With the aim of bringing her clients and their audiences closer together, KIM V. GOLDSMITH utilises nearly three decades of networking, training and implementation to deliver tailored, practical communications solutions across a broad range of traditional and digital media channels.
Kim specialises in marketing communications strategy, implementation and training, with an intimate knowledge of rural and regional Australia developed over the past 30 years. Regionally-based, Kim understands the issues, the people, and most importantly, how communication strategies need to be tailored to suit regional Australia.
Bringing together her small business experience, communications skill set, networks and knowledge of regional economies, Kim also offers an effective project management service.
Raised on large working property north-west of Coonamble, NSW, Kim studied agriculture and journalism in the late 1980s and early 1990s, before joining ABC Radio as a Rural Reporter at the ABC Western Plains studios in Dubbo, in 1992.
She founded her communications consulting business in 1996 after seeing a need to help people tell their stories more effectively. Since then, Kim has worked with individuals and organisations in the rural and natural resource sectors, regional development and regional arts, principally in media relations, event management, marketing communications, client communications, community relations (including facilitation), strategic communications planning and more recently in digital marketing strategy and content development (web and social media).
TRAINING has been a significant part of Kim’s business during this time, sharing her skills and knowledge in the
area of media relations and communications. She has also worked as a business communications and marketing teacher at TAFE Western and Western College.
Kim has also been a farmer, producing prime lambs and winter cereals with her family, on their property 60km north-west of Dubbo until 2007. In 2004/05, during the drought of that period, she took a position as part-time project/publicity officer with the regional arts board, Orana Arts. After her resignation from the organisation, she spent a term on the board as a community representative for Gilgandra Shire.
In 2002, Kim picked up a paintbrush after a long hiatus and went on to establish a regional artist collective (Fresh Arts Inc.), an online visual arts business (Where is the Art) and a practice as an exhibiting artist with five solo shows and more than 20 groups exhibitions behind her. Today, her practice utilises a very broad range of mediums, but is principally based on digital media and sensory experiences through constructed installations.
She held the position of Chair of the Western Plains Cultural Centre Advisory Board until August 2014, on which she was also the marketing representative for about five years. In 2014, Kim became the producer of the Dubbo Filmmakers Group‘s first short feature film, Kandy, debuting at the 2014 One Eye Film Festival.
Kim has written regularly for weekly regional news magazine, Dubbo Weekender, and was the editor and key contributor of monthly visual arts blog, Q&Art for two and a half years, until the end of 2013. Where is the Art/Q&Art is no longer online.