Simon Mainwaring

Founder of We First

  • Simon Mainwaring`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Simon Mainwaring`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $20,001 - $30,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • Simon Mainwaring`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Simon Mainwaring`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $20,001 - $30,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

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Leadership: Positioning your organization to lead the future.

Fast changing technologies, increased competition and new expectations from tech-savvy Millennials and Gen Z are making it tough for organizations to strategize, plan and maintain leadership positions. In many cases it leads to paralysis, confusion and disengagement among ...

Fast changing technologies, increased competition and new expectations from tech-savvy Millennials and Gen Z are making it tough for organizations to strategize, plan and maintain leadership positions. In many cases it leads to paralysis, confusion and disengagement among leadership, marketing and employees. But what if there was a way to position your organization so that your business and communication strategies aligned? A way to inspire leadership, employees, customers and consumers to promote and build the business? A way to inspire everyone inside and outside your organization to use the power of social technologies – no matter what they are – to promote the brand and build the business? Simon will explain how to position your organization for growth in today’s fast-changing marketplace. Using real world case studies from organizations like Unilever, Patagonia and Starbucks, he will show you how the world’s top brands are positioning themselves to lead the future and how you can too.

What You Will Learn:

· How to create a vision that employees, customers and consumers want to follow.

· How to create a culture that inspires employees to build your business.

· How to ensure a fast changing marketplace works to your advantage.

· How to inspire customers and consumers to promote your organization.

· How to create a competitive advantage for your organization by shaping culture.

· How to position your organization to lead the future.

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Innovation: Putting rapid change to work for you.

The business landscape is changing faster than ever. As a result, innovation must become a way of being throughout your organization or you’ll be left behind. For that to happen, leadership must create a special culture that thrives on change. It must motivate employees to ...

The business landscape is changing faster than ever. As a result, innovation must become a way of being throughout your organization or you’ll be left behind. For that to happen, leadership must create a special culture that thrives on change. It must motivate employees to share their best ideas. It must inspire employees to use the latest technologies to promote the organization and build your business. This requires a new mindset, priorities and actions that allow your organization to keep pace with the marketplace and your customers? But what is that mindset, how do you share it with employees, and how do you maintain it over time? In this presentation, Simon will reveal how the world’s smartest brands are getting the best from the people and putting their ideas to work for their organizations. He’ll show how to balance alignment within your organization with an ever-changing world. Using case studies from brands like Tesla, Nike, and Apple, he’ll reveal how innovation can become a way of life within an organization to maintain its leadership position no matter how culture, technology or consumers change.

What You Will Learn:

· How to build a culture of innovation for new ideas and problem solving.

· How to inspire your employee to create and share their best ideas.

· How to leverage future trends in marketing to generate new ideas with consumers.

· How to leverage the latest social technology to build your reputation and business.

· How to position your organization to benefit from the latest trends in culture.

· How to position your organization to shape culture and lead the future.

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Marketing: Reinventing storytelling for a digital, social and mobile world.

In the last few years the marketing landscape has transformed before our eyes. Digital, social and mobile media are rapidly overtaking television, print and radio. Customers are consuming content when and where they like and sharing it with whom they choose. Technologies are ...

In the last few years the marketing landscape has transformed before our eyes. Digital, social and mobile media are rapidly overtaking television, print and radio. Customers are consuming content when and where they like and sharing it with whom they choose. Technologies are emerging every day that are making audiences harder to find, engage and keep. But what if you could position your organization to transcend this technology? That allowed you to emotionally connect with your audiences no matter what technology they were using? That inspired them to use these technologies to promote your organization and build its business? Simon will reveal how the world’s smartest brands – such as Unilever, GE, and Tesla – are doing this and the key steps you must take to unlock the full potential of your employees, customers and consumers, as well as the social technologies they use, to ensure you build your reputation and business.

What You Will Learn:

· What are the major trends remaking the marketing landscape.

· How to overcome the major barriers to change within your organization.

· How leading organizations are changing their marketing to engage consumers.

· What strategies to use to build a growing customer community.

· How to ensure your employees, customers and consumers build your business.

· How to lead change, conversations and culture to build your business.

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Employee Engagement: Building a united, committed and inspired organization.

Organizations invest so much money and time in their employees yet rarely unlock their full potential to build the business. In fact, research shows that less than 20% of employees in the US are considered ‘fully engaged.’ But what if you could inspire your employees to ...

Organizations invest so much money and time in their employees yet rarely unlock their full potential to build the business. In fact, research shows that less than 20% of employees in the US are considered ‘fully engaged.’ But what if you could inspire your employees to bring their best selves and highest purpose to their work? What if you could inspire Millennials and Gen Z employees to become powerful advocates for your organization? What if you could share the story of your organization in a way that inspired the brightest, young talent to compete to work with you? In this presentation, Simon will reveal how the world’s top brands are attracting and retaining their top talent, and how they are engaging and rewarding them to inspire their best work. Using real world cases studies from Unilever, Timberland and Container Store, he’ll reveal how your organization can connect with potential and existing employees to contrsibute their best and to build your reputation and business.

What You Will Learn:

· How to improve your corporate culture to increase the return on your investment in employees?

· How to inspire Millennial and Gen Z employees to want to work with you and build your business?

· How to create a culture that attracts and keeps the brightest talent and makes them more productive?

· How to avoid a brain drain by competitors that hurts your business?

· How to inspire Millennial and Gen Z employees to promote your organization and build your business?

· How to inspire Millennial and Gen Z employees to talk about your organization on their own social media channels?

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Sustainability: Reimagining sustainability to drive business growth

Sustainability is table stakes within almost every industry today. Yet few organizations know how to tell the story of their sustainability efforts in a way that builds their reputation, inspires employee advocacy and drives customer loyalty. But what if your sustainability ...

Sustainability is table stakes within almost every industry today. Yet few organizations know how to tell the story of their sustainability efforts in a way that builds their reputation, inspires employee advocacy and drives customer loyalty. But what if your sustainability works could become a business driver with real bottom-line benefits? What if it helped to build employee satisfaction, retention and productivity? What if it served to differentiate your brand from competitors and inspired long-term customer loyalty? In this presentation, Simon will reveal the best practices of the top brands such as Unilever, Patagonia, and Levi’s, and will lay out the key steps you must take within your organization to do the same. In doing so, he will show how sustainability transforms from being a cost of doing business to become a driver for business growth.

What You Will Learn:

· What is the business case for organizations becoming more sustainable?

· How to create a culture that inspires employees to participate in your sustainability programs?

· How to engage, inspire and reward employees for participating in your sustainability programs?

· How to share your sustainability programs in ways that build your organization’s reputation and business?

· How to carve out a competitive advantage in a crowded sustainability marketplace?

· What is the future of sustainability storytelling?

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Corporate Communications: Serving business, community and customer growth.

As the media landscape becomes more fractured, organizations are necessarily becoming much more singular in their communications. This places a new burden on corporate communications to align leadership, marketing, sustainability, CSR and Foundation messaging. But what if ...

As the media landscape becomes more fractured, organizations are necessarily becoming much more singular in their communications. This places a new burden on corporate communications to align leadership, marketing, sustainability, CSR and Foundation messaging. But what if there was a way to position your organization that ensured all communications were pointed in the same direction? That ensured that employees, customers and consumers were clear about what your stand for no matter what channels are used? That provided marketing efficiency and cost savings by guaranteeing that each piece of communication reinforced all others because they came from the same communications strategy? Simon will reveal how to achieve this by defining the cultural conversation an organization leads and how all messaging aligns within it. Using real world case studies from brands like Starbucks, IBM and Marks & Spencer, he’ll show how corporate communications can drive organizational and marketing efficiencies, and ensure that employees, customers and consumers work together to build your reputation community and business.

What You Will Learn:

· How to ensure leadership, marketing and employees speak with one voice across your organization.

· How to guarantee your employees know what your organization stands for.

· How to define a message that employees, customers and consumers want to share.

· How to guarantee that your corporate communications, marketing and social media work well together.

· How to inspire employees, customers and consumers to build your reputation and business.

· How to position your organization as an industry and cultural leader.

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Consumer Engagement:

Reaching today’s consumer is harder than ever. Their expectations, behaviors and technologies are constantly changing. This makes it difficult to capture their attention and earn their loyalty over the long term. But what if there was a way to make your target audiences feel...

Reaching today’s consumer is harder than ever. Their expectations, behaviors and technologies are constantly changing. This makes it difficult to capture their attention and earn their loyalty over the long term. But what if there was a way to make your target audiences feel like part of your organization instead of customers? To motivate them to want to build your business and reputation? To use their own social media channels to share your mission, services, and products? Using real world case studies from companies such as Starbucks, TOMS and Patagonia, Simon will reveal how the smartest organizations are engaging consumers, building self-sustaining communities and shaping culture in ways that inspire consumers to join their movement to build their reputation, business and sales.

What You Will Learn:

· Who are your new audiences and what do they want.

· How to ensure Millennial and Gen Z consumers build your business with you.

· How to engage consumers using the latest digital, social and mobile channels.

· How to inspire Millennials and Gen Z consumers to promote your organization using social media.

· How to build a self-sustaining consumer community.

· How to lead a consumer movement that will build your reputation and business.

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About Keynote Speaker Simon Mainwaring

About Speaker Simon Mainwaring…

Simon Mainwaring is the founder of We First, a leading brand consultancy that provides purpose-driven strategy, content, and training that empowers companies to lead business, shape culture, and better our world. Simon shows companies how to define, frame and share the story of their good work in ways that build their brand reputation, customer community, and social impact.

We First training includes keynote speeches, corporate workshops, and an annual Brand Leadership Summit that shows how companies combine purposeful storytelling and social technologies to inspire their employees and customers to build their business and positive impact with them.

Simon is a member of the Executive Committee of Sustainable Brands, the Steering Committee of the Business Alliance for the Future, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London and the World Business Academy in the U.S. He contributes to The Guardian, Forbes, and Huffington Post on branding and social technology.

Simon’s book, We First: How brands and Consumers Use Social Media to Build a Better World (Palgrave Macmillan) is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon bestseller. It was named an Amazon Top Ten Business Book, 800CEORead Top Five Marketing Book, and strategy+business named it the Best Business Marketing Book of the Year. It has been translated into Russian, Chinese, Taiwanese and Korean.

 

Testimonials

Simon’s presentation was relevant and insightful into how brands think and work to get their message across to consumers. He had great real world examples which the audience was able to relate to. It was easy to see how these examples applied to our business and clients, and how we could use them to improve the value we offer. Attendees found it to be informative, clear, concise, and engaging, with many considering his presentation to be one of the highlights of the off-site

Viacom, Inc.

 

I can’t express how thrilled we are about your work with our leadership team today. The buzz is still going… Community service IS about the bottom line… Support the mission, tell your story, empower the people: just a few buzz phrases I am hearing. I appreciate your time and thoughtful presentation and look forward to continuing this great work.

Toyota Financial Services

 

It takes a strong message to catch the attention of our customers, who are some of the most dynamic innovators and practitioners of digital strategy, marketing and media. Simon succeeded admirably, bringing the passion of his vision of “We First” capitalism to engaging and capturing the loyalty and attention of new customer who have expectations about what the organizations and brands in his/her life can do for them – on their time and terms. Simon went right to the heart of the matter in his keynote at our first customer conference, Engage 2014, and left all of us looking for more of his wisdom and insights.

Acquia

 

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