NEWS ROOM: Week Beginning 17 FEBRUARY 2014

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I cannot speak highly enough of Reed Gift Fairs & The Retail Hub series. I was so happy to be a part of it & meet the other speakers & inspirational retailers, some of who came to the Fair for the seminars. It is so important for trade fairs to evolve & educate the industry!
I am energised & excited! #greatretail

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RT Mashable: Facebook’s $16 Billion Acquisition of WhatsApp Takes Over Twitter http://buff.ly/1nRveSZ > integrating the tools we use….

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#QandA Watching Christine Lagarde on Q&A last night gave me hope that leaders can be articulate, smart, forward thinking, diplomatic and an inspiration. I have hope for the future… who are your Australian leaders of this standard?

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2 guests at my ‘Dream Dinner Party” would be Christine Lagarde @Lagarde & Ita Buttrose @ItaButtrose ~ mind blowing & real!

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I think Pharmacies can be a great retail space & indeed need a revamp!

From Mark Muller: “Five trends shaping community pharmacy design: Successful store design is merely a physical manifestation of a business’s marketing objectives. The customer experience in-store must align with the marketing position out-of-store and the design of the physical environment is key to guiding this…more here

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#QandA Watching Christine Lagarde on Q&A last night gave me hope that leaders can be articulate, smart, forward thinking, diplomatic and an inspiration. I have hope for the future… who are your Australian leaders of this standard?

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Hey TV stations with iPad apps ~ I am uber annoyed that the adverts on the TV shows do not have volume control. It’s time to get with the program, it’s 2014, we are not mute monkeys!!

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I’ve got an extra ticket to the Women in Focus International Women’s Day event at Warwick Farm on 6 March.
I am selecting my event buddy from my mailing list ~ so if you aren’t signed up yet, you can here: http://eepurl.com/MtSR1 – I’ll let the winner know next friday
info here : http://bit.ly/1euRBYY

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I am so excited by the response to The Business Crew at Reed Gift Fairs!
~ next Wed in Sydney CBD
~ 3 March ONLINE
~ 18 March at Champion Legal Parramatta
Click the link on the page to register + more info here:
http://bit.ly/thebusinesscrew

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I really enjoyed the #LBMAsyd preso Tuesday – it will change how we all do business! 1000heads #HeadsUp monthly meetup is about Location Based Marketing ~ see you there!
http://buff.ly/MyE6S8

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RT Raz Chorev: This Chart Shows How Instagram Reached 150 Million Users In Half The Time Of Twitter | Business Insider http://buff.ly/1cXE9gs

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I attended The Location Based Marketing Association event at Colin, Biggers & Paisley, here are some of the posts, you can follow the #LBMAsyd hashtags here.

  • @AsifRKhan ‘85% of all data has a location element’ #LBMAsyd
  • ‘Location is where you are right now’ #LBMAsyd Location based Marketing is so exciting!!
  • #LBMAsyd In Australia is corporate legal the marketers wet blanket in terms of privacy & location based marketing?
  • #LMBAsyd Location & the internet are a little incongruous in terms of jurisdiction & privacy laws.
  • This is the world I live in..,. I’m at #LBMAsyd & only realised @halans is in the same room via twitter!!

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I was at Reed Gift Fairs, speaking every day at The Retail Hub on different topics.  See the pics on Facebook here.

Here are some updates:

  • Super treat to hear Podraig Devlin share the Burnt Orange story at @ReedGiftFairs ! YES!! They take bookings every which way the customer wants to make them!! Including facebook!! Who’s coming with me? #TheRetailHub
  • Happy 25th anniversary to Judy, Deb & team at Card & Caboodle!! What a great achievement!! Great to see you at Reed Gift Fairs x
  • @ReedGiftFairs 1 of my fav things about trade fairs is reconnecting with people! So lovely to see my old wholesale customers Helen & Wendy from Handworks Paperie (Chapel St, Melbourne) http://buff.ly/1gs3zY9

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RT Harvard Biz Review Finding meaning in work http://buff.ly/1mfAJQ3 Victoria Redman >interesting read esp after John Hagel ‘s #passionatwork @amplyfyfest

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