Lorna Sixsmith is a social media consultant at Write on Track, offering training and blogging services to SMEs and start-ups. Previous teaching experience includes secondary school teaching, university lecturing and social media training with adults. Lorna works with many of the Enterprise Boards and Partnerships as a social media trainer and mentor.
Lorna developed her enthusiasm for social media while teaching media and communication studies at third level and in promoting her own e-commerce business.
Her blogs have reached the finals of the Irish BlogAwards and the Social Media Awards on numerous occasions (Best Blog of an SME).
Lorna co-founded the KLCK Bloggers Network in 2010, co-organised the Bloggers International event in 2011 and co-founded Blog Awards Ireland in 2012. She leads the copywriting, sponsor relations and content strategy for Blog Awards Ireland.
Lorna has spoken about blogging and other social media platforms at various national conferences and business events.
Lorna is also a successful crowdfunder and has self published her book ‘Would You Marry A Farmer?’ which was inspired by one of her posts on her popular blog Irish Farmerette.
Amanda Webb is the brains behind Spiderworking.com, she works with SME’s to help them develop social media strategies, offering them training and support. She learnt her skills whilst promoting her first business, Feelgood Organic Hampers. Prior to this she worked as an Assistant Director in the Irish Film Business.
In 2010 she co-founded the KLCK Bloggers Network in order to encourage and support both business and personal bloggers as they learnt how to use both blogging and social media tools. In 2011 she took this one step further with Bloggers International co-managing their inaugural event.
In 2012 she founded Blog Awards Ireland along with her KLCK colleagues and headed up the online marketing and project management of the event.
Her blog reached the finals of Social Media Examiners International top 10 Social Media Bogs of 2011 and 2012, the Social Media Awards 2012 and her Video Blog reached the finals of the Irish Web Awards in 2010.