Free business marketing webinars

9 April 2020

Two free webinars from Westland Technology, Innovation & Enterprise Hub

With the current restrictions on businesses and community groups, the WTIE Hub is offering two webinars, free to local business and community members at the end of April, to help organisations begin planning their recovery.

These sessions were originally planned for March at the tech Hub, before the lockdown announcement, which necessitated a change in delivery.

The sessions run by technology presenter David Kinane, will look at online tools available to help connect with audiences and boost social media engagement.

Each webinar starts at 5.30 and will run for 40 minutes.

Thursday 23 April, 5.30pm: 5 Digital Marketing (free or fremium) tools for your business.

David  will take a minute look at 5 easy to use tools that when linked together will provide a solid platform to engage with chosen online audiences and boost engagement.

Thursday 30 April, 5.30pm: Engage or Disengage: Playing the Social Media engagement game.

Attendees will look at what it now takes to get noticed by the algorithms of platforms such as Instagram.  Engagement is a two way street on social media, it’s a set of constantly shifting and opaque rules that businesses need to be aware of to ensure your product is always high on the recommended list.

Registrations are being taken on line at the Westland Technology Education Trust’s website: Link to Registration for webinars.

David Kinane is currently delivering Ministry of Education professional learning with local schools and the WTIE Hub wants to share his expertise to a greater audience. David has presented e-Learning workshops and theory at conferences all over New Zealand and has also presented on e-Learning pedagogy and integration at conferences in Hong Kong, Australia and the Czech Republic. His clients also include commercial technology companies who supply and support New Zealand schools with their technology requirements.

The WTIE Hub is also canvassing the community and businesses for ideas of how the Hub can help. If you have ideas for community education, business development webinars (or events post lockdown) please contact

Yvonne Simpson, Co-ordinator, at:

Free business marketing webinars