Archive for January, 2009

OK tweeples, this is where you get rewarded for being socially media savvy. You get to go to the Marketing Now seminar and workshops for the price of one day only.

What do you do? you register and pay for the seminar only ($750) and get invoiced for the seminar only. You send an email to: info@marketingnow.co.nz and include in the email:

Subject field: Twitter offer

In the email: your name and your twitter ID.  For example: Name: Sarah Jones Twitter ID:Sarahscarer

(we don’t want your password!)

You’ll then receive an electronic receipt for both days: seminar and workshops: value $1,250.00. This includes all the extras: David Meerman-Scott’s book, refreshments, lunches, cocktails and good company!

Conditions: simple really. Just register and pay before midnight Tuesday February 10th (2009!). Ignore the other discounts on the pricing page (which pale in comparison to yours). You have something way better for being one step ahead. Run with it.

We are not promoting this on the event site. It’s word of tweet only. Let’s see how far it flies.

Spread the good word. 

And see you there.


Questions? ask me here or tweet me: Siobhan Bulfin.


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Check out the mayor of New Plymouth Peter Tennent’s automated out of office response:


GREETINGS – I hope your new year is going well!

There’s no way I would be in the office – this is the place judged the best place to live in New Zealand (2008 – North & South, ACP Magazines) and the best place to live in the world (2008 – Liveable Community Awards). Of course I’m not in the office!

I’m probably out enjoying a good coffee in one of the town’s many cafe’s…… strolling the award winning coastal walkway…… catching a wave at one of our blue flag accredited beaches….. enjoying the entertainment at the TSB Bank Festival of Lights…… catching a world class show at the TSB Bowl of Brooklands…… the cricket at Pukekura Park (judged one of the world’s top six cricket venues)….. the Yachting at Ngamotu Beach….. one of the beach carnivals…… the latest exhibition at Govett Brewster Art Gallery or Puke Ariki…… chasing a golf ball around one of our magnificent international courses….. training for one of our round mountain cycle challenges….. taking a leisurely jog……. enjoying a “retail fix”…… tramping Mt Taranaki…… taking in the wonders of the glorious parks……. or relaxing with good friends, family, or visitors – because that’s what we do in Taranaki!

But – I also check my emails pretty regularly.

So, when it gets cloudy (not very often in Taranaki), or when the skin needs a break from the sun (far more often in Taranaki), I’ll respond to your email.

I’m very happy to take calls though – my mobile: +64 (21) ………

Keep the passion!

Kind regards



Judged the best place to live in New Zealand and now the WORLD!

New Plymouth

“The best and most liveable community in the world (population 20,001 to 75,000)”

“The best project in the world making a positive difference – the New Plymouth Coastal Walkway”

“The world’s best and most sustainable community”

2008 International Awards for Liveable Communities “The best place in New Zealand to live, love, work and raise a family”

North & South, ACP Magazines

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Tourism Queensland have pulled off one of the best destination marketing campaigns in a long while. I’m talking of course about their “Best job in the world” which went viral via twitter, and every news channel on the planet it seems. And I wonder what it cost them? probably very little. Ingenius. I doubt it was a fluke!

Would be interesting to see the stats on visits to Hamilton island site since the ad went live.

Siobhan Bulfin


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thanks for the tweet Simon ! other speakers include Sharon Crost, Stephen Johnson and Jim Stewart the site will be up soon!!

And being the great guys that they are, Chris and David will be around during the entire two day event and will be keen to meet and talk to you.  There will also drinks at end of day one which will give you a chance to talk to them both and other speakers.

And I’m thinking of some fun stuff for the Friday (twisting their arms to stick around), any ideas?

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Marketing Now! NZ’s first event dedicated solely to social media and new marketing is happening in Wellington at Te Papa on April 15/16. Confirmed speakers include the number one blogger on social media and online communities; Chris Brogan, and international author and expert on new media and online PR; David Meerman-Scott.


Website live Jan 19.


More soon! 


Siobhan Bulfin


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