Here’s a flavour of what I talk about and what interests me. Hit the “Get in touch” button on your left or message me via Linkedin or Twitter with any enquiries.

Are you a conference, seminar or workshop organiser?

Do you have a business-to-business audience in need of fresh digital or integrated marketing inspiration? 

Perhaps you want to invigorate your sales and marketing teams? 

Booking René to speak, sit on a panel, judge, chair or train will ensure your audience leaves with fresh ideas and new approaches to consider. Read on for 2013 reviews, material links and 2014 bookings, typical presentations and testimonials.

An engaging and provocative speaker and panellist, René is most at home talking to business audiences about the challenges they face in migrating their marketing online, but also on topics including marketing management, international marketing, personal branding and leadership.

2015 speaking events now booking:

  • NEW TALK 21st October, 2015: Brilliant B2B Digital Marketing, CIM South Yorkshire @ MADE Festival. Book here
  • NEW TALK 5th November, 2015: Bootcamp – The role of PR in digital marketing, CIM Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University. Book here.
  • NEW WEBINAR 19th November, 2015: Brilliant B2B Digital Marketing (v3), SmartInsights. Link to follow.
  • NEW TALK 2nd December, 2015: Linkedin essentials for you and your business, Social Media Conference, Manchester. Book here

2014 talks completed and curated:

  • NEW TALK 15th April, 2014: Content marketing for SMEs, Manchester. Slides here
  • NEW TALK 13th May, 2014: Making an export deal more likely – for West Wales Export Association, Swansea. Slides here
  • NEW TALK 4th June, 2014: Creating a buzz through others, b2b influencer marketing in 45 minutes – for On the Edge, Manchester. Slides here.
  • NEW TALK 11th, June 2014: Seven Steps to Successful International Marketing for the International Trade Expo, Liverpool. Slides here.
  • NEW TALK 13th August 2014: Ten ways specialist European b2b companies are winning with content – BrightTalk Content Marketing Summit 2014. On demand webinar here.
  • 4th September, 2014: Creating a buzz through others, b2b influencer marketing in 45 minutes – BDB BrightTalk channel event. On demand webinar here.
  • NEW TALK 18th September, 2014:  Going beyond .co.uk  – BrightTalk b2b Digital Marketing Summit. On demand webinar here.
  • NEW WEBINAR 19th November, 2014: Six ways to turbocharge your b2b marketing for Smart Insights. On demand webinar here.
  • NEW WEBINAR 20th November, 2014: The Advocate Factor – Ensuring your customers become your best salespeople in b2b. On demand webinar here.

Typical topics:

René prides himself on delivering bespoke content that meets the needs of the audience and works with event organisers to ensure they get what they need out of the day. For public events. René supports organises by using his own social media accounts and blog to promote events and get ‘bums on seats’.

Typical topics have included a range of b2b marketing, digital and international marketing assignments:

  • Going beyond the status update – content marketing strategies for B2B marketers
  • Help I’m a content marketer – Approaches to put into practice immediately
  • It’s not the size, it’s what you do with it – B2B social media
  • Help I’m a social media marketer – 10 approaches to put into practice immediately
  • Untangling the web – how businesses can punch above their weight online
  • Seven steps to brilliant B2B digital marketing – using digital tools to raise profile, drive engagement and generate business leads
  • The trials and tribulations of international marketing
  • Beyond .co.uk – international digital marketing
  • Creating a buzz in others – Influencer marketing

René practices what he preaches and, having attended many conferences in his time, appreciates the need to present action-inspiring content in an interesting and engaging way.

In the last four years alone, René has spoken for bodies including The CIM, Social Media Academy, Business North West, UK Trade & Investment (2011), two B2B Marketing Magazine conferences (June and November 2012), five Only Marketing Jobs On the Edge conferences across 2011-13 including three presentations and two chairing roles, and University of Derby, Manchester Metropolitan University, all to great plaudits. René finished 2012 with a lively event at Manchester Metropolitan University on “The five digital marketing tools you meet in heaven”.

In 2013, René worked with Insider magazine and The CIM on a number of live events as well as online training programmes for B2B Marketing.

Slide and audio links are regularly added to this page shortly and advised through the blog – sign up to stay in touch.

2013 bookings included:


David Edmundson-Bird Principal Lecturer in Digital Marketing & Enterprise at Manchester Metropolitan University

 “René is a powerful public communicator who really knows his onions. He is a highly engaging profesional and has clear, concise, easy to understand approach to sharing knowledge and best practice. His ensures he is able to engage directly with his audience and manage them on their terms. Always wel-prepared and knowledgable as a result. Superb!”
Saba Hudson Events Manager at B2BMarketing
“Rene spoke at our B2B Marketing Summit event and was absolutely brilliant. Not only did he provide his content before the deadline (which is unheard of!), it was of a very high quality and many delegates singled him out for praise when feeding back about the event. Rene’s knowledge of b2b marketing is second to none and his breadth of knowledge does not go unnoticed by any who hear him speak. A joy to work with!”
Jane Sherwood Marketing Manager OnlyMarketingJobs.com & UKMarketingNetwork.co.uk
“We’ve had the privilege of René agreeing to speak at two of our digital marketing conferences as well as chairing one of these conferences. Not only was his presentation detailed and inspiring, he was a fantastic chair who helped run the event smoothly. His involvement for both post and pre-event marketing was superb, putting in a huge amount of time and effort. We are looking forward to René’s involvement in our events this year”.
Natasha Preocanin Event Manager OnlyMarketingJobs.com & UKMarketingNetwork.co.uk
“We’ve been lucky enough to have René speak at two of our marketing conferences throughout 2012. Not only is he an expert with in-depth knowledge of B2B Marketing, but his personable, professional attitude made it an absolute pleasure to work with him. René’s enthusiasm for our conferences throughout the whole concept is incredible and not only did he agree to speak at our conferences, but also made a commanding conference Chair.

If the above does not recommend René highly enough, we’ve also asked him to Chair our conferences in 2013. Surely that speaks for itself!”

Sally Sykes External Affairs and Communications Director – PR, Marketing, Int comms
“I know René Power personally and professionally. I have seen him present on B2B digital engagement where he and his organisation are at the forefront of encouraging more businesses to embrace social media to grow their products and companies. He makes a powerful (no pun intended!) case for the growing impact of B2B social media usage, backed up by strong case studies and a focus on measurement and evaluation.”
Stuart Smith Owner at Rocco Alexander Ltd
“Having listened to Rene speak in recent North West based discussion forums, I can say that he has the much sought after ability to connect with his audience on a meaningful level. He clearly has an absolute passion for his subject and this is evident in his delivery. I have seen him speak often and will attend seminars or industry evenings purely on the basis that Rene is in attendance.”
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