Aqua Kids Swim School, Nhulunbuy: Making a splash on YouTube

Have you ever had to explain to a mum that your have video of her daughter in a bikini that you plan to show to almost a hundred business people? Last night in Nhulunbuy I had to do just that as part of my October Business Month presentation, Lights, YouTube, Blog. The thrust of the […]

The stars of NT October Business Month: The business people of Alice Springs [VIDEO]

Something different at a Steve Davis October Business Month keynote presentation: the audience became the star of the show. Thanks to Tom from Earth Sanctuary, Alice Springs, a group of OBM participants volunteered to be ‘stars’ in the world’s first even Human Astronomy demonstration. Nothing new under the Sun Earth Sanctuary, Alice Springs, offers night […]

A town like Malice: Alice Springs meets Roller Derby

We had some anxious moments at my October Business Month event tonight as the local Roller Derby queens from the Malice Springs League took to the stage. I interviewed Melotov Cocktail while Armedreddon and Carnivorous waited for their chance to pounce. Getting deep within the sport In just a few seconds we were not able […]

Smart phone photography is a crime in Alice Springs region

If I had my way, the sign you see here at Simpson’s Gap, 15 minutes from Alice Springs, would say ‘smart phone photography forbidden’. Don’t get me wrong, I still think your smart phone can be important anywhere (that is what I am in Alice Springs to talk about Tuesday night, October 8, 2013 at […]

Alice Springs has texture: Capture it on video

One thing that has struck me whenever I visit Alice Springs is that there is texture everywhere. From the Todd River bed to the rich, red dust of the desert, the vibrant rock faces to the local art; there is texture everywhere. So it makes sense that when you do whip out your smart phone […]

Warning: Succeed at social media and Top End living might become claustrophobic

It’s Darwin Festival time and a perfect time to reflect on using social media as a marketing tool for your business or organisation in the Top End. For me, the greatest lesson offered by the Festival comes from watching the performers, not just on stage, but when you see them in the street. Take notice […]

Darwin has used Google to put itself on the map: Watch out New York!

Google has announced that Darwin is one of Australia’s most web savvy towns, by shortlisting it in the second eTown awards. Judges from Google firstly looked at town centres around the country with above average use of Google AdWords advertising. From there, the team analysed areas where businesses were using websites and other online tools […]

Performance Enhancing scandal touches Darwin: OBM keynote admits usage and vows to name names of other NT users

Dear reader, it is with a heavy heart that I must go on the record here and admit that I have been using performance enhancers while running theRITEseries.com.au. I have also been using them in my work with the Business Enterprise Centre, Darwin, and my clients at Baker Marketing in Adelaide. Today, I held a […]

Please don’t be THAT guy on social media – and I don’t mean the Chief Minister!

Brett Walker, who runs the @DarwinorthOZ Twitter account, shared a non-Top End link last night that caught my eye, it read: Good post ~ Please don’t be that guy: some advice for using social media It contained a link to an article by Anne Chaconas, entitled, Please: Don’t be “that guy.” In short, the article […]

The two commandments of social media marketing

The 2 commandments of social media marketing