this online form. Every event is manually reviewed and approved prior to publishing.

Upcoming 2013 Australian Marketing Events

The year is certainly flying by and before we know it, Christmas will be here! Before we get ahead of ourselves, the time has come again for us to do a quick round up of some key Australian marketing events and conferences that are coming up in the next few months. We don’t want you to miss out.

We regularly update our Australian Marketing Conferences and Events and Australian Marketing Awards pages so make sure you stop by to check them out and even submit an event we may have missed.


6 August – 10 October 2013 Google Engage Bootcamp for Agencies in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne

Comprehensive official Google training program presented by Loves Data for Google Engage members that will help your agency get the most out of Google AdWords and Google Analytics.

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7 August – Melbourne SEO Meetup, Melbourne

The Melbourne SEO meetup was founded in 2011 and is a great way to meet up with other like minded individuals in the industry, in a relaxed and informal session on digital and web marketing.

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7 August 2013 – IAB Training Course: Mobile Fundamentals, Sydney

Become comfortable using mobile and tablet marketing with this thorough 101 course on mobile which covers mobile internet, websites, search, messaging, apps, mobile display advertising and brand engagement.

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7 – 9 August 2013 – ADMA Global Forum 2013, Sydney

This is Asia-Pacific’s largest data driven event that is designed for marketing and advertising professionals. It will bring to Sydney the best speakers, technology, and inspirational case studies from all over the world with more channels, disciplines and innovative technologies to represent the full 360⁰ view of data-driven marketing and advertising.

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12 – 16 August 2013 – Energise, Adelaide

This event will be held in Adelaide and is geared to the needs of brand managers, communicators, agencies, designers, media buyers and those involved with advertising tactics and innovation. Find the tools, the ideas and the strategies to compete in a fast and ever-changing world.

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14 August 2013 – IAB Training Course: Display Advertising and Video, Sydney

One day comprehensive guide to digital display advertising which will help you to understand all the different formats from mobile to video. Focusing on rich media, you’ll receive practical advice on how to effectively target consumers and measure the effectiveness of campaigns.

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14 August 2013 – PwC Online Advertising Expenditure Report Presentation 2013, Sydney and 22 August 2013, Melbourne

Each quarter the IAB and PwC produce the Online Advertising Expenditure Report which is independently collated data about the state of online advertising expenditure in Australia. This presentation will enable you to find out exclusively the detailed online advertising expenditure data from both Q2 2013 and the full FY12/13 across general display, search and directories and online classifieds.

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19-22 August 2013 – Online Retailer Conference & eCommerce Expo, Sydney

This is one of the world’s largest eCommerce and digital marketing events for retailers. Providing hard-to-get content on all matters e-retailing, from understanding the competitive landscape and tapping eCommerce solutions to improving e-marketing programs and redesigning websites to improve sales. A must-attend event for anyone interested or involved with online and multichannel retailing.

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19 August – 23 September 2013 – Mumbrella Digital School, Sydney

Mumbrella Digital School is a six-week training course (option to attend individual weeks) facilitated by Digital Chameleon. The customised digital training workshop will help you learn to adapt quickly and use new skills immediately. The course is a blended eLearning and public face-to-face training initiative. The course is designed for sales and marketing professionals.

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20 August 2013 – Canberra Marketing Forum – Perfect Pitch, Canberra

The Canberra Marketing Forum is the flagship conference event for the marketing communication sector bringing together professionals from across the marketing spectrum. This year there is a new format with the day made up of three themed sessions.

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28 August 2013 & 4 September 2013 – IAB Training Course: Digital Media Sales, Sydney

This is a 2 day course that will teach you how to pitch the most suitable online solution with confidence and clarity to ensure your solution matches your clients’ campaign objective. Ideal for sales teams at publishing organisations (digital or traditional).

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29-30 August 2013 – Government Marketing and Communications Conference, Melbourne

Hosted each year by the Australian Marketing Institute, this event includes over 300 marketing and communications specialists from a range of state, federal and local government agencies. Sessions are specifically targeted for an audience of senior public sector marketing and communications staff.

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12 September 2013 – Early Bird Breakfast Digital Marketing Series, West Perth

Kristen Vang Co-Founder, Hatch’d is the special guest at the next ADMA Perth branch Digital Marketing Series breakfast and she will share her views on the use of social media in marketing.

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18-19 September 2013, Swarm 2013, Sydney

SWARM connects professional community managers with the aim of sharing resources, best practices, information & ideas. We’re a peer support community. The conference involves formal presentations, open discussions, knowledge exchange and networking opportunities.

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14 October 2013 – Advertising, Marketing and Media Summit 2013, Melbourne

This summit is for anyone in the advertising, marketing and media industries. This year the theme is “The new reality” with a great range of award winning case studies and cutting edge insights being presented by a range of industry experts.

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15-16 October 2013 – Australian Marketing Institute Annual Conference, Canberra

This conference responds to the everyday challenges faced by marketers. It will present the latest thinking on a wide range of business and marketing topics, with strong emphasis on the ‘marketing value’ proposition and as a natural consequence, the trend to greater focus on measures of marketing effectiveness and accountability. The AMI conference showcases marketing success and how to achieve it through best practice and effective implementation of new techniques and communications.

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16 October 2013 – IAB Training Course: Integrated Strategy, Sydney

One day session that will help you to understand how to integrate digital into overall strategies and business objectives. This course will open up a new set of planning skills and resources to enable you to better coordinate all of your marketing channels.

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31 October 2013 and 1 November 2013 – IAB Training Course: Digital Media Sales, Melbourne

This is a 2 day course that will teach you how to pitch the most suitable online solution with confidence and clarity to ensure your solution matches your clients’ campaign objective. Ideal for sales teams at publishing organisations (digital or traditional).

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3-4 December 2013 – Cross Media Live Sydney 2013, Sydney

Cross Media Live Sydney is at the forefront of multi-channel marketing. Attendees at this exclusive, free, invitation only event will have the opportunity to gain first hand insights from brands and companies who have already managed to make their mark in delivering successful, engaging and multi-channel campaigns. High level case study presentations will shed light on what it means to run an integrated and cohesive campaign across different media platforms.

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There are also a variety of Australian Marketing Institute Foundation Workshops going on throughout 2013 so check out the website for more details

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