The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-03-26T00:37:12Z TURON GATES NSW LAUNCHES NEW GLAMPING STYLE BUSH RETREAT EVENT SPACE 2019-03-26T00:37:12Z turon-gates-nsw-launches-new-glamping-style-bush-retreat-event-space March 2019: Leading NSW eco-bush retreat, Turon Gates, now has The Pavilion – a large 150 square metre glamping tent that accommodates up to 100 seated or 120 standing guests. Just 3 hours’ drive from Sydney, in an idyllic bush location with an expansive deck overlooking the trout stream that runs through Turon Gates’ 6000-acre property, it is a unique venue for offsite corporate meetings, leadership workshops and wellness/yoga/artistic retreats.   The Pavilion has a cool neutral-toned teak and canvas interior, wood floors and is fully insulated with window coverings that roll up to make the most of the views and Blue Mountains breeze. With gas heating for the cooler months, it can be booked all year round.   At night, the magical lighting creates a glow over the surrounding bushland - just perfect for a party, buffet or luxurious sit-down dinner. Get the party going with a local band or DJ, or for a more relaxed vibe, gather around a campfire under a million stars.   Small event groups can stay in the six luxurious riverside glamping tents (each with its own king-sized bed and lounge area, contemporary bathroom, kitchenette with Nespresso coffee machine and Danish wood burner stove) or larger groups in cosy log cabins, which sleep up to eight and are particularly good value with prices starting from just $89 per head per night for share accommodation and include use of the event space for groups. There is total flexibility with sleep over numbers, from intimate to expansive. Up to 36 guests can be accommodated in private sleeping arrangements with shared or private bathroom and 93 beds are available total if guests are happy to share a room. There is also plenty of space to make a lot or a little noise. Turon Gates sleeps a total of 123 guests for weddings & party groups. Turon Gates is self-catering and a wide range of local caterers are available to prepare a feast of your choice and budget.   The Turon Team are full of great ideas of how to create a magical and memorable occasion and have an exquisite back drop to work with.   A beautiful place in the in the wild for grown-ups.   Kirsten Lunoe says the unique venue will appeal to innovators and creatives as well as corporates wanting a complete team rejuvenation and team building experience.   “Getting out into the bush is a fantastic way to clear your mind, recharge and encourage creative thinking. We hope that start-ups and corporates, as well as those looking for a peaceful space to host a wellness, yoga or artistic retreat, will love our new glamping Pavilion. It’s a great place for people to gather, connect and share ideas, and our range of accommodation and activities including bush trail walking and horse riding. We can now offer larger groups the opportunity to get together for a true time out experience that’s within easy reach of Sydney. Corporates will enjoy the advantages of educational and experience activities on offer including nutrition, meditation, fitness, yoga and pilates sessions as well as bush tucker and bush survival.   Turon Gates is also available as a location for film, video and photographic shoots.   Wi-Fi is available at the Pavilion tent and around the glamping site. Groups seeking more of an unplugged experience will enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Turon Gates log cabins.   For more information about group stays at Turon Gates including availability, accommodation options and prices: https://www.turongates.com/functions-weddings-locationservices   For further information – Please contact Tracey Leitch – Impressions PR – +61 415 290023 tracey@impressionsmc.com.au   Petbarn and Greencross Vets appoint True Syd. as their social media partner 2019-03-25T21:56:39Z petbarn-and-greencross-vets-appoint-true-syd-as-their-social-media-partner Content-focused, results-obsessed ad agency True Syd. has been appointed to the Petbarn and Greencross Vets social media businesses. Petbarn and Greencross Vets are part of Greencross Limited, Australia’s leading specialist retailer of pet food, pet-related products, and pet accessories. They also operate Australia’s largest veterinary services business.   True Syd., having previously worked with Petbarn on seasonal campaigns, went to the brand with a bold, proactive request: let us help make you a world-class social media brand.   True’s remit includes all social strategy across both Petbarn and Greencross Vets, content creation and implementation across Facebook and Instagram, community management, social listening, reporting, and social media training across both businesses.   Sean Szeps, True's Head of Social & Strategy, said: “It's very rare that you come across a brand with such a passionate, engaged community. It made our job quite simple. We just needed to react more, engage with equal enthusiasm and amplify consumer stories in the right places at the right times. This would naturally elevate the brand from simply being an online marketer, to becoming a community leader.”   This social strategy, which puts Petbarn and Greencross Vets consumers at the centre of their brand’s marketing efforts, couldn't have come at a more perfect time. Petbarn just announced a new brand positioning of ‘Putting more care in pet care’.   Sumeena Parimu, General Manager, Marketing, said: “Petbarn and Greencross Vets are innovators with a new brand message in market, so it's important that our efforts across all platforms, especially on social media, reflect that. True knows how to tell powerful stories on platforms that we know our consumers are on.”    “We’re leveraging creative formats like Stories and Livestreams to bring our messages to life in the most innovative, relevant manner. If Petbarn’s consumers use these formats daily, then we should too,” added Szeps.  Eric Stephens, CEO of True Syd. said: “Petbarn has been a partner of True’s for several years now on many projects, with social and digital a big part of that. We’re really thrilled to help Petbarn and Greencross with their social and content business.”   Sean Szeps finished with, “Pets are more important to their owners than ever before, with 65% of them posting about their pets on social media twice a week on average. We can't ignore stats like this. We have to not only be present on social platforms, but we need to be active participants who respond quickly with personalised messaging. This will not only help to positively shape consumers’ perception of the brand, but drive business results and continued loyalty."   True Syd. has grown its social offering exponentially, adding the Hydralyte, Pladis and Zeus Street Greek businesses to their retained roster in the past year. Winning Winter Warmers for 2019 2019-03-25T02:38:26Z winning-winter-warmers-for-2019 Winning Winter Warmers for 2019 Media Release - March 2019 Once again, the time of year has come around where we unpack our winter coats and layer up! The temperature begins to drop and we start looking for new and creative ways to stay warm without sacrificing comfort or lifestyle. Stay warm this winter with winter warmers from McGloins Supertex that will have you winning this frosty season. Nick Barnes, CEO of McGloins Supertex say “After the crazy weather we all witnessed over the summer, there is no question we are in for an intense winter. Don’t leave yourself out in the cold. Make sure you are prepared for this winter season.” Top 4 Winter Essentials 2019: TAAV VaporPRO RRP $69.95 Stockist: Chemist Warehouse, Selected Pharmacies or www.mstx.com.au The VaporPRO uses natural steam therapy and latest technology, designed to relieve nasal congestion. With a range of safety features including double wall insulation, a safety night light and auto-cut you, can feel safe leaving it on through the night. TAAV ThermoPRO Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer RRP $89.95 Stockist: Selected Pharmacies or www.mstx.com.au This handy gadget can measure foreheads, room and surface temperatures. With a simple, easy to read backlit screen, the thermometer operates uses a traffic light system to indicate normal and fever temperatures. The non-contact design makes it completely non-invasive and a hygienic solution to taking temperatures. HOTPOD RRP $39.95 Stockist: Chemist Warehouse, Selected Pharmacies or www.mstx.com.au Dubbed the next generation hot water bottle, the HOTPOD is an electric heat pack, designed with safety and convenience in mind. As well as keeping you warm, the HOTPOD is amazing for pain relief on the stomach, back and shoulders. Archline Slippers RRP $59.95 Stockist: Selected Pharmacies or www.mstx.com.au Archline slippers are orthopaedic and podiatrist recommended. Available in two colours (Grey Marle and Charcoal Marle) both closed and slip on styles are created with a built-in orthotic footbed which is formulated to be perfectly supportive and therapeutic. These winter essentials are all available now. Destination Cocktails Inspired by JURA ENA 8 2019-03-25T02:05:05Z destination-cocktails-inspired-by-jura-ena-8 Blurring the line between cocktails and coffee Media Release - March 2019 To celebrate the launch of JURA’s new fully automatic household coffee machine, ENA 8, JURA has released four cocktail recipes inspired by all four styles, or “destinations”. The new line has been created with the intention of taking you on a journey, and there is a design to suit all personalities. More than just coffee, the new ENA 8 is the perfect coffee extension for all your mixology needs. There are four styles or “destinations” available in JURA’s ENA 8 range, including Massive Aluminium, Nordic White, Metropolitan Black and Sunset Red. Metropolitan Black RRP $1,899 – Inspired by the hustle and bustle of city life with vibrant cafes, boutiques and bright neon lights illuminating the dark night sky. Think artificial office lights, or sleek white kitchens in contrast with the metropolitan black ENA 8. Nordic White RRP $1,899 – Think purity and clarity in the snow swept mountains. Take a step away from the world of colour and explore the vast land beyond with the Nordic White ENA 8. Sunset Red RRP $1,899 – With clay roof tiles and the warm light of the evening sun beaming through the window, experience the red earth through the sunset red ENA 8. Massive Aluminium RRP $2,699 – Combines traditional craftmanship with state-of-the-art product technology to create the world's first coffee machine totally encased in solid aluminium adding 1.9kgs to the overall weight of the machine. Four easy to make cocktails you can make in the comfort of your own home: Massive Aluminium Cocktail 30ml Bombay Sapphire Gin 20ml Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth 2 dash Orange Bitters *Cocktail inspired by Massive Aluminium design elements. Stir over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. Nordic White Cocktail 30ml freshly ground JURA espresso 30ml 42 Below Vodka 60ml Vanilla infused coconut milk Build the liquor over ice and top with coconut milk. Metropolitan Black Cocktail 30ml freshly ground JURA espresso 30ml 42 Below Vodka 30ml Mr Black Coffee Liqueur Shake vigorously with ice and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Sunset Red Cocktail 30ml 42 Vodka 30ml Cranberry Juice 15ml Solerno Blood Orange 10ml Lime juice *Cocktail inspired by Sunset Red design elements. Shake with ice and double staring into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a sliver of burnt orange zest. JURA ENA 8 is available now online at www.au.jura.com, selected electrical retailers, department stores and independent and specialty outlets. 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. For more information, imagery, or to trial a JURA coffee machine, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King – 02 9571 4448 – rachel@360pr.com.au Space Bag your way to happiness 2019-03-25T01:42:31Z space-bag-your-way-to-happiness With the queen of organisation Marie Kondo sweeping the world by storm with her simple tidying tips, there’s no better time than now to re-arrange your belongings, stash away your summer wardrobe and last season’s home styling items. Space Bag offers the ultimate solution to improving your storage space and making your home look neat and organized, while also protecting your belongings. Nick Barnes, Director of McGloins-Supertex Distributors of Space Bag, says, “Autumn is a great time to tidy up your home before the cooler winter weather sets in. Marie Kondo has shown everyone that organising your home doesn’t have to be a painful and tedious process and we completely agree. Space Bag will be your new best friend!” Key benefits of Space Bags include: Compress and organise your belongings with ease and speed Keep contents airtight, waterproof and protect against insects, dirt, mildew and odours Outer tote layer: handles and inside straps Inner vacuum bags feature double zip is made from durable multi-layer, polymer film New and fast cap-free dome valve Stackable, reusable and folds flat when not in use There is a wide variety of packs available in the Space Bag range, including: Spacesave Combo 12 Bag Set. includes 9 vacuum-seal bags and 3 roll-up bags. RRP $69.95 Organiser Combo 4 Bag Set. Includes 2 Large Bags and 2 Medium Bags with vacuum seals. RRP $30.95. 2 Cube Bag Set. Includes 1 Extra Large Bag and 1 Large Bag with vacuum seals. RRP $30.95. 1 Hanging Bag. Vacuum seal. RRP $22.45. 1 Jumbo Bag. Vacuum seal. RRP $23.95 1 Extra Large Bag. Vacuum seal. RRP $19.45. 2 Large Bags. Vacuum seals. RRP $23.95 1x Medium Bag. Vacuum seal. RRP $13.45. 4 Travel Bags. Includes 2 large and 2 medium roll-up bags. RRP $32.45 2 Travel Bags. Includes 1 large and 1 medium roll-up bags. RRP $19.45. Space Bag is available now at Big W, Harris Scarfe & Howards Storage World nationwide or online at www.mcgloins-supertex.com.au Digivizer and the University of Newcastle announce collaboration to support the next generation of PR practitioners 2019-03-25T00:47:46Z digivizer-and-the-university-of-newcastle-announce-collaboration-to-support-the-next-generation-of-pr-practitioners Sydney, 25 March 2019 - Digivizer and the University of Newcastle have announced a collaboration that will see students taking the Public Relations Strategy Course use Digivizer’s digital marketing platform. The course is part of the Bachelor of Communications program offered by the School of Creative Industries. Students will use Digivizer to learn about the effectiveness of communications content, messages and strategy for a number of  real-world clients based in the NSW Hunter Valley region. The collaboration is part of Digivizer’s strategy to link with business schools, independent training organizations and universities offering digital marketing and communications courses, investing in the next generation of digital marketers. Digivizer is offering free, limited-time access to its social and digital analytics SaaS platform, which allows anyone to easily connect their channels, and understand what is happening across their social and search owned, earned and paid media programs. They can understand and track hashtags and influencer content, increasingly part of businesses’ communications strategies, and measure the effectiveness of any paid media campaigns, all in one platform. Head of School of Creative Industries, Professor Paul Egglestone, said: “We’re totally committed to delivering  real-world learning experiences for our students, and our growing network of industry partners - like Digivizer - are an essential part of that mix. Creating enterprising and entrepreneurial graduates with skills that will propel them and their prospective employers into the digital future is an exciting thing for all of us to be doing here at the University of Newcastle.” Andrea Cassin, Lecturer in Communication, is excited about the opportunity to teach students social media analytics using Digivizer: “The communication environment is evolving rapidly, making real-time access to social media statistics paramount for marketing and public relations professionals. Digivizer will allow students to monitor, measure and evaluate clients’ social media content more effectively, so they can learn how strategic responses play out in practice.” Emma Lo Russo, CEO and co-founder of Digivizer, said: “These students are the PR and marketing communications professionals of tomorrow. We’re providing them with access to real-time insights and analytics into paid, owned and earned media that will give them real-world context to what they learn in class. “Public relations now has to work alongside many other forms of communication, including paid advertising, and must work harder at understanding what messages are resonating with whom. “With so many journalists moving from mainstream media into freelance roles, and with anyone able to report, share, engage and influence others on how to view brands, often based on personal experiences, it requires an understanding in real-time of which messages and content are working, and with whom, to be successful. Add the fact that social platforms also require advertising spend to reach new audiences, and it becomes even more important to help the communications professionals of tomorrow understand the different roles of different media. “Making better strategic decisions about engagement, influence and communications strategy, has to become part of a PR professional’s armoury. As an industry, PR often still struggles to present performance in ways businesses care about. Now, that’s possible - and affordable. “Our mission has always been to help businesses of any size get more from their digital marketing investment. This is an investment by us in the next generation of digital marketers, giving them new insights into their digital futures and into the power of digital marketing as it relates to brand, customer engagement and conversion.” Students wishing to consider the PR Strategy course at the University of Newcastle should go to https://www.newcastle.edu.au/course/CMNS3530. The program is offered at the University’s Newcastle and Singapore campuses. For more information on Digivizer or to create a 30 day free trial, go to https://digivizer.com/. ENDS About Digivizer Digivizer was founded in 2010. Digivizer helps businesses understand and get more from their digital investment across social and search.  Digivizer’s platform allows businesses to measure their digital performance across owned, earned and paid media and to easily identify what is working for them. Digivizer offers a range of plans that scale depending on the number of users, the number of connected account paid and search accounts, and the number of influencer and hashtags being tracked. The Digivizer Starter Plan costs US$89 per month, with all plans offering 30 days of data across all paid, owned and earned, and the first 30 days free. Digivizer is an ad. and development partner to the major social and search platforms including Facebook (incorporating Instagram), Twitter, LinkedIn and Google (incorporating YouTube). Go to digivizer.com. ENDS Digivizer is at: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Digivizer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Digivizer LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/company/digivizer Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Digivizer Web: www.digivizer.com For more information:  Alan Smith, Head of Strategic Business Communications, Digivizer. Phone: +61 404 432 700. Email: alan.smith@digivizer.com. Twitter: @alansmithoz. Running Boards Grows Events and Activation Arm with Increased Demand for Interactive Out of Home 2019-03-22T07:19:43Z running-boards-grows-events-and-activation-arm-with-increased-demand-for-interactive-out-of-home National out of home media provider, Running Boards, has announced the expansion of its digital offering, taking aim at the event and activations industry in response to an increase in market demand for innovative and interactive activations. With a stable of high-quality digital screens and mobile billboards stationed throughout Australia, Running Boards is leading the changing face of the out of home advertising space, providing companies and media agencies with new ways for customers to interact with their brands. Running Boards Managing Director Charles Tremlett says the ongoing expansion into events and activations continues to evolve as digital technology improves and becomes more accessible. “There is a growing demand for increased creative avenues for brands to interact with potential customers in today’s advertising environment,” says Mr. Tremlett.  “Running Boards is successfully rising to that challenge by instigating bright, colourful, high-definition avenues for clients to engage with a captivated audience outdoors. We are giving brands clever options and we are giving creative agencies a vehicle to do wonderful things.” Since launching the digital component of the company five years’ ago, Running Boards has experienced rapid digital growth with its most recent expansion of interactive billboards and activations taking place in Queensland. “As a national company we want to offer a uniform service across Australia. Queensland was identified as a growth area especially in the event and activation segment of our business.  To accommodate this demand, we increased our inventory by 200 per cent to provide a full suite of digital services in the sunshine state.” Running Boards have worked with many of Australia’s leading brands such as Telstra and Toyota and on iconic events including The Commonwealth Games, Melbourne Food & Wine Festival and the Carlton Draught AFL Grand Final.   In Queensland, the company has recently aligned with the music industry, partnering with the Queensland Music Awards to support growth in Queensland.   “We are excited to be blurring the lines between activations and advertising. From working with Toyota to custom build a three-metre tall gold money box mobile billboard to raise funds for Australian athletes to live streaming the Australian Open for Pimms’ Strawberries and Cream activation in Melbourne’s Federation Square.” Running Boards has outdoor digital screens and mobile billboards in all major cities in Australia. For more information, visit www.runningboards.com.au. For more media information please contact Karleigh Pearson at Ruby Communications on 0478 098 600 or email on karleigh@weareruby.com.au 4 Reasons Good Web Design Matters 2019-03-19T22:20:45Z 4-reasons-good-web-design-matters When it comes to good web design, first impressions count! When looking for a product or service online, individuals are always going to look for the best option, it’s just human nature – we all want the best deal available. They’ll consider reputation, price, word of mouth, and how your business is presented. Good web design helps you establish this trust with clients and customers. You’re going to be compared to your competition (which you will be, let’s face it) having a good website is a must to capture the trust of the user within those vital few seconds of landing on your site. Still not convinced? We have put together 4 top reasons good web design matters. 1. It builds your credibility Within seconds of seeing a website, a visitor will be able to decide whether or not they trust your business – like it or not. Different visual cues play a role in this decision. Visitors will decide whether or not you’re credible based on: Quality of images Font and colour schemes Ease of navigation and links Usability Website copy Overall design and layout If you’re ticking all the boxes, you’ll leave no doubt in your visitors’ minds that you’re a company they can trust. This will give you an edge over your competition. You can read the remaining 3 reasons on our website: Click Here The 4 Marketing Tactics Every Fitness Guru Should Know 2019-03-19T22:19:59Z the-4-marketing-tactics-every-fitness-guru-should-know Digital marketing for fitness businesses and personal trainers Digital marketing is one of the most effective tools for small businesses but figuring out how to get started can feel daunting. Different sources will recommend different tactics, and with all the options it’s hard to know what digital marketing tools you should start with. We have outlined four easy digital marketing tactics specifically aimed to help fitness professionals. 1. Make fitness videos Instructional workout videos make for great promotional materials. Since you already spend your days teaching others how to reach their fitness goals, this option is a no brainer. You can post these videos on your website, social media pages, or even create a YouTube channel. Many fitness gurus have found success by making workout videos available on a variety of platforms. Everyone loves being able to search for a workout video and exercise from home. Creating fitness videos provides potential clients with a valuable resource that will pique their interest. To learn more about the other 3 marketing tactics, please visit our website. Click Here VIVID SYDNEY 2019 ENTERS A NEW DECADE OF INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY 2019-03-19T03:34:52Z vivid-sydney-2019-enters-a-new-decade-of-innovation-and-creativity MEDIA RELEASE: 11.30am, Tuesday 19 March, 2019 VIVID SYDNEY 2019 ENTERS A NEW DECADE OF INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY ARGYLE CUT IN THE ROCKS RETURNS WITH PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS, CAMPBELLS COVE AND HICKSON ROAD RESERVE REJOIN LIGHT WALK, GAME CHANGERS SPIKE LEE AND ESTHER PEREL HEADLINE VIVID IDEAS PLUS THE CURE, RÜFÜS DU SOL, FKA TWIGS & UNDERWORLD ROCK VIVID MUSIC. 2019 PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO CONTENT AND IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE AT:www.vividsydney.com/media-centre Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere, will ignite the Harbour City this winter from Friday 24 May to Saturday 15 June 2019 as it enters a new decade of innovation and creativity with an inspiring and star-studded program of events. Destination NSW CEO and Executive Producer - Vivid Sydney, Sandra Chipchase said, “Australia’s most loved and awarded festival, now in its eleventh year, will bring together light artists, music makers and brilliant minds to showcase Sydney as the creative industries hub of the Asia-Pacific. “This year’s Vivid Sydney program is bold, exciting and diverse, offering something for everyone so I encourage those who want to experience this unmissable event to start planning their trip now.” Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, and in 2018 attracted 2.25 million attendees, delivering $172.9 million in visitor expenditure into the NSW economy. “I am proud to say our marketing activities saw a record 185,887 travel packages sold to domestic and international visitors for Vivid 2018 - an increase of 37 per cent over the previous year. Vivid Sydney is a must-attend event for travellers and motivates people to visit Sydney and beyond,” Ms Chipchase said. “It doesn’t matter your age or interests, whether it is your first time to Sydney or if you are a local - Vivid Sydney has universal appeal. The Vivid Sydney 2019 program offers inclusive and accessible installations, events and experiences that you can enjoy for one evening or over 23 nights.” Ms Chipchase also announced the inaugural Vivid School for High School students in years 9-12 to assist students to learn more about the creative processes involved in imagining, designing and delivering light-based artworks for this huge global event. “This initiative will enable students and their teachers to meet the professionals behind Vivid Sydney’s iconic building projections and light walk installations, and to hear from artists, designers and technicians about their career paths and how they harnessed opportunities to build their skills for future projects and employment,” Ms Chipchase said. VIVID LIGHT This year’s Light Walk sees over 50 radiant works curated into the largest outdoor gallery of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, stretching for more than three kilometres. In a partnership first, Academy-Award winning Pixar Animation Studios will illuminate Sydney’s heritage-listed Argyle Cut in The Rocks with a creative light projection that will delight visitors of all ages as they are transported through a visual feast of behind-the- scenes artwork and the evolution of iconic animation. The return of the Argyle Cut to the Vivid Light program will be a huge drawcard for festival goers featuring the captivating characters of Pixar films, including the beloved duo of Woody and Buzz Lightyear. For this year’s eagerly anticipated Lighting of the Sails, Los Angeles-based Chinese American artist-filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang presents Austral Flora Ballet. This hypnotic tribute to Australia’s exquisite native plants and flowers incorporates a dancer’s movements in response to the sensuous arcs of the Sydney Opera House’s silhouette. Visitors can once again weave their way through the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney for close encounters with illuminated artworks that reflect and refract both light and nature. Glowing, darting, hovering above the ground, Firefly Field is a mesmerising installation of 500 flying light points that simulate the aerial ballet of these tiny nocturnal lampyridae. Viewers are encouraged to look beyond the night sky and wonder what secrets lie beyond the stars throughKA3323, a retro-futuristic satellite dish overgrown with alien plant matter that has mysteriously landed in the Botanic Garden. While at I Hear You (But Do You Hear Me?), an array of LED light poles generates a space between two people with their voices starting a conversation of light and sound, questioning inequality in the digital era. Across the Quay, the imposing art-deco façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia will be transformed by award-winning Australian-Columbian artist Claudia Nicholson who, together with light veterans Spinifex Group, reimagine her vibrant artworks into Let Me Down, an animated cycle of creation, destruction and regeneration underscored by the cool and contemporary sounds of Lonelyspeck. Next door, in addition to an incredible experience at Foundation Hall, Samsung Electronics Australia will create a once in a lifetime experience at First Fleet Park using some of the most exciting features of the Galaxy S10 to reimagine how you see Vivid Sydney. Watch your chips! in The Rocks examines the collective behaviour of birds, mimicking the way gulls sometimes harass humans for food scraps while Nostalgia Above connects the romance of nature to data-driven climate technology, creating a virtual barometer that forecasts rain and thunderstorms, clear or gloomy skies. Campbells Cove is back with Ballerina, an eternal dance solo that shimmers along the harbour’s edge as if in a dream, while Let it Snow makes it seem that giant snowflakes have landed at Hickson Road Reserve offering great views from the water. Celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages, the southern pylon of Sydney Harbour Bridge is set to come to life with Eora: Broken Spear curated by Rhoda Roberts AO with projection design by The Electric Canvas. This powerful work reminds us to reflect, to call country, to read country and listen to country. The façade of Customs House is once again transformed to become an aquatic wonderland in Under the Harbour by Spinifex Group, sure to delight children and adults alike. The watery world with neon sea creatures, botanical wonderlands, and unclassified oddities will provide a playful and exquisite escape into an extraordinary underwater fantasy certain to inspire audiences and deepen the appreciation of Sydney’s aquatic haven. VIVID SYDNEY PRECINCTS Popular precincts Taronga Zoo, Darling Harbour, Chatswood, Barangaroo and Luna Park also light up in 2019. On the north shore, festival favourite Taronga Zoo’s Lights for the Wild adds to its illuminated trail of interactive lanterns featuring endangered species. Joining the star-spangled Asian Elephant, a family of glowing Silverback Gorillas, the iridescent Marine Turtle and the Weedy Sea Dragon, is the Sumatran Tiger Cubs marking the birth of three new tiger cubs and highlighting the Zoo’s commitment to conservation. In its second year, the ever-grinning Luna Park Sydney dazzles again after dark. This year adrenaline seekers can get airborne in the new family thriller Volaré studded with thousands of LED lights which perfectly complements the light-laced iconic Ferris Wheel. Vivid Sydney at Chatswood, a family favourite, is set to radiate with peace and harmony. The Concourse will shine with Co-existence, a large-scale projection work by Hungarian artist collective Limelight while music fans can catch shows by Vince Jones and Lisa Fischer as well as performances by the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra. Vivid Ideas weighs in with a festival/conference for girl gamers and free sessions on clean beauty, fit- tech and wellness. Barangaroo offers a feast for the senses with Exchange Place set to become a wondrous Winter Camp each night with the glowing six-metre tall spirit Marri Dyin (Great Woman) visiting Thursdays to Sundays. Visitors are invited to join her to hunt and gather through illuminated bushlands and enjoy light-inspired fare at all price-points from over 40 restaurants, bars and cafes. At Darling Harbour, Robot SPACELand imagines a not-too-distant future where a new civilisation rises from our post-industrial debris. This is where you will get to meet mind- boggling electro-automotive super-bots that have been sent to sow the seeds of a brighter, greener tomorrow. Vivid Sydney’s inclusive playground Tumbalong Lights is back with the support of Access and Inclusion partner Cushman & Wakefield. Inspired by the next frontier, playSPACE will bring together super-scale installations that give intrepid explorers an opportunity to walk Under the Milky Sky, play with Spaceballs, and share different perspectives with See What I See. Low-sensory sessions will be catered for too. VIVID IDEAS Vivid Ideas brings to Sydney 23 days and nights of talks, hands-on workshops and industry- shaping forums delving into the meaning of love, loneliness and belonging in our fast-paced, ever-connected lives. This year’s Game Changers challenge assumptions on race and relationships. Hollywood trailblazer Spike Lee opens up about his personal politics, story-craft and tips for making movies that matter, while iconic psychotherapist and creator of the wildly popular podcast Where Should We Begin? Esther Perel investigates modern love in the digital age and looks at the ways relationships are being affected by technology. The New Horizons series tunes into signals from the future. Highlights include Future of Sex researcher and podcast creator Bryony Cole charting the frontiers of sextech, Marc Fennell exploring loneliness and how and why many people in Japan feel overworked and undersexed, and Eileen Ormsby shines a chilling light into the dark underbelly of the web. Scientists and researchers from UTS, the ABC and CSIRO will also shed light on what’s coming next in AI and ethics, space exploration and more. In The Mark Colvin Conversation: Net Worth, Pulitzer prize winner author Sebastian Smee, psychologistJocelyn Brewer and artist and author Holly Throsby look at the value of an ‘inner life’ and ask what price we’ll pay for our constant digital distraction. Vivid Art After Hours returns to the Art Galley of NSW for free Wednesday evenings that combine art activities, live music and talks by creative thinkers addressing issues of belonging - including comedian and ‘bad Buddhist’ Meshel Laurie, rapper, poet and author Omar Musa and artist Abdul Abdullah in conversation about cultural identity, and the team behind the hit ABC TV show You Can’t Say That celebrating social diversity. Citizens of the World workshops and other how-to sessions will unlock essential skills for living a more creative, better informed and fulfilled life and Semi Permanent returns with a jam-packed program of design goodness featuring vice president of design for Uber, Michael Gough and other luminaries. The Vivid Ideas Exchange will once again reside on Level 6 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia with 23 days of stimulating talks and skill sharpening workshops including future-facing industry forums, deep-dive conferences, panels and showcases where we brighten up your perspectives and challenge your ideas. VIVID MUSIC Vivid Sydney spotlights the city’s live music culture by both bringing in influential overseas acts and placing a firm focus on local talent, this year’s line-up is set to impress. Dynamic electronic act RÜFÜS DU SOL and genre-bending popstar FKA Twigs headline this year’sCarriageworks program while the warehouse party of the year, Curve Ball curated by Fuzzy Events returns featuring Hayden James, Touch Sensitive and Mallrat. The City Recital Hall presents four musically diverse highlights including Australian music legend Paul Kelly and leading Australian composer James Ledger performing thirteen new songs and soundscapes inspired by birds, pop-darling Kate Miller-Heidke, internationally acclaimed pianists ZOFO and Concertos on Fire. Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House celebrates artists at the cutting edge of their genre and visionaries who create on their own terms. British alternative rock pioneers The Cure mark the 30th anniversary of their landmark album Disintegration with four sold-out Australian exclusive performances. Their compatriots, UK electronic titans Underworld are set to transform the Concert Hall into a euphoric dance floor with four exclusive shows, while rising American synth-pop star Maggie Rogers makes her Sydney Opera House debut bringing her singular fusion of melodic folk and percussive beats to showcase her incredible new record, Heard It in a Past Life. Acclaimed singer songwriter Sharon Van Etten also sails in for an electrifying one-night-only performance and legendary jazz ground-breaker Herbie Hancock’s only Sydney show will be unmissable. 2019 marks X|Celerate’s third big year and partnership between the City of Sydney and Destination NSW supporting the ongoing growth of Sydney’s thriving music scene. 23 inner city venues including a hair salon, church and brewery showcase emerging grassroots acts across every imaginable genre, with acts like The Catholics, Set Mo, Carlotta and I Know Leopard, while Heaps Gay returns for the Qweens Ball at the Sydney Town Hall. Vivid Art After Hours returns to the Art Gallery of NSW with the fused Vivid Ideas and Music program on Wednesday evenings. Catch Andrew Bukenya’s Do the Spike Thing, OKENYO taking a sonic deep dive into the human condition andJZ Lunar Capsule presenting an Astronaut’s Playlist celebrating the music of space travellers as imagined by the Apollo 11 astronauts 50 years ago. VIVID SYDNEY SPONSORS Vivid Sydney thanks its sponsors for their support of Vivid Sydney 2019. American Express returns as partner for the third consecutive year with the American Express Lounge at Cruise Bar as well as supporting the Vivid Sydney Volunteer Program. Samsung Electronics Australia and official energy partner TransGrid also return as partners with Pixar Animation Studios joining as partner for the first time. Supporters include City of Sydney, Sydney Opera House, Technical Direction Company and 32 Hundred Lighting and ICC Sydney. For the third year, Vivid Sydney’s Access and Inclusion Partner is Cushman & Wakefield and the festival continues its sustainability partnership with the Banksia Foundation and Informed 365. Vivid Sydney’s collaborators include Art Gallery of NSW, Australian Museum, BEMO, Carriageworks, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Event Engineering, Kennards Hire, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, PropMill, Spinifex Group, State Library NSW. The official charity party is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, South Eastern Section. The full 2019 Vivid Sydney media kit, program announcement and high-res imagery including 2019 Vivid Sydney light renders and broadcast quality video footage of 2018 festival highlights, are available to download at www.vividsydney.com/media-centre Media Enquiries Nathan McIlroy, The Mint Partners 0421 668 440 Jo Hocking, Destination NSW 0429 507 328 Beautiful Brand Enthusiasts 2019-03-18T00:14:10Z beautiful-brand-enthusiasts-3 At AMS Promotions, we love to investigate, investigating what really makes a business expo or promotional event run to its top potential, is it the product? Is it the location? Is it the pricing? All of these contribute to the success of an expo, but one of the biggest factors is the staff you choose to promote it. This is where AMS Promotions come in, saving the day and making your brand stand out in the crowd. We love facts and the fact is, brands that use AMS promo staff have seen an increase of over 200% in lead generation. These clients operate Australia wide and at expos like the Arnold Classic and Cisco Live. AMS promotional models deliver quality along with beauty and charm. AMS Promotions carefully select our promotional models and ensure they will catch the eye of your target market. Promotional models will help with making your brand look stylish, successful and professional, whilst helping you spread your brand’s message. We look for vibrant and talented personalities who are friendly and approachable. As one of Australia’s top promotional staffing agency we are dedicated to delivering professionalism and enthusiasm through our services. Our models not only command customers’ attention to your brand but also communicate with potential customers about your brand during the campaign. For quotes and information call 1300 368 969 or email info@amspromotions.com.au New classic car website launches with gallery honouring the history of Grand Prix drivers 2019-03-14T02:06:05Z new-classic-car-website-launches-with-gallery-honouring-the-history-of-grand-prix-drivers When Melbourne’s ‘walking encyclopedia of classic cars’ Raph Tripp contacted celebrity music designer Bencu, an idea Tripp had been piecing together for over 40 years was realised. Tunnel Ram.net was created over a two year period and represents the first time that over 7000 rare and archival classic car images from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s have been brought together in the one place. Tunnel Ram is now arguably the world’s greatest online image collection of classic cars, advertising and lifestyle. And what incredible imagery it is! The gallery reflects what some have called the peak of Madison Avenue (New York’s advertising Mecca) when General Motors engaged the 1960’s best creatives Fitzpatrick and Kaufman, to work on the Pontiac account. Two men tasked with travelling to the world’s most exotic locations, inspiring a new lifestyle dream with the ads they created for the pages of New Yorker magazine over the course of a decade. But it was not only Pontiac that received the treatment, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Camaro Chevelle, Mustang, Shelby, Torino, Thunderbird, Corvette, Dodge all became the centre of iconic illustration, photography and advertising art.  It was a period when not only car design was at its most confident, ambitious and spectacular but the ideas around how to sell them were breaking new ground in commercial art and advertising strategy. Selling the dream had never been so well funded. And Australia wasn’t immune to this great trend, thankfully. We took our car design leads from the U.S up until the mid 70’s, which meant we stepped up with our creative for cars like Monaro, Torana, Charger and the iconic Sandman. Ford too, with the Falcon GT received an elevated marketing platform (now Australia’s most sought after classic car) Tunnel Ram is a fascinating journey into one of the high-water marks of human creativity.  To celebrate the launch of Tunnel Ram coinciding with the start of the 2019 F1 Racing season, Raph Tripp has created a gallery in honour of the history of Grand Prix drivers and manufacturers going back to 1950. While the focus is on this classic period in American and Australian design, Tunnel Ram throws the net wider, providing some further context to this period. Galleries for British, European and Japanese classics are also included as well concept cars, vans, dragsters and stars with their cars. Culturally, there are also galleries for non-car advertising, with archives of Australian and American Street Life and Surfing. Raph Tripp is a Melbourne based classic car writer and image archivalist. He has authoured articles on everything from Mustangs to the Bat Mobile. His writing is available for publication, please contact info@tunnelram.net for permissions. Raph has been the proud owner of a ‘72 Falcon V8 coupe a-la Mad Max’s Interceptor, a Monaro GTS 350 4-speed, a ‘67 Pontiac Parisienne, a ‘65 Mustang and a succession of Aussie Valiants. Ben Cunningham a.k.a Bencu is an Australian graphic designer, producer, director and artist that has worked in music, film and fashion for 25 years. His clients have included Jimmy Barnes, INXS, Deep Purple, Kylie, Nike, Sony and L’Oreal. He was creative director at Michael Gudinski’s Mushroom Group from 2000-2010 and is currently developing two feature films and Tunnel Ram. Ben has been driven around in many incredible cars but he is sad to say, has not owned any - yet ...     JURA's New ENA 8 Coffee Machine Range 2019-03-14T00:17:01Z juras-new-ena-8-coffee-machine-range Introducing the New Small & Simple JURA ENA 8 in Black, White, Red & Aluminium Media Release - 14 March 2019 JURA Australia is excited to introduce the new ENA 8 fully automatic coffee machine to the Australian market in March 2019. Available in three beautiful colour styles – Metro Black, Nordic White and Sunset Red – and one in Massive Aluminium, the compact, one-cup design is smaller in size than most other existing JURA machines and fits neatly in any size space. The different colours are inspired by various environmental climates, which allow people to choose a sophisticated design to match both their lifestyle and kitchen palette. 1. Metropolitan Black – Inspired by the hustle and bustle of city life with vibrant cafes, boutiques and bright neon lights illuminating the dark night sky. Think artificial office lights, or sleek white kitchens in contrast with the metropolitan black ENA 8. 2. Nordic White – Think purity and clarity in the snow swept mountains. Take a step away from the world of colour and explore the vast land beyond with the Nordic White ENA 8. 3. Sunset Red – With clay roof tiles and the warm light of the evening sun beaming through the window, experience the red earth through the sunset red ENA 8. 4. Massive Aluminium – Combines traditional craftmanship with state-of-the-art product technology to create the world's first coffee machine housing from solid aluminium. New JURA ENA 8 features include: Small – Only 27.1 cm wide, 32.3 cm high and 44.5 cm deep – this one-cup machine will comfortably fit anywhere. Stunning – A cylindrical shaped water tank inspired by premium crystal carafes; a key highlight of the design. Simple – Easy to use 2.8” TFT display and clearly defined operating panels Automatic filter type detection – RFID technology detects whether the new CLARIS Smart mini (30L capacity) or CLARIS Smart (50L capacity) is being used and adapts settings automatically. Freshly ground, not capsuled – Freshly extracted every time from coffee beans. The Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.®) optimises the aroma of a short ristretto or espresso. Fine foam technology – Creates airy, feather-light milk foam. 10 specialties at the touch of a button – Providing the perfect cup every time. Solid 3mm thick aluminum housing in the Massive Aluminium ENA 8 – the world’s first coffee machine housing from solid aluminium. The aluminum panels add1.9kg to the overall weight of the machine. Metropolitan Black, Nordic White & Sunset Red - RRP $1,899 Massive Aluminium - RRP $2,699 The JURA ENA 8 range is available now online atwww.au.jura.com as well as selected electrical retailers, department stores, independent and specialty outlets. Sizmek Appoints Oliver Senior-Leese as Head of Customer Success, ANZ 2019-03-13T21:00:00Z sizmek-appoints-oliver-senior-leese-as-head-of-customer-success-anz-1 Sydney, 14 March 2019 – Sizmek, the world’s largest independent buy-side advertising platform, today announced it has appointed Oliver Senior-Leese to the newly created role of Head of Customer Success, ANZ. Senior-Leese is the third senior hire since Sizmek’s APAC General Manager, Peter Hunter joined in November 2018 with a remit to grow Sizmek’s Australian and South East Asian operations. Sizmek has a strong reputation for forming deep partnerships with agencies and brands across ANZ and this newly created senior role is expected to further drive its in-market customer service and support across ANZ. “We are committed to driving the absolute best marketing outcomes for all of our clients and Oliver will be pivotal in leading our customer success team across ANZ to new heights,” said Paul Kent, Commercial Director APAC at Sizmek. “We’re laser focused on becoming the alternative for advertisers and agencies who seek an alternative to restrictive walled garden environments so it’s important we invest in our customer success team to add – and be accountable – for our customers’ success.” Prior to joining Sizmek, Oliver Senior-Leese spent almost three years as Senior Programmatic Manager at Audience360, responsible for implementing and overseeing data deals and media campaigns. Previously he spent over three years as Team Lead at Cadreon focusing on data analysis and visualision to generate client insights and optimisations. Commenting on his appointment, Senior-Leese said, “I’m looking forward to using my strong data and insight capabilities to help create the optimal success for our agency partners and their brand clients. The combination of Sizmek’s technical platform and our talented and growing client services teams means that we are well-placed to deliver exceptional marketing outcomes across ANZ.” Senior-Leese will be based out of Sizmek’s Sydney office and report to Paul Kent, Commercial Director APAC. /Ends For further information please contact: Sue Ralston or Pru Quinlan Einsteinz Communications – For Sizmek T: (02) 8905 0995 E: sue@einsteinz.com.au |pru@einsteinz.com.au About Sizmek Sizmek is the world’s largest independent buy-side advertising platform that creates impressions that inspire. In the digital world, creating impressions that inspire is vital to fostering relationships of trust with agencies and brand as well as building meaningful, long-lasting relationships with customers. Sizmek provides powerful, integrated solutions that enable data, creative, and media to work together for optimal campaign performance across the entire customer journey. Its AI-driven decisioning engine can identify robust insights within data across the five key dimensions of predictive marketing—campaigns, consumers, context, creative, and cost. Sizmek operates its platform in more than 70 countries, with local offices in many countries providing award-winning service throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC, and connecting more than 20,000 advertisers and 3,600 agencies to audiences around the world. Digivizer invests in the next generation of digital marketers with joint partnership with Deep Digital 2019-03-13T03:53:49Z digivizer-invests-in-the-next-generation-of-digital-marketers-with-joint-partnership-with-deep-digital-2 Sydney, 13 March 2019 - Hamilton-based Deep Digital is running a three-day workshop into Creating Value with Analytics at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) on 26-28 June. In partnership with Deep Digital, Digivizer will provide the 70+ business managers, academics and students who will attend the workshop with access to Digivizer’s digital marketing platform, enabling them to analyse the performance of all social, search and content, across their owned, earned and paid media channels. Digivizer will provide registered participants with free licences for 12 months. Doctor Gohar Khan, chair of the workshop and senior lecturer in digital business at the University of Waikato, said: “Business executives need to understand their digital customers and what matters to them. Even in big companies with more resources, this is often not the case, with executives relying on data analysts for the insights well past the point the customer has interacted with their companies. In smaller companies, there is often little or no understanding of their digital investment performance. Neither option is sustainable. Executives deserve real-time information in a way they can understand, so that they can make impactful decisions. Our workshop equips them with what they need to understand the nature of big data, and what it can do for them. With a number of the best data academics in the world running the three-day session, it’s a very hands-on workshop. Having Digivizer’s platform as part of the package will make a real difference to the understanding of those in the room.” Emma Lo Russo, CEO of Digivizer, said: “We think it’s important to arm today’s generation of executives and students, and the next, with the insights that help them understand how to drive greater value from their digital marketing investment. Using Digivizer will give program participants the real-time insights into their owned, earned and paid media across all the major social and search channels. That will bring to life what they need to know to grow their businesses, and to bring real-world context to training and development. They will be able to apply what they learn about digital marketing to their own businesses, creating a real-time test and learn environment to help them manage and measure the performance of their investment.“Our mission has always been to help businesses of any size get more from their digital marketing investment. This is an investment by us in the next generation of digital marketers, giving them new insights into their digital futures and into the power of digital marketing as it relates to brand, customer engagement and conversion.” Speakers will include Doctor Gohar Khan, Professor Rodney Clarke and Doctor Roba Abbas of the University of Wollongong, Doctor Abhay Singh of Macquarie University, Doctor Artem Lenskiy of Koreatech, and Doctor Marc Smith, Chief Social Scientist for the Connected Action Consulting Group in the US.  Digivizer will also present a one-hour training and insights program. To register for the Deep Digital three-day workshop on Creating Value with Analytics, go to https://www.analyticsworkshops.com/. Fees apply. Early-bird discounts close 31 March 2019. For more information on Digivizer or to create a 30 day free trial, go to https://digivizer.com/. ENDS About Digivizer Digivizer was founded in 2010. Digivizer helps businesses understand and get more from their digital investment across social and search.  Digivizer’s platform allows businesses to measure their digital performance across owned, earned and paid media and to easily identify what is working for them. Digivizer offers a range of plans that scale depending on the number of users, the number of connected paid and search accounts, and the number of influencer and hashtags being tracked. The Digivizer Starter Plan costs US$89 per month, with all plans offering 30 days of data across all paid, owned and earned, and the first 30 days free. Digivizer is an ad. and development partner to the major social and search platforms including Facebook (incorporating Instagram), Twitter, LinkedIn and Google (incorporating YouTube). Go to digivizer.com. ENDS Digivizer is at: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Digivizer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Digivizer LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/company/digivizer Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Digivizer Web: www.digivizer.com For more information:  Alan Smith, Head of Strategic Business Communications, Digivizer. Phone: +61 404 432 700. Email: alan.smith@digivizer.com. Twitter: @alansmithoz