What is MediaSocial?It's an exclusive, high quality event for top level media industry professionals to grow your peer network and stay abreast of...

MediaSocial 08


Cell Block Theatre
2010 NSW

MediaSocial 08


Silvia Damiano

Silvia Damiano

Founder & CEO, About My Brain Institute

Scientist, educator, author, speaker, award-winning leadership expert, global business consultant, coach, inventor, entrepreneur. Silvia Damiano is the creator, thought leader and master trainer of the i4 Neuroleader Model, Assessment Tool & Program, founding The About my Brain Institute with the purpose of democratising leadership & neuroscience.

Chris Dodson

Chris Dodson

Head of Brand & Marketing, YouTube Australia & NZ

Chris joined Google in 2013 working in their large advertising and agency stream, soon invited to head up YouTube as chief of brand and marketing for Australia and New Zealand. With a diverse background covering multinational advertising agencies, marketing, digital and media as a strategist, account director and creative thinker. Chris has won numerous awards for marketing, entrepreneurship, business and startups.

Darren Woolley

Global CEO, TrinityP3

Here is the bio Considered the Mr Wolf of Marketing Communication, Darren Woolley has been solving problems between marketers and their agencies since 2000.

With his background as analytical scientist and creative problem solver, Darren brings unique insights and learnings to the marketing process. He is a regular industry commentator to trade and industry magazine and forums around the world. Darren Woolley started his working life as a scientist at the Royal Children’s Hospital Neuropathology Laboratory in Melbourne, Australia, undertaking research in myopathies, neuropathies, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Repetitive Strain Injury.

He established a chemical recycling company called Resolve before falling into advertising in the mid eighties. During his 15 years as a writer and Creative Director, Darren developed brand and business communication strategies for a broad range of global and local brands. He was CD at J Walter Thompson and President of the Melbourne Art Directors’ Club for two consecutive terms. More recently he was a Board Member and Chair of the Australian Marketing Institute from 2014 - 2016.

In 2000, Darren founded TrinityP3, Asia Pacific’s leading strategic marketing management consultancy with an international network of more than 30 industry professionals helping people to achieve commercial purpose through creative process. What that means is he leverages his extensive knowledge of the marketing and advertising industry, to solve advertisers problems and achieve maximum value from their budget.

Now a decade on, TrinityP3 is at the leading edge of decision making in the marketing and advertising industry with a client base that includes more than 50 of the world’s top 100 advertisers, with offices in Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong and now London.


David Redhill

David Redhill

Partner & CMO, Deloitte

David Redhill has worked in journalism, creative writing, design, marketing, branding, photography and music for over 30 years in Australia, Spain, the US and UK - and has relearned everything he thought he knew about marketing within the past five.

David currently leads Deloitte’s marketing, communications and business development team across Australia. He compiled a series of Deloitte’s white paper "Building the Lucky Country" and has authored or edited a number of other papers including a brand assessment and valuation of the Sydney Opera House in 2014 which gained media coverage in over 75 countries.

A member of the firm’s global marketing, brand, and digital transformation councils, David is also a sitting member of the Advisory Council to the University of NSW Faculty of Art & Design.

In 2011–12 David was recognized by the Australian Marketing Institute as Australian Marketer of the Year, the first time a professional services marketer has won this award. His career includes stints at Landor Associates, BEA Systems and PWC and has encompassed technology multinationals and startups, professional services networks, media, and creative and communications agencies.

David's stories and images have been published in the Financial Times, the Times of London, The Guardian, Journal of Brand Strategy, Design Week and Creative Review (UK); The Australian and Sydney Morning Herald (Australia); La Vanguardia (Spain) and the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle (USA), along with various books, magazines and online sites.

His documentaries and music have featured on radio in several countries and his photography has been exhibited in Spain, the UK and Australia. David’s awards include a New York Telly for Video Creative Direction and a Gold Quill for Excellence by the IABC.

Jeff Bullas

Jeff Bullas

CEO, jeffbullas.com

An internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, consultant and marketing blogger who participates on expert panels on digital marketing and social media. His achievements include:
• #1 Global “Digital Marketing Influencer” – 2016
• #1 ‪‎Content Marketing‬ Influencer from 6M+ daily web updates in 2015 by Appinions
• Listed as the #1 Content Marketing Influencer by Onalytica – 2015
• Ranked #8 on Forbes” The World’s Top 40 Social Marketing Talent” – 2014
• Ranked #1 Content Marketing Influencer Globally in 2014
• Included in the “Top 100 Social Media Influencers – 2015 ranked at #7
• Featured in Inc.com’s “20 Digital Marketing Experts to Follow on Twitter” – 2015
• Listed in the “Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers” 2013  on Forbes.com at #11
• Published in the New York Times
• Huffington Post – “Top 100 Business, Leadership and Technology Twitter Accounts You Must Follow“
• Author of my first book which is on several best selling lists on Amazon – “Blogging the Smart Way – How to Create and Market a Killer Blog with Social Media”
• LinkedIn’s – 25 Social Media Experts You Need to Know
• Ranked at #11 on the “Top 50 most retweeted people on Twitter” by Mid Sized Marketers: StudyMy blog receives over 5 million page views per year
• The blog is read in over 200 countries worldwide
• Twitter followers number over 320,000Finalist – Top 10 Social Media Blogs 2010
• Top 10 Social Media Blog Winner 2102 – Social Media Examiner
• Social Media Blog Winner 2013 – Social Media Examiner
• International speaker at seminars conferences including Italy, Turkey, Kuwait, USA, Finland, Australia, India and New Zealand
• Presentations have been viewed on Slideshare over one million times
• Jeffbullas.com  is currently ranked in the top 50 marketing blogs according to Adage.com’s Power 150 Rankings
• According to Kred.com, jeffbullas.com is ranked #4 as a global marketing “Influencer”.Klout Score of 81
His focus is on helping personal and company brands to understand how to participate and engage optimising their presence in a digital world. We are very excited to host Jeff on our audience engagement panel at MediaSocial 08.
James Wright

James Wright

MD, Red Agency & Havas PR APAC

James has been Managing director of the PR operations - Asia Pacific region at Havas SA since June 2013 and serves as its Managing Director of Red Agency.

He was named CommsCon PR Leader of the Year 2014, PRCA Consultant of the Year 2008 and PR News International CSR Leader 2008.

James Wright is a multi-award winning PR practitioner with broad ranging experience across consumer and corporate communications. James has particular specialisms in CSR and sustainability and crisis and issues management. In addition to his role running Red Agency, James leads the Havas PR network across Asia-Pacific.
He is a national board member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia and in 2013 was Australia’s PR jury representative at two prestigious international festivals, the Cannes Lions and CLIO Awards.
Under James’ leadership, Red Agency was named Large PR Agency of the Year and shortlisted for Best PR Employer at the 2014 CommsCon Awards. In 2013 Red Agency also won Asia-Pacific Agency of the Year at the PR Week Asia-Pacific Awards.
He joined Havas and Red Agency in April 2011. His role running Red Agency, he leads the Havas PR network across Asia-Pacific. He has particular specialisms in CSR and sustainability and crisis and issues management. During his tenure, the agency has won business from such major brands as Accor, Origin Energy, Yahoo!7 and WWF.
He is a national board member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia and in 2013, he was Australia’s PR jury representative at two prestigious international festivals, the Cannes Lions and CLIO Awards. In 2013, he acted as a judge for the Clio Awards and at Cannes.
Under his leadership, Red Agency was named Large PR Agency of the Year and shortlisted for Best PR Employer at the 2014 CommsCon Awards. He was named PR Leader of the Year at the 2014 CommsCon Awards, and in 2008 was awarded Public Relations Consultancy Association (UK) Consultant of the Year and also named International CSR Leader by PR News (USA) at their annual All Stars Awards.
In 2007, he conceived the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Environmental Sustainability Guidelines and chaired a select steering committee that developed them. Mr. Wright is a multi-award winning PR practitioner with broad ranging experience across consumer and corporate communications.
Sara Delpopolo

Sara Delpopolo

Founder, The International Social Media Association (ISMA)

Sara Delpopolo is principal of Axis Legal and a leading expert in digital media and intellectual property law. She advised on the earliest mobile content campaigns, and acted on the first Federal Court mobile spam case in Australia. From as early as 2005, Axis Legal has represented clients with their various legal issues arising from the platforms that we now know as ‘social media’.  In 2012, Axis Legal compiled its seven year learnings and published the first guide to social media law: Social Media – Playing by the Rules.
Sebastian Terry says “Everyone has at least one thing they have to do before they die”.  So in 2014, not happy with just running a law firm, Sara founded the International Social Media Association (ISMA), a global not for profit organisation dedicated to advancing, protecting and balancing the rights of businesses and individuals on social media.
Phillip Ohren

Phillip Ohren

Head of Owned Digital Media, Mindshare

Phil has worked in digital media for 8 years in both the UK and Australia, and is currently Mindshare’s Head of Owned Media. He started his career with a strong passion for search and web development and now specialises in SEO, content strategy and digital integration.

Phil’s team vision is to be the McKinsey & Co of media. They believe that Owned Media is still a greatly misunderstood channel that needs more attention.

Phil possesses experience in SEO, Affiliate Marketing, Content Strategy & Conversion Rate Optimisation. He has worked across a wide array of global brands, including Ford, Jaguar/Land Rover, Westfield, Optus, Unilever and Canon throughout the UK, Australian and Asian markets.

Outside of work, Phil is entrepreneurial, participating in industry events, blogging and getting lost in Australia.

Benjamin Pirrie

Benjamin Pirrie

The Organic is privately held digital marketing and media specialist agency. Delivering best of breed SEO, SEM, biddable media, performance display media, digital strategy and content marketing services to Australian brands, business, and bluechips.

Our people have deep domain experience, at some of the largest international media agencies, working across some of the largest digital marketing accounts nationally. We only hire digital pedigrees, with a proven track record of delivering excellence in challenging and competitive digital environments. This gives The Organic a unique point of view on the world, we see fresh thinking, coupled with effective strategies, producing unmatched campaign results for our clients and partners. We manage digital direct response, and integrated campaigns end to end; from receiving a brief, to planning, and through to execution.

Everything we do at The Organic aligns to our company philosophies, these are the values that we live and die by.


We deliver tailored solutions that provide a positive outcome for your business or brand.


We are transparent in our approach and should be considered a natural extension of your business.


Our people have developed their skills over many years, and have a holistic approach to all digital disciplines

Suzy Jacobs

Suzy Jacobs

MediaSocial MC | CEO, She Business Franchise

Suzy Jacobs is the resident MC at MediaSocial, clever, funny and vivacious. In her role as CEO of SHE Business Suzy’s commitment to business development is unwavering and she has produced enough results to know when you provide strategy, structure and support, women achieve far greater financial success.

Suzy started in the sales and training world of big tech companies such as IBM and Compaq before switching to small business. Having spent time in such diverse sectors as manufacturing, health & wellbeing and business development, she brings years of experience and background knowledge to her role of a lifetime as CEO of She Business Australia.

Event Details

What is MediaSocial?

It's an exclusive, high quality event for top level media industry professionals to grow your peer network and stay abreast of the latest developments in digital media and technology. 

The highlight of the evening is a series of informative, thought-provoking presentations from our industry speakers.

Who is MediaSocial for?

Professionals like yourself covering marketing, PR, media, advertising, digital and technology interested in meeting other executives, thought leaders and business owners.

Collaborative learning

Our audience have asked for more education, more engagement and more information at MediaSocial - and we have listened.

We are very proud to be an inaugural Declara.com partner in Australia and as such we are excited to launch MediaSocial Knowledge.

Live immersive learning experience

With the amazing Earlink technology creating a completely immersive education experience where our audience can hear every nuance on the headsets. Cutting out all background noise Earlink is a comfortable communication technology that ensures your MediaSocial education experience is engaging, productive and has no interruptions. This technology provides a difference, it delivers direct clear audio from the presenters and offers the opportunity for three digital channels of interaction, with no noisy interruptions.

This event is presented by MediaSocial.


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