A NEW social media website billed as the thinking woman’s Facebook will be launched across the nation tomorrow – and the Nambucca Guardian invites readers and advertisers to see what all the fuss is about.
Called ConnectPink, the new site is an online community tailored for women in regional Australia.
Fairfax Regional Media, publisher of the Guardian, has set up connectpink.com.au – which is much more than just a vehicle to chat and share photos.
Publisher Allan Browne said the time was ripe for a social media site that focused specifically on women.
“Women have always been connectors and networkers, creators of villages and builders of communities,” Mr Browne said.
“That is why they have embraced social media more so than men – it allows them to do what they’ve done forever, only now it is in the digital space.”
ConnectPink content director Angela Carey said the site was not intended to compete with Facebook or Twitter.
“ConnectPink provides a more personal alternative, a place where women can connect, chat, shop, swap, share and more in an environment that is safe and gives them a real sense of belonging to a community that is theirs.”
Four million women live outside Australia’s metropolitan cities and are served by more than 1.2 million local
ConnectPink will be a forum for women and a boon for Valley businesses – especially those who would love to have an online presence but are unsure how to go about it, or simply don’t have the time or resources to set up their own website.
ConnectPink makes it easy for these
businesses, and the Guardian will shortly run a personal presentation in the Valley to explain how local firms can take advantage of this new service.
Businesses who want to find out more about ConnectPink now can contact the Guardian’s Bekki Unwin on 6568-7555.
ConnectPink is partnering with the McGrath Foundation - and people who join the network will have the chance to donate to the charity and be in the running to win a luxurious getaway to Hong Kong.
Every new ConnectPink member who makes a donation to the McGrath Foundation will go into the draw to win five nights’ accommodation at the luxurious Langham Hong Kong in Kowloon.
The prize includes airfares and a sumptuous champagne afternoon tea in one of the hotel’s renowned eateries.
The McGrath Foundation will use all funds raised to support the placement of breast care nurses into regional and remote parts of Australia, as well as to raise
awareness among young women of the importance of breast care.
Entry to the ‘Girls’ Flight Out’ competition is open to all ConnectPink members who make a donation to the McGrath Foundation between tomorrow and July 15. Full terms and conditions are available at connectpink.com.au.
* ConnectPink will be officially launched tomorrow by Governor General Quentin Bryce in Canberra. To be a part of this new online community for women in regional Australia, head to connectpink.com.au.