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Annalese Sharrock

Annalese Sharrock Strategic Director

021 615 364
06 759 7044



    Social Media Training


    Half-Day Workshop (New Plymouth)

    Want to get social media working for your business?
    Do you or your staff need up-skilling to run your social media accounts?

    This practical half-day workshop is for Taranaki businesses, not-for-profits, schools and sports clubs looking to unlock the incredible potential of social media to drive business and engagement amongst their tribes.

    The morning workshop includes two sessions:

    1. Strategy (8:30-10:15am): Craft a game plan that defines who you are, who you are reaching and how to reach them. No more guess work or haphazard posting.
    2. Tactics & Tools (10:40am-12:30pm): Learn techniques, tips and tricks for producing content that captures attention and engages your audience. 

    Public Catering will be taking care of our coffees and morning tea snacks—the best donuts in town! Yes, there will be donuts. 

    Early bird rates end 25 October! Tickets limited and selling out quickly. 


    8:30am – 12:30pm Wed 6 Nov


    Strategy Collective, Level 1 White Hart, 47 Queen St, New Plymouth


    Ideal for anyone (whether business owners, marketing managers or other team members) in your business or organisation who will be posting to any of your social media accounts.


    • One Person: $349 … early bird rate of $299 per person (ends 25 October)
    • Two People: $599 … early bird rate of $499 for two (ends 25 October)

    (NZTE funding may be available for some business owners—see details below.)

    Please email Hayden if you’d like to be notified about future events. 


    Workshop Details

    This is a learn-on-the-job workshop, so bring your laptops and smartphones.

    Please make sure you have admin access to the social media accounts you’ll be managing before you arrive at the workshop.

    Session 1: Strategy

    8:30am – 10:15am

    The big difference between businesses that succeed on social media and those that miss the mark is keeping to a proven strategy.  

    This session will guide you through creating an effective social media strategy for your business. You’ll come out with an actionable game plan that will empower you and your team to meaningfully engage your target audience consistently and with purpose.

    • The latest trends and tactics
    • Targeting and understanding your audience
    • Defining your message and voices
    • Creating your social media game plan
    • Managing your team and time
    • Measuring your ROI

    Session 2: Tactics & Tools

    10:40am – 12:30pm

    Once you have a game plan in place, what tactics will deliver the best results? How can you ensure quality control? This super practical hands-on workshop will leave you and your team ready with the tools to absolute crush it!

    • Writing engaging posts to grow your reach
    • Dos and don’ts
    • Getting your first 1000 followers
    • Sticking to your voices and staying on brand
    • Hashtags, geotags, emojis, competitions and when and when not to use them
    • Phone photography and video techniques
    • Stories and going live
    • The essentials of advertising

    NZTE Capability Development Voucher Funding

    NZTE (through Venture Taranaki) offer small businesses (of under 50 staff) support and can provide funding for business owners to be up-skill through approved courses. This can be up to 50% of the training cost. However, to apply for this funding you need to be approved prior to this workshop and have met with a Venture Taranaki Business Advisor. Find out more.

    If you would like to see if you are eligible for NZTE funding for this workshop, please contact Venture Taranaki (as soon as possible). It may take a couple of weeks at least to get the approval process sorted. Please email countmein@venture.org.nz or call 06 759 5150 to be put through to a Business Advisor. 


    Need a Comprehensive Social Media Package?

    Take your social media strategy by the horns! Send two team members to the workshop and get in-person support from our professional photographers and social media coaches.

    This package includes:

    • Two tickets to the workshop (you’re welcome to send different team members to each session)
    • A comprehensive digital audit from our Content Marketing Specialist
    • Additional in-person social media coaching session with your team (at a date of your choosing)
    • Professional photoshoot for 25+ photos supplied social-media-ready

    Investment: $1499 + GST (NZTE funding available for some businesses—please contact us)

    Please email Hayden or call 06 759 7044 to take up this offer. 


    Date Doesn’t Suit? 

    If you or your team can’t make this particular date or location, never fear! 

    First of all, we can come to you. We do in-house social media coaching all the time and can cover off the same content as you’ll get in the workshop and tailor it specifically for your needs.

    Second, we’ll be doing more of these workshops and taking them around the country.

    Drop us a line if you’re interested in either of these options. Please email Hayden or call 06 759 7044.