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29 12, 2015

Alyson Reay, as seen in Woman Magazine

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:38+00:00 December 29th, 2015|In the media|0 Comments

Just before Christmas the new edition of Woman Magazine was published. In fact I bought my copy when I was at Heathrow Airport, and the delay in sharing the article with you here is because I was, as the article says, on my way to 'spend Christmas alone in the sun'. I had a fabulous [...]

9 12, 2015

Alyson Reay, as seen in Woman’s Weekly

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:38+00:00 December 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When I noticed a journalist request on Twitter that resonated with me, I didn't hesitate to respond, always ready to chat in my sassy social kind of a way. Next thing I knew, freelance writer Gillian Harvey, had arranged to interview me about my forthcoming Christmas trip for an article in Woman's Weekly entitled "Our Very Special Christmas", one of 3 stories about [...]

7 12, 2015

Alyson Reay, as seen in Prima Magazine

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:38+00:00 December 7th, 2015|In the media|0 Comments

When I was approached by journalist and copywriter Marina Gask, to tell my story for a feature in Prima Magazine I barely hesitated before saying 'Yes'. The feature entitled 'Our New Year reinventions' was to be about 4 women who have transformed their lives in 2015. My story was a simple one, but one that many [...]

28 10, 2015

Have you tried the new Twitter poll?

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:38+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Engaging your audience on Social Media is a challenge for many businesses. It's so easy to broadcast messages about you and your business, but you will find you get little back from your audience. I spend a lot of time talking with businesses about how they can make their own content more 'shareable' and more [...]

9 03, 2015

Twitter is just a sophisticated pub

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:38+00:00 March 9th, 2015|Networking & Social Media|0 Comments

When I was studying for my MBA as a mature student, I was often drawn to Peter Drucker's words, particularly on marketing and communication. I was reminded of Drucker last week at The Social Media Summit organised and hosted by Nicky Kriel*. The memory was triggered by the asssertion that: "Twitter is just a sophisticated pub." Thomas Power** Whether [...]

16 02, 2015

Let me tell you a story

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:38+00:00 February 16th, 2015|Marketing, Networking & Social Media|0 Comments

Storytelling is a timeless, ageless skill. Most of us will remember how we sat as children at story time, cross-legged on the floor entranced by a good storyteller. Even those little fidgets with a short attention span were drawn in, completely captivated. And what about that book you just can't put down, reading 'just one more' chapter [...]

20 01, 2015

The best project

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:38+00:00 January 20th, 2015|Motivation, The best of the rest|0 Comments

I've spent my life prioritising other people, and other people's feelings, over my own. Do I want a medal? No, this is not something to be proud of... This approach meant that I was constantly torn in different directions, in my personal life and in my business life. How many number one priorities can one [...]

12 03, 2014

Alyson Reay: Email Marketing Award Winner

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:38+00:00 March 12th, 2014|Marketing|0 Comments

As an advocate of regular emailing to customers, I was both surprised and delighted to have an email drop in my inbox yesterday, telling me I am a Constant Contact 2013 All Star Award Winner! Alyson Reay - Email Marketing award It's always great to have our efforts recognised, and I know my [...]