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Interview with Rich Simmonds

by | Jun 27, 2019 | Interviews, ,

Rich Simmonds

Rich Simmonds

Speaker, Leadership Trainer, Consultant, Author

Key Topics:Digital Marketing, Technology and Travel
Location:South Africa

Author, Disruptive Influencer. Consistently recognised as one of the Top20 Digital Marketing Influencers in the world for over 5 years. Rich is a dynamic facilitator capable of asking the different and disruptive questions that will challenge conventional thinking. In order for communication to be effective, it needs to be simplified.

How did you get to become an expert in your key topics?

I started off as a professional photographer and then went deeper into videos and digital communication. With the rise of Social Media it was a natural move. My understanding of people – which I learnt from years of observing them through a lens has afforded me the ability to understand what they need. I have always been passionate about leadership and training that leads to innovation and results.

What topic areas are you most passionate about?

I am passionate about simplifying communication and helping people become more effective through varied, creative and consistent communication.

Which influencers influence you within those key topics?

I admire Evan Kirstel for his constant commitment to the craft of digital communication.

Outside of your key topics who else influences you?

Gary Vee is a great inspiration.

How would you describe your offline influence?

Social amplification of brands in the technology space. Engaging and nurturing clients on behalf of brands and creating online presence that leads to sales.

What are your passions outside of work?

Travel and Online Investing.

If a brand wanted to work with you, what offline / online activities would you be most interested in?

Webinars, Speaking, Product Innovation, Explainer Videos and Video Interviews.

What brands have you worked with?

This year I have worked with Ericsson, Nokia and a few smaller brands.

Which non-paid activities would you be keen to take part in if the opportunity raised your profile or delivered value to your audience?

I would be interested in co-creating long form content (blogs, white papers, eBooks, research, etc.), providing a quote for a blog or news article and sharing / creating a social post. I would also be interested in write a product review (as long as the product was of interest to me), speaking at or attend an event, participating in a podcast, webinar or online chat and creating video content.

What would be the best way for a brand to contact you?

You can send me a message through my website or connect with me on Twitter or LinkedIn.