Avoiding unprofessional, uninteresting and unattended media conferences

We saw Malaysia Airlines stage a media conference for MH370 and more recently Maria Sharapova front the media to explain her testing positive to a banned substance, but what is a media conference and why hold a media conference?

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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

Gyradiko brings traditional gyros to Brisbane

Proud to announce we're working with one of Brisbane's newest venues.

Genuine Greek food is at the heart of this story. Following on from the success of Gyradiko Sydney, Brisbane food seekers are already flocking to Gyradiko Brisbane on James St to get their gyros fix. We're working with influential foodies across digital and traditional media to give this place the exposure it deserves. 

Follow Gyradiko Brisbane at www.facebook.com.au/GyradikoBrisbane

Media launch for Australia's favourite mowerman

As far as good stories go, you can't beat Claude Harvey.

Claude is a 70-year-old grandfather on a mission to help child protection advocate Bravehearts stop child sexual assault.

For the past 10 years he has pushed his custom designed coin-collecting Victa all around Australia to fundraise money for the protection of Aussie kids. He's raised more than $750,000 to date. 

Our work with Bravehearts generated buzz for Claude on the back of his latest mowerthon from the Gold Coast to Sydney, a 1000km feat expected to take 105 days.

Here's what he had to say on Channel 7's Sunrise on the morning of the launch at Point Danger Lookout, Tweed Heads. 

Claude Harvey talk to Channel 7's Sunrise

Special thanks also to Nine News Gold Coast, News Ltd's Gold Coast Sun, APN's Tweed Daily News and ABC North Coast for making it down to the launch. 

It was hard to pass up the opportunity to check out Snapper Rocks just around the corner from the launch. Great swell and shape, and Steph Gilmore was carving up - here's one of the snaps we got. Not long now until the Quiksilver Pro (Feb 27-Mar 11, 2015). 

It was hard to pass up the opportunity to check out Snapper Rocks just around the corner from the launch. Great swell and shape, and Steph Gilmore was carving up - here's one of the snaps we got. Not long now until the Quiksilver Pro (Feb 27-Mar 11, 2015).