Ever heard a German use the word Gemütlichkeit?

There is no direct English translation, but step inside the Main Tent at Oktoberfest Brisbane for five minutes and you'll get a pretty good feel for the warmth and positive cheer that this word encapsulates.

Thanks to the fantastic media support for Oktoberfest Brisbane again this year, around 40,000 culture-seekers will continue to come to this festival annually to experience the Gemütlichkeit for themselves!

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City of Gold Coast awards Transit Australia Group city's first bike-share partnership

The Surfers Paradise foreshore was the perfect backdrop to announce that Transit Australia Group (TAG) would become the City of Gold Coast's first bike-share partner. 

Transit Australia Group awarded City of Gold Coast's first bike-share partnership at a media conference this morning. 

Transit Australia Group awarded City of Gold Coast's first bike-share partnership at a media conference this morning. 

Partnering with international bike-share platform Mobike and social enterprise Good Cycles, TAG chief executive Michael McGee says the Gold Coast’s model will change the perception around bike-sharing in Australia.

“While bike sharing is in its infancy in Australia, we are excited to showcase how our unique approach can enhance mobility with digital disruption while supporting positive social outcomes for the community through a social enterprise model," he said. 

Read the full story here.  

City of Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate trials bike-share, with (L-R) Mobike's Chris Martin, TAG's Michael McGee and Good Cycles Jaison Hoernel

City of Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate trials bike-share, with (L-R) Mobike's Chris Martin, TAG's Michael McGee and Good Cycles Jaison Hoernel

ABC Brisbane previews the Cootha Classic

A 100 cars descended on Brisbane's Mount Coot-tha ahead of Saturday's much anticipated Cootha Classic motorsport festival, ABC Brisban's resident rev-head Lachlan Mackintosh caught up with event director James Payne and driver Ian Bone to get the run down on what the event was all about. Have a listen. 

Bigfish creative studio hosts Japanese game show for charity

Sheldon Lieberman says the reputation of his creative studio Bigfish could “reach the point of nori-turn” when it broadcasts a Japanese game show online this Friday to raise money for its chosen charity at this year’s Bridge to Brisbane.

The agency’s eccentric founder and game show master will play host as teams ‘Venom’ and ‘Nightriders’ create unsightly scenes involving J-pop karaoke, wasabi roulette and treadmills, leaving dignity aside to captivate online viewers all in the name of charity.

It will be the fifth year Bigfish has entered the Bridge to Brisbane as ‘Run Bigfish Run’, which Lieberman says has generated more than $50,000 for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Australia.

“I lost my daughter Michi,” he explains, “so it’s very personal. SMA desperately need awareness and funds – it’s the biggest killer of babies aged under two and has zero government funding.”

“With the proceeds from last year’s event we were able to fund a machine that helps children with the disease to breathe.”

“Each year we try to create a new way to raise money. Usually we run on a treadmill for an entire week, but this time we’ll have two, and it’s going to be a day of chaos.”

Bigfish are again looking to finish in the top 5 teams at the Bridge to Brisbane, and to take out the annual Brisbane Advertising and Design Club (BADC) Charity Challenge in which top Brisbane advertising and design agencies look to flex their creative muscle for a good cause

Check out the story in the Courier-Mail

Proud to support this campaign which raised almost $15,000. 

BG Consulting welcomes new client as Cootha Classic returns to Mt Coot-tha as Brisbane's Festival of Motorsport

Brisbane's entertainment calendar is set to ignite later year with the announcement one of Queensland's most historic motorsport events is being revived in September. 

BG Consulting is delighted to team up with the guys at AusGarage and TPR Media to deliver the PR and communications program for the 2015 Cootha Classic - Brisbane's Festival of Motorsport. 

The event will see over 100 of the country's rarest and most expensive premium and classic vehicles ignite the city's famous mountain and will also ensure plenty of action off the track with boutique food and drink stalls, interactive displays, live entertainment and fireworks. The race will also be streamed live online. 

Following the initial media announcement of the return of the Cootha Classic, BG Consulting's dedicated PR program delivered 42 news mentions across broadcast, print and online reaching more than 5 million people. 

Cootha Classic event director James Payne with V8 supercar driver and event ambassador Warren Luff at the Cootha Classic launch. March 18, 2015. (Photo: Scott Nelson, TPR Media). 

Cootha Classic event director James Payne with V8 supercar driver and event ambassador Warren Luff at the Cootha Classic launch. March 18, 2015. (Photo: Scott Nelson, TPR Media). 

The festival will coincide with Father's Day weekend and the opening day of Brisbane Festival. If you're interested in event sponsorship, exhibiting at the event or entering into one of the race categories, visit the Cootha Classic website