Archive for: 2010

‘The Office’ on internet start-ups

A recent episode of the NBC sitcom ‘The Office’ featured the perils of investing in an internet start-up. Especially when the offer of a lucrative ‘buy-out’ is put to the reluctant investors.

American interest in MySchool, tech bubbles, VC says no, & TSA airport security

Some of the stories covered in the latest issue of DatelineUSA is out now. You can receive it by email, or check the online archive.

Peter Beattie on new tourism opportunities in the US

An encounter with a deer in Wyoming gave Peter Beattie time to think about how Australia could develop new tourism opportunities in the US by going after the growing baby boomer market My wife, Heather, and I recently drove across the US from west to east, but the real action started in Wyoming. A huge…

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Cleantech investment: Vinod Khosla says: “Environmentalists Get In The Way”

“Environmentalists get in the way…and do more damage than they know,” said Vinod Khosla, one of the world’s leading clean tech investors, today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco. Why? Self-described environmentalists demand or adopt technology that sounds promising without a sense of its true cost or impact to the environment. “Painting your…

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The ultimate elevator pitch from TechCrunch

Forget what you have been told about VC and angel funding. TechCrunch shows you how it is really done.

Labor Day 2010

Thanks to ‘The Explainer’ at Slate, the history of the Labor Day holiday in the US. It’s more than just the end of summer and the start of the football season.

Australia no. 4 in Newsweek's 'World's Best Countries'

Newsweek has ranked the ‘world’s best countries’, and Australia comes in at fourth, after Finland, Switzerland and Sweden. The survey is based on five key  measures. Australia scored highest for health, followed by quality of life, economic dynamism, political environment and education (for which we ranked 13th in the world). The results are available online.…

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Who's who for Australia in the US – part two

We previously listed official Australian representation in the US. Now, Australian business, professional and social organisations active in the US. (Please offer additions and amendments, including places where Australians might gather for business or social networking.) Advance chapters in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC) American Australian Association  (New York, with branches in…

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DMG signs with Meltwater for client news tracking

DMG has signed up with Meltwater News the premium international online news research and tracking service. DMG has been comparing the service for a while now and as more and more media move online has decided now is the time to start with the service. DMG can now offer the service to its regular clients…

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Throw another Aussie stereotype on the barbie

Australia’s ‘boofhead’ tourism marketing campaigns are hurting our reputation as an exporter of technology and innovation according to a new study. RMIT Adjunct Professor  and B2B marketing communications consultant, Kimon Lycos, interviewed 50 CEOs of Australian SMEs  and found that ‘being positioned internationally as a nation of boofheads, serial BBQ’ers and boozers makes it difficult…

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Who's who for Australia in the US

Do you know who your  local Australian government representative is in the US for consular or business purposes? Here’s a quick guide. Additions or amendments welcome. Coming next,  Australian business and professional network contacts in the US. Australian Embassy, Washington DC. Ambassador: The Hon. Kim Beazley AC Australian Consulate, Atlanta, GA. Consul-General and Senior Trade…

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"Shout" launch

DMG launches Shout, a system developed over the past 9 years that guarantees news media coverage before, during and after conferences and tradeshows. The Shout system has delivered exceptional media results for companies at some of the largest and most influential industry conferences and tradeshows in the USA, Australia and Asia. After more than 250…

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Start-up lessons from 'Mad Men'

If you haven’t yet caught up with the ‘Mad Men’ series,  the season 4 opener is a good one for start-up entrepreneurs.

Give Back: DMG backs the Arts

DMG supports Live Performance Australia with part-pro bono national and international media relations and conference PR. For the latest news please see: News SMH – Recent news coverage

DMG supports Australian solar industry

DMG Cleantech has been selected by the Australian Solar Energy Society for media relations and media engagement support. For the latest news from AuSES please click here and for some of the best data and reports from the sector click here

Ausio Pharma selects DMG Clinical Trials

Ausio Pharmaceuticals LLC has selected DMG Clinical Trials for its new studies. DMG will support the studies with informational PR and Advertising to raise awareness among potential trial participants.

Medivation selects DMG for patient recruitment

Medivation, backed by Pfizer, has selected DMG Clinical Trials to run its patient recruitment PR and Advertising program in Australia and NZ. The program has been a huge success with a recent advertising campaign boosting interested patient calls to the call center by record numbers. DMG was pleased to get this email: “The Site has…

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Austrade selects DMG as PR provider

DMG has been selected as a preferred media relations and PR provider for Austrade internationally, and in Australia. DMG will cover sectors including biotech, cleantech, tech and investment for the Agency. DMG competed against some of the biggest names in marketing and PR both in Australia and internationally for this role.

DMG secures media wins for Finisar

Finisar global CEO Eitan Gertel was in town last week and DMG arranged high-profile media meetings with the AFR, ARN, ITNews, Exchange Daily and ZDNet where he spoke about bandwidth capacity globally, and how Finisar’s ROADM technology developed in Australia and backed by Starfish Ventures is now the world leader. See reports in ITNews, Exchange…

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Making it in America

The July 22 issue of BRW features the insights of Australian cosmetics entreprenuer, Emanuel Perdis, into what it takes to be successful in America. The article isn’t online, so here are the key points – * the US market has a ‘mythical aura’ about it, like El Dorado or Shangri-La, which is part legend and…

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