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New Zealand fashion magazine Lucire’s Saudi Arabian edition a hit

Wellington, June 13 (JY&A Media) Lucire, the international fashion magazine started in New Zealand in 1997, is on to a hit in Saudi Arabia, where the publication finds itself in first and businesses classes on Saudia, the country’s national carrier, and in their lounges.
   A monthly, as it was originally in New Zealand in the mid-2000s, Lucire KSA is receiving positive reviews after completing eight issues since the end of 2018.
   Under publisher Aljawhara Al-Otaishan and editor Qurratulain (Annie) Wahab, Lucire KSA balances its international content with locally sourced items, and has interviewed some of the region’s leading fashion and beauty industry players.
   A substantial amount of readers take in Lucire KSA each month in the Middle East, with a very captive audience. The numbers of travellers are certified by IATA and those flying in first and business class are generally in a happier, less stressed mindframe.
   ‘We’ve established a winning formula with the team across the Middle East,’ says Jack Yan, Lucire’s founder.
   ‘Thanks to them I feel confident that New Zealand and Australian advertisers who want to reach a captive, positive audience in the GCC now have a New Zealand lifestyle magazine they can book in.’
   Mr Yan says Lucire KSA offers highly competitive advertising prices for the GCC region.
   The layouts are done in New Zealand and the magazines are printed in Riyadh.
   Nancy Hany of Kingfisher Consultancy officially represents the magazine’s advertising in the GCC, but Lucire’s Wellington office welcomes enquiries from New Zealand and Australia.
Click here to download image of Lucire cover
Lucire KSA cover, June 2019
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About Lucire
Lucire, the global fashion magazine (www.lucire.com), started on the web in 1997. In 2003, Lucire became the first fashion industry partner of UN Environment (www.unep.org). In October 2004, it became the first magazine in its sector to extend its brand into a print magazine. By May 2005, it became the first web magazine to spawn international print editions. It is headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand.
Notes to editors
Lucire is a registered trade mark of Jack Yan & Associates and subject to protection in certain jurisdictions. All other trade marks are the properties of their respective owners and are only used in a descriptive fashion without any intention to infringe.
Jack Yan, Publisher
T 64 4 387-3213
E jack.yan@jyanet.com

June 12, 2019   No Comments

Zuru's Kiwi entrepreneur Nick Mowbray misses out in Monaco

Monaco, June 10 (JY&A Media) Nick Mowbray of Zuru has been in Monte Carlo for the last week competing for the title of World Entrepreneur of the Year and it’s most certainly a very long way from where he started out over a decade ago, when he, his brother and their sister booked themselves a one-way ticket to China and set themselves up in the toy business.
   ‘We had no knowledge, we didn’t know what we were doing, we didn’t speak the language, we were very quickly involved in multiple lawsuits that we couldn’t settle, we had no money and we were literally living on a couple of dollars a day, so to be here just 15 years later is pretty incredible,’ Mowbray said from the balcony of the five-star Hermitage Hotel in Monaco.
   In the opulent surroundings of the Opéra Garnier, inside Monte Carlo’s famed Casino, he was inducted into the World Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. But it’s the overall title that Nick was after, and he was very focused on giving it his best shot and according to Darren White, the EY New Zealand Entrepreneur of the Year Award Director, he’s had a pretty good shot at it.
   ‘I’ve been involved with the programme for a few years now and Nick is the most focused winner we’ve ever brought to Monaco. He wants this and I am not alone in thinking he could take it out,’ said White.
   He was though up against some very stiff opposition. Entrepreneurs from 47 countries are competing and their combined statistics are impressive. Combined revenues of over US$44 billion, average growth over the past three years of 84 per cent and employees in excess of 159,000. Joining him on the red carpet, his girlfriend Jaimee and his father Harry, in whose Tokoroa barn the genesis of Zuru was formed, when, with his brother and sister, they constructed their first toy. This is without doubt the biggest coming together of entrepreneurs on the planet but for all the handshakes and smiles, make no mistake this is a competition, and it’s one that Nick Mowbray wanted to win as he told us before going into his judging session.
   ‘I’m not coming here to make up the numbers, I’m definitely coming here to try and win. I think our journey and what we’ve done is very different to most and where we are going is also very different to most, so I’d like to think we have a good chance.’
   In the end the title of EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 went to Brad Keywell from the USA, a serial entrepreneur whose work in data science helped his company, Uptake Technologies, become the fastest start-up to reach a US$2 billion valuation.
   But holding his head high on the world stage and competing against the very best in the world is surely a win for this 34-year-old young Kiwi whose entrepreneurial journey is only just beginning.
This release, with download links, can be found at http://jyanet.com/info/2019/06/zuru-toys-kiwi-entrepreneur-nick-mowbray-misses-out-in-monaco/.

Nick Mowbray with his girlfriend Jaimee
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Nick Mowbray with his girlfriend Jaimee, and his father Harry
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Nick Mowbray after being presented with a citation from New Zealand Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern by Darren White of EY
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A video can be embedded from https://dai.ly/x7aopny.
Nigel Godfrey
Eureka Productions Ltd.
T 64 21 630-443
E [email protected]

June 10, 2019   No Comments