Web Design Sydney – A1 USA Real Estate http://a1usarealestate.com/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 09:23:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 http://a1usarealestate.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/a1-usa-real-estate-icon-150x150.png Web Design Sydney – A1 USA Real Estate http://a1usarealestate.com/ 32 32 Digital Designer – Pedestrian TV http://a1usarealestate.com/digital-designer-pedestrian-tv/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 09:23:11 +0000 http://a1usarealestate.com/digital-designer-pedestrian-tv/

Digital designer

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work with a close-knit team of positive, supportive and creative professionals? Look no further!

At Elastic, we love to create effective solutions and great work for our customers. Our Sydney team is looking for an experienced Digital Designer who is as flexible and enthusiastic as we are. If this sounds like you, keep reading.

A little about us …

Elastic is a fast growing independent creative agency with in-house production studios. With offices in Sydney and Melbourne, we’ve been helping clients broaden their thinking for 15 years.

Collaboration with our client partners is at the heart of how we create ideas and go further. We work in a diverse mix of industries, from FMCG, automotive, pharmaceuticals, construction to social causes – and our award-winning work engages audiences above or below the line, facing in or out, on any platform or device.

Your role…

As a Digital Designer for Elastic Studios, you will be an integral part of the design team. The successful candidate will be extremely well organized, an excellent communicator, energetic and passionate about design. You have a minimum of 4 years of experience in the design industry, digital production, video production, marketing or advertising. You will report directly to the Post Production Manager on all projects, working closely with our operations team, producers, directors and other designers on briefs and comments for your projects.

A typical day can include …

  • Brainstorming of new creative concepts for the digital and production professions
  • Attend all WIP meetings attentively and provide feedback to other staff and management
  • Creation of storyboards / style frames for pre-production
  • Review the work of junior designers to ensure high quality
  • Contribute ideas to help improve and implement effective workflows
  • Design and create display banners or assets for the web
  • Creation and preparation of working files for animation / motion graphics
  • Brand development
  • Create impactful presentations in Keynote for corporate pitches
  • Maintain brand integrity through the use of style guides
  • Creation of assets / content for internal communications / social media
  • Share new design trends and discoveries with the team

You will need …

  • Excellent sense of design
  • Must be able to work fluently in Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects
  • Working knowledge of the differences between digital and print file formats
  • Experience designing and creating HTML5 banners in Google Web Designer
  • Experience in managing dynamic digital campaigns
  • Experience creating impactful presentations in Keynote
  • Confident creation of storyboard frames for pre-production (not essential)
  • Experience in designing / building email programs (Mailchimp and raw HTML)
  • Knowledge of rich media ad formats would be a plus
  • Excellent time management – able to work under tight project deadlines to meet deadlines
  • Able to maintain an organized workflow from start to finish
  • Experience building templates in Microsoft Office

Why elastic?

Elastic is a fun and dynamic place to work, filled with talented people who achieve great things together. We are collaborative, inclusive and encourage all team members to get involved while providing opportunities for growth.

Our values ​​are reflected in our culture – we are motivated, collaborative, curious and inventive. In addition, we don’t take each other too seriously and like to take the time to laugh together.

Apply now

If you think you would be a perfect fit for the Elastic team, please send your CV, salary expectations, and cover letter to careers@elasticstudios.com.au

Applicants must have the right to stay and work in Australia without restriction. No recruiters, please.

Salary is based on experience.

Office based at McMahons Point.

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Superdry, Appledore and Immersive Labs: an overview of the latest South West offerings http://a1usarealestate.com/superdry-appledore-and-immersive-labs-an-overview-of-the-latest-south-west-offerings/ Mon, 22 Nov 2021 07:00:00 +0000 http://a1usarealestate.com/superdry-appledore-and-immersive-labs-an-overview-of-the-latest-south-west-offerings/

A number of businesses in the Southwest made major deals last week.

Companies from a wide range of industries including retail, technology, recruiting, and digital services are among the companies to make the list.

A former Dyson engineer has landed funding for his invention to clean up the world’s oceans, while fashion retailer Superdry has partnered to create a sustainable clothing line.

Here, we take a closer look at companies that have made deals in the region. In no particular order …

A business story to tell? Email hannah.baker@reachplc.com with the details – and please include a photo!

Superdry and Versarien



Superdry to collaborate with Versarian on clothing line

Fashion chain Superdry and advanced engineering materials company Versarien have announced a partnership to create a sustainable clothing line.

Versarien creates commercially viable products from graphene, a material made of a single layer of carbon atoms, for the automotive, apparel, biomedical and aerospace industries.

Superdry will use Versarien’s technology to produce long-lasting garments with less design environmental impact.

As part of the deal, Superdry will have access to Versarien’s scientists and laboratories in Manchester and Cambridge, with the aim of creating clothing “like no other on the market”.

The companies said the product line they would produce as part of the three-year business collaboration would utilize the thermal and moisture management properties of graphene when worn in extreme climates.

Question



Adam Root is the founder of Matter
Adam Root is the founder of Matter

A former Dyson engineer hoping to tackle the problem of microplastic pollution in the world’s oceans has landed a £ 150,000 investment for his tech start-up.

Bristol-based Adam Root, who is also a scuba diving instructor, secured funding from the British Design Fund (BDF) for his company Matter, founded in 2017.

Mr Root said he was inspired to start the business after discovering the scale of the global problem with microplastics – tiny pieces of plastic that damage the ocean’s food chain – and believed he could use his skills and his experience in designing a solution.

The entrepreneur now plans to use the cash injection to develop its technological solution for capturing, harvesting and recycling microplastics.

Opus Talent Solutions



Amy Golding, Managing Director of Opus Talent Solutions Group
Amy Golding, Managing Director of Opus Talent Solutions Group

Bristol-based recruiting firm Opus Talent Solutions was acquired by UK private equity firm Graphite Capital as part of an off-market management buyout.

Opus, based at Portwall Lane in Redcliffe, specializes in the technology and renewable energy markets and has more than 1,000 customers in more than 50 countries.

The company employs 300 people in eight offices, including Bristol; Manchester; London; Amsterdam in the Netherlands; Sydney in Australia; and New York, Tampa and Dallas in the United States.

The management buy-out is led by CEO Amy Golding and President James Kelly. Opus founder Darren Ryemill sold his stake as part of the transaction and the management team are reinvesting a substantial portion of their proceeds.

Business financial advisory firm Clearwater International advised the transaction.

International brands of mandarin



Mandarin's Plymouth base in Sisna Park, Estover
Mandarin’s Plymouth base in Sisna Park, Estover

An American company that has been described as the “future of licensing” and that works with some of the world’s most famous companies has acquired the brand and apparel company Plymouth Mandarin International Brands.

US e-commerce giant Trevco has said it is predicting “European dominance” after taking over the Estover-based company. Trevco, which touts itself as a leader in the U.S. e-commerce market, said the deal means it will break into the European e-commerce market.

Has your company recently entered into an agreement? Let us know by sending an email to hannah.baker@reachplc.com

The Michigan-Utah-headquartered company is a licensing giant that dominates the US e-commerce market through technology-driven innovation. It has over 1,000 licensing partners in industries such as culture, entertainment, music, education, sports and esports.

Mandarin International Brands consists of three trading companies: Frontline Image Ltd, Mandarin Creative Ltd and Mandarin Licensing Ltd. Incorporated in 2007, the group has over 20 years of experience in the design, manufacture of clothing, brand development and licensing.

Immersive laboratories



James Hadley is the founder of Immersive Labs

Bristol-based Immersive Labs acquired an American technology company to strengthen its cybersecurity training offering for businesses.

The company said it has reached a deal to buy Pennsylvania-based Snap Labs for an undisclosed amount, and will integrate its technology into its own platform, which can identify gaps in cyber skills. of a workforce.

The fast-growing company, based in Runway East in Redcliffe, said the software will allow it to simulate situations such as cybersecurity breaches with “a new level of realism.”

Immersive Labs, which counts Airbnb, Deutsche Bank and Met Police as clients, said the new system will allow clients to run cyber-crisis labs and exercises in a cloud-based replica of their own organization.

According to the firm, this will allow technical teams in companies to build multiplayer simulations, customized for specific environments and roles.

Edit



The Salocin Group management team, from left to right, Jeremy Fisher, Nick Dixon, Rob McGowan, Stuart Fenlon.
The Salocin Group management team, from left to right, Jeremy Fisher, Nick Dixon, Rob McGowan, Stuart Fenlon.

The Bath-based company, which provides data analytics services to global companies such as Shell and Jaguar Land Rover, was acquired by a marketing services group for £ 14.8million.

Edit, which specializes in customer data solutions, was acquired by the new Salocin group from its former owners, IT service management company Kin and Carta.

The deal for Edit, which employs more than 120 people in Manvers Street offices in Bath city center and London, was funded by an investment from private equity firm NVM.

The transaction is the first for the Salocin Group, the acquisition vehicle of veteran Marketing Director Nick Dixon, as part of its strategy to build a portfolio of technology and data driven marketing services.

Milk and Tweed



The Milk and Tweed team in the company's new office in Chippenham, Wiltshire.
The Milk and Tweed team in the company’s new office in Chippenham, Wiltshire.

A fast-growing digital agency in Wiltshire is aiming for a turnover of £ 1million after acquiring a partner company and moving into new offices.

Milk and Tweed, which creates websites, logos and branded designs for businesses, acquired web design company Boson Media after three years of working together.

The two companies merged last April, but Milk and Tweed Creative Director Jake Jeffries bought Boson Media directors Steve Healy and Richard Anderson to start a business.

The deal comes as Milk and Tweed has moved to a new base in central Chippenham, the Avon Reach office development in Monkton Hill.

The company, which is on track to achieve a record turnover of £ 500,000 this year, has one of England’s biggest grassroots leagues, the Junior Premier League, and law firm Goughs Solicitors among his clients.

Appledore



An aerial image of the Appledore shipyard in North Devon
An aerial image of the Appledore shipyard in North Devon

Devon’s Appledore Shipyard has won a £ 2million contract to build a steel pontoon for a lifeboat station on the River Thames.

Harland & Wolff (Appledore) Ltd was selected by Herbosch-Kiere Marine Contractors Ltd, based in London, to fabricate a steel pontoon measuring approximately 53 m by 14 m and weighing 450 tonnes.

It is intended to replace the existing Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) tower lifeboat station based under Waterloo Bridge on the north bank of the Thames.

Contract work will include fabricating the foundation, stairs and handrails for the RNLI Lifeboat Station. The work is expected to take around eight months and end in June 2022.

The award of this contract is the first won by the Appledore shipyard since its acquisition by Harland & Wolff Group Holdings Plc and the board of directors considers it to be a major achievement, allowing the ramp-up of the shipyard. Appledore of Harland & Wolff and its workforce. .

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Every NFL player has their own story about the NFL Draft. But, if Charlie Woerner’s draft night was any indication of what was to come, it was that his trip was going to be one-of-a-kind with lots of ups and a few bumps along the way.

Woerner’s draft party was Georgia with a “T,” pun. His family and those of his fiancée at the time huddled at the Woerners’ house with sweet Bojangles tea, chicken and cookies. At the same time, the University of Georgia product patiently waited to find out where, if any, it was headed.

Unlike what you see on TV shows from the NFL Draft, it wasn’t one call that changed Charlie’s life, but rather two missed calls from a California number. The standout tight end had just smashed her phone and was using an eBay replacement.

It was day three of the draft, and the picks kept pouring in. He believed he was not drafted until Sydney, his current wife, received two missed calls on his phone. Charlie called back but was unlucky with inconsistent service at his home. Fortunately, Sydney’s phone worked just enough to reach the 49ers who broke the news to him: they were picking him up in the sixth round.

This is the fun thing. But now the Woerners were focused on moving their lives from the Southeast to Santa Clara and launching Charlie’s career in the NFL – in the midst of a global pandemic.

While prospects for the 2020 NFL season were unclear at the time, Charlie and Sydney were excited about the new journey ahead. Sydney, a former college athlete herself, took care of much of the logistics to get them to the West Coast.

“I was still finishing my degree,” said Sydney Woerner. “I just didn’t know what to expect, where to live. We couldn’t check an apartment and then come back. So there were little bits and pieces that I was like, I really wish there was something in there that would help me figure it all out.

Sydney had a lot of questions about the life of a partner of a now professional athlete and wasn’t sure where to turn. She found herself going to see the wives and girlfriends of other 49ers, and even women of other franchises. She was receiving a lot of good information and knew she had to consolidate it so that other women entering the league could refer to it as well.

“This is how Behind the Helmet was formed. I needed to do something to help other women because I know other people were feeling it too, ”Sydney said.

“Behind the Helmet” is Sydney’s new podcast that she officially launched at the end of September this year. In the first four episodes, Sydney and Charlie went through the transition from college to the NFL, their history of draft night, what goes on on a week off and dealing with a new marriage and football at the during their rookie season.

“There are spaces where they talk to guys and have their take on their everyday life. I think it’s important because a lot of what they’re doing is misinterpreted or not fully understood, ”Sydney said. “That’s why I wanted to have Charlie for the first two episodes to take him through things that I guess most people don’t see.”

From there, Sydney has now delved into conversation with women in the league including Tom Compton’s wife Tiffany (a former emergency nurse, now mom), training team partner Tanner Hudson. , Karley Weatherly (who did a masters degree on the road), Giants ‘Evan Engram’s sister, Mackenzie, and Packers Oren Burks’ wife, Jocelyn, who runs a luxury brand and web design company .

“I don’t just want to get the names of the headliners. I want every part of an organization to be represented, whether it’s a practice team, a rookie, maybe retired in the league. There are so many stories to hear, ”said Sydney. “The worst-case scenario now is that I find women to interview, and I learn from them. Even if no one else is listening, at least I have a mentor in this space.

While the podcast is young, Sydney has received strong feedback from family, friends and other women in the league.

“My family will be very honest. Like, ‘You need to explain this better. Or maybe try saying something along those lines to help people figure this out, ”Sydney said. “They offer very good constructive reviews which I appreciate. What I’m trying to get through from just having family and friends to finding new listeners and gaining their perspective. So hopefully the more podcasts I can post, the more people will listen. ”

The podcast became one of her goals while navigating the partner life of a professional athlete, and she said she was determined to make it a long-term success. To do this, it plans to diversify.

“There are so many times that I’m lying in bed at night and my brain is popping up about so many ideas,” Sydney said. “I would like this to develop beyond football.”

Even though it’s called “Behind the Helmet,” Sydney hopes to include sports that, of course, don’t wear a helmet.

“I understand the world of football the best, but I would love to see hockey, baseball, basketball, soccer, even if they don’t wear a helmet,” said Sydney. “It would just be fun.”

As the podcast focuses on life, careers, and relationships, Sydney’s main focus is on providing a glimpse of reality, a behind-the-curtain peak of life in the NFL when the stadium lights are out and let everyone go home, and all is fair game.

To listen, search for “Behind the Headphones” on the podcasting platform of your choice, or find the podcast on Instagram @ behind.the.helmet.

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LiveRamp appoints human resources director http://a1usarealestate.com/liveramp-appoints-human-resources-director/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 23:18:06 +0000 http://a1usarealestate.com/liveramp-appoints-human-resources-director/

LiveRamp appoints human resources director

November 18, 2021

San Francisco-based business analytics and data platform LiveRamp has appointed Sharawn Tipton as director of human resources, overseeing all aspects of people and culture programs, including the global talent acquisition, human resource technology and “human operations”.

Formerly known as Acxiom Corporation, LiveRamp offers a data platform for customers to integrate, access and activate their data. Tipton (pictured) is from Micron Technology, where she served as Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Prior to that, she worked for Manufacturing Partner Flex as Vice President, Global Total Rewards / Executive Compensation and Diversity & Inclusion; and global architecture, design and planning firm Gensler as head of global human resources and enterprise human resources shared services. She started her career in human resources at Safeway, where she held the position of human resources manager for eight years.

Additionally, Tipton is Chairman of the Board of Fair Pay Workplace, a non-profit organization dedicated to dismantling illegal pay disparities in the workplace based on gender and race, and is the Chairman of the Local Advisory Board. of the Bay Area for College Track, a non-educational -profit organization. She succeeds Brandon Sammut, who was Chief People & Culture Officer until September, and is now Chief People Officer at Zapier, specialist in web application integration.

Commenting on the appointment, CEO Scott Howe said, “As our business grows and transforms, so must our team, and I can’t think of anyone better suited for this job than Sharawn. She embodies the service leader mentality that we seek and has the passion, creativity and vision to be a beacon for our global workforce ”.

The company, which also has offices in the United States in New York, Philadelphia, Little Rock and Boston, as well as international offices in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Sydney, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Nantong, is online at www .liveramp.com.

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World Surf League announces four consecutive months of competition in Australia in 2022 http://a1usarealestate.com/world-surf-league-announces-four-consecutive-months-of-competition-in-australia-in-2022/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 20:40:45 +0000 http://a1usarealestate.com/world-surf-league-announces-four-consecutive-months-of-competition-in-australia-in-2022/

The World Surf League has announced that its 2022 season will see four consecutive months of regional and international competition taking place across Australia.

Events will kick off in February with a series of regional men’s and women’s qualifying series and professional junior events with competitors competing for the Challenger Series and World Junior Championship positions.

Locations will include the Gold Coast; Phillip Island in Victoria; and Newcastle, the Tweed Coast, the Central Coast, Manly, Maroubra, Port Stephens and Pacific Palms in New South Wales.

These events will then be followed by the Championship Tour, with the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach taking place for the first time since 2019, followed by the Margaret River Pro in Western Australia.

It will then be followed by two Challenger Series Events in May in Coolangatta on the Gold Coast and then in Sydney.

Releasing the calendar of events for early 2022, World Surf League APAC General Manager Andrew Stark said “We are more than delighted to welcome professional competitive surfing to the Australian coast this summer.

“We had a good series of events earlier this year and are excited to see even more action during the summer and fall months of 2022.

“The spread over multiple circuits is unprecedented with multiple Junior, Qualifying, Challenger Series and Championship Tour events taking place in four states in four months.

“It will be an exciting time not only for the competitors, but also for the surf fans here in Australia and watching it live around the world.”

Image: World Surfing League.

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November 8, 2021 – Sydney’s North Beaches to host 2022 NSW Surf Lifesaving Championships

November 6, 2021 – Australian URBNSurf wins several wins at the first Surf Park Awards

November 2, 2021 – Micro Surf Academy and Aventuur join forces to create the world’s first high performance surf park centers

October 31, 2021 – World Surf League expands educational partnership with Bond University

October 21, 2021 – URBNSURF Melbourne to reopen once the 70% vaccination target is reached

September 15, 2021 – Layne Beachley appointed as one of two new URBNSURF board members

September 12, 2021 – Government of Western Australia announces Aventuur as preferred developer of Perth Surf Park

September 10, 2021 – Bede Durbidge, Surfing Australia’s Elite Program Director, set to leave an impressive legacy

August 31, 2021 – COVID-19 outbreaks lead to cancellation of 2021 Australian native surfing titles

July 13, 2021 – Olympic Surfing Teams from Japan and the United States to Train at PerfectSwell Shizunami

May 15, 2021 – Western Australia hosts its second World Surfing Championship in 2021

April 14, 2021 – Surf champion Mick Fanning launches FS8 fitness studio network

January 28, 2021 – MKTG partners with World Surf League Australia

January 16, 2020 – World Surf League announces change of CEO

October 11, 2019 – The World Surf League signs a 10-year partnership with the body representing surfers

June 7, 2019 – World Surf League reveals plan to become carbon neutral and phase out plastic use this year

February 26, 2019 – Margaret River Pro to remain in World Surf League calendar despite shark fears

November 19, 2018 – The World Surf League announces the appointment of its commercial director

September 13, 2018 – World Surf League hires former Disney executive to lead wave technology business

September 7, 2018 – World Surf League hosts Tour’s first event using artificial wave technology

September 6, 2018 – The World Surf League commits to equal prizes

November 29, 2017 – The 2018 World Surf League calendar will include the artificial wave park site


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Opening of a new time zone and time zone in Top Ryde City http://a1usarealestate.com/opening-of-a-new-time-zone-and-time-zone-in-top-ryde-city/ Tue, 16 Nov 2021 03:18:30 +0000 http://a1usarealestate.com/opening-of-a-new-time-zone-and-time-zone-in-top-ryde-city/

The Entertainment and Education group has launched a new combination at two brands of Australian entertainment brands: Timezone and Zone Bowling in Top Ryde City.

As the first purpose-built venue since the successful introduction of Timezone and Zone Bowling Garden City in Queensland in 2019, Timezone and Zone Bowling Top Ryde City occupies over 3,000 square meters of space with games and entertainment offerings. , all nestled in a welcoming environment suitable for guests of all ages.

Guests are treated to over 140 arcade games, 12 bowling lanes, a Laser Tag arena for up to 24 players, and a seven-car Spin Zone Bumper Car arena.

The Entertainment and Education Group (TEEG) ‘s impressive experience in combining intelligent design concepts with cutting edge lighting, high quality amenities and comfortable furnishings sets the stage for a whole new world of fun. This new place for family entertainment will create an opportunity for the community of Ryde and surrounding areas to rekindle their sense of adventure while creating memories with friends and family.

Kane Fong, Managing Director of Timezone and Zone Bowling Australia, was enthusiastic: “We are extremely happy to bring our second dual brand location to Sydney. The extensive refresh and repositioning of a dual-branded time zone and bowling area at Villawood in 2019 showed us just how hungry our customers are for new options in out-of-home entertainment. The introduction of Timezone and Zone Bowling to Top Ryde City couldn’t have come at a better time as families seek safe but exciting entertainment options to explore as we return to normalcy.

The build also includes three special multi-purpose party rooms, capable of accommodating up to 90 people to celebrate their birthdays, special milestones, victories in life, corporate celebrations and even team-building sessions. An impressive Winners Chest will of course take center stage in the new site, offering a wide range of high quality, unique and branded prizes.

Fong adds “Time Zone and Top Bowling Zone Ryde City aims to become the go-to place to create fond memories and share positive experiences. So whether you are a bowler, games enthusiast, member of the Laser Tag battle team, or just a group of friends spinning the bumper cars – we promise it will be a lot of fun playing. to have and memories to create. “

Time Zone and Bowling Zone Top Ryde City opened on Friday, November 5, 2021.

TEEG acquired the international activities of Timezone Group which operates more than 300 family entertainment centers in the Asia-Pacific region. TEEG is headquartered in Singapore. For more information, visit www.teeg.com.

Related Articles

March 26, 2021 – The refurbished Robina FEC in Timezone will offer multiple entertainment options

November 27, 2019 – Time zone to open new location on Sunshine Coast

November 9, 2019 – Surfers Paradise time zone refurbishment opens

August 20, 2019 – Charlestown time zone entertainment venue undergoing renovations

November 8, 2018 – Wellington’s New Central FEC Offers New Zealand’s First Time Zone Exchange Shop

May 11, 2018 – Timezone New Zealand seeks to find the first national WMMT champion

November 15, 2017 – Quadrant supports the accelerated growth plan of Timezone Group

February 9, 2017 – Time zone predicts expansion as malls turn to entertainment

December 21, 2016 – Timezone New Zealand opens a new FEC in Rotorua

December 14, 2016 – Timezone Gold Coast named Gold Coast Company of the Year 2016

October 12, 2016 – Opening of a new FEC time zone in Werribee

September 22, 2016 – New Zealand time zone encourages Pokémon Go fans to pose

September 21, 2016 – Timezone Group appoints Scott Blume as Group Managing Director in Board restructuring

July 7, 2016 – Timezone Gold Coast wins the Business Excellence Award

March 9, 2016 – New FEC time zone opens on The Strand in Coolangatta

May 23, 2018 – Australasian AMF bowling centers adopt Zone Bowling brand


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Should you buy art because you love it or because it’s an investment? http://a1usarealestate.com/should-you-buy-art-because-you-love-it-or-because-its-an-investment/ http://a1usarealestate.com/should-you-buy-art-because-you-love-it-or-because-its-an-investment/#respond Wed, 10 Nov 2021 23:30:27 +0000 http://a1usarealestate.com/should-you-buy-art-because-you-love-it-or-because-its-an-investment/

There are around 1,700 works of art for sale in Sydney Contemporary’s online version of its sprawling art fair – and you don’t have to be an expert to buy a painting or sculpture for less than $ 100. $. The 11-day fair has a sliding price scale, so you can select your budget and search for ceramics, photographs, textiles and other works from around 400 artists represented by more than 80 galleries.

You do not know where to start ? Large format asked seven very different art lovers – from one of the country’s top chefs to a top fashion designer – what they look for when shopping for art.

Abdul Abdullah, multidisciplinary artist
I look for works that excite and challenge me – it could be what they communicate or the particular ways they communicate it. I am looking for artists who constantly contribute to a critical dialogue. I look at the resumes of the artists. I also look for works that give me joy. I am inspired by art which offers a unique perspective. I also love beautiful things and am looking for an art that will be as exciting in 50 years as it is now. Damn, if I could own a Juan Davila I’d be pretty happy.

Abdullah’s choices: those of Juan Davila Ralco, 2016; that of Paul Yore When will this end 2021; Julie Dowling’s Galadia, 2018.

Benjamin Law, writer, journalist, columnist and screenwriter
When I buy art, I look for a combination of playfulness, provocation and depth. An art which is beautiful, but which also has something to say. Art that deploys presumptions, explodes lazy pre-existing assumptions about history, politics and identity. And, of course, art that has been done with care and passion.

Law’s choice: Atong Atem’s Banksia (large), 2021; Betty Kuntiwa Pumani’s Antara, 2020; Tony Albert’s You destroy me # 56, 2020; Lindy lee Black dew, 2021.

Bianca Spender, fashion designer
I’m looking for creativity, shape, and layers that you can deploy every time you watch it. I am looking for creations that evoke the senses and a deep emotional response. I am looking for originality, a unique perspective and a point of view that makes you think or see the world in a different way. In paintings and drawings, I want to be able to feel the engraving and paint flowing off the canvas and I’m drawn to sculptures that you can touch for a tactile sensation that adds a third dimension.

Spender’s choice: Graziela Guardino’s choice Between, 2021; Daniel Boyd’s Untitled (SPLDDMNDX), 2021; Joshua Yeldham’s Mangrove web, 2021; Robert “Tommy” Pau’s On Rooled, 2020; Tim silver Untitled (Heartbeats) JM, 2021; Tamara Dean To aim, 2021.

Barry Keldoulis, director of Sydney Contemporary
I think there’s an element of the Kinsey scale to buying art; 10 percent buy only for investment and 10 percent buy only for love. But most people fall somewhere in between. If you are buying as an investment, you should buy what you like – or at least “like a lot” because you are likely going to meet him physically often. Once something has caught your eye, check out the artist’s resume and bio. Look for exhibition history, collections, prizes and awards, education (although not essential, it certainly isn’t bad if they’ve been to a good art school) and the originality. Recently I added a sixth, personal integrity. But if you really, really like it, you should buy it. Your support for the artist will help consolidate his reputation and support his practice.

The choice of Keldoulis: that of Anna Eggert Swamps, 2021; Dan Elborne’s Remainder S4.13 – S4.15, 2021; Hannalie Taute I can only soften this curse…, 2021; Jenna Lee’s White grass tree 1, 2021.

Hannah Tribe, Principal Designer, Tribe Studio Architects
There is a kind of paradoxical and pleasant uneasiness when one falls in love with a work of art. It may be a little difficult, a little unsettling; it should be asking you to think and feel, and maybe thinking and feeling are out of balance or at odds. The impulse to create and share things is one of the most inspiring parts of our humanity, and if those things are smart or beautiful or moving or funny or delicious or melancholy or stimulating or all of the above then I am. inside.

Choice of tribe: Gretchen Albrecht, Study for “After Goya – Maria Teresa in White”, 2020; Mitch cairns Self-portrait with incoming idea, 2021; Jude Rae, SL452, 2021; Linda Marrinon Archaeological excavations in Syria, 2021.

Wesley Enoch, Writer, Director, QUT Indigenous Chair in Creative Industries
I look at the skills, the history and the style. I want to see a level of craftsmanship expressed in the work. I am drawn to the story he tells about our society, whether in the work or in the artist’s story. I want to see a strong aesthetic language – beauty or ugliness.

Enoch’s choices: those of Noel McKenna April 27, 2021; Jenny watson Girl with white cat, blond hair, blue dress, purple stockings, pink shoes and black handbag, 2021; Nellie Ngampa Coulthard Tjuntala Ngurangka (Country with Acacia Wattle), 2020; At Antoinette O’Brien’s Pearl, 2021.

Kylie Kwong, Chef and Owner, Lucky Kwong
I love culturally diverse art because the more voices we have around the table, the richer, deeper and better our lives become. I love art in which you can see, smell and feel the strong spirit and voice of the artist. I love art that is not only aesthetic, but also expresses a social or cultural statement. I am guided by my emotional response to art first and foremost; I buy for love, not to invest – I appreciate that the two are very different.

Kwong’s Choices: Karla Dickens’ Choices 17th century warrior woman, 2017; Alan constable Untitled, 2021; Beverly burton Ngayuku Ngura, 345-21TA, Tjala Arts, 2021; Abdullah MI Syed Currency of Love (CLS9-2021-ILS200 –V1) Israeli New Shekel 200, 2021.

Explore Sydney Contemporary runs November 11-21.

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Telstra and tagSpace Partner to Deliver Next-Generation Augmented Reality Service Powered by 5G http://a1usarealestate.com/telstra-and-tagspace-partner-to-deliver-next-generation-augmented-reality-service-powered-by-5g/ http://a1usarealestate.com/telstra-and-tagspace-partner-to-deliver-next-generation-augmented-reality-service-powered-by-5g/#respond Wed, 10 Nov 2021 01:23:04 +0000 http://a1usarealestate.com/telstra-and-tagspace-partner-to-deliver-next-generation-augmented-reality-service-powered-by-5g/

It’s not obvious from the Telstra Exchange blog post or its information pages for 5G Home Internet and 5G Business Internet Pages, but in the critical information summary the good news is that downloads after 1TB are still continuing. at a still decent “up to 25 Mbps” level, which is a welcome jump from the 1.5 Mbps speeds on mobile plans, but is 5G home or business internet still available in your area?

Good news – Telstra 5G internet service is finally here, for home and business – but it is not unlimited regardless of the maximum achievable speed, as is the case with the Optus and Vodafone 5G residential internet plans, and with Voda and Optus both offering cheaper plans that are still three to four times faster than Telstra’s 25Mbps capped download speeds after the 1TB download (with downloads counting toward the download limit).

iTWire Colleague David M Wiliams wrote about yesterday’s announcement here, in an article titled “Telstra Unveils 85TB 1TB 5G Home and Business Internet Service” and whose global head of connectivity and products is Telstra’s platform, Sanjay Nayak, wrote on the Telstra Exchange blog titled, “The Ridiculously Fast 5G Home and Business Internet is Here.”

Now Telstra’s 5G network is significantly larger than that of Optus or Vodafone, but wherever 5G mobile coverage is available, it is not yet possible to get Telstra 5G home and business internet. Even Telstra says its 5G Home and Business deployment is for a “limited number of available services per zip code”, so 5G service is not inundated and capacity can be managed and maintained, and presumably as capacity increases. , more people will be able to join the service.

My address in Canberra has excellent Telstra 5G mobile coverage, but is not yet eligible for Telstra 5G Home and Business internet service. Meanwhile, my sister’s address in Sydney says coverage is available. Other addresses that I tested in Canberra with a great 5G mobile did not have service for 5G Home or Business service.

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Vodafone and Optus do not have 5G home internet coverage in all of the addresses I checked earlier, although my sister’s place is a dark pixel away from 5G coverage on the map, and appears on Optus as not being available, but since she lives on the top floor, when I took the Optus 5G Home internet modem that I was testing at her house, downloads of 200-300 Mbps were the norm so there are fortuitous coverage but Australians are still waiting for more 5G to be rolled out, even as it continues, faster with Telstra and slower with Optus and Vodafone.

So if you ARE in an area with Optus and Vodafone 5G home internet coverage, they have unlimited downloads at around 100Mbps, or also max 5G speeds at $ 89 with Optus and $ 85 per month with Vodafone, and represent better value than Telstra.

However, if you have Telstra 5G Home or Business Internet, you still get 1TB of combined downloads and downloads, then up to 25Mbps of downloads and an as of yet undetermined number of download speeds up to Mbps. I asked the question, so I will update here hopefully soon.

The response was received – it’s 5 Mbps, which I expected the number to be. This too will hopefully accelerate in the future on Telstra before a presumed inevitable shift to unlimited data over the next two years is introduced for competitive reasons, and because Optus and Vodafone l ‘already offer today, but with increasingly smaller 5G footprints.

Telstra will also likely be forced by the competition to increase its download speeds after 1TB (or a future higher amount reached) from the current 25 Mbps to double or quadruple – or simply to offer unlimited service like Optus and Vodafone do. .

On Telstra’s Critical Information Summary, or CIS, for its home and business 5G plans, a section states:

“Data allocation

“Once you exceed your included data allowance, your download speed will be capped at 25 Mbps and slowed down further during peak periods. 25 Mbps is suitable for small households of 1 to 3 people using multiple connected devices. It will allow streaming. simultaneous multiple standard definitions. (480p) videos, email, web browsing and social networks. Or streaming a single high definition video (1080p), if there is no other online activity. will not be able to purchase more data or top up with this plan. “

So, it’s great to see the arrival of Telstra 5G Home and Internet service, even if in an area obviously more limited than the whole 5G footprint, and even with its limits, because the era of 5G in more and more places has just made a new leap forward.

We even have the timeline that Telstra shared on how this service will develop as part of its T25 announcement, presumably to moderate demand and keep people on fixed NBN services which are getting faster and faster at 250 Mbps, 500 Mbps and up to 1 Gbps, with Telstra stating:

“We want to make sure our customers have a great experience, so we’ve developed a full service qualification that checks things like Telstra 5G signal capacity and strength. Over the next 3-5 years, we will continue to deploy Telstra 5G and doubling of metro cells to increase density for greater capacity and speed. “

In the meantime, Optus and Vodafone also have a lot more 5G deployments to do, so 2025 will really be the year 2025G, and in the meantime, more and more places are benefiting from 5G cell tower upgrades, more and more 5G phones and tablets are available, more and more mmWave 5G is deployed and more and more competition enters the market, which is also expected to be disrupted by various satellite broadband services brought online this decade, with Starlink already been there for months in beta form.

The future of connectivity finally looks bright, with plenty of NBN upgrades coming, and tons of more 5G too, and the era of ubiquitous connectivity will be even more entrenched and tied to our lives than it ever gets. is now, with augmented reality glasses of the 2nd and even the 3rd generation expected by then as well.

It’s an exciting time to be alive – and by then hopefully we are finally truly in the post-COVID era!

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Federal opposition backs event industry’s call for cancellation insurance plan http://a1usarealestate.com/federal-opposition-backs-event-industrys-call-for-cancellation-insurance-plan/ http://a1usarealestate.com/federal-opposition-backs-event-industrys-call-for-cancellation-insurance-plan/#respond Mon, 08 Nov 2021 08:32:48 +0000 http://a1usarealestate.com/federal-opposition-backs-event-industrys-call-for-cancellation-insurance-plan/

Calls for the federal government to purchase a national insurance plan to cover operational losses due to the cancellation or postponement of commercial events and live shows related to COVID-19 have been backed by Labor Australia Tony Burke, the Shadow Minister of the Arts.

The Labor opposition’s support for emergency blanket coverage for the industry follows Burke and Shadow Minister of Sports and Tourism Senator Don Farrell, who heeded the business events sector’s call for a additional support through a national insurance scheme in an online meeting with representatives of the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA).

Commenting on the discussions on the key areas where the industry needs support, Geoff Donaghy of ICC Sydney and the Vice President of BECA said “given the significant lead time required for the national restart of the trade events industry , many parts of our critical supply chain will be faced with the challenge of surviving without functional revenues, noting that all deposits received for future activity must be held securely until services are provided.

“These businesses will continue to operate at a loss for another six months or more.”

The BECA also formally submitted a response to the Federal Performance Insurance Guarantee Fund Bill 2021 live to the Senate Committee on Environmental Legislation and Communications – supporting its position that the absence Insurance against events related to the COVID-19 pandemic is a drag on confidence and will slow the recovery of the events industry in 2022.

Donaghy noted that “BECA identified risk mitigation as a key challenge for governments to address over twelve months ago and we continue to view this as a priority for the recovery.

“A Commonwealth government-led national event insurance program, delivered in partnership with state and territory governments, remains our preferred model. “

Explaining that the opposition had lobbied the federal government for over a year to introduce an insurance plan, Burke commented, “It’s time for the federal government to listen and act.

“The live music and events industry needs an interruption insurance plan to get back on its feet and plan for the future.

“The federal government was willing to provide such a program for the screen sector but not for the arts industry or live events, and they gave no reason.”

Senator Farrell said he looked forward to continuing to work with BECA “to ensure that this once thriving industry recovers as quickly as possible”, adding “there is no doubt that the trade events industry has suffered significantly from the pandemic.

“Plus, like many other industries, it is clear that the corporate events industry cannot turn back the clock as soon as the borders open. “

Event planners, who have largely been unable to secure insurance to cover the costs of COVID-related cancellations, have been a major obstacle to the resumption for businesses and industries of live events .

Images: Tony Burke, Australian Shadow Minister for the Arts (top) and Geoff Donaghy of ICC Sydney and BECA Vice President (bottom).

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Appetiser co-founders discuss building customer relationships and becoming MVP – TechCrunch http://a1usarealestate.com/appetiser-co-founders-discuss-building-customer-relationships-and-becoming-mvp-techcrunch/ http://a1usarealestate.com/appetiser-co-founders-discuss-building-customer-relationships-and-becoming-mvp-techcrunch/#respond Fri, 05 Nov 2021 17:56:48 +0000 http://a1usarealestate.com/appetiser-co-founders-discuss-building-customer-relationships-and-becoming-mvp-techcrunch/

Appetiser’s site lists three factors for an application’s success: technology, marketing and design. And while the Australian agency was recommended to TechCrunch via our survey to identify software development partners for startups, they could very well have gone through our survey to recommend growth marketers, which you can answer. here.

With a focus on the design, creation and development of mobile and web applications, Appetiser co-founders Jamie Shostak and Michael MacRae have been supported by several clients who have worked with them from their early days. projects. “Every startup has to start with an idea. And some of the best startups may come from people who have first-hand experience of the problem, even if they are not the most technical, ”noted Shostak.

One such client is TradeNow, an Australian late payment financing option for trading companies and their clients. “The Appetizer team has developed great, cutting-edge applications and also believed in the vision of TradeNow from the start,” wrote founder Matt Brennan. “We were able to develop a great working relationship from the start and continue it throughout the trip. “

His fellow entrepreneur Andre Eikmeier praised the flexibility of Appetiser’s model. “We were able to use our CTO to lead a team of six developers from the Appetizer team, with occasional UX / UI, product management and project management as needed. This was a proper collaboration, not a black box agency arrangement. So we were able to build capacity internally at the same time, rather than dependency. “

To find out more, we interviewed both Shostak and MacRae, in a discussion that went from prototyping to growth, and from MVP to design excellence.

Editor’s Note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

What is the origin story of Appetiser?

Jamie Chostak: In 2017, I came across a great German at the coffee machine in a coworking space in Melbourne: Michael. He had apps with millions of users and I ran a growth marketing agency. After getting to know each other, we discovered a mutual passion for building and growing technological products. We had healthy debates and identified how we could help others with their own product’s success: speed to market, data-driven insight, top quality, and strong teams. And that’s how Appetizer was born.

How big is your team now and how is it structured?

Michael MacRae: We have a team of 150 people in Asia and 30 people in Australia. Our teams are built around efficiency: small customer-integrated production teams comprising iOS, Android and back-end developers, as well as UX designers, product managers and QA / PM specialists. These teams work together in an agile environment and evolve up or down depending on the needs of the project. The appetizer itself is relatively flat, with a particular emphasis on data-driven decision making through iterative testing.

One of your customers told TechCrunch that the Appetizer is “the opposite of a black box”. What does it mean?

MacRae: The “phone game” is a popular game for children that teaches us about the consequences of messages passed from person to person. Unfortunately, agencies love to “protect” their team of developers, testers, and designers from clients by introducing layers. Simply put, we are doing the opposite. When we build your team at Appetiser, it will be your team! Join stand-ups, brainstorm with your team, discuss challenges, or even set up one-on-one meetings. We replicated the structure of successful startups with internal teams, then we rebuilt it as an agency.


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Your site mentions that beyond designing and building applications, you are your customers’ “growth machine”. Can you explain?

MacRae: Appetizer’s vision has never been to be an application development company. Instead, we see ourselves as a product success agency. Simply put, we try to maximize the chances of a product becoming successful. We measure how many of our apps are successful, how many users they have, how much revenue they generate, and how much money they raise.

Our entire team is held accountable for these metrics of success, which means we do everything in our power to help our clients achieve them. It can include design, development, and growth, but it’s often also about strategy, helping fundraising, and more.

Why does your strategy require defining a minimum viable product (MVP)?

Shostak: We have spent years refining the internal intellectual property on the database to quickly deliver high quality, reliable products. We use it to help entrepreneurs get to market quickly with an MVP.

MacRae: Defining this MVP comes down to creating value in the real world, but also to detaching ourselves emotionally from the good guys. They can always be added later! As a result, we reduce the time and iteration cycles to find the product-to-market fit. Our customers save time and money, which will be invested in growing their products. Our client Move With Us used this approach to cut development times in half, which has seen them gain popularity in Australia and the United States.

But before that, you do prototyping. Why?

Shostak: Whether you’re someone with an idea or a big business, we always start with a stand-alone design step and an interactive prototype. This allows us to visually define the project while creating a cutting edge front-end experience. In the words of Steve Jobs, we like to start with the user experience and [work backward to the technology].

It is also a great starting point for raising capital, gaining stakeholder buy-in, or validating their idea before moving on to full development. We are extremely proud of clients like Good Empire and Vello who have been able to raise [funding] even before development.

Why do you attach importance to the quality of the design?

MacRae: On the App Store, you have a few seconds to convince a user to download your app. On the web, if you don’t convert a visitor in seconds, they’ll be gone forever. So, first and foremost, design excellence is about understanding what users want. This speeds up user acquisition. And once you’ve signed up your user, a solid user experience holds them back.

We also believe that product design is not just a creative field; it’s a question of performance: one design will always outperform the other. We try to centralize the learning of all our projects to design based on proven tactics to minimize risky assumptions.

How to share knowledge internally?

MacRae: Appetizer has created more internal intellectual property than most agencies. This includes our base plate; our benchmarks to unify the team on the basis of best practices, on which a large part of our team continuously studies, tests and iterates; and our educational materials and courses.

For the latter, we have created the University of the aperitif. It offers a growing curriculum of production-related topics such as standards, best practices, and guidelines, and also covers topics such as economics, CRO, and data analytics. The employees of the aperitif even have weekly exams that ask them to apply their learnings.

What are your plans for next year?

Shostak: With a remote culture first, our plan has always been to hire the best talent in the world. It started with an initial focus on Asia-Pacific. So far we are in Davao, Cebu, Manila, Melbourne and Sydney. In 2022, we are looking to expand this to a few more continents. [ … ] and you can expect to see us in the United States within the next 12 months.

In addition, from 2022 and beyond, we want to create our own community and platform of startups, and expand it globally. From partnering with investors, crowdfunding platforms, lawyers and accountants to creating our own educational content. We want to allow startups to conquer international markets. And we’re also currently building an incubator called Appetizer Ventures, where we’ll help further accelerate client startups and even potentially create some in-house.

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