Charity Matters by Graeme Russell

Charity Matters by Graeme Russell

I’ve long been a fan of Graeme Russell on Twitter (you may know him on there as @AdageBusiness), so when he contacted me to ask if I could take a look at his blog, Charity Matters, I was secretly quite honoured. Graeme is a ‘Non-Profit Strategist’ helping New Zealand non-profits with all aspects of their organisation; from fundraising to governance, and from media relations to social media. It may...
List of Buildings to be Demolished in Christchurch

List of Buildings to be Demolished in Christchurch

128 buildings are to be demolished in Christchurch’s city centre following the 22nd February earthquake. 128. It’s just a number. But when you start putting names to the businesses that were in those buildings, suddenly the extent of the damage becomes very real. These are the building that will be either demolished (or have already been demolished), will be partially demolished or will need extensive work to make them...

Livvy Marketing

Livvy’s Marketing Blog, or LivvyMarketing’s Blog as it is more accurately titled, is a marketing blog by Livvy. The blog is hosted on WordPress and provides Livvy’s opinion and advice on marketing for businesses in New Zealand. About the author Livvy is a popular Social Media user and is well experienced on the use of Twitter and Facebook for small businesses from a New Zealand perspective. She regularly Tweets...
Christchurch Builders for Earthquake Damage

Christchurch Builders for Earthquake Damage

Some of the busiest people following the earthquake are tradespeople. There’ll be a heap of work to do with regards to making buildings safe, fixing water pipes and sorting out electrical problems. Christchurch builders, Carl and Maria McHaffie of McHaffie Homes, are running around the city right now taking care of earthquake damaged homes and workplaces. One of their key specialities right now appears to be chimney removal! I...
How Vodafone Saved My Life

How Vodafone Saved My Life

Ok, well no not really saved my life but hey that’s a good example of how people can get too involved with their gadgets huh? Anyway. Vodafone were really good to me and here’s how. Note that the title of this blog post could also be “Sucking up to corporates sometimes pays off”. Less than a year ago, I bought a touch screen LG KP500 mobile phone and inserted...
Smack My TweetUp

Smack My TweetUp

I have just got back from my first Twitter Meet-up (tweetup) at Christchurch’s Divine Cafe. Quite an interesting experience. It’s strange to walk into a cafe and up to a group of strangers sitting around a table and say “So … are you the people from Twitter because if not you’re probably wondering what the hell I’m talking about right now”. It’s also one of the few occasions where...