Two hours to the south, Australia's highest mountain range provide slopes for ski enthusiasts; while two hours to the east, locals and visitors may bask in the sun shining on miles and miles of untainted Pacific Coast beaches ("Where Is Canberra?" 2008).
Either direction you decide to go in life, why not make a point to slow down and to explore and consider Canberra as the place for the change you need in life. Sure beats speeding down the wrong way.
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Fact to Factor
The following "Fast Fact," could be included in each component of campaign, contingent on client's approval.
Cost of living
Whether you are buying a house, parking the car or sipping a coffee, you'll find it's cheaper in Canberra. Here's how some of the costs stack up, in $AUD:
All day parking in the city: $5.00 - $7.50
Movie ticket: $15.50
Bus ticket: $3.00 (weekly Faresaver $22.00)
Entry to Australian War Memorial, National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of Australia, Canberra Glassworks: Free
Pool admission: $4.50
Entry to National Zoo and Aquarium: Adults - $23.50, Children 0-3 - Gold coins, Children 4-15 - $12.50
Floriade entry: Free
Median weekly rent: $343 per week
Median house price: $403,000
Someone once said, 'Canberra is just full of hot air' - and it is! Watching our colourful balloons dancing across Lake Burley Griffin in autumn truly is one of life's magic moments. And speaking of autumn, Canberra is one of the few places in Australia where you really can enjoy four distinct seasons with buckets of sunshine all year round.
You can expect warm to hot summers, clear, crisp winters, spectacular springs and balmy colourful autumns. Fact: Canberra enjoys more hours of sunshine than Sydney or the Gold Coast.
Average maximum temperatures
Summer (December-February) - 27 degrees
Autumn (March-May) - 20 degrees
Winter (June-August) - 12 degrees
Spring (September-November) - 19 degrees
ACT school holidays
In Australia, the school year begins in late January/early February, with short breaks in April, July and September. The school year finishes just before Christmas, with the long school holidays over the Australian summer in December and January.
This proposition satisfies the client brief and the Return on Investment R.O.I. test, as this proposition invested a myriad of research, creative energy and development to produce this Stop...Go...Stay...campaign.
As the following formula for literal investments in the financial realm notes, the gain the client will receive from the initial investment, after the cost of investment is subtracted, will outweigh the amount invested. http://i.investopedia.com/inv/dictionary/terms/ROIb.gif (Return on Investment - ROI 2008)
To completely satisfy the client, however, this copywriter would have to better heed the message of the introductory quote:
If an American child misbehaves, his mother says 'be good'(which implies he's being bad).
The French mother corrects the child with, 'Be wise.'
The Scandinavian mother says, 'Be friendly.'
The German mother says, 'Be in line.'
But the Hopi Indian mother says, 'That is not the Hopi way' (Raphel 2008)."
To do this, the copywriter would have to invest time with the client, one on one, and learn more, particularly the audience to be targeted for this campaign.
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