W. Mitchell is a speaker we have featured several times in O News over the years and is a speaker we hold close to our heart.
Our Chief of Everything O, Leanne Christie, recently booked W. Mitchell for a small private function for staff, family and friends of Ovations to hear his message personally.
Keith Harwood, our Chief of Client Experiences, describes the evening:
Tim Gard has been in Australia this past month, secured by Ovations for local clients. He also stopped by the office to keep us updated on his latest presentations and topics in person.
It wasn't just incredible product knowledge for the team to secure, or an invaluable resource to draw upon when trying to find exactly the right speaker for an event. It was a rare treat to watch him in action as he presented segments from "Developing a Comic Vision" and "The Tao of Humor" ably assisted by his plethora of custom-made props.
Absolutely hilarious, Tim always brings tears to the eye with so much laughter and fun!
When The Growth Faculty approached Ovations to secure an MC for an upcoming session with Sir Martin Sorrell, we knew immediately who was the most obvious choice: Legendary Australian marketer and The Gruen Transfer regular, Dan Gregory.
Sir Martin is the CEO of WPP, originally a manufacturer of shopping baskets and now one of the world's largest communication services group. Speaking on The Importance of Digital and Emerging Markets, who better to understand Sir Martin's world than Dan Gregory? Further, Dan's firm The Impossible Institute is one of the few advertising agencies in Australia not owned by Sir Martin, allowing the choice of MC to bring an impartial perspective to the event.
Andrew Roe, Director of Golden Key International Honour Society won tickets to the event in last month's Special Promotions and had this to say about the breakfast event:
Thanks for the invitation to the event this morning. It was great to listen to Sir Martin Sorrell, I thought his perspective was fantastic, very international and relevant to anyone, not just advertisers!"
On the 25th Birthday of Ovations we announced that big changes were afoot, starting with the introduction of our O Exclusives model. We've since overturned every aspect of our brand, marketing and service, all led by a very special consulting group: our very own clients!
To all of you my deepest gratitude. Not only for your loyalty and support for so many years but for caring enough to let us know how we can serve you best. In phase one of our new "The Client is our Hero" programme, we have incorporated the top 25 hot ideas that you had asked for in our brand new website. There are another eight ideas to be released before the end of the year.
These changes are all about you: a new quick and easy search, more speaker videos prominently featured on the site, a quick contact option available on every page of the site and our personal favourite: "O Help Me!". We're also now available to chat 24/7 with our on-site Live Chat (Even our toughest Board of Clients didn't think we could do that!)
Welcome to the NEW Ovations, please look around and see for yourself.
The biggest compliment you could give would be to let us know if there's anything you love - or anything you really feel needs changing. Please email me with any suggestions you have on firstname.lastname@example.org
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Over the last 10 years, I have led numerous delegations, study tours and client visit programs to Asia, including China, India and Hong Kong, and observed at first hand some of the mistakes that are often made when attempting to engage with Asian business leaders, entrepreneurs and Government officials.
Once you have a clear understanding of why you want to do business in Asia (i.e. is it to grow your business? reduce costs? raise capital from Asian investors?) and have a strategy in place, here are my top 6 tips for foreigners looking to succeed in Asia: