Koogar appear in The Link Magazine (Jewellery Industry)

Koogar appear in The Link Magazine (Jewellery Industry)

Koogar appears in The Link MagazineAmanda has recently been invited to write an article for The Houlden Group, the UK and Ireland’s longest established jewellery and watch buying organisation and who also head up Jewellers of Excellence which is a network of luxury independent jewellers, offering an internationally renowned collection of quality watches and the finest selection of jewellery and diamonds.

The Link Magazine is a Digital and Printed Newsletter specifically provided to the Houlden members.

Amanda article is titled “The Importance of ECommerce and a Digital Presence in 2017“.

Amanda has also been invited to speak at the Summer Getaway to deliver a talk on the “Why Digital” Campaign and digital best practises.

Amanda interviewed for Digital Marketing Magazine

Amanda interviewed for Digital Marketing Magazine

Integrated Live!Amanda will be speaking at the Integrated Live Conference in London on Wednesday 16th November at 4:00pm in the Engagement and Experiential Theatre at London ExCel Arena.

She was recently interviewed by Jonathan Davies from www.digitalmarketingmagazine.co.uk.

Amanda quotes “Give me coffee and cake any day!”

Read the whole interview over at http://digitalmarketingmagazine.co.uk/digital-marketing-features/integrated-live-with-amanda-dodd/3700

Houlden members learn benefits of Tweets and Likes

Houlden Group members are embracing social media as a powerful addition to their marketing arsenal, the organisation says.

Several retailers from the Houlden collective met recently for personalised training in the dark arts of Twitter, Facebook and their contemporaries, in sessions led by digital marketing expert Amanda Daniels of Koogar Ltd.

Read the rest of the article on Watch Pro

Houlden members learn benefits of tweets and likes – watchpro.com 2014-06-23 15-48-46.pdf

100% Occupancy at North Wales Hospitality & Tourism Event!

Hosted by Business Point, Coleg Llandrillos’ business training unit in partnership with ‘People 1st Cymru’ sector skills council for hospitality & tourism at Bodnant Welsh FoodOver 80 delegates representing the broad hospitality & tourism sector gather to focus on a common goal  ’to achieve UK top 5 visitor destination status’.  Hosted by Business Point, Coleg Llandrillos’ business training unit in partnership with ‘People 1st Cymru’ sector skills council for hospitality & tourism, the event was held at the brand new £6.5m Bodnant Welsh Food Centre to coincide with Wales Tourism Week 2013 and to celebrate Welsh hospitality on St Davids’ Day.

Industry leaders and experts in their field set out the overriding themes of innovation and collaboration under 3 main topics, for further discussion.  First on the agenda was food & drink and how important components they are as a means of establishing the all-important sense of place alongside the location and all of its cultural and geographical attributes.

As a region, we can boast 20 awards across 23 categories in the 2012 True Taste awards. Food tourism is big business. We need to promote quality, home grown food to create a key reason for visitors to come to North Wales. There is so much to shout about but the voice has been too muted in the past. Quality food is a key topic at this time and now is the time to promote it.Chris Morton – Managing Director, Bodnant Welsh Food

Carole Startin, Marketing & Events Executive for Tourism Partnership North Wales and Amanda Daniels of Koogar Digital Marketing then led an interactive workshop to encourage delegates to consider their online presence.

Information in quick time, on the move, up-to-date and relevant. The modern traveller demands this as a service.  Web based technology enables this as a very cost effective marketing medium. Destination North Wales and Food North Wales can form part of your marketing media– Amanda Daniels – Koogar Digital Marketing

The all-important welcome was next on the agenda. Alan Davies of Tourism Partnership North Wales briefed delegates on The Ambassador programme, an exciting new initiative training hoteliers to advise young people on career opportunities afforded by the hospitality sector. – Phil Raynsford of People 1st Cymru followed, by outlining their work to ensure a skilled workforce for the industry in the future”

We as a hotel have a truly international workforce but I find it extremely encouraging that so much is being done to attract and nurture home grown talent to enter the industry.” – Barbara Byrom – Human Resources Manager, Quay Hotel & Spa, Deganwy.

In summing up, the message was clear. Whether it is a trip for business or pleasure, staying in luxury full board, half board, self-catering, camping or even glamping – accommodated in a new eco pod, tepee or VW camper, North Wales can provide.

Press Enquiries – Andrew Thomas

Business Point – Coleg Llandrillo Cymru

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Sales are Up, New Members, New Suppliers – Houlden Members defy the Recession!

Stadium SellOne new aspect which members enjoyed was the Supplier “Stadium” Selling where invited suppliers were given the opportunity to “pitch” their product to members. First up was JSN Jewellery’s exciting launch of Canada Star Diamonds of Excellence, a new diamond brand exclusively for Houlden members.

Canadian diamonds are widely regarded as the best in the world and every Canada Star diamond is certificated to authenticate its Canadian and eco-friendly origin. Other well informed pitches were provided by Fossil portfolio of Fashion Watches, Domino, Bulova and Tivon. Those same suppliers were able to report a very encouraging response from members.

Inspirational speakers set the tone for the Meeting – Amanda Daniels from Koogar used Fat Boy Slim’s “Right Here Right Now” to open her social networking presentation. If the consumer market is changing in respect of technology, fashion, lifestyle, so the industry has to adapt to seize those business opportunities and be in the right place at the right time.