Story Listener | Story Teller | Social Media Expert
Who Am I
Simon is CEO of marketing consultancy syENGAGE, and co-author of the book “Social Media MBA” and Principal of syENGAGE, Social Media Marketing Consultancy
International conference speaker, workshop facilitator and instructor on the subject of social media (China, Australia, New Zealand)
Former business journalist and frequent media commentator
For over a decade Simon has helped business owners and managers see things differently, uncovering new possibilities for greater customer engagement. As a journalist, consultant and speaker, Simon has connected the worlds of marketing, management, corporate culture and technology.
In his home country of New Zealand, Simon is a frequent media commentator, regularly appearing in daily metropolitan newspapers, and with appearances on nationwide current affairs TV and radio shows. Further abroad, Simon is well networked in the social media community throughout the world, including China.
syENGAGE helps challenger brands take on the world through the power of "marketing with". Clients include the world famous All Blacks Rugby Team, Massey University, font talent, and Tourism Holdings Limited. World-class marketing strategy is backed up by expert cross-cultural execution in digital and social media.
Simon is deeply involved in all aspects of these business units, and has also represented syENGAGE as a guest speaker and lecturer on several training sessions and workshops.
The Invisible Revolution - why its not just social media that’s changing the world. Everything is!
Brand You 2.0 - personal branding is more important than ever before, even if you’re a lifelong employee. What are the 4 vital areas you need to cover to maximise opportunities and minimise risk
Culture as Infrastructure - How do 21st century organisations succeed? The same way ancient movements succeed – by building a strong culture with shared goals.
Executive Longevity™ Specialist and Transformational Speaker
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.