EAGLE BOYS AND QUICKFLIX PARTNER UP

EAGLE BOYS AND QUICKFLIX PARTNER UP

MOVE over popcorn, Eagle Boys and Quickflix have announced a six month partnership, declaring pizza and movies as the new winning combination. Pioneer Australian streaming and home delivery entertainment service Quickflix and Brisbane-based pizza chain Eagle Boys anticipate a reciprocal boon as they capitalise on their convenience. Th...

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DAISO CHALLENGES RETAIL SLUMP

DAISO CHALLENGES RETAIL SLUMP

JAPANESE bargain retailer Daiso continues to roll out rapid expansion plans, with the opening of a new store in Indooroopilly Shopping Centre on Thursday. It will be the fourth store to open in Queensland in less than a year, with shoppers taking advantage of items sold at the uniform price of $2.80. Daiso Australia CEO Kit Cheong says the ...

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CSR AND BORAL TO MERGE BRICK OPERATIONS

CSR AND BORAL TO MERGE BRICK OPERATIONS

CSR Limited (ASX:CSR) and Boral Limited (ASX:BLD) will combine their brick operations on the east coast, to save money in a declining industry. The joint venture is expected to save up to $10 million in costs each year, pending approval by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. BLD managing director and CEO Mike Kane says lower...

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POPULARITY BOOST FOR QUEENSLAND BRANDS

POPULARITY BOOST FOR QUEENSLAND BRANDS

QUEENSLAND’S brand economy has grown by 66 per cent, with seven companies making Brand Finance Australia’s top 100 list. The consultancy evaluates the most powerful brands in the country, with the list’s total value worth $117 billion. The state trails Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia, contributing $5.1 bill...

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RETAIL SPENDING GROWING

RETAIL SPENDING GROWING

QUEENSLAND retailers raked in $5.85 billion in December, says the latest ABS Retail Trade figures. The seasonally-adjusted figure is up 0.2 per cent on the corresponding month last year and nationally, year on year figures show there was a 5.7 per cent rise in retail spending in 2013. Australian Retailers Association (ARA) Executive D...

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BUSINESS PROMOTERS WITH THE MOST

BUSINESS PROMOTERS WITH THE MOST

I LOVE Gold Coast is a fitting project for the creative magicians at Arundel-based 40/40 Creative to be currently working on. Managing director Luke MacDonald (pictured left with Nicholas Nichols right) says the community-based push to bring back fond feelings for the city intends to “show people there are so many great people doing great t...

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SOCIAL MEDIA KEY TO REVENUE RISE

SOCIAL MEDIA KEY TO REVENUE RISE

SMALL and medium business operators (SMEs) embracing social media were more likely to see revenue rise rather than fall in the 12 months to February 2013, according to research by MYOB. The latest MYOB Business Monitor revealed SMEs were 56 per cent more likely to see a revenue rise by using social media, with 28 per cent reporting a rise in rev...

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HONG KONG EXECUTIVES CHOOSE BRISBANE

HONG KONG EXECUTIVES CHOOSE BRISBANE

A CAMPAIGN featuring images of G20 leaders has gained attention in Hong King, highlighting Brisbane’s selection as host of the 2014 G20 Leaders Summit. The campaign has been run online, in print and in bus shelters in Hong Kong since March and has doubled investment interest in Brisbane according to a survey of 200 Hong Kong business execu...

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FINDING COMMON GROUND IN A REGION OF DIFFERENCE

FINDING COMMON GROUND IN A REGION OF DIFFERENCE

AN ACADEMIC who is an expert in Asian relations says trust is the cornerstone of strong relationships in Asian markets. Common sense goes a long way towards successfully doing business with foreign investors, says Griffith University professor Leong Liew. Dr Liew, head of the university’s business school and one of the country’s fore...

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TRAPPED IN THE WEB

TRAPPED IN THE WEB

Small business owners are devoting less time to online marketing and social media despite an increasing number running their own websites.

Sales and growth opportunities are being missed as a result of the lack of attention, experts say.

The unexpected decline in online business activity was revealed in a recent MYOB Business Monitor survey of ...

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AGENCY RECOGNISED FOR WINNING WAYS

AGENCY RECOGNISED FOR WINNING WAYS

RESEARCH and communications agency Winangali has won the coveted 2012 Telstra Queensland Business of the Year Award and will now be considered for the national title. The government-funded indigenous communications experts assist with providing valuable links between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the public and private se...

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IN TUNE WITH DESIGN AND LIFE

IN TUNE WITH DESIGN AND LIFE

RACHEL Smith (pictured left) has a motto: Make your product look as good as it is.

Smith has started design company Harmonica with long-time friend Kate Maloney (pictured right) and says exceptional products can fall by the wayside because they don’t look good enough to grab a person’s attention.

“A lot of people take the attit...

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HOW OLYMPIC DREAMS FACE ECONOMIC REALITY

HOW OLYMPIC DREAMS FACE ECONOMIC REALITY

THEY are all similar size, weight and colour – but not every Olympic gold medal is worth the same once it’s taken from the sporting arena to the business world. That has been the commercial reality of every post-games period in the modern era as athletes of all disciplines have attempted to seek a return on their huge personal invest...

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SPORTS PARTNERSHIP HAS NEW GOALS

SPORTS PARTNERSHIP HAS NEW GOALS

A CLEVELAND marketing company hopes its partnership with a sports management company will fuel new athlete endorsement opportunities. Gray Media Services (GMS) is optimistic that its new joint venture with Life Arena Sports Management (LASM) will help kick more third-party athlete endorsement goals. The deal involves forging links between player...

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WHY THE GOLD COAST TITANS HAD TO BE SAVED

WHY THE GOLD COAST TITANS HAD TO BE SAVED

IN football terms, it was like running the length of the field to score a match-saving try as the hooter sounded.

The sale of the Titans’ Centre of Excellence to diehard club backers and local businessmen Phil Ward and Bob Clark of Handling Solutions, certainly provided a clearer financial future for the rugby league operations of the bele...

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THE EYES HAVE IT IN RETAIL

THE EYES HAVE IT IN RETAIL

IN A technologically advanced way beyond closed circuit television monitoring or paper market research, the eyes of consumers are being tracked to monitor what interests them in the store. Developed by Y&R Group’s retail marketing specialist agency IdeaWorks, the EyeTracker is already been used by several high-profile retail outlets in...

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AIR TURBULENCE CAN'T STOP REWARDSCORP

AIR TURBULENCE CAN'T STOP REWARDSCORP

REWARDSCORP faced a slight challenge when Air Australia went bust and passengers were stranded, but CEO Randall Deer (pictured) took it in his stride. “We had customers affected, but it was a small number overall. We went to every length we could to ensure they were looked after and we got them all home,” says Deer. “It wasn...

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MORE EXPANSION AFTER RECORD GROWTH

MORE EXPANSION AFTER RECORD GROWTH

IT has been a record year of growth for SponsoredLinX with the recent release of new products. SponsoredLinX founder Ben Bradshaw (pictured) has expansion plans in the works for 2012. “We just released an internal product that is about to go worldwide called KRO, which stands for Keyword Research Optimisation. KRO takes the guess work away...

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BLOOMTOOLS EXPANDS TO NSW'S CENTRAL COAST

BLOOMTOOLS EXPANDS TO NSW'S CENTRAL COAST

IN the last 2011 financial year, Bloomtools increased turnover from $1.7 million to $2.6 million and staff numbers from 22 to 33. The web marketing company has also expanded with the opening of a seventh franchise on the Central Coast (New South Wales) suburb of Terrigal. The company earlier launched a franchise in Mornington Peninsula, Victoria...

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LLEW JURY: RELOAD MEDIA

LLEW JURY: RELOAD MEDIA

FROM search engine optimisation (SEO) to social network marketing, Reload Media has an ambitious revenue target of $25 million in five years, on the back of UK expansion.

Founder Llew Jury's first business success was in 2006 with website design company Alfresco, which he sold to John Singleton's Next Digital for more than $1 million with his brot...

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