YouTube: The Insider's Guide to Success

Posted Tuesday 20 Jan 2015

We're very excited to begin the year by bringing you YouTube: The Insider's Guide to Success.  For the first time in New Zealand you have the opportunity to hear from the specialists and some fabulous guest speakers! Apart from Robbie Spargo and Steve Crombie (Google them to find out how wonderful they are!), we'll also have a Surprise Guest in each centre for a Fireside Chat.

YouTube has become a forum to connect, inform and inspire billions of people from all over the world. It is also the world's largest distribution platform. The YouTube team, in person!, will share best practices on how to grow your global fanbase, demystify revenue and copyright, and provide an opportunity to network and collaborate with other Kiwi creators.

Presenting the event are:

Kristen Bowen, Manager, YouTube Content Partnerships 
Kristen manages the development of content strategy and partnerships for YouTube in Australia and New Zealand. She has been with YouTube since 2007 and was one of the early employees in the San Bruno, California headquarters office. Before relocating to Sydney Kristen was managing partnerships with the UK television broadcasters at Google UK. 
Kristen is a California native and holds a Bachelor of Arts honors degree in Communication Studies from the University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA)


Guillaume Deront, Online Partnerships Manager

Guillaume manages the development of content strategy and partnerships for YouTube in Australia and New Zealand
Guillaume was at Google for over five years on the other side of the business dealing with large AdWords advertisers in Europe and in Australia. He joined the YouTube family a couple of month ago. Guillaume is originally from Paris, France and holds a Master's degree in Marketing & Innovation from Skema Business School.

Special guests include Robbie Spargo, who managed Fremantle's global YouTube operations, and Steve Crombie, YouTube consultant and founder of multi-channel network TOTEM.

Venues and dates are:

13 February - Red Lecture Theatre, Unitec, Auckland

16 February - Park Road Post Production, Client Cinema, Wellington

17 February, CPIT, New Zealand Broadcasting School, Christchurch

The programme will begin with registration at 1.30pm, and finish with networking drinks until 8.00pm.

Ticket sales will go live on Eventfinda in the next day or two.  As soon as they are live we will email and let you know.  Tickets are limited so you need to book via the link immediately to secure a seat as this event will be promoted widely.

WIFT members:  $30.00  Non-members:  $40.00

Welcome to a wonderful start to the new WIFT year!


Patricia Watson


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A Freebie!

Posted Tuesday 20 Jan 2015


NZ Poster


Sam from Trigger Marketing has sent us some double passes to a fab new French film ME, MYSELF AND MUM which is in NZ cinemas from February 5.

This quirky, infectious and award winning French comedy was a huge box office smash in France, it won 5 Cesar Awards including best film, best adapted screenplay, best editing, best first film, and a best actor prize.


We would like to offer 5X double passes to giveaway. Watch the trailer and answer the question:

Name the boy that Guillaume falls in love with at his school.

To view the trailer:

Answers in the subject line to by 5 pm Friday 23 January. Winners only will be notified.

About the film: Mrs. Gallienne, a rather temperamental upper middle-class lady, has three children, two of whom she considers as her sons and another she calls Guillaume. Logically indeed, the latter teenage creature does not picture himself as a boy, rather as a girl or at best as a homosexual. But how can a mother act in such an objectionable way? And why? Through a series of painful chain of experiences, Guillaume will discover little by little who he actually is and will manage to break free from her pernicious influence.