Social Media for Brisbane Businesses Explained

Online social media has utterly changed not just the way we interact with each other, but more importantly the way that a customer will fundamentally interact with businesses.

With over 900 million users worldwide, Facebook on its own is a huge marketing entity, and of course there are many others like Youtube, Twitter, Google Plus and Linkedin. Although there is a lot of media hype and hysteria, social media sites have fundamentally changed the way that all kinds of business that has a public presence operates, and are now as essential to a business as an email address and a web-site.

But with all the obvious changes social media has brought to marketing, it is necessary to have a realistic perspective of its capabilities and results.

With any kind of new marketing bandwagon comes innumerable dishonest or ill-informed fly-by-night firms and “social media experts” who focus on new businesses by over-hyping the possibilities and being unable to deliver.

Many millions of dollars and an immeasurable amount of time is completely wasted on useless social media ventures every day. But social media is not magic. Without solid marketing and business basics behind you, a social media presence will most certainly fail and -depressingly- be a waste of time and money.

Despite creating the impression of “free” advertising with ‘zero’ start-up and/or hosting fees, social media needs a continual presence, site maintenance and fresh content in order to be successful, which demands valuable time that many companies simply can’t afford to spare. That’s why Social Media Brisbane can do all the work for you, while encouraging room for approval and oversight by clients.

Examples of how people often go wrong with social media include:

• Bad Content
Tedious or stolen articles, outdated advice, and painful attempts to be current are common when it comes to what is published online. Be honest with yourself, people who do business on the internet are generally savvy, and will sniff out insincerity and condescension from miles.

• Impatience
Developing a healthy online social network takes time and determination. A successful network can’t just sprout in a day, you need time and content in order to grow. All too often a business will create a social media profile, watch the results for a couple of weeks and then give up with annoyance when they don’t get the unrealistic results they wanted.
This also ties into:

• Consistency
Spacing out your content regularly across multiple platforms is a lot more effective than using up all your content at once or not updating at all. Nobody likes a spammer, but with the overload of information that we receive on a daily basis, if there isn’t a consistent reminder of your brand’s presence you will quickly be left behind. Even only a fortnightly update can be beneficial for maintaining and developing relationships with customers.

We here at Social Media Brisbane know exactly how social media operates, and treat it as a cohesive part of your marketing strategy rather than the one and only tactic.

We also integrate revolutionary Search Engine Optimization systems into our work, which is something that no other social media group offers.

Choosing consultants who concentrate on gimmicks instead of content and who throw around buzzwords such as “viral” or “Web 2.0” instead of offering strategy and results will only end up as an exercise in frustration.

If you are looking for a social media consultancy based in Brisbane, contact the Brisbane SEO Company today on 3166 9622.

Tips for Kids Parties

Kid’s parties have come a long way in the last decade with more options, more expectations and more expense placed on an event that runs for two-three hours. Involved in the children’s party industry for over 15 years, I’ve seen every type of party from the informal backyard gathering to a virtual carnival with a great variety of entertainment hired.

But don’t be daunted! A kid’s party doesn’t require a big budget or an event planner to be a success. I have some sure-fire pointers to get the party started and the kids having a ball.

1. Keep it traditional. Kids feel comfortable when predictable elements are present, and if they are overlooked, it will not go unnoticed! Definites are: Food, birthday cake, and the all important Party Bag! If you’ve got at least these three things, you have the basics of party.

2. What games to provide. There are innumerable options: Party games; hire an entertainer or activity or have the party somewhere that will entertain the kids for you. The Golden Rule is: DON’T OVER-DO IT!

One or two structured games are more than enough. The fact is, the kids will be commanded to eat now, cut the cake now, watch the gifts being opened now, etc etc.. When you add entertainers, activities and games, the kids can quickly be overwhelmed, and time whizzes by without the children having the chance to actually play.

3. Play time: This element should be the number one party essential. Allowing time for children to run around, play, laugh and talk with one another is valuable. It suits children of all ages and capabilities, and -, it’s free!

4. Age-appropriate entertainment. This idea may seem like a no-brainer, however I have attended many parties that can have children feeling bored or bewildered. For example, hiring a magician-clown for two-year olds left most of the children terrified. Another example is a bowling party for four-year olds. The kids had no interest in being competitive and after a few bowls, the novelty had definitely worn off. And even Pass-the-Parcel can cause distress when played with kiddies who are too young to realise they haven’t missed out, they just have to wait their turn. When you are holding a party with mixed ages and genders, there is a broad range of entertainment that will appeal, such as jumping castles and balloon-twisting.

5. Relax! When planning your party, plan with your child and use your instincts – you know what they’ll enjoy the most. On the day have a mini run-list so that you don’t forget anything, like when to get the party pies in the oven or to hand out the party bags.

And lastly, enjoy YOURSELF too…after all -it’s a party!

All the best!

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Double Glazing Windows

Acoustic double glazing needs the addition of a secondary glazing layer offset from an existing window, preferably by 100mm. Soundblock offer two solutions to double glaze windows for noise and thermal insulation – Magnetic Acrylic Double Glazing and Acoustic Aluminium Double Glazing. Article body:

What is Window Double Glazing?
Double glazing requires the addition of a secondary glazing layer offset from an existing window optimally by 100mm. Add our acoustic double glazing to your windows or specify our solutions on new projects. Double glazed windows reduce noise transfer by up to 70% and eliminate heating costs by 35%.

Double Glazing System – Magnetic Acrylic Windows
Magnetic Window Soundproofing System works very simply by installing a PVC sub frame on the inside of your window. This double glazing system greatly increases noise reduction. The acrylic window is sealed in place, creating an air space with the existing window, thereby producing an insulating barrier.

Double Glazing System – Acoustic Aluminium Windows
This double glazing system reduces the transfer of noise from outside to inside. These sound proof windows can be specially manufactured to meet specific size requirements. The Soundblock Aluminium Window System is an add on glazing system, creating a double glazed unit to greatly reduce noise transmission through existing windows up to 70%. As well it provides extra security and safety to the property.

How to Soundproof Windows
To successfully soundproof your windows you will need to have a sufficient distance between your primary window and the edge of your internal window reveal. Ideally this gap is 100mm. This will allow an acoustic secondary window, either our Soundblock Acrylic Magnetic or Soundblock Aluminium windows, to be installed to effectively provide an overall sound reduction of 40-43db.

Noise reduction and soundproofing solutions
Established in 1999, Soundblock Solutions is a highly respected, privately-owned Australian creator of soundproofing products and solutions. We can help to provide a quieter, more comfortable environment in any environment, whether it’s in the home, office, hotels, industrial, marine or restaurants.

Representing leading Australian manufacturers of acoustic products, Soundblock offers a complete range of double glazing and window sound insulation and noise control products for commercial and domestic use. We will determine your specific noise problems and supply and install the most effective product or combination of products for your specific situation. Talk to us for expert advice and a comprehensive, cost-effective solution for all of your soundproofing, double glazing, noise control and acoustic requirements.

Soundblock are the experts in noise reduction and have found using window double glazing systems, that noise can be reduced by up to 70% or 41dB. Soundblock offer two solutions to double glaze windows for noise and thermal insulation.

Cladding the Queenslander House

Cladding the Queensland house or ‘Queenslander’ with vinyl cladding speaks eloquently of our distinctive lifestyle and is one of the most sensible alternatives to the regular high maintenance of the exterior of our houses whilst also maintaining it’s distinctive character and architectural design.

Queensland has more than one type of housing but a traditional past of building with timber has been dominant. This distinctive tradition originated with rough timber huts of early settlement and developed into the multi-gabled bungalows of the 1930s. Buildings continued until, and were adapted after, the Second World War, leading to more contemporary timber houses.

The most typical early twentieth century Queensland house is characterised by:
• timber construction with corrugated-iron roof;
• highset on timber stumps;
• single-skin cladding for partitions and sometimes external walls;
• verandahs front and/or back, and sometimes the sides;
• decorative features to screen the sun or ventilate the interior.

Some of the negatives for the Queenslander were the high maintenance and poor insulation of the external walls as they were only single skinned and required regular painting. One of the most cost effective ways of rectifying these negatives is to have insulated vinyl cladding install directly over the existing exterior walls. This will leave you with an almost maintenance free exterior that never needs to be painted and also makes the house warmer in winter and helps with cooling costs in the summer.

Vinyl cladding, despite its relatively low price, is an extremely durable product. The colour of vinyl house cladding will last much longer than a cladding option that is painted. The cladding won’t dent like aluminium cladding, and unlike wood cladding, vinyl cladding is resistant to moisture, mould and insects so it won’t rot or deteriorate like wood can over time. In fact, vinyl cladding is one of the most durable options of any type of exterior cladding on the market. Our vinyl wall cladding can withstand extremes in weather including temperature changes and relatively high wind speeds. In fact, our cladding can even withstand cyclonic force winds. The manufacturer of our cladding is so confident in the product they offer an extensive lifetime warranty to back up their claims of how durable the product is.

Keep the character of your Queensland home, reduce maintenance and add insulation.

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Laser Clinic Brisbane

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a light based technology which treats several skin conditions in one treatment. It works in the deeper layers of the skin where traditional skincare cannot reach, thus achieving a far superior result.
Skin concerns such as pigmentation, freckling, sun damage, capillaries, redness, acne scarring and rosacea may be treated with photorejuvenation.

Pulses of light are applied to the skin via a handpiece which filters the wavelengths of light through a layer of ultrasound gel. The treatments remove most types of sun induced pigmentation like freckling, age spots and sun damage. By lessening the darker pigmentation IPL leaves the skin with a more even tone. Vascular skin concerns including capillaries, redness, acne scarring and rosacea are also targeted by the broad wavelengths of light. IPL works particularly well on red acne scarring that is left behind after undergoing acne treatments.

As most people will have several skin concerns, this treatment has become popular as it can address them all. The IPL photorejuvenation also stimulates the production of collagen which will plump and smooth the texture of the skin, improving fine lines, wrinkles and pitted scarring.

There is little or no downtime involved with photorejuvenation. Most people will experience some redness and heat in the area which subsides in several hours after treatment. The most common treatment areas are face, neck, décolletage/chest area and backs of hands.

Photorejuvenation treatments can be utilised as a once off treatment, however a course of treatments will promote the best results. A progressive result can be expected with a change usually noticed within a week after a session which is why IPL Photorejuvenation has gained such popularity among both men and women.

If you are looking for a Laser Clinic Brisbane that offers Acne Treatment Brisbane and IPL Brisbane then please see Image by Laser for a free consultation.