Market Advertising & FAQ

Every week across Australia there are hundreds of markets, ranging from niche markets to multi-come one, come all markets. This article is about markets in general, how they operate and advertise on the internet. The word “market” also covers what some like to call fairs, swap meets, but for the interest of this article, we […]

2018 Games Malarky

In 2018, a games event will be held where Commonwealth countries will compete in a 14 day event held every 4 years. I’d include the name of the event but its name is trademarked. GOLDOC owns all the IP rights in the words, marks, text, images, photographs, videos, audio, graphics of the games to the […]

Coronation Street

It feels like all we ever do is write about the end of another TV series. First it was A Place To Call Home, now Coronation Street. They appear to suffer from the same fate.. falling viewer numbers means no advertiser interest’, meaning no revenue. Coronation Street Sad really. Another long running TV show, this […]

Fun Family Day Out

Do not understimate how much fun your family will have at a day out at a museum. A day out at a museum is great fun for the whole family. I say this to parents who have not been to a museum for few years.  Museums have changed a lot.  Long gone are the boring […]

A Place to Call Home

We’re seeing lots of rather angry, annoyed and abusive messages about A Place to Call Home. There is no suggestion that it wasn’t a good show. It has good writing, story, actors, production. The decision to terminate production is not about the show, but “finances”. It cost more to produce the show than could be […]

Computer Markets Review

To Computer Markets Or Not, that is the question.?  Is going to a computer market the answer to your computer needs? After reading about weekend computer markets in Melbourne for many years, we finally got around to checking one out. We found an excellent guide to markets in Melbourne at the OnlyMelbourne web site which […]

Mobile Handset Salute

The fines don’t work, the loss of demerit points is not working, what will it take to stop drivers using mobile handsets while driving? Last year Victoria Police fined 59,000 people for talking on the phone.  Penalties in Victoria are a loss of 4 demerit points and a $433 fine. In NSW, Police booked 780 drivers […]

Facebook Is Killing Your Website

Facebook Is Killing Your Website, with your help! As common as we now say “Google it” instead of saying “search the internet”, we see webmasters working on their Facebook pages in preference to their own web site pages. Example: Art Exhibition at a Gallery The gallery will post a new exhibition on their Facebook page […]

Gazza’s Garage Sales

When you get to a garage sale, tell ’em Gazza sent you, thats what his web site says. Gazza’s Garage Sales is the home of garage sales online in Australia. Gazza’s Garage Sales provides sellers with free advertising of garage sales all year round. Gazza’s Garage Sales provides buyers with a directory of upcoming garage […]

West End Of Melbourne

We spotted this advert in Saturday’s TheAge, and noticed a few anomalies. The sales pitch invites the reader to be a part of The New York End of Town.  I have lived in Melbourne all my life and never heard of a New York end of town, but hey, we have to start somewhere. On […]

Tina Robbed | Dancing With Stars

WOW!  If written complaints are anything to go by, Tina Arena was robbed! Dancing With The Stars win goes to Cosentino, beating Tina Arena and Rhiannon Fish After four months of training and 11 nights of competition, grand illusionist Consentino has won season 13 of Dancing With The Stars, beating out the hotly tipped favourite, […]

4G Melbourne Cup

It might be known as the race that stops a nation, but the Melbourne Cup has also become the race that clogs all mobile networks. As soon as the horses finish their 3.2-kilometre sprint on Tuesday afternoon, about 100,000 punters are likely to grab their phone to tap out a text message, make a phone […]

TV Show Recording Nightmares

Over the past couple of years we have received many complaints from people who have gone to the recording of shows like Xfactor and Australia’s Got Talent. The complaints center around the treatment of people waiting for shows by so-called security personnel. Complaints Long waits in queues before shows commence Waiting outside in poor weather […]

Dirty On Carpet Cleaning

I have to say, not happy Jan! Well, happy about one outcome but very unhappy about another. Read on.. Lets start with the good… Say Goodbye to Carpet Stains Our dog is getting on in years (over 100 in human years) and had a little accident on the carpet in the rumpus room.  We cleaned […]

7Mate | GEM Not on Foxtel

I’m not big on talking about TV, mainly because most of the complaints that come across our desks are people whingeing about adverts on free television causing programs to run overtime.  Shock horror, adverts on television, what were they thinking. I believe too many people live back in the glory days of the box when […]

Fitzroy Bar to Movember

We do love a home-grown ‘good luck’ story, specially when it starts in Melbourne. Ten years ago, a Melbourne hospital missed the fund-raising opportunity of a lifetime. The men’s health charity Movember, which started in a Fitzroy bar as a challenge among mates to grow the best moustache, has raised $440 million and spread to […]

Viagogo | Australian Ticket Sales

It’s tickets a go-go as Viagogo launches Tickets for Bruce Springsteen’s February shows in Melbourne ranged from $211 to $2132 when online reselling platform Viagogo launched in Australia last week. While both extremes were lower on eBay and Gumtree, visiting US chief executive Eric Baker said Viagogo’s edge was a “guarantee that every transaction is […]

New Name | Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

Melbourne Aquarium to Relaunch as SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium this September This September, Melbourne Aquarium will reveal the results of a five-month, $8 million refurbishment and opened its doors to the public as the all-new SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium. The revitalised attraction will feature 12 new amazing zones of discovery, including interactive animal encounters and […]

Melbourne Wins Environment Award

Melbourne wins global sustainability award The City of Melbourne has triumphed over New York and Berlin in worldwide contest for creating sustainability programs after the city’s submission won top honours for efforts in retrofitting older buildings to become much more environmentally friendly. The CBD council was this week awarded the C40 & Siemens City Climate […]

Labor Breaks Media Blackout

The Australian Labor Party is using a technicality of the media blackout by advertising extensively on Facebook. Online advertising is outside the boundaries of the traditional electronic media blackout The advert below can be seen on many pages. The advert then links to the Australian Labor Facebook page. It should be pointed out that we […]