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LET’S HAVE A FREO CHRISTMAS IN JULY!

 

I bumped into Ruth and Nigel Goodman of Bitches Brew framers, printers and artspace in High Street, and Ruth came up with this great idea to get activity going and bring shoppers back into Fremantle.

She suggested we should do a Christmas in July, with street stalls selling hot chocolate, mulled wine, window displays, Father Christmas, etc. and I believe that should be supported by the City of Fremantle and Chamber of Commerce, who could coordinate and promote the event, maybe on a weekend, starting Friday night?

Let’s get out there and support our local traders, now that we are getting a semblance of normality back!

Roel Loopers

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STORM GREAT FOR INVIGORATING WALK

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, indian ocean, storm, Uncategorized, weather, western australia by freoview on May 25, 2020

 

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My favourite photo of the day of the wild Indian Ocean, plus some banner damage in Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

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FREE HELP TO KICKSTART FREO SMALL BUSINESSES

Posted in business, city of fremantle, hospitality, marketing, PR,, retail, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on May 20, 2020

 

The offer of FREE PR, copy writing and photography support to help kick start small Fremantle businesses has been embraced by quite a few traders and that is keeping Ingrid, Saffi and I busy, but we have not communicated well what it is about, so here it is:

THREE PROFESSIONAL CREATIVES HELP KICKSTART LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES

We are three Fremantle creatives who love Freo and have come together to provide a one-off service to local traders who have been affected by the Corona Virus restrictions and shutdowns.

If your small business is opening, re-opening or struggling to stay open, we’d like to give you a boost to let people know where you are and what you do.

SO WHO ARE WE?
Saffi Ali: Professional Photographer
http://www.facebook.com/saff.ali.7
0420 786 321

Ingrid Waltham: Advertising copywriter, online content writer and journalist. thewritingeditor@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/TheWritingEditor/?modal=admin_todo_tour
http://www.thewritingeditor.com.au

Roel Loopers: Professional photographer and Freo’s well-known and well-respected blogger. 
roelloopers48@gmail.com
http://www.freoview.wordpress.com

WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?
Any one or more of the following:
A complimentary photographic session (business premises and surrounds)
Tailored written content that you can use in advertising, social media or your website
Advice on ways to promote your business
Inclusion in Roel’s widespread blog, Freoview
Promotion of your business throughout our own networks and connections

This is a one-off service to small, local businesses in Fremantle and East Fremantle and is not intended to be part of an ongoing campaign, however we can provide further professional marketing services at negotiated rates if required.
This complimentary offer is available until 30 June 2020.

Call or email any one of us if we can help you!

Roel Loopers

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FREE MARKETING FOR FREMANTLE TRADERS

 

Highly experienced professional advertising copywriter and marketing expert Ingrid Waltham has joined photographers Saffi Ali and Roel Loopers by offering her services for FREE to help support Fremantle businesses who want to restart, now that the social distancing and isolation rules are slowly being relaxed.

Trader who wants to refresh or start a website or social media, or want to do an advertising campaign to promote their business, etc can contact us and we’ll pop in to do free professional photography and/or copywriting for you.

Together we have over 100 years of professional experience in the industries, so you will be in good hands with plenty of local knowledge to sell your brand.

You can check out Ingrid’s work on http://www.thewritingeditor.com.au and she can be contacted on 0411 237940 or email thewritingeditor@gmail.com

Saffi Ali can be contacetd with a PM to his Facebook page and you can contact me at roelloopers48@gmail.com

Please share this post widely in the community so that we can support as many businesses as possible in these very difficult time!

Stay safe and healthy, Freo!

Roel Loopers

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WHY NO PROMINENT WAY FINDING TO BATHERS BEACH?

Posted in bathers beach, beaches, city of fremantle, local government, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on March 5, 2020

 

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Why haven’t we got anything like this in Fremantle to point to the underutilised inner city Bathers Beach?

I suggested stenciling way finding signs to the beach two years ago and just noticed this one in Cottesloe.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE DINOSAURS A ROARING SUCCESS

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on February 19, 2020

 

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The huge dinosaurs that were all around Fremantle during the recent school holidays proved to be a huge success with families, with high visitors numbers recorded in the city.

The Fremantle Visitor Centre was kept busy, with their highest monthly door count month in the past three years with over 11,000 visitors. This is compared to just over 5400 in the same period in 2019.

The Dinosaur Trail maps flew out the door, with 10,000 maps picked up in within the first week of the promotion.

Fremantle Library also experienced a surge in visitors, with all of its LEGO Dino workshops booking out and a 39 per cent overall increase in patrons compared to January 2019.

Pedestrian counters in the city indicated a positive increase in foot traffic in the month of January compared to the same time last year.

Roel Loopers

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FREO BUTCHER CELEBRATES AUSTRALIA

Posted in australia, australia day, city of fremantle, food, Uncategorized by freoview on January 23, 2020

 

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When it comes to street level advertising Wray Avenue butcher Frank won’t be beaten, as he is showing again with putting many Australian flags on his advertising boards.

 

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE LOOKING FOR NEW VISITOR CENTRE IDEAS

Posted in city of fremantle, communication, local government, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on January 23, 2020

 

The City of Fremantle will undertake an Expression of Interest(EOI) for a new tourist Visitor Centre somewhere in the inner city. It is seeking ideas and concepts for the development and delivery of an innovative and world class visitor centre model for Fremantle, but this can only be at no additional cost to the city above the current operating levels.

It is interesting to note here that the City states the Visitor Centre needs to be in the inner city at street level, when I for one assumed a significant space for the Visitor Centre would have been allocated already in the new under construction Civic Centre at Kings Square, which to me seems the most logical and practical location for a Visitor Centre.

The City is hoping to achieve a world class Visitor Centre that will have a significantly improved servicing model, but ideally at less than or comparable with the current operating costs, because the City’s 10 year financial plan has no additional allocation over and above the current funding.

One thing Fremantle Council needs to prioritise with urgency is to maintain and repair one of our City’s most significant tourist destinations and historic site Arthur’s Head and the Roundhouse, that are in a state of disrepair and an absolute disgraceful eyesore.

Roel Loopers

 

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