The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-06-30T00:40:19Z Technology enabled care - physiotherapy association recruiting for patient data pilot 2020-06-30T00:40:19Z technology-enabled-care-physiotherapy-association-recruiting-for-patient-data-pilot The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), are commencing a Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) data pilot funded by the Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF) with support from Macquarie University, to demonstrate the feasibility of data collection to guide better and more effective clinical decisions. A PROM is a scientifically validated questionnaire used to measure and quantify a patient’s condition from their own perspective. PROMs provide valuable data that help complete the feedback loop between treatments and outcomes, assist practitioners with the monitoring of conditions and help to inform treatment decisions. With current practice to collect PROMs data on an ad hoc basis, the PROMs data pilot is an innovative project that will collect PROMs data electronically and in real-time from patients with knee conditions who are receiving physiotherapy treatment.  Pilot study participants are able to subscribe to the latest dedicated technology for PROMs data collection, myscoreit™. myscoreit is a web-based PROMs collection platform that collects PROMs data digitally from patients whilst at home through a quick and simple questionnaire between appointments. Patients receive immediate feedback, are able to follow their own progress and engage in their own management. APA’s Vice President and Physiotherapy Research Foundation Chair, Jenny Aiken commented on the pilot “We are delighted to partner with the myscoreit platform to enable the APA to investigate the feasibility of digitally collecting PROMs in the private practice setting. myscoreit not only collects PROM data which can be used by the APA to gain insights into the effectiveness of physiotherapy intervention, it also guides the user to choose the right PROM to allow the practitioner to track patient progress and make informed clinical decisions.” Jenny added.  Unlike existing PROMs collection solutions, myscoreit has been designed and developed by sports physicians to focus solely on PROMs data collection. Not only does it assist practitioners with choosing the correct PROM for their patient, it also facilitates easy interpretation to help use clinical data with patients to inform treatment decisions. “Our aim was to design a platform that integrated seamlessly into existing clinical practice and was simple for both you and your patient to use.”myscoreit founder and Sport and Exercise Physician, Dr Louise Tulloh said. “The myscoreit platform has the ability to capture and compare data over time enabling you to track patient progress and treatment effectiveness from a dashboard in real time and bridge the gap between appointments. Collection of outcome measures can support remote monitoring, add value to telehealth consultations, and help to improve communication with referrers. This pilot will demonstrate the importance of value-based decision making and the role that technology can play in futureproofing the physiotherapy profession.” Expressions of interest for the pilot are now open, and through the support of the Physiotherapy Research Foundation, all physiotherapists have been given the opportunity to participate in this research. For more information about the pilot and to sign up to the myscoreit platform please go to physio.myscoreit.com or contact Shelley Crowther or Louise Tulloh via the contact details below. Australian Physiotherapy Association Shelley Crowther Deputy General Manager, Policy and Government Relations Shelley.Crowther@australian.physio myscoreit Dr Louise Tulloh Founder, myscoreit louise@myscoreit.com Launch of Sustainable Design Wetsuit Startup 2020-06-30T00:38:56Z launch-of-sustainable-design-wetsuit-startup Press Release Friday, 3rd July 2020 Launch of Sustainable Design Wetsuit Startup This is to announce that BlackGoat Wetsuits is launching a new style for surfers with a sustainable edge soon. The brand offers fashionable design surfwear using Limestone Neoprene, an eco-friendly alternative to the conventional Petroleum-based Neoprene.   The performance material and avant-garde designs make BlackGoat Wetsuits a new premium surf brand that stands out from the monotone surf crowd. The concept underlying this business is to develop practical, trendy, and durable wetsuits. Though, without a compromise on the environment.   Each wetsuit under the label offers improved performance over petroleum-based neoprene including super stretchiness for elasticity, flexibility, weight, and insulation. The brand is specifically eager to change the surfing landscape from all-black wetsuits to fashionable and cool styles.   BlackGoat Wetsuits is determined to enable fluid and liberated movement for the users. The business welcomes all surfing enthusiasts to join in this new wave by launching a Kickstarter very soon.   Founder, Marc Bohmann Mentions:   I am a sports enthusiast and surfer. I started my journey in Santa Barbara and South Africa and since fell in love with surfing. But, something about the conventional wetsuits was not right. And, that had to change.   About BlackGoat Wetsuits: Founder Marc is a traveler and surfer himself. Hence, the designs match the needs of travelers and surfers. As of now, the brand offers ten patterns created by designers from across the globe. Each pattern is bold and eye-catching. The number of options is bound to increase over time. After all, the brand is geared towards making waves all over the international waters.   For press inquiries: Media Contact: info@blackgoatwetsuits.com www.blackgoatwetsuits.com How Adventure Respite Is Using Eco-therapy For Autistic Children Gold Coast Area 2020-06-24T13:47:44Z how-adventure-respite-is-using-eco-therapy-for-autistic-children-gold-coast-area Gold Coast, Queensland, June 20, 2020: Adventure Respite is a team of passionate autism support workers that offer Eco-therapy to children diagnosed as being on the Autism Spectrum. Currently located on the Gold Coast, Queensland in Australia, the company which carries professionals of diverse training and backgrounds, uses autism respite as their prime therapeutic technique marketed and designed for families with an ASD child.    Business founder Ben Dimmock says - “Our mission is to improve behavior through the development of active and meaningful hobbies, offering relief for families suffering from carer stress and helping families achieve better routines and more stable lifestyles. Build your confidence with one of our skills-based programs or join one of our social groups for some fun! Our team has lots of experience working with people with physical disabilities, autism, or other additional support needs and can help you get the most out of your choice of activity”. The company extends an invitation to all clients to escape and find relief in a variety of eco-based activities. These include but are not limited to animal therapy, horticulture therapy, forest bathing, swimming, hiking, and nature walks. The skills and benefits of these activities include greater strength, agility, and fitness of the body, increased mindfulness, decreased anxiety, stress reduction, and increased mental stability. Eco-therapy sessions take place with children in a safe space with autism support workers, allowing for primary caregivers such as mothers and fathers to take personal time for themselves to run errands, take part in recreational activities, attend appointments or take care of business engagements. This is the fundamental design of an autism respite program. Using eco-therapy to engage children during this allotted time ensures that both children and parents reap benefits. The company firmly believes in early intervention services for children on the spectrum as being of high and utter importance. Their evidence-based approach to therapy combined with their care, compassion, and sincerity makes for an environment that successfully impacts a child in need of such attention. Eco-Therapy activities are not offered in every country. With this service now being offered on the Gold Coast, many improvements in the lives of the ASD population there are set to benefit and thrive. Eco-therapy takes on a mind, body, and soul approach and has been proved to fill in gaps that traditional therapy such as speech, language, behavioral, and occupational therapy do not target or address. Eco-therapy has benefits that cater especially to the mental stability of an individual. The mental stability of persons on the spectrum is one of great fluidity, often ranging from calm then frustrated in a matter of minutes. Decompression via outdoor therapy is not just a relaxation technique but also one that translates into daily routine, often showing its benefits long after a hike or swimming session is over. Nature therapy also is proven to shed light on issues a child may be internally grappling with. One such example is the reflection of emotions that occurs during animal therapy. The interaction between an animal and a child is said to result in a therapist being able to pin-point emotions that have been long suppressed and untreated. Adventure Respite offers a quality therapy experience that has tangible and yet priceless value. The services they offer are available to all who qualify for their programs. Adventure Respite is also on the NDIS program, making its services accessible to those registered with the insurance scheme. If you or a loved one may have a child in need of respite service in their care, inquire about the packages and offerings Adventure Respite has to offer. There is a service available there for every type of need. Your journey through their Eco-therapy, you will soon discover how precious the Gold Coast truly is!   Media Contact Adventure Respite Email: hello@adventurerespite.com.au https://www.adventurerespite.com.au/ COVID-19 Update: Metro Car Removal Sydney Is Open for Business 2020-06-23T02:12:32Z covid-19-update-metro-car-removal-sydney-is-open-for-business Looking to sell your car during this Corona virus pandemic? It can be quite a challenge to find a buyer in these times of social distancing. Metro Car Removal is a Cash for Vehicles company in Sydney that buys cars of all makes and conditions. We are open and available during these trying times. Our business model enables us to buy cars for cash with little physical contact necessary, making it safe and secure for car sellers to sell their vehicles to us. To know more about our business and how we operate, read on. 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Once that’s done, you can then choose a time and date for the Car Removal. ·         Our team will come to your location to pick up the vehicle and tow it over to our yard. The payment will be made via EFTS at the time of collection. As you can see from the above step-by-step process, there is very minimal contact involved when you sell your car to us. Most of the process is handled over the phone, so you have nothing to worry about. You can sit in the comfort of your home and have your car sold for top cash today! Top Benefits of Selling Your Car to Metro Car Removal ·         We offer Free Car Removals Sydney wide ·         We pay up to $7,000 Cash for Cars ·         We will buy your car whether it’s old, damaged, wrecked or unwanted ·         We offer Free paperwork Ready to turn your old car into hot cash? Contact Metro Car Removal on 0422 600 833. Vape Merchant Announces Final Nicotine Vape Orders to Australia In Wake of Imminent Import Ban 2020-06-23T02:01:59Z vape-merchant-announces-final-nicotine-vape-orders-to-australia-in-wake-of-imminent-import-ban Due to the Australian government’s recently announced ban on imported nicotine products, Vape Merchant is taking final nicotine vape orders from their Australian customers. The NZ vape device supplier is proud to have offered Australian vape users a viable and affordable alternative to harmful tobacco products and will continue to advocate for Australians’ future access to reduced harm products. Ahead of Australia’s nicotine import ban, which takes effect 1 July, Vape Merchant will be issuing a final wave of orders to Australia prior to their 2 pm (NZST) deadline on Thursday, 25 June. Customers with PHIX pod subscriptions through Vape Merchant will see those subscriptions automatically cancelled at end of day Thursday as well. Vape Merchant’s dedicated customer service team will be in touch with subscribers to assist with any final orders or queries. Vape Merchant is anticipating heightened demand during this unprecedented time, so they will be unable to service orders placed after the Thursday deadline. Australians who import nicotine vaping products from 1 July 2020 risk a fine of up to $220,000. This ban will remain in place for 1 year before a review. Vape Merchant has been vocal in opposition to Australia’s efforts to limit access to tobacco alternatives. Many Australians have successfully used vaping to break their addiction to tobacco products. Vape Merchant encourages them to contact their MPs and share their success stories. Together, a more sensible approach to vape legislation may be possible. 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Focusing in on the reopening of gyms across Australia and what the future of our industry will look like for Gyms, Personal Trainers and their clients, we ask Steve for his views on the "new normal" and the short term and longer impacts it will have on the industry. GYYMI would like to thank Steve for his precious time and we hope you enjoy this exclusive Q&A.   GYYMI - At GYYMI, we have noticed that trainers are having to quickly adapt due to the COVID-19 restrictions, with more trainers using GYYMI’s “train anywhere” feature. What has been the biggest area the AIF has had to adapt to due to COVID-19?   STEVE - The biggest area in which the AIF has had to adapt would be with the temporary halt on our popular face-to-face teaching and the subsequent launch of our Master Trainer Online Plus+Program™. Although challenging, we were able to quickly innovate and launch a cutting-edge solution to cater for students who prefer a face-to-face learning environment, yet through virtual means. The other major change was moving to a work from home model, our team has been outstanding at embracing the move and it's given us the opportunity to consider what the best combination of working from home vs on campus will be when restrictions ease.   GYYMI - What has been the biggest impact of COVID-19 on the AIF and your customers?   STEVE - When the traditional fitness industry was switched off overnight that obviously had a significant impact on the AIF. We pride ourselves on providing qualifications that lead to careers in fitness. When it was unknown what a future in fitness would look like or when Gyms and Fitness Studios would reopen it created some uncertainty in the market. With the recent announcements that the Fitness Industry is once again open we have seen an increase in the number of students wanting to enter the fitness industry as there are going to be a lot of opportunities. From a customer perspective our face-to-face students quickly needed to adapt to an online mode of learning and we were very appreciative of their understanding and support.   GYYMI - There is a lot of talk in the business community surrounding the need for businesses to innovate to stay alive and remain relevant. How have you had to change how you operate both in the short and long term?   STEVE - Despite the COVID-19 period being a very difficult one there will be a lot of learning and opportunities created. I don’t think a business's need to innovate is anything new, the need has simply been intensified by recent events. We continue to look at ways of improving our student and team experience through the use of integrated systems that are underpinned by seamless integration. As long as businesses have their customers at the centre of their decision making they will remain relevant and better prepared to innovate in the right direction.   GYYMI - Have you seen any positives that have come out of this shut down period for your business and indeed the industry itself?   STEVE - For the AIF we have been able to swing to a full online business, it has given us the opportunity to reassess our strategy and ensure we are offering a balanced mix of online and face to face education. We were very happy to run the ‘ Upskill During Downtime ’ Campaign through the AIF and Network where our goal was to positively impact 10,000 fitness professionals by offering free education. It was a nice way to give back to our Industry and the passionate professionals within it.We have also had the ability to engage our expert coaches on some special projects with less on campus delivery, and their input is creating some exciting developments in our key programs!   For the Fitness Industry it has forced a number of providers to look at complementary technology solutions to support their members, never before has there been such a high uptake of virtual fitness supported by a new wave of training options.   GYYMI - What major changes do you see happening with regards to the Gym / Trainer relationship as Gyms look to reopen their doors?   STEVE - There will be 2 groups of PTs, those that can’t wait for the doors of their Gym’s to reopen and those that have identified an alternate way of conducting sessions to service their clients. A number of our partners are offering some great re entry incentives to their PT teams to give them the opportunity to reestablish their client base within Gyms and Fitness Studios. PT’s have always been a really important group as they assist member retention through offering expert advice, it will be interesting to see what creative ways PT’s and their gyms can come back together as they assist their members and clients to achieve their health and fitness goals.   GYYMI - Do you see any changes to the traditional pricing and membership models in which gyms and fitness studios have survived on up and until now?   STEVE - Yes, however this isn’t different to any other period. The Fitness Industry and gyms / fitness studios within it have remained viable through evolving their business to remain contemporary in the prevailing market conditions. As the Fitness Industry gets back to work new trends will materialise, the use of physical facilities vs virtual fitness will continue to adjust and technology will continue to provide consumers with additional options. Gyms and Fitness Studios that have a balanced approach between onsite workouts and virtual workouts will be best placed to balance their offering to find the right mix for their members. What a member is prepared to pay will simply be an outcome of the value of the service offered.   GYYMI - At GYYMI, we have developed an App that connects Gyms and Trainers, offering a new model of “gym rental by the hour” to Trainers and their Clients. This new model has no lock-in contracts – Do you think the Australian Fitness Industry is ready to adopt such a flexible model?   STEVE - I believe the Fitness Industry is ready for innovation as evidenced by some great technology that is complementing our traditional services. The importance of flexibility has been a huge theme during COVID-19 restrictions and gyms and trainers have had to be flexible and adapt to the changing environment.   GYYMI - Do you think there is a chance that qualified trainers, who have previously left the industry, may be enticed back, even on a part-time basis, if they have a more flexible “pay-by-the-hour” gym rental model?   STEVE - As the Fitness Industry has evolved we have seen a shift from fitness complementing a career to fitness becoming a career. If a PT was looking for a more flexible approach to work with a gym a ‘pay as you go’ type model could be appealing. This needs to be considered in the context of risk ensuring that the Gym / Fitness Studio, PT’s and Clients are all covered from an insurance perspective.   GYYMI - Now for the big question…What do you think the Fitness industry will look like upon reopening and when do you believe it will get back to ‘normal’?   STEVE - It will never look the same as it did pre COVID-19, the phased reopening will test the Fitness Industry as costs are turned back on and members are phased back into Gyms and Fitness Studios. More people than ever will be willing to invest in Personal Trainers with more trainers reaching more people in more contemporary ways. We have been reminded of how vital our health and wellbeing is, so I actually think the fitness industry will go from strength to strength.   GYYMI - Thank you very much Steve.   The Australian Institute of Fitness is the largest fitness training organisation in Australia with campuses located in and around every major Australian city.   For further information regarding The Australian Institute of Fitness, please contact info@fitness.edu.au or visit the website at fitness.edu.au GYYMI - for gyms and trainers - GYYMI is an Australian innovation and is the best personal assistant for your gym or training business. Built from the ground up, specifically for the fitness industry, GYYMI is a powerful smart phone app that helps you run your business and make your life easier. Fitted out with many exciting and practical features, GYYMI can help you get back up to speed in preparation for your gym or fitness business to reopen. GYYMI features include;       ·      Gym Search – get your gym on the map for Trainers to find you and book space instantly ·      Rent gym space by the hour ·      Earn extra income fast – offer gym space by the hour to Trainers and their clients ·      Contactless payments - Safe and secure powered by STRIPE. ·      Social Distancing calculator coming soon - Set and control your gym & studio capacity limits ·      Custom booking platform for instant bookings, outdoor or indoor sessions. ·      Plan sessions ahead of time by sending invitations and reminders to clients/members ·      Reduce Overheads - Trainer-client sessions paid on the app are automatically covered with Insurance for indoor and outdoor workouts. ·      Live Dashboard – watch your income grow – it’s addictive! ·      Look like a pro – instant, flexible and professional.   GYYMI is free to download on iOS and Android - Visit www.gyymi.com for details For further information regarding GYYMI, please contact ian@gyymi.com or visit the website at www.gyymi.com Scrap Your Car for Top Cash in Sydney and Pickup is Free! 2020-06-18T02:42:16Z scrap-your-car-for-top-cash-in-sydney-and-pickup-is-free Are you keeping the vehicle that is parked in your garage for years and have no idea how to get rid it off? 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After Boatigo worked carefully planning and developing the business model, the AMSA has recently retracted the statements they made in 2019 and are threatening boat owners with fines for obtaining contributions to help cover the cost of recreational boating and fishing trips, and not for profit. "In August 2019, we reached out to both the Australian Taxation Office and the ASMA to confirm our view that the type of trips on Boatigo would be deemed recreational. Both parties agreed that because the trips were recreational boating or fishing trips, no fish caught were being sold, and the contributions are not at a profit, this constitutes a hobby and is not deemed assessable income. These responses confirmed our understanding that a recreational boat owner, getting out on the water, who receives a contribution to help with costs is a hobby and can be operated under a recreational skipper's ticket.  This is common sense.” "But due to some misinformation about Boatigo on social media in March this year, we reached out to the AMSA again in hopes to reaffirm their previous advice and also discuss best safety practices. During this communication, we pointed out that the AMSA had previously advised that the trips were recreational in nature as they were not for commercial profit. We also took the time to outline some of the many benefits that Boatigo brings to the recreational boating community. The AMSA responded, and to our disbelief, had retracted their previous statements and now stated that vessels listed on Boatigo's platform by recreational owners will be treated as domestic commercial vessels." said CEO of Boatigo Joel Keane. The Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Regulation 2013 states that a vessel is not classed as a domestic, commercial vessel simply because a person is paid to operate the vessel or to be a member of the crew. The AMSA confirmed with Boatigo that because these recreational boats are commercially in connection with Boatigo, they were classed as a domestic commercial vessel.  However, as a peer-to-peer platform, Boatigo does not own any of the boats displayed, it is just like any other form of sharing platform. The difference is, however, the boat owners DO NOT make a profit and receive a contribution towards their boating costs so they can all enjoy their hobby more frequently. "In our view, this all happened after the AMSA was bombarded with enquiries from charter boat operators. Unfortunately, it may be the case that the AMSA is being influenced by irate charter boat operators that are under the incorrect belief that Boatigo threatens their industry. To be clear, Boatigo's community of recreational Captains and Crew do not, and will not, operate in the same marketplace as commercial charter operations. Charter boats offer completely different services and experiences for their customers, and there will always be a place for them. Boatigo is all about bringing the recreational boating and fishing communities together to share their boating experiences more safely and securely. We are just in disbelief that ASMA is now taking away choice from the recreational boating and fishing communities," said Joel. Currently, the AMSA is now threatening recreational boat owners who have listed their vessels on Boatigo with fines for merely having someone come along on a trip and contribute (not at a profit) to the running costs for the day. Boatigo believes that every recreational boat owner should have the choice to get non-profit contributions that allow tourists and people looking for a post COVID-19 activity to enjoy a hobby more frequently. The AMSA's current interpretation of regulations takes this choice away from the public. "To help Boatigo and all the recreational Captains and Crew around Australia, we are asking everyone to feel empowered to use Boatigo without the fear of a fine. We are asking for people to sign our petition for Michael McCormack, the Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, so the AMSA can acknowledge that Boatigo community members can organise their recreational trips on our platform without being persecuted. It astonished us that the AMSA state on their own website that they are wanting to work with emerging innovation and peer-to-peer communities, but don't as they are doing everything to bully us out of the market, which is against consumer choice laws," added Joel. Boatigo is a new platform that offers a great change in the areas of safety, security and choice for recreational boating and fishing communities. “We started the Boatigo platform to give the recreational boating and fishing community choice.  The choice to organise their trips in a more safe, secure and sustainable way. We have asked the AMSA to provide a determination on this matter. However, they have stated that they will not comment on Boatigo’s terms and conditions nor the application of the law on Boatigo and users of Boatigo. Instead, they continue to threaten recreational boat owners with the prospect of receiving fines for taking boating enthusiasts out on their boats. In our view, this is not in accordance with the law which they are attempting to apply – both technically speaking and also in the spirit of the law,” finalised Joel. To sign the petition, please head to https://petition.boatigo.com A full timeline, along with correspondence may be available up request. -END-   For more information, please contact: Joel Keane | CEO of Boatigo E: joel.keane@boatigo.com P: 0409 598 563   About Boatigo Boating and fishing should be all about a sense of community. Sharing knowledge and experience and creating memories. All of the boats are operated by individuals willing to let boating and fishing enthusiasts and tourists join them on their recreational trips. By utilising all available seats on boats, Boatigo and its community members are contributing to making boating and fishing more sustainable for the future. For the Boatigo Captain Boatigo offers a great way to get contributions towards the running costs of a Captain’s next recreational trip. This can allow them to offset the running costs and get out on the water enjoying their hobby more often for less expense. It can also be an excellent way for Captain's to meet new people that have a common passion for boating and fishing! For the Boatigo Crew? For someone wanting to get out on the water to boat or fish, Boatigo allows them to search for boats in your area and find available spaces. Perhaps on holidays without a boat? No problem! Search the holiday location and find recreational boats going out on the water on days that suit.   As the economy opens up, call volumes into automotive dealers are up 104% 2020-06-17T20:05:02Z as-the-economy-opens-up-call-volumes-into-automotive-dealers-are-up-104 Monthly call volumes in the automotive industry increased a staggering 104% in May, according to Australia’s leading call tracking and analytics company, WildJar. Based on call volumes on over 600 dealers, WildJar experienced the largest monthly call volume ever recorded across its automotive clients. On a year-on-year comparison, call volumes increased 156%. In today’s age of digital marketing, the car buying journey of customers has evolved. Dealers have come to accept that customers are no longer coming into the showroom to start their purchasing journey. Instead, customers are doing most of their research (and decision-making) online, long before they enter a dealership. “The increase in call volumes reflects this transition with customers and dealers moving to e-commerce based solutions and with the onset of COVID-19, this transition has been fast-tracked with dealers’ websites and their ability to handle customer calls being more important than ever.” says WildJar CEO, James O’Neill. “The focus should be on enhancing the customer’s online and call experience, and giving the customer the tools they need to seamlessly make a decision and ultimately purchase a vehicle," continued O’Neill. “We have always championed data around the customer’s buying journey, where consumers do all their research online and then they purchase offline. There is definitely a paradigm shift in the acceptance to purchase online,” continued O’Neill. Through its call tracking analytics, WildJar has discovered a large blind spot for dealers when a customer transacts with them on their websites. “For dealers that are already tracking their inbound phone calls, we are seeing a large number of customers abandoning the ‘cart’ at purchase or deposit point and calling the dealership to complete the purchase over the phone,” stated O’Neill. WildJar’s technology provides the ability for dealers to ‘attribute’ offline phone calls to the customer’s online journey and help improve (and further prove) the strength of the e-commerce model, by showing that the ‘offline’ phone transaction started on the dealer’s website e-commerce channel. Similar trends can also be seen in other digital platforms, with automotive classifieds and dealer websites also recording all-time-high audiences in May. These sizeable increases in research and online activity comes at a time when social distancing measures have been eased and many buyers are re-evaluating their transport preferences. Local search enquiry call volume is also a major contributor to volume increases, with 67% of volume being generated by local search listings and Google My Business.   “This confirms and reinforces our data that there is a genuine intent to purchase, with consumers working from home and spending more time online researching,” says O’Neill.  “We are only recording around 2 percent of consumers calling multiple dealerships for sales related enquiry,” continues O’Neill. “Giving each customer a fantastic and memorable first impression over the phone is now more important than ever, as these consumers who are calling you are ready to buy.”  About WildJar   WildJar helps businesses become wildly successful by providing cutting edge voice and SMS solutions. Founded in 2016, WildJar has helped more than 4,000 companies drive revenue and connect their customer’s journey online to their purchasing behaviour offline. Finally, businesses and marketers have complete attribution and analytics to measure call outcomes and ROI. With WildJar’s Voice Platform, businesses get granular campaign attribution to understand why customers are calling, real-time intelligence about who’s calling and analyse what’s being said during conversations to improve outcomes. 2020 Sunshine Coast Whale Watching Season now here 2020-06-16T01:58:05Z 2020-sunshine-coast-whale-watching-season-now-here The Humpback Whales are back and the 2020 Whale Watching Season on the Sunshine Coast has begun, presenting a special opportunity for locals and Queenslanders. Sunreef Mooloolaba’s Dan Hart said this year’s whale watching season started a little later than usual due to COVID-19 but that with restricted numbers on board it offers a special experience. “This year we started a couple of weeks later than usual, but we have our COVID SAFE plan in place which includes additional cleaning and hygiene measures as well as a restriction on the number of people on board,” Dan said. “While normally we would have up to 100 guests onboard each whale watching trip on Whale One, at this stage we are hosting just 20 guests for each trip. “This means there is plenty of extra room to move around the boat and see the whales from all Whale One’s vantage points.” Dan said this year’s season was expected to be better than ever with whale researchers predicting the number of humpback whale migrating up Australia’s east coast to continue to increase. “This year will see an expected 35,000 humpback whales migrate through Sunshine Coast waters, which could attract about 25,000 people to take a closer look and participate in a whale watching or swim with whales experience. “While final numbers of guests for the season will depend on the continuing easing of COVID-19 restrictions, we are always super excited to welcome the whales and to give guests the opportunity to get closer to them. “While all of us humans have been restricting our movements, no one told the whales, so their migration is on track with other years. “We are already seeing good numbers of whales including some calves and expect this to continue throughout the season.” Dan said whale watching tours would be aboard Whale One, which underwent a total refurbishment last year, while Swim with Whales tours would be onboard Sunreef’s fast boats, Wild One, and the brand-new purpose-built Tsunami, which Sunreef took delivery of in March. “Whale Watching season is an economic driver for the tourism sector, during what is traditionally a quieter period,” Dan said. “It’s even more important this year as the region begins its recovery following the COVID-19 shutdown.” “Whale Watching brings in visitors, who spend not just on whale watching but also on accommodation, hospitality and other attractions, which in turn creates employment so we are super proud to be playing our part,” Dan said. “Whale One has taken hundreds of thousands of people whale watching since she was first launched in 2007, and we are proud to have her as part of our fleet and to also have introduced Swimming with Humpback Whales to Australia.” Dan Hart said the whale watching season would run through until 1st November, with the Swim with Whales season to run from 4th July to 18th October. He said as part of Sunreef’s commitment to marine conservation, they will again be working closely with researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast to find out more about the humpback whale species, with two spots on each Whale Watching and Swim with Whales boats reserved for their use. To find out more or book your Whale Watching or Swim with Whales experience, visit www.sunreef.com.au or call 07 5444 5656. How an Aussie Start Up is helping the Fitness Industry get through COVID19 2020-06-11T13:19:29Z how-an-aussie-start-up-is-helping-the-fitness-industry-get-through-covid19 COVID19 in Australia affected many industries almost overnight. No bigger was when the Hyperbeat co-founders woke up to the news that the fitness industry were to shut their doors until future notice. Hyperbeat specialises in manufacturing custom activewear that businesses can brand with their logo, specifically for the fitness industry. In one night 100% of their customer base were shutdown. The Hyperbeat team called a crises meeting and got working on exploring how they could assist their customer base and still maintain a reliable order stream. The team struck gold when they re-purposed an online store option they had been testing during 2019. The concept was simple. The gym owner or fitness business sends in their logo and the Hyperbeat team does the rest, simple. They create the business owner a fully functional online activewear store to sell their own designs. All FREE of charge. Allowing the owner to mark-up the items with profits being paid out to the store owners account on a weekly basis. With the rush for trainers to get their business online, this was a hassle free and cost effective way to sell their merchandise and let their members support them. On launch Hyperbeat was inundated with over 100 store requests on the first day. The store owners averaging $542 in weekly profits. Income that went a long way during these uncertain times. Hyperbeat have reported 400% increase in orders since launch. So much so they have had to actually employee more staff to keep up with demand. So how does is all work? Well the secret to Hyperbeats success is their simplicity of use. The business owner doesn’t need to do anything. The team will create custom active wear designs on their own high quality active wear range that they manufacture. There are no minimum order requirements, which allows the fitness business owner to promote their store to their client base while Hyperbeat will fulfil the orders and send the owner the profits. Hyperbeat stated the free online store option has been so popular that international fitness businesses started requesting stores to be made for them. An innovative idea that has help many fitness business owners keep their doors open.   About Hyperbeat Hyperbeat is a custom active wear manufacture that services the wider Fitness Industry by creating high quality activewear that businesses can brand with own logo and sell to their member base. There are no minimum order requirements. They are an online start-up that has amassed a client book of over 1,500 gyms around Australia and quickly becoming the gold standard in the industry. Website: www.hyperbeat.com.au Email: info@hyperbeat.com.au Number: 0400141387 Co-Founders: Matthew Tait & Nicholas Tait   CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY’s action related to the recession of GM in Sydney! 2020-06-11T06:46:53Z cash-for-cars-sydney-s-action-related-to-the-recession-of-gm-in-sydney BBC News 17 February 2020: “General motors will wind down Holden sales, design and engineering operation in Australia and New Zealand by next year” said the American car giant. CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY has achieved a report that shows the American General Motors Company will soon end their works in Australia. Meanwhile, 2020 transforms have led to the recession of the majority of car industries in the world. Year of COVID-19 which the majority of car companies end their work and closed. The crises of coronavirus had not yet ended meanwhile In the United States, a giant protest was sparked by the murder of a black man who had a hot topic of discrimination. “Afterward, because of ending General motors' product in Australia, we have started collecting any type of vehicles which is less demanded anymore,” said Thomas Russel manager of CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY (one of the best car removal service provider company in Sydney) also he added that they will provide their CASH FOR CAR and CAR REMOVAL services with a new principle so that car owners sell their cars for top cash with a stress-free deal. Likewise, this action will lead to car owners to have a new model car instead of maintaining an outdated car. The report announced while the majority of General Motors’ customers got shocked in Australia and New Zealand. Likewise, Holden's car is one of the products of General Motors that might bring changes to its price. Meanwhile, Holden is one of the most popular cars in Australia. But, what happened after three years of manufacturing it gets down. A statement posted on GM's website, chief executive Mary Barra said: "I've often said that we will do the right thing, even when it's hard, and this is one of those times." The good news is that CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY announced that they offer its CASH FOR CAR and CAR REMOVAL services in all Sydney and its suburb to purchase any type of vehicle for top dollar. What would be the consequence of retired GM companies in Australia? CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY quoted from BBC “there would some rise into the price of GM’s new product and also the reason of retired is because of off-days many of their employees lost their job” What would be the reaction of Australian government officials related to GM? Well, the report shows many Australian officials disagree with closing such a multinational company because it was beneficial for the economy of this country. In response to the news, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said: "I am disappointed but not surprised. But I am angry like I think many Australians would be. "Australian taxpayers put millions into this multinational company. They let the brand just wither away on their watch. Now they are leaving it behind," he added This market was profitable for the GM since it was established but, if we look to the background of this company we would realize that it was the oldest company in the car industry. Added Thomas Russel Manager of CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY. In conclusion, with the retiring of GM Company in Australia and New Zealand many of their employees lost their jobs, and also this multinational company was good economic support in Australia. Afterward, GM Company would accelerate its focus on other countries' markets. CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY which is a CAR REMOVAL service provider in Sydney announced that they have started purchasing any scrap Holden, damaged, old, and used car for top dollars plus free towing and paperwork. Contact CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY! Website: www.cash-cars.sydney Phone No. 0402 655 444 E-mail: info@cash-cars.sydney CAH FOR CARS SYDNEY’s action regard to reduce the air pollution in 2020 2020-06-06T05:26:02Z cah-for-cars-sydney-s-action-regard-to-reduce-the-air-pollution-in-2020 By growing of the car industry in Sydney and rising imported cars have changed the face of the city of New South Wales and attenuated the health situation. However, all the cities of the world do not remain safe from the consequences of not observing health and environmental issues. But, one thing that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought is to reduce air pollution at the level of the whole city and society. One thing that should be kept in mind is that after the relief of limitation, we should be careful about the environmental issues. But, fortunately for reconciliation between citizens and the environment, CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY has taken a fundamental decision for environmentally friendly life and to reduce the dangers of not observing the rules of healthcare. It has been many years that CASH FOR CARS Company has a great and regular program related to avoiding wasting unwanted or old cars. It can significantly help all the citizens of New South Wales and its suburbs and they claim that they are sure that their program about collecting vehicles that pollute the environment could be effective. “We have taken series action regard to recycle those vehicles which are the only reason behind air pollution and we are sure that it can help all the people of Sydney, New South Wales,” Said Thomas Russel Sales Manager at CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY Company. According to their program, old vehicles never get wasted instead their owners could receive money out of their old vehicles. Doing this will help decrease air pollution and will lead to creating more opportunities to have a great life. "We also have worked on an awareness campaign and afterword will work tightly for more awareness to people of Sydney New South Wales and will follow these awareness campaigns on all social media. For more effectiveness, we would have such a program in the future until it would be done more effectively. For doing this we have a marketing team that doing their work very nicely. This way we can help our car industry to grow well." continued Thomas Russel There might be one worry to car owners and that is paperwork. Afterword all these documents would be proceeded by CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY Company and there is no way to get worried about that. They also guide applicants in the right way where they can sell their old car and get money out of it without a little disturb on their working schedule. Just enough to let them know if you are seeking to sell your car! Their principle and program are to not let their applicant be worried. Provided that you share car’s details with this company even if that is Vans, SUVs, or whatever that is. They’ll ensure you with their hassle-free services because they have professionals in their team to do this for you. You may less realize recycling. But, it is a normal issue that could help the country’s economy as well as yours. But this part of the work has less waste and needs to pay attention because it is necessary for the cycle of the car industry. No need to be worried this part of the work will be done by modern technologies that have no effect on the environment and CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY’S program is to cover all over Sydney by collecting scrap cars and pay cash for them.  CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY has provided some services for free to encourage people to sell their unwanted cars and purchase new ones instead. You may have heard about CASH FOR CARS for many times but, have not used their services yet. CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY is a recycling company in Sydney that provides Unwanted car removal, used car removal, junk car removal and are looking to remove any rusted car, old, used, secondhand, and damaged or scrap car for top cash and also recommend you that never try to repair an old car many times because it will never fully reset. They pay the maximum dollar for any type of vehicle such as Vans, SUVs and etc. in addition they have some free services for you so that you can use it for saving money. LUXE LOVE Collection by WRAPDRIVE 2020-06-03T06:34:02Z luxe-love-collection-by-wrapdrive-1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3rd June 2020 Melbourne, Australia: We are currently living through a period of time that is unlike any other. Since the onset of COVID-19 many fashion houses have cancelled orders, reduced production, laid off staff, and sadly; many have closed. The lockdown means that more people are spending more time at home and obviously wearing casual clothing, but the virus also means that people are more focused on their health, and the demand for active wear continues to rise. As trends shift toward comfort driven styles, Luxe Love active wear is more popular than ever – even for non-athletes gravitating to athletic wear which is naturally more comfortable than suits, buttoned shirts, and even jeans. WRAPDRIVE’s Luxe Love founders have combine a common interest of health and wellbeing to bring their customers a fusion of durable fitness clothing for all body shapes. From the drawing board to your wardrobe, Luxe Love sources the finest active wear fabrics and manufactures from scratch; in order to make your workout session comfortable, reduce perspiration, and enable to you move effortlessly, whatever your level of fitness. Founded in 2019, their range has rapidly expanded to include performance wear which is tailored to suit all categories of fitness and healthy living. Luxe Love creates functional, stylish, high performance leisurewear that inspires women of all shapes and sizes to move with confidence and comfort. Their feminine designs focus on flattering cuts and superior support so you can enjoy wearing Luxe Love creations during and after workout sessions. Taking you from the gym to the school drop off, the grocery store, or coffee with a friend, and why not the office? The Aussie lifestyle is amazing… beaches, parks, mountains… and naturally we want to get out there and enjoy them. With this vision in mind, Luxe Love has created the perfect blend of premium active wear and ultra-comfort. At last, affordable, high-end Australian made active wear is now available in all shapes and sizes. About WRAPDRIVE (www.wrapdrive.com.au) Our vision is to create versatile performance apparel, with great attention to detail and eye for good quality, that helps one to reach their peak in the gym, on the running track, or any endeavour life throws. Being driven by fitness, we are, or now it is safe to say we were, working professionals having over a decade of experience in Accounting, public relations, retail. We spend a lot of time in the gym, out running, and climbing mountains during vacations. Stepping into this world of fitness, we are excited and motivated to help each one of us to be the best version of ourselves. We are wrapped with dedication towards creating a culture of fitness with style. So, to all those who are looking for an answer or excuse to be in the gym or outdoor running, lifting, climbing we are here for you and wants to be the part which will propel you into the world of fitness and new milestones. For any media enquiries please contact WRAPDRIVE: Vipin KC Head of Communications, WRAPDRIVE vkc@wrapdrive.com.au 0410 089 363