As a new year looms, it’s always interesting to revisit the year just been. For Very Media, 2018 was full of highlights.
For starters, it was our first full calendar year of operation since launching Very Media towards the end of 2017.
A proactive 2018 was always our focus as a new player in the communications and marketing sector. Twelve months later, Melinda and I couldn’t be happier with what has unfolded and we’re so grateful for the support received along the way.
Writing for the Gold Coast
Our first major project for the year was for Destination Gold Coast, comprising a series of articles promoting the Gold Coast in the lead-up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
From interviewing pioneering members of the surfing community, former NRL greats -- that's ex-Gold Coast Titans captain Will Zillman in our main picture -- skydivers, zip-liners, business owners and inspirational young people, to scouring the rainforest in search of the feisty Lamington spiny blue crayfish, this project took Very to every part of the Gold Coast.
Once the Commonwealth Games were under way in April, the Very team again joined Destination Gold Coast down at the International Media Centre at Kurrawa. What an office!
Royalty, sporting stars, politicians, civic leaders and even the occasional cuddly marsupial were among those who dropped by.
Education across the city
These included compiling and editing Griffith’s annual magazine, covering the Australian Regional Universities conference at Southern Cross, and leading the content creation and media coordination for the Human Rainbow and Embracing Diversity campaigns for Study Gold Coast.
We have also enjoyed building our relationships with core clients. In March this year, Managing Partner Clayton Glenister and his team at MBA Lawyers engaged Very Media and the ensuing months have seen us promote the firm’s expertise in family law, body corporate law, business law and other legal areas. Thanks to everyone at MBA.
In September, Very's Editorial Director Michael Jacobson travelled to Tassie as a special guest at the Tamar Valley Writers Festival.
A month later, Very’s Managing Director Melinda Rogers was announced as a finalist in Business News Australia’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. It was a proud moment for our young company.
Similar satisfaction occurred in December when the work we did with Destination Gold Coast earlier in the year was part of a larger nomination for the 2018 Asia Pacific Gold Standard Awards announced in Hong Kong by Public Affairs Asia. The nomination was in the category of Country and Trade Promotion.
As you can see, so much has occurred during a busy year and again, many thanks to everyone who shared in our 2018. Here’s looking forward to an even more exciting 2019.
In closing, we wish everyone a “Very” Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Melinda and Michael.