By: Woj Kwasi on 05-06-2016 in Content Strategy, CRO, Google, Inbound Marketing, Marketing, Marketing News, Online Marketing, PPC, Search, SEO, Social Media

We’re very excited about Big Digital so we thought we’d brief you on the local Aussie talent, as we also have a great digital marketing community Down Under.

Australian Speakers at Big Digital Adelaide 2016

We’re super excited about the international speakers too… rock stars such as Melanie Spring (Sisarina), Gary Illyes (Google), Jennifer Slegg (The SEM Post), Aleyda Solis (Arianti), Dawn Anderson (Move It), Gianluca Fiorelli (ILoveSEO.net) and Casey Meraz (Juris Digital), Christine Churchill (Key Relevance), Garrett Mehrguth (Directive Consulting), Joel Klettke (Business Casual Copywriting) and Michael Esordi (The Marketing Center) will be gracing our shores and dropping knowledge left, right and centre.

But… *drum roll* …bringing a range of expertise, experiences and a dash of geekiness… allow us to introduce our amazing Australian speakers (starting with 2 of our keynotes):


Fred Schebesta

Fred Schebesta

Discover what it means to be innovative and be a part of ‘the ideas boom’ in Australia with Fred Schebesta, the co-founder of one of Australia’s most popular price comparison websites, finder.com.au. Fred is a Fintech entrepreneur who is passionate about helping people make informed decisions about their banking, insurance, travel and online shopping.

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Michael Verghios

Michael Verghios

Stay one step ahead with Michael Verghios, who’ll be taking us on a journey into the future of paid search. Michael recently started his own Digital Marketing Agency, Nimbull, after leading Mindshare in U.S. as their Managing Director.

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Amy Who

Amy Who

Mindvision Interactive’s Digital Marketing Specialist & Hootsuite Ambassador Amy Who knows there’s a lot more to remarketing than chasing up cart abandonments. Join Amy to learn how remarketing can help your business reach and exceed its KPIs.

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Chris Burgess

Chris Burgess

They say prevention is better than a cure – learn how to protect your WordPress site from hacks with Chris Burgess. Chris is a web technology consultant and is also the co-founder of Clickify, a digital marketing agency in Melbourne.

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Dan Petrovic

Dan Petrovic

Find out how to stop link begging and start link earning with Dan Petrovic. With more than a decade of industry experience, Dan is the Managing Director of Dejan SEO and chairman of the Industry Advisory Board for the Department of Marketing at Griffith University, Queensland.

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James Norquay

James Norquay

Take the ‘yawn’ out of your business blog with James Norquay’s 20 content marketing tactics session. James specialises in social media optimisation and currently runs an SEO and Content Marketing business based in Sydney.

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John Clayton

John Clayton

Discover the secrets of web analytics and how to avoid the same mistakes that keep tripping up businesses with John Clayton. As Head of Analytics & Data Services at Predikkta, a platform for optimizing click-through rates, there are few people with a better head for data than John.

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John McGowan

John McGowan

Learn how to break down paid search one report at a time and finally see the big picture with John McGowan. John has engineered many successful PPC strategies as the Digital Paid Media Executive at Flight Centre and will be joining us at Big Digital to share some of his PPC knowledge and expertise.

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Joshua White

Joshua White

Join Joshua White to master the arts of social media planning and creating content that matters. Joshua is the founder of Knackmap, a powerful new social media planning tool, and the crowdfunding platform Joey Crowd.

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Karen Dauncey

Karen Dauncey

If you’re sick of spending all your dollars on Google AdWords, don’t miss Karen Dauncey. Karen will teach you how to minimise spend while maximising return. Karen is the Managing Director at Blue Cherry Online Marketing and has over 10 years of SEO experience.

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Kate Toon

Kate Toon

Get some money saving tips and tricks from Kate Toon, who’ll be teaching you how to blog smarter. Kate is an award-winning SEO copywriter and with over a decade of experience has worked with brands like Westpac and Kmart. She currently co-hosts a copywriting show called Write For Business.

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Luke Robertson & Dave Ellis

Luke RobertsonDave Ellis

Strap on your beer goggles and join Luke Robertson and Dave Ellis as they delve into the nitty-gritty of podcasting. Luke is the founder of the award-winning craft beer website, Ale of a Time and together with Dave they also provide social media consultancy services to new and existing brands.

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Matt and Liz Raad

Matt and Liz Raad

Discover a one-of-a-kind way of owning targeted traffic with Australia’s website investment experts, Matt and Liz Raad. Passionate about educating business about online, Matt and Liz founded H1 Digital Education, the Queensland-based digital marketing course provider.

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Sam Daynes

Sam Daynes

Join Sam Daynes to learn why data visualisation is not just for geeks, but for any business that needs to improve its story. Sam is the co-founder of Ardento, a business software solutions provider passionate about improving businesses’ processes and outcomes.

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Sha Menz

Sha Menz

Finally make sense of Google Penguin with Sha Menz at and learn how you can reduce its effect on your marketing strategy. Sha co-created rmoov, the industry-leading backlink removal tool; she’s currently Lead Software Architect and Penalty Recovery Specialist at Web Based Innovations.

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Simone Douglas

Simone Douglas

Join Simone Douglas as she lays down the social business tools at you can’t ignore if you want to grow your business. Simone has more than 20 years’ experience in corporate management roles and is CEO and Founding Partner of Adelaide’s own Social Media AOK.

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Tania Cavaiuolo

Tania Cavaiuolo

Calling all not-for-profits! Learn how you can succeed in digital marketing with Tania Cavaiuolo. Tania is the Head of Marketing and Communications at The Leukaemia Foundation of Australia and she runs the national World’s Greatest Shave marketing & advertising campaign.

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Woj Kwasi

Woj Kwasi

Discover how content can turn your website visitor into a long-term partner with Woj Kwasi. Woj has a solid background in technical SEO and web development, but the Kwasi Studio’s founder’s passion lies in creating the best online experiences for users at all stages of their buyer journey.

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And there you have it folks! I even talked about myself in third person for you.

Our best digital experts will be right here in Adelaide for 2 whole days, answering all your questions and giving you easy-to-implement tips and tricks joining some international greats. Don’t procrastinate; you can still reserve your seat here.