My New Zealand

The first online series in Chinese, for Chinese, by a Kiwi

Author: Simon

Recent media coverage

This weekend I was quoted in the National Business Review about how Kim Dotcom is winning the media war against the US government. The NZ Herald interviewed me about the phenomenon of what makes stuff go viral, after a 53-year-old school newsletter article became a viral hit. Virality was also the subject of an interview back in May, when YouTube…

Articles from “The Big Idea”

I just realised I hadn’t posted a link to my articles in “The Big Idea”, New Zealand’s thriving online arts community, where I wrote a regular column during 2010. There’s some good stuff there, if I do say so myself. To find the articles, look down the right hand column. Enjoy! Simon Young’s articles on The Big Idea

May/June 2012 speaking binge

It’s been a busy couple of months with many speaking gigs, culminating in last week’s 2nd Annual Social Media and Mobile Apps summit. I gave a presentation on the Tuesday about Creating a Culture Around Social Media, and followed up on Wednesday participating in a panel discussion about proving the value of social media. Here are the slides from Tuesday.…

Ni hao New Zealand!

I was recently interviewed for New Zealand’s largest Chinese-language media outlet, SkyKiwi.com. If you read Chinese, you can read the whole interview here, otherwise here’s what Google translate says I said: Often play’s Facebook friends will not be unfamiliar to the name of Yang Jinhong, every morning, you can see in the microblogging use Chinese to ask Good morning, sometimes…

Social Media MBA

It’s been exciting to be part of the Social Media MBA book project – and the book is out now. I’ve given some of my thoughts on what businesses should do in 2012 on the Sky Technology blog in the UK. An excerpt: “Companies that have been in the social media game for a while need to bring social media…

2010 article roundup

2010 was a pretty full-on year, but it didn’t stop me doing some writing. Feel free to have a read through my published creative output of 2010 if you like. Idealog Magazine: Mini’s Big Step – about innovation in the vehicle sales space “Speed Thinking” book review “A Brief History of the Future” book review “Betting the Bank” – me…

2010 in review – and looking forward

Ok, so this blog could probably use more frequent updating! Having said that, let’s do a lightning round of what I’ve been up to in 2010: We’ve launched Marie Workshops, which have been really helpful in getting people up to speed with social media I’ve written a couple of articles for Idealog and Marketing Mag which need to go up…

Announcing the launch of #sy

I’m very pleased to announce the launch of #sy social media consultancy last week just north of Auckland. #sy takes over the business consultancy side of iJump, which will remain as a hub and resource for New Zealand’s marketing, communications and social media communities. Why the change? While iJump was an attractive and interesting brand, we kept getting confused feedback…