Innovation or common sense?

Last night on The Voice, 15 year old Lucy stood up to sing. Belting out a David Bowie classic, she commanded the chairs to turn, and turn they did. In moments she had judges pitching, Seal & Kelly baying at her feet in bloodlust. This is how I feel about innovation in Australia. Branded & Read more about Innovation or common sense?[…]

Bring Shop My Town to YOUR town! Claim a $3000 Digital Marketing Package for your Business!

Do you love your town and want to make a difference? With a vision to save small towns for the future of our children, Melody Jarvis has built the Shop My Town program to revitalise small towns. We are now on the hunt for Town Connectors across Australia. Want to know more? As a Town Read more about Bring Shop My Town to YOUR town! Claim a $3000 Digital Marketing Package for your Business![…]

We launch #shopselfie to promote your small town shops!

We all know where we love to shop, but it’s funny how little we talk about it on social media. I’m always telling people about where to go for the best bread, strongest coffee, most helpful produce store. I think we feel a bit embarrassed taking a selfie, but it’s actually the thing that could Read more about We launch #shopselfie to promote your small town shops![…]

Something new is happening in the country….get ready for the rural rat pack!

When you have lived in the same town for years, it’s sometimes hard to recognise change – although it is occurring right around you. A comment opened my eyes last week. Mel from Porters Plainland was talking about the success of the new Country Markets she had just launched. “We wanted a farmers market. People Read more about Something new is happening in the country….get ready for the rural rat pack![…]

Future trends not discussed in Australian digital market

From where I sit, a digital entrepreneur aching for the future to unfold, the Australian digital technology bottleneck is tightening. I’m searching constantly for press releases, blogs, videos on what is coming in civic tech for our regions. I’m hungrily reading about the US, London & Barcelona, about technology for people, true smart city developments Read more about Future trends not discussed in Australian digital market[…]

Shop My Town Poll as seen on WIN News Toowoomba

Over the past few weeks, we have taken a survey of parents in regional areas to see how they felt about their children’s future. The results were startling – indicating that parents see no future for their children in regional Australia. Parents across QLD answered key questions to determine their confidence in the opportunities available Read more about Shop My Town Poll as seen on WIN News Toowoomba[…]

Rural Tech Startup Wins Award

New “Shop My Town” concept to revitalise Aussie towns was recognised with it’s first award, only six months after starting. The tech marketing hybrid designed for small towns received the Judges Highly Commended Award for Professional Services at the Lockyer Valley Business Awards on Saturday night. “We started in the Lockyer Valley and are now Read more about Rural Tech Startup Wins Award[…]