Every time we ask PBEVENT attendees for suggestions on speakers for future events, Pat Flynn’s name is always mentioned. On each occasion, my ears have pricked up because I’ve long admired the way Pat goes about his blogging and more-so – how he shares with others what he knows. Pat threw himself into the online… read more
I’ve been impressed watching the journey of Lucy’s blog, as she keeps growing it from strength to strength. Since launching The Design Files in 2008, Lucy’s passion has grown it into the most popular design blogs in Australia, named by The Times (UK) as one of the world’s Top 50 design blogs, just one year… read more
Darren is the founder of ProBlogger, Digital Photography Schooland various other blogs. He’s been blogging since 2002 and has been involved in a variety of other projects including co-authoring ProBlogger the Book. Follow him on Twitter at @ProBlogger. Darren will be involved in numerous sessions at the ProBlogger Training event in 2013 including a keynote, sessions on building… read more
I’ve been watching Geraldine’s blog Everywhereist for the last year and wanted to get her along to #PBEVENT to share some of her own journey with blogging too. Geraldine began her blog after being laid off work, as a permanent love letter to her husband Rand, whom she follows around the world as he does business. It’s… read more
“Rand makes SEO kinda sexy doesn’t he!” The year was 2006 and Rand Fishkin had just finished his presentation at a Sydney SEO conference that I was speaking at and I overheard the above remark whispered from one attendee to another. While I’m not sure I’d ever quite go so far as to say that SEO… read more
We missed Chantelle at last year’s #PBEVENT as she was welcoming a brand new addition to her family. I’m happy to say that that she’s able to join us this year. Chantelle launched her blog, Fat Mum Slim in 2008 and a year later landed the job of social media editor at Kidspot. She is probably best known… read more
You know when you go to an event of thousands of people and you just keep seeing the same person everywhere you go? Chris Ducker is that guy for me, so I think it’s fate that he comes to speak at PBEVENT this year! Since I met Chris at a blogging conference in the US… read more
Nikki is one of Australia’s most successful and well-known bloggers. Through her hard work and dedication she has created a must-read blog for anyone interested in fashion and beauty. Nikki will soon be adding published author to her bio with the publication of her book Unlock Your Style which comes out in August. Nikki will… read more
Shayne, the artist formerly know as The Web Marketing Ninja, is a regular on the ProBlogger blog. Like a true ninja, he uses a combination of skill, judgment, discipline and more than ten years of industry experience to drive his approach or online marketing. Shayne’s loves working at the heart of growing online businesses. From… read more
Stacey has been blogging at The Veggie Mama since 2010 with a focus on “unfreaky food and recipes for vegetables that don’t immediately make you want to cry”. With a background in journalism and law, she is the ideal person to speak on “Blogging and the Law’. Her session will help you avoid all the potential pitfalls that… read more
Matthew is an international expert in entrepreneurship, innovation, and success psychology. He has established boards that include former heads of state, Nobel Peace Prize winners, and Fortune 500 CEOs, and has a track record of starting businesses from scratch and selling them for tens of millions of dollars. Matthew’s business achievements have been featured in… read more
Suzi Dafnis is the Community Director and CEO of the Australian Businesswomen’s Network, an online hub for women business owners and the publisher of the award-winning her Business blog. A podcast host, media commentator, public speaker and long-time digital marketer, Suzi focuses on the growth and direction of the Australian Businesswomen’s Network, and in providing small… read more
Yaro is the founder and writer of the Entrepreneurs-Journey.com blog. He has managed to avoid full time employment his entire life thanks to the internet, which he discovered and fell in love with in the late 1990s. Successful projects Yaro started and later sold, include a Magic: The Gathering card game trading forum and e-commerce site, a proofreading business called BetterEdit,… read more
One of the challenges of blogging is getting the look and feel of your blog right, so we are very excited to welcome The Web Princess herself, Dee Teal to PBEVENT this year. Dee is a WordPress developer, trainer and consultant who will give you all the practical tips you need to get your blog… read more
Author of Maxabella Loves and editor of Kidspot’s Village Voices, Maxabella describes herself as an “over-scheduler and over-organiser”. She will be speaking on Fitting it all in - how to manage your time efficiently when blogging.
Since beginning her current blog in 2008, Candice Deville has turned her personal passion into a multi faceted business. Heading up a company specialising in vintage styling, she’s worked with bands, brides and bombshells the world over. She is a sought after speaker at heritage and social media events alike. Her blog, Vintage Current (formerly known as… read more
Stephen has worked with World Vision Australia for a number of years and currently leads the Channel Innovation team. This encompasses innovation and online influencers from various disciplines including Celebrity Ambassadors, Social Media and Vision Artists. Prior to his time at World Vision, he has spent time both consulting and leading digital teams in a number of… read more
Adam Marks is an avid traveler and reader who enjoys keeping healthy, watching sport and movies, and writing about himself in the third person. After completing a degree in Psychology, Management and Marketing, a First Class Honours in International Business and a thesis on the economic location advantages that predict foreign direct investment in Australia,… read more
Eden Riley is one of Australia’s most well-known and established bloggers. Writing since 2007 about life, death, cake, children, step-parenting, addiction, cancer, and recovery on her blog, Edenland. Edenland was named Best Blog in Australia 2012 by the Australian Writers Centre. Ranked 10th in the American Babble Top 100 Mom Bloggers list, and was a Voice of… read more
Christie Burnett is the Mum of two, early childhood teacher, author and blogger behind the playful online space known as childhood101.com. Christie began blogging in 2009 as a new Mum trying to get her head around becoming a parent, which she naively thought would be easy after many, many years working with young children! Through Christie’s… read more
The Organised Housewife is one of Australia’s most popular parenting blogs. Katrina writes about how she manages her home and family, allowing her readers an intimate view into her home life, right down to the bathroom cupboards! Kat has been blogging for four years and has an outstanding Facebook community of over 450,000. Kat has a… read more
Carly Findlay is a blogger, writer, speaker and appearance activist. She challenges people’s thinking about what it’s like to have a visibly different appearance. She’s written for many publications including The Guardian, Daily Life, Mamamia, Frankie magazine and BlogHer. She’s used her blog to write about her skin condition, Ichthyosis, as well as promoted causes such as Love Your… read more
Brooke blogs at Slow your Home and inspires her readers to live a simpler life. She will be sharing her knowledge on how to create a digital magazine.
David’s experience spans from developing and franchising retail stores, building multi-million dollar portfolio of over 500 domains and websites, to turning founding Melbourne SEO Services and Melbourne Video Productions, who together help businesses grow through innovative online marketing systems. David will be sharing his insights on how to create a web video strategy for your… read more
Donna is behind the blog Socially Sorted. She will sharing her insights into images and infographics for creating shareable content.
Hunter Boyle leads business development for email powerhouse AWeber. A seasoned content marketer and conversion specialist, Hunter hass been helping organisations optimise their digital initiatives by double and triple digits since the dot-com days. The former editor of Marketing Experiments Journal and Internet Marketing Report, outside the office, he’s an avid traveler, volunteer and craft beer lover.
Brooke Schoenman launched Her Packing List back in late 2010 and has since grown the readership to over 200,000 users every month, making it a premier resource for female travel gear and packing advice. She has also used Her Packing List as a jumping board for creating and marketing her own travel products. The first, Aroamas solid perfume sticks,… read more
Emma Stirling blogs at The Scoop on Nutrition and is a highly experienced Accredited Practising Dietitian who specialises in nutrition communication. She is a health writer for magazines, speaker and is director of Scoop Nutrition consulting to the food, health and hospitality industries. She will be moderating the workshop “Power of We”, Social Media for Social… read more
Ngahuia “Laney” Galligan is the founder and director of Agents of Influence, an agency focused on bespoke brand partnerships for bloggers beyond the sponsored post. Laney introduced the first native advertising solution designed for bloggers to integrate their partners’ content and represents influencers such as Darren Rowse from ProBlogger and Digital Photography School and Nicole Avery… read more
David is Nuffnang‘s country manager and has been a key figure in the Australian blogosphere for the last five years. He was Nuffnang’s first ever employee and given Nuffnang was the first agency in Australia to help bloggers monetise their blogs, he has been instrumental in educating clients, creating awareness and building the blogging industry… read more
Mandy has worked at international PR agency Porter Novelli for almost six years, specialising in social media. She is a founding member of PN Social, and in 2013 was awarded the national Emerging PR Professional of the year award by CommsCon. She is a regular speaker at Porter Novelli’s Digital Insights summits and the Asia… read more
Before launching DropDeadGorgeousDaily.com in 2007, Kate worked for several women’s glossies, both here and in the UK including, Shop Til You Drop, New Woman, Grazia.com.au, Cosmopolitan UK, and even had a column in FHM. She has listed shopping as her number one hobby from about the age of five. Kate was crowned as one of… read more