Dear DPS Members,
It is heartening to be able to bring to our members offers of free promotion by local companies to support businesses operating in Port Stephens due to the impact of COVID-19. Many businesses remain open offering takeaway, home delivery and online shopping. To assist you to reach out and inform the local community you have two opportunities available from free advertising on Bay FM 88.0, to creating a short video which PS Branding, Pixello Film Co and What’s on in our Backyard will collate and promote via social media.
If you would like to learn how to use your iPhone as a flimmaking tool you can join an online course for just $12.99. The course is presented by Jason van Genderen and DPS attended a conference recently where Jason delivered an introduction on how use your iPhone to create films which was excellent.
Below you can view the new Tourism Australia Love from Aus video which launched earlier this week .
We have also provided an update from NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services who have advised the closure all camping and campgrounds as well as restricted access to some high-use visitor areas in NSW national parks.
We wish you all the best during this challenging time and if we can assist any anyway please let us know.
Eileen, Sharon and Nat
BUY LOCAL – FREE VIDEO MARKETING OPPORTUNITY TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
PS Branding, Pixello Boutique Film Co and What’s on in our Backyard are offering you the opportunity to be part of a FREE collaborative VIDEO featuring your business. The video will be used to encourage the local community to support local businesses and buy locally whether this is to order a takeaway, shop online or join an online workshop.
Your video will need to contain information on how and when etc you are currently operating during Covid-19. Once they have a number of businesses who have submitted their videos they will be compiled into several 1 minute video pieces that will be shown on Instagram, Facebook and https://www.facebook.com/whatsoninourbackyard/.
How to be involved – it is easy and simple to do. To be involved CLICK HERE.
iPHONE FILMMAKING FOR BEGINNERS ONLINE COURSE – $12.99
The ultimate beginners guide to embracing your iPhone as a filmmaking tool. Suitable for entry level learners.
An in-depth tutorial guide on storytelling with your iPhone. Presented by globally awarded director Jason van Genderen, this easy-to-follow course takes you through all the essentials you’ll need to completely change the quality of what you’ll be able to capture with your mobile.
What you’ll learn
How to master your iPhone’s camera system to capture pro quality video and audio
How to confidently use all the imaging modes on your iPhone to achieve great results
All the hacks and secrets to opening up your iPhone as a competent camera tool
Essential, affordable accessories that build your iPhone out into a full camera system
Please CLICK for further details on the course and to register.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER – FREE ADVERTISING FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES ON BAY FM
Bay FM 88.0 is offering to support local businesses during this difficult time by offering members of DPS and the Tomaree Business Chamber free advertising to reach the local market. All you need to do is provide your business name, contact details and what goods or services you are offering and they will turn this in a 15 second free radio advertising package which offers:
30 x 15 seconds commercials per week for 4 weeks (to be extended as the current situation evolves). which includes 4 commercials per day across Bay FM’s schedule Monday to Sunday from 5am to midnight and 2 x bonus placements in the midnight to dawn sessions.
Free copy writing, free voice-over talent, free production.
Note: Commercials from four different advertisers, non-competing where possible, will be packaged into a 60-second spot.
How to take up this offer: CLICK HERE to find out.
WITH LOVE FROM AUS – TOURISM AUSTRALIA LAUNCHES NEW VIDEO
Tourism Australia has released a new video via social media and the web reminding visitors of the beauty of the Australian landscape that awaits future holiday makers.
The video is a digital postcard from some of Australia’s iconic natural attractions and stars many of the cute and cuddly animals for which the country is famous..
“In these times of uncertainty, the world needs a little positivity and something to look forward to,” Tourism Australia Managing Director Phillipa Harrison said.
“Inspired by Matesong, Tourism Australia is sending an uplifting message to Australians and the world – keep dreaming about the beautiful places, people and experiences waiting for you on the other side of this.” Watch the video at Australia.com
Tourism Australia is also hosting a weekly webinar for industry about coronavirus – check online to view past editions or register for upcoming events.
UPDATE ON NSW NATIONAL PARK & WILDLIFE SERVICE CLOSURES
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has closed all camping and campgrounds and has restricted access to some high-use visitor areas in NSW national parks. We are calling on everyone to support the effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to follow the NSW Government’s advice and social distancing practices. Protecting the health and safety of our visitors and staff is the highest priority for the NPWS.
Before walking out your door to exercise in a national park, people are reminded to check alerts for NSW national parks closures and changes to access – things are changing regularly. For more information visit: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/alerts
REMINDER: NSW GOVERNMENT ADVISES: DO NOT TRAVEL THIS EASTER
The NSW Government is calling on all residents to stay at home this Easter and to cancel any holidays or day trips to regional NSW.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro, Minister for Tourism Stuart Ayres, NSW Health and NSW Police have advised that leisure travel, including to visit family, is not permitted at this time and could increase the risk for regional communities in terms of coronavirus.
People are being asked to remain within their own communities, and to only leave the house to shop for essentials, for medical reasons, for work or education where this is not possible at home, and for exercise.
Tourism businesses are asked to be sensitive and sensible in supporting the community to follow this direction by working with customers to postpone or cancel their trip.
Accommodation providers, including short-term rental accommodation, are advised there is no ban restricting them from operating at this time to support essential workers including medical staff or to facilitate self-isolation requirements.
For full details and latest Government Orders, go to nsw.gov.au