Simone Douglas l Solutions Architect l Social Media AOK


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Simone Douglas
Solutions Architect
Social Media AOK
BNI Business Plus in the BNI South Australia Region

Tell us about your business:

Social Media AOK is a specialist full service Social Media Agency providing 5 key services to it’s clients.

1. Set up and optimisation of your business on key social platforms.
2. Development of your Social networking action plan and strategy.
3. Account Management
4. Advertising campaign management on Facebook and LinkedIn
5. Organisation specific, practical hands on training on Social Media Platforms.

Simone as the Principle Solutions Architect also presents at conferences and events around Australia.

What are your top 3 networking tips?

1. Leverage the power of social media to build and extensive network of contacts then capitalise on this network by taking it offline and creating the face to face relationship.

2. Your chapter meeting is a great opportunity to get to know new contacts and suppliers and build rapport by inviting them along and setting aside time to meet with them 1-2-1 directly after the meeting.

3. You never know who someone knows, how big someones network is or how they can help. Don’t ever discount a person in the room.

What can’t you live without?

My Coffee and my time with my kids

Which Business Book Would Your Recommend & Why?

The Personal MBA – great Ah Ha moments and reminders to crystalise your focus.

How Did Your Find Out About BNI & Why Did You Join?

One of my old staff invited me along to catch up through Facebook.

I could see the potential of the people in the room to become industry leaders and wanted to be a part of it.

How Long Have You Been a Member For?

10 Months

What Position/s On The Leadership Team Have You Held? 

Vice President, Visitors Host

What value & benefit have you or your business gained by being a BNI Member?

Personally I have had the opportunity to utilise the leadership and team building skills that were developed over my time in Corporate Management.

Professionally it has allowed us to access people and networks that would have traditionally taken a lot of work and research simply by asking for what we want.

What Do You Wish Someone Had Told Your When You First Joined BNI? 

Don’t book anything for the hour and a half following the meeting.

Do You Have a BNI Story to share?

Our Chapter has more than doubled it’s closed business year on year and has nearly reached it’s current target of 50 members.

All by applying a corporate mindset and working as a team to help each other achieve the success we want.

In working to help members of my team I have been given introductions to my two key National Clients which allowed us to further expand our service offering.

Your Dream Referral Is…

The Chief Marketing Officer or Sales Director of a company who wants to empower their Business and Sales Teams to utilise Social Media as an effective sales tool.

They would want to be able to harness the real power of Facebook & LinkedIn Advertising through Ad placement and custom audience targeting as well as Training their sales staff to utilise LinkedIn to it’s full potential.

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