The Family Market

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Cairns - 4th August 2017

Townsville - 11th August 2017

QLD 4870

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The family market is a valuable yet often underestimated source of business. In Australia parents influence 85% of all buying decisions, making this a hugely important market niche for businesses of all sizes. But if you don’t understand families, their buying needs and expectations, their sales triggers and their changing requirements as their children grow, it’s unlikely you will have success trying to sell them your products and services.

In this two hour workshop, Bree James, Founder of PakMag, Australia’s most successful regional family magazine, will share what she has learned from 10 years helping businesses to strategically market their businesses to families. The topics covered in this information rich workshop will include:

  • A crash course in what families need and expect from the businesses they buy from.

  • Where most businesses go wrong when they try to grow their share of the family market.

  • Making sure you have the right products and services to sell.

  • Getting your message right for the family market.

  • Communicating effectively with families.

  • Building long lasting loyalty.

  • Developing a simple strategy to increase your share of the family market.

When you leave this workshop you will be equipped with the knowledge to start building your share of the family market in a smart, strategic and cost effective way.


This year marks Bree's twentieth as a small business owner. In that time she could best be described as a serial entrepreneur, finding opportunities and developing businesses to meet a market need. This led to be Bree becoming a custom publisher of niche magazines.

Bree’s main hero publication is “PakMag”, a magazine targeted at the family market. PakMag is published in Cairns, Townsville and Mackay as well as a national digital edition. 2017 marks the tenth year that PakMag has been running and in that time, over 2.5 million magazines have been printed.

As well as providing monthly advice for over 100,000 readers, PakMag has developed a strong social media presence, connecting with readers across a range of platforms. Add to this the regular events, incredible contributions to the community, work with thousands of businesses and much more, it’s easy to see why Bree really is one of the leading Australian authorities on the family market.

Bree is also a successful professional speaker. She is engaging, extremely knowledgable and passionate about helping people to grow, both personally and professionally. Bree presents on a range of topics around Australia and internationally.

In 2017, her first book, Business Over Breakfast, will be launched.

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Cairns - 4th August 2017

Townsville - 11th August 2017

QLD 4870

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