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How To Take Advantage of The Media and Get Noticed

June 23, 2015 | Catriona Pollard

How To Grab Media Attention

It can be challenging to get a story in the media and be seen and heard by your target audience. A great way to increase your chances of getting in the media is to take advantage of the stories already being published in the media. These stories can be anything from breaking news stories, the latest […]



Be…Do…Have

June 15, 2015 | Pix Jonasson

Sharing knowledge with like-minded individuals positions you as a valuable contact.

I was at a recent out of town marketing event.  It’s very powerful when you are an “outsider” at events, meaning, I was not intimately involved in the event management side of things. My ‘Be…Do…Have’ mantra relates to Be Prepared, Do Your Due Diligence and Have A Great Team. Be Prepared Make sure that you […]



Essentials For Writing The Perfect Media Release

May 15, 2015 | Catriona Pollard

It is easy to step into the spotlight when you write the perfect media release.

Media releases are a tried and tested PR tool designed to gain media coverage and is often very successful.  Journalists are inundated with hundreds of media releases every day and are constantly looking for interesting and engaging stories they can develop for their audience. Before you start writing a media release stop and think about […]



It’s Not What You Know Or Who You Know…It’s Who Knows YOU

May 11, 2015 | Pix Jonasson

Are you staying visible and connected, so new opportunities come your way?

It’s amazing how networking, building relationships and not being afraid to actually ask for something can get you (or your client) somewhere. If you are reading this, then you would be aware that I am a regular contributing author to the WNA blog.  Something I treasure, value and appreciate.  Thanks Lynette and the fab WNA […]



The Woolworths Branding Nightmare of 2015

May 7, 2015 | Emelye Lovell

Irresponsible branding campaigns can cost a business millions in lost revenue.

In what has been described as “a marketing disaster of monumental proportions” by The Australian newspaper, Woolworths’ Anzac campaign has offended almost everyone who encountered it. Whilst branding catastrophes always make those of us in branding shudder (and thank the heavens our agency wasn’t responsible), we never miss an opportunity to learn from them. If […]



5 Reasons Why You Need to Get Media Training

April 16, 2015 | Catriona Pollard

Expert Media Training

If you want to get more media coverage for your business or company it’s essential you’re seen and heard in the media on a regular basis. Journalists are constantly looking for interesting and engaging stories they can develop for their viewers and listeners. When you make yourself available for commentary in the media, you are […]



Success In Relationships

April 13, 2015 | Pix Jonasson

There are many keys to successful relationships - communication, trust and making time for each other are some of the most important.

I am sure you all understand that communication is one of the keys to successful relationships.  And remember, we have two ears and one mouth…use them in that order. Whether it is with co-workers, friends, family or partners, some relationships are worth nurturing. Sadly, often unintentionally, people tend to ruin some of the most precious […]



How To Identify Good Guest Blog Opportunities

March 18, 2015 | Sorcha Mullis

Use these tips to source guest blogging opportunities that could be good for your business.

Guest blogging is important, and shouldn’t be ignored if want to market your business online. It enables you to connect with industry experts, reach a wider audience and build meaningful relationships. It can also benefit SEO, and drives more traffic to your website. But it can be difficult to identify good opportunities and know the […]



Is It Time To Overhaul Your Approach To Networking?

March 17, 2015 | Catriona Pollard

Networking is not about getting business cards, it's about connecting through conversation.

Have you ever wondered why you aren’t making more business connections or increasing your clientele? Do you ever attend an industry event and mingle with colleagues or industry friends and not end up talking to anyone new?  If you answered yes to one or both of these questions you need a networking overhaul. Networking isn’t […]



Give First Impressions A Second Chance: Great Customer Service At Events Matters

March 13, 2015 | Pix Jonasson

Never burn your bridges. Regardless of the reception you receive always be the bigger person when networking in the community and at events.

It’s amazing how things can turn around if you continue to work on building relationships, are ethical and provide good customer service.  Upon first meeting a prominent local businessman, he asked what I did and if I was a member of a certain business organisation.  After explaining what I did and that I was not […]