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Emerging local artists

The IMA: Institute of Modern Art is inviting artists who are 6 years out of art school, who have not yet exhibited at IMA and who were born or are living in Queensland to submit their portfolios to be considered for showcasing at the 2012 Fresh Cut exhibit at the IMA. All you need to do is submit your portfolio by 28 March via:
• email [robert@ima.org.au]
• post [IMA, PO Box 2176, Fortitude Valley BC QLD 4006]
• or drop it off at the IMA office [420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley BC QLD 4006]
Note: They will not be returned.

This annual exhibition has been running since 1997 and is a great platform for emerging artists to mingle and share their work and views.

Are you ready to put yourself out there? Hurry as you only have 7 days to enter!

Yours with Art Exhibitions,
Amber van Sloten

Sixty Years Strong

Tonight the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) is celebrating it’s sixtieth year for the Queensland and Northern Territory branches.

AIM members from around Queensland and Northern Territory have been invited to come together to share how AIM has helped them work smarter and also discuss how the institute has grown into what it is today.

AIM facilitates short courses and workshops in any aspect of management so they only concentrate on the areas you need help with most. The bonus of becoming a member is they run members only business related seminars for  week a year. AIM organises local and global inspiring guest speaker sessions for everyone to enjoy. My favourite though is the womens only ‘Onboard to Board’ where a bus-load of professional women are taken to a mystery destination and meet with a super successful woman who has succeeded in getting on a board. We are amazed as we hear their rise to success and we’re welcome to ask questions and mingle. Definitely a great night out!

There will be special presentations and also an opportunity to network with like-minded people.

Congratulations AIM Qld & NT, I’m looking forward to tonight!

Yours in Management,
Amber van Sloten

TQ launches Million Dollar Memo campaign to the world

Businesses around the world will go head to head for a $1 million Queensland travel package in Tourism Queensland’s latest global marketing campaign. Companies and workplaces around the globe would vie for the opportunity to win a luxury Queensland reward as part of the Million Dollar Memo campaign.

On Friday 18 March, domestic and international businesses were issued with a global challenge, in the form of a memo, to compete in the promotion and secure five-star and adventure travel experiences at a range of leading Queensland destinations including the Tropical North, the Whitsundays and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

The Million Dollar Memo challenge to businesses is simple, go to the website, www.milliondollarmemo.com, to tell why your workplace deserves to win $1 million worth of unique travel experiences right here in beautiful Queensland.

Entrants need to create an entertaining 60 second video that shows what makes their company great – and why they think Queensland is the ultimate reward for their staff.

The four-year global campaign, valued at $6.9 million, follows the Best Job in the World promotion and aims to position Queensland as one of the world’s leading destinations for the lucrative travel incentive market.

It doesn’t matter if you have 3000 employees or just three the Million Dollar Memo applies to companies and workplaces throughout Australia and around the world.

The Million Dollar Memo is open to anyone from any organisation, company, business or workplace in any country and will run from 18 March until 1 May.

The competition will consist of three phases; a Top 50 short-list, a Final 20 list and an Incentive Challenge which will see a representative of the final 20 companies travel to Queensland to compete in an Incentive Challenge to be held in unique locations throughout the State from August 23.

For more information, to download the memo and submit entries go to www.milliondollarmemo.com

Yours in Queensland campaigns,


New slogan launched today “Queensland, Where Australia Shines”


Queensland’s new slogan was launched today by the state’s Premier Anna Bligh. Gone are the days of “Where Else But Queensland” … now we will be referring to “Queensland, Where Australia Shines”. The new brand, which reportedly was 12 months in the making, has been described by Ms Bligh as capturing “the essence of Queensland – a beautiful Australian holiday destination, with unforgettable experiences and shining Queenslanders themselves”. To learn more about Tourism Queensland and the new brand, click here.

The two-year $4.16 million investment includes:

  • a photo and film shoot of over 70 Queensland destinations which generated more than 500 new images and 32 hours of destination footage;
  • a global social media campaign which will launch in coming weeks;
  • industry and consumer consultation;
  • new online and social media tools such as the updated Queensland Holidays website and Queensland Facebook page;
  • the roll-out of the new brand platform through Tourism Queensland’s key international markets; and
  • the development of regional marketing brands for Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Whitsundays and Tropical North Queensland in addition to the Queensland brand.

Admittedly, I didn’t totally shine to it at first, but upon discovering more about the brand and its impending roll out, I think it’s got legs. What are your thoughts?

Yours in (re)brandng,