Podiatry group strengthens market footing

On Monday’s, My FootDr chief executive Darren Stewart and chief business development officer Greg Dower are nowhere to be seen at the company’s head office in Windsor, Brisbane.

Instead, the trailblazing duo who co-founded Australia’s largest network of podiatry centres are at their Camp Hill clinic treating patients as they have done for the past 13 years.

It is a commitment Mr Stewart says is not only rewarding, but also important in remaining grounded and appreciating the challenges and opportunities the podiatry industry faces.

“At the core of our business success is the fact that it is run by practitioners,” he said.

“Every decision is aimed at enhancing clinical outcomes with more effective treatments and improved patient care.”

This month the company celebrates its milestone 50th clinic, firming up its position as industry leader with a presence in every state.

A key focus throughout the company’s growth has been on enhancing the profile and professionalism of the industry.

“Consolidation has been important to us – one organisation that can establish high standards and a loud voice to drive awareness that healthy feet contribute to a better quality of life,” Mr Stewart said.

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A detailed corporate profile was developed to lift the media visibility of My FootDr and its executive leadership team.

The story appeared across leading publications including the Courier-Mail - Business (view story here) and the Australian Financial Review (view story here). 

Here's cheers to three years!

It started in 2014 when AusGarage invited me to help revive the iconic Cootha Classic motorsport festival. This was a brilliant event which set the tempo for what has been an incredible three years this month.

I continue to work alongside people who are passionate about what they do. Often this means becoming an expert on their business, which is why I love supporting the guys at Oktoberfest Brisbane.

Here’s cheers to three years!

Special thanks to Scott Eather for the art. (And jazzyfrenchy - bensound.com for the free music).

Inaugural 'Oktoberpole' spectacle sparks media interest

Plenty of excitement surrounded the arrival of nine burly Bavarian blokes in Brisbane to introduce a traditional German ceremony marking the start of Oktoberfest Brisbane celebrations. 

They were here to help raise Brisbane's inaugural 'Oktoberpole' - a 24-metre tall and 1100 kilogram timber pole - outside City Hall in a spectacular feat using only long sticks and the man power of up to 40 volunteers.

As Oktoberfest Brisbane's PR partner, we did our bit raising awareness for the event itself including media previews in the lead up and securing news crews on site to capture all the action. 

Some great TV, print and digital media coverage highlights including this story here in the Brisbane Times

Volunteers join Bavarian visitors to help raise Australia's first 'Oktoberpole' in Brisbane

Volunteers join Bavarian visitors to help raise Australia's first 'Oktoberpole' in Brisbane

'Little feet' a big focus of #FootHealthMonth

With research revealing 81 per cent of parents have never taken their child to visit a podiatrist, My FootDr and Balance Podiatry are this month urging parents to take 'big steps' for 'little feet' as part of national Foot Health Month. 

The PR-led campaign leverages the podiatrists' trusted position in the foot care market to educate parents about the importance of healthy feet in ensuring children grow up living an active and pain-free life. 

7 News amplifies healthy feet message as part of national Foot Health Month. 

7 News amplifies healthy feet message as part of national Foot Health Month. 

PR partner for Oktoberfest Brisbane 2017

BG Consulting is delighted to join the ever-growing Oktoberfest Brisbane team as the official PR partner for 2017. 

The consultancy supported the event in 2016 and will continue to enhance the profile of this magnificent celebration of German culture and tradition, while driving publicity around some exciting new additions to the festival line-up. 

This year the Bavarian Purity Law will be brought to life by challenging eight local breweries to craft true-to-style German beers as part of the inaugural Bavarian Brewing Competition. 

Brisbane will also witness the raising of Australia's first 'Oktoberpole', a localised celebration of the traditional German Maypole {Maibaum}, to officially launch Oktoberfest Brisbane festivities. 

These additions will add to the cultural significance of the event which this year will mark its mighty 10th installment at the Brisbane Showgrounds from Oktober 6-8 and 13-15. 

PR activities are underway as Jessica Skarratt from Channel 7's Great Day Out interviews Oktoberfest Brisbane directors Kim and Boris Zoulek. 

PR activities are underway as Jessica Skarratt from Channel 7's Great Day Out interviews Oktoberfest Brisbane directors Kim and Boris Zoulek. 

A fresh spin on caravanning drives Green RV into the spotlight

Perhaps 'green nomads' is a better way to describe the fresh wave of Aussies touring our nation in caravans.

Fittingly, 26-year-old Jack Green is at the helm of the trend as the CEO of one of Queensland's fastest growing caravan dealership groups. 

BG Consulting was engaged to help enhance the public profile of Green RV as they honed in on the growth market. 

Multiple state-wide media stories were generated including in the Courier-Mail - and Jack was even interviewed as part of the Courier-Mail's commentary around the State Budget

The enterprising father-son duo Jack and Carl Green of  Green RV  adorn the page-three 'Good Company' feature in the  Courier Mail 's monthly QBM magazine. 

The enterprising father-son duo Jack and Carl Green of Green RV adorn the page-three 'Good Company' feature in the Courier Mail's monthly QBM magazine. 

Nine News Brisbane profiles man driving in Cootha Classic car race

When an iconic motorsport race returns to Brisbane's Mount Coot-tha for the first time in five years, untold stories of Queensland's rich motorsport history are unearthed. Alan 'Hammer' Bloore is just one of them. Click to watch. 

ABC Open - The Skateboard Maker

Have you ever had the urge to chuck in your day job and just do the thing you love?
Well that is exactly what Palm Beach man Jimmy Kakanis did about two years ago when he took up skateboard making full time.

This is the intro to the ABC Open story about the man behind Cottage Skateboards. In a world of multi-platform 24-hour media, ABC Open illustrates the simple beauty of a good local yarn. 

Watch the video below or read the full story here