Jon Davey has been around the online marketing / social media space since 1999. Social Media Directors was born in 2010 and in 2012 Jon became the first winner of Social Media Week’s Personality of the Year Award.
At Social Media Directors, our goal is simply to help businesses, large and small, to understand what social media can offer them as part of their business development, marketing and customer service activities, and then work with them to achieve that through training, consultancy and knowledge transfer as required.
We view social media as the natural progression of the online marketing world as it tries to copy the way that we interact in everyday life as we go about our business or personal lives – that is we share information, ask for advice or recommendation and generally talk to each other.
We help you, through our network, connect with social media practitioners who can help you learn, develop and engage using social media… and we also help those who are doing a great job shine via our Social Media Business Awards.
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Profile of Jon Davey
Hi, my name is Jon Davey and I achieved over 3 million page views for my clients last year and am currently looking for more projects and companies to help bring alive by using social media and other online marketing techniques, to drive business leads for sales teams hungry for more opportunities.
An intelligent, innovative, hard working, creative thinker who engages with people online, on the phone and in person, persuading those willing to try new products or services to step forward. I know the ingredients needed to generate online success and am able to work with people to bring the best out of them, for the company, the team and the individual.
1999 – Present LiaiseOnline Limited, Managing Director
I have been working with clients both large and small, mainly small, generating business online. From over 600 customers I’ve generated nearly £1.2m in the last 9 years…
• We started by building static websites
• Built a successful re-seller email marketing business
• Developed an online community with very strong SEO and highly ranking pages delivering millions of page views each year under Business in Berkshire
• Under Social Media Directors we have expanded to include today’s key social media platforms, focussing on LinkedIn as the main B2B community and business research platform
• Our current featured offering, Company Pages, brings together a review on currently online marketing engagement, social media training for teams and the creation of strong SEO websites, each with a specific target market / product or service.
• Landing large corporate organisations like EMAP and Ogilvy as clients
• Launching our Business in Berkshire content management system in 2004 and getting 500 people to complete a 30 question survey
• Organising a joint event with Business Link that gave us 79 square metres of floor space at Internet World
• Generating 5,000,000 page views in a year
• Winning the Creative Business Champion Award from Slough Council
• Billing £1,000,000 under my own steam
• Getting over 1,000 business people to join our LinkedIn Group
• Hearing directly from one client we’d generated over £100,000 in sales for them
What I can bring to your organisation is an amazing wealth of experience. Please read about a selection of the projects I have worked on over the years…
MS Society – Flash animated Easter Card
We worked via an agency in Eton to produce an Easter card which allowed viewers to click to make a donation… very original in its day and based on our recommendation to the agency.
EMAP – introduced to html email marketing
We introduced Jonny Thompson of The Spring Fair to html emails and over a number of years provided the biggest show of its kind in Europe with email marketing services.
Logitech Europe – email user
When you get a call from an international organisation asking for help it creates a warm glow! We still provide an email solution to Logitech Europe and train their agency people.
EXPO Systems – email reseller
Event specialists, they work with most of the large event companies in the UK and we met them through working with EMAP when they were looking for a quality email solution. More recently we have provided Social Media training to their client facing team, run over 2 days to ensure coverage… as the show must go on!
Amsterdam Institute of Finance – managed email
Working with European partners can open new doors. Through an agency in Holland we were introduced to AIF and have been sending regular communications every since.
Hotel Marketing Association – website, blog and email marketing
When the HMA needed a cost effective managed email solution we were able to deliver. Later we created their website using our content management system and then complimented this with a WordPress blog, thus maximising news distribution using the various feeds.
Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Awards – data gathering
As part of the organising committee for the inaugural RBWM Awards we helped drive 1/3rd of the 100 entries the first year and provided web space, email marketing and data gathering services the second year. Cancelled due to council concerns, being seen to “waste” money on businesses!
Business Link Berkshire – workshops, training and exhibitions
We helped Business Link successfully drive attendance for a number of their initiatives using our BinB news platform. Worked on a programme for their own business consultants under the banner of “Smile & Dial” we encouraged them to pick up the phone, complete a survey using our systems and then follow up later. The pinnacle of our joint efforts was being part of the Internet World Show. I negotiated joint funding with Business Link and a reduced price with Internet World organisers to facilitate low cost exhibition space for around 30 Berkshire businesses over 3 days, taking up 79 square metres of floor space at the show.
Creative Business Champion – working with local councils
For Slough council I coached young creatives in the art of email and online marketing which led to being awarded the prize of Creative Business Champion. For Wokingham council we used our BinB platform to promote services and events to local business people. Islington Education Business Partnership brought us in to build a blog. Bob Wade, a past Mayor of Bracknell champions our news and more recently we have supported the Mayor of Windsor & Maidenhead with his own unique charity initiative.
Focal Point Advertising – creating of multiple company pages
Four years ago we created six BinB websites for Focal Point Advertising, the service we now offer under our Company Pages initiative. Since they were first published they have generated over £100,000 worth of sales for Richard Knight and in his own words, have helped him through the lean times. Visit www.trainstationadvertising.co.uk
Mobile Phone Spare Parts – mobile-trade.co.uk
With over 400 pages indexed, this site produces at least 1 lead a day for the owner who buys and sells mobile spare parts. Content is King when it comes to being found and being logical, rather than making up your own phrases, is the way to go if you want to be found most often.
SAP Business Online (Australia) – company pages
When we were approached by an Australian firm looking for business leads around SAP in Australia then we gave it a go. The results are improving for Australia although they are totally visible to the rest of the world! We need to try some new approaches…
Thames Valley Innovation and Growth Team – LinkedIn training
When Thames Valley and separately, Milton Keynes Innovation and Growth teams were looking for professional training on how to make the most of LinkedIn, Social Media Directors were found flying high, the call came in and we delivered.
Jacuzzi – corporate annual meetings need an educational piece
When Sundance Spas, owners of the Jacuzzi brand, were looking to educate their EMEA partners on social media and how to make the best of it, we flew to Finland.
Invensys – workshop for senior managers
When the senior management team recognised they could benefit from some guidance on new ways to market their business using social media, calling in Social Media Directors to give an overview in the pre-planning stages made good business sense.
Total review of online engagement and steady evolution to new systems
When the MD is looking to engage online, enjoys a hands on approach but is busy buying companies then you need to evolve the process steadily with a trusted partner who will be flexible and considerate to the focus at any given time. If you need a patient partner then we can fill that role and help you grow at a rate that works for you.
LinkedIn Workshops – professional training for senior decision makers
Over 100 people have attended our LinkedIn workshops over the last 18 months and we have created the must attend workshop for those that don’t like second best, preferring the comfort of a quality hotel, a professional trainer, a first class lunch and FREE parking in Windsor. Please review www.howtouselinkedin.co.uk for the latest information.
Traditional technology marketing agencies need educating in social media engagement… could your team benefit from our input?
We are currently working with traditional marketing agencies, acting as their social media partners, offering training and support for their own teams as well as those of their clients.
“Will it take off” is always the question when a new marketing tool / service enters the market place and for many the answer is NO, leave alone… but those that prove popular need to be integrated into your skills learning programme as the companies you are negotiating with will expect to see reference to them.
With Social Media Directors as part of your team, we bring you a strong brand, that just through its name is thought of as an authority… and since we expose ourselves to and work with the latest marketing methods, we can qualify that authority through demonstrable actions.
Vast experience over 13 years, looking for a “lucky” companies with the desire to change, integrate and engage with new ways of selling and marketing to potential clients.
The world is changing and increasingly buyers are searching the Internet for potential suppliers as pressures on them increase to make the right decisions quickly and cost effectively. If you are not visible and engaging online then you’ll not be invited in by the new buyers and miss out on the opportunities that are available.
Bringing in Jon Davey to review the current activities and identify training needs and engagement opportunities would make good business sense. The time and budget you make available will determine how quickly we’ll be able to get you up to speed and engaging online.
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