As always, it has been a hectic month here at Ford Digital. We’ve had some amazing press coverage of events for clients and it’s only onwards and upwards from here!
The highlight of July for us was definitely Anise Wine Room’s 15th Anniversary event. It was such a pleasure to work with owner Thames Delaforce and to be part of celebrating a phenomenal milestone for an iconic Brisbane restaurant. The event was featured across 18 different media publications including both traditional media and local social media. It was fantastic to see The Sunday Mail including the event in their U on Sunday social pages!
Another moment of pride for us in July was the inclusion of Cobbler in a story for Fairfax Media publication, Executive Style. Featured in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and Brisbane Times, it was a deserved inclusion for the bar. Concrete Playground included Cobbler on their list of “Four Places to Try on International Daiquiri Day” it’s great to see the guys cocktail making skills getting a wrap, Cobbler is definitely more than a whisky bar.
As always it was a super busy month for e’cco bistro, starting with the introduction of new head chef Simon Palmer, this change for e’cco was featured in the July issue of Village News New Farm.
The Urban List Brisbane also included e’cco on a number of their must do lists which are always popular and fun to be part of! Sooo if you’re looking for one of Brisbane’s meals to eat before you die or the city’s best pork belly or if dessert is more your thing then head to e’cco!
With July done and dusted, we can’t wait for another busy month and August is going to be crazier than ever! Stay tuned!
We are super excited to welcome 12 Round Fitness into the Ford Digital Flock!
12 Round are a cross between boxing and cross fit! With locations in Toowong and Milton and a third coming very soon…so stay tuned!
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Train like an athlete! Check out 12 Round!
We are pleased to announce our partnership with new client XCAT Racing.
XCAT (short for Extreme Catamaran) is one of the most challenging and extreme powerboat series in the world with the largest international contingent and greatest number of teams competing at spectacular locations across the globe.
Round 4 of the XCAT Powerboat World Series is being held on the Gold Coast from August 21-23. GC Mayor Tom Tate says it’s a coup for the city to be holding such as event!
XCAT racing is motorsports on water and the Broadwater provides the perfect background for some awesome racing. Doug Jennings Park at The Spit will be home to the innovative and exciting ‘XCAT Central’ comprising a Food Bazaar, VIP Experience, Entertainment Quarter, Kids Zone and Pit Area.
We’re excited to be working with this prestigious and international brand of powerboat racing. Check out the hype reel launched today!
Stay tuned for new details on this high octane event!
We are excited to be working with what is sure to be Brisbane’s newest fave café – Morning After Espresso & Eats in West End.
Open for the three most important meals of the day, breakfast, brunch and lunch, they will be serving 5 Senses and Uncle Joes coffee 7am to 4pm daily.
More news coming soon, stay tuned!
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We are thrilled to be working with Brisbane institution Anise Wine Room. This amazing 22 seater has been a New Farm (and Brisbane!) favourite for 15 years now.
To help celebrate this huge milestone event for Anise in Brisbane they will be hosting a very special seven course winter truffle degustation featuring vintage Krug and wines on Wednesday 22nd of July. To get tickets to this limited ticket event please click here.
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It’s been a incredibly busy first six months of 2015 for Ford Digital Agency. From Kettle and Tin in Paddington to Cobbler in West End we’ve been sprinkling our PR magic across Brisbane.
We started off 2015 bringing in the New Year at Sway Bar in Fortitude Valley, with a Mix It Up feature in Gold Coast, Brisbane and Beyond magazine. Sway Bar’s industrial, glam atmosphere has been proving popular with the locals.
Cobbler Bar in West End has had a stellar start to 2015. They were also featured in Gold Coast, Brisbane and Beyond. The peak for the year though has definitely been for owner/operator Martin Lange, who was featured on the front cover of Brisbane News magazine as part of a whisky story. We know that it’s only up from here for Cobbler and we can’t wait to share their successes for the second half of the year.
e’cco bistro has also had a super exciting start to 2015, with features in Indulge magazine, the Courier Mail and Gourmet Traveller, the press coverage for this Brisbane favourite has been fantastic. Respected Australian newspaper, the Australian Financial Review included e’cco in it’s top 500 restaurants in Australia; a deserved inclusion for owners Philip Johnson and Mary Randles, who are celebrating the restaurant’s 20th year in 2015. Johnson was recently presented with the Vittoria Coffee Legend Award at this month’s Good Food Awards. e’cco has also welcomed new head chef Simon Palmer who has just launched a brand new menu, providing a new direction for the restaurant. Exciting times indeed at e’cco who are on the up and up.
One of our personal favourites so far this year has been the Kettle and Tin Chili Cook Off. It’s always a great event but this year it was bigger and better than ever! The event garnered an amazing response from media featuring 36 times in 15 different publications over 6 weeks. We were thrilled to see the 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off getting the hype it deserves. Anise took out the coveted title of Chili Master with Super Whatnot voted people’s choice.
We have also been incredibly lucky to have been working with the Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation on their Big Plates for Little Mates charity lunch here in Brisbane at Matt Moran’s Aria restaurant. We are so proud that the event raised over $250 000 to help children with cancer. Our engagement with the charity saw us secure coverage around Australia, across multiple mediums including print, radio and TV. Some of the highlights included spots on Triple M, Nova, HIT 105, Weekend Sunrise and Nine News. It was fantastic to see such a worthwhile cause attracting so much attention within the media.
Looking forward to another huge six months here at Ford Digital.
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We are so pleased and thrilled to be working with the Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation on their upcoming Big Plates 4 Little Mates charity lunch happening at Matt Moran’s Aria Brisbane restaurant.
This not-for-profit organisation raises much needed funds for children with cancer. More news coming very soon, but please visit and like their Facebook page Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation to show your support and keep up to date with the upcoming event – it’s going to be seriously amazing! Stay tuned for more information on this upcoming event.
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We were super excited to once again be involved in our client Kettle & Tin’s 3rd annual chili cook off. Some of Brisbane’s best venues competed in the event, with Anise taking out the coveted title of Brisbane’s best chili, whilst Super Whatnot was voted people’s choice for 2015. Other fantastic competitors on the day included Pablo, Cove Bar & Dining , Statler & Waldorf, Fiamme Trattoria.
Also featured as part of the day was Sailor Jerry Australia, CAPI Sparkling, Newstead Brewing, Green Beacon, Burleigh Brewing, Brewhouse, Batlow, Rocks Brewing and Stone & Wood.
The event garnered an amazing response from media with it being featured 36 times in 15 different publications over 6 weeks. It was also a hit with local food bloggers. The cook off was ‘grammed’ 49 times, with those posts being liked a massive 5,088 times.
We can’t wait to be involved again next year!
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Brewsvegas 2015 was once again an incredibly popular event in the river city.
The week long celebration of Brisbane’s burgeoning craft beer culture played host to thousands of people across some of the city’s most loved venues.
The Kettle and Tin 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off, one of festivals most popular events, saw thousands of people come out to try chilli cooked by some of Brisbane’s top chefs!
Brisbane dining institution, Anise, took out the coveted title of Brisbane’s chili.
Thanks to Plate Up TV Channel for the film and production!
Friday night knockoffs in the valley just got even better – Sway Cocktail Bar & Lounge will be tantalising your taste buds this month when they launch ‘Bubbledogs’!
Head to Sway Cocktail Bar & Lounge for the launch this Friday night and sink your teeth into some gourmet hot dogs whilst sipping on some delicious bubbles from the bar.
Two packages are available – Plain Hot dog & glass of Chandon, $15 or Gourmet Hot Dog & glass of Chandon, $20. Bubbledogs kicks off from 5pm every Friday until 8pm. The perfect kickstart to your weekend!
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