So many people now having to work from home. But that’s not as easy or productive as that sounds!! I have worked from home on and off for the last 11 years and wanted to share my tips. Please watch / listen this video or read below for more: I’ve worked from home on and..
Millennials, aka Gen Y, aka The Plugged in Generation, whatever you call them they are the largest generation of all time and their behaviour is unlike any who have come before them. Born between 1980s – 2000, their size and influence will change the world forever! Retailers need to adapt their businesses to connect with..
Reed Exhibitions, Tchibo Germany & Magnolia Solutions are delighted to announce a world-first international collaboration to launch Tchibo Innovation Pitchfest; an exciting initiative that sets to expose Australian products to the international marketplace. This partnership showcases Reed Exhibition’s commitment to supporting Australia’s vibrant and innovative retail industry with an influential organisation that sets to provide..
Join us next Friday in Sydney @ Referron, I’m talking about the Connected Customer and how to engage them at BSI Connect. More information here. “The Future of Now: Always On, Always Connected Communication technology unites us, relays news equally with opinion, transports us to worldwide events, and shrinks distances between our relationships. We’re..
Melbourne Retailers & Wholesalers are in for a treat! I am honoured to be part of such a great lineup! Tara Dennis, Jules Brooke, Melissa Hobbs & I are talking retail for a full day at Reed Gift Fairs Burst into 2015 Workshop. Morning Tea, Lunch & Afternoon Tea provided. $132.00 Not to be missed!!..
I am constantly baffled as to why profit is achieved by slashing costs & not by increasing sales by putting well trained sales people on the floor in Australian Department Stores?? Constant poor results are indicative that it is not a viable strategy!! I got my 2c in on last night’s ABC News 24 The Business..
This page is updated during the week! To see other News Room updates please click here. **** EVENT: “Gamification & Social Media As Weapons to Increasing Audience Engagement”, Theresa Lim 8 July http://buff.ly/VAWSgz **** Great post from presenter Theresa Lim “Top 6 Ways To Make Your Next Event Truly Experiential!” http://buff.ly/1ltp3me **** Creating cool images..
This page is updated during the week! To see other News Room updates please click here. **** Interesting!! “Apple trademarks its stores” He was a smart man!! “Steve Jobs placed a great deal of emphasis on distinctive shop design, stating that “Unless we could find a way to get our message to customers at the..
Nancy Interviewed for Financial Times “International invaders shake up Australia’s home grown retailers”
4 April 2014 :: I was interviewed for this piece by Jamie Smyth in Sydney ©Getty “In a country whose previously isolated landscape has been devastated by the introduction of rabbits, foxes and other invasive species, Australia is facing its latest incursion: foreign retailers. H&M opens its first store in Australia on Saturday as..
Tailored Business Assistance & Support for $100 (+gst) per month!! Who: Retailers and Small Business Owners I know that retailers and small business owners are resourceful over-worked people, who need regular support that suits their time and budget constraints. Today, Retailers must be canny business people and business owners must act more like retailers who..
This page is updated during the week! To see other News Room updates please click here. **** RT @dig_festival: BIG NEWS: Jeff Julian – Hollywood design legend to KEYNOTE at #DiGFestival http://t.co/Yxyik45UxE > The countdown is on, I think tix still available for this great 2 day event! **** Great post on Crowd Funding Your..
This page is updated during the week! To see other News Room updates please click here. **** Social Currency in play here; Got 10,000 followers on Instagram? You can stay at 8Hotels in Sydney for free! I love that this made the Los Angeles Times. I read it on Interiors Addict blog a couple of..
This page is updated during the week! To see other News Room updates please click here. **** Great example of Social Media conversation: Madonna on Reddit’s ‘Ask Me Almost Anything’ session. Click here to see the ‘conversation’. **** Lots of fun & raising awareness for breast and ovarian cancer. From Pink Hope Community “Check out..
This page is updated during the week! To see other News Room updates please click here. **** EVENT: Social Media Women 13 August : Collaborative Consumption: What is it? Why should we care? How do we integrate it into our businesses if at all?? We look at 2 businesses who have been built on it…
This page is updated during the week! To see other News Room updates please click here. **** @Apple has a $146.6 billion Cash Hoard…. @TurnbullMalcolm another reason Govt should be run like a business?? via Business Insider Australia Read more here. **** This is so disappointing!! “The gender pay (pocket money) gap exists among children”..
This page is updated during the week! To see other News Room updates please click here. **** RT @tomskotidas An insightful conversation emerging on @adthorp’s LinkedIn newsfeed, topic: Social Selling: Read it here >agree totally that selling skills and customer awareness are vital and if you don’t have that then you are doomed online! ****..
I am not sure where this picture came from but it really does embody what every business owner must remember and be supported by on the tough days!! In particular, I like #3 ‘Don’t Be Afraid To Fail’, people’s perception of failure is that it is a life-ending disaster. It’s not, it’s how we learn..
After a huge backlash to the $65.00 for the 2nd hour charge parking yesterday, read more here, Woolworths have reviewed the fee free time to 1.5 hours from 1 hour. The price for 1.5 – 2 hours is $25.00 which is far more reasonable. The 3rd hour is $90.00 which should be an appropriate deterrent!..
This page is updated during the week! To see other News Room updates please click here. **** Another fabulous #RealChat with @JohannaBD & Karalyn Brown @InterviewIQ, all about LinkedIn this morning, watch it here: http://youtu.be/JGNODQZX6wY **** RT @masatostudio Anya Hindmarch: no ordinary bag lady – Telegraph http://ht.ly/mG9vS via @TeleFashion **** RT @markwoodrow: 5 consumer trends..
This page is updated during the week! To see other News Room updates please click here. Only 1 in 3 parents read to their kids every night ~ I am surprised by this figure!! via @BookazineHK ~ I was a fan of the #greatretail Bookazine HK stores in my travels, then I had the supreme..
This page is updated during the week! To see other News Room updates please click here. #EVENT: @TheFetchSYD & @Canva’s @hannahdemilta is up tonight: Sharing her Blogger Tips & Tricks + Strategic Insight into How Brands & Influencers Can Work Together. New Venue! @Bar_100 100 George St, Sydney BAR 100 www.socialmediawomen.eventbrite.com **** RT @reuvengorsht: Walmart..
Real Chat; real people, real examples, real info! I often get asked questions about business and social media & I know interesting talented people – so I thought I would combine them! Using the great technology of the Google Hangout, we will be chatting every 2 weeks (more or less depending on schedules!) about different..
C’mon down folks – I am going to have a weekly Google Hangout to chat all things social media, retail, business etc Strawberry Communications: Writing & PR‘s Johanna Baker-Dowdell is joining me & is going to share her insight and experience too! Join us at 10.30am Friday on the Google Hangout Live for The Real..
I have posted Part 2 of the extended version of my article on Social Media for Hair Salons that appears in Culture Magazine April 2013. Part 1 of the longer version of the article, can be read here & Part 2 can be read here. Click here to read the article in the magazine.
While I understand employees not being happy with Mayer’s decision to ban working at home, she has a job to do & that is make Yahoo profitable & pull it out of the downward spiral it is in. She wants her employees accessible & in touch with each other in a timely manner. It may..
I always find the End Of Financial Year stressful. So I asked Paul Breedon, Partner at Byrons Chartered Accountants, for his Top 10 Tips to get us through: DO BEFORE 30 JUNE: Pay superannuation to get a tax deduction in the current year Delay Income until the 2013 if possible Bring Forward any deductions..
Clients and seminar attendees would know I talk about Businesses needing to create a Strategy & know how their customer behaves online and offline before jumping into Social Media. Brian Solis, a PR & Social Media Expert says businesses doing it wrong, he was interviewed by Des Moines Register, read the article here. ..
This is the 2nd part of my article on Pinterest, please click here to go to the first article. THE INFOGRAPHIC The infographic below is informative, not only does it help people understand Pinterest, but it shows that Social is driving more traffic than Search (not surprising, is it?). This infographic is from December 2011..
For those of us who have been using Pinterest for a while now, we are not surprised that Pinterest has become the ultimate connecting & sharing tool. I started using it in May 2011, I try almost everything new, it’s my job, but Pinterest was different from the beginning, I LOVED IT and found it..
TIP OF THE DAY: Speak to your bank manager and other major suppliers about better rates and prices. You may need to change your buying behaviour but you will be saving money. You don’t know if you don’t ask! Especially in light of this post from Dynamic Business Magazine: Consumers & small businesses to face..
View This Post as a PDF The hype and melodrama that has been whipped up by the media about the threat to retail of online shopping to traditional bricks and mortar retail has prompted me to put finger to keyboard!! The media focus is totally in the wrong place; Online shopping is threatening Australian retailers,..
View This Post as a PDF Right now we are seeing Natural Selection at play in the retail market. Charles Darwin’s theory, known as Darwinism, is definitely occurring right now. Let’s define: Darwinism: a theory of organic evolution claiming that new species arise and are perpetuated by natural selection. Natural Selection: The process whereby organisms..