Wellington social media consultant – Shannon Smith

by Shannon on October 15, 2010

Hey, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Shannon smith. I am Social media consultant in Wellington, New Zealand. Powerboard Social Media is my new business which I have decided to start as I have a passion for marketing. I decided it was time to take a bit of a leap, start being a social media consultant and work for myself.

Quickly about me….

I first got involved in web marketing about 4 or 5 years ago purely out of frustration. The business I was working for at the time did not really have the funds for a web designer/social media consultant or the desire to start a website for their business. Figuring it can’t be that hard, I taught myself how to do it. Unfortunately I would soon find out that just because you make a site does not mean that people will come to visit it. With that I started reading up on things like search engine optimisation, web advertising and affiliate marketing.

At about this time social networking sites really started exploding and facebook, myspace, and bebo were moving more into the main stream. I can’t remember when, but next thing I knew I was using this new social media stuff as way to get people to come and visit our site… and it worked.

It didn’t take long for web and social media marketing to take up well over half my time and I was having a lot of fun. Social media is a great tool for marketing, but also a great way to connect with customers, meet new people and humanize business. It seems only natural that I now should move into a full-time job as a social media consultant.

And here we are.

So now I am a social media marketing consultant in Wellington and I really do love my work. Meeting new people and helping them solve business problems is very rewarding. Running your own business is a lot of fun.

From this site I hope to deliver twice weekly blog posts about social media and how it can be used, not only for marketing, but in customer service, HR and recruitment, support and many other ways.

I would love to chat to you anytime about how social media can work for you so don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can also connect with me on twitter as well.

Have a great day!

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