The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-07-16T12:19:55Z Are Marketing Agency Fixed-Term Contracts a Scam? 2019-07-16T12:19:55Z are-marketing-agency-fixed-term-contracts-a-scam Most marketing agencies will promise you the world. They'll also expect you to pay upfront and to sign up for a fixed term of 6 months or more. Here's what they'll tell you; "It takes at least 6 months to see the results." But here's the problem... they won't guarantee the results. Never. Where does that leave you? Well, after 6 months, if you're lucky, you've got a good return on your investment. But if you don't, then apparently that's just bad luck and the marketing company will tell you that you should work with them again and try a different approach. Not all marketing agencies work that way. Web Agents, for example, don't have any fixed term lock-in contracts, and they don't charge you a princely sum upfront. Instead, they work on the principle that they should get paid based on results. And because of this, they work hard to deliver results fast. So, if you're looking to do some marketing for your business, and the agency you approach wants to charge you upfront for 6 months or more, turn around and get out of there fast. Find an agency, like Web Agents - - who will work hard to get you real results, and who offer great value. How Social Media is Shaping Activation Trends 2019-07-16T04:44:46Z how-social-media-is-shaping-activation-trends-1 Digital marketing in our modern world is creating exciting opportunities for branded product launches and activation events. Word of mouth is now not simply conducted by individuals talking to a few of their friends or family, nowadays work of mouth takes the form of user-generated tweets, GIFs, videos and photos sent to hundreds or thousands of followers or fans. User-generated content is the new way to market your brand to your audience. Brands are increasingly being challenged to stand out from a noisy crowd in the digital world, so giving your audience the tools to make you shine and give you a wide reach is an obvious yet under-utilised solution. The fact that never changes is that event attendees love being snapped or filmed, however, the form this takes continues to evolve and change as technology advances and consumers become increasingly Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter-obsessed. Traditional photographers, although often talented and useful, lack the interaction, instantaneous release and far reach of a quick smartphone snap, or short video followed by the share function. Never before have we seen a time when it is possible to hold an event, set up the correct social media interactions, invite the right people and have our brand shared with our attendee's wide audiences. The keys are using the correct interactions for activation and to invite the right people to your event. New technologies allow users to be excited, interactive and create their own content to share. They feel like they are creating their own personal story at your event and they can’t wait to share their story with their online world. Correct interactions are championed by Social Playground’s state of the art tools with their recently launched 360 degrees rotating camera. The features include an array of video options, GIFs, overlays and endless options for branding and instant sharing. The 360-degree rotating camera was featured at this year’s Lexus Spring Racing event in Melbourne where each attendee was provided with unique content. Other offerings from Social Playground include the hashtag printer which allows attendees to take a photo, adds the event hashtag and prints an instant branded print, the social photo GIF booth which features a selfie or GIF taking machine which is branded and ready to share as well as, live event feeds, social mosaic, propix, Snapchat printer, green screen and more. Another aspect of these tools is the ability to capture data. With the option to include surveys, collect demographics and contact details, brands are quickly able to keep interacting with their attendees post-event, find out who their brand champions are and create a vast and loyal customer base. In the case of the Lexus Spring Racing event, a post-event email generated a 45% open rate and 15% click-through rate, well about the industry average open rate of 21-30% as seen across the event industry. As our obsession with photos, videos and social media continues without signs of easing, brands can make the most of the new shape of activation trends, gain an engaged and excited audience and stand out from competitors. CNH Industrial announces new structure for Australian ag machinery market 2019-07-15T02:37:30Z cnh-industrial-announces-new-structure-for-australian-ag-machinery-market Hi Prominent ag machinery brands Case IH and New Holland have a new man at the helm with the appointment of Brandon Stannett to a new position as CNH Industrial Agriculture Segment Leader for Australia/New Zealand. Brandon has been leading CNH Industrial Capital for Australia/New Zealand for the past four years, providing a robust knowledge of the local market and existing relationships with the Case IH and New Holland teams. “Taking a fresh look at our engagement with both dealers and customers will be a priority. The local ag sector has had more than its share of challenges in recent times, so the time is right to refocus and re-invigorate our approach to products, services and support, together with business and network efficiencies,” he said. A release is attached on the appointment, along with an image of Brandon, and for further information or interview requests, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Kind regards, Kylie Galbraith Seftons Tamworth NSW 2340 Ph. 0411 480 208 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CAPTION: Brandon Stannett has taken on a new role heading up the Case IH and New Holland brands. MEDIA RELEASE CNH Industrial announces new structure for Australian ag machinery market CNH Industrial has announced a restructure of its agricultural machinery business in Australia and New Zealand, with the appointment of a new leader across both the Case IH and New Holland Agriculture brands. Brandon Stannett has been appointed the Managing Director – Agriculture, Australia and New Zealand, assuming responsibility for CNH Industrial’s Agriculture Segment from Michele Lombardi, in a new position created as part of a global restructure announced in January. At that time CNH Industrial revealed changes to its organisational structure across the five segments of its operations, in a bid to become closer to its customers, streamline decision-making processes and encourage faster and more market-focused innovations. Brandon has been leading CNH Industrial’s captive finance business in Australia and New Zealand for the past 4 years, which he said offered the advantage of a strong knowledge of the local market when it came to his new role. “It’s certainly an advantage already knowing the Case IH and New Holland Agriculture teams and having those existing relationships, and I look forward to the opportunities this new structure offers both brands, our dealers and our customers,” he said. “Taking a fresh look at our engagement with both dealers and customers will be a priority. The local Ag sector has had more than its share of challenges in recent times, so the time is right to refocus and re-invigorate our approach to products, services and support, together with business and network efficiencies. “CNH Industrial, through our Case IH and New Holland Agriculture brands, are global leaders in the agricultural equipment and products sector and are always looking to the future with advances such as automation, connectivity and alternative fuels that will be the foundations for the next generation of advances in farm productivity and efficiency. This restructure has come about because our industry is experiencing a period of accelerated change – automation and digital technology being key examples – so we need to make the changes that will secure our reputation for innovation and excellence into 2020 and beyond. “I’m privileged to be leading this process across Australia and New Zealand for CNH Industrial and know that we have the teams in place with the knowledge, passion and foresight to make some real differences where it matters: innovative products and market-leading agricultural solutions.” Brandon has a strong financial background, working in senior roles in some of Australia’s largest banks, and founding a financial consultancy practice and leasing business, before joining CNH Industrial. How to reduce period pain in winter 2019-07-15T00:23:59Z how-to-reduce-period-pain-in-winter Media Release - July 2019 Winter can be a troublesome time for women who suffer from menstrual pain and cramps. While many use medication to relieve pain, it has actually been proven that heat therapy is much more effective when it comes to period pain. HOTPOD, the next generation hot water bottle, is a great alternative to wheat packs and is more effective and safer than ordinary hot water bottles. Nick Barnes, Founder of the HOTPOD says, “Applying heat to your abdomen has been shown to alleviate menstrual pain and our HOTPOD Electric Hot Pack offers the perfect solution to provide relief and keep you cosy and snug this chilly season”. Cold weather means we spend more time indoors; move less and tend to eat more. Unfortunately this can have a negative effect on period symptoms, worsening pain and cramps and can even prolong your cycle. The Electric Hot Pack, HOTPOD, provides relief for up to 6 hours in a warm environment, and up to 3 hours in a cold environment, so that you can get on with doing the things you love even during the chilly winter months. Key benefits of HOTPOD include: Ready in 10-15 minutes No refilling required Thermal auto cut-out Safety cut out Suitable for all ages from 5 years + Lasts 3 – 6 hours in a warm environment 1 year warranty “So whether you are going to curl up on the couch for a movie marathon, drive up the coast for the weekend to visit family or go to the kids footy or netball finals, the HOTPOD Electric Hot Pack has got you covered!” added Nick. The HOTPOD Electric Hot Pack is available now from Chemist Warehouse and selected pharmacies nationwide at an RRP of $39.95. HEMPLE LAUNCHES IN THE USA 2019-07-15T00:00:08Z hemple-launches-in-the-usa FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday 15 July 2019 Following a recent investment from MMJ (ASX:MMJ), Australian hemp & cannabinoid brand, Hemple, has launched in the USA. The millennial founders, Cade Turland (31) and Forbes 30 Under 30 list-maker, Georgia Branch (30) are de- termined to carve out their piece of the world’s biggest CBD market, projected to be worth US$22bn by 2022. The team is being on beer delivery technology for their organically grown CBD and innovation through first-to-market, functional CBG and CBN formulations to set their brand apart. Their Australian Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil and US grown and made, Sigma N-Osmo CBD have already made it into the hands of the Kardashian’s. Both products featured in the most recent Travel Mailer which landed Hemple in social media feeds of Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Selma Blair, Shanina Shaik and Behati Prinsloo. As Facebook and Instagram continue to disallow ingestible hemp foods and CBD advertising, the founders see this style of organic social media endorsement as key to reaching their millennial consumer - a fast growing segment of the hemp CBD market. Brightfield Group dubs the 26-35 year old CBD user group as “stressed out millennials”. This group accounts for 38.2% of the total US CBD market. More than half the members of this segment have a household income of US $50,000+ and are looking to relieve the pressures and stresses of their busy young professional lives, turning to hemp CBD to relieve a range of emotional health issues, most prominently: anxiety, depression and insomnia. Co-Founder, Georgia Branch, says, “There’s over 5600 CBD tincture brands in the USA. We’re breaking away from the commoditised products which dominate the market. Our approach is to differentiate with a premi- um brand position that’s backed up by truly innovative, effective products targeted towards the needs of our customer. Each of our products will have a specific functional benefit - from stress management (like our first CBD release, Sigma) to sleep.” Turland continues, “We’re one of few companies in the US using nano-technology to improve the absorp- tion rate of cannabinoids. Similarly to vitamins, only 10-30% of most CBD edibles and tinctures are absorbed by the body. The technology used in our N-Osmo cannabinoid range increases absorption to over 90%. Ulti- mately, this means beer value for money for the customer.” Value for money maers, as Brightfield Group shows 41.3% of this group are taking some form of CBD to manage everyday pressures, 5-7 days per week. On 29 July in the US, Hemple will launch with Fleur Marche, dubbed the “Sephora of CBD”. In Australia, Hemple’s range of hemp foods products are listed in over 350 health and specialty stores including Flan- nery’s and Healthy Life. Ends For more information and high res images contact: Georgia Branch +61 410 690 408 Valles Digital Media launches a New Website to support Local Businesses 2019-07-14T08:56:36Z valles-digital-media-launches-a-new-website-to-support-local-businesses Valles Digital Media, a trusted name in Graphic Design, Web Design, SEO and Digital Marketing, is proud to announce the launch of their new website.  The new website has been designed to offer ultimate user-friendly experience with enhanced navigation and functionality offering prospective and existing customers alike awareness of Valles Digital Media's exceptional full service offering. Created with the user in mind, the new website includes a number of key features including: • Simpler navigation thereby reducing the number of navigation clicks. • Mobile optimised for viewing across mobile devices. • Integrated social media buttons to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest to foster enhanced communication and interaction with clients. • Enhanced content: ** Service offering detailing consulting expertise and experience in graphic design, web design, SEO and digital marketing. ** Value and beliefs that govern Valles Digital Media. ** Portfolio of latest projects showcasing unique and challenging projects. ** Testimonials from past and present customers. ** Blog articles on trending topics for the benefit of all visitors. Les Seow, Valles Digital Media's Founder and CEO said "We are excited about the launch of our new website and the robust information it offers to customers and visitors to enhance their understanding of Valles Digital Media's expertise in Graphic Design, Web Design, SEO and Digital Marketing. We believe the new site will demonstrate to all visitors our keenness, capability and experience as we continue to grow and increase our market share.  Customer satisfaction has always been the cornerstone of our business and Valles Digital Media will continue to delight all customers and visitors to our new website." Valles Digital Media will update the new website on a regular basis with relevant content and information including new blogs, corporate milestones, business activity and service launches.  For more information on Valles Digital Media and to view the new website including contacting us, please visit Popup Media’s EOFY Sale Offers Cost Effective Options for Marketing Ideas 2019-07-12T04:23:16Z popup-media-s-eofy-sale-offers-cost-effective-options-for-marketing-ideas Popup Media, announced that the company is conducting an end of financial year (EOFY) sale, providing businesses in any industry to add a media background to their marketing campaigns at cost effective pricing. The Popup Media sale offers businesses and organizations of all sizes and budgets to incorporate a media background into their marketing endeavors at prices that are reasonable and provide a greater return on investment. They’re an ideal solution for online and offline marketing campaigns, trades shows, fundraising efforts, and for pop up advertising opportunities. They’re equally effective for conferences, exhibitions, product launches, and celebrity endorsements. Media walls Sydney at the EOFY sale are available in multiple sizes to accommodate a myriad of needs. The following media walls are on sale: • 2m wide x 2.3m high to accommodate two people, $785 AUD • 2.4m wide by 2.3m high for 2-3 individuals, $825, AUD • 3m wide by 2.3 high to frame 3-5 to five people, $895 AUD • 3m wide by 2.3m high arc curved media wall for 3-5 subjects, $895 AUD • 6m wide by 2.3m high for 6-8 people, $1,375 AUD A media wall has become an essential tool for businesses and organizations that want to stand out from their competitors. They can be customized in multiple ways with logos, brand names, photos, and other high-resolution graphics. The company’s designers can assist clients with free artwork for their media wall if they’re not sure what they want. Popup Media walls have a variety of benefits. They’re lightweight, come in their own carrying bag, and are easy to set up with a minimal number of people. They’re easily stored, making them an excellent choice for recurring and annual events or campaigns. The EOFY sale at Popup Media provides businesses, organizations and even academic institutions with a cost effective solution for designing marketing campaigns, bringing awareness to issues, and attracting new clients. A Popup media wall enables a greater range of creativity, engages audiences, and provides additional opportunities. About Popup Media Popup Media is a Sydney-based company specializing in production of media wall backdrops for all events and occasions. Our focus is on details and our talented team of creatives will assist you select and design the right solution for your event. Our products are functional, reusable, high-quality and feature modern design. Our products are versatile, portable, lightweight and easy to set up. The entire system is sturdy and fits in a handy aesthetic carry bag. Media Contact Popup Media Phone: 1300 909 446 Website: JURA named winner of two Good Design Awards in 2019 2019-07-11T23:33:21Z jura-named-winner-of-two-good-design-awards-in-2019 Media Release - 12 July 2019 JURA is pleased to announce that they have won not just one, but two Good Design Awards this year! JURA’s GIGA X8 Gen 2 and ENA Signature Line in Massive Aluminium were winners of Australia’s peak industry design awards at The Star on 11 July at the 61st annual Good Design Awards Ceremony. George Liakatos, General Manager of JURA Australia says, “The Good Design Awards are the highest honour for design and innovation in the country. We are so proud to have received two Good Design Awards this year in both professional and household machine lines. Innovation and design is part of our DNA here at JURA, so I am glad that it has been recognised by such a significant award.” The Good Design Awards Jury praised JURA GIGA X8 Professional: “The chrome trims are flattering against black and is aesthetically pleasing overall. It is easy to operate without superfluous functions. This commercial grade product exudes quality and promises more efficient delivery of coffee. Every aspect of this product has been meticulously designed - form, function, material selection, ergonomics, aesthetics, design for manufacture - all coming together to create a world class product with high market appeal.” The JURA ENA 8 Signature Line was described by the Jury as: “A beautiful combination of design details and refined technology. This coffee machine's overall design is beautifully executed. The mix of a beautiful aluminium body and lightweight plastic parts for construction make the product work well aesthetically. It is easy and very intuitive to use, clean and all the moving parts have a nice feel to them. Well-resolved evolution product with high attention to engineering detail. Overall, this is a robust piece of industrial design that has been very well executed.” About Good Design Awards: The annual Good Design Awards is Australia’s most prestigious international Awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. The Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian market, excellence in architectural design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design and reward emerging areas of design strategy, social impact and design entrepreneurship. About JURA: JURA’s products stand for innovation, ease of use and sustainability. JURA believe in the perfect cup of coffee, using fresh beans, freshly ground and extracted at the touch of a button. The product range includes both machines for domestic use and professional models for the office and food service industry. In recent years the long-established Swiss brand has grown to become a global player, operating in around 50 countries. Eventify Showcases The Latest In Event Tech At Rise Conference 2019 2019-07-11T08:08:03Z eventify-showcases-the-latest-in-event-tech-at-rise-conference-2019 Eventify - the new 360° B2B event management platform - is continuing to make waves. The platform has been included in the list of featured startups at Rise Conference 2019, the largest tech conference in Asia. This is a big achievement, and owner Hussain Fakhruddin is, understandably, delighted. The head of the Teksmobile Korea chapter, Eric Jinsu Kang, is currently in Hong Kong, showcasing the Eventify platform to the global business audience at this year’s edition of Rise Conference. Hailing the event as ‘one of the very best events for startups’, Eric mentioned that the excellent networking opportunities at Rise Conference were just what the Eventify team was looking for. Teksmobile is looking to reach out to the maximum number of professional event planners across the globe, and Rise Platform provides just the right platform for doing that. Becoming a featured startup will be beneficial for Eventify in a big way, feels software architect and Teks CEO Hussain Fakhruddin. With this tool, the Teksmobile team is trying to push the envelope and expand the possibilities of cutting-edge event technology. The scope to demonstrate it to a targeted audience from different countries is absolutely great, and Eric’s team is looking to make the best use of it. During a brief chat, Hussain reiterated that Eventify is a platform that takes paperless event promotions to the next level. As part of its end-to-end bouquet of digital event management services, Eventify offers an event app builder, an event website builder, and powerful tag-based networking, apart from doubling up as a user-friendly and seamless event ticketing platform. Elaborating further, Hussain pointed out that Eventify - for the first-time ever - offers event ticketing at a flat rate ($1/ticket). That, the veteran CEO feels, can be one of the main USPs of the product. Unlike traditional app building exercises which take up to 6-8 weeks, making an event app or event website is only a matter of a couple of hours (or less). There is no coding involved, and event organisers can simple click to add features and sections. People can also schedule one-on-one appointments with like minded fellow-attendees at an event. At Rise Conference 2019, Eric and his team is looking to showcase the top-notch user convenience that Eventify has on offer. Planners are often busy with last-minute preparations for upcoming conferences and trade shows - and cannot afford to spend too much time (or money, for that matter) for dedicated event app development. Eventify is a mighty helpful tool for such users. At this year’s Rise Conference, Teksmobile will look to showcase some of the upcoming features in the Eventify platform. These include live polling, live Q&A sessions, lead scanning for exhibitors, and creation of more templates for the website builder. Hussain and Eric are equally excited about giving the audience at Rise Conference an overview of these features, and collecting valuable feedback, suggestions and opinions about them. Participation in a high-profile tech event like this would help the developers in refining the features of Eventify further. Getting featured in the ALPHA Startup Program at the Rise Conference 2019 comes close on the heels of Eventify getting included in the Google Cloud for Startups program. The Teks team is constantly making improvements in the platform, and providing real-time support to event planners worldwide. For this year, the company has also announced exciting discounts on its plans. The hard work is now paying off - and over the next few months, Eventify looks likely to emerge as one of the best event management platforms in the market. Incidentally, the Eventify app is available for both iOS and Android. This year’s Rise Conference will welcome corporate visitors from more than 100 countries - including a large chunk of participants from the senior management level. Representatives from several leading publication houses will also be present. Eric correctly pointed out that the event will serve as the perfect platform to maximise the exposure for Eventify. The event management platform has already been successfully used to create the official mobile apps for events like Nordic APIs Platform Summit, Nordic Smart Cities and Startcon 2018 - and over the next few quarters, the team has plans to collaborate with several more high-profile B2B events. Visit to find out more about the Eventify end-to-end event management platform. For a free demo or any other query, send an email to Eventify is redefining event technology - and getting featured at Rise Conference 2019 is the latest proof of that. The M Agency wins Queensland Music Festival 2019-07-08T23:13:41Z the-m-agency-wins-queensland-music-festival The M Agency, a media, content and creative agency, has today announced their appointment to handle the 2019 Queensland Music Festival. The agency won the business following a competitive pitch against unnamed agencies. The incumbent agency is Ogilvy and billings are undisclosed.   For over 20 years Queensland Music Festival has delivered the gift of music to over a million people across more than 100 locations throughout Queensland.  Since its inception the Festival has grown from a biennial state-wide event to a creator of annual festivals and events, and will be producing over 800 live music experiences for the 2019 Festival.  By its geography, length, participation and attendance, the Queensland Music Festival is the largest live music festival in the world.   Over three weeks from 5th to 28th July, the Festival will unfold in an unforgettable musical journey through the cities, regions and remote corners of Queensland.  From the large outdoor opera experience to intimate and bespoke concerts, world premieres, and mass community participation projects, it will be a unique musical experience like no other.     The M Agency was appointed to deliver creative services inclusive of, yet not limited to, ideation, creative concepting, campaign development, logo design, brand guidelines, editorial design and various collateral materials for rollout.   Linda Gordon, Director of Marketing & Communications, Queensland Music Festival said: “The M Agency team has been an absolute pleasure to work with.  I was looking for a creative agency that completely understood our business and could deliver fresh and compelling creative.  I sought out The M Agency, which has proven to be one of the best decisions I have made.  The team’s ability to connect, take the time to get to know our brand, understand the challenges and our strengths, culminated at the unveiling of our Festival brand.”     The M Agency’s Founder and CEO Emma Triggs added: “Welcoming new clients to our creative roster is a sheer delight and hearing such positive feedback from them is the icing on the cake.  I am very proud of the work we have developed.  Our creative team has done a fantastic job and it’s this type of work that is attracting more clients to the agency.”             The 60 second video can be viewed here CMD Print Solutions offer one-stop printing service 2019-07-08T04:27:04Z cmd-print-solutions-offer-one-stop-printing-service Albany based printing company CMD Print Solutions are changing consumer expectations around what it means to be a printing company in 2019. Coming a long way since its inception in 1998, CMD Print Solutions originally catered to small local businesses, offering high quality laser copying. However, several years later, the company took a new direction, gradually adding a broader range of services and has become the preferred print supplier of large corporate clients throughout New Zealand. Today, the company offers a diverse range of services, including design, printing, signage, branded promotional items and nationwide distribution.  “Our clients like to work with a supplier that looks after all their printing requirements, so they don’t have to shop around”, explains CMD Print Solutions Managing Director, Danny van der Velde. “Many customers will originally come to us for a specific service and then realise that we can deliver on all aspects of printing and print marketing”. This end-to-end, full-service approach has garnered the company a healthy return customer base, which van der Velde credits to their commitment to fostering long term relationships with clients and the fact that they are easy to deal with “We don’t make things complicated, we just get the job done”  “Some of our clients have been with us for over a decade, utilising the full range of our printing services”. “We think of ourselves as a department of our client’s businesses, not just a supplier, delivering any kind of print promotion or campaign that they require”. With the printing industry and marketing landscape changing drastically over the past two decades, it has been CMD Print Solutions’ willingness to evolve over time which has allowed them to be in the position they are today.  “We are still a family owned and operated company and we will continue to offer new, innovative solutions to our customers business needs”. <ENDS>   Australian Academy of Media launches Teach Journalism in Bhutan program 2019-07-06T07:34:25Z australian-academy-of-media-launches-teach-journalism-in-bhutan-program The Australian Academy of Media is seeking journalists and mass communication industry professionals to volunteer as teachers in idyllic Bhutan, commencing as early as September 2019.   For a period of 4 short weeks, volunteers will help students at the Bhutan Media and Communications Institute (BMCI) develop their journalism and mass communications skills, as part of a 12-month long Diploma of Journalism program.   Australian and New Zealand professionals with minimum 5 years experience in journalism and mass communications, in areas such as: news identification; journalism for social media, writing and interviewing for media; and media and philosophy, are encouraged to apply.   The Asian Institute of Journalism and Communications developed the course modules for BMCI based on UNESCO’s Journalism Curricula.   Volunteers’ knowledge and expertise in working in a ‘western’ context and applying that knowledge alongside the course modules for the benefit of BMCI’s students will be the focus of the engagement.   Expressions of interest can be made at   CEO at The Australian Academy of Media, Jemima McGilvery said:   “It’s an absolute delight to, together with the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communications, facilitate media and communications learning opportunities for Bhutanese students in partnership with the Bhutan Media and Communications Institute (BMCI).   “I can think of no better way to help advance Bhutan’s media industry than to spend 4 weeks training the next generation of Bhutan’s media professionals at the BMCI. It will no doubt be an unforgettable, career-defining experience for all volunteers.   “It’s this sort of volunteer program that allows us at The Australian Academy of Media to demonstrate our organisation’s values, and not just talk about them. This is incredibly important for us, as we continue to build our educational and training capabilities to help advance Australia’s own media and creative arts industry”.   Pushpa Chhetri, Co-founder and Director at the Bhutan Media and Communications Institute said:   “We have been working with the teams at The Australian Academy of Media and the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communications for more than 18-months now to launch Bhutan’s first ever Diploma in Journalism.   “We are really looking forward to hosting industry professionals from Australia and New Zealand who will no doubt have so much to offer students studying journalism at our institute, for the benefit of our developing media industry”   Mrs Catherine Harris AO, PSM, FAICD, Honorary Consul General for Bhutan in Australia said:   Bhutan is a Buddhist country so there is a distinct lack of materialism and consumerism.   While I respect this, as Bhutan grows and education increases, new jobs have to be found and this is the biggest issue facing Bhutan. It’s especially an issue for the cities where young people migrate to off their parent’s subsistence-based farms.      For anyone considering this program, taking a trip to Bhutan makes you realise how beautiful life can be when one focuses on the important things in life, not the material things.   You may think Bhutan is a poor, underdeveloped country, but once there you find yourself emerged in a land of beauty, wisdom, peace, and in a place with a lack of hurry. It’s the absolute perfect escape!   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ENDS The next generation of Micro-Needling launches 2019-07-04T22:34:10Z the-next-generation-of-micro-needling-launches Introducing EXCEED – the next generation of Micro-Needling launches Increasing natural collagen formation and improving acne scarring, fine lines & wrinkles Media Release - 3 July 2019 The next generation of Collagen Induction Therapy is here! derma aesthetics, distributors of dermaviduals, has launched the new and highly anticipated 'EXCEED' medical micro-needling device in Australia and New Zealand. The company has received hundreds of salon enquiries about the device since announcing it was ‘Coming Soon’ in mid-May. Reika Roberts, Co-Founder of derma aesthetics says, “We have been very excited to launch this new device as EXCEED is a real game changer for Collagen Induction Therapy. The German technology and engineering runs at a low vibration and the needle precision with a tilting needle plate adapts to the surface of the skin to ensure perpendicular needle penetration. Our new device is amazing and everyone will love it, we can’t wait to see it take off across Australasia.” The EXCEED requires minimal downtime with a short regeneration phase, and addresses: 1. Skin regeneration 2. Increases natural collagen formation 3. Minimises fine lines and wrinkles 4. Improves the appearance of acne scarring 5. Reduces pore size & improves skin texture Key features of the new EXCEED medical micro-needling device: 1. German technology and engineering! 2. Runs at a low vibration and is super quiet while running 3. Consistent power supply to ensure superior results 4. Needle precision with a tilting needle plate that adapts to the surface of the skin to ensure perpendicular needle penetration and minimal epidermal trauma 5. Exclusive and patented microneedle cartridges 6. Adjustable speed on the digital display 7. Corded to ensure consistent speed 8. Operated at a frequency of up to 150 micro channels per second The new EXCEED micro-needling device is sterile and has safety membranes to prevent the back flow of liquids and to ensure there's no risk of contamination to the hand piece. EXCEED has gained the highest level of approval available worldwide. The device has been approved with the FDA and listed with the TGA as a class 2B medical device in Australia and is Medsafe listed in New Zealand. About derma aesthetics derma aesthetics is the distributor of dermaviduals in Australia and New Zealand, founded by Reika Roberts and Simone Vescio. One of derma aesthetics main tenets is the fundamental importance of education. The company is proud to distribute dermaviduals to over 170 clinics across Australia and over 70 in New Zealand. The dermaviduals range includes cleansers, serums, face and body moisturisers, and bespoke mineral makeup. @dermaviduals #dermaviduals For further information, images or to set up an interview, please contact: Rachel King – or 02 9571 4448 Sqware Peg rebrands to Simplus following successful integration 2019-07-03T01:37:58Z sqware-peg-rebrands-to-simplus-following-successful-integration SYDNEY, 3 July, 2019 – Less than five months after announcing its first international acquisition of Australian Salesforce partner Sqware Peg, Simplus is launching new innovative solutions and enhanced capabilities to Australian customers under the unified Simplus brand.   From today Simplus will be sunsetting the legacy Sqware Peg brand to be fully integrated and rebranded to Simplus. Simplus will now offer another level of Salesforce resource to the Australian market, beyond the already established cross-cloud capabilities and local industry expertise acquired through Sqware Peg.   “We had a goal to fast-track the integration process to minimise disruption to our team and bring new Salesforce capabilities to the Asia-Pacific market in under six months,” said Reid Meldrum, Managing Director of Simplus Australia.   The Sqware Peg acquisition, announced on 1 February 2019, was Simplus’ sixth Salesforce consulting partner acquisition since 2016, and it’s first as part of Simplus’ global expansion plans.   “Due to the cultural alignment between the two organisations and shared vision to be a global contender, the integration process has been Simplus’ most seamless and successful acquisition to date,” said Meldrum.   Simplus’ services in Australia now include quote-to-cash solutions leveraging the company’s expertise in Configure, Price, Quote (Salesforce CPQ), billing, and Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM). Salesforce CPQ is highly relevant to the healthcare, manufacturing and technology sectors.   In addition, new Simplus services including Salesforce Managed Services, Transformation Advisory, Change Management and User Adoption, have all had immediate traction with clients who are realising value beyond Salesforce’s core implementation services.   “Simplus Global has invested heavily in knowledge transfer and upskilling of the Australian team by leveraging our team in the Philippines and relocating several CPQ experts from the US to support demand and growth in Australia. As such, we expect to be quickly established as the leading CPQ expert in this market,” said Libby Adams, Deputy Managing Director, Simplus Australia.   Simplus has nearly 200 employees in Asia Pacific and expects this to double in the coming years to meet the demands of Salesforce growth in Asia Pacific. Globally, Simplus has over 500 Salesforce experts and growth is expected to continue worldwide.   “The transition from two separate companies to one company under the brand Simplus has been seamless due to strong cultural alignment and consistent support from the Simplus US team in integrating expertise into the Asia Pacific operations. I am thankful for the opportunity I had almost four years ago to lead Sqware Peg and look forward to continuing to grow the Simplus business in Australia with our amazing team of consultants” said Meldrum.   For more information, please contact (02) 9299 9001 or email Salesforce is among the trademarks of, Inc.   Salesforce, Salesforce CPQ, and others are trademarks of, inc. ABOUT SIMPLUS Simplus is a Platinum Salesforce Partner and the industry leader in Quote-to-Cash implementations, providing enterprise-wide digital transformation through advisory, implementation, change management, and managed services. Guided by the mantra, “success simplified,” we use leading cloud solutions to help companies establish profitable growth, operational efficiency, and an integrated customer experience. With more than 4500 projects and a customer satisfaction rating in the top 1% of all Salesforce partners, Simplus helps companies improve, innovate, and grow. For more information about Simplus, please visit Why Documentaries seeks Celebrities for new Multicultural project 2019-07-02T23:16:06Z why-documentaries-seeks-celebrities-for-new-multicultural-project The project U and Me tells the stories of ordinary Australians with sometimes extraordinary friendships. Mostly friendships between people from different cultural backgrounds, the aim of the online series is to showcase tolerance, our positive multicultural Australia and provide a reference point that normalises these friendships that occur everywhere but are rarely highlighted in the media. A UN Human Rights Award finalist, the next series of 6 short films will work with refugees to the Illawarra to tell more stories. The aim is to work with celebrities and we urge celebrities interested in telling great stories to come forward. and view stories here