The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-04-30T22:43:54Z ‘School pressure, family life, digital identity, increased expectations’: the reason Girl Guides exists today 2019-04-30T22:43:54Z school-pressure-family-life-digital-identity-increased-expectations-the-reason-girl-guides-exists-today Girl Guides NSW & ACT will focus on the role Guiding plays in supporting young girls navigate school pressures, family life, digital identity and raised expectations with the launch of a new campaign called A Place To Grow to coincide with May - Girl Guides Month. This vital piece of communication to young girls, their families and thousands of active and potential volunteers, will highlight the diverse experiences on offer and its relevance for the young girls of today. Sarah Neill, State Commissioner said that Girl Guides provides a place for young people to feel secure. “We come together over a variety of activities, build confidence and resilience which makes our young people better able to cope with their lives. “We encourage our girls to build life skills, and have the freedom to be adventurous, learn strong communication skills, laugh, and make life-long friendships,” said Commissioner Neill. Ella Ezergailis, aged 12, was inspired to join Girl Guides after hearing her mother’s stories of Guiding and wanted her share of adventure and fun. In 2018, Ella became the youngest Girl Guide to take part in ‘Girl Takeover Parliament’ event, in which she watched Question Time in the Chamber of the House of Representatives. Disgusted by the behaviour, Ella wrote a letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison telling him so. “I decided to write to the Prime Minister and ask him to change the culture in Parliament House. I told him he should visit my school to learn how to behave respectfully. “My letter was shared around the world on social media and was reported by news outlets. “Girl Guides has given me the confidence to do such a thing, however the result made me feel that a 12-year-old girl’s voice was important, and girls do have the power to change the world,” said Ella. Now in its 99th year, Girl Guides in NSW & ACT has 7,400 members across 540 Units. Comissioner Neill said recent research revealed that 90% of girls joined the organisation before the age of 11 and stayed because it provided the perfect antidote to the complex and pressured lives of young people. “Our research showed that young girls join for the things they need most at this stage of their lives: fun, meeting friends outside of school and developing new skills. “Parents said they wanted their daughters to join to help them build their confidence, meet new friends and have a community orientation to their life. “Our programs offer a connection to experiences and community that schools and busy families can’t. “We have large scale events and the traditional jamboree, but mostly girls choose their own activities to complete, from creative pursuits to sailing, coding to cooking, orientation to fundraising,” said Commissioner Neill. A Place To Grow will use the 540 Units of Girl Guides NSW & ACT, to promote the stories of resilience, confidence building and friendship it encourages, through social media, local press, local events such as school fetes and Girl Guides own Come and Try nights. Helen White, CEO said, the grass-roots approach is what Girl Guides excel at. “Over 1,000,000 Australians are or have been a Girl Guide. We work at the local level, in communities and across regions supporting and empowering the women of tomorrow. “There is a resurgence of interest in Girl Guides, as young people and their families look at ways to combat the pressures of busy and digital lives. We’re all about supporting someone to find their own path, to build resilience, and life skills to take them wherever they wish,” said Ms White. However, is Girl Guides still relevant for the girls of today? Ella says that it is. “Girl Guides is even more relevant to young people growing up with a digital life. “Girl Guides teaches you how to interact socially, be a responsible citizen, how to deal with emergency situations and gives you the courage to accept challenges. “I even went on camp for a week without my phone, and I survived.” More information: www.aplacetogrow.org.au New Media App Launches To Kill Off The Press Release 2019-04-30T04:15:39Z new-media-app-launches-to-kill-off-the-press-release A new technology platform has launches tomorrow made just for you. This tech platform called Story Match® will change the way that you receive your story pitches. No more emails, no more press releases and no more hassling PRs (I promise not to be one of those…) First, watch this! In 1.5 minutes it will explain it all to you… Story Match® is a two sided market place App and Desktop platform that allows brands to pitch story ideas to journalists, at the same time allowing journalists to select only what topics of stories they want to receive. Journalists, like you, set up their profile using 6 simple steps. You can select from up to 50 industry tags (food, finance, lifestyle, tech, etc etc) and can localise by State and Territories. If there’s a match on industry tags then you see the pitch. Using swiping technology you can scroll through stories, swipe left if you don’t like the story or right if you do. If you swipe right, it will open an immediate and private chat between you and the person who posted the pitch. The best bit…. The pitches have limitations – so brands can only upload selected images, a headline and up to 500 characters to bring their pitch to life. They then select which industry tag their story is relevant to, and localise it. So now you don’t need to read any more press releases or receive any more pitches that you’re not interested in. Story Match® was developed to improve efficiencies in the media industry, and allow all brands, no matter how big or small the opportunity to get their brand noticed. The tech platform has been developed by Founder and Director of Polkadot Communications Dionne Taylor – who has worked both as a journalist and a PR for the last 15 years. Dionne is available for an interview to chat about this new and exciting platform, built just for YOU! If interested in speaking with Dionne, please get in touch. OZTENT LAUNCHES SUPER STRETCHER 2019-03-05T23:57:47Z oztent-launches-super-stretcher At The Oztent Group we live and love the outdoors, especially lying under a mass of stars soaking up the night sky, a sky that has inspired us to create the biggest and best stretcher yet to hit the market. Our new OZTENT RS1-S King Single Stretcher is the perfect option for big sleepers, and the only one on the market with a 200kg weight rating. At over one meter wide and two meters long, it is also one of the largest. In fact, it is so large and strong that campers can attachthe award-winning OZTENT RS-1 King Single Swag to it for a comfortable, covered and secure sleep 51cm off the ground. “At The Oztent Group, our love for the outdoors means that we are always striving to improve camping products – both ours and others – and stretchers are the low hanging fruit of the camping world.”, explains Isaac Viglione, Marketing Manager, The OZTENT Group. “During our development we have found that too many stretchers promise the world but under perform, so we simply looked at all the issues we found in other products and solved them. We’re so happy with the design and quality that we’ve given it a five-year warranty.” The new OZTENT RS1-S King Single Stretcher is made of 3000D Polycotton canvas over a steel frame yet packs tight and weighs on 14kg. With anti-sway stabiliser bars, its size, design and durability make it the perfect platform for any brand of swag a camper may have. The OZTENT RS1-S King Single Stretcher retails for $229.95 and is available nationally this month. For more information on the new OZTENT RS1-S King Single Stretcher visit http://www.oztent.com.au or any reputable camping, outdoors or auto store. ~ ENDS ~ ABOUT OZTENT GROUP The OZTENT Group was founded over 20 years ago by Australian inventor Joe Viglione who, so frustrated while pitching a conventional tent, invented one that took just 30 seconds to pitch. Affectionately named 'the marriage saver' by Joe, the rest of Australia knows it as the Oztent RV Range. The Oztent Group remains an Australian owned and operated family business, providing Australian and international adventurers with a range of tents and outdoor furniture and accessories, designed to create an awesome camping experience. The Oztent Group opened operations in the USA in 2014. ABOUT THE ORIGINAL 30 SECOND TENT: Oztent is the original, patented 30-second tent. Its unique internal frame and hinge-mechanism eliminated the need (and time) required to thread poles to keep the tent up. Along with its innovative design, Oztent also features heavy-duty materials to withstand harsh Australian conditions. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Including images or video assets, product for photography or trial, and interviews with a camping expert from the Oztent team, please contact Isaac Viglione +61 [0]2 8706-5100 | isaac.viglione@oztent.com or Michael Locke +61 [0]438-076-904 | michael@locke.com.au Mod70 Yacht Set To Join The Diverse Fleet In The Inaugural Lendlease Brisbane To Hamilton Yacht Race In August 2019-02-27T02:44:15Z mod70-yacht-set-to-join-the-diverse-fleet-in-the-inaugural-lendlease-brisbane-to-hamilton-yacht-race-in-august Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Release Date: February 27 2019.  For Immediate Release. Entries continue to flow in for the Inaugural Lendlease Brisbane to Hamilton Island Yacht Race starting on Friday 02 August 2019. With a variety of vessels already looking forward to racing north through the Capricorn Channel in what will be a challenging race for navigators. The diversity of the fleet is already a stand out, with entries ranging from a First 44.7 to a TP52 and the first of the many multihulls expected to compete.  Bolstering the start line will be competitors for the 13th Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race, expanding the already celebrated race and ensuring that August 2 is date not to be missed.   The Mod70 Beau Gueste has entered for the Brisbane to Hamilton Island Race and will set it’s sights on Line Honours across both Mono and Multi. Karl Kwok and his team have conquered much in their selection of boats, the team having last competed in a major Ocean race in Queensland when they contested the Brisbane to Noumea Yacht Race in 2015. The Mod70 class Trimaran represents the cutting edge in Offshore racing with the class competing in Europe and winning out over the 100ft Supermaxi’s in events like the Fastnet Yacht Race and Caribean600. Beau Gueste will be a feature on the Queensland Regatta Circuit over the next few months as they prepare for the trip north, with the Brisbane to Gladstone and Hamilton Island Race Weeks a part of their program.   For Navigators the Brisbane to Hamilton Island will provide an unrivalled challenge in Australian Waters, with several distinct stages to the race: The Traditional out of the bay and up to Breaksea trip, a feature of many great Queensland races in years gone by, before the boats pick their best weather route across the 250 nautical mile stretch up the Capricorn Channel before the approaches to the Whitsunday Islands, where the multitude of Islands and Currents that come in through the Great Barrier Reef will ensure that good navigation and routing will challenge the most experienced Blue Water Navigators. Even the final few miles to the finish will prove a challenge, as competitors tackle the currents around the Linderman Group and the final stretch up Dent Passage, a familiar finish for many, after some spectacular warm water sailing in between. Crews will then have a few days to rest and recuperate and enjoy the amazing hospitality on offer at Hamilton Island, before the start of the Whitsunday Races.  Entries are now open on the website https://www.rqys.com.au/brisbane-to-hamilton-island-yacht-race Contact the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron on 07 3396 8666 for more information about the race and entry details.  For sponsorship and media partnership opportunities contact the Sponsorship and Marketing Manager, Ben Mills. Contact information: Contact person:  Ben Mills Company:  Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron and Hamilton Island Enterprises Address:  578 Royal Esplanade, Manly  QLD  4179 Phone: 07 3396 8666 OZTENT LAUNCHES NEW FOXWING RANGE 2019-02-19T03:42:11Z oztent-launches-new-foxwing-range Always toiling to create better equipment, so you can have better adventures, we’re thrilled to announce the release of our latest FOXWING range of vehicle awnings and accessories. The new series will be available in store from Monday 25 February 2019. The OZTENT Group first created FOXWING, now one of the leading names in retractable vehicle awnings, back in 2008. “We were so inspired by the wings of our native flying foxes that we engineered a product which would replicate their durability, flexibility and functionality, hence its unique patented design and the name.”, explains Isaac Viglione, Marketing Manager, The OZTENT Group. The new FOXWING series borrows from the success of the original range but adds some new features to make them easier and faster to use. The range includes: 270o Awning [RRP $879] – this patented design is engineered to deliver maximum shade with absolute ease. Its FAST™ setup system allows a single person to erect this expansive shade in seconds. Made from ModCan™ fabric [highly durable, UV protected, waterproof and mould resistant] it has zippered edges you can set up a whole camp site from one awning. 270o Tapered Awning Extension [RRP $199] – to provide even more cover on wet and windy days, or a little more space for shady storage we’ve got it covered. Simply zip a tapered extension to your FOXWING 270o Awning and peg as required. Buy four and create your own palace off the side of your vehicle. 270o Awning Extension [RRP $249] – sold as a set of two walls that can be quickly zipped the FOXWING 270o Awning this extension delivers protection from the elements on two sides or can be raised to extend your shade. FOXWING TAGALONG TENT [RRP $699] – with the unique ability of being able to attach to any brand of awning in the market, this tagalong delivers all the ease of an OZTENT and its ESTS™ system sees it up in seconds. Comfortably sleeping four people, it is a standalone tent, meaning that you can, simply unzip it from the awning, peg in the guy ropes and drive off adventuring. For more information on the new FOXWING Series by The OZTENT Group visit http://www.oztent.com.au or any reputable camping, outdoors or auto store. ~ ENDS ~ ABOUT OZTENT GROUP: The OZTENT Group was founded over 20 years ago by Australian inventor Joe Viglione who, so frustrated while pitching a conventional tent, invented one that took just 30 seconds to pitch. Affectionately named 'the marriage saver' by Joe, the rest of Australia knows it as the Oztent RV Range. The Oztent Group remains an Australian owned and operated family-business, providing Australian and international adventurers with a range of tents and outdoor furniture and accessories, designed to create an awesome camping experience. The Oztent Group opened operations in the USA in 2014. ABOUT THE ORIGINAL 30 SECOND TENT: Oztent is the original, patented 30-second tent. Its unique internal frame and hinge-mechanism eliminated the need (and time) required to thread poles to keep the tent up. Along with its innovative design, Oztent also features heavy-duty materials to withstand harsh Australian conditions. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Including images or video assets, a product for photography or trial, and interviews with a camping expert from the Oztent team, please contact: Isacc Viglione isaac.viglione@oztent.com or Michael Locke 0438-076-904 | michael@locke.com.au Glider Yachts named in the top 20 fastest growing businesses in the UK 2018-12-18T08:05:47Z glider-yachts-named-in-the-top-20-fastest-growing-businesses-in-the-uk Glider Yachts Limited, the British luxury yacht designer and manufacturer, has been revealed by independent research agency Beauhurst and SyndicateRoom in the top 20 of the 100 fastest-growing private companies in the UK. The report, entitled "Top 100: Britain's Fastest-Growing Businesses of 2018" identified the companies that have increased in value the most since 2015. Glider Yachts features in this year's league table at number 17. London headquartered Glider Yachts has a clear mission to become the world’s leading supplier of high-performance luxury yachts and to deliver a more cost-effective and ultimately more comfortable, efficient and sustainable way of navigating our oceans. One of the most revolutionary high-performance craft available in the world today, Glider launched its first model, the 18-metre SuperSports 18 (SS18) in 2016, followed by its SL24 24 metre Limousine, which was launched at Monaco Yacht Show in September 2017.  The initial two models will be complemented by Glider’s stunning range of luxury superyachts, the GT and SX-E range will that are available from 35 to 80 metres, once the firm secures a major investor for these builds. Robert McCall, Managing Director of Glider Yachts, said: “We’re thrilled to be recognised in this way for the extraordinary rise in the value of Glider Yachts in the last three years. As an innovative British luxury yacht manufacturer, we are a dying breed as many of the big British brands are now owned by foreign entities.” The Glider superyacht range has been under development for a decade, with meticulous planning, design and world-class British engineering, using best practice and expertise from Formula One and the aerospace industry, including a proprietary Stability Control System (SCS). This will enable the ultimate comfort whilst at anchor, cruising or at speed without the bumpiness associated with traditional sports-boats and limousines, even in the roughest seas conditions. Glider’s unique hull form, propulsion and Stability Control System (SCS) tune to the sea conditions allowing its passengers to “glide” over the waves in unprecedented comfort. “Gliders are unlike any other yacht seen in the market to date, with unparalleled design and technological capabilities, we are now seeing extraordinary demand and are in the process of securing a number of major sales,” concluded Robert McCall. Download a free copy of the full report here: https://www.syndicateroom.com/guides-and-reports/100-fastest-growing-companies-uk Potential investors should contact Rob@GliderYachts.com or call +44 (0)20 8133 0654. ### About Glider Glider is a new British luxury yacht manufacturer, headquartered in London with build partners in Southampton, England. The company has a clear mission to become the world’s leading supplier of high performance, luxury sports yachts, and to deliver a more cost-effective and ultimately more comfortable, efficient and sustainable way of navigating the world’s oceans. See www.glideryachts.com. See our image and video library on Dropbox here. New Tourism Venture For The Kimberley And Horizontal Falls 2018-11-30T22:48:04Z new-tourism-venture-for-the-kimberley-and-horizontal-falls A new tourism operator in Western Australia aims to showcase the spectacular Kimberley region and the iconic Horizontal Falls in a novel way that delves deep into the living history of this ancient land. Paradise Point Adventures -partners with established operator, Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures and Jilinya Cultural Adventures and gives visitors greater flexibility in accessing the Horizontal Falls as well as creating opportunities for them to gain a unique cultural perspective from the land’s original custodians. “Storytelling runs deep into Australia’s earliest history,” said Kristy Bailey, co-owner of Paradise Point Adventures, “and visitors now have an opportunity to learn the fascinating story of the ancient, yet still living, culture of this magnificent landscape as well as witness its incredible natural beauty and iconic attractions.  “Our two new full-day tours to Horizontal Falls (or Garranngaddim as it is known in the Aboriginal language) give visitors the flexibility of departing from either Cape Leveque or Broome, plus they include a cultural tour hosted by members of the Dambimangari people who tell the deeply personal story of their ancestral country,” Bailey added.   Both Horizontal Falls tours include a scenic seaplane flight from Paradise Point to Talbot Bay with water landings.  The seaplanes are owned and operated by Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures, one of the region’s most experienced tourism operators with a string of national awards to its name.   The company also offers a full-day Thousand Island Adventure cruise and cultural tour which takes guests on a luxury boat trip from Cape Leveque through the spectacular bays and islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago.   A cultural tour with Jilinya Adventures is also included. “These new tours will be a welcome addition to Kimberley tourism as they give people different and more flexible options for getting to the iconic Horizontal Falls, plus they open up fresh perspectives on the story behind the story.  We’re very excited about the future of tourism in Western Australia and are looking forward to showing off this magnificent region to a wider market,” Bailey said. For more information on Paradise Point Adventures Horizontal Falls tours or their Thousand Island Adventure cruise, please get in touch on 08 9192 1172 or visit www.paradisepointadventures.com.au. Businesses Are Investing in Technology to Improve Customer Experience, but Many Are Still Falling Short of Giving Customers What They Want 2018-06-06T23:06:57Z businesses-are-investing-in-technology-to-improve-customer-experience-but-many-are-still-falling-short-of-giving-customers-what-they-want Nearly two-thirds (60%) of respondents in Australia say more work is needed by companies to improve their online experience Customer experience (CX) ratings vary by vertical with hospitality leading the way globally More than half of all respondents think machine-to-people interactions will improve CX Australian consumers still believe they will have the better customer experience in a physical location than an online store A new Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) survey of 5,000 adults from Australia, the United States, UK, France and Germany indicates a measurable disconnect between the advancements organisations think they are making to deliver exceptional customer experience and how customers actually view their commercial interactions. Specifically, less than half of respondents believe the technology needed to deliver the perfect online buying experience is available. This stands in stark contrast to findings of a previous Mitel survey in which 90 percent of IT decision-makers optimistically reported progress in improving customer experience through the use of technology. While a clear sign of the growing pains associated with digital transformation initiatives underway globally, the new survey also uncovers an opportunity for technology to play a key role in defining and keeping pace with changing buyer behaviour and preferences. In fact, over half of those surveyed believe machine-to-people interactions will positively transform the customer experience (51% in Australia). Vertical Visionaries, Leaders and Followers As customer experience becomes increasingly critical for businesses to remain relevant and compete, Mitel’s survey shows differences in customer satisfaction across vertical industries. Growing use of cloud communications and applications, combined with emerging technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, chatbots, and natural language processing (NLP), are creating new ways for companies to nurture and build customer relationships. Winning companies will be those that are able to differentiate their brands by delivering seamless experiences across physical and digital environments, devices and channels. Currently, some segments are doing better than others. Hospitality leads the charge: Hospitality management knows the first stop on the itinerary for today’s travellers are online review sites. Before booking a trip, consumers want to hear what others have to say. In fact, it’s a near-universal activity. Given the impact reviews can have on average daily room rates, it’s no surprise this industry takes customer satisfaction seriously, receiving top marks among those surveyed. Australians also responded with high satisfaction rates (41%) with regards to their online experience with hospitality providers. Physical retail isn’t dead, but the customer experience is: More than 60 percent of shopping done by respondents still takes place in a physical store, though that number is shifting. When asked about the challenges faced by today’s brick-and-mortar retail outlets, three out of five respondents say the fact retail stores are struggling has more to do with the customer experience they provide, not products. While Australians are currently shopping in physical stores at much higher levels (74%) they agree with their global counterparts that customer service just doesn’t exist anymore. A seamless omnichannel approach is critical for this market, where more than one-third (36%) of Australian respondents note they make purchasing decisions based on the experiences brands provide versus the products and services offered. Chatbots can be used to manage simple tasks, while IoT and team collaboration tools open up new avenues for communications across media, whether it’s voice, email, SMS, web chat, social media or a website. Speed is the game in sports and entertainment: In the fast-paced world of sports and entertainment, immediate and clear communication is a necessity. Forty-nine percent of Australian respondents point to simplicity and speed as the most important factor in a good customer service experience, slightly higher than the global average (45%). Availability vital in healthcare: Healthcare organisations receive the lowest marks from respondents in all countries when it comes to customer service. Australian respondents, in particular, say availability and 24/7 service (40%) is the most important feature they look for from healthcare services, followed by simplicity and speed (36%). Additional insights from the data indicate: Bots, AI and machines can fill the customer service gap: Consumers appear to be increasingly comfortable with machine-to-people interactions when shopping online, with over 78 percent of Australian respondents saying they are satisfied dealing with automated processes. Most do not want to interact with a person while shopping online unless the service is very complicated, or they are having trouble finding the product or service they need. Half of Australian consumers and over 60 percent of U.S. respondents say if they could shop without speaking to a person, it would be a good thing. Even so, physical retailers need to balance the use of technology. Consumers do expect people to efficiently help them when shopping in a physical storefront. Mobile reigns supreme in the United States; Australia favours in-store: Of all respondents, U.S. and Australian consumers shop most frequently during a typical week. There are also notable differences by country regarding how and where consumers shop. U.S. respondents reach for their smartphone and use apps; Britons like shopping online via their tablets; French shoppers most often use their laptops; Germans are more likely to use a desktop computer; and Australians prefer a physical store location (74%). In Australia, brands can’t be complacent about improving their online presence. While more Australians still prefer buying goods and services in physical stores, more than two in five (42%) say they want to shop even more online, and just one in ten Australians (9%) say they don’t like shopping online at all. Seven in ten Australians (71%) say overall, shopping online is more convenient than shopping in a store. To meet this growing demand for online services, and the change taking place in consumer behaviours and expectations, brands need to consider a greater level of consistency across both the online and physical experience for their customers. Mitel’s study is the latest in its Business Insights Survey Series, which builds on previous research from August 2017 where more than 75 percent of IT decision-makers said they planned to tie together devices, emerging technologies, and communications and collaboration capabilities within two years to enable machine-to-people interactions to improve customer experience. This body of work expands on the concept established by Mitel in 2016 of “Giving Machines a Voice” to enable IoT and other machine triggers to launch real-time communications workflows that can improve how companies work and collaborate. Exploring a different angle, this survey examines how consumers view customer experience in shopping for goods and services across market segments, including retail, hospitality, sports and entertainment, health care, financial services and utilities. For more results and a closer look at regional or country-specific data, download the white paper. Quotes “As physical and digital worlds begin to seamlessly intersect, how effectively a company serves its customers across both domains determines tomorrow’s winners and losers,” said Jon Brinton, Senior Vice President of Customer Experience Solutions at Mitel. “By supplementing existing applications and investments with new technologies such as AI, team collaboration and IoT, companies can better communicate and collaborate internally and externally and begin to proactively deliver the level of customer experience buyers expect.” “The data shows no matter where you are in the world, customer experience matters—bottom line,” said survey administrator Regina Corso of Regina Corso Consulting. “In order to truly connect with customers on their own terms, organisations must look for new ways to balance technology investments with personalised customer service. Those that are able to navigate this balance will go on to build strong brand loyalty with their customers, helping them succeed in today’s highly competitive purchasing environment.” Additional Facts Mitel has been recognised as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications for four consecutive years. Synergy Research Group has confirmed Mitel’s position as the #2 unified communications as a service (UCaaS) vendor worldwide. Mitel hosted cloud solutions are trusted by more than one million global subscribers. Related Materials Download the “Giving Machines a Voice” white paper Download the "Customer Experience for Dummies" e-book. Read the guide on "5 Steps to Increase Revenue Through Customer Experience." Download the "Digital Transformation for Dummies" e-book. About Mitel A global market leader in business communications powering more than two billion business connections, Mitel (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) helps businesses and service providers connect, collaborate and provide innovative services to their customers. Our innovation and communications experts serve more than 70 million business users in more than 100 countries. For more information, go to www.mitel.com/en-au and follow us on Twitter @Mitel_AU. Contact Information PR agency contact Martin Aungle Explore Communications +61 (0)415 917 381 maungle@explorecomms.com.au Media – EMEA & APAC Sandrine Quinton +33 (0)130-964-301 sandrine.quinton@mitel.com Glider Partners with Icebridge Estates global real estate brokerage 2018-02-01T21:21:22Z glider-partners-with-icebridge-estates-global-real-estate-brokerage-firm Glider Yachts Limited, the British luxury yacht designer and manufacturer, is thrilled to announce that IceBridge Estates International, a full service global real estate brokerage and advisory firm, has joined forces with Glider to provide its globally based discerning clients with priority access to its range of luxury yachts.  Designed to meet and exceed the increasing demands of superyacht owners and guests, Glider’s new SL24 limousine provides for a multitude of tasks provides privileged owners with options way beyond the capabilities of conventional tenders, chase-boats and limousine tenders, all in one beautiful package. It complements Glider’s first model, the 18-metre SuperSports 18 (SS18). They will be followed by a series of luxury superyachts, ranging from 18 to 80 metres.  Robert McCall, CEO of Glider Yachts, said: “We are very excited to join forces with IceBridge Estates. Working with this global, high-end real estate firm will provide our clients with concierge-style services, as well as preferred and unparalleled access to the best global waterfront properties buying experience.”  Anatoly Iofe, CEO of IceBridge Estates, said: "When we saw Glider's superyachts and limousines, we knew right away that our global clients will be very interested in such cool and superior yachts. Being based in South Florida, The Yachting Capital of the World, would clearly provide synergy to both companies and enrich the waterfront property buying experience for our clients.” ###  About IceBridge Estates International IceBridge Estates International is a full service, global real estate brokerage and marketing boutique, with salesforce based in eight countries, across three continents. We offer our services in English, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Dutch, French, Greek and Ukrainian. IceBridge Team has over 150 years of combined experience and proven track record across all major asset classes, including real estate and other illiquid assets, with over $15 Bln in successfully closed transactions, globally. As part of Keller Williams family, we offer concierge-style brokerage services across all real estate asset classes and a single point of entry into Keller Williams Global Network.  About Glider Glider is a new British luxury yacht manufacturer, headquartered in London with build partners in Southampton, England. The company has a clear mission to become the world’s leading supplier of high performance, luxury sports yachts, and to deliver a more cost-effective and ultimately more comfortable, efficient and sustainable way of navigating the world’s oceans. See www.glideryachts.com. Please see our image and video library on Dropbox here. Introduction of MOB+ Wireless Kill Switch to Australia 2016-09-15T02:08:42Z introduction-of-mob-wireless-kill-switch-to-australia The Maritime Safety Store, Sydney Australia, is pleased to announce the introduction of MOB+ Wireless Kill Switch and Man Overboard system to Australia. The MOB+ is a revolutionary and award winning marine safety product created by Fell Marine of Norway. The MOB+ Wireless Cut-Off Switch consists of only a few items. A xHUB, a xFOB which can be worn inside the wristband, lanyard or on your lifejacket or in your pocket. The xFOB is placed in the wristband, the xHUB is installed in the boat. The principle which the MOB+ function is based on, relies on a wireless connection between the xFOB and the xHUB. If the connection is broken, either because the user falls into the water, or distanced him/herself 50 feet from the boat unit, the engine will stop instantly. An extra safety feature is that the engine can be restarted after six seconds, allowing the others onboard to quickly rescue the person in the water.Stuart McDonald at The Maritime Safety Store: “We are extremely happy to bring Fell Marine products to Australia making their lifesaving and hi-tech safety products available to the Australian boating community”Make contact with The Maritime Safety Store for information about buying the MOB+ in Australia! CarAdvice.com Makes Further Strides Into Marine Space With BoatAdvice Expansion 2016-06-05T23:15:17Z caradvice-com-makes-further-strides-into-marine-space-with-boatadvice-expansion Sydney, June 6 2016 – BoatAdvice, part of CarAdvice.com Limited, has signed two partnerships with Club Marine and Boatsonline to advance its goal of becoming the go-to online destination for all things marine. BoatAdvice, which launched in May 2015, has joined forces with Club Marine, Australia’s largest marine insurer and marine lifestyle publisher, with media assets regularly reaching over 100,000 boat-owners. Via its newly launched initiative, Club Marine TV, Club Marine is strengthening its digital relationship with its loyal audience by publishing engaging and educational boating videos. BoatAdvice is assisting Club Marine to film and produce a number of the videos and, in return, select BoatAdvice content, including boat reviews and lifestyle pieces, will be published in Club Marine Magazine, Australia’s most widely read boating magazine. It is envisaged that this new relationship with Club Marine will help BoatAdvice increase brand awareness and distribute its content to a new audience, underpinned by Club Marine’s heritage in boating. Club Marine CEO and magazine publisher, Simon McLean said: “Consumers and the marine industry are hungry for engaging boat-related content. Via Club Marine TV, we are bringing educational video content to the boating public in an effort to make boating safer and more attractive for the current, and next generation of boaties. We value our relationship with BoatAdvice and we see this partnership as a great way to expand our content offering into the digital space." Additionally, BoatAdvice will now also manage and re-sell display advertising for Boatsonline, Australia’s second largest marine classified site. This relationship allows the highly resourced and experienced team at BoatAdvice and CarAdvice to develop its display business in a commercial relationship beneficial to both parties. Specifically, it gives BoatAdvice more ad inventory and the opportunity to introduce its lifestyle, destination, technology and know-how marine content to a new audience. Boatsonline owner Graeme Monkhouse said: “Over the past 16 years we have built a very popular classified site that consistently ranks in the top three domestic marine sites according to Nielsen. We have existing advertisers within the marine industry, but the partnership with CarAdvice allows us to access a larger pool of advertisers and offer premium advertising solutions across our combined audience of highly qualified boat and car shoppers. “Establishing partnerships with two strong industry brands in Club Marine and BoatsOnline within just twelve months is testament to our business and the demand for industry collaboration to get the best content to our mutual audiences. It also now gives us the second largest marine audience in Australia,” said Andrew Dalton, General Manager at BoatAdvice. “Boaties and the boating industry are a close-knit highly active and engaged community and we want to be where they are. Combine Club Marine, Boatsonline and BoatAdvice and that’s a pretty complementary team.” “These announcements replicate our highly successful automotive model in the marine space, to give marine enthusiasts access to the best and most relevant content, and so really bring the industry together online,” said Andrew Beecher, CEO of CarAdvice. Taking the lead from the well-established manufacturer-friendly CarAdvice.com.au model, BoatAdvice is aimed at connecting boat manufacturers, brokers and dealers with in-market boat buyers...and the occasional dreamer. For more information please visit www.boatadvice.com.au, www.clubmarine.com.au or www.boatsonline.com.au. Pepper joins forces with St Kilda Football Club 2015-11-26T23:17:47Z pepper-joins-forces-with-st-kilda-football-club MEDIA RELEASE  27 November 2015 St Kilda Football Club has spiced up its corporate partnerships by announcing financial services provider Pepper Group Limited (‘Pepper’) as its new principal partner.     As one of Australia’s leading non-bank lenders, with a growing global presence, Pepper offers a range of consumer finance products and services, including home and car loans, and complements St Kilda Football Club’s existing line-up of exciting brand partners. Pepper’s relationship with ‘The Saints’ is in place for the next three years.   Patrick Tuttle, Co-Group CEO of Pepper, said: “As a founding club of the Victorian Football League, St Kilda has a strong heritage in the AFL and Pepper is excited by the opportunity to be associated with such an iconic Australian sporting organisation.    “As a club, The Saints proudly supports ambition, celebrates achievements and encourages all who are connected with it to aspire to its philosophy of ‘How I Want To Be’. These values are mirrored in Pepper’s culture, where we believe that everyone deserves the help and guidance necessary to realise their personal and financial goals.”    St Kilda Football Club CEO, Matt Finnis, welcomed Pepper Group to The Saints: “There is so much positivity surrounding our club and having an international business like Pepper join us and commit to being part of the journey we are taking is fantastic.” Pepper is seeking to boost awareness of its brand in key AFL states nationally and in particular, Victoria. The loyal St Kilda fan base represents the type of customers Pepper typically works with to help them get ahead in life, whatever their circumstances.    As part of the partnership announcement, Pepper will also unveil its new consumer-facing brand ‘Pepper Money’, which will be introduced over the course of 2016.     Commenting on the new brand, Pepper’s Co Group CEO, Mike Culhane said: “Following an extensive, and ongoing, period of acquisition, growth, and an ever-expanding suite of lending products, Pepper is embarking on a comprehensive rebranding exercise to better explain what products we offer to consumers.”   “To be named principal sponsor of St Kilda is a defining moment in Pepper’s story, bringing our brand to a wider audience of sporting fans in Victoria and across Australia, as well as expanding on our existing sporting relationships with the Western Sydney Wanderers and as naming rights sponsor of Pepper Stadium.”   Pepper is the only financial services brand to be associated with St Kilda and shares the principal partnership role with Dare Iced Coffee.    Ends    For more information, please contact DEC PR on behalf of Pepper Group: Joanne McIntosh or Sarah Bullen  02 8014 5036 | pepper@decpr.com.au    About Pepper Group Pepper Group (“Pepper”) is Australia’s largest non-bank residential mortgage lender (as measured by total assets under management), is a leading provider of specialty residential mortgage and consumer financing, and a highly experienced third-party loan servicer and asset manager. Pepper is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:PEP) Worldwide, the Group currently has approximately A$36.8 billion of loan and lease assets under management (comprising prime and specialist residential mortgages, commercial mortgages, equipment leases, small business loans, consumer loans and car loans).  Pepper Group now comprises approximately 1,400 employees worldwide and has offices in Sydney, Parramatta, London, Dublin, Shannon, Madrid, Singapore and Seoul. Since establishing itself as a specialist residential mortgage lender in the Australian market in March 2001, Pepper has originated more than A$5.7 billion of specialist residential mortgages in Australia. It also commenced originating commercial auto & equipment finance in April 2013. In August 2011 Pepper acquired GE Capital’s Australian and New Zealand mortgage lending businesses, which comprised a portfolio of approximately A$5.0 billion of Australian and New Zealand residential mortgages. This transaction was one of the largest whole loan transactions in Australian history. Pepper’s current wholesale funding partners in Australia include Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and Westpac Banking Corporation. In addition to lending and servicing its own residential mortgage and consumer finance portfolio, Pepper provides third party primary and special servicing across various types of mortgages, leases and unsecured loan products. Pepper is jointly led by Co-Group Chief Executive Officers, Mike Culhane and Patrick Tuttle. Mike and Patrick are focused on ensuring Pepper continues to leverage its core credit underwriting and loan servicing expertise both in its home market of Australia and other underserved markets in Europe and Asia. Pepper is regulated by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (“ASIC”) in Australia. Pepper Finance Corporation (Ireland) is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) in Ireland. Pepper Savings Bank is regulated in South Korea by the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS). Pepper is ranked by S&P as a “STRONG” Residential Loan Servicer and is included on S&P’s Global Select Servicer List. 5 tips on using a solar charger for your mobile phone 2015-10-23T03:24:51Z 5-tips-on-using-a-solar-charger-for-your-mobile-phone Having a solar charger for your mobile phone or tablet means you can recharge your gear anywhere the sun shines. Perfect for travel, camping and most of all emergencies. Remember summer power failures, anyone? Imagine a holiday with no flat battery moments but instead the convenience of your camera and mobile phone fully usable anywhere. Solar power for your mobile devices also means you are taking less power from the grid – saving the planet one recharge at a time AND saving money. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your solar charger, whether this is for camping or everyday. 1. To increase the efficiency of your solar charger, make sure the panels directly face the sun at all times. As the sun moves across the sky throughout the day, adjust your solar charger accordingly. Pop it onto the car console or dashboard while driving to catch some rays. Leave it on the window sill at home through the day so you can recharge off the grid at night. 2. If you are charging through a window, windscreen, etc, be aware that the charging times will be increased especially if your windows are tinted. 3. A great way to use a solar charger for your mobile phone or tablet while camping or bushwalking is to WEAR IT! Strap it to your backpack and recharge your portable battery anywhere you go. Then its on hand to charge up your phone, camera, GPS or the kid’s iPod (so you can enjoy the serenity a bit longer). 4. The power of the sun’s rays depend on the season, as during summer the earth faces more directly towards the sun. So charge times can vary depending on the season where you are. The time of day is also an important factor to consider when using your solar charger. You will get the best performance when the sun is at the highest point in the sky, usually at noon. In fact, an hour charging at Noon will give better charge than a few hours later on the same day. 5. Extreme weather can affect your solar charger’s efficiency, so if its baking hot, protect your charger from until its a little cooler, ideally less than 45deg C. Powered Life www.poweredlife.com.au has solar chargers from leading brands including Powertraveller. From the waterproof Powermonkey Expedition or to the family sized pairing of Powergorilla + Solargorilla, from waterproof Powermonkey Extreme 12V to the all-in-one Solarmonkey Adventurer, we have a solar charger to suit your lifestyle and mobile devices. Christmas Gift Ideas for people who love technology 2015-10-23T02:43:49Z christmas-gift-ideas-for-people-who-love-technology Picking the right gift for family and friends who love technology just got easier, with the release of new ideas to help them take their favourite device away camping, to school or even to work. Mophie H2Pro case for iPhone 6/6S and Lifeproof Fre Power Case have it all: military-grade tough, waterproof and dropproof tough case, with inbuilt rechargeable battery pack, so you get 100% extra battery life built into your case wherever you go. Powertraveller Powermonkey Expedition solar charger is a revolution in portable charging technology, bringing together multiple ways in which to naturally, yet efficiently generate power - all housed in strong, aluminium, waterproof casing. The waterproof (IP65 rated) powermonkey expedition houses a 10,500mAh lithium polymer battery which can be charged in three ways; via hand-powered crank, solar or via the international AC mains charger. Does your home or office have multiple devices to recharge every day? A charging station can charge up to 5 devices from one powerpoint. Griffin PowerDock 5 and BlueFlame 4 Device Charging Station can save space, time and sanity. Educational technology toys mean the kids won’t realise they are learning while they have fun. Osmo Game System brings iPad into the physical play, with interactive games for creative thinking and problem solving. LittleBits Electronics, including kits on space and Arduino, teaches them about circuitry, leading them to robotics, coding and much more. Working with iPad is so much easier with an inbuilt keyboard in a protective case. Zagg Slim Book case for iPad Air 2 has backlit keyboard to make working that bit easier, even in low light. Powered Life helps you maximise your mobile technology – whether you are a school with iPad and laptop fleets to manage, or a family that needs to kidproof its iPads, as well as businesses large and small. Protect your devices with the choice of best brand protective tough cases while recharging anywhere with solar and portable power. Reduce admin cost and time of managing multiple devices in your school or business with charge-sync solutions. Find out more at www.poweredlife.com.au or call 1300 POWER 4 (1300 76937 4), email hello@poweredlife.com.au. Live a powered life! Power up your Dad this Father's Day 2015-08-21T04:15:16Z power-up-your-dad-this-father-s-day Dads come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and spend their time doing different types of things. Here are some great gift ideas for YOUR kind of Dad. Sporty Dad If Dad likes to bike or hike, he might like to take his mobile phone with him. MAMILs (middle aged men in lycra) often like to record their hard-earned kms so waterproof phone kit with a mount to keep it safe while he works the pedals is a great gift. Lifeproof has waterproof, drop proof, dust proof cases for mobile phones – so they are also Dad proof – including iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6. iPod users get protected too. Add on an optional mount kit so Dad has his phone on his bike, car, boat - anywhere.   Business Dad Mophie’s range of powered cases for mobile phones is legendary. Yes, you read right: built-in back-up battery in a protective case. Flick a switch and recharge anywhere. Stock available right now for iPhone 5/5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus as well as Samsung Galaxy S5. Lifeproof makes Dad even more powerful (get it??) with a waterproof PLUS powered case. Perfect for the endlessly busy Dad, the clumsy Dad; the travelling or tradie Dad. If Dad likes to recharge more than just his phone, check out the Mophie Powerstation XL which can recharge 2 devices at once, from its 12,000mAh rechargeable battery pack. Or a ruggedised powerstation with the Mophie Powerstation Pro, with a 6000mAh power bank that is drop proof and water resistant.   Adventure Dad Does Dad like to get out there in the wilds? Powertraveller portable power gear means Dad can venture far, while keeping in contact with his world, with solar and rechargeable power packs. Powermonkey Explorer 2 is crushproof, waterproof while Powermonkey Solarmonkey Adventurer has endless power for mobile devices. For the hardened explorer, the brand new Powermonkey Expedition power pack includes solar and hand crank recharge options. For the Dad who ventures overseas, the BlueFlame World Charger plus Portable Battery Pack can make simple work of recharging devices, with a single AC adaptor with international pins, plus a detachable portable pack to keep him recharged anywhere. Powered Life www.poweredlife.com.au helps you choose where to work or play. Use your mobile phone, tablet or notebook - anywhere, any time - with top brand portable power and tough cases for mobile devices including Lifeproof, Mophie, Powertraveller and much more. Solar chargers, waterproof mobile phone cases, kid-proof iPad/tablet cases.