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Why Leave Town Shop Local Podcast
12 minutes | Aug 8, 2018
Episode #11: A Welcoming Way to Encourage Local Shopping
Ashley Watt from Why Leave Town talks with Kristyn Akacich of Cloncurry Shire Council and Lorene Chandler of the Cloncurry Local Business Network about their welcome pack concept for new residents and how they are using this to encourage local shopping.
13 minutes | Aug 1, 2018
Episode #10: Secrets to a Successful Shop Local Gift Card Program
Ashley Watt from Why Leave Town talks about what he has learnt from operating shop local gift card programs across Australia, and what factors give the best chance for success.
19 minutes | Jul 18, 2018
Episode #9: Using local procurement to tackle both social and economic issues
Ashley Watt talks with Elaine Carbines from G21 about the GROW initiative, and how they identified an opportunity to boost the local economy through local procurement, and at the same time create jobs for locals.
22 minutes | Jul 4, 2018
Episode #8: How virtual tours can engage local shoppers
Ashley Watt from Why Leave Town talks to Marc Charette of Work Pics 360 about how any business can use 360 degree virtual tours to engage with prospective customers.
21 minutes | Jun 27, 2018
Episode #7: Creating a Customer Culture with Justin Herald
The customer is king, and no-one knows that better than one of Australia's most influential business personalities, Justin Herald. In this episode he talks with Ashley Watt about how this fits into encouraging local shopping.
20 minutes | Jun 20, 2018
Episode #6: Luring locals with an appetite
Ash Watt of Why Leave Town talks with Rhys Gard, a communications expert whose love of food sent him down the path of becoming a chef and multiple restaurant owner and operator. In this podcast he talks about how he has combined the two in order to engage the local market.
13 minutes | Jun 13, 2018
Episode #5: Using Facebook Live Videos to Promote Shopping Locally
Ashley Watt and Natasha Coffey from Why Leave Town talk about overcoming fears of doing live video in order to help promote your business to local shoppers.
11 minutes | Jun 5, 2018
Episode #4: Staying ahead of the game
In this podcast, Ashley Watt from Why Leave Town talks about the importance of staying in line with your customer's needs and wants, or better still staying ahead of customers in this regard.
10 minutes | May 7, 2018
Episode #3: Don't hide behind your business
In this podcast, Ashley Watt from Why leave Town talks about the importance of creating a personal brand when trying to encourage local shopping.
16 minutes | May 6, 2018
Episode #2: Building a shop local culture
In this podcast, Ashley Watt of Why Leave Town goes through his 9 steps of how to create a shop local culture.
13 minutes | May 2, 2018
Episode #1: Why Shop Local
A lot of businesses and communities promote shopping locally, but why should we? Ashley Watt from Why Leave Town talks about the many reasons why we should be encouraging people to shop local. For more resources on how to encourage people to shop locally, head to www.whyleavetown.com. Music courtesy of www.taketones.com.
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