My clients are an amazing group of people passionate about what they do. It’s an honour to be part of these ‘teams’ – Boarding Schools Expo, Narromine Shire Council, Dubbo Regional Council’s Regional Platters program, Bland Shire Council’s soundtrails project, Farmer Brown’s Pastured Eggs, Vanguard Business Services and Go Get ‘Em, AllAbilitiesDanz, Laidly White Plumbing, Secure Impact, Western Plains Cultural Centre’s CASP project, and more recently Cobar Shire Council’s Grey Mardi Gras (a big party in the Outback on 12-15 April 2019).

Two stand-outs

Boarding Schools Expo delivered a 14th year of events across New South Wales this year at four expos – bringing boarding schools together under one roof so rural and regional families can access the information they need on education. That’s a lot of history and experience in this sector, and there have been so many wonderful stories I’ve had the pleasure of sharing in blogs, videos and social media posts.

Farmer Brown’s Pastured Eggs have grown along with their marketing this year, with not only a consistent and creative presence online (produced by an incredible family of creatives and producers), but the development of new markets. They’ve also had some great publicity in NRMA Open Road and the Daily Telegraph – all underpinned by their great backstory and social presence. It’s been a great story to be part of.

The year of video

Video has been the medium of the year for me this year – with nearly 20 videos shot and produced since the start of the year – including an interview with all-round good guy and Narromine boy, Glenn McGrath! Video story-telling has been on the agenda for many of my clients. Tracy Hanna has loved the process so much for AllAbilitiesDanz, we’ve created four videos over the past three months showcasing the different groups she works with…and she has plans for more in 2019.

It’s been an incredible year for digital story-telling, with several workshops and soundtrails developed and delivered throughout the year using the global self-guided tour app, izi.Travel. Over summer, check out the app or browser version of izi.Travel and look for tours around Dubbo, West Wyalong, Wyalong, Ungarie, and Weethalle.

More to come

On a personal note, the highlights of my year have probably been securing an artist residency in Iceland for 2019, the handover of author, Miles Franklin’s last diary to the State Library of NSW, and my daughter finishing school.

I’m now looking forward to seeing what challenges 2019 throws my way!

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